Archive for July 27th, 2017

Cops seize ganja plants found in Frank Sound

Cops seize ganja plants found in Frank Sound

| 27/07/2017 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Police seized around 80 ganja plants that were growing in about three dozen pots in an open lot in the Frank Sound Road area following a search on Tuesday morning, 25 July. After the RCIPS received a tip-off from the public about the plants just after 9:00am, officers from the Eastern Districts carried out the […]

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Cuban injured after failed escape attempt

Cuban injured after failed escape attempt

| 27/07/2017 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A Cuban migrant who has been detained at the Fairbanks Immigration Detention Centre in George Town for more than seven months awaiting his case to be resolved made a bid for freedom on Wednesday (26 July), but was only on the run for about one hour. After prison guards spotted the man leaping over […]

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Young athlete recalls star coach’s alleged assault

Young athlete recalls star coach’s alleged assault

| 27/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 16-year-old-girl told a court Thursday, via video link, that regional track star Ato Stephens (38) touched her “inappropriately” in his car when he was her coach in 2015/16 when she was 14 and 15 years old. The young runner, who was training with the medal winning athlete from Trinidad, said that Stephens had […]

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Premier to cut failing social interventions

Premier to cut failing social interventions

| 27/07/2017 | 80 Comments

(CNS): Government is spending millions of dollars on social intervention projects, initiatives and programmes that are failing the people they are meant to help, according to Premier Alden McLaughlin, who now has responsibility for community affairs. At a public meeting in George Town, he said he had begun a review to find out what is […]

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Canadian firm signs deal for mental health facility

Canadian firm signs deal for mental health facility

| 27/07/2017 | 37 Comments

(CNS): A Toronto-based architect has signed a deal with government to design the much needed mental health facility in East End, which has a target completion date of April 2019. But government has not disclosed the details of the contract or the tendering process. In response to CNS queries to government about the request for […]

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