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More than 2,500 protection orders breached
Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Webster-Roy: More than 2,500 protection orders breached
She said data from the police Crime and Problem Analysis unit showed that from 2010 to June 12, 2020 a total of 2,664 protection orders were breached across nine divisions. Independent Senator Paul Richards in his later contribution said the figure amounted to about one quarter of the total protection orders issued for that period.

Chocolate producer walks the talk with boycott
"We're in the midst of a global movement where all across the planet people are questioning the status quo. Systemic bullying is becoming increasingly visible through Black Lives Matter movement and all of us are practising increased courage.

Update: 4,385 samples sent for COVID-19 testing to date

Ferry sailings cancelled day after port protests
The Trinidad and Tobago Inter-Island Company is advising the public that the Galleons Passage's 8 am sailing from Port of Spain and 4 pm sailing from Scarborough are cancelled on Wednesday.

Despite sparse crowd, protesters demand justice for baby Aniya
A flyer posted on social media yesterday called for all those concerned to gather at City Gate in Port of Spain at 1pm to protest the tragic murder of two-year-old, Aniya McLeod. A measly crowd of less than ten showed up. The toddler was shot to death on Friday night while in her father's car near Bamboo Trace, Tunapuna. Her father, Stefon, also died in the shooting.

Aniah's mom slams PoS protesters
"When they talk about COVID and the Government this and that, then they are just using my child as an excuse to play they protesting, Jaggernauth said. "I don't think if they are protesting about the child and the death and they protesting about that, that doesn't have anything to do with coronavirus or the pandemic or anything, so I don't see why he would do that.

Senator: Allow same-sex couples to apply for protection orders
"Protection should be for all." That is the view of Independent Senator Hazel Thompson-Ahye, who on Monday lamented that the Domestic Violence (Amendment) Bill, 2020 does not allow persons in same-sex relationships to apply for protection orders.

Paul Richards: I am a survivor of domestic violence

Carnival 2021 on but facing major changes
Barring any major change to the local COVID-19 trend, masqueraders will be chipping in the streets for Carnival 2021, Culture Minister Nyan Gadsby-Dolly confirmed yesterday.

Minister: No final decision on Carnival 2021... yet

What is the future of Caribbean festivals?

PNM Women on UNC Senator's scandalous claims: Where's the evidence?
That's the response from the Women's League of the People's National Movement (PNM) in relation to what it labelled scandalous claims from Opposition Senator Khadijah Ameen during the debate on the Domestic Violence Bill earlier this week. Senator Ameen claimed that she has evidence that PNM members have offered money in exchange for intimate photos of a United National Congress (UNC) candidate.

UNC quashes speculation over MPs
THE Opposition United National Congress (UNC) on Tuesday quashed speculation that four of its incumbents will not contest their respective constituencies in this year's general election. They are Dr Roodal Moonilal (Oropouche East), Fazal Karim (Chaguanas East), Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie (Caroni Central) and Ramona Ramdial (Couva North).

Minister: Same rules for re-entry for Beckles, Padarath
He said Minister of National Security Stuart Young had allowed Beckles to enter TT as an ambassador, after which she went into quarantine and subsequently screened virtually as a PNM candidate.

People stay away from south beaches

Landscape artist Lisa O'Connor dies
After suffering from cancer for three years, artist Lisa O'Connor died on Monday night.

Widow seeks justice after husband killed
Joseph said all she knew of his death was that the three were liming together when a gunman ran up to them. "His brother was there and his brother took his uncle and ran when they saw the gunman coming when they couldn't' get his brother, so the gunman killed my husband.

Man charged with keeping missing girl, 14, at his home
An 18-year-old man is expected to appear before a Tunapuna Magistrate today charged with harbouring a child.

Mystery over teen's killing at abandoned house
In an initial police report, investigators said they believe that "gunplay at an abandoned house in St James ended when the teenager was shot in the abdomen. Parks, who lived at LP#69 Upper Bournes Road, succumbed to her injury while at the St James Infirmary.

Tobago records third murder for 2020
AFTER more than five months without a murder, Tobago has registered three homicides in June.

Police investigate three homicides in Central Trinidad
The first incident happened on Sunday afternoon at Palm Avenue in Carli Bay during an alleged land dispute between Ravi Indar Samlal and some people in the area. Around 3 pm Samlal, 49, was found unconscious on the bathroom floor of his home by his mother Chandralika Samlal, 69, and one of his siblings, Manickchand.

Beating over 'housework': Fireman goes to prison
A firefighter who came home and put a beating on a woman over "housework, will spend the next two months in prison.

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