Machel, Shaggy confirmed for CARIFESTA Super Concert at QPS

Machel Montano and Shaggy have been booked for a CARIFESTA Super Concert to be held at the Queen's Park Savannah in August this year.

The announcement was made on Wednesday by the CARIFESTA XIV Secretariat.

The statement said that Jamaica’s Shaggy and T&T’s Machel Montano are booked and will headline the Island Beats Super Concert, which will also feature Ricardo Drew from Antigua and CARIFESTA brand ambassadors, Neval Chatelal, Nishard Mayrhoo, and Nailah Blackman. 

Work ongoing to prevent repeat of Greenvale mess

Min­is­ter of Works and Trans­port Ro­han Sinanan has said his Min­istry is work­ing to en­sure that last year's dev­as­tat­ing flood­ing at the Hous­ing De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion's Green­vale hous­ing de­vel­op­ment does not hap­pen again.

Many Green­vale res­i­dents, who oc­cu­py hous­ing units and apart­ments south of La Hor­quet­ta, are still re­build­ing in the wake of last year dis­as­ter.

Sev­er­al res­i­dents have aban­doned their homes while oth­ers are wary the next rainy sea­son could spell dan­ger.

Farmer Nappy, Nailah on tonight's cast for start of Eye Slam Concert Series

The bMobile Eye Slam Concert Series kicks off tonight, and it's promising to be a bumper start with a cast of over 10 artistes performing.

The concert series, which was created and produced by Slam 100.5FM, is now into its 8th year.

Bmobile is the title sponsor of the event.

Tonight's line-up include Farmer Nappy, Nailah Blackman, Erphaan Alves, Shal Marshall, Ricardo Drue, Preedy, Turner, V’ghn, Jaiga, Kris Kennedy & last year's Eye Slam Super Star Tevin Hartman.

Two more charged with kidnapping and rape

Two more persons are expected to appear before the San Fernando 1st Magistrates’ Court today, charged with rape, kidnapping and sexual assault, against two female victims.

The crimes are alleged to have occurred on Saturday 29th December, 2018.

Reuben Thomas, 20, a labourer of Esperance Village and Anniece Ravello, 28, also a labourer of Ste Madeleine, were both charged with the offences on Tuesday by PC Sheldon Gosine, of the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

San Juan teenage girl reported missing

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 16-year-old Rehana Theodore.

Theodore, of First Street, San Juan, was last seen at her home around 9:40 pm, on Friday 11th January, 2019.

She was reported missing to the San Juan Police Station, around 9:05 pm on Tuesday 15th January, 2019, by her mother.

She is of mixed descent, 5 feet 5 inches tall, medium built, with a light brown complexion and short black hair.

She was last seen wearing a green t-shirt, a pair of black jeans and a pair of red and green slippers.

THA boss disappointed at Sandals loss

To­ba­go House of As­sem­bly (THA) Chief Sec­re­tary Kelvin Charles said he was tremen­dous­ly dis­ap­point­ed at the de­ci­sion by San­dals to with­draw plans for a ho­tel in To­ba­go.

In a state­ment is­sued on Tues­day af­ter­noon, Charles said: “This is a tremen­dous blow to our tourism thrust, which is one of the in­tend­ed dri­vers of the To­ba­go econ­o­my.”

Tobago burnt body identified

Police have identified the burnt body of a man found in a car in Hope, Tobago this morning, as Dwarika Moses 20, of Les Coteaux.

Police are treating the death as a suspected homicide.

According to reports about 2 am this morning, fire officers responded to a call about a burning car on Belmont Link Road, Hope, Tobago.

When investigators arrived at the site they noticed a body in the vehicle.

Tobago recorded 9 murders last year.

Tewarie: Sandals exit is unfortunate for Tobago

Central MP and former planning minister in the People's Partnership government Dr Bhoe Tewarie says what has happened to the Sandals project is unfortunate for Tobago and for the tourism sector in T&T. 

However, he has put the blame at the feet of the government.

"Dr Rowley and his obstinate, belligerent ministers are directly responsible for this failure. From the very beginning, no one in the Government would explain the project properly. The story changed as they moved from one explanation to another as if no citizen would remember what they said before," he said.

Kamla: Gov't fell flat on face with Sandals deal

Gov­ern­ment “fell flat” on its face on its flag­ship San­dals project af­ter the ad­min­is­tra­tion with­held in­for­ma­tion from the pub­lic and dis­missed con­cerns on it, says Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad- Bisses­sar.

“The po­si­tion pre­sent­ed dur­ing (yes­ter­day’s) press con­fer­ence that San­dals with­drew based on neg­a­tive pub­lic­i­ty is bor­der­ing on ab­surd. It’s yet an­oth­er at­tempt by Gov­ern­ment to de­flect at­ten­tion from their in­com­pe­tence, “Per­sad-Bisses­sar added in a state­ment yes­ter­day.

Teen given seizure pills for flu-like symptoms

The moth­er of a teenage girl is call­ing on the To­ba­go House of As­sem­bly (THA) for jus­tice af­ter her daugh­ter was al­leged­ly pre­scribed seizure pills for flu-like symp­toms at the Canaan Health Cen­ter last Fri­day.

Allysa Price, 19, of Black Rock was al­leged­ly pre­scribed Clon­azepam.

A quick search of the in­ter­net re­vealed that Clon­azepam is a tran­quil­liz­er, giv­en to treat and pre­vent seizures, pan­ic dis­or­der, and for the move­ment dis­or­der known as akathisia.

The girl’s sto­ry was post­ed on Face­book by her sis­ter on Mon­day evening.