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Six to appear in court charged with possession of gun & ammunition

Six persons, including a family of four, are expected to appear before a Sangre Grande Magistrate tomorrow, charged with two counts of possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Michelle Campo, 46; Kendell Campo, 22; Nakilia Campo, 18; Aisha Phill, 20; Jason Richards, 30; along with a 17-year-old minor, all of Valencia, were arrested after officers of the Valencia Criminal Investigations Department (CID), executed a search warrant at their home on Wednesday 23rd May, 2018, during an anti-crime exercise.

International: Trump cancels historic nuclear summit with Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump canceled his historic nuclear summit with Kim Jong Un on Thursday, accusing North Korea of "tremendous anger and open hostility."

The meeting, which would have marked the first face-to-face encounter between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader, was set for June 12 in Singapore.

Two men charged with fraudulent use of ABM cards

Two men, charged with the fraudulent use of ABM cards, are expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate to answer the charges.

Jamal Ealie, 27, a welder, of Samaroo Village, Arima, and Marcus Mathison, 21, of Tenth Street, Beetham Gardens, were arrested by officers of the Northern Division Task Force while on mobile patrol duty, on Sunday 20th May. 2018.

The officers were driving along Windy Hill, Arouca, when they had cause to stop and search a white Nissan Tiida motor vehicle, with two male occupants.

Shotgun, ammo found near abandoned towers in Endeavour

One shotgun and a quantity of ammunition were discovered by officers of the Central Division Task Force (CDTF), during an anti-crime exercise in the Chaguanas district.

Acting on information, officers of the CDTF, proceeded to a house along Mulchan Seuchan Road, Chaguanas, where a search was conducted and one homemade shotgun loaded with one round of twelve gauge ammunition was found wrapped in a black plastic bag, in the vicinity of what is commonly referred, as the ‘abandoned twin towers’ near the Endeavour flyover.

Gov't to take hijab issue to court for interpretation

The Government will go to the court to seek an interpretation of the law with regards to the decision by the Lakshmi Girls' Hindu School to ask a Muslim on-the-job trainee teacher to remove her hijab when she turned up for employment there.

Acting Prime Minister Colm Imbert and Minister of Education Anthony Garcia both confirmed that Attorney General Faris Al Rawi will take the matter to court.

Minister Garcia said his ministry has already received a report from the principal of the school.

SWAHA condemns "outright discrimination" towards Nafisah

The Hindu organisation, SWAHA International is condemning what is calls "outright discrimination" towards OJT teacher Nafisah Nakhid who was asked to remove her hijab at the Lakshmi Girl's Hindu College.

SWAHA issued the following statement on Thursday:

"Quite a lot has been expressed about the recent dismissal of an OJT dressed in the traditional hijab from a Hindu denominational school. 

As with all controversies, there are always two sides and two slants that are adopted.

SWAHA, however, advocates a sane, sober and methodical approach to such situations.

Moody's projects energy-sector rebound for T&T

Moody’s Investments has noted a narrowing fiscal deficit credited to Government of Trinidad and Tobago’s restraint and an increase in energy and non-energy tax revenue following the mid-year review.

It also projects an Energy Sector-led rebound in growth to support the fiscal trajectory.

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