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Rio throws final party
Posted: Monday, August 22, 2016

PM: Olympic dream still alive
The Rio Games is not the end of T&T's Olympic dream, says Prime Minister Keith Rowley, in his congratulatory message to bronze medallist Keshorn Walcott.

Rio throws final party to say goodbye to 2016
Rio de Janeiro and the world bid farewell yesterday to the first Olympic Games in South America, a 16-day spectacle that combined numerous highlight reel moments with ugly and even bizarre episodes that sometimes overshadowed the competitions.

IN an unprecedented move, the Police Complaints Authority (PCA), on Tuesday last, secured three summonses to charge a trustee of the Police Social and Welfare Association (PSWA ). The member is being accused of failing to supply documents and information relative to an investigation being conducted by the PCA into the "Day of Total Policing"

Integrity issues notice
THE Integrity Commission has signalled its intention to to make an ex parte injunction application to the High Court, with respect to persons who have not filed their Declarations of Income, Assets and Liabilities (Form A) and Statements of Registrable Interests (Form B) for the period of 2003 to 2004.

Moonilal: Fire the EBC
OROPOUCHE East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal is urging President Anthony Carmona to fire the Chairman and Commissioners of the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) following last Friday's ruling, by Justice Mira Dean-Amorer, on five elections petitions lodged by the United National Congress (UNC).

CDA to reclaim convention centre
Plans are afoot by the Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA) to reclaim the historical Chaguaramas Hotel and Convention Centre, which was leased to an investor by the former People's Partnership government.

Rowley and the Arts
CULTIVATE an interest in the arts.

Aaliyah dancing her way to China
UNLIKE many 18 year-olds, Aaliyah Stephanie Lewis, also known as "Billion talent", is involved in numerous activities such as dancing, graphic design, cosmetology, costume designing and choreography, with her most recent success being awarded a scholarship at the Beijing Dance Academy in China.

Non-profit opens a door for young film-makers

Garcia appalled at 'bastardisation' of National Anthem
Education Minister, Anthony Garcia, is dismayed at "the bastardisation" of the country's national anthem on many occasions, and especially, the way it was being sung in a television advertisement that ran during the coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games.

Protest at Roodal Moonilal Ramai Trace Hindu School
THE Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of the Dr Roodal Moonilal Ramai Trace Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) Primary School at Debe, staged a placard demonstration yesterday to demand that Education Minister, Anthony Garcia, address the school's woes immediately.

Ministry 'not doing enough to fight Zika'
MEMBER of Parliament for Couva North Ramona Ramdial has called the Zika virus an "epidemic" in the country, and criticised Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh for his handling of the mitigation of the virus.

Pan Trinbago head calls for more prayer
PAN Trinbago President, Keith Diaz, called on members of the steelpan fraternity, and the entire nation by extension, to engage in prayer and to use the steelpan as a medium for peace in these troubled times.

23 graduate from PTSC'S technician programme
THERE is a need for this country to consider a holistic programme of structured apprenticeship to harness the varied skills and talents of the nation's young people.

Two Tobago teens killed as car flips
Two teenagers are dead following a motor vehicular accident yesterday morning in Tobago. The deceased have been identified as 19-year-old Lariann Perez and 13-year-old Shian Thomas, both of Tobago.

US envoy: It's time to speak out against abuse
US Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago John Estrada told the Express people must speak up against abuse. "You have people in the community that do not want to speak up about this. It brings a bad light on the community if you speak up, you may get retaliated against."

Nine-year-old was executed
Southern Division police now believe nine-year-old Seon Paul was executed and not hit by a stray bullet as they initially believed.

Was he a target?
WAS there a hit on nine-yearold Cyon Emmanuel Paul who died of gunshot wounds on Friday night not far from his La Romaine home?

Bandit nabbed wearing stolen sneakers
A 20-year-old man of First Street, Diego Martin, who robbed a 36-year-old woman of a pair of blue Adidas sneakers and other items shortly after midday on Saturday, was nabbed by police after he was found wearing the stolen sneakers on his way to lime in Port of Spain.

$200,000 in cash burnt in bar fire
Over $200,000 in cash went up in flames yesterday as fire destroyed a bar in Chase Village, Chaguanas.

Maxi driver murdered, abandoned in Caroni

Maxi taxi driver robbed and killed
INSTEAD of spending money for school books for her one of her two children, 40-year-old Judy Subero has to put whatever she has towards burying her husband who was murdered early yesterday morning.

Woman police leads hotel raid in central exercise
IN an anti crime exercise supervised by Snr Supt Florence Hodge-Griffith, a total of 15 illegal immigrants were detained when she along with officers of the Central Division Task Force, Central Operations and Major Crime Unit, carried out a raid at the popular Rich Gold Hotel, Chase Village, Chaguanas on Thursday.

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