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Posted: Sunday, April 9, 2017

The debate over whether capital punishment should be reimplemented in Trinidad and Tobago has sparked heated debate on both sides of the divide - one which has taken on greater fervour with the recent spate of heinous murders, now at 143 for the year so far.

Cabinet rejects Port Authority offer to renew ferry contract
THE Port Authority wrote to Inter-continental Shipping Company Ltd (ISCL) in April 2016, informing the company of its intention to renew its contract for 18 months for the Super-Fast Galicia before the Cabinet had signed off on this decision, in what appeared to be a cart-before-the-horse situation.

Out of proportion
Education Minister Anthony Garcia says media reports on school violence are distorted.

West: TTPS needs more training deal with sensitive situations which they may encounter.

West: No politics in PCA
Director of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) David West says the body is not subjected to political interference.

West: Let UWI students enlist in Police Service
David West, Director Police Complaints Authority, (PCA) has called for graduates of the University of the West Indies to enlist as members of the Police Service.

PCA gets most complaints about Northern Division cops

Under the gun in Enterprise
... struggling to live in the underbelly of the crime beast

Williams disregards fugitive cop

T&T debt past acceptable
University economist Dr Vaalmikki Arjoon: T&T's debt to GDP has moved from 56.4 per cent and is now estimated to be 62 per cent.

A blow to TT
UWI lecturer and economist Dr Roger Hosein has observed that Trinidad and Tobago may have "potentially lost" the offshore platform fabricating industry with the relocation of the Angelin platform to an overseas fabricating yard.

Gaspard okays 'less than ideal' DPP office at South mall

Ambassador: Lift ban on Brazilian corned beef

Crackdown on illegal HDC occupants
HDC unit owners who have been illegally profiting from the low cost of the housing by subletting their homes will also be dealt with.

Overuse of anti-biotics, the 'next apocalypse'
Bacteria, viruses and fungi becoming resistant to antibiotics in many countries around the world, which could "throw us back to the dark ages."

Copeland: UWI St Augustine crammed to capacity
...Debe campus remains 85 per cent complete

New MATT president: We won't be a union
THE MEDIA Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT) will not be turned into a trade union says newly elected president Vernon Ramesar.

Shannen will get $1M...if Life Fund approves

'UNC making Shannen a political issue'
Deyalsingh said the UNC, and more specifically, one of its Senators, attorney Gerald Ramdeen was doing more harm than good by threatening to take legal action against the Ministry of Health

Deyalsingh: Ten year olds attempting suicide
Concerned that ten year olds were attempting suicide in T&T, secretary of the Association of Psychiatrists of T&T, Dr Varma Deyalsingh, yesterday called on parents to be more vigilant in observing suicidal traits in their children.

'Cut the smut'
Police go after minors in porn photos

Gays are targets for criminals

Bandit dies after gun battle with cop
Reports said the man was armed with a loaded Mac-10 automatic firearm when he was confronted by the officer who, at the time, was carrying his licensed police service-issued pistol.

Vendor shot dead in bed
VEGETABLE and fruit vendor Richard Desmond Daniel is the fifth person to be murdered in Tobago for the year.

Deadly bullets for man in confrontation
Police said they have since classified the killing as gang-related, since Alleyne was known to them as a suspect in a number of criminal investigations.

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