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2008 is the bloodiest year yet
Posted: Thursday, June 5, 2008

Opposition: PM stalling on Udecott
OPPOSITION LEADER Basdeo Panday yesterday insisted the UNC Alliance (UNC A) did not make a mistake by rejecting the Government's offer to be part of a Joint Select Committee (JSC) to inquire into the Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (Udecott).

Browne: US$10M NIB purchase okay
MINISTER IN the Ministry of Finance Mariano Browne yesterday said there was no impropriety in the National Insurance Board's (NIB) US$10 million acquisition of shares in World GTL Trinidad Limited.

Mariano: Conflict of interest Bill soon
UNC Senator Wade Mark yesterday called for the removal of National Insurance Board (NIB) chairman, Calder Hart, for several reasons, including an alleged conflict of interest, but Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Mariano Browne, said Hart was above board.

AG, Mark clash over legal fees
OPPOSITION SENATOR Wade Mark yesterday accused the Government of trying "to cover up" monies paid to attorney Douglas Mendes SC for legal matters which he represented the State from January 2002 to December 2007.

Manning: A breath of fresh air
Prime Minister Patrick Manning yesterday described the US presidential nomination of Barack Obama for the Democratic Party as "a most historic development, which demonstrates how United States society is changing and has changed".

Panday: Let's learn from this
Opposition Leader Basdeo Panday has said he hopes his own fellow politicians learn from the United States presidential elections, particularly the lesson of unity.

Global trend of change, says Dookeran
Congress of the People political leader Winston Dookeran says the historic nomination of Barack Obama as the United States' first African-American presidential nominee for the Democratic Party is reflective of the global trend for political change that is evident in Trinidad and Tobago.

UDeCOTT's disrespect
Former Planning Minister Camille Robinson-Regis had cause to write to UDeCOTT Executive Chairman Calder Hart complaining about UDeCOTT's apparent "disrespect", disregard and contempt for the Ministers in the Cabinet, including herself who had oversight responsibility.

Sex killers to be sentenced June 23
CONVICTED killer Nadia Pooran has threatened to kill herself if the court sentences her to life imprisonment for killing ex-teacher Ralphy Ramcharan.

Girl, 12, jumps from car to escape sex predator
A 12-year-old girl jumped out of a car when it became caught up in traffic to get away from a man who attempted to sexually assault her, police said yesterday.

'Dramatic increase' in child sexual abuse
There has been a dramatic increase in the number of reported cases of sexual abuse of children, a number of homes looking after mistreated children disclosed yesterday.

Alledged 'fondler' gets off the hook
POLICE yesterday released a man accused of touching the breast of a 15-year-old student while she travelling on a Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC)...

Staying in silence
A young girl's story of life of abuse

Avenge child crimes
Police Commissioner Trevor Paul yesterday gave his last order to newly promoted sergeants to avenge crimes against children and women.

2008 is the bloodiest year yet
With more than 200 murders already recorded inside the first half of the year, the murder toll seems well set to cross 400 by the end of 2008...

2 gunmen kill businessman
Two gunmen stormed into the Santa Cruz home of 33-year-old businessman Marlon Edwards early yesterday and shot him dead.

'Order of T&T' for highest award
Stakeholders welcome Trinity Cross suggested replacement

Bashed To Death
Cops suspect mom raped, then killed in forest

Body of fire guardian found in forest
Another nude and disfigured body of a woman has been found in east Trinidad. The victim has been identified as Nicolene Churaman and investigators probing her death have detained a relative for questioning.

Cop arrested after fight with wife
A domestic row between a police officer and his wife has resulted in the officer being arrested and hauled to the Four Roads Police Station by his own colleagues...

Prof disputes Minister's facts on HIV infection
The rate of HIV infection in Trinidad and Tobago is higher in males than females, Minister of Social Development Dr Amery Browne said yesterday. However, Prof Courtenay Bartholomew, in an immediate response, has disputed Browne's figures...

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