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Local Muslims come out in support of Palestine
Posted: Monday, October 16, 2023

Local Muslims come out in support of Palestine
The march was organised by the Islamic Missionaries Guild of T&T led by Imtiaz Mohammed. In his speech, Mohammed recalled the history of the conflict beginning when the Zionist Jews fled Europe and were given refuge in Palestine.

One in three marriages ending in failure
Archie highlighted the increase in filings in the Family Court, noting that whereas previous filings were in the range of 5,500 or so per year, in 2022/2023 there were 9,051 new filings, of which 3,173 were domestic violence and 1,766 were for child maintenance.

In a telephone interview with the Express last week, attorney Rondell Donawa said it was mandatory for attorneys to advise their clients to seek counselling before they proceed with divorce. "It is a fact that in our jurisdiction, the divorce rate is extremely high. Usually, the court is very reluctant to grant a divorce. Attorneys have to advise clients to seek counselling first and provide them with a list of marriage experts.

Prisons Commissioner chides 'misinformation' about officers
The acting Commissioner of Prisons is allaying fears that prison officers are under attack, after two incidents involving officers over the weekend.

Funerals delayed, bodies pile up as Tobago's Registrar Office remains closed
On Friday, Chief Secretary Farley Augustine revealed the island's Registrar General officials have been unable to access the system and so the processing of civil—death and birth certificates—land and company documents have halted.

As a result, relatives of the deceased and officials from Tobago's funeral homes are among those feeling the pressure.

Student, 22, dies in accident days before graduation
Police said motorist Tony Singh was driving his pick-up South along the South Trunk Road, La Romain, with passengers Richard Ramlogan and Joshua Ramlogan. As he reached the traffic lights at Alice Street around 11.31 pm, another vehicle exited the street, reportedly broke the traffic lights and attempted to merge onto the southern lane of the South Trunk Road.

Second victim identified in Point Fortin highway crash
The tragic accident was the unwanted first fatality along the new highway to Point Fortin, which Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley opened on Saturday. At the commissioning, Point Fortin MP Kennedy Richards Jr urged motorists to be cautious and conscientious when using the highway and obey the speed limits.

Crash victim identified
KERLAN Sutherland was identified as the woman who was killed in a car collision on a newly opened section of the Point Fortin highway on Friday night.

Chancellor Hill murder victim identified
The man found dead on Chancellor Hill with stab wounds to his chest has been identified. Relatives of Marvin Joseph, 21, are still piecing together the circumstances that would have led to his death on the weekend as they admitted he was a private person who kept his business to himself.

Two bodies found in Penal
Police said Venezuelan identification cards with the names Jonathan Sanchez and Carmen Sanchez were found near the bodies.

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