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Cops placed on desk duty
Posted: Monday, July 6, 2020

Police killings: Cops placed on desk duty
Three killed by cops in Morvant

Griffith: Illogical to suspend all officers in shooting
Police Commissioner Gary Griffith is knocking the Law Association's call to suspend the 12 police officers who were present on Saturday in Morvant when Noel Diamond, Israel Clinton and Joel Jacobs were shot dead during an alleged confrontation.

Griffith slams Law Association on comments on 'police killings'
"There is no concern about police officers being shot at, or death threats to police officers, or hundreds of civilians being killed annually (not by police), or planned mayhem, or mob behaviour, or the destruction caused by some to destabilise the country."

3 new Covid cases
Cruise ship workers fear longer quarantine

UK travel quarantine rules relaxed
Participants in major upcoming sports events in England will be exempt from travel quarantine rules, Britain's Culture Secretary has said.

Struggling to cope with death of Israel
Relative of one of three shot dead by police in Morvant:

"This candidate's removal is a direct consequence of insensitive and objectionable statements made by him at a campaign launch recently. Such statements are not representative of our party or country's position."

PNM candidate apologises for calling US a s---hole country
"It is a great contrast to (US) President (Donald) Trump who has gone against his scientists and his experts and now America is a s---hole country. Sorry to say that. And we will have to make sure that we don't allow Americans to come in to Trinidad. You know all them Trinidadians who run into America and they have to send back their barrel and so forth. Make sure that you tell them stay out of Trinidad for the rest of the year. All of your family and them."

Nacta: UNC 'safe seat' nominees could determine election
"Whereas, previously, marginal seats determined the outcome of an election, in this election, nominees in seats bordering marginals could influence the latter's outcome."

MSJ hopes to 'create a balance' in Parliament
Saying there should not be any more delays, he called on the Government to immediately sign the legal documents to allow the transfer ownership from Petrotrin to Patriotic Energies and Technologies Company.

Padarath 'to return this week on chartered flight'
This, as United National Congress (UNC) officials confirmed Padarath was selected as the candidate for Princes Town in the ­August 10 election.

Kamla replaces 10 MPs
Sweeping changes to UNC line-up...

Jitters as 12 UNC MPs face the axe
Already four of them have bowed out of the race – Tabaquite MP Suruj Rambachan, Caroni East MP Dr Tim Gopeesingh, Chaguanas West MP Ganga Singh and Dr Fuad Khan, MP for San Juan/Barataria.

Lee Sing: Columbus should leave Port of Spain
"But you can't recuse yourself when you lead on a fundamental matter. The facts are there. Would the statue be better served in the Moruga Museum (as had been suggested)? And I think it would. But I don't think in the now, particularly when the whole world is saying, 'No, no, no Columbus, bye bye Columbus,',we should be encouraging and having a long, drawn-out debate on whether Columbus should remain in Port of Spain.
I think Columbus should leave Port of Spain and go somewhere, and I think the time has come for us to say so with one voice."

Hinds: Growing 'army' of idle young men a danger to TT

Limers charged for breaching covid19 rules
SIXTY-ONE people arrested in a Belmont bar by IATF officers on Friday night have been charged for breach of public health ordinance regulations. Sources told Newsday some were granted station bail, while others will have to appear before a Port of Spain magistrate on Monday.

Theatre icon James Lee Wah dies
In 1980, he founded the National Drama Association (NDATT) – a non-profit organisation. In 1976 he co-founded the San Fernando Theatre Workshop and served as its director for most of its existence. The San Fernando Arts Council, founded in 1969, was also the brainchild of Lee Wah. The council is the producer of the annual NGC Sanfest competition. The father of three also published Gayap, a cultural magazine.

James Lee Wah has died

Selling nuts on hold, Makeisha settles into med school life at UWI
Simon began selling nuts and channa with her mother Nekisha on the streets in Princes Town and San Fernando to raise money to start classes after UWI accepted her last year. They made a public plea for financial help and members of the public responded resoundingly.

Missing Persons Alert!
Oropouche Police are currently searching for 16-year-old Sita Baldeo. Sita of Julien Trace, Barrackpore was reported missing to officers of the Oropouche Police Station by her mother yesterday...In a separate incident, Cunupia Police are seeking the urgent assistance from the public in locating missing 18-year-old Michelle Dhannsar.

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