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London: Daaga had an impact
Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2016

Carnival-style farewell for Crosby
St James businessman and cultural activist, Earl Crosby, was described yesterday as an emblem of a Christ-like person where he gave himself totally and solely to the culture of T&T.

Final rites for TT's Earl of Music

London: Daaga had an impact
TOBAGO House of Assembly (THA) Chief Secretary Orville London yesterday said while National Joint Action Committee (NJAC) Chief Servant Makandal Daaga never held high political office, "his impact on the social and economic landscape of this country is indisputable."

Public figures sign condolence book
WITH the passing, on Monday, of national icon Makandal Daaga, whose funeral will take place on Saturday, at the Queen's Park Savannah, a series of events to honour his life and contributions have been occurring throughout Trinidad and Tobago.

TT owes Daaga, Lee Sing
THE freedoms enjoyed by African- Trinidadians today have a lot to do with what happened in 1970. Former mayor of Port of Spain, Louis Lee Sing, made that point yesterday at the headquarters of the National Joint Action Committee (NJAC), at Duke Street, Port of Spain...

Khan: PM did not discuss health with me
PEOPLE'S National Movement (PNM) chairman Franklin Khan said while he understands that Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley's health is a matter of public interest, people must respect Rowley's right to privacy on this matter and his right to disclose whatever he deems appropriate.

Hunt for bad pay students
Students who have received funding under the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (Gate) programme and failed to complete their course of study may soon be tracked down and asked to repay those monies.

$70M from GATE bad students
TERESA Davidson, Director of the Funding and Grants Administration Department of the Education Ministry yesterday said 70 million dollars in Government Assisted Tertiary Education (GATE) programme refunds have been collected from students who have not completed their course of tertiary education.

Jealous lover behind plane bomb hoax
A jealous boyfriend was behind a July 27 bomb threat against a Ca­ribbean Airlines (CAL) flight out of New York, USA, to Guyana where the man feared his lover would reunite with her ex-husband.

CDA's hotel plan for tracking station under fire
Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA) chairman, Anthony Pierre, has given an assurance that if an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) shows that construction of a hotel at the old tracking station in Chaguaramas would disrupt the wildlife, flora and fauna of the area, the proposed project will be discontinued.

Shanghai hands over children's hospital
The billion-dollar Couva Children's Hospital was handed over to the Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UDeCOTT) last week and the State enterprise is moving to get the ball rolling for a private/public partnership so that the hospital can open its doors.

Udecott seeks expressions of interest for St Clair hotel
THE Urban Development Corporation of TT (Udecott) is seeking the interest of qualified entities to design, construct, finance and operate a world class hotel in St Clair.

WASA leaks leave Paramin dry
"SEVERAL LEAKS" were responsible for the lack of pipeborne water in Upper Paramin over the last two months, says the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA).

Suspension for corporation worker on fraud charge
ONE employee charged with fraud at the Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation has been suspended until further notice. Sources told the Express Ian Gokool, the corporation's road officer who appeared before the Port of Spain Magistrates' Court on Monday, was suspended on Tuesday.

Status of charged CTTRC workers still in doubt

THIRTY boxes of human bones are taking up valuable and limited space at the Forensic Science Centre in St James while 14 unclaimed bodies remain on ice in the Centre's morgue leading to Forensic Pathologist Dr Valery Alexandrov yesterday calling for a bone depository to be set up at the Centre.

Retired architect in custody
A RETIRED architect residing in Pennsylvania, USA, remains in police custody as officers await instructions from the Director of Public Prosecutions in connection with thousands of bullets found at a Piparo house days ago.

Man, 23, hunted down and killed
A man was chased, caught and killed in Claxton Bay yesterday in a homicide witnessed by several people. Kervin Ransome, 23, collapsed in a drain and died at Lodge Road, Claxton Bay.

Nurses advised after social media post: Be aware of your conduct
President of the T&T Registered Nurses Association (TTRNA), Gwendolyn Loobie-Snaggs, says nurses need to be aware of their conduct and be properly educated when taking their break period during duty at the nation's hospitals.

14% drop in car thefts say cops
The Police Service is reporting a drop in the number of reported cases of stolen vehicles as for the period January 1 to July 31, 2016 there have been 364 cases when compared to 423 for the corresponding period last year.

Plead guilty to espionage
FIVE Trini Muslims jailed in Venezuela since 2014, for alleged involvement in terrorist activities, have been told to plead guilty to a lesser charge of espionage so they could be sentenced and then deported back to Trinidad.

$500,000 bail for helicopter pilot
TONYA D'ALMADA, a helicopter pilot who was arrested and charged for possession of over $1 million in cocaine at her Diego Martin home last month, was granted bail at the Port-of-Spain Magistrates court yesterday morning.

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