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Father charged with burning 3-year-old son's hand for failing to write letter 'B'

A Marabella man who deliberately scorched the hand of his three-year-old son and beat him with a ruler for not writing the letter B has been charged by police.

The 33-year-old man was charged by WPC Nicole St John of the Child Protection Unit.

He was arrested on Thursday morning and charged with assaulting a three-year-old child in a manner to cause physical and emotional suffering.

The charges were laid under the Children’s Act.

The court heard that in December 2018 on a date unknown, he placed the child’s hand over an open flame.

Sat being investigated for sedition; police execute warrant on Radio Jaagriti

Officers of the Special Investigations Unit have executed a search warrant at Radio Jaagriti for evidence in relation to an alleged audio-visual clip, which aired on Tuesday 16th April, 2019.

This is according to a statement issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

It said that officers, led by Inspector Wayne Stanley, proceeded to the radio station, located at Pasea Main Road, Tunapuna, with the objective of verifying the authenticity of the clip and to obtain a copy of the recording, for further investigations.

Piarco rated top Caribbean airport

The Airports Authority (AATT) has announced that the Piarco International Airport has topped the region as the Best Airport in the Caribbean, as declared by the Skytrax 2019 World Airport Awards.

A statement by the AATT said that this is a significant achievement as there is a marked improvement from the 2018 ranking.

The Piarco International Airport has this year bypassed the Norman Manley International Airport in Jamaica, and the Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados, to cop first place.

PBR partially opened Easter weekend

The Ministry of Works and Transport has advised that authorization has been granted to light motor vehicles, to utilise the Priority Bus Route (PBR) from Mt Hope to Macoya, from 5 am on Friday 19th April, 2019 to 7pm on Monday 22nd April, 2019. 

This has become necessary as major construction works will be ongoing along the eastbound lanes of the Churchill Roosevelt Highway in the vicinity of Curepe Intersection, during this period.

Imbert: World Bank has adjusted growth figures from negative to positive

Finance Minister Colm Imbert has just announced that the World Bank has revised its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth figure for this country, from -1 percent to +0.7 percent for 2018.

Imbert said this was because the analysts were not using up to date Central Statistical Office data and were relying on informal data such as newspaper articles.

The Minister met with World Bank and IMF officials where this country defended its economic growth following the initial estimation.

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