Heat in hot spots
Posted: Thursday, June 7, 2012
Heat in hot spots
After an alarming spike in the murder rate in recent weeks, National Security Minister John Sandy says intensified joint police/army patrols were put into effect in several hot spots across the country last night.
'I feel pained'
NATIONAL Security Minister Brigadier (ret) John Sandy yesterday spoke of being "pained and saddened” over the country's rising murder rate and the spilling of blood especially among the nation's young people.
NEW SHOT AT CRIME
Sandy announces joint patrols in hotspots
Senior cop: Better days are coming
IN THE wake of a spiralling murder rate and the violent spilling of the blood of the country's young people, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in charge of anti-crime operations Mervyn Richardson yesterday assured that, "better days are coming”.
Murders Sadden Kamla
In the wake of a recent spike in murders, especially the killings of youths, head of the National Security Council, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday ordered the police and army to hit the nation's streets from last night to crack down on criminals.
2011-2012 budget now stands at $58.8b
The Finance Appropriation Supplementary Bill, where the Government sought approval for $1.5 billion more to the national budget, was debated at two marathon sittings of the House of Representatives and Senate and passed with Government's majority.
Dookeran: Tax adjustments coming
FINANCE Minister Winston Dookeran did not rule out future tax increases to address the country's swelling deficit levels early yesterday morning as the Senate approved provisions to increase the 2012 Budget expenditure allocation by $1.5 billion up to $55.5 billion, the highest level of spending on record.
Economy will turn around
Dookeran defends pumping millions into CAL
...Ramnarine paints gloomy picture
The time has come to review this country's natural gas policy, says Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine.
Baptiste-Primus slams Duke's 'empty mind'
Former Public Services Association (PSA) president, Jennifer Baptiste-Primus, in dismissing incumbent president Watson Duke's latest declaration, said it is indicative of an empty mind. "One is never surprised at what flows from Duke's mind,” she said.
$5m for road safety campaign
T&T's security bill highest in region says UNDP study
T&T spends more of its national budget on security than most other Caribbean countries, says Ashley Taylor, president of the Point Lisas Port Development Corporation Ltd (Plipdeco).
MPATT to Khan: Probe Govt spending on private doctors
President of the Medical Professional Association of T&T (MPATT) Dr Shehenaz Mohammed has called on Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan to do a comprehensive investigation into corruption within the medical field.
AG: New laws for all dogs
ATTORNEY GENERAL (AG) Anand Ramlogan yesterday disclosed Government will no longer be proclaiming into law the Dangerous Dogs Act, passed in 2000, on August 31.
Laws on beverage container deposit coming
Legislation for beverage container deposits in Trinidad and Tobago is on the verge of being laid in Parliament.
Biting the gas subsidy bullet
Manning expected to return soon
That's an absurd idea, Mr Duke
Bridget Brereton: Leaving, arriving, staying, returning
Winford James: It's called politics, Mr London
John Spence: Future of Tobago
$10M 'ganja' up in flames
OVER THE course of two days, approximately $10,000,000 worth in marijuana was destroyed as several plantations were set on fire by police during eradication exercises throughout the hills of San Juan and Santa Cruz.
50 witnesses for Rampersads murder case
The State has 50 witness statements and DNA evidence in their case against two men charged with the 2002 murders of business magnate Mahase Rampersad and his wife, Darling.
Mom to know her fate June 26
A MOTHER from south Trinidad will know her fate on June 26 on a charge of failing to report to the police that her nine-year-old daughter had been sexually abused.
Nurse gang-raped in abandoned building
PRESIDENT of the San Fernando Business Association Daphne Bartlett has called on police to increase their monitor of unoccupied buildings in and around the city of San Fernando to prevent trespassing.
Body in barrel ruled a suicide
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