Mother critical after being chopped by son following schoolwork quarrel

The Ministry of Education says it has received reports from school supervision personnel of a chopping incident involving a student from a central secondary school and a close relative.

The close relative has been identified as the boy's mother.

The incident occurred at home at approximately 7:30 am on Thursday 19th April, 2018, after the mother scolded her son about his school work.

The teenager, a student of Presentation College, Chaguanas, is now in police custody.

Trade mission to Jamaica already yielding benefits

The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association is currently on the third day of its trade mission to Jamaica.

The delegation consists of 26 persons representing 19 companies and is led by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, PS Norris Herbert and TTMA’s President, Christopher Alcazar.

The trade mission commenced with the TTMA, JAMPRO and Jamaica Customs addressing the delegation on day one followed by intense Business to Business (B2B) meetings on the second day.

PM invites India to participate in healthcare at Couva Hospital

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi engaged in bilateral discussions during the first official day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) today, the Office of the Prime Minister said Thursday.

Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Dennis Moses was also present for the talks.
Prime Minister Modi indicated during the meeting that his Government was interested in partnering with Trinidad and Tobago in the areas of information communication technology (ICT), energy and pharmaceuticals. 

Garcia: Education Ministry seeks to work hand-in-hand with TTUTA

The Ministry of Education says it is not averse to the work of the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA).

Instead, the ministry says it regards the body as a major stakeholder and will do everything possible to hold hands and work together.

This assurance from Minister of Education Anthony Garcia, as he addressed those present at TTUTA’s sod turning ceremony for the construction of its Teachers Training Centre at Carlsen Field, Chaguanas on Wednesday.

Las Lomas woman charged with murder of common-law husband

A Las Lomas woman has appeared before a Chaguanas Magistrate, charged with the murder of her common-law husband, Dexter Hospedales, which occurred on Wednesday 21st March, 2018.

April-Ann Mohan, 27, of Boy Cato Road, Las Lomas, appeared before Senior Magistrate Jo-Anne Connor at the Chaguanas 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday 18th April, 2018.

The matter has been adjourned to Tuesday 15th May, 2018 Mr. Hospedales, 34, of the same address, got into a physical altercation with a female relative that resulted in the victim being stabbed.