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Investigation launched into prisoners' feast at prison

A video of prisoners feasting, chanting, cavorting and recording their activities comfortably on banned cellular phones at the Maximum Security Prison is now the subject of an investigation.

PM discusses T&T asphalt for world's largest airport being built in China

Development of Trinidad and Tobago's tourism industry has featured heavily during Prime Minister Rowley's official visit to the People's Republic of China. Dr Rowley's announcement to the Chinese Government to ease visa restrictions to enter Trinidad and Tobago was well received, the Office of the Prime Minister has said.

It is estimated that some 120 million tourists travel annually from China.

Prime Minister Rowley announced that once Chinese citizens hold either a United States or Canadian visa then they could also be eligible to travel to Trinidad and Tobago. 

Near $16 million collected in speeding tickets

Police are once again appealing to drivers to refrain from drinking and driving and also to refrain from driving above the speed limit.

This, as close to $16 million in speeding tickets have been issued so far.

Acting Senior Supt Basdeo Ramdhanie of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch today gave an update on offences and loss of life on the nation's roads.

 

"As of today’s date, a total of 40 persons have lost their lives in 38 road traffic accidents on the nation’s roads for 2018.

'Short Boss' charged with Tobago murder

A Mt. St. George man is scheduled to appear before a Scarborough Magistrate charged with the murder of Shonneil Duncan, which occurred on Sunday 6th May, 2018.

Nekosi Davis aka ‘Short Boss’, 20, of Back Street, Mt. St. George, was charged on Tuesday following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC.

Duncan, 27, a labourer, also of Back Street, Mt. St. George, was standing along Back Street around 7 pm on Sunday 6th May, 2018, when he got into an altercation with a man known to him, over money.

Brothers on $125,000 bail for dishonoured cheques

Two Tunapuna brothers have each been placed on $75,000 bail, after appearing before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate, charged with obtaining services in the sum of $105,000, by use of dishonoured cheques.

Rajeev Harricharan, 29, an IT technician, and Timothy-Josh Harricharan, 24, an accounts clerk, both of Cecelia Road, Tunapuna, appeared before Magistrate Kerri Honore-Narine in the Port of Spain 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday to answer to the charges.

The matter has been postponed to Tuesday 29th May, 2018.

West: Property Tax due by September

Government’s Property Tax will become due and payable on or before September of each year, Minister in Finance Allyson West said yesterday.

The collection deadline time of September came as West delivered a statement on the mid year-review in the Senate yesterday. It’s been speculated the tax might begin by September.

10 killers lose appeal in Thackoor Boodram's murder

The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of 10 men convicted of the murder of the brother of drug kingpin Dole Chadee, who were seeking to quash their convictions on the basis of fresh claims that the State's main witness admitted to fabricating the case against them.

NEDCO to pay $7.5 million to 40 VSEP workers

Approximately 40 National Entrepreneurship Development Company Ltd (NEDCO) workers who were offered voluntary separation packages in February were sent home on May 1.

These employees will receive $7.5 million in VSEP payments by the State-owned enterprise at the end of June.

New 'silk' list sparks debate on process

As Government considers the list of nominees to be bestowed with the title of senior counsel, some senior legal practitioners are again questioning the political process of making the appointments.

Several attorneys, who spoke to Guardian Media, criticised the existing scheme, in which the selections are essentially made by the Government.

Under the process, attorneys who have been practising for over ten years are allowed to submit applications to the Office of the Attorney General. The AG’s Office compiles a list that is then forwarded to the Prime Minister. The Prime

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