Veteran Tobago journalist dies

Long-stand­ing mem­ber of the To­ba­go me­dia fra­ter­ni­ty, Karl Cu­pid has died.

Cu­pid, 69, of Char­lot­teville, To­ba­go worked ex­ten­sive­ly with the To­ba­go News and lat­er News­day be­tween 1984 up to his re­tire­ment in 2014.

Cu­pid died at the Mt Hope Hos­pi­talon Thurs­day, af­ter ail­ing for some time.

He was de­scribed as a jour­nal­ist with in­tegri­ty and stan­dards.

In ex­press­ing con­do­lences, his for­mer me­dia col­league and friend Er­ic Pow­der de­scribed him as a gen­uine hu­man be­ing.

State officials raid unsanitary elderly home 20 residents rescued

Three el­der­ly women were among 20 peo­ple who were res­cued from a se­nior cit­i­zens’ home in Ari­ma that was de­scribed as a “House of Hor­rors” by state of­fi­cials and po­lice of­fi­cers.

As the el­der­ly peo­ple were be­ing es­cort­ed out of the flat con­crete house, one of them, up­on cross­ing the front gate, shout­ed: “This is the life.”