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Returning children to be made wards of the state for at least 6 months

High Court judge Justice Sharon Gibson has handed down an order making two children who are returning from Syria, wards of the court.

The children will be under the control of the Children's Authority of Trinidad and Tobago.

The Authority has been granted a Child Assessment Order to assess the state of the children's health, development and the manner in which they have been treated. 

The assessment will entail medical, social, psychological, psychosocial, psychoeducational and psychiatric examination of the children and their parents or guardians.

Think before giving children alcohol

Think be­fore giv­ing a sip of Punche-de-Crème to a child or any oth­er al­co­holic con­tained bev­er­age as a mat­ter of fact be­cause it could land you up in jail for two years along with a $7,500 fine.

This was the warn­ing giv­en by the T&T Po­lice Ser­vice’s pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer ASP Michael Jack­man. Jack­man was speak­ing on the CNC’s Morn­ing Brew yes­ter­day morn­ing.

McDonald's brings joy to children in closing days of school vacation

McDonald’s, Cipriani Boulevard, was transformed into a family fun zone on Friday 24th August for its grand Family Day event hosted by popular entertainer Tim Tim.

As the school holidays near a close, children and their families at the event enjoyed the special experience and participated in creative activities such as a mini fishing pond, Minute to Win It, sketch art, face painting, balloon art and games.

The Family Day was free to the public, and patrons revelled in the festive atmosphere with music and tasty meals.

Father gives children marijuana tea for asthma

Police are expected to send a report to the Children’s Authority for an investigation into the well-being of two children after their father admitted to serving them marijuana-infused tea to treat their asthmatic condition.

The 25-year-old fisherman, who lives along the old train line community at King’s Wharf, San Fernando with his children, ages two and three, pleaded guilty to the possession of marijuana when he appeared at the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Daly: Police stats don't necessarily mean fewer crimes against children

Even though the T&T Police Service reported a 12 per cent decrease in reports of serious crimes against children in 2018, former chairman of the Children's Authority Stephanie Daly said this does not mean that fewer crimes are being committed against children.

In an interview, Daly said the recent statistics cannot be interpreted to mean there is an actual decrease or increase of child abuse in T&T.

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