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Daaga remembered
Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Missing mom found
THREE siblings who on Monday walked into Newsday's offices asking that a story be done on their mother who had been missing for a week were yesterday breathing sighs of relief over the news that she was found and is safe .

CJ joins PM, AG, President on vacation
THE Prime Minister, President, Attorney General, and Chief Justice are all out of the country for one reason for another. And the Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams is on three months vacation.

Sport minister sends congrats to Olympians
MINISTER of Sport Darryl Smith has sent his congratulations to the Trinidad and Tobago athletes who have competed in the Olympic Games. Smith said yesterday he was in contact with the athletes via WhatsApp and continues to lend his support.

Gillette among 22 judges at Olympics

ALWAYS on the lookout for a good bet, local punters are hoping to cash in on the fortunes of our athletes who are currently competing in the Rio Olympics in Brazil, seeking to bring sporting honour and glory to this country.

Liseli: Daaga strong in belief in unity of the races
Makandal Daaga was strong in his belief in unity of the races to the end, and he encouraged people to know their history. This was how widow Liseli ­Daaga yesterday chose to remember the legacy her late husband...

Daaga remembered
Kafra Kambon, head of the Emancipation Support Committee, one of Makandal Daaga's right hand men during the 1970s Black Power revolution, first met him when he was president of the guild at the University of the West Indies (UWI) in the late 1960s.

NJAC members vow to continue Daaga's dream
Makandal Daaga's words will still linger on among the elders of the National Joint Action Committee (NJAC) when he called on them to represent the soul of the movement.

TTMA: Servant of the people
The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association (TTMA) yesterday praised National Joint Action Committee (NJAC) Chief Servant Makandal Daaga as a "great servant of the people." In a statement, the TTMA acknowledged the role played by Daaga in the black power movement in TT in the 1970's.

Kangaloo mourns Daaga
ACTING President Christine Kangaloo yesterday mourned the passing of former NJAC leader, Makandal Daaga.

OWTU calls for Petrotrin audit
Former Petrotrin executives accused of paying themselves hefty pensions, performance bonuses and salaries to the tune of millions of dollars, must be investigated and charged if found guilty.

Khan orders more corporation audits
Local Government Minister Franklin Khan says audits for other regional corporations will begin at week's end.

Colleagues claim threats
Two days after four employees of the Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation (CTTRC) appeared in court on fraud charges, municipal police yesterday had to stop a meeting in which one of the accused was allegedly a participant, after three of the accused still reported for duty.

Patriotic song contest aims at the youths
An initiative supported by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to engender a greater sense of patriotism and republicanism in the minds and attitudes of young people was launched officially yesterday.

Teen dies 3 days after accident
After fighting for his life for three days following a motor vehicular accident along the Malabar Extension Road, Arima, 18-year-old Ezekiel Burton died yesterday.

OAS workers turn on union
With no money to buy food or books for their children, OAS workers turned on the Oilfields Workers' Trade Union yesterday, accusing senior union officials of using poor people to fulfil a political agenda.

Wallerfield crash victims complain to acting CoP over bad probe
Lawyers representing four friends who were seriously injured in an accident during a circuit racing event in Wallerfield last month, are calling on acting Police Commissioner Harold Phillip to explain why the vehicle involved in the incident was not impounded by police.

Police officers charged with bribery
TWO police officers will appear in the Princes Town court on Friday charged with receiving a bribe from a man they went to arrest.

Policeman denied bail
THE 27-year-old Special Reserve Police (SRP) constable who is accused of robbing a money-lender and his family, was denied bail yesterday by an Arima Magistrate.

Motorcyclist killed in accident

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