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FATCA Bill passed “in good spirits”

FATCA Bill passed “in good spirits”

The FATCA Bill was last night passed in the Parliament, with full Opposition support. 39 MPs voted in favour, no members voted against, while 2 persons were absent. Speaker of the House, Bridgid Annisette George made the announcement around 7:48pm. Bridgid Annisette George ...

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February 24th, 2017

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Couva teen missing

Couva teen missing

Efforts are underway to find 15 year old Neisha Baptiste. The teenager was last seen yesterday by her aunt, at their home along Emerald Avenue, Phase 3 in Couva. Neisha is a pupil of the Laventille Junior Life Centre. She is of African descent, slim built, and brown in ...

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February 24th, 2017

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Sea swells and battering waves expected from tonight

Sea swells and battering waves expected from tonight

Fisher folk, sea bathers and those living along coastal areas, especially in Tobago are asked to be on the alert for sea swells and battering waves. These are forecast to begin from tonight, due to a disturbance in the northern Atlantic Ocean. The T&T Met Service states ...

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February 24th, 2017

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Opposition Leader: FATCA progress made

Opposition Leader: FATCA progress made

The Opposition Leader is believes some progress has been made with regards to the FATCA bill. Speaking in Parliament today, Mrs Kamla Persad-Bissessar says although the Opposition had some legitimate objections to the bill, they were ‘scolded’ by some groups. Despite this, ...

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February 23rd, 2017

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Missing 16 year old found

Missing 16 year old found

Police meanwhile have found 16 year old Jenielle Baptist. The teenager was reported missing last Friday by a social worker of the St Mary’s Home, where she lives. A TTPS release issued this afternoon stated that she had been located, however it did not say where or when. It ...

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February 23rd, 2017

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Works Ministry: no spot speed cameras…yet

Works Ministry: no spot speed cameras…yet

The Spot Speed Camera Enforcement System has NOT been officially launched in this country. Work is however being done to prepare the system. The Ministry of Works and Transport today issued a release clarifying the status of the initiative, in the wake of social media ...

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February 23rd, 2017

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15 year old Arouca girl missing

15 year old Arouca girl missing

Another teenage girl is missing. According to the TTPS, 15 year old Sapphire Charles was last seen by her mother on Tuesday February 21st. At that time, she was at the corner of Green and Woodford Streets in Arima, about to board a Priority Bus Route maxi taxi. Sapphire is a

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February 23rd, 2017

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Attorney challenges law criminalizing gay sex

Attorney challenges law criminalizing gay sex

A legal challenge has been filed in T&T’s courts, seeking to nullify laws criminalizing consensual sexual activity between persons of the same sex. It was carried out by Trinidad-born, UK-based attorney Jason Jones, who believes that sections 13 and 16 of the ...

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February 23rd, 2017

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4 babies diagnosed with microcephaly in 2017

4 babies diagnosed with microcephaly in 2017

Four babies have been diagnosed with microcephaly so far this year According to the Health Ministry two of the mothers tested positive for the Zika virus during their pregnancy. It is now awaiting test results to determine the cause of the other two cases of microcephaly. In

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February 23rd, 2017

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Fire forces evacuation of Social Development Ministry office on Independence Square

Fire forces evacuation of Social Development Ministry office on Independence Square

No injuries have been reported, following a fire that broke out at the Ansa Mc Al Building, located along Independence Square in Port of Spain. The fire occurred around 3:50pm at the building, which houses offices of the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services. ...

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February 22nd, 2017

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