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German national found dead Posted: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Children of OAS expat asked for DNA sample THE CHILDREN of OAS Construtora expatriate Odair Bezerra Lins have been asked by homicide detectives to submit tissue samples to assist in the identification of their father. A homicide detective said yesterday that Lins' daughters may journey from Brazil next week.
Ex-worker wins out in corporate scam A former employee of a construction company has successfully sued his former boss who attempted to avoid paying him over $1 million in compensation for being injured on the job by closing the company and transfering its business to one that was incorporated recently.
Minister wants to increase fines for speeding Works and Transport Minister Fitzgerald Hinds is "seriously contemplating" increasing the fines for motorists caught speeding. In fact, Hinds said, he was actively considering the "substantial" increase as there were still a few motorists speeding "beyond the permissible legal limits."
Union wants full back pay THE National Workers Union (NWU) yesterday called on Finance Minister Colm Imbert to ensure that Government meets its obligations to pay workers back pay owed to them by today.
Challenging year for Baptiste-Primus DESCRIBING the first half of 2016 as a "very challenging year to date", Labour Minister, Jennifer Baptiste-Primus has stressed that a "floor of basic employment rights" was necessary to guarantee a peaceful industrial relations climate in the country.
No more talk of child marriage PRESIDENT of the Inter-Religious Organisation (IRO) Bro Harrypersad Maharaj says he has no plan to bring the topic of child marriages back on the Organisation's agenda.
UNC support for Bail Bill up in air Government yesterday failed to supply information on the Bail Bill and Anti-Gang Amendment law which the Opposition had requested to finalise its position on the bill, Opposition whip Ganga Singh said.
Dad the kidnapper A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD boy and his five-year-old sister have been reunited with their mother after police rescued the children from their father who had abducted them in an act of revenge.
Alleged rapist nabbed inside police station A 27-year-old Maracas Bay man who was being sought by police in connection with the rape of a 22-year-old woman of central Trinidad on Monday last, was nabbed inside the Maracas Bay Police Station.
Trini cop dies in Bahamas Acting Inspector Kim Buchaan, a member of the TT Police Service, died of a sudden heart attack while on a course in the Bahamas yesterday.