PM LEADS CRIME FIGHT
Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2013
PM LEADS CRIME FIGHT
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday summoned the heads of the nation's security forces to a special meeting of the National Security Council to hammer out strategies to arrest the murder spree
NO BAIL FOR GUNS
PM proposes new laws to fight crime following meeting with heads of security
PM calls out joint patrols
A significant increase in police and army officers was expected on the streets throughout the country last night, as the Government moved to reassure citizens in the wake of the spiralling murder rate.
Warner blocked from speaking on Flying Squad
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar used the authority of her office to pre-empt the statement promised by National Security Minister Jack Warner on the issue of the existence of a revamped Flying Squad in Parliament yesterday.
Kamla wants closer ties with Haiti
PRIME Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar says that Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe will lead a trade delegation to this country later this year.
$850M spent on GATE in 2012
THE STATE spent an unprecedented $850 million on the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme for the year 2012
Imbert backs 100% GATE funding
'Don't listen to academics and reduce it'
Orville: No Independents for THA
Government and THA have agreed to hold constitutional talks, said THA leader Orville London.
George saying no more on highway report
Works and Infrastructure Minister Emmanuel George yesterday declined further comment on the Debe to Mon Desir segment of the San Fernando to Point Fortin highway
Manning sent home
Former Prime Minister Patrick Manning was discharged yesterday morning from the San Fernando General Hospital (SFGH) after suffering a seizure on Thursday
Heart scare: 'Saucy Wow' Belfon in hospital
Soca artiste Denise "Saucy Wow" Belfon was up to press time last night warded at Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, being treated for what sources said was a "mild cardiac episode".
Crackdown on bad teachers
THE Teaching Service Commission (TSC) will initiate this year, disciplinary action against teachers with late coming levels of 1,000 minutes per year
TTUTA man rants
Carrington was seen gesticulating wildly at Gopeesingh while MP for Chaguanas East Stephen Cadiz was being interviewed on air.
Suitable candidates hard to find, says commission
Shortage of deans, dept heads at secondary schools...
Ruling DLP wins B'dos election
Barbadian voters kept with tradition and provided the incumbent party with a second consecutive term in power following a nerve-jangling general election here on Thursday.
Reinstated after 5 years
TSTT worker wins in court
Cadiz: T&T still safe for tourists
Despite the challenges to reduce the high incidence of crime, Tourism Minister Stephen Cadiz says T&T remains a safe place for tourists.
Opposition Whip: Crime 'terrible, terrible, terrible'
OPPOSITION Chief Whip Marlene McDonald yesterday signalled that the PNM was ready and willing to meet with the Government over legislative proposals to tackle crime
Caricom has plan for crime
Region to adopt strategic goals• US to strengthen support
Tackle crime from the roads, says Fixin' T&T
Return to "good old-fashioned policing," control what happens on the roads and crime can be reduced, says director of Fixin' T&T Kirk Waithe.
Group: Things have gone too far
Severed head found outside bar
Blood-stained car found
Cops suspect it was used to transport severed head
'I thought it was a bag'
WHEN doubles vendor Ben Singh got out of his house early on Thursday morning to prepare his cart for the day's sales, he spotted what he first thought was a bag on top of a concrete table outside the nearby Steps Bar...
...Slain cop's gun to be tested
THE firearm belonging to slain police sergeant Hayden Manwaring and the weapon found in a car used by four robbery suspect have been sent to the Forensic Science Centre in St James for ballistic testing.
Suspect held for granny's murder
... caught in Debe driving her stolen Nissan Almera car.
WASA worker killed in drive-by
A 27-year-old employee of the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) was shot dead early yesterday in what police said was a drive-by shooting in Barataria.
Two Nigerians held in $1m cocaine bust
Two illegal immigrants from Nigeria were arrested on Thursday after the seizure of almost $1 million in cocaine.
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