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6 officers freed
Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2023

6 officers freed in Barrackpore triple murder...

Young: Energy negotiations yield $17b for T&T
ENERGY Minister Stuart Young yesterday declined to confirm a public statement made by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley that Trinidad and Tobago's shareholding in Atlantic LNG would be ten per cent as a result of negotiations with the two major shareholders, Shell and BP.

The Prime Minister had previously stated that Trinidad and Tobago held a 70 per cent shareholding in Train One and no shareholding in the other trains and that the Government had renegotiated this position so that the country would now have a ten per cent shareholding in the entire operation.

Jury: Six cops not guilty of Moruga triple-murder
Khan said TT could not demand that police "hunt down and bring criminals before the courts" while lying witnesses come forward and they (the police) are charged and incarcerated for more than a decade before receiving a trial.

"This is a scandalous state of affairs and it brings the criminal justice system into disrepute."

Tears, anger as 6 cops freed of killing 3 friends
A group of relatives of victims Abigail Johnson, Alana Duncan and Keron Eccles were clearly disappointed by the outcome, as they were seen quickly making their way to the courtroom's exit even before the jury foreman finished delivering the individual verdicts.

While the trio's relatives refused to be interviewed, a woman, who identified herself as Eccles' mother, shared her brief views on the jury's decision.

"They killed my son. God don't sleep," she said.

Union: Acquitted cops due for promotion, back pay
"All these officers would have been on interdicted salary from 2011 to present," Dickson said.

"That means that they would not have been getting their full salaries. The officers' earned leave would have been suppressed.

"So what normally happens is that upon matters like this, you afford the officers an opportunity to proceed on leave. We have a reintegrating process in which they are given training to get back up and running, but first things first, is them getting an opportunity to acclimatise with their family."

Erla: Due process of law

Minister: State sending expelled students to Milat is legal
Gadsby-Dolly said, "By law, students under the age of 16 are required to be enrolled in an educational institution."

She added, "The Education Act provides for the expulsion of students by the minister under circumstances."

Milat, Gadsby-Dolly continued, is a special education institution "and can therefore accommodate the educational continuity of students outside of the mainstream school system."

Senators grill Nyan on 'compulsory' MiLAT registration for expelled pupils...
'You really have no authority'

Duke against THA plan to take legal action against gov't
Duke, assemblyman for Roxborough/Argyle, said Augustine's motion in the House came down to a soundbite that the THA was going to sue the government.

"That is foolishness. You don't do that. What you want to do is to say to the government, 'We understand your position but we will continue to have discussions with you because we must get our money.'"

Duke against THA's lawsuit over budget

Minority Leader asks THA: Is there a private deal for Studley Park?
THA Minority Leader Kelvon Morris is calling on Secretary of Infrastructure, Quarries and Urban Development Trevor James or any other assembly member to say whether a "private deal" was being brokered to outsource the work of the Studley Park Enterprises Ltd (SPEL).

Senator Richards: Financial transparency bill could shut NGOs
Richards said the prime ministers of TT, Jamaica and Barbados had all publicly lamented the scenario of "moving goalposts" for compliance with global regulation.

"The Caribbean and Caricom cannot continue to be slavishly dragged around the floor under these conditions, because very often we are not the ones who are most guilty globally of tax evasion, tax fraud, and being accused of being tax havens."

Health Ministry monitoring pneumonia cases in northern China
On November 22, the Health Ministry said WHO requested additional epidemiologic and clinical information as well as laboratory results from these reported clusters among children through the International Health Regulations mechanism.

The Ministry said it has also requested further information about recent trends in the circulation of known pathogens in China.

Guard booth in Bamboo must be demolished within 7 days; residents ready to challenge order
The notice indicated that the violation was the unauthorised construction of a guard booth at the location and also highlighted concerns about the design, deeming it insufficient and unsafe.

Just BC
BC passed away before being able to write the two most important answers in his Trini to the Bone. We have scoured e-mails, notes and documents looking for any possible answers. We still don't know what he thought a Trinidadian/Tobagonian is, or what Trinidad and Tobago meant to him.

Praedial Larceny squad hold man with stolen farming equipment
The officers conducted a search of a bushy area and found one 250 stihl weedwacker, one electrical backpack sprayer and one royal condor backpack sprayer, which were reported stolen from a farm in the area. A 19 year old Venezuelan national was arrested.

Petit Valley man murdered in home invasion
Residents of Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Petit Valley, where Tafari Charles, 25, was killed by gunmen in a botched home invasion on Thursday night, are again calling for the dead-end street to be walled off from the Diego Martin Highway.

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