Trinidad and Tobago

'Rampant fraud' at Land Registry

One Justice of the Peace is calling for an investigation into the operations of the Land Registry.

JP Ackbar Khan’s call comes on the heels of a press advertisement issued by the Law Association today, highlighting the issue of rampant fraudulent activated surrounding real estate transactions.

In the advertisement, the Law Association confirms that some records at the Land Registry Department are now considered to have been obtained by fraudulent means.

Indarsingh wants PM to clarify status of EU money for Caroni workers

Couva South MP and former Sugar Workers Union head, Rudranath Indarsingh is calling on the prime minister to clarify his statement in Parliament where he said no money would be paid to the former Caroni sugar workers from the European Union grant.

The EU grant was given to this country following the closure of Caroni 1975 Limited, to fund a diversification process. 

Sugar workers maintained that they were entitled to some of that money and despite delays and some controversy over the fund, one tranche of the payment was made to the workers. 

"Backward-facing footprints, spirits" - Former NBA great writes book about Trinidad

NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has written the Sherlock Holmes spin-off novel Mycroft Holmes, and it is getting good reviews.

The retired professional basketballer teamed-up with screenwriter Anna Waterhouse to co-write the book, which is set in England and Trinidad.

The story centres on Sherlock Holmes' older brother Mycroft, a recent university graduate working for the British Secretary of State for War.

$4.5 million in drugs seized

Five men are now in police custody in relation to 4.5 million in drugs found in the Central area today.

According to reports police also recovered several firearms and ammunition.
The exercise took place in Freeport and Felicity by officers assigned to Central division's major crimes unit, Task Force and Operational Unit.
In the first incident, three men were held in a vehicle in Freeport.