Category: Trinidad & Tobago

TRINIDAD – Rejected lover allegedly kills ex, her daughter and two friends

PORT OF SPAIN – Although T&T joined the world in celebrating the immense value of women last week, the issue of domestic violence rose to the forefront once again as La Brea mother Abigail Jones-Chapman, her daughter Olivia Chapman and friend Micheala Mason were murdered, allegedly by a rejected lover. It is believed Jones-Chapman’s courageous […]

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TRINIDAD – Parents angry as baby dies at San Fernando General Hospital

PORT OF SPAIN – A couple from Gasparillo now believe the unsanitary conditions at the San Fernando General Hospital’s neonatal unit contributed to the death of their premature baby on Saturday. Two-month old baby Issiah had been at the hospital since he was born on December 27 last year. He was born 14 weeks premature. […]

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TRINIDAD – Parents angry as baby dies at San Fernando General Hospital

PORT OF SPAIN – A couple from Gasparillo now believe the unsanitary conditions at the San Fernando General Hospital’s neonatal unit contributed to the death of their premature baby on Saturday. Two-month old baby Issiah had been at the hospital since he was born on December 27 last year. He was born 14 weeks premature. […]

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TRINIDAD – Five-year-old killed by falling wall in Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN – Natasha Granger was still recovering from the stillbirth of her fourth child when death returned to her home and took her five-year-old son Pawaan yesterday. Crushed by a falling wall while watering the tulsi plants he loved, Pawaan died in the hands of his father Mikahail Granger as he sprinted to […]

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TRINIDAD – We must end violence against women, says PM’s wife

PORT OF SPAIN – The elimination of violence against women must be one of this country’s main areas of focus. This was the view expressed by Sharon Rowley, wife of prime minister Dr Keith Rowley, yesterday, as she said the physical and mental abuse of the nation’s women had now become a national plague. Delivering the […]

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TRINIDAD – Residents close to sea in danger, says Rowley

Prime minister Dr Keith Rowley says all residents on the seaward side of Bamboo Village Extension, Cedros, near the site of a major coastal landslip, are in danger and will have to be evacuated. During a visit to the disaster site yesterday, Rowley said the Government was taking steps to relocate them to vacant lots […]

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TRINIDAD – Five families evacuated in Bamboo Village

PORT OF SPAIN – Five families from Bamboo Village, , had to be evacuated yesterday evening, after massive coastal erosion caused a house to fall into the sea. Three homes belonging to Leroy Joseph, Deomatie Mohammed and another resident were also on the brink of collapse. About 400 metres of the Bamboo Village Extension Road […]

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TRINIDAD – Father receives letter from daughter linked to Isis

After three years of little or no information on the whereabouts of his daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren who travelled to war-torn Syria, allegedly to join the Islamic State (Isis) terror group, Imam Nazim Mohammed, head of the Masjid Umar Ibn Khattab Jamaat in Rio Claro, south Trinidad, got some good news last week. It […]

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TRINIDAD – shooting incident sets autistic man’s mind back to that of a three-year-old

PORT OF SPAIN – Qhe Baisden, who was shot during a protest in East Port-of-Spain on Monday afternoon, is autistic. And the trauma of the incident is now said to have set his mind back to that of a three-year-old. Baisden, 39, was on his way home from work when, as he reached the corner […]

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TRINIDAD – Two stabbed to death, one shot during Jouvert celebrations

PORT OF SPAIN — At least two people, including a 17 year-old schoolboy, were stabbed to death as Trinidad and Tobago celebrated the annual Carnival celebrations with street parades on Monday. Police said that the teen, Reshad Singh, was stabbed during an altercation during the J’Ouvert celebrations in Chaguanas, south of here. They said three […]

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TRINIDAD – Trinidad and Tobago president-elect shoots down rumours about her sexuality

PORT OF SPAIN – “No, I am not a lesbian.” That was the firm response of president-elect Paula-Mae Weekes yesterday as she sought to put to rest questions, raised on social media, about her sexual orientation in light of the fact that she has never been married or had any children. Speaking to the T&T […]

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TRINIDAD – Pete-ann wants search for diver widened to Grenada, Venezuela

PORT OF SPAIN – Hope for finding missing diver Chevonne Bartholemew alive grew dimmer yesterday. Bartholemew went missing on Monday in a routine dive off Gasparee Island and his wife, Pete-Ann, is now pleading for the search to widen to as far as Grenada and Venezuela. She said even though her husband’s oxygen tank would […]

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TRINIDAD – Toddler shot . . . Bullet close to Candy’s spine; Doctors put off shot surgery

PORT OF SPAIN – Doctors at the San Fernando General Hospital have opted to leave the metal pellets in the neck and leg of two-year-old Candy Loubon, who was among three people shot during a family dispute in Moruga on Saturday. As Candy lay peacefully on a bed at the paediatric ward of the San […]

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TRINIDAD – Hiking association expels group after death

PORT OF SPAIN – The Hiking Association of Trinidad and Tobago (HATT) has expelled hiking group, Fitness Walkers/Island Hikers from its organisation following a series of failed attempts by the group submit a plan of action for a hike management system to the Association. Richard Baird, who was a participant in the hiking group fell […]

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TRINIDAD – Miss Universe T&T stripped

POT OF SPAIN – This country’s Miss Universe T&T pageant first runner-up Martrecia Alleyne is now being considered to replace stripped delegate Yvonne Clarke. The local franchise holder for the pageant, Jenny Douglas, was weighing this option yesterday after she stripped Clarke of her title over an alleged breach of contract nine days before she […]

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TRINIDAD – 83 deep-sea species found living off T&T

PORT OF SPAIN – For the first time, local marine biologists Drs. Diva Amon and Judith Gobin have investigated the deep sea off Trinidad and Tobago, discovering two new cold seeps hosting unique communities of animals. The discovery, made almost a mile deep, reveals important information about the biodiversity of the deep ocean around Trinidad […]

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TRINIDAD – PM blasts ODPM for repeated failure to respond to flooding disasters

PORT OF SPAIN – Expect heads to roll at the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) for its poor performance in alerting citizens of the flooding disaster which affected communities across eastern, central and southern Trinidad. Prime minister Dr Keith Rowley said yesterday the Government will be taking “firm action” to review the operations […]

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