Foodies looking for late-night eats in east Trinidad can now breathe a sigh of relief after doubles vendors returned to Curepe Junction after a brief hiatus.
Guardian Media understands that since Sharzard Manick of The Original Sauce Doubles, was shot by gunmen at his stand at the corner of the Southern Main Road and Havelock Street, on August 10, activity at the popular nightspot ground to a halt for several days.
Vembev, the company that distributes Pepsi and other beverages Ocean Spray, has been closed down and 33 employees sent home.
The decision to close the company and get rid of 40 per cent of staff was made although its parent company, Agostini Limited, earned in excess of $120 million in profits for the first nine months of the fiscal year.
A pastor from Central Trinidad is now behind bars after being charged with buggering a 21-year-old socially-displaced man.
Christopher Perreira was charged on Monday afternoon after inquiries by the Chaguanas CID.
The pastor, who is head of the ISM Ministries based in Valencia, was remanded into custody and will reappear before the Chaguanas Magistrate’s Court tomorrow morning.
He was not granted bail, however, bail is likely to come up tomorrow.
A 36-year-old woman was stabbed during a domestic confrontation at her home in Laventille on Wednesday morning.
She later died at hospital.
She has been identified as Angelina Samuel of Wharton Trace.
A 34-year-old man who was also stabbed during the altercation is badly wounded and hospitalised in a serious condition.
According to a police report, at about 9 am residents of Wharton Trace heard a loud quarrel at Samuel’s home, following which they heard noises as though a fight had broken out.
Citizens are being told that they can expect a faster response time and greater visibility from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) with the deployment of 200 new motorcycles from the People’s Republic of China.
China is one of several nations including Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States, that is partnering with Trinidad and Tobago to provide training, technology, capacity building and other types of support, the Office of the Prime Minister said.
The Heritage Petroleum Board of Directors has appointed an Executive Leadership Team (ELT) to provide additional managerial support for Chief Executive Officer Mike Wylie while he receives treatment in the US after undergoing surgery.
A statement by the company says that Wylie, who has been away for the past two months, will continue to direct the operations remotely with an ELT on the ground that will report to the Heritage Board of Directors.
Unilever Caribbean Limited (UCL) says it is currently engaging the Oilfields Workers' Trade Union with regards to the future of the company.
This comes following a protest today, in which the union said that some 285 workers were to be sent home.
In a statement issued just after 4pm Wednesday, the company said that "in the spirit of securing the long-term operations" of the company, it is currently reviewing its operations in the context of a weak domestic economy and a challenging global environment.
Country manager of Stork Technical Services Philip Vilain has denied reports that contract workers were now being hired to replace permanent workers who accepted Voluntary Separation Enhancement packages against the advice of their union last month.
Responding to questions sent to him via Whatsapp, Vilain also denied that the company had promised to pay the Board of Inland Revenue taxes on behalf of the workers.
The Industrial Court’s recent decision to discontinue its inquiry into allegations of contempt of court raised by the Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) against the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce (TTCIC) has raised more questions than it has provided answers according to a media release yesterday from the T&T Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
The media release said while the Chamber is relieved that “good sense has prevailed” in this matter, a number of “burning issues” remain unresolved.
Tobago police are on the manhunt for a male suspect who escaped following a high-speed chase in the village of Buccoo on Tuesday evening.
The man, who lives in the area, is believed to have had an illegal firearm.
Residents scampered for their lives as officers in three police vehicles fired shots at the suspect as they pursued his blue Nissan B13 which hit a curb wall and another car as he sped through the village's streets.