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T&T officers involved in sex trafficking
Posted: Monday, July 20, 2020

CARICOM report: T&T officers involved in sex trafficking
According to investigations carried out in the Venezuelan town of Tucupita, which included interviews with human traffickers, some of the gangs in the region are headed and operated by law-enforcement officers from Trinidad & Tobago.

Back to school for SEA pupils

State hit with 16 COVID-related lawsuits since March
"I believe we are up to 16 lawsuits now from Anand Ramlogan and Gerald Ramdeen where they doing everything from trying to repeal and strike out the regulations so that they can open the borders, importantly, so that they can set free COVID positive patients and so that they can basically collapse Trinidad and Tobago."

Updated: Three more COVID-19 samples submitted for testing
There have been no new confirmed cases of the virus. The number of cases remains at 137. To date, a total of 124 people have recovered from the virus while eight COVID-19 related deaths have been recorded.

Trini students in India to return this week
National Security Minister Stuart Young indicated at a Ministry of Health virtual media briefing last week that the students had applied for exemptions. The Ministry assured that it continues to work assiduously to process requests for exemptions from nationals stuck abroad as the country's borders remain closed due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Racism in the Caribbean: Children feel its sting too
She said there's no denying that racism does in fact exist and is quite prevalent in the region, however she thinks it imperative that we in the Caribbean take time to dismantle the systems of oppression that makes it possible for racism and the injustices attached to it, to thrive.

Tobago's main ridge forest reserve to become man and the biosphere site

7 killed over bloody weekend

Chef stabbed in row; five others shot

Three murders in 24 hours

A PNM child and mother of 5
Morris-Julian did not intend on trading in her mayoral chain for a seat in the House of Representatives. But the combination of lady luck and poetic justice propelled her forward to take Ancil Antoine's place after he committed his second folly.

Attorney: Monroe acted on grandfather's will
They refuted allegations that they had abandoned the ailing Thomas and want police to reopen a fraud investigation into Monroe for allegedly using an expired power of attorney to withdraw money from his grandfather's account two days after he died in February 2015. But Monroe has said his "hands are clean."

Kamla rubbishes PM's WASA claims

Council to discuss Persad-Bissessar's alleged racist remark
Ragoonath said depending on the outcome of its discussion on Thursday, the council will decide on a course of action.

Kamla again denies race-baiting claims
"I want to make a blanket statement on Mr Blankety-Blank. I want to read again a few words which I read on Thursday night, boy this man get so vex," said the UNC leader said as began to re-read the speech.

MSJ: No political alliances post-election

Robinson-Regis: Gypsy abuse allegations will not be an election issue
"It is also noteworthy in the coverage that the allegedly aggrieved party has expressly stated no desire to pursue this matter with the police. The party notices from the newspaper report that the matter may now be the subject of judicial proceedings and therefore will be very circumspect in its comments. We are not treating these allegations as an election issue as some people would like it to be."

Kamla: Take it to the police
Gualbance, the MSJ's deputy Political leader and candidate for Fyzabad claimed in a Facebook post over the weekend that she was physically assaulted by an apparent supporter of the UNC while on the campaign trail.

MSJ candidate reports physical assault during walkabout
"An elderly man stopped his vehicle in the centre of the road, jumped out of the vehicle, hurling insults at me, before calling on the constituent by name I was speaking with, to chase me out and not to deal with me....and that he was a UNC and wanted to ensure that we did not come here to spilt the votes for his party, to allow the PNM back into power," Gualbance said.

Abdulah warns against 'emotive rhetoric'
Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) leader David Abdulah is warning that there could be violence in the election campaign if Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar do not desist from race-baiting and emotive rhetoric in the general election campaign.

Moonilal takes PM to court
Moonilal's defamation lawsuit against Rowley and the newspaper says by juxtaposing "the outright and humongous thievery of the many UNC operatives" with his allegation that he (Moonilal) had "questions" to answer in relation to Eden Gardens, "inferred, implied and intentionally conveyed to the reader of the statement that the claimant was involved in illegal and corrupt activities in relation to the said project."

Padarath: It's not me
The last person who tested positive for covid19 is not the UNC's candidate for Princes Town Barry Shiva Padarath. "It is not me. I have had three tests over the past two weeks and all have returned negative," Padarath said by phone on Sunday.

Fifth time's the charm for Dean?
A fifth application for presidential pardon by 74-year-old prisoner Felix Dean is currently being considered by the Ministry of National Security before being forwarded to the Office of the President.

Lalla laid to rest
Veteran attorney-at-law Kenneth Lalla was laid to rest yesterday following a funeral at his Valsayn home.

Fire officer drowns in Mayaro
Richardson, 47, from Arima had been reported missing by his relatives on Friday. He was found by a couple walking along the beach at around 11 pm.

Man robbed of Russian, Vzuelan and US currencies
One of the men was armed with a piece of iron and threatened the victim to hand over his cellphone and cash. The man was robbed of his Samsung S10 cellphone, TT$40; Bol $37,11;$100 Russian currency, US$3 and a bookbag containing working clothes.

Man crushed to death at Enterprise
Eyewitnesses said he slipped and fell from the trailer, which was carrying concrete blocks, and the truck rolled over him. No one else was injured.

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