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THE war of words between Attorney General Anand Ramlogan and Police Complaints Authority (PCA) director Gillian Lucky continued yesterday when hours after Lucky told a Parliament Joint Select Committee (JSC) that a PCA report on the alleged existence of a new Flying Squad, was not confidential, AG Ramlogan fired back saying she was wrong.
THREE-MONTH-OLD Goodness Joseph, his seven-year-old brother Israel Joseph and their mother Elizabeth Gittens missed serious injury or even death when they left a parlour in Cap-de-Ville five minutes before the children’s father was gunned down inside the parlour on Easter Monday night.
OPPOSITION Senator Faris Al-Rawi yesterday refused to recuse himself (step down) from a Joint Select Committee (JSC) of Parliament, before which, Director of the Police Complaints Authority Gillian Lucky was called to answer questions of the committee.
POLICE officers have a keen sense of smell, owing to the 43 driving under the influence of alcohol cases in which all the offenders were detected by the strong alcohol odour on their breath. The total fines imposed on them netted a total of $138,500 for the Treasury.
CHILD Protection Task Force head Diana Mahabir-Wyatt has described as “vicious, brutal and sadistic”, a video which went viral on social media website Facebook of a mother beating her 12-year-old daughter for allegedly posting inappropriate photos of herself.
AN AUTOPSY on the tiny body of three-month-old Akielah Gill who was found dead at her Sea Lots home on Friday revealed yesterday that she choked to death on her own vomit. The autopsy was carried out yesterday at the Forensic Science Centre by Pathologist Dr Hughvon des Vignes after the baby’s body was identified by her mother Nicole Manswell.
MEMBERS of the Parent-Teacher Association of the Mayaro Government Primary School staged a demonstration outside the compound yesterday morning, preventing the school from being opened on the first day of the post-Easter term.
IN CONSULTATION with officials of Town and Country Planning, San Fernando Mayor Alderman Kazim Hosein, councillors and the San Fernando City Corporation (SFCC) yesterday recommended that a “Stop Work” notice be served on the owner of Stackhouse Company Limited at the corner of Circular Road and Pointe a Pierre Road in San Fernando.
A report into the cause and treatment of a ‘burn’ on the inner left ankle of two-week-old Kaitlin Soriah Mills, a patient of the neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Mt Hope Maternity Hospital (MHMH), is expected to be completed today.
Latoya Browne, mother of Hakeem “Kerron” Austin, 19-year-old labourer who drowned in the Blue Basin pool at Valencia River Resort on Valencia old Road, Saturday disputes information put in the Newsday, saying her son was neither drunk, nor pretending to be drowning.
THE MV Super-Fast Galicia, the new inter-island ferry being leased from a Spanish firm, did not arrived in time for the Easter holidays, neither will it arrive in time for the Tobago Jazz Festival.
THE University of the West Indies (UWI) South campus will be opened in September in time for the academic year, Tertiary Education and Skills Training Minister Fazal Karim says.
“THERE is no doubt the people of Trinidad and Tobago are a very creative people, but we must explore and improve on this talent so we can maximise the opportunities presenting themselves to us in this digital age,” Minister of Tertiary Education and Skills Training Fazal Karim says.
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