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    Rangers, Morvant into Lucozade quarters*

    Trinidad Express / St Ann’s Rangers scored just their third win of the season, as both they and Morvant Caledonia United advanced to the quarter-final round of the $100,000 2016 Lucozade Goal Shield knockout football competition, with preliminary round victories at the Ato Boldon stadium on Tuesday night. Rangers edged Club Sando 1-0 on a…

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    Sir Viv behind Sammy in board dispute

    Trinidad Express / ST JOHN’S     Sir Viv Richards, one of cricket’s finest ever captains, has thrown his support behind Twenty20 skipper Darren Sammy in his decision to slam the West Indies Cricket Board for their lack of support for the squad during the recent Twenty20 World Cup in India. In a rare flirtation…

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    Clean-up at Tarouba stadium almost complete*

    Trinidad Express / TAROUBA WHILE Trinidad and Tobago celebrated the arrival of the women West Indies cricket players yesterday, Sport Minister Darryl Smith said the country had another reason to celebrate. That reason is the progression of the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba. Smith told the Express yesterday clean-up operations which began in February…

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    Rambharat: Forester to move to Augustus Long by weekend*

    Trinidad Express / Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat has said forester Jamal Bain is expected to be transferred to the Augustus Long Hospital at Pointe-a-Pierre by the weekend. He is also appealing to the public to make blood donations. Rambharat was speaking yesterday at the Cocoa Research and Development Symposium at the Faculty of Engineering of…

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    PLEASE HELP US*

    Trinidad Express / piarco   To the strains of Dwayne Bravo’s overnight hit, “Champions”, the beaming Trinidad and Tobago contingent of the victorious West Indies women’s World T20 team greeted family and club members as well as local cricket officials and Minister of Sport Darryl Smith at Piarco International Airport yesterday. But they came back…

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    Imbert: Govt looks into lending US$ *

    Trinidad Express / st. ann’s   Government is “toying” with the idea of opening a window for manufacturers to access US dollar loans through the Export Import Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (EXIM Bank), which can be repaid in Trinidad and Tobago currency. Noting the manufacturing sector is currently “saving the economy”, Finance Minister Colm…

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    Waithe denies vendetta against PNM*

    Trinidad Express / st augustine   FIXIN’ T&T president Kirk Waithe yesterday denied that he held any personal vendetta against the People’s National Movement (PNM) administration. Speaking at a forum on participatory governance hosted by the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social Economic Studies (SALISES) at The University of the West Indies, St Augustine yesterday,…

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    Moonilal: Emrith hasn’t been accused of any illegal acts

    Trinidad Express / Ken Emrith has not been accused of any illegal acts, Oropouche MP Dr Roodal Moonilal stated yesterday when asked about Emrith’s transcontinental business dealings which have been documented in the Panama Papers. Speaking to reporters after yesterday’s meeting of the Standing Finance Committee, Moonilal said: “Mr Emrith, like other persons’ name has…

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    Ex-steel workers last among 175 creditors

    Trinidad Express / AS THE liquidation process of steel giant ArcelorMittal begins, approximately 175 creditors are owed money, including several State agencies. However, former wor­k­ers are at the bottom of the list. According to president of the Steel Workers Union of Trinidad and Tobago (SWUTT) Christopher Henry, the workers are considered creditors and only after…

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    Wife prays for a miracle

    Trinidad Express / san fernando   A miracle. That was the wish yesterday of Cherry Ann Foster, the wife of Police Constable Anson Benjamin, who was shot in the head while responding to reports of a robbery at a supermarket in St Clement’s on Tuesday night. Speaking to the Express at the San Fernando General…

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    $10.65b to maintain remand inmates*

    Trinidad Express / PORT OF SPAIN IT has cost taxpayers more than $10.65 billion to maintain the 2,235 inmates currently on remand in this country, Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi has said. The cost of maintaining one person on remand is between $20,000 and $25,000 a month, Al-Rawi said. Al-Rawi gave the figures yesterday when he…

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    $374m approved for OJTs*

    Trinidad Express / A $559.4 million variation to the 2016 Appropriation was approved yesterday by the Standing Finance Committee.  The overall budget expenditure remains the same, but a total of $559 million was transferred between different heads of expenditure.  This approval is only at  the level of the Finance Committee. The variation  has to come…

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    Man shot dead in D’Abadie*

