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Hunting season opens

Oct. 3, 2016, 12:20 AM AST Comments

The government is focused on the management and enforcement of hunting while providing the necessary resources that will allow bonafide hunters to enjoy the sport and allow rural communities to enjoy the economic benefits arising from it.

Driver to pay $15,000 for drinking ‘a good bit’*

Aug. 22, 2016, 9:38 PM AST Comments

A $15,000 fine was yesterday imposed on a labourer who was found driving while four times over the legal alcohol limit. Suraj Borilal, 28, who appeared before the court on a similar charge months ago, also had his driver’s permit forfeited for two years. On Sunday, the labourer was stopped at

Birdsong practises as eviction looms

Aug. 22, 2016, 9:15 PM AST Comments

“Since nobody has called to evict us we are going to go ahead and prepare the youth academy for a gig next week,” Birdsong director Dennis Phillip said yesterday. The popular Tunapuna-based ensemble was due to be evicted from St Vincent and Connell Streets in Tunapuna on Sunday. The mus


Aug. 21, 2016, 11:5 PM AST Comments

By Kwame Laurence—Chef de mission of Trinidad and Tobago's Rio 2016 team, Dr Ian Hypolite, has described Keshorn Walcott as “outstanding”. Walcott bagged men's javelin bronze at the Joao Havelange Olympic Stadium, here in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday night, the 2012 gold med

'We're proud of Keshorn'

Aug. 21, 2016, 10:16 PM AST Comments

Keshorn Walcott's ­family could not be more proud of his bronze medal win in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday night. “He went out there and he did his best. His best wasn't the first place but we are extremely proud of him and he did well,” the javelin thrower's aunt, Anna-Lee Walcott

Ministry 'not doing enough to fight Zika'

Aug. 21, 2016, 9:57 PM AST Comments

MEMBER of Parliament for Couva North Ramona Ramdial has called the Zika virus an “epidemic” in the country, and criticised Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh for his handling of the mitigation of the virus. In a news release yesterday, Ramdial said regional borough corporations have

A crisis of confidence*

Aug. 21, 2016, 9:52 PM AST Comments

OPPOSITION Member of Parliament for Oropouche East Dr Roodal Moonilal has called on President Anthony Carmona to remove the chairman and commissioners of the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) following a High Court ruling on Friday that they acted illegally in the discharge of their duties d

Family calls for justice

Aug. 21, 2016, 9:46 PM AST Comments

CANDLES and flambeaux lined the streets of La Romaine on Saturday where nine-year-old Cyon Paul made his last steps before he was killed by gunfire the night before. The vigil began at dusk and continued throughout the night as little Cyon's wake was kept nearby at his family's house at Byron Stree

CARIRI, SCL receive praise from Gopee-Scoon

Aug. 11, 2016, 3:33 PM AST Comments

The Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) and SCL (Trinidad) Limited came in for high praise from Minister of Trade and Industry Paula Gopee-Scoon following a two-day tour of their facilities.

"Keep Wildlife Wild" camp a success

Aug. 11, 2016, 12:47 AM AST Comments

THREE screech owls, two opossums (manicou), two caimans and a snake were released into their natural habitat on Wednesday after being treated by the El Socorro Centre for Wildlife Conservation. The animals were set free much to the delight of children, a perfect end to a three day camp at the centre

Ganja cookies, shrooms reach T&T

Aug. 3, 2016, 1:59 PM AST Comments

THE tragic extent of Trinidad and Tobago's gun-related violence was disclosed Wednesday by head of the Organised Crime, Narcotics and Firearms Bureau ASP Vernly Gift who said that eight in every ten murders in 2015 and so far in 2016, were committed using a gun.