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OWTU: PETROTRIN ENDANGERING LIVES

Business, Current Affairs, Environment, Health, Local, News   22. October 2014

THE OIL FIELD WORKERS TRADE UNION LED BY PRESIDENT GENERAL ANCEL ROGET IS ALLEGING THAT STATE OWNED OIL COMPANY PETROTRIN IS ENDANGERING THE LIVES OF ITS EMPLOYEES AS WELL AS CITIZENS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THIS AS THEY CLAIM THE COMPANY HAS UP TILL NOW REFUSED TO COOPERATE WITH THEM AND DEVELOP MEASURES AND PROTOCOLS PERTAINING TO THE DOCKING OF THE OVERSEAS YELLOW STONE, A VESSEL


 

CIVIL SOCIETY HOLDS 2ND VIGIL

Current Affairs, Environment, Local, News, Politics   22. October 2014

LATER TODAY  THE CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS WILL  HOST A SECOND CANDLELIGHT VIGIL IN SUPPORT OF THE HIGHWAY RE ROUTE STANCE. THEY SAY THE DEBE TO MON DESIR SECTION OF THE HIGHWAY NEEDS TO BE REEVALUATED BASED ON THE ARMSTRONG COMMITTEE REPORT. IT FURTHER SAID THAT THE MEETING BETWEEN CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE MINISTER OF WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE AND OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS DID NOT RESULT IN


 

GOLCONDA INTERCHANGE OPENS

Business, Current Affairs, Environment, Featured, Local, News, Technology   22. October 2014

IT IS BEING DESCRIBED AS THE GATEWAY TO THE SOUTH WESTERN PENINSULA; THE GOLCONDA INTERCHANGE FINALLY OPENS TO THE TRAVELING PUBLIC. SPEAKING AT THE COMMISSIONING CEREMONY A SHORT WHILE AGO PRESIDENT OF NIDCO CARSON CHARLES SAID THIS PHASE OF THE COUNTRY’S DEVELOPMENT WILL OPEN NEW DOORS FOR THE COUNTRY. HE SAID WHEN THE TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERS DID THEIR ANALYSIS OF ACCESSIBILITY TO VARIOUS PARTS OF THE


 

NFM PRODUCTS DISCOUNTS START TODAY

Business, Current Affairs, Lifestyle, Local, News   21. October 2014

It’s going to be a busy day at the nation’s supermarkets as the government’s Divali gift to the nation of discounted rice, flour and oil begins today. From today until Thursday 23rd October, citizens will enjoy a price reduction on a variety of NFM products. They include: Ibis® brand all purpose flour (2kg and 10kg) Hibiscus® brand all purpose flour (2kg and 10kg) Lotus® brand


 

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INDIA SUSPENDS ALL TOURS WITH WI

Featured, International, News, Regional, Sports   21. October 2014

India has suspended all future tours to the Caribbean following the West Indies’ decision to withdraw from their visit to India last week. The West Indies left India after Friday’s fourth one-day match because of a pay dispute between board and players. India was scheduled to tour the Caribbean in February and March 2016. However, a statement from the Board of Control for Cricket in


 

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CARNIVAL STILL IN THE CARDS

Business, Current Affairs, Featured, Health, International, Local, News   21. October 2014

STORY BY JESSE RAMDEO Carnival 2015 seems to still be in the cards for this country as Minister of Health Dr. Fuad Khan maintains that only after further consultation and a close monitoring of the Ebola virus would a decision be made. He made the statement on Monday, during a forum entitled; carnival 2015 and Ebola which was held at the University of the West


 

THREE STEP EBOLA PLAN

Current Affairs, Environment, Featured, Health, International, Lifestyle, Local, News, Regional   21. October 2014

  The Vice Chief of the Defence staff Brigadier Anthony Phillip Spencer has outlined a three step plan aimed at tackling the Ebola virus. During the first meeting of the Ebola Prevention, Information and Response team at the National Operation Center on Monday, Brigadier Spencer stated that a robust screening process is being developed as well as extensive surveillance of our borders and communities. However, the primary


 

HRM –MEDIATION IS THE ONLY WAY FORWARD

Current Affairs, Local, News, Politics   20. October 2014

Members of the Highway reroute movement are today urging the government to mediate the matter of the Debe to Mon Desir leg of the Point Fortin Highway.  The HRM said since the start of the hunger strike of Dr Wayne Kublalsingh, Government has chosen mudslinging over mediation. However the group cited mediation as the only way to resolve the issue which it said has torn


 

RAVI MAHARAJ QUITS HUNGER STRIKE

Current Affairs, Environment, Health, Local, News, Politics   20. October 2014

Just five days after starting a hunger strike, Social Activist Ravi Balgobin Maharaj has decided to quit. Last Wednesday Maharaj began a counter hunger strike in favour of the Debe to Mon Desir leg of the Point Fortin Highway On Sunday morning he collapsed and was rushed to the Port of Spain General Hospital. During a telephone interview with Maharaj early on Monday, he said


 

ROWLEY-GOV’T BEING SUSPICIOUS ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS

Current Affairs, Featured, Local, News, Politics   20. October 2014

Opposition leader, Dr. Keith Rowley is today questioning the Government’s delay in releasing the list of scholarship winners. He says this delay raises concerns about the transparency of the process involved in allocating scholarships.  “It is to be noted that the Government has announced a significant increase in the number of scholarships without clarifying the basis on which the new scholarships have been determined. Equally


 

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Is The Media Being Bias?

News   16. October 2014

    As members of the population continue to monitor the actions of Dr Wayne Kublalsingh and members of the highway re route movement, Attorney General Anand Ramlogan is questioning whether their thoughts are being influenced by disproportionate media coverage.   Speaking on Wednesday evening at the Divali Nagar, the AG stated that despite the unbalanced reporting, he is confident that the majority of the


 

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NOC – It’s A Rumor

News   16. October 2014

  The National Operations Centre has dispelled reports that a boat carrying West Africans were spotted in our waters. There were numerous media reports indicating that a boat was seen in the Chaguaramas area; raising the concern of a possible Ebola threat. However when Eyewitness News contacted the Director of the National Operations Centre Commander Garvin Heerah he confirmed that after numerous and thorough checks,


 

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T&T Bans Travellers From Ebola Stricken Countries

Featured, Health, News   16. October 2014

  With immediate effect the Government of Trinidad and Tobago has banned travellers from Ebola stricken countries. Minister of Health – Dr. Fuad Khan- made the announcement while speaking at Thursday’s Post Cabinet news conference.. He added that the various airlines will be notified about these policies. An Ebola prevention and response team will also be set up to man all entry points into the


 

AG RESPECTS JAMAICA’S DECISION ON ABU BAKR

Current Affairs, Featured, International, Local, News, Regional   16. October 2014

If Jamaican authorities believed that allowing Yasin Abu Bakr into their country posed a threat to their national security, then we must respect their wishes. This is the view of Attorney General Anand Ramlogan in response to the news that the leader of the Jamaat al Muslimeen was denied entry into that country. He gave an immediate response while at the Divali Nagar on Wednesday.


 

EL SALVADOR & TT CONCLUDE PARTIAL SCOPE AGREEMENT

Business, Current Affairs, Latin America, Local, News, Regional   15. October 2014

El Salvador and Trinidad and Tobago has successfully concluded the Partial Scope Trade Agreement (PSTA) that will strengthen the trade and cooperation ties between both parties. The legal instrument includes Market Access, Rules of Origin, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, Technical Barriers to Trade, Trade Remedies and Dispute Settlement Disciplines. The PSTA opens the doors to increase trade, which currently ranges around 60 million US dollars


 

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