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Minister condemns culprits
Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Minister condemns culprits involved in physical, sexual abuse of children
According to Webster-Roy, there are currently more children in need of safe spaces than there are facilities. She explained that as a result of this, Government had implemented a payment per child system, an arrangement that provided funds to every child that entered a home through the Children's Authority of T&T. The minister said a portion of the funds would go towards the home's expenses.

Principals can't divulge school COVID-19 cases
Although it may seem obvious that students sharing a desk are primary contacts of confirmed or suspected cases, Hayes said principals don't have the authority or jurisdiction to make that determination and order them into quarantine. She said that authority lies with the relevant Education District Health Surveillance Units and County Medical Officers of Health.

Report reveals sexual and physical abuse at children's homes
The report, titled 'Safeguarding Children In Community Residences And Child Support Centres In Trinidad And Tobago', was prepared by an Independent Investigation Team appointed by the Cabinet to investigate reports of child abuse at Children's Homes.

TTNGL records $512M profit for 2021
Trinidad and Tobago NGL Limited (TTNGL) has recorded a $512.8 million profit for 2021 compared with $6.4 million in 2020.

Analyst: PDP will attack PNM's Trinidad base
Political analyst Dr Shane Mohammed believes the Progressive Democratic Patriots's (PDP) aim is to attack the base of the People's National Movement (PNM) in Trinidad.

Dookeran: PDP, NTA must escape third-party label

Kamini Gopeesingh's remains to be brought home from Miami
FORMER minister of education and MP for Caroni East Dr Tim Gopeesingh says arrangements are being made to have the body of his late wife, attorney Kamini Gopeesingh, repatriated.

New Windies skipper Pooran is 'a natural born leader'
Pooran, 26, was named captain of the West Indies T20 and ODI teams on Tuesday and will have a big task ahead in preparing for the ICC T20 World Cup in October and the ICC Cricket World Cup next year.

2 senior officers detained in TTPS firearms probe
Late last year, it was revealed that a full and comprehensive audit would be done into the process used by the Police Service to issue firearms. Since it commenced, the Firearms Registry has remained closed. However, the holders of gun licenses have been placed on notice that they can be rescinded if any wrongdoing is unearthed.

ASP allegedly loses firearm at bar
He told investigators that during the lime he 'blacked out' and upon regaining consciousness, he realized his firearm was missing.

Scrap iron dealers renew call for legislation to curb copper theft
TTSIDA President Allan Ferguson said something ought to be done to urgently address the situation after an alleged cable thief was shot in Carapichaima.

Scrap Iron Dealers: Rise in cable theft evidence of 'troubled times'

Homicide Bureau takes over probe into fatal Carapichaima shooting
TWO male relatives are assisting police in Saturday's shooting death of 24-year-old Dillon Straughn, the alleged cable thief from Carapichaima.

Guaya fishermen protest fuel price increase
They are calling on the Prime Minister to step in and assist

State to pay student who was slapped for claiming teacher kissed female pupil
Justice Seepersad called on the Ministry of Education to consider establishing a "school violence prevention and response plan" which could be used by teachers and school administrators to legally and safely discipline delinquent students. He also called for the ministry to establish support systems for teachers to cope with the "unique" challenges of the jobs and with their own conflict resolution issues.

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