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Fight Crime Together
Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Fight Crime Together
There was pomp and ceremony at the Red House yesterday as Kangaloo delivered her maiden address at the opening of the Fourth Session of the 12th Parliament.

The red carpet was rolled out on St Vincent Street around the Parliament for the President, parliamentarians, members of the Judiciary and the diplomatic corps.

Inside the Chamber, both the House of Representatives and the Senate sat jointly to listen to the President's speech. Kangaloo was sworn in as T&T's seventh president in March 2023.

President urges parliamentarians to fix crime
'Pain and suffering are unbearable'

PM refuses to rate Hinds, CoP Erla's performances
"As you would have observed, I have not joined that conversation of counting murders—and the National Security Minister, the National Security Minister works with me and I understand what he is doing, what we are doing, and what the nation's problem is so I'm not going to join that conversation of measuring one or two here or there because if we have 10 murders, that is 10 too many," he said.
'Pain and suffering are unbearable'

Kamla unmoved by President's speech
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar said she was not impressed by President Christine Kangaloo's maiden address to both Houses, accusing her of missing a golden opportunity to call for transparency and accountability in the government.

Farley: Time to address autonomy for Tobago
Augustine said autonomy for the sister island will mean that the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) will have sole oversight on important issues such as inter-island transportation, healthcare and other matters that face the average Tobagonian.

Delving further into the issue of transportation between both islands, Augustine said days before the MV Cabo Star was taken out of commission because of a fire on August 23, he told a town hall meeting of the importance of a reliable ferry service. He said this should be treated as a public transportation commodity.

Farley wants House talks on autonomy

Four new Independent Senators join Parliament today
Four new Independent Senators will take their oaths of office in Parliament later today. The incoming group includes a former Calypso Monarch, a veteran journalist, a renowned psychiatrist, and a multidisciplinary artist, the Office of the President has confirmed.

Sunity Maharaj to be appointed Independent Senator

Ex-calypso monarch hopes to make positive impact on Senate
The 29-year-old said he is grateful, thankful and appreciative of his new appointment – which he was not expecting. He was speaking to members of the media during the reception of Parliament's reopening at the Red House on Monday.

New Arima Mayor wants 'smart' borough
Referring to the Arima Connect project which was initiated by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Maharaj said it was his hope that Arima could become T&T's first "smart" city.

He added that such an initiative could have benefits in crime-fighting by maximising coverage and surveillance through CCTV cameras.

Rare green comet Nishimura visible tonight
After 435 years, a rare bright green comet is making its way towards the Sun.

The last sighting of this comet took place at least two decades before Italian scientist Galileo Galilei designed a telescope in 1609.

Gary blames 'poor handling' for collapse of trafficking case against pastor, others
Griffith, who personally participated in a raid at Awong's Transformed Life Ministries in Arouca in late 2019, which resulted in the release of almost 70 residents who were purportedly being held against their will and led to the charges, questioned why neither he nor officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) were not asked to participate in the prosecution.

Williamsville temple desecrated
The culprits smashed the locks on the front gates, ventilation walls at the side of the building, and floor tiles near several murtis as well as removing burglar proofing, causing thousands of dollars' worth of damage.

Sister of missing Mayaro man on DNA wait: It's overbearing
This month marks six months since the body believed to be Khemchan's was handed over to local officials by their Venezuelan counterparts. Khemchan, of Grand Lagoon, worked as a mechanic and welder.

On March 11, the Coast Guard, accompanied by relatives, collected and returned with the body from Venezuela. The police, however, informed them that an autopsy had to be done at the Forensic Science Centre in St James before the body handed over to relatives.

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