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Machel Montano guilty on five criminal charges
Posted: Monday, December 10, 2012

Machel Montano guilty on five criminal charges
Soca Star Machel Montano was this morning found guilty of five criminal offences.His lawyers are now seeking to convince the presiding magistrate to exercise leniency in passing sentence.

ENRAGED that there was no food in the house for him to eat, a 24-year-old man violently turned on his own five-day-old baby daughter, grabbing her tiny body and biting off the tender flesh from her left cheek before biting off a chunk of flesh from her right leg at their East Dry River, Port-of-Spain, home yesterday morning.

A WEEKEND manhunt was continuing last night by police and soldiers for three men who escaped from the Siparia Police Station on Saturday night.

Three prisoners escape from Siparia Police Station

Police launch manhunt for three escapees
South Western Division police have launched a manhunt for three prisoners who escaped from a holding cell at the Siparia CID yesterday.

Explain to Tobago how you funded $2 million home
London tells TOP leader:

London: TOP, PP more than 'just friends'
Even though the Tobago Organisation of the People (TOP) has started trying to disassociate itself from the People's Partnership, that party and the UNC are entwined and are more than "just friends," says PNM Tobago leader Orville London.

Hochoy Charles aims to topple PNM, TOP
'...Platform for Truth the only true Tobago party'

TOP to look at additional THA seat
Opposition Leader Keith Rowley told Parliament last month that there should be a 13th seat instituted in the 12 seat THA to avoid any ties and the situation that occurred with the 18-18 deadlock in 2002.

Scarborough hospital set to receive first patient
The $750 million Scarborough General Hospital is set to receive its first patient on Saturday.

Monteil/PNM land deals
FORMER Clico Financial's finance director L Andre Monteil was tied to a company which engaged in three land deals with the then PNM government and its officials in both Trinidad and Tobago between 2003 and 2009.

Lawyer drops brief in Colman Inquiry
AFTER ALMOST two years, the lawyer for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) at the Colman Inquiry, Gilbert Petersen SC has dropped the brief citing a "conflict of interest" and a pending matter.

Devant: What abuse problem?
FOOD Production Minister Devant Maharaj has joined with the Attorney General and Sports Minister in coming out publicly in defence of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar over allegations, innuendoes and claims that the leader of the People's Partnership has a substance abuse problem.

Fishermen 'under siege'
At the mercy of pirates, trawling and pollution

Beetham residents say sorry
Minister promises jobs four days after fiery protest

More jobs coming in the new year
PM promises better quality of life for all...

$2m to help tackle flooding in Couva
Couva business owners can look forward to improved infrastructure for the upcoming holiday shopping season.

Cedros still holding breath
WHEN a highway to the south-west peninsula was first promised in 1981 by the late Prime Minister Dr Eric Williams, residents in far flung Cedros and Icacos held their collective breath.

Chamber wants more local content in highway project
Local Content Chamber President Lennox Sirjuesingh wants more local content to be used in construction of the controversial Point Fortin Highway project.

Kublalsingh to PM: Protest could have been avoided
The protest action against the construction of the Debe to Mon Desir segment of the highway to Point Fortin could have been prevented by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar...

Max ready for 'new phase'
Richards to leave office in March

Sans Souci 'feels forgotten'
Unreliable water supply, bad roads...

Making of an indigenous bank
AS early as 1964, the then-minister of finance had announced that one of the tasks facing the government following Independence was the establishment of an indigenous commercial bank owned and operated by the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago

Upgrading teaching

Keith Subero: The trail of the evidence

Michael Harris: Beyond the drama

Marion O'Callaghan: Of Gandhi, King and Kublalsingh

Lara Pcikford-Gordon: 2012 A year of protests/dissent

Need to get tougher
LAW ENFORCEMENT elements of the country's crime fighting strategy need to be strengthened and toughened, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar declared yesterday.

Guyanese wild meat seized 2 fined
TWO Guyanese nationals, aged 60 and 32, were at the weekend fined a total of $60,000 for being in possession of nine duffel bags containing a quantity of wild meat.

Drug trade worsens
THE illicit drug trade in the Eastern Caribbean is getting worse, due to the displacement of trafficking from Central America, warned local European Union (EU) charge d'affaires Daniela Tramacere.

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