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Judge sad about signals being sent T&T children in crisis

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.

Moonilal views Privilege Committee referrals as PNM abuse

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.

Rio Claro man on eight charges of sexual abuse of a minor

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.

Children's Authority sets up base in Tobago

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.

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