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Williams: Probe not required at this time

Express - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:23
“Not every call for an investigation will require an investigation,” acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams said yesterday. Williams was responding to a call by Attorney General Anand Ramlogan for the Police Service to launch an investigation into the leaking of the report into the New Flying Squad Investigative Unit, which was done by the Police Complaints Authority (PCA).

Son of ex-HDC head Noel Garcia slain

Express - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:22
The 30-year-old son of Noel Garcia, former general manager of the Hou­sing Development Corporation (HDC), was shot and killed yesterday afternoon in Cumuto. While up to press time, full details remained unavailable, police reported that at about 1.15 p.m. yesterday, Christopher Garcia, who resided in Unity Gardens, Couva, was visiting his grandmother in an area known as 100 Acres, along the Cumuto Main Road, Cumuto. While at the house, police said Gar-­cia was called outside and got in­to an altercation with a man known to him.

Baby Simeon probe starting today

Express - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:21
The probe into the death of baby Simeon, whose head was sliced into during Caesarean surgery, will begin today. On March 1, Quelly Ann Cottle underwent a Caesarean section at the Mt Hope Women’s Hospital, during which her seven-month-old baby was cut on the head, resulting in his death.

Cops find woman’s body in Caura

Express - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:19
The decomposing body of a wo- man was recovered down a pre­ci-pice in Caura yesterday morning. Police reported that at about 5 p.m. on Tuesday, a party of officers from the Tunapuna Police Station received an anonymous report that a body had been seen about one mile (1.6 kilometres) north of the Water and Sewerage Autho­rity (WASA) treatment plant, near three mango trees.

Ministry missing 200 food cards

Express - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:17
Officials from the Port of Spain Criminal Investigations Department (CID) are currently investigating the disappearance of more than 200 food cards from the St Vincent Street, Port of Spain, office of the Ministry of the People and Social Development.

Criminology key to reducing murders

Express - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:15
IT is almost impossible to completely eliminate murders in Trinidad and Tobago, but acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams says the Police Service is doing everything in its power to bring the rate to such a level where it will no longer be a concern for citizens.

Police to speak with landowner

Express - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:13
POLICE intend to speak to the owner of the land on which Barrackpore labourer Ramraj Ramnarine was shot on Sunday. This comes after an autopsy on Ramnarine’s body found that the calibre of the cartridges and the angle of trajectory at which the trap gun was set was consistent with the gunshot wounds.

Edwin Allen girls promise to set chilly Philly ablaze

Observer Sport - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:00
PHILADELPHIA, USA — Michael Dyke, coach of the Edwin Allen High girls track and field team, was in high spirits yesterday leading into today's start of the 120th Penn Relays Carnival at Franklin Field, Philadelphia where he hopes to win all three Championships of Americas relays in which they are entered.

Oldest baseball player dies aged 102

BBC - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 22:49
The oldest former player with Major League Baseball, Cuba's Conrado "Connie" Marrero, dies in at home in Havana aged 102.

Michael Phelps announces competitive swimming return - video

Guardian Sport - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 22:46
The most decorated Olympian in history, Michael Phelps, has announced his return to competitive swimming after his retirement following the 2012 London Games. Speculation is mounting that Phelps is aiming to compete at the 2016 Rio Games, as he prepares to compete at the Arena Grand Prix at Mesa, Arizona Continue reading...

Danish website turns homes into takeaway restaurants

Observer - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 22:39
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AFP) — A Danish website is turning private homes into takeaway restaurants by letting users advertise what they are cooking, when and for what price.

Cattle passports to thwart praedial thieves

Observer - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 22:00
MINISTER of Agri-culture and Fisheries Roger Clarke yesterday announced plans for a new programme to tag animals and issue them passports, backed up by police prevention support, as the latest effort to break the back of praedial larceny.

House of Marley spearheads initiative to raise US$10,000 for Girlz

Observer Sport - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 22:00
HOUSE of Marley, maker of high-quality consumer electronics inspired by the life and music of Bob Marley, has initiated a programme to support the Jamaica Reggae Girlz' current fund-raising campaign which will be hosted on the crowd-funding site GoFundMe, it was announced on Friday.

Dreaming the improbable

Observer Sport - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 22:00
NATIONAL Reggae Girlz goalkeeper Olivia Reid says her biggest footballing dream is to win the 2015 Women's World Cup for her country.

Ganja alert!

Observer - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 22:00
ONE of the first two Jamaicans to get Government approval to study ganja for medicinal purposes yesterday urged Jamaica not to give away its ganja-production rights to large foreign corporations.

Water meter thieves on the loose

Observer - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 22:00
THE National Water Commission (NWC) has launched a probe into the theft of water meters from several residential properties in the Corporate Area.

Cattle passports to thwart praedial thieves

Observer - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 22:00
MINISTER of Agri-culture and Fisheries Roger Clarke yesterday announced plans for a new programme to tag animals and issue them passports, backed up by police prevention support, as the latest effort to break the back of praedial larceny.

PHOTOS: Street Scenes

Observer - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 22:00

NFPB takes sex education to the Internet

Observer - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 22:00
THE National Family Planning Board (NFPB) says it is at an advanced stage of expanding and enhancing the service delivery of sexual reproductive health information and products among adolescents and the youth, using the Internet.

Clarke again blames exuberant farmers for agro park mess

Observer - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 22:00
MINISTER of Agriculture and Fisheries Roger Clarke has blamed "exuberance" on the part of farmers in St Thomas for the problems which affected the Plantain Garden River Agro-Park since last year.