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Class bully fractures boy's wrist at Barrackpore East, Garcia orders probe

Terrified for the safety of her son, who was brutally attacked by a school bully, Jane Samaroo is now begging Education Minister Anthony Garcia to secure a transfer for him.

Speaking outside the San Fernando General Hospital after doctors removed a cast from his fractured wrist Wednesday, Samaroo said her entire family is now suffering because she had lost her job after her son's attack.

Woodbrook residents move to block road show for Buju

The Wood­brook Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion has start­ed a pe­ti­tion to block a planned road show in­tend­ed to com­mem­o­rate the re­lease of Reg­gae Dance­hall artiste Bu­ju Ban­ton from a Unit­ed States Fed­er­al Prison.

Bu­ju, re­al name Mark Myrie, is set to be re­leased from McRae Cor­rec­tion­al Fa­cil­i­ty in Geor­gia on Sat­ur­day.

He spent the past 7 years in jail af­ter be­ing found guilty of con­spir­a­cy to dis­trib­ute and traf­fic co­caine in Feb­ru­ary 2011.

25-year-old Penal woman missing

The Police Service is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 25-year-old Kristal Boodram.

Boodram, a housewife of Sunrees Road, Penal, was last seen at her home, around 3 am on Tuesday.

She was reported missing to the Penal Police Station around 8:50 pm on Tuesday by her husband.

Boodram is of East Indian descent, 5 feet tall, slim built, with a brown complexion and straight black hair.

She also has a tattoo of the words ‘Kristal’ and ‘Amrit’ on the inner side of her right hand and a heart on her inner left hand.

Evangelical churches against sex education being taught in schools

The Trinidad and Tobago Council of Evangelical Churches says it strongly disapproves of the statement by the Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Shamfa Cudjoe, that sex education should be taught in schools.

"It is of the opinion, that because of the sensitive nature of the issue, it should be left in the hands of parents," the council said in a statement today.

Kidnap victim’s husband hurt by social media claims

Res­cued kid­nap vic­tim Maria Dass-Su­per­sad and her hus­band Vikash Su­per­sad are hurt and dis­ap­point­ed at the “dam­ag­ing spec­u­la­tion” over the rea­sons be­hind the kid­nap­ping made by some peo­ple on so­cial me­dia.

In a state­ment re­leased by Su­per­sad yes­ter­day, he said al­le­ga­tions made against them just “added sig­nif­i­cant­ly to our pain but we are se­cure in the knowl­edge that both fam­i­lies, go­ing back gen­er­a­tions, have worked long and hard to raise strong, lov­ing, ed­u­cat­ed and law-abid­ing young peo­ple.”

Int'l: Starbucks to block pornography on its stores' Wi-Fi in 2019

Starbucks will start blocking pornography viewing on its stores' Wi-Fi starting in 2019, the company announced amid renewed public pressure on the coffee giant by an internet-safety group.

A Starbucks representative told NBC News that the viewing of "egregious content" over its stores' Wi-Fi has always violated its policy, but the company now has a way to stop it.

"We have identified a solution to prevent this content from being viewed within our stores and we will begin introducing it to our U.S. locations in 2019," the company representative said.

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