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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2013

GOVERNMENT has decided that the Carrera Island Prison, which was established in 1937, will be closed by the end of this year.

Prisons officers: MSP can't take in more inmates
Government's decision to close down Carrera Island Prison and transfer its 350 inmates to the Maximum Security Prison (MSP) is being viewed with a mixture of support and scepticism

Carrera Prison to close by year's end

...Prisons' Officers Association will not support shutdown
THE Prisons' Officers Association (POA) will not support the State's plan to shut down Carrera Island Prison once concerns at the Maximum Security Prison (MSP) remain unaddressed.

Now Soldier Barry denies attending 'destabilisation' meeting; De Lima writes Speaker on Jack

'Do something about corruption'
INTEGRITY Commission chairman Kenneth Gordon says something has to be done about where Trinidad and Tobago stands on the corruption scale.

Khan to crack down on pharmacies
...for selling drugs without prescriptions

Grand send-off for Max
A demission ceremony for outgoing President George Maxwell Richards will be held at the Knowsley Building in Port of Spain on Sunday at 3 p.m.

Govt, PNM at odds over bill to precept soldiers
After 16 speakers in the parliamentary debate on the Defence (Amendment) Bill so far, the Opposition PNM continued to call for the bill to be withdrawn

Justice Minister: It was all a dream
Volney's plan to free 50 prisoners

Lucky: PCA also probing alleged New Flying Squad
Chairman of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) Gillian Lucky says she has written to acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams seeking copies of the National Security Council's report on the alleged existence of the New Flying Squad Investigation Unit (NFSIU.)

No work, no pay
Fuel panic as Petrotrin warns workers:

NP advises motorists: No gas shortage

London hiring deferred
...decision on whether or not the THA will hire his relative, former Finance Secretary Dr Anselm London as a $60,000-per month senior consultant, has been deferred yet again.

Ramesh to PM: Stick to report on highway
Former attorney general Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj joined the Highway Re-route Movement (HRM) in calling on the Prime Minister to abide by the recommendations of the report on the Debe to Mon Desir segment of the San Fernando to Point Fortin Highway

T&T in top ten unfriendly tourist destinations
TRINIDAD and Tobago has been named among the top ten least tourist-friendly nations in the world, according to the World Economic Forum's "Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report" for 2013.

Joint patrols bring calm to Laventille murders, or reports of serious crimes, robberies and violence in the area.

What's delaying Sea Lots crash probe?
Lucky questions Williams on cop's blood sample:

No bail for 'perfumed' cocaine
FOR ALLEGEDLY having $200,000 worth of cocaine, found inside a perfume box, a Port-of- Spain magistrate yesterday denied bail to a 54-year-old man.

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