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Frustration for 53 families after Marcia’s fiasco

When is Dad­dy com­ing home?

De­vieann Fran­cois, Meli­na Charles and Sybil Is­rael say they have been un­able to an­swer this ques­tion for the last nine years. They are rel­a­tives of a group of men, now known as the Mar­cia 53, whose part­ly heard cas­es were be­fore for­mer Chief Mag­is­trate Mar­cia Ay­ers-Cae­sar and now have to be restart­ed. The men have spent close to a decade in Re­mand Yard.

Fran­cois, whose hus­band is among the ac­cused, said: “He’s been very mis­er­able and it’s stress­ful. He doesn’t know where the case is present­ly.”

Where is Sheldon Sukhdeo?

While some peo­ple be­lieve that Shel­don Sukhdeo is dead, rel­a­tives are still cling­ing to hope that he will turn up alive even though they have not heard his voice in weeks.

Over the week­end, news sur­faced that a Freeport man was as­sist­ing the po­lice in find­ing Sukhdeo. How­ev­er, po­lice said they still have no in­for­ma­tion on Sukhdeo’s where­abouts. Sev­er­al raids were done in De­cem­ber, but po­lice nev­er found Sukhdeo.

Man, 52, charged with sexually touching girl, 12

A 53-year-old man will ap­pear in the Rio Claro Mag­is­trates Court on Tues­day charged with sex­u­al­ly touch­ing his 12-year-old fe­male rel­a­tive in 2017.

The man, whose iden­ti­ty has been with­held to pro­tect the vic­tim, was charged on Mon­day by the Child Pro­tec­tion Unit of the TTPS.

The in­ci­dent al­leged­ly took place at the man's home in New Grant, Princes Town in 2017.

The child, who is now 14, told a teacher about the re­port­ed as­sault two weeks ago and the po­lice was alert­ed.

Letter confirms NGC ordered TTCB to reallocate funds

Almost two years after it was discovered that the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board misallocated almost $3 million in funding from the NGC, and six months after the NGC requested the TTCB to repay that money forthwith, the two bodies are still working on a way forward.

"The NGC is still in active discussions with the TTCB as a follow up to the audit to determine a way forward." said NGC communications manager; Lisa Burkett.

PM meets with officials of Chinese companies

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has met with a high-level team from CIC Capital Corporation (CIC) and China ZhenHua Oil Company.

CIC is the largest Sovereign Wealth Fund in the People’s Republic of China with over US$1 trillion in assets and investments under its management.

CIC is a 10 percent shareholder in Train 1 of Atlantic LNG and is considered an important strategic partner.

Machel drops 13th soca for 2019, but one other has released more

Let's step away from the Machel and Iwer mash-up song-clash for a moment (and if you're still wondering if they're bitterly at war, they're not).

We're taking a look at who has released the most songs so far this Carnival (and yeah, yeah, we know it's not a competition but we're counting it anyway).

And if you're thinking that Machel Montano tops the list, go to the back of the class with your utterly wrong self.

A lady rules this roost at present, and her name is Patrice Roberts.

HDC's Health and Safety officers to assess Maloney building

The Housing Development Corporation (HDC) says its Health and Safety Officers will conduct an assessment of the building where an 11-year-old child fell in Maloney today.

The HDC issued a statement today saying it is in receipt of information related to the child at its Maloney Gardens housing community.

It says that according to the reports it received, the girl climbed on to the railing of her fourth floor, Building 15 apartment and fell four levels.

The incident occurred early Monday afternoon. 

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