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'A great hurdle'
Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2023

'A great hurdle to overcome'
Concerns over cops' willingness to use body cameras...

20 years later: Piarco airport commission of enquiry report finally unwrapped...

...Potts renews calls for State-assisted Claude Noel funeral

Former UNC members join PNM
Arima Central Councillor Sheldon "Fish" Garcia who resigned from the UNC recently has consented to be a PNM Local Government Elections nominee for that area, while former UNC Youth Arm Officer Kaveesh Siewdial has joined the PNM.

Both were among the latest UNC members to depart from the opposition party to join the PNM. Also resigning recently from the UNC was Warrenville/Kelly Village councillor Samuel Sankar.

Health Ministry condemns allegations of racial bias
Eversley expressed concern that Dr Sawh was suspended for one week by the Medical Board over a race rant caught on camera, while former medical intern Dr Dhelia Gabriel was fired by the Ministry over racist remarks.

In a statement on Saturday, the Ministry noted that medical interns fall under the purview of the Ministry of Health.

However, in relation to Dr Sawh, it said disciplinary matters concerning doctors in private practice falls under the remit of the Medical Board and not the Ministry of Health.

Was the Attorney General looking for VAR?
I thought of VAR (Video Assistance Referee) as I observed the public responses of the Attorney General, whose credibility deficit has grown larger, to the Government's defeat in the recent Privy Council (the PC) appeal. On May 18, the PC ruled against attempted legislative extension of the terms of local government councillors and aldermen.

Blind Welfare Association raises awareness in Tobago
The walk was aimed to bring awareness to blindness and visual challenges, while the Health Fair included visual and health screenings as well as information and advice from the Nutrition Unit of the TRHA. The fair also featured the sale of the association's signature handicraft items.

Sangre Grande icons honoured during road opening ceremony
Education Minister Nyan Gadsby-Dolly made presentations to cultural stalwarts such as Johnson "Johnny" King, Dexter "Stinger" Parson, Irwin "Scrunter" Johnson, Eric "Pink Panther" Taylor, Emrold Anthony "Brother Valentino" Phillip, businessman Anthony Chow Lin On, also known as Chinese Laundry, mas-maker Robert "Mehwa" Lakhan, and Sylvester "Mighty Poser" Lockhart.

How to combat childhood obesity
"Poor nutrition also reveals itself in a surplus of calories and sugar. It could also be a lack of vitamins and minerals. So even if you have an overweight child, they may not be getting the amount of nutrients they need."

Ameen, Al-Rawi tiff over Fitzgerald Hinds' dreadlocks

Environmentalist claims Shirvan Road destroyed his business
Hearn owns a 50-acre estate at Friendship Road, Canaan, comprising an organic farm, stable, apiary, an old wooden house, well and two mills, the larger of which is his home. He has lived on the property for about 35 years.

Homicide Bureau head: Detection rate improving
Head of the Homicide Bureau Snr Supt Rishi Singh said the detection rate for murder has improved slightly to just under 12 per cent even as the murder count raced past 240 for the first five months of the year.

Police seeks justice for son killed by colleagues
Hem Lee questioned the tactics of the officers saying they operated in a manner contrary to the protocols of the service.

Ameen wants more help for Trainline residents
A week after a third member of a St Augustine family was murdered, MP for the area Khadijah Ameen returned to the community to offer support and called for the relevant state agencies to assist.

Khadijah calls for peace in St Augustine
This is the message sent by St Augustine MP Khadijah Ameen to residents of the small community of Warner Street, Freeman Road in St Augustine, where there have been seven murders for the year.

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