    Trinidad Express / A 21-year-old man was shot dead yesterday near his home in D’Abadie. Police reports said Nigel May was found lying in a pool of blood around 5.30 a.m. at Andrew Lane, D’Abadie. Police were notified and a team of officers from the Homicide Bureau, the Northern Division Task Force and the Arima…

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    Police Service set up a Cold Case Unit last August

    Trinidad Express / port of spain THE Police Service last year established a Cold Case Unit (CCU) to solve crimes dating back ten years and help bring closure to families who have lost loved ones. Snr Supt Zamshead Mohammed of the Homicide Bureau made the disclosure during yesterday’s weekly police news conference at the Police…

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    Cops ID man’s body in Big Bay*

    Trinidad Express / POLICE have identified the body of the man that washed ashore along the beach in Sans Souci, Toco, on Tuesday morning as that of 38-year-old Sherwin Nigel Joseph. His body was identi­fied yesterday by Joseph’s relatives after viewing the body at a mortuary in the Eastern Division. Joseph lived in the area…

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    10 new supply points for CNG*

    Trinidad Express / pt lisas NGC CNG, a subsidiary of the National Gas Company, says in 2016, the supply of CNG fuel in Trinidad and Tobago will improve significantly, with ten new supply points scheduled to be opened to the public. Additionally four existing stations which currently offer CNG to the public will be upgraded…

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    Mother of 3 dies

    Trinidad Express / Mother of three, Deanne Ramanan, who was beaten by a close male relative two weeks ago was pronounced dead on arrival at the Couva District Hospital on Monday night. And police are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine whether assault by beating charges, which were initially laid against the suspect,…

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    Help us find shooter

    Trinidad Express / THE Police Complaints Authority (PCA) is appealing to members of the public who may have witnessed the shooting of a Penal man by an off-duty police officer in Barrackpore. The PCA stated on Tuesday that the investigation was an independent one and anyone with information could contact it. The release stated: “The…

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    Thief nabbed in pensioner’s home*

    Trinidad Express / GUARACARA A CHASE between police officers and four armed thieves through the forested terrain of Guaracara ended in the bedroom of a 76-year-old wheelchair-using woman on Tuesday. From her kitchen, pensioner Dularie Baldeo saw one of the thieves bleeding and hiding near her bed. “I tell him: ‘Go! Who you be?’ But…

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    State-run CNMG, GISL costing $36m annually

    Trinidad Express / The Caribbean News Media Group (CNMG) and Government Information Services Limited (GISL) are costing the State approximately $36 million annually combined, according to Minister of Public Administration and Communications Maxie Cuffie. A release from the ministry stated that following a radio interview he conducted yesterday, the minister has noted the on-going concern…

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    Samuels Ready To Represent Jamaica Again

    RJR News / West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels could be back in Jamaican colours for next season’s regional competitions. President of the Jamaica Cricket Association, Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven says he will be making arrangements to have the stylish batsman reintegrated into the national team. Last year, Samuels declined an invitation to play for the country…

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    Zuma, South Africa’s new challenge

    Trinidad Express / Nelson Mandela must have turned in his sanctified grave when his successor as South African president and leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), Jacob Zuma, easily avoided impeachment for shameful cause. Mr Zuma had been found by South Africa’s top constitutional court to have unjustifiably used hundreds of millions in…

  • Breaking News

    TT$7 to US$1 by end of 2016*

    Trinidad Express / port of spain TRINIDAD and Tobago will allow its dollar to fall to $7 to US$1 by the end of 2016, and to $7.50 to US$1 by the end of 2017, Scotiabank analysts in Canada have forecast in the bank’s March executive briefing released in Canada and Port of Spain on Tuesday….

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    ‘Charges laid wrongly’*

    Trinidad Express / THE legal battle between the State and defence attorneys on how the prosecution should proceed with gang-related charges against those accused of murdering Senior Counsel Dana Seetahal continued at the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court yesterday, with one defence attorney using a book on criminal procedure written by Seetahal as a guide…

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    PM must step in

    Trinidad Express / CUNUPIA   RESIDENTS of Cunupia are calling on Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to intervene and permanently stop the operations of a concrete batching plant. On Monday, the Concerned Residents of Cunupia (CROC) issued a release “demanding a position statement from the Prime Minister and his Cabinet on this matter”. Justice Mira…

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    Garcia’s foot in mouth

    Trinidad Express / I wish to express my amazement, concern and confusion over the recent statement by Minister of Education Anthony Garcia: “It is quite clear that scholarships that were granted in the past … had a certain bias that was attached to them”. After making this most provocative statement, the Minister of Education needs…

