TSTT investigating employee over motorists altercation

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    TSTT will investigate and take appropriate action against an employee who allegedly engaged in a verbal altercation with a motorist.

    A video of the heated altercation is currently circulating on social media.

    TSTT says it does not in any way condone this behavior or action by any of its employees.

     

     

    Now that the country’ Sedition law has garnered a lot of attention in the past week, SDMS secretary general Sat Maharaj plans to speak out more about his challenge of it.

     

    Mr. Maharaj filed a constitutional challenge of the law on May 31st, after he too came under investigation for Sedition in April.

    He says while other prominent members of our society have been clamouring for a repeal of the law, he believes the Legislature has no intention of repealing the same.

    Senior Counsel Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj is leading his attorneys and will update the public this Saturday on the challenge.

     

     

    A request to have the steel pan version of the Trinidad and Tobago National Anthem to be officially accepted to play at the Olympics is getting pushed back.

    That’s according to the T&T Olympic Committee head Brian Lewis, who has been a top advocate for this move.

    In a tweet, he says there is no relenting on this matter, since the steel pan is the national instrument and part of the logos for TTOC, TTCGA and Team TTO.

    Mr. Lewis has been strongly advocating for the national anthem to be played on pan whenever Team T&T climbs on a podium at all games under the auspices of the T&TOC.

     

     

    A woman has been fined $400 after pleading guilty to the offence of cruelty to animals.

    On June 4th this year, officers went to a house at Lange Park to rescue several dogs which were allegedly being abused.

    Upon arrival, officers met with a woman who indicated that she was in charge of four dogs which were being kept on the compound.

    A veterinarian then found that two of the dogs needed urgent medical attention, and they were taken for treatment.

    The woman was then served with a summons and appeared before a Chaguanas Magistrate on August 30th, where she pleaded guilty and was fined.

     

     

     

    A 16 year old schoolgirl disappeared after last seen entering a school bus on the way to the Tableland High School on Tuesday morning.

    Selena Seebaran was reported missing on the same day and police are asking for the public’s help to find her.

    She was wearing the uniform, a white shirt, blue skirt, blue and white striped tie, black shoes and black socks.

    Selena is of East Indian descent, wears glasses and has a white polka dot book bag.

     

     

    An additional 600 tasers are expected to be purchased for use by police officers within the next year.

    Police Commissioner Gary Griffith says at least 100 tasers are already in the hands of officers, who have been trained to handle non-lethal weapons.

    Pepper spray is also being utilized and the aim here is for police to use their guns as a last resort.

     

     

    Guyana’s Civil Defence Commission has activated its response mechanism to facilitate assistance to the Caribbean island of The Bahamas.

    Measures are being taken to mobilise and dispatch resources to the hurricane-ravaged island.

    The Dorian devastation is reportedly unprecedented and extensive, with many homes, businesses and other buildings completely or partially destroyed.