The funeral expenses of Dr Linda Baboolal will be paid by the State, the Office of the Prime Minister has stated.
“The Government of Trinidad and Tobago, as a mark of respect, has offered to undertake the funeral expenses of this patriot, and her family has accepted,” the release stated yesterday.
Although admitting that Port-of-Spain South MP Marlene McDonald inquired whether he knew of an investigation into her, Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi denies making any queries to the police.
Al-Rawi said a few months before McDonald was arrested in a corruption investigation last month, she approached him in the Parliament.
Speaking to reporters at Skinner Park yesterday, he said McDonald told him as a matter of fact that Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar had informed the MP about her impending arrest.
The 30-year-old suspect wanted for the murder of Trinidad-born Kiara Alleyne, 20, at her home in Florida on Wednesday has been receiving medical care after he was found seriously injured by Marion County homicide officers and had to be airlifted from the area where he was located.
According to Marion County officers, the suspect was found in the Florida Keys on Wednesday morning and airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami with burns to the arms in what they described as a “bizarre series of events that began with a burglary call.”
T&T sprint national champion Michelle-lee Ahye has been provisionally suspended for anti-doping violations
In a statement today, the athletics integrity unit, which is a sub-committee of the IAAF, said that the Pan American silver medalist has been suspended since August 30th while it investigates a "whereabouts failure".
Athletes are required to report their daily whereabouts in advance to allow for unannounced doping control.
In the event of three breaches in less than a year, they risk a two-year suspension.
One man was arrested and a pistol and a quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Western Division during an anti-crime exercise in Diego Martin yesterday.
The exercise, conducted around 3:00 pm included officers of the Diego Martin Criminal Investigations Department.
According to police reports, during the exercise, officers were on patrol along the Diego Martin Main Road, when they observed a suspect behaving in a suspicious manner.
Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago has so far recorded an income after taxation of over half a billion dollars for the financial year 2019, the company’s unaudited financial results have stated.
“Year to date income after taxation was $524 million, an increase of $40 million or eight per cent over the same period last year.
Tributes have been pouring in since Dr. Linda Baboolal's passing early this morning.
Former Health Minister and MP for Barataria/San Juan, Dr Fuad Khan, said had fond memories of Baboolal, who represented that constituency from 199-21995.
"She was my first political opponent in 1995, she was an extremely nice person and never practised nasty politics. We shared a good relationship before she went into politics, leaving behind a lucrative private practice where she was loved and admired by her patients as well as colleagues.