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    An unforgettable Sunday

    Trinidad Express / The greatest beneficiaries of an unforgettable and unprecedented day in Kolkata Sunday have to be the youngsters of the region, boys and girls. For some of them, it was the first time they were able to bask in the glory associated with international West Indian cricket success, to this degree.  This was…

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    Don’t destroy that special gift

    Trinidad Express / The big question of abortion is again being raised in the media. Does it ever go away? Any opportunity to promote abortion is exploited again by those who consider it is a matter of choice to kill an unborn baby. Of course God has given us free will but free will is…

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    What the WI players must do

    Trinidad Express / Darren Sammy was brutally correct and honest in his statement about the attitude of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). The WICB directors and administrators should pat their backs, beat their chest and immediately resign as of yesterday. But the players must recommit themselves to the 50-over game by sacrificing those three…

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    ‘Cwtch’: The hug invented by the Welsh

    bbc.com / I’m a quarter Welsh. My darling grandmother grew up in the Rhondda Valley, a small mining town where her father was the school principal. She didn’t speak a lot of Welsh, other than to delight us by reciting the longest train station name in the world (Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch). I was always aware, though, of…

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    Bulldog inglés gana título de “Perro Más Feo del Mundo”

    La voz de america / PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA –  Una perrita buldog inglés de 9 años de edad fue la ganadora del concurso del Perro Más Feo del Mundo 2018, celebrado en el área de la Bahía de San Francisco. Zsa Zsa fue declarada ganadora de la competición el sábado por la noche, en la Feria…

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    Autoridades locales en Florida niegan el acceso al albergue para niños

    La voz de america / Cinco legisladores estadounidenses pudieron ingresar el sábado a una instalación en Homestead, Florida, que alberga a niños inmigrantes tomados de sus padres, pero a cinco funcionarios estatales y locales del mismo grupo se les negó la entrada. El grupo incluía a cuatro representantes de Florida y Bill Nelson, uno de…

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    Honda le da empate a Japón 2-2 con Senegal

    La voz de america / EKATERIMBURGO, RUSIA –  Senegal tomó la ventaja dos veces, y Japón remontó en ambas ocasiones. En un vibrante partido de la Copa Mundial, Keisuke Honda ingresó de cambio y anotó a quemarropa a los 78 minutos y Japón empató el domingo 2-2 con Senegal. El empate mantuvo a ambos equipos…

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    Padres deportados expresan angustia mientras opositores mantienen presión

    La voz de america / WASHINGTON –  Migrantes centroamericanos deportados de Estados Unidos sin sus hijos expresaron angustia al ver a sus familias dividirse bajo el enfoque de la política de "cero tolerancia" del presidente Donald Trump el sábado, mientras manifestantes mantenían la presión contra la "bárbara" política . Trump ordenó el miércoles el fin…

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    Líderes europeos reunidos en Bruselas tratan desavenencias sobre migración

    La voz de america / BRUSELAS –  Más de la mitad de los líderes de la Unión Europea se reúnen en Bruselas el domingo para lidiar con una resurgente crisis política sobre la migración que amenaza con dividir al bloque. Los 16 jefes de gobierno y estado están respondiendo alarmados por las crecientes desavenencias no…

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    EE.UU. importó más pescados en 2017 que nunca

    La voz de america / PORTLAND, MAINE  –  Estados Unidos importó más pescados y mariscos el año pasado que en cualquier otro momento de su historia, y el déficit comercial del país en el sector está creciendo, según datos del gobierno federal. Los estadounidenses importaron más de 2.700 millones de kilos (6.000 millones de libras)…

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    Explosión destruye edificio en ciudad alemana de Wuppertal

    La voz de america / BERLÍN –  Una explosión de origen desconocido destruyó un edificio de varios pisos en la ciudad alemana de Wuppertal, causando al menos 25 heridos, cuatro de ellos graves, informó la policía el domingo. Las autoridades dijeron que la explosión sacudió el inmueble poco antes de la medianoche, asustando tanto a…

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    Kushner presentará “pronto” plan de paz para Oriente Medio

    La voz de america / JERUSALÉN –  Jared Kushner, yerno del presidente Donald Trump y asesor sénior, reveló en una entrevista publicada el domingo que el gobierno estadounidense presentará "pronto" un plan de paz para el tema de Israel y los palestinos, con o sin el aporte del presidente palestino Mahmoud Abbas. En una entrevista…

