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There have been 164 confirmed cases of chikungunya and 2,000 suspected cases in T&T, Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan says. Replying to Opposition MP Dr Amery Browne’s questions in Parliament yesterday, Khan said the 164 cases had been confirmed by testing. 

The suspect held in connection with the sexual assault of a nine-year-old student at the Scarborough Roman Catholic School on Tuesday is due to appear in court today. The man, 19, will appear, even as the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) continues to improve security measures at the school. 

The country’s most wanted man, Azmon Alexander, is eluding capture by dressing like a woman, complete with wig and clean-shaven face, and is being assisted by relatives who live along the Blanchisseuse Road. According to senior police sources, Alexander eluded them as recently as Monday.

Government, Opposition and President of the Senate Timothy Hamel-Smith paid tribute to the late former independent Senator Michael Mansoor yesterday.

The Integrity Commission has terminated its probe into the Tobago House of Assembly’s construction of its Milshirv administrative complex, citing insufficient grounds for continuing the investigation.

Attorney General Anand Ramlogan yesterday challenged Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley to give details of the House Committee parliamentary meeting which Rowley claimed discussed the $28,000 housing allowance being paid to President Anthony Carmona.

At the time the Chief Personnel Officer (CPO) agreed to the President’s Housing allowance in July 2013, the allowance was $15,540 a month and not $28,000 monthly to which the Salaries Review Commission subsequently increased it in March 2014.

Before he was sworn in as the fifth President of the Republic, former judge Anthony Carmona could have earned over TT$150,000 a month as a sitting judge at the International Criminal Court (ICC). He resigned as a judge on March 18, 2013, the day he assumed his role as President, Commander of the

Taxi drivers working the Mayaro to Sangre Grande route have increased their fares by $28 a passenger as they now have to use an alternative route after flood waters washed away about four miles of the Manzanilla/Mayaro Road on Sunday.

Police yesterday arrested a 20-year-old man after he stormed into the Scarborough RC School armed with a knife and sexually assaulted a nine-year-old student.

According to police, around 1.30 pm the man walked into the unguarded compound and grabbed the child.