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UNC – Fixin’ T&T Peddling Misinformation

News   29. October 2014

  UNC – Fixin’ T&T Peddling Misinformation By Kristee Kalisingh The United National Congress says the statement made by head of Fixin’ T&T Kirk Waithe that the People’s Partnership Government does not plan to hold an election in 2015 is an example of fear mongering and irresponsible chatter. Speaking during a televised morning show today Waithe said that the government interfered with the electoral process


 

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ESC – End Discrimination Against Detained Africans

News   29. October 2014

  ESC – End Discrimination Against Detained Africans By Kristee Kalisingh The Emancipation Support Committee is disturbed by reports that 22 undocumented migrants from Africa who are currently detained at the immigration detention centre will be deported on a specially chartered jet “within the next few days.” Chairman of the committee Khafra Kambon says the Minister of National Security Gary Griffith’s announcement that the African


 

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Remembering Brother Michael

News   28. October 2014

  Remembering Brother Michael By Kristee Kalisingh A Guiding Light In His Life. That’s how President Anthony Carmona praised the legacy of former principal of Presentation College brother Michael Samuel to which he was a past student. Brother Michael passed away from cancer on Sunday evening. He wasn’t the only one with that view as Opposition Senator Faris Al Fawi said his legacy, moulded students


 

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Ato Boldon To Take legal Action Against Australian Newspaper

Featured, News   28. October 2014

  Ato Boldon To Take legal Action Against Australian Newspaper By Kristee Kalisingh Ato Boldon said he will be pursuing all legal action possible for what he said was a “malicious misrepresentation of the details” surrounding his presence in Australia in 2010. Reports surfaced that the former T&T Olympic bronze medalist was in an extra marital affair with former athlete and Australian senator Nova Peris,


 

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‘Aunty Hazel’ – Hard Shoes To Fill

News   28. October 2014

  Before Digicel Rising Star and B Mobile Trinbago Kids Got Talent, there were twelve and under and teen talent hosted by the legendary Hazel Ward-Redman. Today the country mourns the passing of this national icon who died on Monday morning after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 79 years old. Known for her effusive love of children and the arts one of


 

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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