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Oscar Pistorius, the South African track star, was sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa said a long sentence would lack “mercy,” while a more lenient sentence would “send the wrong message to the community.”

The Point Fortin Borough flag will fly at half-mast today in honour of former mayor Victor Chin Kit. Chin Kit, 84, died yesterday.

Police up to late yesterday were probing the death of a 48-year-old technician from New Grant who died after being stabbed in the chest on Sunday. Investigators could not say whether Satnarine Ramphal was murdered. 

The State is ready to begin paper committal proceedings against three men charged with the murder of Sgt Hayden Manwaring. When the matter was called before Senior Magistrate Lucina Cardenas-Ragoonanan in the San Fernando court yesterday State prosecutor Stacy Lalloo-Chung said 43 statements had

A cheese paste sandwich and a cup of hot chocolate was the first meal hunger-striker Ravi Maharaj was given after he decided to end his five-day protest action against environmentalist Dr Wayne Kublalsingh yesterday. His decision to end the strike came two days after he collapsed outside the Offi

Three policemen have been granted bail, totalling $300,000, on allegations of armed robbery, kidnapping, assault and drug possession. PC Ainsley Gay of the Southern Division Task Force and Special Reserve Policemen (SRP) Avinash Hajarie, 25, and Jeremy Tenia, 27, of the Princes Town Praedial Larc

A meeting will be held next Wednesday involving the authorities and all Carnival stakeholders to discuss whether Carnival should be cancelled because of the Ebola threat and a recommendation will later be made to Cabinet. This was conveyed to reporters yesterday by Brig Anthony Phillips-Spencer,

Whether Carnival 2015 is cancelled or not depends on the exponential rise in Ebola over the next month says Health Minister Fuad Khan. He was speaking at a forum on Carnival 2015 and Ebola at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Sciences (SALISES), University of the West Indies,

Some $.5 billion in crude oil and the survival of T&T’s economy are behind Petrotrin’s determination to berth a tanker coming from Ebola-stricken west Africa, even though it is now in a standoff with employees who are refusing to do it. Petrotrin president Khalid Hassanali confirmed the situa

The Customs and Excise Division of the Ministry of Finance has acquired a Multi-Mode Threat Detector machine to improve its ability to detect contraband items, including narcotics and explosives, which are smuggled into the country.

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