+1 (868) 225-4465
Ext: 5113, 5116, 5117
One government minister has come out in support of Hollywood actor, Michael B. Jordan, using the name “J’Ouvert” as his rum brand, eyeing potential gains this country can derive.
A caterer from central Trinidad, who was caught outside his home after the curfew took effect, last Friday, has been fined $10,000.Shavid McLeod, 27, of Claxton Bay, was fined by Magistrate Alexander Prince after he pleaded guilty to the breaching the curfew during a virtual court hearing on Monday afternoon.Presenting a mitigation plea on McLeod’s behalf, his lawyer Bhimal Maharajh claimed that his client injured his toe last Thursday and chose not to seek medical attention due to fears over COVID-19 infections at medical institutions.The following day, McLeod visited his aunt, a registered nurse, who lives five houses away from his, to have the wound cleaned and dressed.Maharajh claimed that McLeod stayed there until the curfew began at 7 pm and that he (McLeod) decided to take a chance to make his way home because of the close proximity.However, McLeod was allegedly spotted and arrested by police just before he was able to enter his property.Maharajh pleaded for leniency as he noted that McLeod had a clean criminal record before being charged for the curfew breach.He stated that McLeod’s income was seriously affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as food and restaurant services are currently restricted.Maharajh also said that McLeod is asthmatic and had to be hospitalised last year after he suffered severe asthma attacks.McLeod was given three months in which to pay the fine and if he fails to do so he would face six months imprisonment.Under the Emergency Powers Regulations, persons found in breach of the curfew face a maximum penalty of a $250,000 fine and six months in prison.
A man from Bon Accord sustained third and fourth-degree burns when he came into contact with a T&TEC live wire while picking breadfruit.
A 51-year-old retired soldier was shot and wounded during a shooting incident in Maloney on Monday evening.
The Ministry of Health has recorded 14 additional COVID related deaths, bringing the death toll to 761. There are currently 419 patients in the hospital. The Ministry has also recorded 215 new cases in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of active cases to7954.
Former member of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Martin George, is agreeing with the Opposition Leader that changes to the process for selecting a Commissioner of Police being proposed by Government, may need some revision, especially to ensure the independence of the PSC, itself.
The South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) has operationalised a new walk-in health service at the Heritage Administrative Building, on Guapo/Cap De Ville Main Road in Point Fortin.
A man from Bon Accord reportedly has sustained third and fourth degree burns after coming into contact with a live T&TEC electricity cable while picking breadfruit.
According to a police report, at about 6:15 pm, the victim was standing to the north-eastern entrance of Building 18 when a white Nissan Versa vehicle, which was proceeding west along Flamingo Boulevard, suddenly stopped and its occupants opened fire.
The first hearing of the Medical Board's tribunal into the alleged racist conduct of Philippine-based physician Dr Avinash Sawh is on July 2.
In a letter sent to Sawh and his attorney Martin George, the Board's attorney, Rajiv Persad of Allum Chambers, indicated that the hearing would be virtual and requested an email address for Sawh and his representatives to facilitate the hearing. The tribunal does not propose to begin the hearing of the substantive matter on July 2. However, it will use the occasion to explain the procedure and give directions for the filing of any preliminary issues for the tribunal’s consideration.
Former UNC candidate in the 2015 General Elections, Wayne Munro, 53, was granted cash bail in the sum of $15,000 when he appeared virtually before Magistrate Indra Ramoo-Haynes at the Arima Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with seven offences stemming from a domestic dispute where he allegedly shot at his common-law wife.
Could a decision by state-owned Petrotrin to change the royalty payment terms for A&V Oil and Gas cost the state-owned company hundreds of millions of dollars without it receiving a barrel of oil?
Chairman of the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) Lennox Sealy has apologised for last week’s disconnection drive, Public Utilities Minister, Marvin Gonzales told Guardian Media yesterday.
+1 (868) 225-4465
Ext: 5113, 5116, 5117