Amazon Prime Video teased Star Trek fans of all ages with their upcoming “Star Trek: Picard” Series which will debut sometime in 2020. Fans were delighted to learn that the new Series will feature some familiar faces from the previous Star Trek TV shows/movies and serves as a continuation of the story.
Of course, you will need an Amazon Prime subscription in order to stream the Series when it arrives next year.
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Watch the intriguing Official Teaser for “Star Trek: Picard” below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Things definitely got tense in the new “No Guidance” Music Video from Chris Brown featuring Drake, which was released on Friday 26th July 2019.
Knowing the sometimes-violent history between these Artists, fans can’t seem to get enough of this video as it’s already near 22 Million views in just three (3) days and currently #22 Trending on YouTube.
Watch the Official Music Video for “No Guidance” below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Machel Montano premiered the stunning Official Music Video for “The Road,” his hit soca collaboration with Ashanti, on Monday 29th July 2019.
Several scenes were shot on Ash Wednesday at Trinidad's Tyrico Beach, but its spectacular shores and towering palm trees are overshadowed by Ashanti, who stuns in a headdress adorned with purple, yellow and teal feathers and a string bikini, strategically embellished with multi-colored beads.
Montano told Billboard in a recent interview in Brooklyn:
Ashanti wrote parts for the bridge that took the song back into her world, specifics about traveling with someone you love, and being on the road with them at carnival. Her singing and lyrical brand remain intact on the track while reaching out to the carnival crowd, which is really unchartered territory for both of us.
Watch the Official Music Video for “The Road” below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
The Ministry of Works & Transport is advising citizens that the “Demerit Points System” is scheduled to be launched in September 2019 in Trinidad and Tobago. It’s important to get familiar from now with how the system works.
Below are seven (7) FAQs about the upcoming “Demerit Points System” as outlined by the Ministry of Works & Transport.
1) How will Demerit Points be allotted and will they still be recorded on your Driver’s Permit if you pay your Fine in full?
The proposed introduction of the Demerit Points System will see certain traffic offences and traffic violations carrying prescribed Demerit Points, in addition to other stipulated penalties. The proposed points to be allotted for every violation will be in keeping with international standards for similar types of offences. The Points would range from 2, which is generally the minimum, to a maximum of 14.
Where any of the prescribed offences are committed, the offender would be subject to the imposition of the Penalties or Fines stipulated in the legislation, along with the recording and endorsing of the stipulated number of Demerit Points in his record at the Licensing Authority.
2) How long will the Demerit Points stay on your licensing records before it is expunged?
Your Demerit Points will expunge after three (3) years. The Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill, 2017 states: "Where Demerit Points have been recorded against the driving permit record of a person and three (3) continuous years have elapsed without additional Demerit Points being recorded, the Demerit Points recorded against that person’s driving permit record shall be expunged.
3) Are there any distinctions made for a newly licensed driver versus a more seasoned driver?
Yes there are. Where a “newly licensed driver,” meaning a person who is the holder of a driving permit for a period of twelve (12) months or less from the date of issue, or a holder of a provisional permit accumulates seven or more Demerit Points within a period of twelve (12) months from the date of issue of the driving permit or the provisional permit, shall be disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving permit for a period of one (1) year.
Whereas in instances where a person holds a driving permit for more than twelve (12) months and accumulates within a three (3) year period, the following will apply:
4) Will I have the opportunity to contest the award of Demerit Points on my licensing records?
Yes. In cases of appeals against convictions under subsection (1), no Demerit Points shall be recorded against the driving permit record of the person unless the conviction is confirmed on appeal. Section 83 Subsection (1) of the Act states: “Where a fixed penalty notice has been issued or affixed under section 81, the driver or owner of the vehicle, as the case may be, shall, unless he files a Notice to Contest, pay the fixed penalty within thirty (30) days from the date that the fixed penalty notice was issued or affixed, or such longer period as the Minister may by Order prescribe.”
And so, Demerit Points are awarded where a person fails to meet the time specified for the payment of the fixed penalty and a notice to contest was NOT filed by the driver or owner within the specified time.
5) Would I be notified that I have been disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving permit and can I appeal?
Yes. The Licensing Authority shall notify a person of its intention to disqualify pursuant to Section 88M (2) of the Act. Furthermore, the Licensing Authority is required to specify a period of not less than fourteen (14) days after the date of the notice where suspension will occur. At this time, the person is still given an opportunity to show just cause why he should not be disqualified. A person who is disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving permit under this section may, within fourteen (14) days of the receipt of the notice under subsection (4), appeal to a Court of competent jurisdiction against that decision and the decision of that Court shall be final.
6) I have just received notice that I have been disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving permit. When can I be re-issued one and what requirements are there?
