Tag Archives: Newsday


By Alexander Bruzual
December 11, 2012 – newsday.co.tt

MACHEL GUILTY on the front page of NewsdayREIGNING Soca Monarch and Road March King Machel Montano was yesterday found guilty by a Port-of-Spain magistrate of five criminal charges of assault and using obscene language during a fracas near the Zen nightclub in Port-of-Spain five years ago.

Montano gasped in the Seventh Court when he was told, he was guilty as charged by Magistrate Maureen Baboolal-Gafoor. He stood next to performing artistes Kernel Roberts, son of deceased Calypso icon Aldwyn ‘Lord Kitchener’ Roberts, 2011 Young Kings Calypso Monarch Rodney “Benjai” LeBlanc and Joel “Zan” Feveck.
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By Nalinee Seelal
December 10, 2012 – newsday.co.tt

BABY’S FLESH BITTEN OFF on the front page of NewsdayENRAGED that there was no food in the house for him to eat, a 24-year-old man violently turned on his own five-day-old baby daughter, grabbing her tiny body and biting off the tender flesh from her left cheek before biting off a chunk of flesh from her right leg at their East Dry River, Port-of-Spain, home yesterday morning.

And while her father remains in police custody, the little baby girl who was given the name Jinayah only two days ago, is warded in a critical condition at the Paediatric Ward of the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC) in Mt Hope.
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Government must stand firm

Newsday Editorial
May 2 2011 – newsday.co.tt

The MarketIt is to be sincerely hoped that the Government will stand firm in the decision to put an end to the illegal occupation of State lands for whatever purpose.

This newspaper’s lead story yesterday gave another side, indeed food for thought, of the now highly publicised bulldozing of acres under food production in D’Abadie and other places which so incensed the public.
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Strangers in our land

Newsday Editorial
May 1 2011 – newsday.co.tt

ChineseThe recent kidnapping for ransom of a citizen of China who owned and operated a restaurant at St Helena has brought to the fore, once again, the question of illegal immigrants living and working in Trinidad and Tobago.

Speaking in Senate recently, Independent Senator Rolph Balgobin raised this issue.
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PM Broadcast: Govt Abusing Authority

Prime Minister Patrick Manning
Prime Minister Patrick Manning
Govt accused of abusing authority

The Telecommunications Authority of T&T (TATT) has been served with a legal letter by the United National Congress (UNC), claiming that the Government is abusing its authority for this election period. In a letter dated May 15, 2010, Om Lalla stated that his client, the UNC, entered into contractual arrangements with various television and radio companies to purchase broadcast airtime. However, Lalla stated the Government had demanded the same air time for which the UNC had already entered an agreement. Those days include May 16 (today), May 17 and May 23. The letter stated that failing to hear from the authority would result in the UNC seeking redress in the High Court without notice.
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Manning must explain

Calder Hart and Prime Minister Patrick Manning
Calder Hart and Prime Minister Patrick Manning
Newsday Editorial
Tuesday, May 4 2010

PRIME Minister Patrick Manning’s remarks about letting the Udecott “chips fall where they may” strikes us as platitudinous at best and as a cynical cop-out at worst.

Yes, it is true that the Government held the Uff Commission of Inquiry into Udecott and then laid the full, uncut report, in Parliament, as said by Manning, but his remarks at the PNM rally on Sunday at Woodford Square really sidestepped several matters. Quite simply, Manning failed to explain his relationship with former Udecott head, Calder Hart.
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