EMA investigates ammonia leak at Point Lisas

Current Affairs, Environment, News   31. July 2014

An ammonia gas leak is currently being investigated by the Environmental Management Authority at Point Lisas. Through a document yesterday (Wednesday 31st July, 2014) the EMA indicated that they have already deployed a team to investigate it. No further details were included in the press


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EMA confirms 17,844 barrels of oil leaked by Petrotrin

Current Affairs, Environment, Featured, News   31. July 2014

  The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) has confirmed that 17, 844 barrels of oil were spilled when Petrotrin’s MP 6 tank ruptured, at the company’s Pointe-a-Pierre Refinery on Tuesday. That’s more than two and a half times the oil leaked when Petrotrin lost a massive


Chikungunya Cases On The Increase

Health, International, News   30. July 2014

With several reports of the virus already in T&T, Chikungunya cases are climbing in the Americas. The latest update by the World Health Organisation shows that the virus has been suspected in a total of 474,880 persons. The Dominican Republic accounts for most of the


Oil Leak Detected in Point-a-Pierre Refinery

Environment, News   30. July 2014

  Another oil leak has been reported by Petrotrin. This time on Tank MP 6 in the North Area of the Point a Pierre refinery. The leak which occurred around 12:45 pm on Tuesday, caused the contents of the refinery including oil to be released.


Murder # 253

News   30. July 2014

The country has recorded it’s 253rd murder for the year last night in the Diego Martin area. The victim has been identified as 26 year old Nicholas Selby who lived at La Puerta. Reports stated that around 10:30 pm residents heard several loud explosions. On



3 Dead in Vehicular Accident

Featured, News   29. July 2014

Three persons have died following a vehicular accident along the south bound lane of the Uriah Butler highway. Mahadeo Ramcharan, 47, of  Ramsabad Trace, Penal died along with a female passenger and a ten year old boy. According to the Public Information Officer of the


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Eid Al-Fitr Celebrations Around the World

Featured, International, News   29. July 2014

Eid al-Fitr celebrations around the world – in pictures The three-day festival of Eid-al-Fitr marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Muslims start the day with prayer and then spend time with family, pay respects to the dead, offer gifts and often


Tertiary Education Collaboration with Japan

News   28. July 2014

  Even as her husband holds bilateral talks with Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister, Akie Abe – wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is promising to enhance the quality of education in both T&T and Japan. “In the future, there will be a corporation



PM Kamla Persad Bissessar Terminates LifeSport Programme

Current Affairs, Featured, News   25. July 2014

  Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar has announced her decision to terminate the LifeSport Programme. Attorney General Anand Ramlogan has been instructed to hand over the report to the Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard and the Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams for investigations.


Investigation launched: Inmates allege physical abuse at IDC

Current Affairs, News, Uncategorized   25. July 2014

The Minister of National Security, Gary Griffith, has launched an investigation into the alleged abuse of inmates at the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) in Aripo. His action follows accusations by inmates, of being physically abused at the hands of officers managing the centre. The National


Public consultations on uses and effects of Marijuana

Current Affairs   25. July 2014

A Public Consultation on the uses and effects of Marijuana is scheduled to take place in the Borough of Chaguanas. To be hosted by the Ministry of National Security’s National Drug Council, the consultation will supplement a Research Study on Marijuana, to gauge the public’s


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21 Muslim detainees freed

Current Affairs, Featured   25. July 2014

The twenty one Muslims that were detained after a police raid on a Carapo mosque on Tuesday have all been released. This was confirmed by Fuad Abu Bakr who stated that between yesterday night and this morning the Muslims were freed. He also added that


Ex Caroni Workers Urged

News   24. July 2014

Ex Caroni Workers Urged -Vote Wisely Former Caroni workers are being urged to start casting their votes wisely. President of the All Trinidad General Workers Union, Nirvan Maharaj says if this government does not meet the needs of these former sugarcane workers, the workers will


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Griffith – Bakr’s Statements Not A Threat

Current Affairs, Featured   24. July 2014

Griffith – Bakr’s Statements Not A Threat Yasin Abu Bakr’s response was more of an emotional reaction than a threat to national security. This is the view of National Security Minister, Gary Griffith. In response to a raid at the Carapo Mosque on Tuesday night,


Bakr – Act of Provocation

Current Affairs, Featured   23. July 2014

Jammat Al Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu Bakr is today livid over armed forces detaining Muslims at the Carapo mosque on Tuesday night. He says it was an act of provocation especially during the Holy Month of Ramadan. What began as a seemingly routine exercise by


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