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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2012

REIGNING Soca Monarch and Road March King Machel Montano was yesterday found guilty by a Port-of-Spain magistrate of five criminal charges of assault and using obscene language during a fracas near the Zen nightclub in Port-of-Spain five years ago.

Soca star Machel Montano facing prison on 5 criminal charges: assault and obscene language

Conviction can hit Montano's wallet
Social media networks were abuzz yesterday with comments from the public as the news of Machel Montano's guilty verdict hit the streets.

Victim: Montano deserves to be jailed
MACHEL Montano deserves some jail time for the beating he put on his victims outside the Zen nightclub in Port of Spain that night more than five years ago.

Machel, Kernal facing jail time
Zan, Benjai get off

Machel's sponsors stand by him
...CAL, TSTT wil wait for Jan 17 sentencing

2011 Integrity query on Jack's assets
An official query was made to the Integrity Commission on October 19, 2011 with respect to the assets declared by Minority Leader of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA), Ashworth Jack.

You don't build a mansion on land you don't own
The explanations given by Tobago Organisation of the People (TOP) leader Ashworth Jack for the construction of a mortgage-free multi-million-dollar home on lands to which he does not yet have title have raised more questions than answers.

Rowley to Tobagonians: Wipe out the yellow fever
PNM leader Dr Keith Rowley says he is happy to place his political fortunes in the hands of Tobagonians in the January 21 Tobago House of Assembly (THA) election.

No-show witnesses so Clico probe ends early
The Clico/Hindu Credit Union commission of enquiry ended four days prematurely yesterday as several scheduled witnesses were out of the country.

Sir Anthony knocks SEC
SIR ANTHONY Colman, chairman of the Commission of Inquiry into the collapse of CL Financial, yesterday knocked the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for failing to take steps to ensure that a witness would be available to give evidence at the inquiry

Early end to enquiry
THE tenth evidence hearing of the commission of enquiry into the collapse of CL Financial and the Hindu Credit Union (HCU) was brought to an abrupt end yesterday, four days earlier than expected, after several witnesses failed to appear.

'Ex-CEO's annuity got 75% interest rate'
GENE Dziadyk, former chief executive officer (CEO) of CLICO, had a US$2.3 million Executive Flexible Premium Annuity (EFPA) with the insurance giant that attracted an interest rate of 75 per cent.

$63M gift to Clico director
HIS TENURE at Clico was relatively brief, but former Clico director Gene Dziadyk benefitted from an interest credit of $63 million on an account, in an arrangement which was specially- approved by former CLF executive chairman Lawrence Duprey.

No charges for ex CLF bosses
BECAUSE more than three years have passed since the State's intervention at CL Financial and its subsidiaries, former CLF officials will not face any criminal charges in relation to criminal offences under the 1993 Financial Institutions Act which may have occurred under their watch due to a statue of limitations.

Bunji's 'Differentology' goes global
Bunji Garlin's Carnival 2013 single, "Differentlogy" is now the second most downloaded song in the world having yesterday hit position #2 on the iTunes Top Singles chart, which tracks how many times songs in its catalogue are downloaded from everywhere around the world in real time

Parliament moves to protect outlays to Gate students
Guarantors should be instituted within Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (Gate) systems to ensure students' costs are paid.

Call to leave vendors at Salvatori site
Mayor: It can be on month-by-month basis

Surgery for baby Jinayah
DOCTORS at the Paediatric Ward of the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC) on Sunday night carried out emergency surgery on the left cheek and right leg of six-day-old baby Jinayah Noel.

Psychiatric tests for suspect baby-biter
The 24-year-old man accused of biting off chunks of his baby's flesh during an attack on Sunday is set to undergo a psychiatric and medical evaluation before charges are laid.

2 die in Sea Lots
Cops believe it's drug-related...

Stacy's funeral could be delayed for 2 days...
Govt asks for time

Escaped prisoners recaptured still on the run

Murder convict tries to escape
...recaptured by prisons officers

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