ATM thieves stole man's $63,000 life savings


A security officer in Tobago is currently warded a the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, after she accidentally shot herself in her leg.

According to police reports, at about 12.30p.m. on Friday, Alicia Bruce, of Signal Hill Tobago, was at the Easter Credit Union Building along Bon Accord, when her weapon discharged.

At the time, she was supervising maintenance works bring carried out on the ATM machine.

The wounded woman was rushed to the Scarborough General Hospital, where she was treated. However, due to the seriousness of the injury she was eventually transferred to the Mt Hope Hospital.

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Bruce, police said, was employed with Quality Security Company.

A 9mm pistol and 14 rounds of ammunition were seized at the scene by police.


THE Government has backed down and completely deleted the controversial Clause 7 amendment to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Finance Minister Colm Imbert said in the Senate on Monday night this was done based on the arguments put forward by Independent Senator Sophia Chote SC.

A YELLOW weather alert remains in effect for Trinidad and Tobago. Both the T&T Meteorological Service and Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) yesterday issued a yellow alert — meaning moderate risk to public safety, livelihoods and property.

The Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT) says it is pleased that the Government was responsive to overwhelming public opinion and decided to retreat from its proposed amendments to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).