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Children's Authority asks police to investigate video of child clinging to driver's door

The adult who allowed a child to cling onto the driver's door of a moving vehicle has been reported to the police.

Video of the incident was captured by a stunned observer and circulated online last week.

The Children's Authority issued a statement today announcing that it asked the police to investigate.

The Authority said the reckless move could have brought harm or death to the child.

Under the Children's Act, it is an offence to expose a child to possible injury.

Judge: Charge police inspector or release him

A High Court judge has ordered the police to charge an acting inspector by 7 pm today(Monday, March 9th) or release him.

Justice Margaret Mohammed gave the order this afternoon at the Hall of Justice, Port-of-Spain. 

JSC told: Social Services badly failing those in need

The min­istries and de­part­ments tasked with help­ing the less for­tu­nate and vul­ner­a­ble in our so­ci­ety have come in for crit­i­cism from sev­er­al Non-Gov­ern­men­tal Or­gan­i­sa­tions.

Activist gets 7 days in jail for cursing MP Hinds

Beetham Gar­dens com­mu­ni­ty ac­tivist An­der­son Wil­son has been sen­tenced to sev­en days in prison for curs­ing Laven­tille West MP Fitzger­ald Hinds in 2018.

Wil­son was on Fri­day found guilty of us­ing ob­scene lan­guage to the an­noy­ance of oth­ers and slapped with the sen­tence as he reap­peared be­fore Mag­is­trate Sarah De Sil­va in the Port-of-Spain Mag­is­trates' Court.

8 pundits challenge Sat’s son for SDMS leadership: Fight for Maha Sabha

Eight pun­dits of the Sanatan Dhar­ma Ma­ha Sab­ha (SDMS) have sig­nalled their in­ten­tion to take le­gal ac­tion against two ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers who they claimed as­sumed the two main po­si­tions in the or­gan­i­sa­tion af­ter the deaths of the pre­vi­ous of­fice hold­ers. 

Kirton remembered as a pioneer and live wire

Pews at the St Paul’s An­gli­can Church in San Fer­nan­do were filled with mourn­ers who gath­ered to pay fi­nal trib­utes to cul­tur­al icon Joyce Cyn­thia Kir­ton, a found­ing mem­ber of Les En­fants Dance Com­pa­ny. Among them was San Fer­nan­do May­or Ju­nia Re­grel­lo, San Fer­nan­do East MP Ran­dall Mitchel and for­mer gov­ern­ment min­is­ter Joan Yuille-Williams.

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