Government credibility at stake over crime crisis

One political analyst says none of the political parties can bring the kind of relief from the current crime crisis, which the population needs so desperately.

Dr Winford James made the observation as he commented on recent statements on crime, from the Prime Minister and the National Security Minister.

He notes that while the UNC was in office under the People's Partnership, they were unable to get a handle on crime.

Kamla: “No Bail Bill support without our amendments…”

The Opposition Leader says she and her party will not support Government's Bail Amendment Bill this Wednesday in its current form.

Kamla Persad-Bissessar argues that the current Bill allows for persons to be framed by police, or unfairly denied bail just by being at the wrong place and the wrong time.

In paying respects to former Vision on Mission head, Wayne Chance, Mrs. Persad-Bissessar said he believed that people need a second chance. She said while the UNC is committed to fighting crime it does not intend to lock people away and throw away the key.

Education Ministry refutes claim of "criminals being bred in classrooms"

The Ministry of Education is seeking to clarify claims made in a newspaper that criminals are being bred in the classroom.

According to a statement issued, the claims made by a behaviour change consultant that there is a school counsellor who comes into the school every two weeks to conduct a 40-minute session with a child and then sends the child back to the classroom is incorrect.

Criminals cause SEPOS teachers to skip classes

The majority of teachers called in sick yesterday forcing the school to dismiss students around lunchtime, but only in the company of their parents or guardians.

The T&T Guardian was told that the teachers were frustrated with the attacks against the students by hoodlums from the nearby Nelson Street Plannings.

According to police, they met with the few teachers that attended school yesterday and heard some of their concerns, most of which involved students being harassed going to and from school.

'Teacher' of murdered teens condemns claims that they were criminals

A woman claiming to be the teacher of the two Success Laventille students who were shot dead execution style on Thursday, is defending the teenagers against comments that they might have been involved in lives of crime.

This follows outrage on social media over some posts that support the killing of the two boys claiming that they were criminals. Others used racist remarks to celebrate their deaths as well.