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Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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Minister on cutting healthcare costs: Healthy living is the answer

AS ROMAN CATHOLICS all over the world were plunged into shock and horror by the gruesome murder of a priest, whose throat was slit as he was celebrating Mass in a church in France, head of the local church Archbishop of Portof- Spain Joseph Harris yesterday said the question of installation of metal scanners at all churches will likely be considered.

6 Clico policyholders to get $58M
THREE Clico (Trinidad) Executive Flexible Premium Annuity (EFPA) policyholders have scored a major victory against the insurance giant and will still receive a huge cash payout, amounting to millions of dollars. The three were among six policyholders who sought judicial intervention to recover millions in investments in the insurance company.

First Citizens fire was arson–probers
Investigations into the fire that damaged First Citizens Bank's Princes Town branch two weeks ago revealed it was maliciously set. The T&T Guardian learned that the Southern Division Fire Prevention Unit confirmed the arson attack on the bank.

Ministries to meet on safety of imported meat
THE safety of meat and meat products coming into this country is engaging the attention of three ministries which will be holding a meeting to discuss the matter and recommend solutions.

...EMA, IMA: No Corexit in 'fish kill' areas

New protest for Trinis detained in Venezuela
Supporters of the five T&T nationals detained in Venezuela since March 2014 are now planning a double protest demonstration.

Woman fired for hijab gets $.15m
A Morvant woman was yesterday awarded more than $150,000 when the Equal Opportunity Tribunal (EOT) ruled that she had been discriminated against by a former employer, when she was fired for wearing a hijab with her security officer's uniform.

Car crash victim needs blood
ONE of the victims from Sunday's race-car crash at Wallerfield needed four pints of O-positive blood up to last night while two others remained in serious but stable condition at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex at Mt Hope.

Mechanical failure may have caused Wallerfield crash

Sick Montano misses failed motion: I got what I wanted

Customers can switch provider
FLOW cable TV customers have a choice to switch to other providers if they are against the 6.3 per cent increase in their monthly bill effective September 1.

Independent board needed
A High Court Judge is calling for an independent medical board to be established to provide expert opinions to members of the public who may be the victims of medical negligence.

Justice Seepersad wants independent medical board
THERE is a tendency among local doctors to band together and protect each other by refusing to condemn or criticise the work of their colleagues even when they are negligent in performing their duties, High Court judge Justice Frank Seepersad said yesterday.

'Heroes' on lovers' squabble in cemetery: We didn't rescue anybody
The men lorded as heroes for rescuing a screaming woman from an open grave in the Tunapuna cemetery last week say they are not heroes because no such rescuing effort ever took place.

Transit cops protest over gratuity
Retired members of the Transit Police Unit yesterday protested the non-payment of gratuity to them from 2009 to 2015.

2 jailed in London/TT motorbike stealing racket

Son of ex-police commissioner held
A 40-YEAR-OLD Police Constable assigned to a station in Northern Division who is the son of a former Commissioner of Police was detained by officers of the Professionals Standard Bureau after almost two months of intense investigation.

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