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Monday, December 22, 2014

As the country recorded its 400th murder for the year, Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams says the murder rate is way beyond what the service had projected. “We wanted a massive reduction but it is obvious that we haven’t achieved that,” Williams said in a telephone interview yesterday. 

Monday, December 22, 2014

This country recorded its 400th murder on Saturday when a 35-year-old Carapo man was bludgeoned to death with a hammer by a friend on Dump Road, Arima. According to an eyewitness, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, just before 6 pm, the victim, Andre Ali, who lived close by at Unity Trace,

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Black Caucus is taking the lead to ensure that Trinbagonians of African origin have a greater share in the economic prosperity of this country. Chairman of the Black Caucus, Keenan Munro, feels that the black community in T&T has not benefitted from the economic prosperity of the country

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Daphne Bartlett, president of the San Fernando Business Association: 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Looking at the undulating hills where sugar cane once grew creates a feeling of nostalgia for 75-year-old Ramrajie Ramdeo. For most of her life, Ramdeo worked on the sugar estates with her husband Ramdeo Maniram, earning $1.20 per tonne of cane from Mr Tancoo, the largest cane farmer in Barrackpo

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Shopping has remained steady in the bustling towns of Princes Town and Chaguanas, but in the industrial capital of San Fernando shopping remains slow in the lead-up to Christmas. In Princes Town, on Friday, business owners said shoppers were attracted to excellent prices, exemplary service, and p

Sunday, December 21, 2014

People’s National Movement (PNM) leader Dr Keith Rowley says former prime minister Patrick Manning may have deliberately misguided his constituents regarding the nominations for the San Fernando East seat. Rowley, speaking with the media at the PNM’s hamper giveaway at Balisier House yesterday, c

Sunday, December 21, 2014

With murders skyrocketing—399 up to yesterday—Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar says the Government will be making another attempt to reintroduce the death penalty. The “hanging bill” will be reconsidered by Cabinet and taken back to Parliament early next year, Persad-Bissessar announced yest

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Finance Minister Larry Howai says the Government has started an internal conversation about the possibility of deeper cuts in spending due to the continued decline in the international price of oil, and the fact that T&T is likely to receive less tax revenue for its LNG exports. The minister

Sunday, December 21, 2014

MP for Port-of-Spain East Marlene McDonald has accused a former PNM politician of colluding with external forces in a bid to ruin her political career. McDonald, who has been gagged by her legal advisers, responded to two incidents that recently surfaced in the media, allegedly accusing her of mi

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