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T&T blocks sanctioned Venezuelan craft
Posted: Friday, February 26, 2021

T&T blocks sanctioned Venezuelan craft from repatriating its nationals
Trinidad and Tobago has rejected its consent previously granted for a Venezuelan aircraft to land in the country to carry out a repatriation exercise. The decision comes after authorities discovered that the plane was sanctioned by the United States.

Homesick Venezuelans stranded as US sanctions block repatriation flight
Sol Morris, relative of a stroke victim who was supposed to be on the flight, said, "Her daughters are waiting for her in Caracas and now it can get more complicated. She is anxious, she wants to leave. It is a humanitarian question that the government must understand."

Renewed calls for Young to go over Venezuelan plane faux pas
In the release Young said the request was made via the normal diplomatic channels to the Ministry of Foreign and Caricom Affairs and his ministry granted preliminary approval, as it was seen as a humanitarian effort by the Venezuelan Government.

WASA exploring option to buy Desalcott as Govt owes plant $210M
"Today, 20 million gallons of water produced by Desalcott enter into the domestic grid. That arrangement alone brought WASA to its knees because the country has to pay Desalcott US$7 million every month for water. This is an albatross around the necks of taxpayers."

WASA racks up $468m overtime bill
The report stated in 2016, WASA commenced several cost-cutting initiatives which had resulted in savings of $64.7 million by the end of September 2019. Among the initiatives they undertook was a reduction in bulk purchases, overtime from the implementation of a shift system and the rotation of supervisors, use of technology, limiting travel and re-negotiation of lease arrangements for vehicles and property.

Caricom countries will share Covid-19 vaccines
Claiming regional countries being squeezed out...

Tobago schools being prepared for SEA students
THA Secretary of Education Marslyn Melville-Jack said schools are in the process of completing their checklist for readiness ahead of the resumption of face-to-face classes at primary schools on April 12.

Inland Revenue Division announces new service
THE Inland Revenue Division on Wednesday announced the introduction of a new service that allows employers to file their PAYE Annual Return, TD4 Supplementary Forms (TD4 Certificates) and IT 76 Forms online via its e-Tax platform.

Granny Luces was a Goliath: Family, friends remember veteran runner at funeral
Cox, in an emotional tribute, remembered 1986, when he ran his first half-marathon in his homeland of Tobago. Leading up to the event, people told him to look out for Granny Luces. Cox, who called Luces the "female Goliath," said, "I placed 23rd, but the crowd was just waiting for one person – Granny."

Ramlogan, Ramdeen return to court
Both men appeared virtually before Chief Magistrate Maria Busby Earle-Caddle on allegations of conspiring with Jamaican-born Queen’s Counsel Vincent Nelson for Ramlogan to misbehave in public office as AG, by accepting money from Nelson as reward for giving him state briefs.

368 charged since launch of Gender-Based Violence Unit
‘We encourage the growing public awareness surrounding the reported sexual and physical assaults, mainly against women. We continue to encourage the public to make reports and feel confident that when a report is made, it will be treated with priority and the strictest of confidence.'

44 women still missing from 2020

Siparia man reported missing says he 'was with friends'
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is seeking to advise the public that 23-year-old Asion Timothy Delpeche of Gamble Street Extension, Siparia, has been found.

Hyatt to pay ex-worker after bedsheet injury

Where is Leonardo?
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is seeking the public's urgent assistance to locate a 14-year-old boy. Leonardo Mahabir of Church Street, Golconda, was last seen on Wednesday wearing a red and black t-shirt, black three-quarter pants and blue slippers.

Thema's ex-coach dies by suicide after charges in US
Geddert was discovered dead just hours after he was slapped with two dozen criminal charges. The 63-year-old was accused of human trafficking, forced labour and sexual misconduct, among other crimes.

Man's 'suicide' now being investigated as murder
Police originally suspected Carr died by suicide but now believe he was asleep at the time of his death.

Cunupia woman sentenced to 2 years hard labour for robbery
According to police reports, around 8 pm on February 18th, the victim left her handbag containing $15,000 in her car which was parked and secured in the driveway of her home.

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