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69 'rescued' from Arouca church
Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019

Former CJ Satnarine Sharma dies
He was this country's eight post-Independence Chief Justice, having been appointed in 2002. Sharma, 76, died at his home in Maraval yesterday. He was recently diagnosed with cancer and was receiving treatment.

69 rescued from cages at Arouca church
These people both men and women are believed to be victims of "modern day slavery" and "human trafficking" according to Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith who spoke to the Guardian Media Limited's Lead Investigative desk Mark Bassant earlier on Wednesday just outside the Transformed Life Ministry Rehabilitation Centre.

Ramadharsingh: Concerns were raised and dealt with
Former Minister of the People and Social Development under the People's Partnership Government Dr Glen Ramadharsingh, in condemning the housing of the mentally ill and socially displaced in cages at the Transformed Life Ministry (TLM) in Arouca, said yesterday that during his tenure as minister in 2013/2014 concerns were raised as to the methodologies and it was dealt with.

'Some had maggots, I cleaned, bathe them' says detained rehab pastor
The pastor told the JSC members that he had over 25 years' experience in working with socially displaced people in Trinidad and Tobago. "I pick them up on the streets, bring them by me, bathe them, clean them. Some of them were wounded with maggots and worms and rejected by the hospital at times. So I have a great experience working with them as time go alone. I work with about 200 people under the Ministry of Social Development and my experience was not too nice," he said.

Deyalsingh: They were getting act together
Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh said yesterday, the Transformed Life Ministry rehabilitation centre was in the process of improving the standard of its operations for it to be registered as an approved home under his ministry.

I am glad it happened
69 'clients' removed from Transformed Life Ministry

Captive 'congregation'
"This is like a horror movie," said a family member whose relative was among 69 people discovered locked in cages at the Transformed Life Ministry Rehabilitation Centre in on the Eastern Main Road, Arouca, yesterday morning during a raid by police.

Young disturbed by caged people at church
National Security Minister Stuart Young this morning expressed concern and shock after police rescued 69 men and women from slave-like conditions during an overnight raid.

TT among 64 bad-pay countries to UN
THIS country is one of 64 out of 193 yet to pay their mandatory annual contribution to the United Nation's regular budget and working capital fund for this year. This is the account that allows the international body to conduct its day-to-day activities.

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