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Despite political parties having twice signed the Code of Ethical Political Conduct, their war of words has been marked by dirty political games in the lead-up to the 2015 general election. The code, which sets out to regulate the behaviour of political parties, was signed last September and again on Wednesday but has done little to stem the venom. As...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Two foreign nationals appeared before an Arima magistrate yesterday charged with trafficking in cocaine, arising out of two separate instances. In the first case Nigerian national Christopher Odikabue was denied bail after he appeared before Senior Magistrate Indrani Cedeno charged with trafficki

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine says he does not know whether the National Gas Company (NGC) hired preferred government contractor Super Industrial Services (SIS) to backfill the Caroni swamp to stock pipes for the $1 billion Beetham Wastewater Treatment project. NGC was named as the State agency

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The fear of witchcraft and Obeah overcame a San Fernando community yesterday after a human skull and a red candle was placed in front a family’s home. Police are investigating the discovery of what appeared to be a male skull but like Springvale residents, they believe it might be a case of Obeah

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

PNM’s public relations officer Faris Al-Rawi says the move for him to step aside in PNM leader Keith Rowley’s Section 34 case has removed any obstacle to reach the truth of the matter. “And I feel vindicated by Senior Counsel Reginald Armour’s advice that it is pellucidly clear I have no issues t

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Police up to late last night were questioning a Toco man in his late 40s following the stabbing death of his neighbour Justin Baptiste. According to police, around 3.30 pm the two were arguing at the corner of Pepper Hill and Paria Main Road, Toco, when the suspect stabbed Baptiste, 24, in the ne

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Two men were granted bail totalling $195,000 on charges of raping a 12-year-old girl who had been missing for four months. Vaughn Lester McDonald, 31, and Jamal Williams, 23, both of Marabella, appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Mark Wellington in the San Fernando Magistrates Court on separa

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A 29-year-old Special Reserve Police (SRP), accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl almost two dozen times in less than two years, was granted $350,000 bail yesterday. The SRP’s court appearance came less than three days after two of his co-workers from the Maraval Police Station were c

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Maraval police are investigating a report that a 12-year-old male student of Trinity College, Maraval, was sexually assaulted by another student. According to a report on some unknown date in January several students were at a swimming pool after school hours when another 12-year-old student pull

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A senior fire officer is now at the centre of a sex scandal after photos of him allegedly assaulting a former colleague and exposing himself were distributed by members of the Fire Services via the social media. The photos of the alleged assault show the officer attacking the female victim, who e

Monday, March 16, 2015

Two men were granted bail totalling $195,000 on charges of raping a 12-year-old girl who had been missing for four months.

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