National Security after criminals dealing in GBV

In his ad­dress at the open­ing cer­e­mo­ny for an ini­tia­tive to tack­le street ha­rass­ment in T&T for the 16 Days of Ac­tivism Against Gen­der-Based Vi­o­lence, Min­is­ter of Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Stu­art Young said they would be go­ing af­ter "or­gan­ised crime that use and ex­ploit women and use hu­man traf­fick­ing."

This, he said, is a mes­sage he re­it­er­ates to the var­i­ous heads of se­cu­ri­ty.

Jearlean: Who's voting for Rowley

Deputy po­lit­i­cal leader of the Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress (UNC) Jear­lean John last night re­buked the Peo­ple's Na­tion­al Move­ment (PNM) for call­ing op­po­si­tion par­ty mem­bers dev­ils and evil spir­its.

Alleged killer dies before court hearing

Mere hours be­fore Chamalal Ram­per­sad was sup­posed to ap­pear in the San Fer­nan­do Mag­is­trates' Court for the mur­der of his ex-wife Ram­ra­jie Gob­in, he died at the San Fer­nan­do Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal.

Garcia: We will not be blackmailed by school drivers

“We will not be sub­ject to black­mail,” de­clared Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter An­tho­ny Gar­cia in re­sponse to threats by school maxi taxi dri­vers to shut­down the school trans­port sys­tem if they are not paid.

Coalition Against Domestic Violence concerned about rising violence statistics

As the world begins to observe 16 days of activism to reduce violence against women, Trinidad and Tobago is facing the reality that one in three women who have been in intimate partnerships with men, experiences some form of domestic violence.

President of the Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Roberta Clarke, says as of November, at least 30 women have been killed by their partners, for this year alone. 

She describes such statistics on violence against women in this country as alarming.

Duke: Time for Tobago to be independent from Trinidad

Newly re-elected political leader of the Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP), Watson Duke, is making another call for Tobagonians to seriously embrace the idea of independence from Trinidad.

He maintains that Tobagonians must stop believing that they cannot survive without Trinidad, and that they actually would be better off if they are no longer tied to Trinidad.