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PM returns home today
Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2016

PM returns home today
PRIME MINISTER Dr Keith Rowley returns home today.

There was a smile on Michelle-Lee Ahye's face when she was introduced by the announcer, ahead of her Olympic Games women's 200 metres first round heat, at the Joao Havelange Olympic Stadium, here in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, yesterday.

A TUNAPUNA family is seeking answers from the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC) following the death of one of their relatives who had gone there for treatment of suspected Zika.

T&T to ship more goods to Venezuela
Christopher Alcazar, a director of the T&T Manufacturers' Association (TTMA), has confirmed to the T&T Guardian that local manufacturers are preparing to ship more goods to Venezuela at month end.

Zika unconfirmed cases in the thousands
THE Ministry of Health is reminding citizens that four of five persons infected with the zika virus will not show any symptoms of it and that only "high risk" cases are being confirmed by the Caribbean Public Health Agency.

Children's Authority impresses UNICEF
UNICEF'S Regional Director (Latin America and the Caribbean) Marķa Cristina Perceval has praised the Children's Authority for building a solid and robust organisation. In a statement, the authority said Perceval commended it during a visit to its offices last week.

'Fish industry at a standstill'
SEVERAL fishing associations are planning a mass meeting today with affected fisher folk, vendors and members of the public who have been hard hit by claims that the fish being caught off Trinidad's south-western peninsula, was toxic.

Moonilal bats for CEPEP
FLOODING, economic hardship and political cronyism will result from the Government's dismissal of existing CEPEP contractors and their workers to be replaced by friends of the Government, warned Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal in a statement yesterday.

Acting commissioner on police clubs: Leading youths away from a life of crime

OJTs hired to help at forensic
Two weeks after pathologist Dr Valery Alexandrov walked off the job in frustration at the Forensic Science Centre (FSC), St James, saying he was overworked, three temporary employees have been hired to assist him and other pathologists.

Dillon to keep 'eye' on accused
National Security Minister Edmund Dillon said yesterday Government would put measures in place to monitor prisoners who would secure bail in the wake of the expiration of the Bail (Amendment) Bill and Anti-Gang legislation.

Anti-Gang Act expires Expect no bail rush, says Sturge
Opposition Senator, attorney Wayne Sturge said yesterday that the expiration of the Anti-Gang and Bail (Amendment) Act, as of midnight on Sunday, does not mean that the floodgates would be open for offenders to be automatically released on bail.

ABM and credit card fraud on rise—cops
Automated Banking Machine (ABM) fraud involving bank card transactions and credit card fraud are on the increase, senior officials at the Fraud Squad Unit confirmed yesterday.

Night in jail, $250 fine for litter bug
After spending a night in jail for littering after he threw a styrofoam cup on the road, an Unemployment Relief Programme (URP) worker was fined $250 yesterday.

$300 for 6 zabocas
A MAN who jumped over a fence and stole six zabocas (avocados), valued at $120, was slapped with a $300 fine yesterday in the San Fernando Magistrates' Court.

Family takes legal action, wants justice
The Sammy and Smart families are calling for justice after 50-year-old Florence Sammy-Smart was left paralysed at Scarborough General Hospital, following routine surgery to remove a boil below her right chest, in April.

School guard robbed in classroom
CHAGUANAS police are in search of two men who robbed a school security guard yesterday.

$50,000 bail for SRP charged with assaulting cop
A special reserve policeman who was charged with three criminal offences, including assaulting a colleague, has been granted $50,000 bail.

Detained nine still in Turkey
The nine T&T nationals detained in Turkey have not yet left there to return home and they are still being processed by Turkish authorities, National Security Minister Edmund Dillon confirmed yesterday.

Under siege
Chinese businesses and residents are under attack by bandits in Santa Rosa Heights, Arima.

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