Mi­nor­i­ty Coun­cil: Let THA manage airport expansion

Mi­nor­i­ty Coun­cil­lor Dr Faith B Yis­rael is call­ing on the gov­ern­ment to al­low the To­ba­go House of As­sem­bly (THA) to man­age the ANR Robin­son In­ter­na­tion­al Air­port ex­pan­sion project.

Speak­ing at this week’s Mi­nor­i­ty Coun­cil­lor’s me­dia brief­ing, at the op­po­si­tion’s new of­fice ont Main Street, Scar­bor­ough, Yis­rael she said laws gov­ern who should un­der­take the project.

Griffith: New uniforms will have room for tasers, pepper spray

The long-awaited newly designed police uniforms will be introduced to the Police Service within the next few weeks.

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith says the uniforms will have a specially-designed belt which can accommodate handcuffs, batons, tasers, and pepper spray. 

Speaking at a community meeting held at the Mayaro, Rio Claro constituency office this morning, Griffith said the new uniforms were part of the transformation of the Police Service.

Griffith also said his plans to set up a special unit to monitor the activities around the nation's schools.

Robbery suspect shot by police

One man was wounded during a police-involved shooting incident in Petit Valley on Monday.

According to police reports, officers of the West End Police Station were on mobile patrol along Morne Coco Road, around 7:45 pm, when they received information that two men wanted in connection with a series of robberies in the district, were observed in a white Nissan Almera motor-vehicle. 

The officers proceeded to the location, where they observed the two suspects.

However, upon seeing the officers, one of the men ran off.

Spraying ramped up to stem dengue outbreak

To com­bat a pos­si­ble out­break of dengue, ports of en­try and all schools will be sprayed dur­ing the East­er break, says Health Min­is­ter Ter­rence Deyals­ingh.

Deyals­ingh was re­ply­ing to queries in the Sen­ate on Tues­day from UNC sen­a­tor Tahar­qa Obi­ka fol­low­ing the warn­ing is­sued by the ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Caribbean Pub­lic Health Agency (Carpha) about a pos­si­ble dengue out­break.

Campaign finance reform law soon - AG

The pro­posed Cam­paign Fi­nance Re­form leg­is­la­tion (CFR) will be brought to Par­lia­ment in a cou­ple weeks, At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi says.

He gave the yes­ter­day es­ti­mate in re­sponse to queries from Op­po­si­tion Sen­a­tor Ger­ald Ramdeen, who asked if the Non-Prof­it Or­gan­i­sa­tions (NPO) bill would ex­tend to po­lit­i­cal par­ties.

Fire leaves La Brea family homeless

In the space of 30 min­utes, Kedisha Castil­lo and her fam­i­ly’s lives were turned up­side down af­ter a fire gut­ted their home in La Brea on Tuesday.

With noth­ing but the clothes on their backs, the fam­i­ly of four was try­ing their best to find a place to rest their heads for the night un­til they could fig­ure out their next move.

It was the sec­ond fire for the week that has left a fam­i­ly home­less and third in less than a month.

Schoolboy may have recorded criminal activity on phone - Young

A pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion sug­gests that school­boy Ak­il Phillip may have been killed be­cause of an “in­ci­dent” he may have wit­nessed and record­ed on his cell­phone.

This was hint­ed by the Min­is­ter of Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Stu­art Young dur­ing a me­dia con­fer­ence on Tues­day where he spoke of leg­is­la­tion com­ing to help deal with the erad­i­ca­tion of il­le­gal guns off of the streets of T&T.

Reckless driver jailed, to pay $50,000 to victim’s family

A judge on Tuesday made a plea for Par­lia­ment to con­sid­er in­creas­ing the $50,000 cap to com­pen­sate fam­i­lies of ac­ci­dent vic­tims as he sen­tenced a reck­less dri­ver to al­most a year in jail for killing a man in a head-on col­li­sion al­most a decade ago.

Jus­tice Lisa Ram­sumair-Hinds al­so or­dered Ja­son Sama­roo, 40, to pay $50,000 in com­pen­sa­tion to An­tho­ny Nel­son’s fam­i­ly and dis­qual­i­fied him from dri­ving for two years.