Rising unemployment may be contributing to an increase in child abuse across the country says vice president of the Rapid Fire Kidz Foundation Rev Joy Abdul-Mohan as she vowed to partner with the Children's Authority to save abused children.
In a dark, damp, windowless home partially shrouded by vines, lives a 22-year-old first-time mother Diane Ali and her three-week-old son, Imran Ali.
Terrified for the safety of her son, who was brutally attacked by a school bully, Jane Samaroo is now begging Education Minister Anthony Garcia to secure a transfer for him.
Speaking outside the San Fernando General Hospital after doctors removed a cast from his fractured wrist Wednesday, Samaroo said her entire family is now suffering because she had lost her job after her son's attack.
The Woodbrook Residents Association has started a petition to block a planned road show intended to commemorate the release of Reggae Dancehall artiste Buju Banton from a United States Federal Prison.
Buju, real name Mark Myrie, is set to be released from McRae Correctional Facility in Georgia on Saturday.
He spent the past 7 years in jail after being found guilty of conspiracy to distribute and traffic cocaine in February 2011.
The Police Service is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 25-year-old Kristal Boodram.
Boodram, a housewife of Sunrees Road, Penal, was last seen at her home, around 3 am on Tuesday.
She was reported missing to the Penal Police Station around 8:50 pm on Tuesday by her husband.
Boodram is of East Indian descent, 5 feet tall, slim built, with a brown complexion and straight black hair.
She also has a tattoo of the words ‘Kristal’ and ‘Amrit’ on the inner side of her right hand and a heart on her inner left hand.
The Trinidad and Tobago Council of Evangelical Churches says it strongly disapproves of the statement by the Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Shamfa Cudjoe, that sex education should be taught in schools.
"It is of the opinion, that because of the sensitive nature of the issue, it should be left in the hands of parents," the council said in a statement today.
All is still not well for residents in the Greenvale, La Horquetta development, as scores of families are remain displaced because their homes are under heavy construction.
Rescued kidnap victim Maria Dass-Supersad and her husband Vikash Supersad are hurt and disappointed at the “damaging speculation” over the reasons behind the kidnapping made by some people on social media.
In a statement released by Supersad yesterday, he said allegations made against them just “added significantly to our pain but we are secure in the knowledge that both families, going back generations, have worked long and hard to raise strong, loving, educated and law-abiding young people.”