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Mom, 34, fighting for her life after knife attack

A 34-year-old moth­er of three is now fight­ing for her life as she was vi­cious­ly at­tacked at her En­ter­prise, Ch­agua­nas home on Mon­day. She was stabbed sev­er­al times dur­ing the at­tack.

Po­lice of­fi­cers have now launched a man­hunt for a close male rel­a­tive who is be­lieved to be her at­tack­er.

Hinds: Drug turf wars may end if ganja legal

The de­crim­i­nal­i­sa­tion of mar­i­jua­na is ex­pect­ed to in­crease com­pe­ti­tion and dri­ve down prod­uct prices, Min­is­ter in the Min­istry of the At­tor­ney Gen­er­al and Le­gal Af­fairs Fitzger­ald Hinds says but he can­not pre­dict whether this will in­crease turf wars. 

Asked about the sce­nario where es­tab­lished drugs deal­ers could at­tack new and de­vel­op­ing mar­i­jua­na busi­ness­es, he said that while it was a pos­si­bil­i­ty, a de­crim­i­nalised en­vi­ron­ment may al­so end drug turf wars.

AG: 12 attorneys ‘consumed’ $290m

At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi told Par­lia­ment on Wednes­day that 12 at­tor­neys “alone con­sumed” $290 mil­lion of ex­pens­es dur­ing the pre­vi­ous 2010-2015 pe­ri­od.

“And there’s an on­go­ing mat­ter that’s be­ing in­ves­ti­gat­ed and there are fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions and mat­ters to come. I wouldn’t want to dis­turb what the Po­lice Ser­vice is en­gaged in,” Al-Rawi said, de­clin­ing de­tails.

Kamla: No Cabinet approval required for legal fee payout

Le­gal fees paid dur­ing the past PP ad­min­is­tra­tion’s tenure did not have to be brought to Cab­i­net for ap­proval since fees from min­istries and State en­ter­pris­es don’t have to be ap­proved there.

That was Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad- Bisses­sar’s re­sponse fol­low­ing at­tacks on the is­sue by Gov­ern­ment at Tues­day’s PNM Ch­agua­nas meet­ing.

Chutney singer joins PNM

Chut­ney singer Ram­ra­jee Prab­hoo has joined the PNM.

Prab­hoo was spot­ted sit­ting in the front row on Tues­day night at the PNM’s meetingat Sig­na­ture Hall, Ch­agua­nas.

Prab­hoo ar­rived around 6.30 pm anx­ious to hear what Prime Min­is­ter Kei­th Row­ley had to tell sup­port­ers.

How­ev­er, the ush­ers moved her be­fore the meet­ing start­ed to a seat much fur­ther back.

Prab­hoo said she is hop­ing to go for a seat on the Cou­va/Tabaquite­Tal­paro Re­gion­al Cor­po­ra­tion in the up­com­ing Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Elec­tions.

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