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WHEN bandits invaded the home of a 50-year-old Gasparillo businessman, his wife and their 26-year-old son and pointed a gun to their heads, tied them up and threatened to kill them, the family feared the worst. They believed they were going to die. The masked bandits stole five cars from the...
AFTER nine months of sleeping on benches at the San Fernando General Hospital, 68-year-old pensioner Chandrabhosh Maharaj now has a place to call home. The elderly man was moved to tears today after a San Juan family agreed to offer him shelter at their home. Tonight Maharaj will move into the...
WORKS and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan is cautiously optimistic about the Galleons Passage beginning operations on the seabridge some time “later this month.” Sinanan expressed this optimism today. The Galleons Passage made its second test run to Tobago last Saturday. The vessel made its first...
TRINIDAD and Tobago Film Festival (TTFF) Founder Bruce Paddington has expressed hope that television station TTT would licence films from the TTFF over the years. He was speaking on Tuesday night at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival Opening Gala held at the National Academy for the Performing...
The government and the construction industry have agreed to settle $676 million in outstanding debt. Emile Elias, who represents the TT Contractors’ Association on the Prime Ministerial committee on the construction industry, told Newsday. “We’ve gone past claims. These are certified and approved...
ENGINEERS are working assiduously to ensure the landslide which compromised the 11 km mark of the North Coast Road on Monday does not result in the road closing down. Engineers at the site of the landslide told Newsday today that they are putting a temporary measure to assure the flow of traffic...
WORKS and Transport Minister and Port Authority chairman Lyle Alexander were tight-lipped today about the police investigation into missing files at the Port Authority. Sinanan said he has received no information about the investigation. “It is ongoing,” he added. Sinanan had no idea when the...
TWO Trinidadian men, Emraan Ali and Eddie Aleong, have been sanctioned by the US Treasury Department for suspicion of supporting terrorism and terrorist activities. In a release earlier today, the US Treasury said Ali was designated for acting for or on behalf of ISIS. Syria-based, dual US and...
THE country today experienced a 3.7 magnitude earthquake. A post on the UWI Seismic Research Centre’s Twitter page said the earthquake was located at 10.68 degrees north latitude and 61.09 degrees west longitude at a depth of 45 km. The quake was felt on land in Trinidad. An official at the centre...
LOCAL NGO, Hello Green, yesterday urged the general public to help eliminate styrofoam, a substance they said harms the local environment and which can never be described as biodegradable. The group said the Ministry of Planning and Development last July said styrofoam will be banned in Trinidad...

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