Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has admitted that Venezuela’s ongoing economic and political turmoil has been impacting T&T and the wider region.
Rowley made the comment at a press conference yesterday at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s, in the presence of Ghana President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who visited our country with a delegation on Wednesday night and left on Thursday night.
by Anna-Lisa Paul
A protest that started outside the Queen's Park Oval on Thursday evening has grown into an overnight vigil outside the Parliament Chamber, Wrightson Road, Port of Spain.
At 11 pm there were scores of people gathered including a large contingent of residents from Beetham Gardens.
With chants of "Rowley must go" and "they taking all we jobs and we women," the largely calm crowd was being carefully monitored by officers from the Guard and Emergency Branch.
For biting a policeman who was guarding him at the hospital while he was under arrest, a fish vendor has to pay a $3,000 fine and $1,500 in compensation.
Kenson Noel pleaded guilty to causing grevious bodily harm when he appeared in the San Fernando Magistrates Court.
He told the court that he has since changed his life and has been baptised.
Prosecutor Sgt Harold Ishmael said the incident took place on October 29, 2016 at the San Fernando General Hospital.
With less than 24 hours to go, yet another international humanitarian group is calling on the government to extend the period of registration to Venezuelan nationals.
As the deadline for the registration period looms, Refugees International (RI) says it is gravely concerned about the possibility that arrests and deportations may follow.
According to RI, Trinidad and Tobago has only three registration centres to register more than 40,000 Venezuelans.
A Moruga woman who slapped a doctor in the hospital while he was attending to her baby nephew has been bonded for one year.
Lamenting the level of disrespect taking place in the nation’s schools and hospitals, San Fernando Magistrate Indar Jagroo said he was prepared to send Kareen Ramjohn to jail.
However, the doctor indicated that he did not want to see her imprisoned. Following the incident at the San Fernando Teaching Hospital on May 20, 2015, Ramjohn was charged with assault by beating Dr. Jason Diljohn.
Less than three weeks after he was freed of murder, a man from Diego Martin returned to court yesterday for the trial of his assault and battery lawsuit over being beaten by police at the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court in 2013.
Akili Charles, of Covigne Road, Diego Martin, took the witness stand before Justice Ricky Rahim at Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain, yesterday morning, to give his version of what alleged transpired in the holding cells of the court on April 3, 2013.
A Todds Road mother, who uses a wheelbarrow to transport her 22-year-old Cerebral Palsy son, has finally had her prayers answered.
From Friday Oumawatee Mohammed would no longer need a wheelbarrow for her son, Ronaldo Mohammed.
Ten days ago, Guardian Media reported Oumawatee's plight and the need to have their only access road paved.
The current state of the road made it impassable to any vehicle.
Close to three dozen cellphones along with narcotics and paraphernalia were seized during a search of the Top Security area at the Remand Prison in Golden Grove Thursday morning.
During the raid, officers found 350 loose cigarettes, 20 cigarette lighters, 35 cell phones, 40 sim cards, 5 cell phone batteries, 39 headsets, 400 loose wrapping paper, 4 WIFI devices, razor blades, scales, improvised weapons and over 2 pounds of a plant-like substance.
The massive haul is being described as the largest find of 2019.