TTPS urges state witnesses to stay in Witness Protection

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is urging citizens who have been placed in witness protection, to stay there while they need that special cover.

The appeal comes in the wake of the murder of 44-year-old Raffick Hosein, of Fitts Road, Biche.

He was gunned down at his Biche home at about 3:30 on Wednesday afternoon.

He was a state witness in a double murder case and had been receiving death threats.

Police say he seldom left his home.

Garcia receives principal’s report

Education Minister Anthony Garcia says he has received a report from the principal of the Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu College which gave details of the incident where OJT Nafisah Nakhid was turned away from the school because she was wearing a hijab.

He said the report quotes the principal as saying that the conversation with Nakhid ended “very amicably” and the person left.

Report places T&T as 3rd best-improved country for mobile download speeds

The report on mobile download speeds around the world, shows Trinidad and Tobago as the country with the third best improvements in download speeds in the last year.

The latest Speedtest Global Index report comes from Ookla, a Washington State-headquartered broadband testing, network diagnostic applications and data company.

It reports that mobile download speeds achieved in Laos were increased by 249.5 percent, the best improvement of any country on earth.

PM gets report on Petrotrin

Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley today received a comprehensive report on the operations at Petrotrin which includes recommendations for the restructuring of the wholly State-owned company, a statement by the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).

The report was submitted by the Petrotrin Review Committee which was appointed by the Prime Minister in March.

This appointment followed a Cabinet decision that called for a review of operations at the energy company in light of falling revenues, allegations of mismanagement and decreasing oil prices worldwide.

Prime Minister receives Minister Smith's report

Sport Minister Darryl Smith has complied with a request to submit a detailed report on the $91,000 Tobago trip to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley in less than 24 hours.

Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young confirmed Smith's report had been handed in and it was now up to the Prime Minister to peruse the report and make a determination.

There have been calls for Smith to be axed as a Cabinet minister over allegations of improper use of State funds during his visit to Tobago with 11 other staff members including the Permanent Secretary Natasha Barrow.