Monthly Archive for November, 2007

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Crime …. Scalping suspect surrenders…

ViolenceGirl, 12, critical after rape
A 12-year-old schoolgirl is fighting for her life at the San Fernando General Hospital after she was allegedly tied up and sexually assaulted by two masked men at her Rio Claro home yesterday morning. Police report the men also stuffed a melongene into her body and left her for dead.

Genes and licks linked to murders
Psychologists weigh in on growing violence

“He is most likely not a psychopath, based on the initial report. This is a crime of passion. It is situational. It is not a personality characteristic,” said psychologist Courtney Boxill.
“A psychopath is somebody who commits heinous crimes and his conscience does not bother him, and further more he does not care about the punishment that he may face in the future.”

Santa Cruz Murder
Rural haven becomes deathbed

Scalping suspect surrenders
A man who allegedly chopped and scalped the boyfriend of his former common law wife surrendered to the police at the St Clair office of attorney Jagdeo Singh last night.
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Crime fight calls for swift, deadly justice

By Raffique Shah
November 11th 2007

Patrick ManningNow that Patrick Manning and the PNM have convincingly won the 2007 general elections, the Prime Minister and his Cabinet colleagues need to lace their work boots, adjust their coveralls, and get back to work without even a pause for refreshment or celebration. There is no honeymoon after a third marriage. Manning must have sensed a PNM victory well before elections day-as sober observers did-those who were not carried away by highly inflated crowd numbers, especially the paid-for versions. So now, as George Chambers said after his 1981 victory: fete done, it’s back to work.
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Divali Celebrations in Patna Village, Diego Martin Reporters
Event Date: November 10, 2007
Posted: November 12, 2007

The Divali celebrations ended in spectacular fashion across the country as lighted deyas lit up many communities across Trinidad and Tobago. This Hindu festival which honors the Hindu Goddess Mother Lashkmi (Goddess of wealth and prosperity) has become a major attraction for many people. There are several stories within Hindu scriptures that relate to this festival. One involves the return home of Lord Rama to Ayodha after fourteen years in exile. Upon his arrival, the overjoyed people of the village lit rows of lights as they greeted him in joy and happiness.
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Manning Eliminating the Rowley Threat

Patrick ManningRumour has it that Prime Minister Patrick Manning has eliminated from his Cabinet all members who had once supported Dr. Keith Rowley for leadership of the PNM.

Rumour has it that Manning was in favor of the corruption charges against Rowley sticking, thereby allowing a convincing reason to get rid of him, while ensuring that he is no leadership threat in the future. Although the charges did not stick, Manning would be looking for other ways to achieve his goal. Meanwhile, Manning is eliminating Rowley’s former and current supporters.
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Swearing-in Ceremony of Government Ministers

Newly Appointed Government Ministers
Prime Minister Patrick Manning appointed 31 members to his government team yesterday, November 08th, 2007, at the President’s House
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Manning Officializes in Princely Style Reporters
November 8, 2007

Patrick Manning received a majestic welcome from thousands of PNM supporters who ventured to Woodford Square to witness the first ever public swearing-in of a Prime Minister. This historic occasion took place on Wednesday 7th November, 2007, and was not without controversy as members of the Opposition party, the United National Congress, summed up this event as another dictatorial scheme on the part of the People’s National Movement. Nevertheless, many people disagreed, regarding the moment as sacred and monumental where the people were able, firsthand, to witness the ceremonial coming into office of their elected leader.
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Newly Appointed Government Ministers
November 08, 2007

Manning Sworn-in at Woodford Square

Manning Officializes in Princely Style
Patrick Manning received a majestic welcome from thousands of PNM supporters who ventured to Woodford Square to witness the first ever public swearing-in of the Prime Minister.

‘He’s like a prince’
…Woodford Square crowd gives PM royal treatment

Manning sworn in US Presidential-style
In an American-styled swearing-in ceremony the likes of which this country has never seen, President George Maxwell Richards was yesterday upstaged by Patrick Manning who became the first person to take the Prime Ministerial oath at historic Woodford Square.

Let’s move on as one family—PM
Prime Minister Patrick Manning has assured that there will be neither alienation nor victimisation following Monday’s general election in which his People’s National Movement (PNM) won…

Patrick’s day in the Square
Prime Minister Patrick Manning was mobbed by crowds of screaming well-wishers who stretched their hands across barriers to touch and even kiss him after his historic swearing-in at Woodford Square, Port-of-Spain yesterday, where he earlier promised a greater role in his government for women.
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Woodford Square for PM swearing in…

Prime Minister Patrick Manning
Prime Minister Patrick Manning

Woodford Square for PM swearing in…
PNM leader Patrick Manning will this afternoon take the oath of office as Prime Minister for another term, standing in the unprecedented setting of Woodford Square, Port-of-Spain–the traditional “stomping ground” of his People’s National Movement party…

PNM: 299,813 UNC-A & COP: 342,466
Preliminary figures from the Elections and Boundaries Commission show that 653,882 electors cast their votes during Monday’s General Elections from the 990,352 eligible to vote.
Out of the 653,882 electors 651,576 votes were valid and 2,306 were rejected.
The 2007 electorate increased by 115,092 from the 2002 electorate of 875,260. As for the number of votes cast the figure increased by 44,311 from the 2002 amount of 609, 571.

EBC: Lower turnout than 2002 election
The People’s National Movement (PNM), despite winning the election and gaining six more seats, has lost some of its support and has not grown in popularity in the past five years.
Figures from the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) for Monday’s polls show that the PNM got 299,813 votes, 8,949 fewer than in the 2002 general election.
Overall, the PNM also lost more than five percentage points of the popular vote on Monday as compared to 2002.
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T&T General Elections 2007 Unofficial Results

Patrick Manning, Basdeo Panday and Winston Dookeran
PNM Patrick Manning, UNC-A Basdeo Panday and COP Winston Dookeran

Trinidad and Tobago General Elections 2007:

Preliminary 2007 Election Results

Victorious Candidates and Constituencies

PNM romps home
With the lion’s share of the marginal seats in its back pocket, the People’s National Movement led by leader Patrick Manning handed the United National Congress Alliance (UNC A) and the Congress of the People (COP) a stinging defeat in yesterday’s general election, walking away with 26 out of a total of 41 seats.

PNM 26 UNC 15 COP 0
Trinidad and Tobago yesterday voted to “step up” with Prime Minister Patrick Manning and the People’s National Movement.

Manning to supporters: Put aside differences
Coffee Street was transformed into a Carnival-like atmosphere last night as the People’s National Movement won the two San Fernando seats and the general election…

PNM back in Govt
Heading to Government for another term, the People’s National Movement (PNM) completed yesterday’s general election race with preliminary results of 26 seats over the United National Congress’ (UNC-A) 15 seats…
The total registered electorate was 990,352.
EBC estimates put yesterday’s voter turn-out at around 53 per cent. This was at midnight, when boxes of ballots were still coming in.
The voter turnout in the 2002 election was approximately 69 per cent.
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Flow Cable Company Cuts Basic Package

Trinidad and Tobago News Blog

Flow Cable (Columbus Communications Trinidad Limited)Please allow me a place to describe my complete dissatisfaction about the cable company Flow on removing the computer oriented channel G4 from the basic package.

It seems that Flow’s marketing department is making wrong decisions and expecting us customers to pay extra for channels that we have grown accustomed to on the basic cable package.
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