Monday, February 20, 2017


Rowley not worried about Dwight block*

Feb. 19, 2017, 9:30 PM AST Comments

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is not worried that citizens of Trinidad and Tobago would be denied entry into the United States, even after former national footballer Dwight Yorke was not allowed to enter the US on Friday.

Lawyer: Car theft accused a scapegoat

Feb. 19, 2017, 9:28 PM AST Comments

The attorney for one of the men charged with stealing vehicles from car parks described his ­client as a “cold case scapegoat”. Defence attorney Shaun Teekasingh told Senior Magistrate Nannette Forde-John he would say more after the prose­cution made disclosure in the matters.

Eddoes vendor fined for gun, ammo

Feb. 19, 2017, 9:26 PM AST Comments

An eddoes vendor who was held with a gun and 17 rounds of ammunition told the court he thought the bag contained marijuana he could sell. Brandon Dalzell, 24, of Belmont, was jointly charged with “PH” taxi-driver Ricky Ayers, 59, of Moruga. It was alleged they had a gun and 17 rounds of


Feb. 18, 2017, 8:26 PM AST Comments

Renuka Singh—PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley said yesterday he will not be reopening any probe into the $143,800 bank transactions conducted by Planning Minister Camille Robinson-Regis.

Caricom to hire lobbyists to avoid FATCA fallout

Feb. 18, 2017, 8:26 PM AST Comments

Renuka Singh—CARICOM countries will jointly contribute some US$240,000 to lobbyists to act on behalf of Caribbean-based banks to avoid censure and loss of correspondent banking access in the face of the looming Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

Melissa found safe

Feb. 18, 2017, 8:20 PM AST Comments

By Sandhya Santoo—Missing 15-year-old Melissa Samlal has been found safe and unharmed. Police said the teenager was dropped off by a woman at Freeport Police Station on Friday.

Protest over killing of ‘Buckman’

Feb. 18, 2017, 8:15 PM AST Comments

Alexander Bruzual—THERE was gridlock traffic yesterday morning to enter and leave Port of Spain along the Eastern Main Road as residents of Picton Road staged fiery protests, blocking the roadway with burning debris.

Yorke ‘couldn’t believe what was happening’ *

Feb. 18, 2017, 8:8 PM AST Comments

By Camille Hunte—Former Manchester United striker and Trinidad and Tobago sport ambassador Dwight Yorke was expected to arrive in Trinidad last night after being denied entry to the United States on Friday morning.

Colourful costumes, fun time

Feb. 18, 2017, 8:8 PM AST Comments

By Camille Hunte—Veteran children’s mas ­producer Rosa­lind ­Gabriel’s ­absence was felt ­yesterday ­during the Red Cross ­Children’s Carnival festivities in Port of Spain.

Women stand out at Calypso Fiesta *

Feb. 18, 2017, 8:3 PM AST Comments

Michael Mondezie—FORMER National Calypso Monarch Kurt Allen had a rough start to his attempt to regain the genre’s most coveted title at the semi-final round of the competition yesterday at Calypso Fiesta, Skinner Park, San Fernando.