HEADS MUST ROLL...INCLUDING MINE
HEADS must roll over the failed leasing of a passenger ferry for the domestic seabridge, said Minister of Works and Transport Rohan Sinanan, replying to reporters’ queries at a function at the Caroni Licensing Office yesterday.

Missing hiker found dead off precipice
A family’s hope to find missing hiker Richard Baird alive faded yesterday when his decomposing body was found down a 600-foot precipice in Aripo.

$1.5m stolen stolen from Arima Corp
THREE cheques amounting to close to $1.5 million were stolen from the Arima Borough Corporation last Friday afternoon and cashed, according to Rural Development and Local Government Minister Kazim Hosein.

TT Express electrical issue delays sailings
ONE DAY after PM Keith Rowley held a meeting with Tobago stakeholders over the ferry woes afflicting the sea bridge, passengers travelling from Tobago to Trinidad on the 6.30am sailing yesterday were asked to disembark the vessel after it experienced mechanical problems minutes before sailing.

Half-hour transactions at Caroni Licensing
PERFORMING some transactions within half an hour, the newly-established Licensing Office at Frederick Settlement, Caroni is a model of best practice that must now be rolled out to the more established branches elsewhere, said Transport Commissioner Wayne Richards.

EMA initiates process to further protect Scarlet Ibis
THE ENVIRONMENTAL Management Authority (EMA) has initiated the process to designate the Scarlet Ibis as an Environmentally Sensitive Species (ESS). In a release, the EMA said it was asked by Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat and Planning Minister Camille Robinson-Regis to expedite this initiative in light of the increased poaching incidents at the Caroni Swamp which are threatening the species.