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A Gasparillo couple is calling on the San Fernando General Hospital to release the body of their baby, who died hours after his birth so they could give him a decent cremation. The parents — Oneil and Leela Ganga — also want hospital authorities to tell them how their baby died after he was born

National Security Minister Gary Griffith is inviting Jamaica’s Foreign Affairs Minister and his Opposition counterpart to join him for talks. He said so yesterday after the Jamaican Government and Opposition officials criticised his statements on 13 Jamaicans who were denied entry to T&T rece

A High Court judge has issued a plea for the revamping of the Prison Services which he says will protect the safety of both inmates and staff and prevent costly civil litigation over human rights abuses. Justice Frank Seepersad made the call yesterday as he awarded over $100,000 to two prisoners—

Under the watchful eyes of police, protesters from Guapo marched through two construction zones in Golconda and Debe and interrupted work on the Debe and Golconda interchanges of the $7.4 billion Solomon Hochoy Highway extension. They started their protests at the Debe site before moving to Golco

A Chinese national fell to his death at the National Tennis Centre construction site, Tacarigua. The Sport Company of T&T (SPORTT) confirmed the death in a release yesterday but said all safety protocols were in place at the time. The release said around 9 am, Yumao He, 49, fell 30 feet off a

Vilma Kublalsingh, mother of environmentalist and hunger striker Wayne Kublalsingh, says government supporters have been spreading false rumours about her son and her family. She said so while sitting in solidarity with 30-year-old Kahlil Hassanali, a researcher who began a 24-hour fast in suppor

As members of civil societies meet with Works Minister Surujrattan Rambachan today, leader of the Highway Re-Route Movement (HRM) Dr Wayne Kublalsingh says his fate lies in the hands of the Government. He said the outcome of today’s meeting would determine if he stops or continues the hunger stri

National Energy Skills Centre (NESC) chairman Feroze Khan confirmed yesterday that they had, on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer (of Health), postponed the arrival of a batch of trainees from Nigeria last month. He said: “The batch is about 100 students who were coming for training in weld

Minister of National Security Gary Griffith yesterday confirmed  T&T was officially monitoring migrants from African countries as the country prepared itself in the face of the growing global threat of Ebola. Employers of migrant workers, particularly illegals, should also ensure their employ

Protesters have crippled the construction of the $7.4 billion Solomon Hochoy highway extension by shutting down 12 construction zones stretching from Point Fortin to Mon Desir, as they intensified their struggle for compensation yesterday. They have been locked in battle with the National Infrast

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