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Goodluck to visit T&T

PORT OF SPAIN — Nigerian president Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan and a 70-member delegation will be the Government’s specially invited guests for next week’s Emancipation celebrations. At yesterday’s post-cabinet media briefing, acting Foreign Affairs Minister Suruj Rambachan announced the visit of the Nigerian team – from July 31 to August 2. Jonathan, 55, will be […]

Hospital sued for negligence

KINGSTON — The mother of the week-old baby who was breast fed by a mentally ill woman infected with HIV/AIDS in the nursery of the Victoria Jubilee Hospital last September has filed a negligence lawsuit in the Supreme Court. The suit was filed after the hospital, in keeping with a court order, released to the […]

Jamaicans bolt to London

KINGSTON — Flights out of Jamaica to London are fully booked and Jamaican-branded items, especially those bearing the image of the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt, are flying off the shelves at the island’s international airports as islanders began leaving for the United Kingdom capital Monday for the Olympic Games and Jamaica 50 celebrations. At […]

Ingraham leaves on sour note

NASSAU — Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham walked out the House of Assembly without delivering his highly-anticipated farewell address yesterday after Speaker of the House Dr. Kendal Major said he would not let him speak at the top of the agenda. Major indicated that Ingraham would be allowed to give his speech later in the […]

In poor taste

PORT OF SPAIN — Distasteful. That was how the wife of former parliamentarian Kelvin Ramnath described the tribute paid to her dead husband by former prime minister Basdeo Panday during yesterday’s funeral service. After Panday’s remarks, Deborah Ramnath took to the podium and stated that the service was not the platform for political bashing. “I […]

No word from Jack

PORT OF SPAIN — Even in the face of more damning evidence released by Court of Arbitration for Sport judgment that reversed FIFA’s ban on former FIFA vice-president Mohamed Bin Hammam, Minister of National Security Jack Warner has remained silent on

Toxic scare at Kamla's office

PORT OF SPAIN — Thirty-five members of staff were rushed to the Port of Spain General Hospital yesterday following a toxic scare at the Office of the Prime Minister, St Clair.
Two were hospitalised and are still patients at the hospital.
The incid

Divided by race

  PORT OF SPAIN — After 50 years as an independent nation, this country is still divided by race and politics, Roman Catholic priest Father Martin Sirju said yesterday. Delivering the homily at the La Divina Pastora RC Church in Siparia during a fun ction attended by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and National Security Minister […]

$1m. will not cut it

PORT OF SPAIN — The Emancipation Support Committee has refused a $1 million cheque from the government for Emancipation celebrations as it was not enough. Leader of the ESC, Khafra Kambon, yesterday said he and his committee were beyond disappointed and now angered by the lack of financial support again for Emancipation celebrations from Friday […]

Push for smuggling ring study

NASSAU — The government is pushing ahead with its plan to place Bahamian intelligence officers in Haiti with a view to investigating and breaking human smuggling rings operating out The Bahamas’ impoverished, yet densely populated southern neighbour, according to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell. The minister said the officers would be placed […]

Flood plan $40m. short

PORT OF SPAIN — Government needs to raise $40 million to complete flood prevention measures in Port-of-Spain. Works and Infrastructure Minister Emmanuel George told the T&T Guardian approximately $50 million was needed to clean drains and rivers in the city but so far only $10 million was available for the project. George said contracts have […]

US probe how teen travelled with bullets

KINGSTON — The case of an American teenage girl who was acquitted of ammunition charges here earlier this month has triggered an investigation by the Transportation Security Administration into security systems at two airports in the US that failed

$$ for soldiers

PORT OF SPAIN — National Security Minister Jack Warner yesterday attended the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment’s 50th birthday celebrations bearing gifts. “I must tell you that I will give you the resources and the tools to make you do your work better,” Warner said yesterday as he delivered the feature address at the Trinidad and […]

Lottery racket criminals target lawman

KINGSTON — The head of the Lottery Scam Task Force, Superintendent Leon Clunis, has been marked for death by criminals involved in the illegal activity. According to a highly placed Government source, law enforcers have received information that a “credible threat” exists against the superintendent, and the only reason that an attempt has not yet […]

Guyana bridge collapses

Chaos ensued shortly before the rush hour yesterday morning, when a section of the Demerara Harbour Bridge collapsed, after two temporary pontoons located at the western end of the bridge sank, leaving thousands of commuters and vehicles stranded on

10,000 jobs on the way

NASSAU — The Christie administration intends to create 10,000 jobs within its first year in office, according to Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis, who said the government has already had some success in attracting investors.
Job creation wa

Olympic ticket scam

ST JOHN’S — Police are warning people to be on the alert for scammers who are using the Internet to sell bogus tickets for the Olympic Games in London.
According to a release, a number of fraudulent websites are offering tickets for the Olympic and

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