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Cultural icon Earl Crosby dies
Posted: Thursday, August 4, 2016

Cultural icon Earl Crosby dies
CULTURAL icon and St James businessman Earl Crosby has died.

Cops spring into action
DOMESTIC abuse victim Gale Ann Boodram, 42, yesterday received an assurance from Insp Don Gajadhar of Southern Division, that her matter will be dealt with in a swift manner.


GATE no longer free for all
EDUCATION minister Anthony Garcia announced on Wednesday that as of August 2017, a "means test" is to be applied to the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses Programme (GATE) programme that could mean students paying up to 50 per cent of their tertiary education fees.

Economist happy with tighter GATE

Between 2004-2014 $7b spent on Gate: Only $100m recovered from 'bad pay' students

UWI Guild happy, but seeks talks

...'The GATE betrayal'

What students are expected to pay next academic year
From next year, new and returning students at The University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, will have to dig deep into their pockets to cover tuition fees for their programmes. Some students may have to pay as much as $190,000 for a programme in the Faculty of Medical Sciences.

Ageing citizens cry foul over Gate cut

UWI Guild: Can be used as a political tool
The adoption of a means testing to access Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses Programme (GATE) can be used as a political tool and there should be more consultation on this move, says president of the UWI Guild at St Augustine, Makesi Peters.

Calls for 'breastfeeding bank'
THE Breastfeeding Association is looking forward to a favourable response from the relevant authorities for the establishment a "breast milk bank", similar to ones in the United States and Canada. Former executive of the association Rosemary Anatol said a proposal for a breast milk bank in TT has been made to several governments.

Attorneys: Nothing prevents 'Turkey 9' from returning
THE nine nationals who according to a Turkish newspaper are to be deported to this country after being caught trying to get to Syria to fight with the Islamic State (ISIS), cannot be prevented from landing at Piarco International Airport, say attorneys.

He is never coming home
THE mother of Trinidadian ISIS fighter Shane Crawford— also known as Abu Sa'd at Trinidadi— said yesterday this country had nothing to fear from her son, who she said will never leave Syria to come back here.

Anglicans in emergency meetings
THE ANGLICAN Church, which comprises about 71,500 worshippers, will hold a series of emergency meetings in light of reports of a threat being issued to Christians by a Trinidad and Tobago national sympathetic to socalled Islamic State.

Two cops arrested in 'sting' operation
TWO police constables assigned to the Warrant section at the Barrackpore Police Station were arrested early Tuesday during a sting operation by officers of the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB). The officers, with five and thirteen years service, remained in separate cells at the Belmont and Central Police Stations yesterday.

Couple beaten with bolt cutter

Man stabbed to death, thrown in drain

No autopsies again, bodies pile up at FSC

Bodies pile up
BODIES continued to pile up yesterday at the Forensic Science Centre in St James, as the only pathologist on duty - Dr Valery Alexandrov - continued protest action by refusing to conduct autopsies.

Cops target illegal guns
POLICE reported yesterday that there have been 270 murders for the year, while in the same period last year there were 240.

'Two per cent causing trouble'
NATIONAL Security Minister Edmund Dillon has described the crime situation in the country as intolerable and law enforcement has to make the lives of criminal elements miserable.

Ganja cookie warning
POLICE are concerned about illegal narcotics like "magic" mushrooms that are being sold in Trinidad and Tobago and that dealers of the drug are targeting parties where young people congregate.

Man in court for shooting SRP dead

Two in court for slaying outside Real Steel Rest & Bar

Man charged with murder
EIGHT days after allegedly entering a police station and giving himself up to officers, a 49-yearold man was brought before a Chaguanas Magistrate yesterday to answer a charge of murdering his ex-lover, a mother of two who was beaten on the head with a hammer.

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