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Nursing staff had to keep patients calm after torrents of water began flowing through the ceiling at Ward Seven of the San Fernando General Hospital yesterday, drenching files, furniture and other equipment.

In a video posted online, the water could be seen flowing from the roof in several places. About seven ceiling tiles and a vent appeared to...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

 Former NAR member of Parliament Rawle Raphael has told the commission of enquiry into the July 1990 attempted coup that former prime ministers Basdeo Panday and Patrick Manning were aware of the planned insurrection by the Jamaat al Muslimeen before it took place. Raphael, the former MP for...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

As the commission of enquiry into the July 1990 attempted coup continued yesterday, chairman David Simmons, SC, asked former parliamentary secretary Rawle Raphael if he abdicated his responsibility when he failed to inform the Government about plans by the Jamaat al Muslimeen to overthrow NAR...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A woman whose son was taken away from her after she pleaded guilty to burning his hand was lauded by a magistrate yesterday for attending counselling sessions at the National Family Services. Alicia Mike, 33, told Magistrate Lisa Ramsumair-Hinds in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court that she...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

 There is sufficient evidence to charge former Udecott head Calder Hart with perjury, according to Attorney General Anand Ramlogan. However, Ramlogan, who made that statement in the Senate yesterday, said he could not charge Hart and he respected the Director of Public Prosecution’s (DPP)...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The PNM owes state-owned Caribbean New Media Group (CNMG) $600,000 for ads and coverage of political rallies from the 2010 general election, according to Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Colin Partap. He revealed that in the Senate yesterday, replying to an Opposition question on...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

 On the heels of the fiasco concerning the appointment of a junior officer to head the Strategic Services Agency (SSA), questions are now facing Education Minister Tim Gopeesingh about the performance of a top ministry job by an employee, ahead of selection for the post. Information came to...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said an acting interim director will be sought for the Strategic Services Agency (SSA).

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Prime Minister has finally conceded that something went terribly wrong with the SSA appointment and any upcoming moves on the issue must ensure stringent background checks on the future head of security agencies, says the Opposition PNM. PNM MP Colm Imbert made the comment...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Renewed calls from 22 Trinidad and Tobago nationals in Egypt for the Government to get them out of that African nation as protests for the removal of President Honsi Mubarak escalated yesterday. Barry D’ade, who is among the T&T nationals staying in El-Rehab City in new Cairo, said in a...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

More than $2.6 million in overpayments were made to On-the-Job Training (OJT) trainees. This was revealed by Science, Technology and Tertiary Education Minister Fazal Karim at the recommencement of the national OJT programme at the Cipriani Labour College yesterday. Karim said: “My ministry will...

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