Taxi driver gets $300,000 bail on detonators charge

A 'PH' driver, who was charged for possession of four detonators, has been granted bail of $300,000 for the Clerk of the Peace approval by a Tunapuna magistrate.

Jervon Gilkes, 27, who is originally from Maloney, on Friday morning appeared before first court magistrate Adrian Dharmanie. 

He was not called upon to plead.

Gilkes was charged by PC Valmiki Lalsingh of the Northern Division Special Investigations Unit.

The court heard that on June 14 Gilkes was arrested at his home at National Avenue in Mount Hope during an intelligence-led operation.

Over 700 more teachers trained to integrate ICT in teaching

A new group of 735 secondary school teachers from 77 schools in Trinidad and seven schools in Tobago have successfully completed the Ministry of Education’s Information Communication Technology (ICT) Teacher Professional Development Programme.

The training is to empower teachers of all subject areas with the competencies to integrate ICT into their teaching and learning methodologies.

Teachers were awarded the Level II - Knowledge Deepening Certification at a graduation ceremony on Tuesday.

Malinga burst stuns England

Veteran pacer Lasith Malinga produced his best bowling at the ICC World Cup as Sri Lanka pulled off a stunning 20-run upset of pre-tournament favourites and hosts England at Headingley, Leeds, Friday.
Defending 232 in the second innings, Malinga returned figures of four wickets for 43 runs as England were skittled out for 212 - their second loss of the tournament.
Malinga removed the heart of the England batting order in two spells, including the scalps of Jonny Bairstow (0), James Vince (14), Joe Root (57) and Jos Butler (10).

$100,000 funding for Carli Bay Fish Festival

The Carli Bay Fish Festival received a timely injection of cash to the tune of $100,000 on Friday morning from the Proman Group that operates at the Point Lisas Industrial Estate.

The cheque was handed over to the Carli Bay Fishermen Association at the Couva Point Lisas Chamber of Commerce facilities at Camden Road.

Collis Williams, manager at Proman, said the company controls IPS,  Methanol Holdings and Denovo among others, plan to share what it can with the fence line communities and take an active role in upcoming events.

Nikoli resigns from Procurement Board

Days af­ter launch­ing his po­lit­i­cal par­ty, for­mer in­de­pen­dent sen­a­tor Nikoli Ed­wards has re­signed from the Pro­cure­ment Board of T&T. He sub­mit­ted his res­ig­na­tion let­ter dat­ed to­day to the chair­man of the Pro­cure­ment Board Mooni­lal Lalchan.

On Sat­ur­day, Ed­wards launched the Pro­gres­sive Par­ty, at the Har­ris Prom­e­nade, San Fer­nan­do, and an­nounced plans con­test all seats in the up­com­ing gen­er­al elec­tion.

Police at scene of San Fernando shooting

Po­lice are cur­rent­ly at Har­ris Prom­e­nade, San Fer­nan­do, where an Arou­ca man was shot this morn­ing. The in­ci­dent took place in the vicin­i­ty of two schools.

Pre­lim­i­nary re­ports are that the vic­tim, who has not been iden­ti­fied, was in San Fer­nan­do with his broth­er to pur­chase a car. They had $27,000 in cash with them and had arranged to meet with the sell­er on Har­ris Prom­e­nade.