US Supreme Court ends Stanford’s legal efforts to overturn conviction

January 30, 2017 admin 0

By Kenneth Rijock HOUSTON, USA — A final legal effort by R Allen Stanford to overturn what is effectively a life sentence, for operating his Antigua-based Stanford International Bank, a massive Ponzi scheme that stole the life savings from many victims in the United States and elsewhere, has ended in failure after the US Supreme Court again declined to hear […More]

Usain Bolt loses gold medal after relay teammate found guilty of doping

January 30, 2017 admin 0

Usain Bolt’s famed triple-triple—three gold medals in three Olympic Games—has vanished, through no fault of his own. One of Bolt’s teammates in the 4×100 relay in the Beijing Olympics has been found guilty of doping. The International Olympic Committee re-tested a sample of Nesta Carter from the Beijing Games and found the presence of the prohibited substance methylhexaneamine. As a […More]

‘Slow Motion’ moving fast for Lyttle

January 30, 2017 admin 0

FIFTEEN years after one of soca music biggest hits “Turn Me On”, multi-platinum, international recording artiste Kevin Lyttle is at it again. This time the song is called “Slow Motion” the hook-laden song has a simple chorus which has people singing “wow wow wow, ayee yeah yeah”. The evergreen Lyttle who is serious about lyrics, says he keeps it smart […More]

Local cricket faces great uncertainty

January 27, 2017 admin 0

Local cricket faces a period of great uncertainty with the president of the T&T Cricket Board, Azim Bassarath, warning that recent developments have caused grave concern and does not auger well for the future of the sport. Bassarath caused shock waves at the recent prize distribution function of the East Zone of the T&TCB when he questioned whether recent developments […More]

Beenhakker Gives Lawrence Stamp Of Approval

January 27, 2017 admin 0

It was Dennis Lawrence’s goal in 2005 that got T&T to its first ever world cup. And now the man in charge at the time, Leo Beenhakker, approves of the big man’s appointment as T&T’s next head coach. The TTFA confirmed Lawrence’s appointment on Saturday, following which Beenhakker gave his own stamp of approval, stating that Dennis “is the right […More]

Police seize guns, ammunition in Penal

January 27, 2017 admin 0

…woman held in San Fernando with firearm By Susan Mohammed POLICE seized a quantity of firearms and 184 rounds of ammunition in Penal on Monday. The items were found in a knapsack, but the suspect carrying it eluded police officers. A report stated that around 8 p.m. officers of the South-Western Division Task Force led by Sgt Victor and Cpl […More]

Carmona gets death threat

January 27, 2017 admin 0

Security agencies are monitoring the situation following receipt last Sunday of death threats on the life of President Anthony Carmona, National Security Minister Edmund Dillon said yesterday. The anonymous death threat was received at the Police Command Centre before noon last Sunday, at approximately 11 am, it was confirmed by police sources. The caller – reportedly male – claimed to […More]


January 27, 2017 admin 0

The 12 winners PNM: 10 Kelvin Charles ­— Black Rock/Whim/ Spring Garden Joel Jack — Bacolet/Mt St George Hayden Spencer — Belle Garden/ Goodwood Shomari Hector—Bethel/Mt Irvine Ancil Dennis—Buccoo/Mount Pleasant Clarence Jacob—Canaan/Bon Accord Jomo Pitt—Lambeau/Signal Hill Marisha Osmond— Plymouth/ Golden Lane Sheldon Cunningham—Providence/Mason Hall/Moriah Marslyn Jack—Scarborough/ Calder Hall   Progressive Democratic Patriots: 2 Watson Duke (political leader)— Roxborough/Delaford Farley Augustine—Parlatuvier/ L’anse […More]

Jamaican stakeholders tour Canada to learn about sea water air conditioning

January 19, 2017 admin 0

TORONTO, Canada — Stakeholders from the private and public sectors in Jamaica now have a better understanding of how sea water air conditioning (SWAC) technology can help reduce electricity costs. At the end of 2016, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) collaborated with New Leaf Power to host a study tour of Canada. During the trip, the group of 12 observed […More]

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