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Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has disagreed with Tobago House of Assembly Chief Secretary Orville London that there have been “serious incursions” by the Tobago Development Ministry into the THA’s autonomy. Speaking at yesterday’s joint press conference with London at the Magdalena Grand

Three men, including a soldier and a police constable, appeared before Senior Magistrate Indrani Cedeno in the Arima Magistrates Court yesterday charged with kidnapping, robbery, and misbehaviour in public office.

Police say they have made a serious breakthrough in the kidnapping and now murder of members of the missing Brasso Seco family, after one of the five men in custody gave them information that may lead to the recovery of another body.  

The Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) is claiming political victimisation after its Trinmar branch president, Ernesto Kesar, was fired for being absent from work for just over four hours without permission on October 17. Kesar, who was a supervisor in the Procurement and Materials Department

Caribbean countries are still struggling to recover and return to growth after the global economic recession and the pivotal role of the private sector in that process was highlighted on Tuesday, the first day of the Caribbean Exporters’ Colloquium at the Hilton Barbados Resort. Hosted by the Car

The pool table on which kidnapped businesswoman Vindra Naipaul-Coolman was reportedly shot and dismembered is said to have been “dissected,” with parts taken for forensic testing and the remainder returned to the owner. This was revealed yesterday by acting Insp Michael Veronique of the Homicide

A 75-year-old Longdenville man died on Tuesday after a steel gate fell on him while he was cleaning grass off its tracks. According to a relative of the father of eight, Nandan Ramdass was at home around 3.20 pm cleaning the yard when the accident happened. 

A martial arts instructor, accused of committing 12 sex assaults on three schoolboys, was granted $85,000 bail yesterday on the condition he has absolutely no contact with the children. The 50-year-old man was denied bail when he first appeared in the San Fernando Magistrates Court on October 15

The State must pay $195,000 to two men who were beaten by police, denied food and water and released from custody after three days without being charged. John Herera, 53, a construction worker from New Grant, and his friend, Terrance Huggins, 35, a technician from Preysal Village, Couva, were suc

Reports that the Greyfriars Church of Scotland on Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain, was being demolished on Tuesday are false, says the owner, Alfred Galy. In an interview yesterday at his Frederick Street office, Galy said everybody had “jumped the gun” and said the building was being demolished

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