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Man wounded in drive-by shooting

A 29-year-old man was shot and wounded during a drive-by shooting in Petit Valley on Sunday night.

According to a police report, at about 8.30 pm, the victim was standing along Simeon Road, Petit Valley with several others when a white Nissan Wagon sped past them. The vehicle turned around and slowly approached the group of people as the occupants pointed out guns and opened fire.

The 29-year-old man was shot in the right upper neck. No other injuries were reported.

Antoine: TT's lawyer fees highest in Caribbean

In her fea­ture ad­dress cen­tred around ju­di­cial re­form dur­ing the church ser­vice for the cer­e­mo­ni­al open­ing of the 2019-2020 Law Term, dean of the law fac­ul­ty at the Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies (UWI) Prof. Rose-Marie Belle An­toine said that, in her opin­ion, lawyer fees in the coun­try "are too high".

An­toine al­so re­vealed that the lawyer fees in TT are some of the high­est in the Caribbean re­gion.

Illegal quarrying in Valencia

Il­le­gal quar­ry op­er­a­tors have start­ed min­ing in­side the State-owned pine fields of Va­len­cia, leav­ing be­hind open pits as deep as 20 feet.

Forestry work­ers who have been toil­ing in the pine field forests off Mo­ra Trace, Va­len­cia came up­on the pits yes­ter­day.

Ex­press­ing dis­gust with il­le­gal min­ing, one work­er said, “This is a haz­ard be­cause there are con­trac­tors and oth­er op­er­a­tors who work in the pine field.

Social Services caravan moves into Point Fortin

Res­i­dents of La Brea, Egypt Vil­lage, Ves­signy, Point Fortin and en­vi­rons are all in­vit­ed to the Egypt In­door Fa­cil­i­ty this Fri­day – Sep­tem­ber 20, 2019 as the Com­mu­ni­ty Out­reach and Im­pact Car­a­van, which is be­ing host­ed by the Min­istry of So­cial De­vel­op­ment and Fam­i­ly Ser­vices moves in­to the Point Fortin com­mu­ni­ty from 10:00 am on Fri­day.

Imbert: Gov't has approved 3091 registration cards for Venezuelan migrants so far

The government says it has so far approved three thousand and ninety-one registration cards for Venezuelan migrants who would have registered during the two week amnesty period.

The acting prime minister, Colm Imbert said of the estimated sixteen thousand who registered during that time, five thousand, one hundred and forty-eight applications in total were processed and are awaiting ministerial approval.

Minister Imbert told the parliament that all registrants needed to be verified by Venezuelan law enforcement, local law enforcement and Interpol.

 

Moonilal apologises to Hinds

It took almost two and a half months but Dr Roodal Moonilal has finally formally apologised to the lower house for comments he made about Laventille West MP, Fitzgerald Hinds.

In late June the parliament's privileges committee found that comments Dr Moonilal made in October 2018 warranted an apology not only to Mr Hinds but to the entire house. 

Naps, St Benedict's apologise for uniform breach

Na­pari­ma and St Bene­dict's Col­leges could es­cape with a mere slap on the wrist, for their parts in breach­ing an agree­ment be­tween the Sec­ondary Schools Foot­ball League (SS­FL) and its spon­sors, par­tic­u­lar­ly its main spon­sor Dig­i­cel, for the 2019 sea­son.

How­ev­er, any school found guilty of breach­es of rules in the fu­ture will be im­me­di­ate­ly sus­pend­ed.

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