National Music Festival adjudicator Dr John Paul Johnson yesterday admonished the only two competitors in the final of the Class 4 Boys’ Vocal Solo (16-19 years) over their choice of dress for their performance.
The melodious voices of the Pres Con Choir literally lifted adjudicator Dr Jan Harrington off his feet at Naparima Bowl, San Fernando, yesterday.
State witness Jarvis Mark who is due to testify against a police officer charged with renting his loaded service revolver, appeared before a Siparia magistrate yesterday charged with three offences of larceny. He was denied bail and a court order made for him to be isolated at prison.
A JILTED Trinidadian man, who fatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend in London after he saw photos of her and her new love posted on Facebook, was sentenced to life in prison by an English court yesterday.
THE man who said that he killed on the instructions of Jamaat-al-Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu Bakr re-appeared in court yesterday, this time with his lawyer, Larry Williams.
The conviction and sentence against two men charged with murdering Chinese national Yip Manin Luk on November 23, 2002, has been quashed and a retrial ordered.
Deputy leader of the Congress of the People Prakash Ramadhar says those who are questioning the authenticity of the evidence his party has presented against former UDeCOTT chairman Calder Hart can go to the Malaysian government and verify it.
’Everybody going UNC!’ cried Suruj Rambachan, one of the party’s deputy political leaders.
The $38 million awarded to a contracting firm against the State will be recorded as a textbook case of governmental incompetence. Last week, the Appeal Court gave Universal Projects Ltd (UPL) this sum in compensation for monies owed by the State after a contract to expand the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway was terminated by the Ministry of Works and Transport. The firm contested the termination through its lawyers, and after nine months the lead engineer met with both the Ministry’s and the company’s representatives to discuss the issue. After another five months of talk, the engineer determined that UPL was indeed owed just over $31 million in compensation, and letters to that effect were sent to Works Minister Colm Imbert, the Permanent Secretary, and the Office of the Attorney General.
WASA and therefore the Government knew of this water crisis months ago. Strategic water investment should have been a priority. Instead the state ranked higher on the needs list things like summits, the residential palace, the white elephant academy and stadia over water for the people. On these things alone they have spent over $2 billion and what did we get? No water but increased maintenance demands on the public purse! Then, when water started running low, they ’shook’ police on poor people to ’conserve water’. This, my friends, epitomises our now-entrenched developmental model: mismanagement when money is flowing like water and ’crisis management’ when money dries up like water in drought.
Prices of concrete and hollow clay blocks are coming down.
YOHANSEY WILLIAMS and Michael Clarke will square off in the most anticipated match of the entire tournament today when the best men’s quarter-final line-up in many years is presented at 4 p.m. today in the Vita Malt Tranquillity Open Tennis Tournament at the club’s courts, Victoria Avenue, Port of Spain.
The Board of Inland Revenue (BIR) and Customs employees could end up being treated like former Caroni 1975 Ltd workers if the Trinidad and Tobago Revenue Authority (TTRA) is allowed.
Gayle staged a responsible and restrained batting effort on a difficult pitch, gathering 88 runs off 111 balls that set the platform for the Windies’ second one-day international (ODI) victory that was secured in the end by a superb unbeaten 65 from Narsingh Deonarine.
Canadian Mark Hoffman is the new champion of the 103rd ANSA McAL Trinidad and Tobago Open.
The presence of Sir Garfield Sobers as chief guest was a huge attraction, but only a day earlier a press conference at which he spoke seemed to have been afflicted by India’s current rage: finding out who the greatest batsman in the game has been.
DIRECTV and North East Stars have announced a two-year sponsorship agreement, facilitating the Stars’ return to the Digicel Trinidad and Tobago Pro League.
Former Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Aurtis Whitley is eager to return to the form that earned him a place in the national team at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
THE drought plaguing Trinidad and Tobago and most of the Caribbean is also seriously affecting players in the Vita Malt Tranquillity Open Tennis Tournament at the club’s courts, Victoria Avenue, Port of Spain.