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Rowley forms committee
Posted: Friday, July 3, 2020

Rowley forms committee to probe depressed communities after protests
THE PRIME MINISTER has appointed a new committee to examine and establish the causes of disquiet and dissatisfaction among disenfranchised communities throughout the country.

Watkins leads community recovery team

Shabazz: Community will come first
Football coach Jamaal Shabazz withheld comments on his expectations and responsibilities as part of a government-appointed community recovery programme on Thursday. A few days earlier, he had advocated people's right to protest.

Heavy police presence in Port of Spain amid news of more protests

Clifton Towers residents: Shame on police
Residents of Clifton Towers on Clifton Hill, Port of Spain, cry shame on police after they reportedly fired indiscriminately at tenants on Tuesday during protests.

PM hopes protest organisers will be brought to justice
There was evidence in Tuesday's protests in Port-of-Spain of people with political ambitions associating with criminal elements - and what was anticipated by protest organisers was a far worse situation than what occurred. However, police did their job to prevent organisers from perpetrating a worse situation.

Kamla on new committee: PM trying to mamaguy TT
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar said the national recovery programme to address issues in at-risk communities announced by the Prime Minister on Thursday is an attempt to "mamaguy" the country. She said the PM's "useless" press conference was an attempt to gain sympathy and play the blame game.

PCA waiting eight years for more power
A statement issued by the PCA, hours after the Prime Minister said that the body was not functioning as it should, itemised the number of legislative changes it needed to deliver speedier results. The PCA has been thrown into the public spotlight after police shot and killed three men at Second Caledonia, Morvant on Saturday and video footage showed two of the men with the hands in the air when they were confronted by a dozen officers. The confrontation took place less than 12 hours after a police officers, PC Allen Moseley, was shot dead in the same district.

Fuad Abu Bakr gets $75,000 bail
Abu Bakr, who was arrested during protests in Port of Spain on Monday, has been charged with six offences. These include obstructing a police officer in the execution of his duty and three counts of assaulting a police officer at the Black Lives Matter protest at the Queen's Park Savannah on June 8.

Rowley: West Park made me enemies
Disputed land which now houses West Park, Diego Martin and which is to be the location of a recreational park and $230 million in government projects, has made Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley a few enemies, he said yesterday. Dr Rowley turned the sod for the new Diego Martin Regional Complex and the Diego Martin Vehicular Overpass there yesterday.

PCA responds to PM: Powers too limited
The PCA said it has sought amendments to improve functionality, including, but not limited to...

Pereira frightened by 43 police killings for 2020

Scotland chosen as PNM PoS South candidate
"We think he will be a good leader for the constituency. He is experienced as a lawyer and works in the Port of Spain area."

Cudjoe walks her talk
THE election bell has not been rung but PNM Tobago West candidate Shamfa Cudjoe's campaigning has begun. The Tobago West MP held a walkabout throughout the constituency on Monday to hear residents' concerns and render assistance, if necessary.

MSJ candidate: 'We are the voice of reason'
Ernesto Kesar, Movement for Social Justice candidate for Point Fortin, says the party is needed as a "balance between the two juggernauts," the ruling People's National Movement (PNM) and the Opposition United National Congress (UNC).

Cops in hotspots concerned about personal safety
"There is, in fact, a concern by all officers who are working in the hot spots areas in terms of the threats put in the public space and we will not cower as a body and we will not be intimidated by the threats," said Gideon Dickson, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Welfare and Social Association.

PM to protesters: Seek justice, but not revenge
Following widespread protests in and around Port of Spain over the killings of three men by police, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has said there is a big difference between justice and revenge.

PM warns gangsters against retaliation
That's the message from Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday to people in communities who feel they can engage the police in gunfights.

UNC candidate apologises for calling TTPS the enemy

Threats against police being investigated
Following days of city-wide protests in Port-of-Spain and tension following the fatal shooting of three men in Second Caledonia, Morvant, last weekend, threats have been made against officers of the law.

Digicel seeks injunction over number portability
In the notice of application, Digicel wants the court to restrain TSTT from "rejecting customer requests to port their mobile telephone numbers from TSTT to Digicel TT" for reasons other than what is contained in the February 2016 contract between mobile providers in TT.

Taxi drivers to receive $750 fuel relief grant

Man buys Licensing Office a typewriter to get taxi badge
The post goes on to say that officials at Licensing agreed that if they got a typewriter they would be able to provide the taxi badge.

Mother of 5 stabbed to death on way to report man to cops
A passerby heard a woman, later identified as Dick, let out blood-curdling screams and anonymously contacted police who immediately responded. They found her body near a bus shed at the Southern Main Road opposite Christian Drive in Plaisance Park. The killer had already left.

Arts groups distance selves from 'contractor' accused of sexual grooming
The 2 Cents Movement aims to assist and promote young spoken-word artists. In a post on its website and Facebook page, the 2 Cents Movement said that after taking action over the allegations, it decided to re-engage the alleged offender, whom it described as a "contractor," on a project basis.

Four charged with businessman's murder
Four people are scheduled to appear before a Scarborough Virtual Magistrates Court on Friday, charged with the murder of Carenage businessman Koongenbeharry Jaisarie also known as Jai, 64. The Director of Public Prosecutions gave the all-clear for charges to be laid on Thursday.

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