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Four-time T&T Olympic medalist Ato Boldon inducted into ‘Wall of Fame’

CMC – The Washington-based Institute for Caribbean Studies (ICS) has inducted four-time Trinidadian Olympic medal winner Ato Boldon into its “Wall of Fame.” Boldon holds the Trinidad and Tobago national record in the 50, 60 and 200 meters events, with times of 5.64, 6.49 and 19.77 seconds respectively, and also the Commonwealth Games record in […]

TRINIDAD – Gov’t prepares legislation to treat with asylum seekers

CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government says legislation which seeks to treat with asylum requests from foreign nationals has been prepared even as Venezuelan nationals staged a protest here on Friday over what they described as “ignorance of the international protection on status” in the oil rich-twin island republic. Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi told […]

TRINIDAD – Twin-island jolted by 10th earthquake in recent days

The 10th earthquake in recent days was felt in sections of Trinidad and Tobago late Friday. The Seismic Research Centre at The University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine Campus says the earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 was felt at 9:13 p.m. (local time). The tremor was located at Latitude: 10.56N, Longitude: 61.95W, […]

Water, water everywhere in the village of Greenville Park, La Horquetta. (All photos courtesy Trinidad Guardian.)

Mop-up Monday in T&T after massive floods

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Trinidad and Tobago Monday began the task of mopping up following heavy rains over the past four days that caused widespread flooding, landslides and left millions of dollars (One TT dollar=US$0.16 cents) in damage. There were no reports of deaths or missing people. Many citizens were being housed at hurricane […]

TRINIDAD – Magnitude 5.1 earthquake shakes Trinidad and Tobago

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 was felt in sections of the twin island republic on Sunday afternoon. The Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine campus reports that the tremor was felt at 12:35 p.m. (local time). It had a depth of 80 kilometres and was located […]

TRINIDAD – Help for family

PORT OF SPAIN –– Housing Minister Randall Mitchell has responded to an appeal for guidance by the poverty-stricken family presented with a Christmas gift of a Housing Development Corporation (HDC) housing unit in Freeport on Christmas Eve. Vendors Neesha Wattley, 26, her husband, Chris Rambhal, 28, and their four children, who were living in a makeshift […]

TRINIDAD – ‘We’re staying’

PORT OF SPAIN –– Chris Rambhal, whose family was given a house by the Housing Development Corporation on Christmas Eve, says contrary to his wife’s complaints on TV6 on Wednesday night, he had no problem with the location of the home. Rambhal chastised his wife, Neesha Wattley, for telling TV6 News that she wanted to […]

TRINIDAD – Survivor’s plea

PORT OF SPAIN –– One of three miraculous survivors of a horrific crash that left six people dead yesterday pleaded with drivers not to accelerate on amber lights. Kwme Romain, 26, who was discharged from hospital one day before Christmas Eve suffering from a broken right leg and left arm, recalled the driver of the car […]

TRINIDAD – Another business hit by arson

PORT OF SPAIN –– For the second time this week, arsonists have firebombed a San Fernando business, leaving behind hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. Police believe the arsonists wanted to loot the popular Stackhouse Company Ltd along Pointe-a-Pierre Road, which sells liquor, meats and other items wholesale and retail. Investigators said it was the […]

TRINIDAD – $5m Hyatt heist

PORT OF SPAIN –– Police are now on the lookout for people who may have been duped into buying what they thought were high-priced flat screen televisions for use as CCTV monitors at cut rate prices. The 177 flat screen televisions sets were in fact part of $5 million in items stolen by bandits from […]

Trinidadian journalist fined $20,000

Magistrate Christine Charles has imposed a TT$20,000 fine on a newspaper journalist who pleaded guilty last week to unlawfully benefiting from a contract awarded to his company under the controversial but now defunct multi-million dollar Life Sport Programme that led to the resignation of a government minister a few years ago. Senior sports reporter Walter […]

TRINIDAD – Appeal for justice

PORT OF SPAIN –– There are still secrets to be revealed regarding Shannon Banfield’s murder, but her family has to trust in God and exercise patience as they await the findings of the ongoing investigation. The call was made by Pastor Clive Dottin yesterday, even as participants in a peace march in Port of Spain reiterated […]

TRINIDAD – Suspects released

PORT OF SPAIN –– Police have released the two men they deemed “persons of interest” in the death of Shannon Banfield, however, they are not void of a suspect, rather they are trying to avoid a media circus hampering their investigations and have vowed silence as the matter progresses. Police sources close to the case […]

TRINIDAD – ‘Missing woman’ fakes abduction

PORT OF SPAIN – Heather Barriteau, the woman at the centre of a fake abduction, has confessed that she lied. “I was not abducted, I went on my free will and had a time for the weekend and that is it,” she said in an interview from her husband’s cellular phone. Asked to comment on […]

TRINIDAD – Body found in warehouse

PORT OF SPAIN – The search for missing bank worker Shannon Banfield ended a short time ago, in a warehouse at Charlotte Street, Port of Spain. It was there that someone found her body. She was last seen on Monday evening trying to find a taxi out of the city, to get home. The discovery […]

Why was T&T not destroyed

PORT OF SPAIN – Why did Trinidad and Tobago’s 6.1 magnitude earthquake leave only negligible damage, but that same day, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake devastate Indonesia, killing more than 100 and destroying buildings. It has to do with location, magnitude and geological factors, says head of UWI’s Seismic  Research Centre, seismologist Dr Joan Latchman, who […]

TRINIDAD – Six dead

PORT OF SPAIN – Three people survived the crash that killed six men on the Churchill Roosevelt Highway in O’Meara on Monday night. The crash happened at 11.30p.m. Police said they arrived to find the wreckage of a Mitsubishi Lancer registration PBU-4747, and an Isuzu pick up van registration TDL3641 on the highway. The pick-up […]

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