High Court Judge Justice Frank Seepersad says the crisis facing children in T&T can be evidenced by the staggering workload seen in the newly-opened Children’s Division of the Supreme Court.
Delivering the sermon at the Marabella Presbyterian Church yesterday, Seepersad said a special prayer for students who will be writing the Secondary Entrance Assessment examinations on Thursday. He urged parents to continue to support their children and encourage healthy study habits.
Oropouche East Member of Parliament, Dr Roodal Moonilal says the decision by Government Members of Parliament to call for him to be referred to the Privileges Committee of Parliament on two issues, is tantamount to harassment and intimidation.
In a statement today, Moonilal said, however, that he has faith in the institutions of Parliament and is not afraid of the process.
Dr Moonilal has been referred to the Privileges Committee for statements he made in the Lower House regarding Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and A&V Oil and Gas Limited.
A Rio Claro man is remanded into custody after appearing before a Sangre Grande Magistrate charged with eight counts of sexual abuse against a female minor, which are alleged to have occurred between the period June 2011 and December 2017.
Clint Bittan, 48, a labourer, of Tabaquite Road, Rio Claro, was charged with five counts of sexual penetration, two counts of grievous sexual assault and one count of sexual intercourse with a child under 14-yearsold, when he appeared before Magistrate Cheron Raphael, in the Sangre Grande 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Thursday 16th August, 2018.
The Children's Authority is planning to set up a base in Tobago by the end of September.
Speaking during the rapidfire kid's foundation dinner last evening, the authority's Chairman Hanif Benjamin said in the last two years there were 260 reported cases of child abuse in Tobago. But speaking with cnc3 news, Mr Benjamin said he is also concerned with the cases that go unreported. He said two centres in Tobago should address that.