No bail for teen accused of breaking into 12 homes

A Mayo teenag­er, ac­cused of break­ing in­to 12 homes dur­ing a two-month pe­ri­od has been de­nied bail.

Bran­don Thomp­son, who turned 18 in April was ar­rest­ed on Sat­ur­day and charged with ten of­fences of house­break­ing and lar­ce­ny, two house break­ing with in­tent, re­sist­ing ar­rest and es­cap­ing law­ful cus­tody.

When Se­nior Mag­is­trate Cher­ril-Anne An­toine read the 14 charges to him in the San Fer­nan­do First Court, Thomp­son ini­tial­ly plead­ed guilty to 11 of the house break­ing charges.

Holy Name hosts building fund art auction

Holy Name Con­vent has em­barked on a school ex­pan­sion dri­ve to build more teach­ing spaces to en­sure the rich lega­cy of the Do­mini­can Sis­ters con­tin­ues in its dri­ve to ed­u­cate the young women of Trinidad and To­ba­go.

Com­ment­ing on the school's rich tra­di­tion in ed­u­ca­tion via a me­dia re­lease, chair­man of the Build­ing Ver­i­tas Fund, Ian Ben­jamin, ex­plained, “We are proud of the tremen­dous her­itage that Holy Name Con­vent has. Its phys­i­cal space has proven to be a sa­cred space that al­lows our young women to blos­som and grow in ser­vice.”

Minister promises cheque for Military Museum

Min­is­ter of Com­mu­ni­ty De­vel­op­ment Cul­ture and the Arts Dr Nyan Gads­by-Dol­ly has said that no sub­ven­tion cheque has been made out to the Ch­aguara­mas Mil­i­tary Mu­se­um but promis­es de­liv­ery as soon as re­quest­ed funds are re­leased.

On Mon­day, at the un­veil­ing of a Bust of the mu­se­um’s founder and his­to­ri­an, the Late Lieu­tenant Com­man­der Gay­lord Kelshall, his wife Lin­da Kelshall and the vice pres­i­dent Bri­an Mitchell said that no sub­ven­tion cheque was re­leased to the mu­se­um and as a re­sult had to cut its al­ready small staff.

Speaker rules breach of privilege case made against Moonilal

Oropouche East Member of Parliament, Dr Roodal Moonilal will face Parliament's Committee of Privileges on allegations he made regarding Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley surrounding A&V Oil and Gas Limited.

House Speaker, Bridgid Annisette-George ruled today that a prima facie case had been made.

Arouca Maloney MP, Camille Robinson-Regis had raised the matter last week Wednesday and the Speaker gave her ruling today.

The following is the Speaker's ruling.