Imbert: Gov't has approved 3091 registration cards for Venezuelan migrants so far

The government says it has so far approved three thousand and ninety-one registration cards for Venezuelan migrants who would have registered during the two week amnesty period.

The acting prime minister, Colm Imbert said of the estimated sixteen thousand who registered during that time, five thousand, one hundred and forty-eight applications in total were processed and are awaiting ministerial approval.

Minister Imbert told the parliament that all registrants needed to be verified by Venezuelan law enforcement, local law enforcement and Interpol.


Moonilal apologises to Hinds

It took almost two and a half months but Dr Roodal Moonilal has finally formally apologised to the lower house for comments he made about Laventille West MP, Fitzgerald Hinds.

In late June the parliament's privileges committee found that comments Dr Moonilal made in October 2018 warranted an apology not only to Mr Hinds but to the entire house. 

Naps, St Benedict's apologise for uniform breach

Na­pari­ma and St Bene­dict's Col­leges could es­cape with a mere slap on the wrist, for their parts in breach­ing an agree­ment be­tween the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL) and its spon­sors, par­tic­u­lar­ly its main spon­sor Dig­i­cel, for the 2019 sea­son.

How­ev­er, any school found guilty of breach­es of rules in the fu­ture will be im­me­di­ate­ly sus­pend­ed.

Venezuelan national shot and killed

A Venezuelan national was shot and killed shortly after nine last evening.

Initial reports had suggested that a gunman had alighted from a vehicle and opened fire on a gyro vendor, who was plying his trade in the vicinity of the ABC roundabout in Point Fortin.

However, police have since confirmed that the victim has been identified as a Venezuelan national who was standing near the gyro vendor's stall.

The shooting incident sent bystanders scampering to safety.

State to pay for Dr Baboolal’s funeral

The fu­ner­al ex­pens­es of Dr Lin­da Ba­boolal will be paid by the State, the Of­fice of the Prime Min­is­ter has stat­ed.

“The Gov­ern­ment of Trinidad and To­ba­go, as a mark of re­spect, has of­fered to un­der­take the fu­ner­al ex­pens­es of this pa­tri­ot, and her fam­i­ly has ac­cept­ed,” the re­lease stat­ed yes­ter­day.

Al-Rawi: I made no inquiry about Marlene’s impending arrest

Al­though ad­mit­ting that Port-of-Spain South MP Mar­lene Mc­Don­ald in­quired whether he knew of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­to her, At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi de­nies mak­ing any queries to the po­lice.

Al-Rawi said a few months be­fore Mc­Don­ald was ar­rest­ed in a cor­rup­tion in­ves­ti­ga­tion last month, she ap­proached him in the Par­lia­ment.

Speak­ing to re­porters at Skin­ner Park yes­ter­day, he said Mc­Don­ald told him as a mat­ter of fact that Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar had in­formed the MP about her im­pend­ing ar­rest.

Suspect in Trini’s murder set himself on fire

The 30-year-old sus­pect want­ed for the mur­der of Trinidad-born Kiara Al­leyne, 20, at her home in Flori­da on Wednes­day has been re­ceiv­ing med­ical care af­ter he was found se­ri­ous­ly in­jured by Mar­i­on Coun­ty homi­cide of­fi­cers and had to be air­lift­ed from the area where he was lo­cat­ed.

Ac­cord­ing to Mar­i­on Coun­ty of­fi­cers, the sus­pect was found in the Flori­da Keys on Wednes­day morn­ing and air­lift­ed to Ry­der Trau­ma Cen­ter in Mi­a­mi with burns to the arms in what they de­scribed as a “bizarre se­ries of events that be­gan with a bur­glary call.”

Michelle Lee Ahye suspended for anti-doping violations

T&T sprint national champion Michelle-lee Ahye has been provisionally suspended for anti-doping violations

In a statement today, the athletics integrity unit, which is a sub-committee of the IAAF, said that the Pan American silver medalist has been suspended since August 30th while it investigates a "whereabouts failure".

Athletes are required to report their daily whereabouts in advance to allow for unannounced doping control.

In the event of three breaches in less than a year, they risk a two-year suspension.