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PM, others all on vacation
Posted: Friday, August 5, 2016

PM, others all on vacation
PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday proceeded on vacation leave, but he will not be the only official on leave. Several top office holders are on vacation simultaneously.

Abused mom: Don't take law into your own hands

TWO FAMILIES are in shock today following the discovery of the charred bodies of their loves ones - a man and woman - who had been married for 15 years and who were said to still on very good terms although being estranged recently.

Former and present pupils, parents, fellow teachers and friends are in shock and grief following the gruesome death of beloved dance teacher Ardia Yearwood-Marchan and her husband, Peter Marchan.

Weeping man: I never tried to kill she
ADMITTING to making mistakes in the past, a weeping 49-year-old father of two yesterday denied ever laying his hands on common-law wife Gale-Ann Boodram, 42, choosing instead to tell Newsday that in his efforts to turn his life around, his family has refused to support him.

Govt will enforce GATE contracts
GOVERNMENT will ensure the proper enforcement of Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) contracts, which did not happen under its former People's Partnership (PP) predecessor.

Kamla: GATE changes unbelievable
"UNBELIEVEABLE!" That was how Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar described the decision by Government on Thursday to make fundamental changes to the structure of the Government Assisted Tertiary Education (GATE) programme as announced during a press conference by Education Minister Anthony Garcia.

'He didn't want to leave her'
EIGHTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD Hector Mc Leod was willing to stay in a room with his stroke-stricken wife as fire blazed through their home.

2 police shot in Beetham
TWO police officers are warded at the Port of Spain General Hospital after being shot by unknown assailants during an anti-crime exercise in Hell Yard, Beetham Gardens, Port of Spain on Thursday.

Young: No deviation from PNM manifesto
Acting Attorney General Stuart Young yesterday denied the decision to make some students pay part of their tuition fees was a betrayal of the People's National Movement's (PNM) commitment to education, as stated in its manifesto.

Pathologist back at work
FORENSIC pathologist Dr Valery Alexandrov resumed performing autopsies yesterday after he was given the assurance that some of his demands will be met.

Bar owner shot dead by man in helmet

Young: TT talking to Turkey

No word if 'Turkey 9' are T&T nationals
Government is still waiting on Turkish authorities to confirm that the nine people held in Turkey who were reported to be on a mission to fight with ISIS (Islamic State) are Trinidad and Tobago nationals.

Trini ISIS can face arrest
NINE Trinidadian nationals detained by Turkish authorities over a week ago could face prosecution on their return to this country. Yesterday, Minister of National Security Edmund Dillon said if there is any evidence to suggest the nine are involved in terrorist activities, the Anti Terrorism Act of 2005 will be invoked and investigations launched to ascertain if there is evidence to warrant laying of charges.

Panday: Trini ISIS fighters free to return
FORMER Minister in the Ministry of National Security Subhas Panday, yesterday said that the Anti-Terrorism Act does not allow police officers to charge the nine men who is believed to have been stranded in Turkey and were on their way to Syria to fight for ISIS.

Elderly woman perishes in house fire

Mayor: PoS facing street dwellers crisis
PORT-OF-SPAIN is under siege and has passed a crisis stage with the number of homeless people and street dwellers in the city, according to Port-of-Spain Mayor Keron Valentine.

Health worker awarded $.3M
THE Industrial Court (IC) has ordered the South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) to pay a worker close to $368,350 for failing to appoint him on transfer from the Ministry of Health, to a permanent position in the authority.

Public praised for obeying the law
HEAD of the Police Highway and Traffic Branch, Senior Superintendent Baldeo Nanan, is heaping praise on the motoring public for heeding his advice to observe all traffic rules during the recent long weekend.

Review of NP model
ENERGY Minister Nicole Olivierre has promised a review of NP's gas station models in response to warnings from the Petroleum Dealers' Association of Trinidad and Tobago (PDATT) that many stations are on the verge of closing due to poor profit margins from fuel sales and increased taxes.

Bar owner shot dead
A 42-YEAR-OLD bar owner was shot dead while closing his establishment shortly after 1.20 am yesterday. According to police reports, Earl Douglas was at his business place Club Bonafide at Western Main Road when he told patrons it was time to close up.

16 years later, man in court for murder
YADULLAH Mohammed, 37, of Wallerfield was formally charged yesterday for the murder of Sonny Chapman which occurred 16 years ago.

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