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Both countries chasing same goals
Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2016

Both countries chasing same goals
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley staved off attempts by Jamaican businesses to boycott goods coming from Trinidad and Tobago when he met with various private sector organisations in Kingston on Tuesday.

We must have dignity at our borders
Dignity at the border. That is the agreement between the governments of Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica.

PM: We will be guided
PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley said yesterday Government "will be guided" by the decision of the family of former prime minister Patrick Manning to decline a proposal for him to be awarded this country's highest honour, the Order of the Republic of TT (ORTT), posthumously.

Woman raped, throat slit
THE nude and bloodied body of a 51-year-old Malabar woman was discovered in the living room of her home by a close relative shortly after 7.05 pm on Tuesday.

Son evicts dad, mom, sister from house
A SON has evicted his father, mother and sister from their home. The action was described by High Court Judge as a sad state of affairs for family life in Trinidad and Tobago.

Rowley: GATE recommendations to be implemented soon

PM: Gate cuts will be best we can afford
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (Gate) programme is staying. However, he says because of the trepidation over impending adjustments to the programme, it will be reviewed by his Cabinet with a caring eye.

Don't blame ministry for leak, says Garcia
Education Minister Anthony Garcia yesterday defended Ministry of Education employees and members of the Gate Task Force Committee, saying they were not responsible for leaking the 70-page report to the media.

Ministry, TSC plan to tackle education woes
The Ministry of Education and the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) have promised to work together to improve a number of issues plaguing the education system, including appointments, transfers, promotions, vacancies and disciplinary matters.

Hinds: Speed limit increase still under consideration
WORKS and Transport Minister Fitzgerald Hinds says the speed limit is still under consideration to be increased.

Mosquito Creek experiences another fishkill
Thousands of dead and dying fish washed ashore in the Gulf of Paria, near Mosquito Creek, yesterday.

UWI mourns Delmar, Prof Nicholson's passing
THE University of the West Indies mourning the passing of one of its most resolute supporters, Andy Delmar who died on Sunday in a vehicular accident in his home island of St Lucia.

Pre-school worker charged
PRE-SCHOOL employee Euralia Thomas has appeared before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar charged with manslaughter and wilful neglect of a child in the drowning death of Jemimah Agard.

A BALLISTICS test done at the Forensic Science Centre has revealed that businessman and reputed gang leader Selwyn 'Robocop' Alexis did not shoot anyone when he and another man were ambushed and gunned down last Sunday outside his (Alexis) carwash business place in Enterprise, Chaguanas.

Mom still seeks answers over her son's death
Forensic pathologist Dr Valery Alexandrov is being criticised for phoning the mother of a man who died recently and claiming he was "investigating" her son's death, while questioning her about the man's history, including his tattoos and whether he had been involved in criminal activity.

Imam at Hamza's funeral urges: Don't take law into your hands
Imam Shaykh Munuf Muhammed yesterday called on Muslims not to take the law into their own hands when a wrong has been committed against them. They were instead advised to report their injustices to the police.

Boy shot in Enterprise recovering following surgery

Bandits shoot running salesman outside bar
Fed up of being robbed, a Penal man's decision to run from bandits proved deadly when he was shot in the chest outside a San Fernando bar on Tuesday night.

Abu Bakr: Robocop's killing is insanity
Jamaal Al Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu Bakr yesterday described the killing of Selwyn "Robocop" Alexis as "insanity." Bakr said the fact that Alexis' killer could disguise himself by wearing a wig to snuff out his life was the action of no right thinking individual.

Escayg family insists on no handouts
BRENDA De La Rosa, aunt of murder victim Kevin Escayg yesterday insisted that another relative who is based in Miami did not get permission from immediate relatives to set up a website to solicit financial assistance for the funeral of Escayg.

St Joseph man found dead in Morvant
THE body of a St Joseph man with a dreadlocks hairstyle and clad in a short pants and tee-shirt was discovered in a track at Poinsettia Drive, Morvant shortly after 4.30 am yesterday.

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