Education Ministry: Bishop's students can return to school

The Ministry of Education is advising that students of the Bishop Centenary College can return to school.

This follows reports that some students were being turned away for failure to pay the school's $500 maintenance fee.

A statement by the Ministry says that the Ministry and school administration have reached and an agreement and have further agreed to meet next week to discuss the matter.

The Ministry issued the following statement today:

Homemade shotgun and marijuana seized by police

Southern Division police officers seized a homemade shotgun and a quantity of marijuana during an anti-crime exercise in Gasparillo last night.

The following is a media release by the TTPS:

One homemade shotgun and a quantity of marijuana were discovered by officers of the Southern Division during an anti-crime exercise in the Gasparillo district, on Wednesday night. 

Two school officials appear in court charged with fraud

Troy Jebodhsingh, 50 and Nigel Lakhan, 41, has been charged with multiple counts of fraud and misbehaviour in public office.

The following is a press release from the TTPS:

Two secondary school officials have appeared before a San Fernando magistrate charged with multiple counts of fraud and misbehaviour in public office. 

Point Fortin Area Hospital seeking to resume surgeries in January

The Point Fortin Area Hospital is hoping to resume surgeries by January 2018.

For the past three months, the surgical theater has not been functioning as the operating theater lights had to be replaced.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Southwest Regional Health Authority Gail Meade told CNC3 News that the hospital is in the process of procuring those specialized lights which will have to be imported.

Meade says the hospital is predicting that the lights will arrive in January.

Young fires back: "PM was not snubbed by Chinese Government"

The reason why the Chinese Government withdrew the invitation to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to attend high-level meetings in China and replaced it with an Official Visit next year, was because the Chinese Government downgraded the scope of the high-level meetings.