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Anti-Gang extension fails as UNC abstains from vote
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2020

Anti-Gang extension fails as UNC abstains from vote
Throughout yesterday's debate, Opposition MPs argued that the legislation had little impact on the state of crime in the country with Naparima MP Rodney Charles claiming the reduction in homicides this year had more to do with the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions than the legislation.

CoP claims gang leaders could now easily recruit as Bail Bill defeated
The Opposition previously raised concerns about possible abuse of power, by police, under the Bill. However, National Security Minister Stuart Young rejected the claim while speaking in the Parliament today as he noted that no such reports have been registered since the Bill's implementation in the last 30 months.

PM assures relocation for 13 households during revitalisation project
Replying to Opposition questions on the issue in Parliament yesterday, Rowley said there should be no anxiety on the slum clearance project. He said the Piccadilly project being done by the Housing Development Corporation identified a portion for Phase One of the project and no resident will be displaced in that phase.

Waterfront walkover opens
The brand new walkover, which Sinanan boasted is one of the most modern in the Caribbean, can accommodate the differently-abled with elevators and wheelchair ramps. It was built by RJB Limited at a cost of $13.9 million.

Covid Terror in Prison: 509 prisoners threaten to sue
The inmates are seeking the implementation of proper protocols at the prison to prevent the spread of the virus, or else they said they would be filing a claim for breach of their constitutional right to life was being infringed.

Clean-up of Woodland oil spill continues
A release from Heritage on Friday stated that clean-up efforts are continuing following the launch of its response protocols on Wednesday, immediately after receiving a report of the spill at the Godineau River (South Oropouche).

Parents advised: Reach out if you're struggling
The Children's Authority of Trini­dad and Tobago is pleading with people who may be struggling and unable to properly care for their children to reach out for help and support.

Baby love
...Couples want to adopt abandoned infant

Kamla fights back: Blames Vasant for election loss

Kamla reveals her 'UNC Stars' slate

Deyalsingh, 4 others wrote Medical Board on Sawh's 'disgusting' conduct
The San Fernando-based doctor has since apologised, but the Medical Board has written to him requesting an explanation of his behaviour.

National Trust Commemorates African History Month
Members of the public are invited to join the National Trust in keeping this ancestral heritage alive, by attending a range of free activities inclusive of lectures, blogs and films.

Notice sent to DSS investors seeking their money back
Police said a notice has been sent to investors of Drugs Sou Sou (DSS) that they should seek remedy at the Arima Magistrates' Court if they cannot wait for the matter to be handled by the organization.

Social media blasts man for insensitive comments over athlete's death
Social media users felt the high number of murders in the country has caused people to become desensitised; others said he was illiterate and had no respect for the dead. Patrice's jewellery was missing. However, police are still trying to determine a motive for his killing.

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