Bakr for retrial as jury fails to agree
Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012
Bakr for retrial as jury fails to agree
The jury had failed to arrive at a verdict following five and a half hours of deliberations.
NEW TRIAL FOR BAKR
Jury fails to agree on sedition charges
Abu Bakr sedition trial ends with hung jury
Five and a half hours was not enough time for the jury to decide on a verdict in the sedition trial of Jamaat-al-Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu Bakr yesterday.
House gets new bill to freeze assets of individuals
THE GOVERNMENT will today table legislation to give the Attorney General more powers to obtain secret court orders, freezing the assets of individuals on the basis of suspicions that they may be "in association with" terrorist groups.
Jack gets $289m to fight crime
Cabinet yesterday approved $289.6 million for the continued fight against crime.
5,000 NEW COPS
MINISTER of National Security Jack Warner yesterday announced a Cabinet plan to have 5,000 Special Reserve Police (SRP) officers – taken from a pool of current and newly-recruited SRPs – absorbed into the police service within a year.
Law coming to regulate building on hillsides—Jack
After last weekend's severe flooding and landslides, the Planning Ministry plans legislation to regulate the building of houses throughout T&T, especially on hillsides, National Security Minister Jack Warner said yesterday.
Building code consultant on Diego floods: Warning since March
The two lives lost in last weekend's floods which ravaged Diego Martin and Petit Valley could have been saved had the relevant authorities heeded calls for immediate action in the constituency.
Emotional send-off for mudslide victim
It was an emotional send-off for Solomon Patrick Britto yesterday, the Diego Martin resident who died last Saturday when floods washed away his Richplain, Diego Martin home and caused a mudslide that buried him alive.
'They have forgotten us'
LAST week the Morne Coco Road in Petit Valley had two lanes. Then the rains came...
We answered calls for help says Warner
Former Works and Infrastructure Minister Jack Warner says his ministry did respond to Diego Martin Regional Corporation chairman Anthony Sammy's calls for help in March.
More aid for Diego
GOVERNMENT is intensifying its relief and rebuilding efforts in the Diego Martin region in the wake of last weekend's devastating floods. This is being done through the provision of more financial grants, more manpower on the ground and medical care for persons in need.
Olympians bring smiles to Diego residents
It has been a week of agony for Diego Martin, Petit Valley and Carenage residents victims of last Saturday's severe flooding and landslides in which two lives were lost.
Javelin champ welcomes Toco houses
TRINIDAD and Tobago's golden boy Keshorn Walcott said yesterday he was happy with Government's plan to construct a housing development in Cumana.
...sees 'mayhem, bacchanal' with $10m fund
Opposition MP Marlene McDonald has said she has started getting calls from strangers who, were making requests for contracts as members of Parliament (MPs) get ready to receive $10 million each for projects in their constituencies.
Jack confident on passing FIU 'test'
An eight-member team from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will be coming month end to evaluate this country's compliance with respect to the operation of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), National Security Minister Jack Warner has said.
NFM run like a political football
Fuad: Indian doctors to assist victims
A team of Indian medical doctors will be going into Diego Martin on Sunday in collaboration with the Red Cross to assist people in need, Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan said yesterday.
Govt: No holiday on Sept 3
Information Minister Jamal Mohammed yesterday refuted this rumour which made its way around the country via blogs, social networking sites and BlackBerry messaging...
New crosswalks in St James, Woodbrook
IN RESPONSE to safety concerns from citizens about crossing major roads with the new traffic plan in St James and Woodbrook the Transport Ministry has placed new pedestrian crosswalks
Keshorn to move in among VIP neighbours
When Olympic gold medallist Keshorn Walcott moves into his $2.5 million home at Federation Villas, he can expect to see familiar faces such as Attorney General Anand Ramlogan, Minister of Tobago Development Dr Delmon Baker and another who was demoted in the Cabinet reshuffle in June.
I'm happy to keep a low profile
Bronze medallist Deon Lendore
Arson suspected in three house fires
A SUSPECTED arsonist is believed to be behind fires which destroyed three houses at Couva over the last two weeks.
Marlene to hit the road
A bitter row is brewing over the city's traffic plan, forcing Opposition MP Marlene McDonald to take to the streets of Port of Spain tomorrow to lead a "Walk for Life" to demand that the traffic be reverted to its previous form.
'Pedestrians do not have right of way'
This was the clear warning issued by public information officer of the Police Service Sgt Wayne Mystar yesterday during the daily police press briefing.
'Beware cyber crime'
TATT chairman: Education is key
2 websites put Samuel on Miss World radar
Trinidad and Tobago Miss World representative Athalia Samuel has captured the attention of the international media, according to the local pageant franchise holder Daniel Seebaran.
Anthony launches book to honour 50 'builders' of T&T
Author and historian Michael Anthony is launching a new book next Wednesday to pay tribute to Trinidad and Tobago's golden anniversary of Independence.
Addressing the FIU
THE PARLIAMENT meets today to — yet again — debate legislation to amend the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) Act.
Sleeping man shot dead in Chaguanas
Police are yet to establish a motive for the murder of Russel Hernandez who was shot while asleep at a house in Chaguanas yesterday.
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