Monday, April 24, 2017

News

CASINO CONVICT UNDER PROBE*

Apr. 23, 2017, 9:46 PM AST Comments

AMERICAN citizen David Gerard Migliore, a convicted felon who was recently released from prison in the United States, entered this country last week, triggering an investigation. This was confirmed by Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi on Saturday following a query from the Express.

Moonilal: Govt wasting $$ on audits

Apr. 23, 2017, 9:42 PM AST Comments

THE Government must reveal which company was paid some $10 million to audit the National Gas Company (NGC). This call for transparency comes from Member of Parliament for Oropouche East, Dr Roodal Moonilal. In a media release yesterday, Moonilal said the Government has spent over $20 million already


UWI lecturer: This is a disaster

Apr. 23, 2017, 9:41 PM AST Comments

Reacting to the Friday S&P downgrade of Trinidad and Tobago’s long-term sovereign ratings — the risk associated with investing in the country — from A- to BBB+ the Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago (BATT) said in an e-mailed statement yesterday: “The New York-based i


Smooth start for ‘Transporter’*

Apr. 23, 2017, 9:39 PM AST Comments

THE GOVERNMENT’S replacement cargo ship the Atlantic Provider pushed off from Trinidad for Tobago without incident yesterday morning, Works Minister Rohan Sinanan said yesterday. Sinanan said the Provider, which is berthing in front of the Hyatt Regency on the Waterfront, where its predecessor

Couple killed

Apr. 23, 2017, 9:30 PM AST Comments

AN ARIMA couple are now dead after the car they were in skidded off the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway in Mausica, flipped several times and threw both victims several feet into the air and into some nearby bushes yesterday morning. Initially, it was believed the couple's one-year-old daughter, Kaidee,


Welder killed, friend wounded after sports day

Apr. 23, 2017, 9:28 PM AST Comments

WELDER Carlon Seerattan was shot early yesterday morning after attending an annual sports day in Erin. Seerattan, 30, of Rancho Quemado, was shot multiple times in his chest. He was found dead in a ditch near Los Charos Junction. Rondell Gervais, 28, who was walking with Seerattan, was also shot. He


Mayor unhappy as vendors evicted*

Apr. 23, 2017, 9:24 PM AST Comments

POOR people should not have to suffer by trying to make an honest living, said Chaguanas Mayor Gopual Boodhan. The mayor spoke to the Express yesterday via telephone after he was told that fruit vendors occupying the access road off Monroe Road, Charlieville, had their stalls demolished and their p


Bullied boy back at school today

Apr. 23, 2017, 9:21 PM AST Comments

AFTER missing most of last term after a brutal bullying attack at his school, allegedly at the hands of a classmate, Tristan Khan is anxious to return to classes today. The cast which had been placed on his fractured right arm and elbow has been removed.

‘Garcia owes The UWI an apology for blunder’

Apr. 23, 2017, 9:20 PM AST Comments

MINISTER of Education Anthony Garcia owes The University of the West Indies (UWI) nothing short of “a timely public apology” for the “horrible blunder” he made in naming local businessman Robert Bermudez as its new Chancellor even before final approval has been granted for hi


Shannen’s on her way*

Apr. 23, 2017, 9:12 PM AST Comments

THREE-YEAR-OLD Shannen Luke will leave for Italy for treatment with her family tomorrow, for a surgery that, if successful, will change the course of her life. Despite the overwhelming assistance given by kind-hearted people and corporate sponsorship, the family remains in debt from now until their


Cuffie: Payment of pensions in timely manner

Apr. 23, 2017, 9:11 PM AST Comments

THE Ministry of Public Administration has announced a new system intended to ensure the timely delivery of pensions to public officers. In a news release yesterday, Public Administration and Communications Minister Maxie Cuffie said Cabinet has approved and confirmed a note that deals with a backlog


No reason to close Caroni Green, says former CEO

Apr. 23, 2017, 9:10 PM AST Comments

Caroni Green Ltd’s (CGL) former chief executive officer Sharma Lalla is maintaining his position that there was no comprehensible reason for dismantling the company, which put 77 people on the breadline last week.


Search for body of child, as two die in crash

Apr. 23, 2017, 4:8 PM AST Comments

By Rickie Ramdass - Emergency responders searched the bushes for the body of a child earlier today, after arriving on the scene of a fatal crash to find an empty car seat near the wreckage.