Total loss

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At about 2:30 this morning Masum Badat was asleep at his Chapman Street, St Michael home, along with five members of his family, when he was awakened by the sound of burning wood and the smell of smoke. A quick check revealed a burning building next door, and, alert to […]

Ever grateful and respectable to our elderly

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Clearly, it does not take Senior Citizens Month alone to draw our attention to the dignity and respect due to our elderly, nor to value the quality of their wisdom and benefits of their experiences. For we are reminded by the Holy Bible: You shall rise before the grey-headed and […]

Swimming gold for Gill and Clarke

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Hannah Gill and McCallam Clarke turned in gold medal-winning performances on the second day of the Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships (CISC) at the Betty Kelly Kenning National Aquatic Centre in Nassau, Bahamas, Wednesday. Competing in the 15 to 17 age category, Gill clocked 9:17.00 to take the win in the […]

Strike out

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Social activist David Comissiong has been “spectacularly vindicated” in his challenge of Government’s planned move to fingerprint nationals at the island’s ports of entry. When the matter came up for hearing in the No 8 Supreme Court today, Madam Justice Pamela Beckles ruled that the Immigration (Biometric) Regulations 2015 were […]

WASHINGTON – Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops

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WASHINGTON — Transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the United States military, the Pentagon announced Thursday, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defence Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan declaring that […]

TRINIDAD – Labourer killed, two injured in parlour shooting

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PORT OF SPAIN –– Nine-year-old Emmanuel Edwards, bareback and with no shoes on his feet, ran out his home through the mud screaming, “Uncle Dyer, Uncle Dyer,” only to find his uncle covered in blood on the roadway along Teelucksingh Street, California, Couva, on Tuesday night. Emmanuel’s uncle, Junior Greenidge, […]

UNITED KINGDOM – Boris out of race

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LONDON –– Former London mayor Boris Johnson abruptly pulled out of the race to become Britain’s prime minister that he was once favored to win, upending the contest less than a week after he led a campaign to take the country out of the EU. Johnson’s announcement, to audible gasps from […]