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Police arrest suspect in St Joseph double-murder

Police have detained a suspect in connection with the shooting death of Kerlan "Mice Man" George and Shameer Ali in St Joseph last weekend.

The duo was gunned down mere meters from the St Joseph Police Station.

Police conducted a series of exercises on the north coast from maracas to las Cuevas last night during which they held the suspect.

He is reputed to be a known gang leader who has been before the court of firearm offences.

La La Land ties record with 14 Oscar nominations

Oscar voters showered the neo-musical “La La Land” with 14 nominations on Tuesday, a tie with “Titanic” and “All About Eve” for the most in Academy Award history.

But a diverse array of films, notably “Moonlight,” about a young black man in Miami, also picked up honours in multiple major races, moving the ceremony beyond two #OscarSoWhite years.

PM: Exciting times ahead for Tobago

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is promising that the next four years will be among the most exciting times in Tobago's history.

He made the claim while addressing PNM supporters at a victory rally in Scarborough Monday night after the party won the THA election for the fifth consecutive time.

The party won 10 seats with the Progressive Democratic Party winning two but one seat, Belle Garden/Goodwood will be recounted because the PNm won by a tight five votes.

President Carmona gets death threats

Security agencies are monitoring the situation following receipt last Sunday of death threats on the life of President Anthony Carmona, National Security Minister Edmund Dillon said yesterday.

The anonymous death threat was received at the Police Command Centre before noon last Sunday, at approximately 11 am, it was confirmed by police sources. The caller - reportedly male - claimed to be from the “army,” they added. The person threatened the life of the President and “all ah dem.” They also stated they were “waiting by the Savannah to offload shots for the President.”

Watson is Duke of Roxborough but PNM claims 10-2 THA victory

Leader of the Public Service Association (PSA) Watson Duke has led his Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) into the Tobago House of Assembly (THA), taking two seats away from the People's National Movement (PNM) in Monday's polls.

The PNM won the election convincingly, but the PDP's two seats now mean the THA will have an opposing party for the first time in four years.

The PNM had won the 2013 election by a margin of 12-nil over the Tobago Organisation of the People.

Duke won Roxborough/Delaford with 1,261 votes over the PNM's Gary Melville with 949 votes.

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