A fighter passes on - Sat Maharaj has died

Secretary General of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha and a man who carved out a legacy for himself as a fighter, Satnarayan Maharaj, 88, has died.

He died at 12.01 am Saturday, eight days after he suffered a stroke.

Maharaj had been warded at Medical Associates in St Joseph in critical condition and yesterday his son Vijay Maharaj announced that he had been taken off support systems.

Malick teen missing

The TTPS is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 15-year-old Nyla Mack.

Nyla, of Upper 7th Avenue, Malick, was last seen at her home, on November 13th.

She was reported missing to the Morvant Police Station, on November 14th by her mother.

Nyla is of African descent, 5 feet 7 inches tall and slim built with a brown complexion and short hair.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Nyla Mack is asked to contact the police at 999, 555, 911, 800-TIPS, any police station, via text/WhatsApp to 482-GARY (4279) or the TTPS App

Charleville man missing

The TTPS is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 25-year-old Eric Anthony Ramsaran.

Ramsaran, of Mc Phil Street, Charleville, Chaguanas, was last seen at his home around 5:50 pm on November 11th.

He was reported missing to the Chaguanas Police Station at 9.30 pm on November 12th by a relative.

Ramsaran is of mixed descent, 5 feet 8 inches tall, slim built, and has a light brown complexion.

He was last seen wearing a grey vest, a ¾ pair of light blue jeans, and a pair of blue slippers.

Mundo Nuevo on the brink of isolation

It's a 30 feet drop for you and your vehicle if you misjudge the remaining 5 feet of the roadway near a massive landslip on the Mundo Nuevo Road. 

It's a hazard that the 3 to 4 hundred residents live with daily. 

But the danger of a crumbling roadway with little to no warning signs as you approach it is not the only issue. 

'We are moments away from being totally isolated and marooned.' 

President of the Mundo Nuevo Village Council Manmohan Gosine says for over a year the road has been breaking apart. 

Traffic disruption on Eastern Main Road tomorrow

The Min­istry of Works and Trans­port is ad­vis­ing mem­bers of the pub­lic that there will be a tem­po­rary traf­fic dis­rup­tion along the East­ern Main Road from Farm Road in­ter­sec­tion to Mt. Lam­bert to­mor­row from 9 pm to noon Sun­day.

The min­istry said in a state­ment this is to fa­cil­i­tate a road paving ex­er­cise.

Fishermen attacked by pirates at Orange Valley (UPDATE)

Pirates attempted to attack fishermen from Orange Valley and Carli Bay on Thursday night.

Imtiaz Khan, president of the Carli Bay Fishermen Association, said villagers were at the wake of Melissa Khan, the mother of Jason Baptiste, one of the fishermen who was killed on July 22, when they were alerted that six men on a boat attempted to rob the fishermen who had to cut their nets and flee. 

Khan said the fishermen showed up at the wake shaken and worried.

Garcia: Nothing sinister in scholarships delay

Education Minister Anthony Garcia says there is nothing sinister regarding the as yet-unannounced 2019 CAPE Scholarship results.

Seeking to reassure students and their parents, Garcia said, “We have to make sure we are very careful in deciding.”

“The performance of our students has been very good, excellent in fact. And therefore we have to make sure that in making these decisions we give everybody an equal chance.”

MP’s stolen vehicle recovered

The vehicle belonging to MP for Princes Town Barry Padarath, which was reported as stolen to police, has been found.

It was discovered intact in the Couva area, this morning

Reports are that the Princes Town MP stopped to get food at Chin Liu Chinese Restaurant along the Old Southern Main Road in Couva, at about 8:15 on Thursday night, when he was approached by an armed man wearing a mask.

Mr Padarath reportedly was robbed of his Prado vehicle, a mobile phone valued at TT$7,000 and his wallet containing TT$200 cash and his bank cards.

Murder in Belmont

The murder count continues to rise, following a murder in Belmont early this morning

Police say 23 year-old Shakeem Roberts was liming on some steps in the area at about 12:30 this morning, when a gunman approached, shot him, and then ran away.

Roberts died on the spot.

Investigations continue.



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Fears over national scholarships delay

Fears have been expressed that Government may be attempting to manipulate the national scholarship results, and may even wait until just before the local government elections to release them.

The alarm has been raised by the Spiritual Leader of the Satya Anand Ashram of Bliss and Truth, Pundit Satyanand Maharaj.

In a statement issued today, Pundit Maharaj says parents have been coming to him, sharing concerns that the Government “is ‘doctoring’ the scholarships to reflect not merit but ethnic and political qualifications”.