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$50m annual bill to pay 300 suspended cops
Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

$50m annual bill to pay 300 suspended cops
This problem, according to Griffith must be tackled head-on, "It is unfair to the police service because it gives the impression that I have 300 officers that are not there and it's also unfair to many of the officers who may have been on suspension for over a decade for a situation that they should have been on suspension for a few months, that is unfair to everyone."

Soldiers in homeless incident "severely disciplined"

Griffith: No contracts, no gang-killings
THE lack of gang-related killings for the month of May thus far is linked to the absence of state contracts, according to Police Commissioner Gary Griffith as he raised the issue of criminals using government contracts to buy weapons and fund their operations.

Le Hunte says he has no rift with Rowley
And despite stunning his colleagues with the move over the weekend, Le Hunte says he will remain committed to the People's National Movement (PNM) since they are his family.

Le Hunte still in race for PNM La Brea candidacy
"People in the constituency had been asking me to put my hat in the ring and I responded to that when my nomination was submitted last Monday," Le Hunte said yesterday.

Caroni/Arena dam at 26%, Tobago's schedule adjusted, says WASA
"With no meaningful rainfall thus far in May, 2020, there have been significantly lower river flows at several surface water treatment plants negatively impacting overall water production."

Jamaica gets US$520m from IMF for covid19 relief

TTUTA against July CSEC/CAPE exams; SEA projected to occur in October

Agricultural worker wants exemption to go Canada
Even as the number of positive covid19 cases continues to rise in Canada, a Chaguanas man has called on the Government to make an exemption and open the borders so agricultural workers can go overseas to work.

Digicel Bermuda is bankrupt

‘Welcome, Mr Manning'
Both Manning and Mitchell were screened last weekend. San Fernando East constituency chairman Patricia Alexis announced via Facebook that Manning got the nod from the screening committee. The executive thanked Mitchell for his service and extended best wishes to him for the future.

Trade Minister: No shortage of food supply in T&T
Making an appearance at the Ministry of Health's virtual media briefing, Gopee-Scoon reiterated that different initiatives are being employed to ensure there is food security for the foreseeable future, including spot checks at different ports of entry.

School caterers suffering during restrictions
MORE than 80 per cent of people who work for school caterers are single parents, and most of them are now unemployed because of the covid19 restrictions.

Addtional sailing times for the Galleon's Passage on Friday

Bahamian wins deportation case
In her orders, granted on Monday, Mohammed declared that the decision of the Chief Immigration Officer to issue a rejection order for Lawrence Kwasi Zogli was illegal. She declared that the decision to deport him without giving reasons for doing so was also unlawful. The rejection order was also quashed.

Retired policeman, wife murdered
Retired corporal Kenneth Makhan, 62, was found stuffed in a barrel while his wife Lillawati, 65 was found in suitcase in their Upper Welcome Road, Cunupia home. Police said they received a phone call from residents who complained of a foul stench coming from the couple's house.

Family of drowned brothers: We want answers
But relatives said the two children were not accustomed to bathing in the man-made lake and the younger of the two, Jason, was not a strong swimmer. The younger brother went after Junior to call him back but while he was near the water's edge, relatives believed someone pushed him in.

Man's body dismembered in RTA on CR Highway, Valsayn
According to police reports, at about 10.20 pm, a white Volkswagen Jetta was proceeding in a westerly direction along the highway when it struck a man, who was attempting to cross the highway just after the Curepe interchange.

Canaan woman fined $11k for cocaine, smoking apparatus
The court heard that on February 7, the unemployed woman from Milford Road was walking along 2nd Street Gaskin Bay Road, Bon Accord when she began to act suspiciously upon seeing police.

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