Thursday, March 23, 2017



Mar. 22, 2017, 11:0 PM AST Comments

Schoolboy Jesse Beephan was murdered. In a telephone interview with the Express last night, Jesse's father, Shakar Beephan, said his family was traumatised over their loss. “Whoever he was with, they hit him about two lashes on his head with a piece of iron. The police have the weapon. They to

Supermarkets heed call to rid Brazilian meats

Mar. 22, 2017, 10:58 PM AST Comments

Supermarkets have com­plied with the directive from the Ministry of Agriculture to remove all brands of corned beef, chicken nuggets and chicken patties imported from Brazil from their shelves. Head of the Supermarkets Association Dr Yunus Ibrahim said yesterday the pro­ducts were pulled from shelve

...‘Don’t eat, buy it’

Mar. 22, 2017, 10:57 PM AST Comments

Forget what anyone else is saying. Just don’t purchase and consume meat products com­ing from Brazil, says Agriculture Minister Clarence Ram­­­bharat, who disclosed there are approximately ten brands of corned beef on supermarket shelves in the country.

‘Sorry’ HDC squatters appeal for Govt help*

Mar. 22, 2017, 10:54 PM AST Comments

Admitting they were wrong to illegally occupy condemned Housing Development Corporation (HDC) apartment buildings in Gasparillo, displaced families went to Housing Minister Randall Mitchell on Tuesday night seeking help. The families were evicted on Monday, their belongings placed on the roadway and

MPs saddened by UK terror attack

Mar. 22, 2017, 10:51 PM AST Comments

Trinidad and Tobago has to be constantly vigilant. This was the view of MPs yesterday as they expressed their concern and condolences in the wake of the terrorist attack at Westminster, London, in which four people died and 20 were injured. Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi said the attacks showed that

Illegal occupiers not residents

Mar. 22, 2017, 10:50 PM AST Comments

Housing Minister Randall Mitchell yesterday cautioned Oropouche MP Roodal Moonilal against using the word “residents” to describe the persons who were living in Housing Development Corporation (HDC) units at Harmony Hall.

Mom found safe in Manzanilla

Mar. 22, 2017, 10:47 PM AST Comments

A MALABAR mother of three who went missing three days ago has been found in Manzanilla. Kizzia Luann Charles, 36, of Daniel Trace, was found yesterday morning. Relatives were expected to meet with her at the Manzanilla Police Post, the Express was told.

Businesswoman goes missing*

Mar. 22, 2017, 10:44 PM AST Comments

Relatives of missing mother Sharlene Somai have made a desperate appeal for help in finding the young businesswoman who walked out of her home on Tuesday night and vanished. Somai, 23, was last seen on Tuesday when she left her home at Petersfield Main Road, Chaguanas, around 7.30 p.m.

Police destroy $13 million in marijuana

Mar. 22, 2017, 10:42 PM AST Comments

MORE than $13 million in marijuana has been destroyed by police in an eradication ­exercise. Officers attached to the Organised Crime, Narcotics and Firearms Bureau (ONFCB) ­conducted the exercise between 7.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday in Grand Chemin in the Moruga Forest, according to a release

‘Hanging won’t stop drugs or murders’

Mar. 22, 2017, 10:40 PM AST Comments

ROMAN Catholic Archbishop Joseph Harris, who last week submitted his resignation to Pope Francis on approaching the age of retirement, said yesterday calls to revive capital punishment reflected the will of a small group of “loud-mouthed” people in Trinidad and Tobago.

TSC going after ‘late’ teachers*

Mar. 22, 2017, 10:36 PM AST Comments

The Teaching Service Commission (TSC) is moving to take disciplinary action against “delinquent” teachers who are consistently late or absent from school. And TSC chairman Dr Fazal Ali says teachers’ unpunctuality and irregularity is directly linked to the increasing instances of v

Fire for Garcia over 11-year-old school bully

Mar. 22, 2017, 10:35 PM AST Comments

Angered by the response of Education Minister Anthony Garcia, parents of pupils attending Santa Rita Roman Catholic School in Rio Claro staged a fiery protest yesterday. The parents are not pleased with Garcia’s statement that it was impossible for him to visit every school with problems. Garc

PM’s statements irresponsible, says Tewarie

Mar. 22, 2017, 10:33 PM AST Comments

Caroni Central MP Dr Bhoe Tewarie yesterday chastised Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley for referring to the Opposition as unpatriotic. Noting the Prime Minister “even used the word ‘traitor’” with regard to the Opposition’s stance on the Trinidad and Tobago-Venezuela nat