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Deadline set for DPP in Maha Sabha case

The Of­fice of the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tions (DPP) has been giv­en un­til 4 pm to­day to de­cide if it will agree to not in­sti­tute sedi­tion charges against Sanatan Dhar­ma Ma­ha Sab­ha (SDMS) sec­re­tary gen­er­al Sat­narayan Ma­haraj pend­ing the de­ter­mi­na­tion of his nov­el con­sti­tu­tion­al chal­lenge against this coun­try's colo­nial-age sedi­tion leg­is­la­tion.

Tobago: Police standing by to maintain order

As­sis­tant Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Ains­ley Gar­rick said the To­ba­go Po­lice Di­vi­sion is pre­pared for any even­tu­al­i­ties that might arise af­ter the reg­is­tra­tion cen­tre for Venezue­lan mi­grants at the Car­o­line Build­ing in Scar­bor­ough clos­es at 5 pm to­day.

ACP Gar­rick told Guardian Me­dia it is ap­par­ent that many mi­grants will not get the op­por­tu­ni­ty to reg­is­ter be­fore the dead­line. He said se­cu­ri­ty per­son­nel will be out in their num­bers to en­sure that peace is main­tained.

What happens with Venezuelans after 5pm?

De­spite calls from In­ter­na­tion­al hu­man rights bod­ies, the reg­is­tra­tion pe­ri­od for Venezue­lan mi­grants will close at 5 pm, ac­cord­ing to Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young. How­ev­er, Young has an­nounced a sys­tem that will en­sure those who are present out­side reg­is­tra­tion cen­tres at the close of the process to­day will not be dis­ad­van­taged.

In re­sponse to a ques­tion from the Op­po­si­tion in the Low­er Houset, Young out­lined a process to ac­com­mo­date the back­log when gates close at 5 pm.

Deadline set for DPP in Maha Sabha case

The Of­fice of the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tions (DPP) has been giv­en un­til 4 pm to­day to de­cide if it will agree to not in­sti­tute sedi­tion charges against Sanatan Dhar­ma Ma­ha Sab­ha (SDMS) sec­re­tary gen­er­al Sat­narayan Ma­haraj pend­ing the de­ter­mi­na­tion of his nov­el con­sti­tu­tion­al chal­lenge against this coun­try's colo­nial-age sedi­tion leg­is­la­tion.

'Jigsaw' to appear in court charged with murder

Dwayne McLeod aka 'Jigsaw' is expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, charged with the murder of Tafari Wilson, which occurred on May 26th.

McLeod, 27 who resides in Laventille also faces charges of possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition and two counts of common assault.

According to police reports, Mr. Wilson, 26, of Mc Allister Street, Laventille, was in the company of two other men along Troumacaque Road, Laventille, when they were approached by a lone gunman who fired several shots at them.

Venezuelan registration: What happens after 5pm?

Despite calls from International human rights bodies, the registration period for Venezuelan migrants will close at 5 pm, according to national security minister Stuart Young.

However, Young has announced a system that will ensure those who are present outside registration centres at the close of registration will not be disadvantaged. 

In response to a question from the opposition in the lower house of Parliament, Young outlined a process to accommodate the backlog when gates close at 5 pm. 

Tobagonians have a change of heart

Church­es, sec­u­lar or­gan­i­sa­tions in­clud­ing youth groups and schools ex­tend­ed a help­ing hand to Venezuela mi­grants, who left Trinidad to reg­is­ter at the To­ba­go cen­tre.

They pro­vid­ed blan­kets, wa­ter, break­fast, lunch and snacks, as the mi­grants braved the hot sun, wait­ing in line days be­fore reg­is­tra­tion was due to end on June 14.

From Sun­day af­ter­noon, hun­dreds of mi­grants be­gan pour­ing in­to To­ba­go by plane and fer­ry, flee­ing long lines at the two oth­er cen­tres in Trinidad.

Police seize more info from Jaagriti

De­spite a pend­ing le­gal ac­tion which chal­lenges the Sedi­tion Act and pos­si­ble charges against Sanatan Dhar­ma Ma­ha Sab­ha Sec­re­tary Gen­er­al Sat­naryan Ma­haraj, po­lice re­turned to Ra­dio and TV Jaagri­ti on Thursday to ob­tain tapes which may be linked to the case.

Around 1.30 pm, a team of of­fi­cers lead by ASP Michael Veronique vis­it­ed the Tu­na­puna me­dia house where a war­rant was read to staff by In­spec­tor Wayne Stan­ley.

PM: 13,900 migrants registered so far

Prime Minister Rowley said as of 10:30 last night, 13,900 migrants have registered at the three registration centres across the country.

The disclosure came as he answered questions from the Opposition in the Lower House this morning.

Today is the culmination of a two-week registration period in which Venezuelan migrants have been mandated by Government to declare their presence, in exchange for a special registration card and clearance to work for one year.

AG mulls disciplinary case against Ramdeen

For­mer sen­a­tor Ger­ald Ramdeen may be in hot wa­ter for mak­ing pub­lic the de­tails of a Court of Ap­peal case in which he was nev­er in­volved.

On Thurs­day, Ramdeen held a me­dia con­fer­ence at his Port-of-Spain of­fice to dis­cuss the de­tails of a med­ical case, now at the Court of Ap­peal, in which a young girl was ad­mit­ted to the Mt Hope Med­ical Sci­ences Com­plex for anaemia and dur­ing a blood trans­fu­sion, was in­fect­ed with HIV taint­ed blood.

The child died of com­pli­ca­tions from her anaemia and HIV.

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