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Posted: Monday, July 9, 2018

Five mile no-go-zone around ruptured gas well
THE Maritime Services division of the Ministry of Works and Transport has placed a five mile demarcation zone around a ruptured gas line which began spewing a mix of gas and mud into the Gulf of Paria.

Expect higher prices after blown well
Expect fish prices to increase if State-owned Petrotrin fails to fix a ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Paria.

Tighter security for Success/Laventille
The Ministry of Education will be beefing up security at the Success/Laventille Secondary School amid fears for the safety of students and staff

More UTT retrenchments expected today
Staff at the University of T&T (UTT) are bracing for more retrenchment notices to be served today. Dismissal notices are expected to be served by UTT president Sarim Al-Zubaidy at the Agora Campus in Chaguanas in the second phase of a mass retrenchment exercise at the institution.

BOARDWALK BLOODBATH: Gunmen spray bullets, 3 killed

Two shot dead at Chaguaramas Boardwalk
Gunplay at the Chaguaramas Boardwalk left two men dead and four others injured including an eight-year-old boy. Scores of people who were relaxing on the Boardwalk had to scamper to safety as gunshots rang out. Police identified of the dead as Fabien Williams.

Gunmen kill 'wrong' man
A ST JAMES man was shot dead early yesterday morning during a incident in which police believe another man was the intended target.

HDC partners with private sector
THE Housing Development Corporation (HDC) recently entered a public-private partnership (PPP) to provide housing for families on its database.

Minister: I will never be a crook
QUOTING former US president Harry S Truman that, "You can't get rich in politics unless you are a crook," Rural Development and Local Government Minister Kazim swore last week, "I will never be a crook."

Judge makes plea for gay couples
Seepersad was speaking at the 147th anniversary of the Susumachar Presbyterian Church in San Fernando yesterday when he called on the congregation to treat same-sex couples equally.

Presbyterians silent on same sex unions
Months after the landmark ruling on T&T buggery laws, a High Court judge yesterday criticised the Presbyterian church for being silent on the issue of same-sex unions.

Engines stolen
ERIN fishermen are calling on Minister of National Security Edmund Dillon to protect them from criminal elements while they are out at sea trying to make a living to feed their families.

Cops: Lodge Road, an emerging crime hotspot
CENTRAL Division police yesterday described an entire community at Lodge Road, Claxton Bay as the newest crime hotspot crime area, and they believe gangsters from Port of Spain are being harboured in Lodge Road by the son of a prisoner who remains incarcerated on drugs, murder and kidnapping charges.

Temple vandalized
THE Lower Mc Bean Hindu Mandir in Couva was broken into by criminals who destroyed a murti (holy statues) during the early morning hours last Friday. The vandals broke the murti Durga Devi while pulling out jewellery and saris.

Inmates with 'scabies like' disease
Prison officers are calling for immediate medical intervention to stop the spread of a "scabies like" disease among inmates at the Maximum Security Prison (MSP) in Arouca.

Tewarie: IMF statement shows T&T still in economic hole

TT credit unions account for over half of region's total
MINISTER of Labour Jennifer Baptiste-Primus says local credit unions account for over half of all credit unions in the Caribbean region. There are approximately 297 credit unions in the region, with 130 based in TT.

Law Association sulks over Govt silk
THE Law Association (LATT) is seeking an urgent meeting with Attorney General Faris Al Rawi to discuss the appointment of "silk." In a letter to AG Faris Al-Rawi last Friday, LATT president Douglas Mendes, SC, said, "There is no established or uniform for notice to the profession that the appointment of silk is under consideration, for the making of applications, or for consultation among stakeholders."

Coconut vendor held with cocaine
A 55-year-old coconut vendor was arrested during a joint exercise by members of the Port-of-Spain CID and Task Force early yesterday for trafficking cocaine around the Queen's Park Savannah near Queen's Royal College.

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