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Regrello's son jabs back at father over 'lazy' comment

Joshua Regrello, the son of San Fernando Mayor Junia Regrello, has taken offence to his father labelling him as “lazy”, changing his Twitter name to "Lazy Boy."

Joshua, the young captain of San Fernando’s Skiffle Steel Orchestra, who has been making waves on social media with his melodious adaptation of theme songs and local music, also retweeted a photo of the Trinidad Guardian article in which his father dubbed him as lazy.

Two wounded following gun play

Two men were shot and wounded on Thursday morning in Morvant.
According to a police report, shortly after midnight on Thursday, residents of the area heard several gunshots.
The police officers, who were called to the scene, found both wounded men bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds about their respective bodies.
The men were taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital where they were treated and warded in serious conditions.
Investigations are continuing. 
 

TTPS: Avoid elections-related offences

As the day for local government elections gets closer, the police service is reminding citizens to respect each other’s constitutional right to campaign for—and support the political party of—their choice.

The TTPS’ Sergeant Ashraf Ali is encouraging citizens to get familiar with the Representation of the People Act, which documents the various offences that should not be committed during election time.

THA's Presiding Officer resigns

Dr. Denise Tsoiatfatt-Angus resigned from her position as Presiding Officer of the Tobago House of Assembly on Thursday.

Her resignation letter to the Assembly’s Legislature Clerk was leaked on social media before her 1:30 pm official announcement to the media.

Sources say Tsoiatfatt-Angus is making way to contest the position of the political leader of the People's National Movement (PNM) Tobago Council internal elections.

Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles made a similar move in January 2016, when he resigned as the Assembly's presiding officer.

Feeles: Men and boys must be encouraged too

As the country continues to observe International Men’s Day this week, President of the Single Fathers Association, Rhondall Feeles, is encouraging men to stop neglecting their physical health and mental wellness issues.

The SFATT president says men tend see themselves as invincible, hiding any signs of physical weakness, and keeping their mental troubles and issues locked deep inside, to their own detriment.

Sinanan: More fraud to be found as Licensing Division is modernised

Works and Transport Minister, Rohan Sinanan, has revealed that at least 16 people may have been caught in the web of an ongoing police probe, into possible fraud at the Licensing Office.

The minister says the three year project to modernise and computerise the day-to-day operations at Licensing, has made it impossible for irregularities to remain hidden.

He confirms that they have been cooperating with police, and he expects that as the initiative continues, more illegal behaviour will be uncovered.

Ramdial: PNM failing on crime and services

The prime minister is being advised to stop obsessing over Cambridge Analytica, and instead focus on dealing with the crime scourge in this country.

The advice comes from Couva North MP, Ramona Ramdial.

At a news conference on Wednesday at her constituency offices at Chase Village in Chaguanas, the Couva North MP said she has been bombarded with complaints from constituents about crime and a lack of basic services.

She says the national security minister—and the government overall—have failed citizens on the crime issue.

EBC re-issues ballot papers for Special Electors

The Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) has been forced to re-issue ballot papers to special electors ahead of the Local Government Election (LGE) to be held on December 2.

The EBC confirmed it had become necessary, after the previous exercise on Wednesday was found not to have followed the prescribed procedure with respect to certain electoral districts.

In a release, the EBC stated:

PM can back up his statements—Rohan Sinanan

Works and Transport Minister, Rohan Sinanan, says the prime minister did not make his statements this week about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, lightly.

On a political platform this week, the PM indicated that a certain advertising agency was involved in the data mining scheme.

Since Dr Rowley’s claims that company has threatened to sue.

Minister Sinanan says the prime minister knows what he is doing.

AG: Preliminary Inquiries to be abolished by year’s end

The Attorney General says come next year, preliminary inquiries will be a thing of the past.

He made the comment while speaking at a meeting in Gulf View last evening.

According to AG Faris Al Rawi, legislative steps had been completed to abolish judicial hearings to determine whether there is sufficient evidence for an individual to stand trial.

He said the move will go a long way towards lessening the burden placed on the magistrates' courts, which have been stretched beyond capacity.

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