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Bravo back as Red Force captain

Darren Bravo is back as T&T Red Force captain returning to the regional 4-day squad for the 8th round of matches.

The Red Force will host the Windward Islands Volcanoes looking to take its momentum from the 147-run victory against Barbados pride into this match.

Several West Indies stars including Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph and Shimron Hetmyer are all back in the tournament.

The match is being played at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy.

St Augustine lab on COVID-19 testing: We’re doing nothing wrong

Three days af­ter the Caribbean Pub­lic Health Agency (CARPHA) claimed it was the on­ly re­gion­al ref­er­ence lab­o­ra­to­ry ac­cred­it­ed to test for the nov­el coro­n­avirus (COVID-19) and al­so con­firm pos­i­tive/neg­a­tive re­sults—of­fi­cials at the St Au­gus­tine Med­ical Lab­o­ra­to­ry (STAML) say they are do­ing noth­ing wrong or il­le­gal as they too, per­form ver­i­fied di­ag­nos­tic tests for the virus.

Arouca teen missing

The TTPS is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 16-year-old Shivanie Bissoon.

Shivanie, a Form 4 pupil of the St. Augustine Secondary School, who resides at Eastern Main Road, Arouca, was last seen around 10:30 am, on Monday 9th March, 2020.

She was reported missing to the Arouca Police Station, around 11:05 am, on Tuesday 10th March 2020 by a relative.

Shivanie is of East Indian descent, 4 feet 7 inches tall and slim built with a brown complexion and long, black hair.

Ex-ArcelorMittal workers stage stand-in at RBL

Former ArcelorMittal workers are currently engaged in a stand-in protest at Republic Bank's Park Street, Port-of-Spain branch, in protest over an alleged plan by the bank to convert their pensions to an annuity plan.

Gang charges reinstated against 13 persons

The Of­fice of the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tions (DPP) has been giv­en the green light to re­in­state gang charges against 13 per­sons con­nect­ed to the mur­der of for­mer In­de­pen­dent Sen­a­tor Dana See­ta­hal, SC. 

De­liv­er­ing judg­ment at the Hall of Jus­tice in Port-of-Spain, Ap­pel­late Judges Al­ice Yorke-Soo Hon and Mark Mo­hammed ruled that Mag­is­trate In­drani Ce­de­no made an er­ror when she re­fused a re­quest from As­sis­tant DPP George Bus­by to cor­rect a cler­i­cal er­ror which caused the dis­missal of the charges in 2016. 

Husband, friend win murder appeal over wife’s killing

A jilt­ed hus­band and his friend, who al­leged­ly so­licit­ed and con­tract­ed a hit­man to mur­der his ex-wife and her new lover, a lit­tle over 13 years ago, have won their ap­peal against their con­vic­tions. 

Boy, 7, chokes to death while eating pholourie

Rel­a­tives of sev­en-year-old Shaz­ard Mo­hammed who choked to death on a pholourie be­lieves he would have sur­vived had the am­bu­lance re­spond­ed swift­ly. “They was too slow.

Relocation of High Court will cost the state over $56 million

The relocation of the High Court from the Hall of Justice to the International Waterfront will cost the state over 56 million dollars.

This was confirmed by Attorney General Faris Al Rawi in response to a question in the Senate this afternoon.

He says tenders were issued since January and UDECOTT is expected to select a contractor in the next two weeks and works are expected to begin immediately.

The AG says the relocation will result in savings of over six million dollars per annum.

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