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Derek Walcott dies
Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017

Derek Walcott dies
ACCOLADES to a man, who represented the entire Caribbean, rolled in as news of his death spread throughout the country and the wider world.

World mourns
Sir Derek loses battle with kidney disease

world mourns loss of 'great' Nobel Laureate

...Local author suggests a theatre in his name
NOTHING less than the establishment of a Derek Walcott Theatre should be considered in paying tribute to the late Nobel Laureate, local author Lawrence Scott said yesterday.

TWO forest rangers on duty near the Mt St Benedict Monastery prevented the possible murder of a 32-year-old woman and her one-year-old daughter whom they rescued from two men who were savagely beating both

Govt to draw down $1.7 billion from HSF
On May 13, 2016, the Government made its first draw down of US$375.05 million from the fund. At that time, the balance in the fund was US$5.796 billion and, after the ­withdrawal, the balance was US$5.420 billion.

House passes bill to end preliminary probes
Tabaquite MP Suruj Rambachan said in his contribution to the debate that the Opposition was in favour of abolishing the preliminary enquiries but against removing powers from the magistracy and placing it into the hands of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Young defends Al-Rawi on PI bill
...the legislation establishes, "time frames on getting an accused before the court," Young said this is being opposed by, "certain persons trying to protect their turf and their domain and not the rights of their clients."

New law more cost effective

Young said the bill was designed to expedite the criminal justice system, will also increase cost effectiveness on all sides since laywers will not be earning two sets of fees from doing preliminary enquiries as well as further trials resulting from this

No risk to entire blood bank supply, says minister

Judges must declare assets
Senior Counsel Pamela Elder has voiced her support for the Miscellaneous Provisions (Trial by Judge Alone) Bill, 2017 currently being debated in Parliament.

Employees taken by surprise: Govt closes GHRS
Prior to the announcement, they had no idea they would soon be out of jobs.

Cuffie: We couldn't afford $8M for GHRS

Ramsingh Sharma faces lawsuit
Composer and writer Lewis Rowans, who holds a BSc in music from the United Kingdom, is claiming to be the composer of the song and is demanding his share of the royalties and winnings earned by Maharaj.

Four suspects still in custody
...sources said investigators were also contemplating making a deal with one of the suspects to help determine how Joseph was killed.

Imam: Nyasha killed worse than an animal
Supporting Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley's death penalty stance, a Muslim cleric yesterday lamented that PC Nyasha Joseph

CrimeStoppers: Rewards not paid publicly
CrimeStoppers yesterday responded to the newspaper report which stated the fisherman who spotted the body of WPC Nyasha Joseph in the Gulf of Paria is claiming the $25,000 reward offered for information leading to her recovery.

Mentally ill man shot dead by cops

Cops kill mentally ill man
"Using the gun should be the last resort of the police...not the first," said Purdy Augustine, a relative of Marchan. "Police have no training when it comes to this. They could have shot and wounded him. They could have called St Ann's for help..."

Regiment probing 'sexually improper' incident
THE Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (Regiment) yesterday confirmed it was investigating a claim of sexually inappropriate behaviour involving persons training to become potential officer cadets at Teteron Barracks, Chaguaramas.

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