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Swissport worker dies in vehicular accident

A Swissport worker at the Piarco International Airport is this country's latest road fatality statistic.

The toll now stands at 51.

Rudra Sookdeo, 40, of Coalmine in Sangre Grande died instantly when a vehicle crashed into him while driving along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway on Monday morning.

The driver of the other vehicle was charged on Monday afternoon for driving under the influence of alcohol after a breathalyzer was administered to him at the hospital.

Gary wants proof of $18m TTPS debt to VMCOTT

The T&T Po­lice Ser­vice (TTPS) owes cash-strapped Ve­hi­cle Man­age­ment Cor­po­ra­tion of T&T (VM­COTT) $18 mil­lion for main­te­nance and re­pairs of hun­dreds of po­lice ve­hi­cles over the last 15 years. How­ev­er, Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith said not one red cent will be paid un­til VM­COTT pro­vides him with in­voic­es for the work done.

T&T names 40-man list for Concacaf Gold Cup

Trinidad and Tobago has named its provisions 40-player roster for the Concacaf Gold Cup in June.

The roster will serve as the basis for the final 23-player list will be announced by Concacaf the first week of June.

After the official announcement, only injury-related changes will be allowed, up until 24 hours before each team’s first match and any injury replacements must come from the preliminary 40-player roster.

77-year-old woman found dead in St James house

The body of a 77-year-old woman has been found in a house on Mucurapo Road, St James.

Neighbours say that the woman was last seen alive on Saturday. 

They called out to her over the last couple of days but did not get through.

However, when they went to check on her this morning, they found the woman lying lifeless on her bed covered in a sheet.

The cause of death was not immediately known.

Garcia gets ‘cussing’ in class report today

Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter An­tho­ny Gar­cia is ex­pect­ed to re­ceive a re­port to­day on an in­ci­dent in­volv­ing a stu­dent of the Ma­yaro Sec­ondary School who was re­cent­ly video­taped us­ing ob­scene lan­guage in front of a teacher in a class­room.

The 29-sec­ond video, which has been wide­ly shared on so­cial me­dia since Thurs­day, ap­pears to have been record­ed by an­oth­er stu­dent.

Gar­cia held an emer­gency meet­ing with min­istry of­fi­cials on Fri­day and called for an im­me­di­ate in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­to the in­ci­dent.

Privy Council rules for release of WGTL documents

The United National Congress (UNC) activist Ravi Balgobin Maharaj has been granted a lifeline in his bid to obtain documents related to Petrotrin's failed billion-dollar World Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) plant deal. 

In a judgement delivered at the United Kingdom's Supreme Court in London, this morning, five Law Lords of the Privy Council ruled that a High Court Judge and the Court of Appeal were both wrong to dismiss Maharaj's lawsuit, over his failure to obtain the documents through a request under the Freedom of Information Act. 

Police destroy $500,000 in weed in Tobago

Tobago Divisional officers have destroyed $500,000 in marijuana during an eradication exercise in the Mt. St. George area.

The exercise took place on Sunday and was supervised by Sgt. Stewart, of the Tobago Division.

Officers attached to both the Crown Point Police Station and Tobago Division Task Force, executed an exercise in a forested area of Mt. St. George and destroyed 50 kilogrammes of cured marijuana along with two seedlings.

Officers are confident that an arrest will be made soon, as investigations are continuing into the matter.

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