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PNM questions UNC commitment
Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Govt, Opposition cooperate to preserve tax bill
FOR THE FIRST time, Parliament has invoked its powers to preserve legislation between sessions.

PNM questions UNC commitment
THE ruling People’s National Movement (PNM) is questioning the commitment of the Opposition United National Congress (UNC) to TT, when it comes to supporting critical legislation in Parliament.

72 guards face uncertain future
A private security unit set up by the late prime minister Patrick Manning, which provided security at the Prime Minister’s residence, Diplomatic Centre and the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), is being disbanded and 72 officers attached to it are to be sent home.

No real answers for Tobago after Sandals talks
What should have been a one-hour presentation by the Sandals Beaches and Resorts team to Tobago stakeholders, turned into a three-hour long conversation at the Coco Reef Resort and Spa yesterday.

BHP Billiton producing major new gas
Albeit at a time of depressed oil and gas prices, BHP Billiton Trinidad and Tobago started production from its Angostura Phase 3 area, the company said in a statement yesterday.

Two maxi drivers get CNG vehicles
TWO diesel-powered maxi taxis were crushed and disposed of as part of an ongoing campaign for maxi taxi drivers to switch to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles.

Jacket and tie is not for everyone
Former Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers' Association (TTUTA) president Trevor Oliver said “jacket and tie is not for everyone”.

More holistic homework centres needed, Harvey
FATHER Clyde Harvey is calling for a more holistic approach to the way homework centres operate, saying many children today need help addressing socio- economic challenges, not just with their school work.

CIBC pledges US$1M to help sick children
CIBC Caribbean has pledged US$1 million to SickKids Caribbean aimed at saving the lives of the region’s most vulnerable cancer patients by advancing the capacity of health care professionals in the Caribbean.

Divali Nagar to cost 5 million
THIS year’s Divali Nagar celebrations, hosted by the National Council of Indian Culture (NCIC) is expected to cost approximately $5 million.

SIS appeals judge’s ruling
THE Court of Appeal has reserved its ruling in an appeal filed by Super Industrial Services (SIS) Ltd against the decision of a High Court judge who refused to lift a freeze order against the company and one of its subsidiaries earlier this year.

Women prisoners claim abuse by guards
Crying and pleading for outside intervention yesterday after they were forcibly dragged from their barricaded cells at the Women's Prison at Golden Grove, close to 30 prisoners were hog-tied using tie-straps and made to lie on the cold hard floor.

Mom pleads for help to find Penal man
A Penal mother has turned to the public for help to locate her son, Malcolm Shastri Dookie, who went missing last Thursday.

Notices served on property owners of abandoned land–minister
Public Health Inspectors (PHI) attached to the ministries of Health and Local Government have so far issued 150 public health ordinance notices to property/land owners to rid their premises of potential breeding sites for the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

102 fatal accidents at work
For the period 2006 to 2015 there were 102 fatal accidents which occurred in the workplace and the construction industry was cited as having the highest number of fatalities as it recorded 33 fatal accidents for that period.

No bail for man accused of texting girl, 11
The 29-year-old “PH” taxi driver charged with sexual grooming of an 11-year-old girl was greeted by jeers from curious onlookers as he entered the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

...Man in court for sexual grooming

Charlieville man gunned down near his home
A CHARLIEVILLE man wearing Muslim garb was gunned down while driving near his home on Monday.

Man who survived knife attack slain in home invasion
A businessman who was attacked one month ago but survived was not so lucky the second time yesterday.

Man stabbed to death a month after wife
Almost exactly one month after his wife was stabbed to death in their Carenage home, 42-year-old Raul Joseph has been killed in a similar fashion.

Bar patrons robbed
SIX patrons at a Marabella bar were robbed of a quantity of cash and valuables valued over $20,000 during a robbery yesterday morning.

Execution victims identified
THE two men who were found with their hands bound behind their backs and shot to death in some bushes near a WASA pumping station in Valencia last week Friday, have been positively identified by relatives who viewed both bodies yesterday at the Forensic Science Centre in St James.

UNC MP: TT's foreign policy in shambles
UNITED National Congress Naparima MP Rodney Charles is claiming that this country's foreign policy is in shambles because the Government has not been able to determine whether nine people recently held in Turkey, reportedly en route to join the Islamic State terrorist group, also known as ISIS, are in fact TT nationals.

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