Ministry: Robust vaccination drive for 2020 flu season

The Min­istry of Health says it is cur­rent­ly en­gaged in a ro­bust, na­tion­wide in­fluen­za vac­ci­na­tion dri­ve for the 2020 flu sea­son—Oc­to­ber 2019 to May 2020.

The min­istry said this cam­paign had been im­ple­ment­ed to pro­tect the pop­u­la­tion against the in­fluen­za (Flu) Virus.

Hinds continues testimony against Beetham man

Laven­tille West MP Fitzger­ald Hinds re­turned to the wit­ness stand briefly as the ob­scene lan­guage case of self-pro­claimed Beetham Com­mu­ni­ty Ac­tivist An­der­son Wil­son con­tin­ued yes­ter­day.

Hinds’stay in the wit­ness box, how­ev­er, was cut short as he had to ex­it the pro­ceed­ings at 11. 45 am to at­tend an im­por­tant meet­ing at White­hall, the court learnt.

The mat­ter it­self had a de­layed start as de­fence at­tor­ney Dar­ren Mitchell said he could not ar­rive be­fore 11 am.

Cooper, McCollin burn Army nets in ASNL

Goal-shoot­er Joelisa Coop­er and goal-at­tack Kali­fa Mc­Collin were supreme un­der the ring to lead de­fend­ing cham­pi­on in the Pre­mier­ship Di­vi­sion, Fire Ser­vice, to a cool 50-35 vic­to­ry over De­fence Force in the Courts All Sec­tors Net­ball League.

This was in the last of five match­es played on Sat­ur­day evening at the East­ern Re­gion­al In­door Sports Are­na in Tacarigua when teams in bot the top cat­e­go­ry and the Cham­pi­onship Di­vi­sion opened com­pe­ti­tion in the 30th edi­tion of the league.

Anand, Ramdeen case pushed to April 28

The case against for­mer at­tor­ney gen­er­al Anand Ram­lo­gan, SC, and for­mer Op­po­si­tion sen­a­tor Ger­ald Ramdeen for al­leged le­gal fee kick­back fees has been de­layed once again.

Fol­low­ing a sta­tus hear­ing be­fore Chief Mag­is­trate Maria Bus­by-Ear­le-Cad­dle in the Port-of-Spain Mag­is­trates’ Court yes­ter­day, the mat­ter was once again ad­journed this time to April 28, as the State once again re­quired more time to dis­close wit­ness state­ments.

Sangre Grande man charged with abusing a minor

A Sangre Grande man appeared before a Sangre Grande Magistrate today for abusing a minor.

The accused pleaded not guilty when he appeared before a Sangre Grande Magistrate.

He was remanded into custody until February 10th where the matter is expected to resume.

According to police reports, on January 5th a report was made to the Child Protection Unit (CPU) concerning a video circulating on social media where a female minor was seen being physically abused.

Police recover three stolen vehicles

Police recovered three stolen vehicles and arrested two suspects over the weekend.

According to police reports, on Friday, January 10th, officers acting on intelligence recovered one KIA k2700 pick-up which was stolen from the st joseph district on December 23rd last year.

A Nissan Latio which was reported stolen from Tunapuna on June 10th 2019 was also recovered. 

Two male suspects; a 36-year-old from Cunupia and another 36-year-old from Las Lomas were arrested in connection with the theft of these vehicles.

Men held for questioning in Coco Reef Resort robbery

At least two men are in police custody following a $15,000 robbery at the Coco Reef Resort and Spa, Crown Point, on Monday morning.

According to ACP Tobago Division Vernon Roberts, two men entered the resort's front office at approximately 2:37 am, armed with cutlasses.

He said the men, who wore hoodies and dark-coloured clothing, escaped on foot with the cash.

“We are at this time questioning persons of interest for that robbery and we are also reviewing CCTV footage from the scene," Roberts told Guardian Media.

Safety issues at Point Fortin East Secondary still not addressed

The Parent-Teacher Association for the Point Fortin East Secondary School is threatening to take action, if something is not done about conditions at the school, which it says are dangers to students and teachers, alike.

The school’s PTA wants to know whether the Ministry—and by extension the Minister of Education—will be addressing the many safety issues at Point Fortin East Secondary.