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21 freed of gang charges
Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2011

$6B for region
IN A BOLD declaration of his country's bold ambitions for the Caribbean region, China's Vice Premier Wang Qishan yesterday unveiled a suite of measures including a $6.3 billion loan to regional governments, aimed at deepening cooperation between the People's Republic and the Caribbean.

China grants US$6m to T&T
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar says T&T is to receive a 40 million Yuan (US$6.26m) grant from the Chinese Government.

TT gets $40M grant from China
The Peoples' Republic of China yesterday gave Trinidad and Tobago Yuan 40 million grant (TT $1 = Yuan 0.998359) to engage in mutually acceptable projects between the two countries.

Kamla: Ties between T&T, China will be stronger
Ties between Trinidad and Tobago and China will soon be stronger as Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced that a Trade and Investment Office will be established in China as part of a proposed Trinidad and Tobago Embassy in the People's Republic of China.

Dookeran: $207M Chinese loan for NAPA
TO PAY for remedial works done on the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA), the State has agreed to a loan extension to the tune of $207 million from the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of China, Finance Minister Winston Dookeran disclosed yesterday.

'COP must sustain tenets of coalition'
THE CHALLENGE to the current crop of Congress of the People (COP) leadership is to establish a "framework to sustain the politics of coalition" COP founder and Finance Minister Winston Dookeran says.

1990 victims forgotten
FORMER hostage of the July 1990 attempted coup Wendell Eversley, yesterday, asked why the Government did not see it fit to recognise the more than 40 persons who lost their lives during the insurrection, yet paid tribute to TT nationals killed in the World Trade Centre bombing in New York on September 11, 2001.

It was an exuberant moment in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates' Eighth Court yesterday morning when charges against 21 men accused of being gang members were dismissed by Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar.

21 freed of gang charges
Scenes of mass jubilation echoed throughout the halls of the Port-of-Spain Magistrates' Court yesterday as 21 Port-of-Spain residents were freed of gang-related charges.

...21 charged under Anti-Gang law released after 3 weeks in jail

...Ex-detainee complains of police 'harassment'

...McDonald: I am not surprised
"I AM not surprised. This whole State of Emergency will blow up in the Government's face and they will be left very embarrassed."

Deafening silence murders in Laventille since emergency
Since Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar declared a state of emergency on August 21, exactly 23 days ago, there have been no reported murders in Laventille up to late yesterday.

Asbjornsen fired from Caribbean Airlines
Laura Asbjornsen, vice president communications Caribbean Airlines (CAL), has been terminated from her position at the State carrier.

Integrity Commission chairman: Tesheira in DPP hands
Integrity Commission chairman Eric St Cyr yesterday confirmed a file on former finance minister Karen Tesheira has been sent to Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard for review and action.

Rowley wants court action on PM's FIU veto

...Rowley to PSC: Challenge PM's veto powers

Subhas: Nothing wrong in Port work
Former minister in the Ministry of National Security, attorney Subhas Panday, whose law firm Transport Minister Devant Maharaj has reportedly suggested be hired at the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (PATT), said yesterday he did bid for legal work.

NGC moves to clamp gasline leak
Gas fumes continued to spread throughout several villages in Guayaguayare yesterday, leaving more than 30 residents feeling unwell, as the National Gas Company (NGC) moved swiftly to depressurise a 24-inch natural gasline which ruptured on Sunday.

Wanted 'gang leader' held in Valencia
A 34-year-old man who police described as a gang leader and was being sought in connection with gang-related activities in Valencia was held yesterday.

Arms and ammo found at Rincon not from 1990 coup
WEAPONS found last week, wrapped in plastic bags and concealed two feet in the forest floor at Rincon Road, Las Cuevas, could not have been those recovered from the July 27, 1990 insurrectionists by the security forces, Retired Army Major General Ralph Brown said as the fifth session of the commission of enquiry into the attempted coup resumed, yesterday.

Murder suspect held in roadblock
POLICE arrested a 25-year-old Beetham Gardens murder suspect on Saturday night during a roadblock along the Eastern Main Road, Laventille near the Fernandez distillery.

Tobago supplies running low
The present State of Emergency in the country may have criminals on the run, but one unwanted side effect is that supplies in Tobago are running low.

Cop on curfew-breakers: Full brunt of law for limers who cut it close

Lawmen watching ports to cut off escape routes
Police officers in the South Western Division are keeping a close watch on ports as they seek to cut off possible escape routes for criminals.

Saudi paid for Jamaat guns
The guns used by the Jamaat-al-Muslimeen in the 1990 coup attempt were paid for by someone in Saudi Arabia. And after they were shipped to Trinidad, a customs officer with links to the Jamaat cleared them at Point Lisas.

2nd suspect held in Arima slayings

Autopsy: Cutlass to the heart killed victim
A STAB TO the heart ended the life of Nirmal Baldeo, the man found dead in the back seat of a car at Dow Village, California, last week.

Businessman runover not beaten to death
A post mortem on the body of businessman Kenneth Rajendra Singh, who was found dead at Camden Road, Couva, on Saturday morning, indicated that he was run over by a vehicle.

...5 arrested for businessman's murder
FIVE PERSONS, including a woman, have been arrested in connection with the murder of Central businessman, Kenneth Singh, 45.

JP charged with robbing women
A JUSTICE of the Peace appeared in court yesterday charged with stealing money from two women.

...JP charged with housing fraud

Police hunt for 2 rapists

Man charged with killing woman in Tobago

Warner hits back: Prejudice at FIFA top continues unabated
Works and Infrastructure Minister Jack Warner has accused FIFA of "devastating lives" and damaging football in the Caribbean in an attempt to clean up its image.

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