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Posted: Thursday, September 22, 2022

Businessman Hugh Leong Poi has been charged with conspiring to defraud the State of $1.4 million in motor vehicle taxes from the purchase of a $2.3 million Mercedes-Benz AMG G63.

Leong Poi, 54, surrendered to the police on Tuesday morning at the Financial Investigation Branch at the Waterfront Judicial Centre on Wrightson Road, Port of Spain.

Deadly heist

Soldier detained after deadly Pennywise Plaza robbery files writ for freedom
The soldier is attached to Camp Serette Army base in La Romaine. He was detained by police officers after reporting that six men with rifles held him up at gunpoint and stole his vehicle.

THA executive considers forming new political party amid PDP debacle

Weekly Covid conferences to end
Two and a half years after the Ministry of Health began tracking and informing the public on the spread of the Covid-19 virus, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said yesterday the positive trend of decreasing numbers of Covid cases and deaths had led to the decision to cease the weekly updates from the ministry.

Americas now global Monkeypox epicentre, still no cases in T&T
As of a week ago, the US had 24,203 of the 63,117 cases globally, according to the Centre for Disease, Control and Prevention (CDC). The country has also registered one death.

Policy changes for school lunch programme needed, says FAO rep
Robertson said that currently, there aren't fixed contractual agreements between farmers and the National Schools Dietary Services Limited (NSDSL), the agency in charge of implementing school lunches for around 70,000 students registered for the programme.

As a result, caterers who procure the ingredients and prepare meals for the programme can be limited to choosing economical options for lunches if local prices surge, caterers may be forced to choose imported options.

No home for our national bird?
Flooded swamps force scarlet ibis elsewhere

WASA urges water storage, limited consumption amidst bad weather
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) says that in preparation for adverse weather the country is expected to experience, customers should maintain and establish a system of storage and by extension, manage their water use efficiently by reducing consumption.

Allied Security officers call for proper equipment following attack
Estate Police Association's (EPA) Allied Security Services branch secretary, Rebecca Ranger, said the union has been pleading with the company for proper vehicles to do cash transits and better bulletproof vests for officers, however, requests were denied.

The company came under heavy criticism following the attack as it was noted the vehicle the security officers were using to transport cash was not suitable for such use.

Guard shot in Pennywise raid in ICU after surgery for stroke
Peola Baptiste, who has over 20 years' service with Allied Security, had surgery on Tuesday night, after she suffered a stroke hours earlier.

Parents condemn son after robbery: We're glad God took him
"I am grieving for him, but he paid the price for what he did. He was part of it. This will not happen again. He is not around. He had no right to be there in the first place!"

Secret bandit: parents of dead suspect shocked by fatal heist
Condemning their son for being part of Monday's deadly heist in La Romaine, the parents of deceased bandit Greg Dodough on Wednesday apologised to relatives of the victims saying his actions has left their entire family in shock.

Son of murdered security guard: "Dad was a real hard-working fella"
Nesbit said the true extent of his father's loss had not yet set in for his grandmother. He said his father had dreamt of becoming part of the law enforcement community, and although it had not materialized, he was committed to his job.

Fined $5,000; to pay victim $10,000
Caught by girlfriend kissing other woman

UWI issues call for help to find missing colleague

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