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    Trump proponer deportar inmigrantes ilegales sin detenerlos ni procesarlos

    La voz de america / WASHINGTON –  El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, llamó el domingo a deportar inmediatamente a los inmigrantes ilegales que ingresan a los Estados Unidos sin "jueces ni casos judiciales". En una serie de comentarios en Twitter el domingo, el líder estadounidense afirmó que "Todo el mundo se ríe (de…

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    Erdogan lidera conteo electoral en Turquía

    La voz de america / ANKARA –  Los votantes en Turquía acudieron el domingo a sufragar en unas elecciones presidenciales y parlamentarias de alto riesgo, pues podrían consolidar el control del poder del presidente Recep Tayyip Erdogan o reducir sus vastas ambiciones políticas. Los líderes de la oposición votaron jurando que estarán atentos a cualquier…

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    Líderes de EU respaldan examinar a migrantes en África

    La voz de america / BRUSELAS –  Varios líderes de la Unión Europea respaldaron el domingo los planes para revisar a los migrantes en el norte de África y en los Balcanes con el fin de determinar si cumplen los requisitos para recibir asilo, en un contexto en que las tensiones sobre cómo manejar la…

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    Florida man charged with spearfishing in swimmers-only area

    MiamiHerald / As threats to a fun Saturday afternoon go, which is scarier — a sober shark or a drunk guy spearfishing near swimmers that included kids? The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says it arrested one of the latter, 38-year-old fisherman Ronald Barton, on Sombrero Beach in Marathon. Keys deputies say they received a report…

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    With luck, Kane joins England's great World Cup strikers

    MiamiHerald / Harry Kane now has a permanent souvenir from the World Cup. The England striker grabbed the game ball and kept it in his grasp after scoring a hat trick in his team’s 6-1 win over Panama on Sunday. Those goals — two penalties and a lucky deflection — made Kane the third Englishman…

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    Florida man charged with spearfishing in swimmers-only area

    MiamiHerald / As threats to a fun Saturday afternoon go, which is scarier — a sober shark or a drunk guy spearfishing near swimmers that included kids? The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says it arrested one of the latter, 38-year-old fisherman Ronald Barton, on Sombrero Beach in Marathon. Keys deputies say they received a report…

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    Dubuque converting methane to natural gas at waste plant

    MiamiHerald / The excess methane that Dubuque officials used to just burn at the city’s wastewater treatment plant is now being converted into natural gas. The Telegraph Herald reports Dubuque was already using about 75 percent of the methane produced at the plant that was built in 2016 to power and heat the facility. The…

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    Railroad unloading oil from cars after Iowa derailment

    MiamiHerald / Crews are working to contain and clean up crude that spilled when an oil train derailed in northwestern Iowa. BNSF railroad spokesman Andy Williams says workers have unloaded oil from 10 of the oil tank cars that didn’t leak after Friday’s derailment. Officials have said 14 of the 32 cars that derailed in…

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    Fishing on South Beach with guns to promote open carry cause

    MiamiHerald / Six people with fishing equipment and firearms openly carried at their sides caused a pause in the normal Sunday morning activity at Miami Beach’s South Pointe Park Pier. After closing the pier around 10 a.m. to investigate, Miami Beach police determined they were within their state rights to carry their guns in such…

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    Honda goal gives Japan a 2-2 draw with Senegal at World Cup

    MiamiHerald / Keisuke Honda sat on the bench for 72 minutes, knowing a goal would make him the first Japanese player to score at three World Cups. Six minutes later, it was a done deal. The former AC Milan forward scored in the 78th minute, knocking the ball past two defenders standing on the goal…

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    Lethal Lukaku Striker, Hazard power Belgium to brink of World Cup last 16

    Jamaica Observer / MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Eden Hazard says Belgium want to go all the way to the World Cup final after the Red Devils threw down a marker to group rivals England with a 5-2 thrashing of Tunisia yesterday. Having lost to Argentina in the quarter-finals at the last World Cup, Hazard says…

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  • Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio

    Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio   El gobierno del Presidente Donald Trump pidió anoche a la Corte Suprema de EE.UU. que restablezca la prohibición temporal de viaje al país desde seis naciones de mayoría musulmana, luego de que fuera bloqueada por tribunales inferiores que la consideraron discriminatoria. Para decidir si se…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

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