A person is barred from applying to the Licensing Authority to have his permit reissued unless the period of disqualification has expired or is removed under section 88M(8).
Reissuance of a Permit:
To be reissued a permit after the expiration of the period of disqualification, the person disqualified would be required to:
7) Is it possible to be charged with more than one traffic violation at a time and if so, how would Demerit Points be ascribed?
Yes it is possible. Section 88 (L) caters to situations where a driver breaks more than one traffic violation arising out of one incident. In this case the person would have recorded against his driving permit record:
What are your thoughts about these FAQs? Let us know in the comments below.
The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has issued an Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) for sixteen (16) hours, commencing from 8pm on Saturday 27th July until Noon on Sunday 28th July 2019.
According to the Met Office, it is likely for current conditions to deteriorate further, between the hours of 8pm tonight (Saturday) and 12pm tomorrow. However, activity is expected to be periodic. Street/Flash Flooding and Landslips are possible in areas that are usually susceptible, and it is also possible for winds to gust in excess of 50 Km/hr.
See the Adverse Weather Alert (Yellow Level) below from the Met Office and stay tuned for updates.
UPDATE (3pm): The Met Office has issued an Adverse Weather Alert for sixteen (16) hours this weekend as more bad weather is expected for T&T.
UPDATE (1pm): Showers and Thunderstorms are approaching Northern and Eastern Trinidad, as well as Tobago. Street/Flash Flooding is possible.
As periods of showers and Thunderstorms continue to affect southern areas of Trinidad, the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has advised that this activity is expected to gradually spread to other parts of T&T as the day progresses.
See the Weather Forecast below from the Met Office for Saturday 27th July 2019 and stay tuned for updates.
Increasingly cloudy with periods of showers and or rain over broad areas. There is a medium to high chance (40% to 80%) some of these showers could become heavy and or thundery and accompanied by gusty winds. Conditions should continue into night fall. In the vicinity of heavy showers/thunder showers, expect Street/Flash flooding and gusty winds.
President of the Downtown Owners Merchant Association (DOMA), Gregory Aboud, has confirmed the authenticity of a Security Advisory warning its members about on-going gang violence along Piccadilly Street/East Dry River in Port-of-Spain.
The warning is of particular importance for drivers leaving Port-of-Spain on afternoons as that route is a popular shortcut. Part of the letter states that DOMA have received “verifiable reports and information from drivers who have been witness to episodes of gunfire in plain sight with shooters walking around with guns showing.”
Read the full letter issued by DOMA to its members below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
UPDATE 3: According to reports, ‘Sandman’ was caught hiding under a bed when he was killed while his wife was caught hiding in a closet and subsequently killed. One of the Bodyguards has been identified as Nigel ‘Blood’ Octim. The other man has not yet been identified.
UPDATE 2: Police said about eight (8) gunmen entered the property from different locations. Two (2) children who were in the house at the time managed to survive the shootings.
UPDATE: An acquaintance of ‘Sandman’ was shot and injured by Police this morning after a chase ensued. He is suspected to be involved in the quadruple murder and is currently under heavy Police guard at Hospital.
Reputed drug and gun smuggler, Vaughn 'Sandman' Mieres, his wife, Alika ‘Letty’ Dehere and two (2) of his Bodyguards were killed by several gunmen shortly after 4am on Thursday 25th July 2019.
According to Police, high-powered Assault Rifles were used in the well-executed murder spree. Gunmen entered the area where ‘Sandman’ lived on School Trace (near the coastal waters in Las Cuevas) using two (2) vehicles - a Hyundai Tucson and an AD Wagon. After successfully killing their intended targets, the gunmen drove to the nearby coast, burnt both vehicles and promptly escaped via a waiting Pirogue.
Pictured Above: Vaughn ‘Sandman’ Mieres.
Aerial searches and surveillance are being conducted using Helicopters belonging to the Strategic Services Agency. The Coast Guard are also patrolling the waters nearby the scene of the murders.
It is believed that the killings this morning were linked to an incident in June 2019 where there was an unsuccessful attempt on the lives of two (2) of Sandman’s children (ages 6 and 15) - who were luckily only treated for minor injuries at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital. It is believed that ‘Sandman’ received information about the persons involved in the attempted ‘hit’ on his children, including the mastermind behind it, and was in the midst of plotting his bloody revenge on them.
This is a developing story - stay tuned for updates.
Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley, is responding to the Venezuelans who, through their Lawyer, were asking for the opportunity to be registered, even after the two (2) week Amnesty was completed about a month ago.
Speaking at the Sod Turning Ceremony for the Carenage Police Station on Tuesday 23rd July 2019, the Prime Minister remained firm that the Amnesty is over and threatened deportation for any and all unregistered Venezuelans found in T&T.
Watch the News Report below from TTT and let us know your thoughts in the comments. Should unregistered Venezuelans be deported?
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