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Lake Asphalt workers protest

Workers of the Lake Asphalt Company are warning the People's National Movement (PNM) Administration that it will lose the La Brea seat, if something is not done to save the company.

Workers protested outside the company's office at Brighton, La Brea this morning.

According to Branch President of the Contractors and General Workers Trade Union, Noble Raeburn, workers were told that the company has been confronted with dire financial constraints.

They now fear that the company may shut its doors and workers will be sent home.

Valencia Man Charged with 2018 Murder

A Valencia man is expected to appear before a Sangre Grande Magistrate today, charged with the 2018 murder of Kevin Arrindell.

38-year-old DARRYL BOBBY LALLA, of Quarry Road, Valencia, also was charged with shooting with intent against a male victim, as well as possession of firearm and possession of ammunition.

The charges were laid following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, on Monday 17th February 2020.

Works Minister v HRM in court again today

Officials of the Works and Transport Ministry and members of the Highway Reroute Movement (HRM) returned to the San Fernando Supreme Court, today, to make their legal submissions before the judge.

Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan was cross examined yesterday by HRM leader Dr Wayne Kublalsingh, who is representing himself in a judicial review claim he brought against the minister.

Man gunned down in Carenage

A man was gunned down in a shooting incident in Carenage on Tuesday morning.

The victim is Joshua James, who also goes by the alias “Sausage”.

According to a police report, at about 8.15 am, James was shot while walking along Scorpion Alley.

He was taken to the St James Infirmary where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Investigations are ongoing.

 

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Story by RHONDOR DOWLAT-ROSTANT

Organiser: Soca Raff Up 2020 was safe

Gleeson Job, the man behind the ill-fated SOCA RAFF UP 2020, admits there may have been a breakdown in communication, which caused panic among event patrons.

But the Event Manager for The House of Siete asserts that at no time was any patron in mortal danger.

The fete promoter told Guardian Media today that there were enough life jackets available, as well as additional lifeboats, in the event of a serious disaster.

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