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Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2016

SHORTLY after striking a hammer repeatedly into the head of his ex-lover with such force that her skull was smashed and the hammer penetrated the brain, a man surrendered to police on Tuesday night telling officers, "the Devil was in meh..."

Spurned lover beats, batters guard to death: Relatives call for swift justice
Minutes after he told a teenage relative he was going to get a meal and go to church, a man instead showed up at Carlene Grant's workplace and stabbed her several times before taking a sledgehammer and bashing in the side of her head.

Sexual penetration — the most reported crime against children

Garcia: Students struggle with Math

13,330 purged from system: Food Card audit roots out 'ghost' holders

Franklin: God punishes you when you turn away poor people
"WHEN you turn away a poor person, God punishes you. As a politician, I know that," says Rural Development and Local Government Minister Franklin Khan.

FIU, Integrity Commission haven't contacted me
Planning Minister Camille Robinson-Regis has said neither the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) nor the Integrity Commission has contacted her on the $93,000 deposit she made at First Citizens in February this year.

JCC wants outstanding $2.4B from Government

TSTT posts $316m loss under new chairman
MAJORITY State-owned telecoms provider TSTT has posted an after- tax loss of $316 million for its fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, chairman Emile Elias said in a two-page news advertisement yesterday.

Chatoorgoon writes Deyalsingh on SWRHA director's pick: Bias may have been at play

'2,595 reports made to CPU in a year'
Over a one-year period, the Child Protection Unit (CPU) of the Police Service has recorded a total of 2,595 reports, the majority of which relate to sexual abuse.

Imam wants talks on hijab with ministry
Chairman of Ummah T&T, Imam Rasheed Karim, says he will be seeking a meeting with the relevant authorities, especially the law enforcement agencies in T&T, namely the Ministry of National Security, to discuss modification of uniforms to accommodate the Muslim community.

Khan: Where did $20b for social services go?
"Where did the money go?" So asked Minister of Rural Development and Local Government, Franklin Khan, in reference to $20 billion that was spent on social services programmes over a seven-year period between different governments in T&T.

Helicopter pilot charged with $1.3m in cocaine possession
A helicopter pilot yesterday appeared before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar in the Port of Spain Magistrates' Court charged with possession of cocaine valued at TT$1.3 million.

Valsayn man found dead inside van in Arima
THE body of a man found with multiple stab wounds in a van parked at Reid Lane, Arima on Tuesday night was identified yesterday as Earl Paynter, 35, of Midway Road, Valsayn.

$11,500 stolen in heist
Employees and patrons of Burger King in Gulf City, La Romaine were robbed of over $11,500 on Tuesday night.

We should learn from the coup
Dean Emeritus of the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Canon Knolly Clarke hopes the country was "mature enough that we never have an attempted coup again".

Man on 12-year-old ganja charge jailed
A decision over 12 years ago by James Baptiste to accept a $200 job to transport 25 kilogrammes of marijuana landed him in jail yesterday for five-and-half years.

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