Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2011
4 DEAD, 7 INJURED
Screams for help from women and children trapped in a raging fire filled the night in Trou Macaque, Laventille where four people burnt to death and seven were injured as they leapt from the balconies on the top floor of a five-storey HDC apartment building which had been firebombed.
An argument between Hyde and a male relative over the ownership of an apartment in Trou Macaque led to the arson attack that claimed the life of four people and an unborn child yesterday.
Trou Macaque fire claims four lives
...Seven injured in desperate leap for safety
Residents jump to their deaths
WHEN Allison James ran out of her second floor apartment at Building 2, Trou Macaque, Laventille, yesterday, all she saw were bodies scattered on the ground outside.
Fear and anger as residents share the pain
'15 years we begging for a fire escape'
Woman calls on arsonist to surrender
"Why yuh have to let Satan make you do an act like that?"
One suspect caught
'If not for fire sub-officer, death toll would have been higher'
FINDING a villain for the Trou Macaque tragedy is easy. Discovering the hero may be the hard part.
Kamla tells HDC to install fire escapes
PRIME Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar could only describe the arson attack on Building 2 at Trou Macaque, Laventille, yesterday as a "most tragic incident" which should not re-occur.
Govt houses 20 families at Oropune
PRIME Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar last evening began handing out keys to the 20 families left homeless by the Trou Macaque, Laventille fire for homes at Oropune Village, Piarco.
Rowley wants changes in behaviour
Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley said yesterday there are some "behavioural patterns" in the Laventille community that need to be addressed.
A nation mourns
WE are pained at the death of several people in an alleged arson attack on an apartment building in Trou Macaque, Laventille, in the early hours of yesterday.
Raymond: Non-existent building codes in T&T
Ken Gordon tells two stories
CHAIRMAN of the Integrity Commission Ken Gordon yesterday gave contradictory responses to an exclusive Newsday cover story over a row between himself and deputy chairman Glady Gafoor, as he came under further pressure for actions during his tenure in the post.
Defence Force on SoE medals: We look forward to the recognition
Ewatski: Ramesar alone rejects Public Service medals
The only people who have a problem with accepting Public Emergency Service Medals from the Government are the president and secretary of the Police Service Social and Welfare Association.
Fuad on assistance to sick children: Avoid putting money into personal accounts
Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan is concerned about family members asking the public to deposit funds to assist sick children into personal accounts.
Cuban medicos to learn Trini lingo
Cuban doctors and nurses will learn the language and intricacies of the local health system with stints at various hospitals before they are rostered to work.
Integrity body seeks cops' help on 'leaks'
The Integrity Commission is seeking the assistance of the Commissioner of Police to investigate whether information from the commission has been disclosed to unauthorised persons.
$7.5M backpay for 2,000 port workers
Backpay for 2,000 workers at the Port of Port-of-Spain is expected to cost the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (PATT) $7.5 million.
Appeal Court: Judge made an error
Jack sued for $1.5m in unpaid loan
Manning hands out Govt hampers
FORMER PRIME Minister Patrick Manning accepted hampers from the Ministry of the People and Social Development and distributed them at his constituency office yesterday.
Anand begins legal action against Rowley
Swift action for Ish, Steve case
Advancing the ends of justice?
2 immigrants in court today
Two men will reappear in court this morning charged for illegally entering this country and failing to report to an immigration officer.
Suspect in court on car-stealing charge
ONE of the men who was detained in the alleged plot to kill Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and other politicians appeared in the San Fernando Magistrates' Court yesterday, charged with stealing a car.
Cocorite couple on marijuana charges granted $2.7m bail
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