The Oilfield Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) remains "totally unimpressed" with the changes announced by the Government with respect to the subsidiary companies of former Petrotrin—Heritage Petroleum Company and Trinidad Petroleum Holdings— the union says in a release.
After receiving heavy criticism for his comments that some public servants have been collecting a salary even though they “produce nothing when the day comes,” Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has now issued a statement denying that he ever accused the Public Service workers of being lazy.
In a statement issued on his Facebook page, Rowley said, “I never used the word lazy nor did I accuse all public servants nor did I accuse the Public Service of being lazy.”
Initial reports of necropsies done on the carcasses of several dead animals found at the Caroni Bird Sanctuary on Wednesday night have confirmed the animals died of poisoning.
Kathleen Braithwaite of the Animal Welfare Network (AWN) told Guardian Media yesterday that she was still awaiting the full report of the necropsy to find out what kind of poison was used to kill the animals.
A police officer who was arrested on a warrant after he failed to show up to testify in a matter appeared in court yesterday.
Police Constable Adrian Sotio through his attorney Subhas Panday explained to San Fernando Senior Magistrate Jo-Anne Connor that he suffered an injury and on the day of the matter he was at the hospital.
After spending almost 11 days on remand, Michael Carew, the long-time companion of former government minister Marlene McDonald was yesterday able to access bail.
Sources told Guardian Media that while Carew’s bailor was approved by officials at the Port-of-Spain Magistrate’s Court on Thursday afternoon, he was not immediately released as there was a delay in transferring the documents to the Port-of-Spain State Prison.
When 20-year-old Devante Lalla disappeared under the water while trying to save his younger brother from drowning at Three Pools, Blanchisseuse, his brothers frantically searched for something to toss into the water to save him. With nothing in reach, Devante was not found until four hours later when Coast Guard divers discovered his body pinned under a log at the bottom of the river.
The Children’s Ark received a contribution of $ 250,000 from the Digicel Foundation for its ongoing work at the Princess Elizabeth Home for handicapped and challenged children.
A statement said the Children’s Ark took up the project early in the year since there was a need to move the surgical ward and operating theatre because of the damage caused by flooding over the years at the home.
A Venezuelan Bishop on a visit to Trinidad and Tobago has appealed to locals to treat his countrymen seeking refuge here with kindness.
During a press conference at the Living Water Community in Port-of-Spain, Bishop Jaime José Villarroel Rodriguez said Venezuelans have been enduring terrible suffering in their homeland.
The Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith has begun introducing mobile detention buses to assist the TTPS in conducting its operations.
In a press release issued today, the TTPS stated the detention buses will assist police officers in dealing with crowd control, riots and at any occasion which warrants the TTPS to detain large numbers of persons for breaking the law.
These buses are not newly purchased.