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Trini woman jailed in US for drug trafficking

Posted on Wednesday 21 December 2005

By Exilus Deceyon
Port of Spain, December 21st, 2005 [AlterPresse] --- A Trinidadian woman has been jailed for 70 months by a federal judge in Florida for drug trafficking, the agency in AlterPresse line learned.
Indaryartee Dwarika, 46, was sentenced to 70 months (five years, ten months) imprisonment by judge James Cohn at the Fort Lauderdale, Broward District Court, after she pleaded guilty to attempting to import 150 kilogrammes cocaine on December 2, 2001.
Dwarika was extradited from Trinidad on June 20, which she agreed to, more than two years after the warrant for her arrest was (...)

Trinidad : $15b T&T railway to start by 2007

Posted on Tuesday 20 December 2005

Port of Spain 20 Dec. 05 [AlterPresse] --- Construction of a $15-billion railway system for T&T will not begin until early 2007, says Works and Transport Minister Colm Imbert.
In an exclusive interview, Imbert disclosed that the Government was still to decide on the kind of system.
“There is no decision or commitment on a fixed design at this point, and that will determine whether it is a monorail, light rail or heavy rail,” Imbert had said last week.
“I have been working with the consultants to fast-track the implementation of the railway system.
“We have made a number of decisions (...)

Trinidad Police Association head welcomes Alum’s call: “We’ve nothing to hide”

Posted on Wednesday 14 December 2005

Port of Spain, 14 Dec. 05 [AlterPresse] --- President of the Police Association, Cedric Neptune, has welcomed the call by Desmond Allum, SC, for an independent police complaints commission.
“We welcome it as an organisation. From where we sit we have nothing to hide,” Neptune said yesterday.
At a forum on ethics hosted by UNC political leader Winston Dookeran at the Centre of Excellence on Sunday, Allum made the call for the independent commission, free from the practice of policemen probing their counterparts accused of wrongdoing.
Allum said there could be no public confidence in the (...)

Port of Port Of Spain impasse could become matter of national security

Posted on Monday 12 December 2005

By Exilus Deceyon
Port-of Spain, Dec. 12 th [AlterPresse] --- Trinidad and Tobago Government will treat the hauliers impasse as a national security matter, if it is not settled by today December 12 th 2005, Minister of Works and Transport Colm Imbert said on December 10 th.
Imbert affirmed he has spoken with Attorney General John Jeremie on the matter and has been advised that options were available to Government, including taking “national security steps to end what is essentially a blockade of the Port of Port-of-Spain.”
“I have spoken to the Attorney General and we are putting (...)

Trinidad : Cops Seize tear gas, ammo cocaine

Posted on Wednesday 7 December 2005

Port of Spain, 07 Dec. 05 [AlterPresse] --- Police are alarmed by the discovery of four canisters of tear gas found among a seizure of cocaine and ammunition during a raid at a Morvant house on Tuesday 6.
Investigators said yesterday that the tear gas had been smuggled into T&T from Venezuela, along with 13.7 kilos of pure cocaine and a quantity of assorted ammunition. There were no arrests.
The seizure was made by Morvant detectives and members of North Eastern Division’s Task Force under Snr Supt Waldron Bishop, who goes on pre-retirement leave tomorrow. Officers said a tip-off (...)

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