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PM writes COP, FIU requesting investigation into Moonilal's claims

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley today sent correspondence to the Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith and the Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit, Susan Francois requesting an investigation into the allegations of criminal conduct made against him and other persons by Member of Parliament for Oropouche East, Dr Roodal Moonilal in Parliament on Tuesday 09 October, 2018.

This was confirmed by the Office of the Prime Minister in a media release Thursday afternoon.

Gun 'factory' found in Wallerfield

Po­lice have ar­rest­ed one man af­ter dis­cov­er­ing what ap­pears to be a gun fac­to­ry in east Trinidad.

Of­fi­cers of the Northern Di­vi­sion Task Force, act­ing on in­for­ma­tion re­ceived, went to Mex­i­co Road, Waller­field, on Wednes­day morn­ing.

There, with as­sis­tance from the Ca­nine Unit, they en­tered a shed where they dis­cov­ered two shot­guns, with 12 rounds of 12-gauge car­tridges and a re­volver with six rounds of am­mu­ni­tion.

Reminder: Schools across T&T closed tomorrow

In case you forgot, schools across Trinidad and Tobago will be closed tomorrow.

This is due to the annual National Convention of Teachers, which will be held from 9 am to 3 pm.

Friday is the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association's Professional Day of Development.

The Ministry of Education advised last week, that as a result, all schools will remain closed as it has granted approval for the time off for teachers to attend the event.

CWU plans protest over TSTT job cuts

The Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Work­ers Union (CWU) is hold­ing a can­dle­light vig­il out­side the Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Ser­vices of T&T’s head of­fice on Ed­ward Street, Port-of-Spain, this evening to coun­ter­act what it says is the "dark cloud" now hang­ing over the com­pa­ny.

In a text ear­li­er to­day, the CWU in­vit­ed mem­bers to at­tend a protest ac­tion from 4 pm to 6 pm and then a can­dle­light vig­il just af­ter from 6 pm to 7 pm.

Hurricane Michael kills 2, leaves trail of devastation

Hurricane Michael has left a trail of destruction and has killed two people.

A CNN report states that Mexico Beach, Florida, is not just destroyed but for the most part, it's not there anymore.

It says that from a helicopter, one can see that many of the homes and hotels that populated this beachside town of about 1,200 are gone.

A few houses and other structures remain standing, but they're the exceptions.

Hurricane Michael's wind and storm surge ripped up buildings like posies and carried them inland.

Roget tells Petrotrin workers don't take letters

Oil­fields Work­ers’ Trade Union pres­i­dent gen­er­al An­cel Ro­get is urg­ing Petrotrin work­ers not to ac­cept any ter­mi­na­tion pack­ages from the com­pa­ny un­til an ap­peal of the mat­ter is heard in the Ap­peal Court.

In an ear­ly morn­ing text ex­change with Guardian Me­dia hours af­ter Jus­tice Ap­peal Char­maine Pem­ber­ton blocked the in­junc­tion award­ed to the OW­TU by the In­dus­tri­al Court, Ro­get said he planned to ad­vise the work­ers to not ac­cept any pack­age from the com­pa­ny "while the in­junc­tion ap­peal is be­ing heard."

Petrotrin can resume terminations

Petrotrin can re­sume ter­mi­na­tion of work­ers this morn­ing af­ter a High Court judge halt­ed the in­junc­tion grant­ed to the Oil­fields’ Work­ers Trade Union hours ago.

Jus­tice of Ap­peal Char­maine Pem­ber­ton blocked the in­junc­tion award­ed by the In­dus­tri­al Court around 11.32 last night and fixed the hear­ing to re­sume be­fore a three-mem­ber pan­el of the Ap­peal Court for Oc­to­ber 18.

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