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CRIME NEWSA 25-year-old man was arrested yesterday for the possession of guns and ammunition.

The man of De Nobriga Street, Morvant was held one Walther 0.380 pistol loaded with a magazine and eight rounds of ammunition.

Members of the Inter-Agency Task Force also searched a washroom at Building 1, Block 8, Plaisance Terrace, Laventille where they found one Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol with two rounds of 9mm ammunition.

carifta gamesTrinidad and Tobago has won nine medals on day one, of the 2014 Carifta Games, in Fort-de-France, MartInique.

Chelsea James and Portious Warren was the first and second athlete to put Trinidad and Tobago on the Medal Table. James secured silver in the girls’ under-18 discus with a throw of 43.53 metres, while Warren earned a bronze from a 12.70m throw in the girls’ under-20 shot put.

Cedenio and Chelsea James struck gold for Team TnT in the second session. Machel Cedenio copped the boys’ under-20 400 metres title with a 45.95 seconds clocking.

T&T’s Asa Guevara claimed bronze in 47.35. James picked up her second medal when she topped the girls under-18 shot put field with a big 16.12 metres throw. Her teammate, Akidah Briggs (13.79m) earned bronze.

Also among the medals in the second session, were Nicholas Landeau won silver in the boys’ under-20 1500m in 3 minutes,58.27 seconds.

Aaliyah Telesford picked up silver in the girls’ under-20 100m in a wind-assisted 11.42 seconds. And in the boys’ under-20 100m final, Jonathan Farinha clocked 10.27 seconds to bag
bronze.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Kevin Roberts will start day two of the Carifta Games in first position of the U-20 Boys Octathlon with 3,008 points.

 

cop2The Congress of the People has set a date for the internal election of a Political Leader.

The date was announced by Executive member of the COP, Wendell Eversley on Saturday.

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This is the second time a political leader will be elected in the party’s eight year history.

The first leadership elections in 2011 saw Prakash Ramadhar defeated Anil Roberts and Vernon De Lima to succeed Mr. Dookeran as the Political Leader of the COP.

Mr. Eversley said the COP is here to stay and will remain a part of the coalition government.

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Pennelope-BecklesContender for the post of political leader in the People’s National Movement’s internal election, Penelope Beckles -Robinson is questioning the rejection of 7000 applications.

In a press release Mrs. Beckles-Robinson stated the incident is an attempt to subvert the democratic process within the party and deny the democratic rights of thousands of citizens.

She said during the run-up to the May 18 internal election, there has been a series of unfair democratic practices particularly where applications for membership in the party have been concerned.

Also questioning the election process is candidate for General secretary Ronald Boynes.

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Member of Parliament for Laventille West Nileung Hypolite, is also demanding answers as to why some candidates have not received a preliminary voters list.

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Clive Dottin 6In an Easter Sunday greeting to the people of Trinidad and Tobago, Activist Pastor Clive Dottin expressed his concern for the well-being of the country and its citizens.

He says we are a nation in crisis and there is need for a lot of hope and reinstatement of family values.

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Pastor Dottin calls for the people to take up their social responsibility and be their brother’s keeper.

He added that citizens must also be willing to make sacrifices for one another to uplift and empower change.

He states that a reflection on Easter and the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, is the only way we can come out of the quagmire that the country is in.

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Prime Minister, Kamla Persad Bissessar

Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar is urging citizens to dedicate their energies to doing better and working harder.

This as the Prime Minister extended Easter greetings to the Christian community.

Mrs. Persad-Bissessar in a statement said Easter brings us an opportunity for reflection and a rekindling of the values by which we must live our lives.

She added it is important for each of us to look deeply at the lives we live, the habits we have allowed to grow and the values we may have, at one time or another, allowed to slip away.

Mrs. Persad-Bissessar said the past that we have together emerged from is there to teach us, the present gives us the opportunity to do better, and the future is there for us all to share if we stand together, worship together, and work together.