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One Year Anniversary of La Brea Oil Spill

Current Affairs, Environment, Featured, News   17. December 2014

Today marks one year since thousands of barrels of oil leaked into the Gulf of Paria. The Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Petrotrin) experienced a leak during its Pointe-a-Pierre operations in the early hours of December 17th, 2013. Our crew of reporter Cindy Raghubar and cameraman Kevin Maharaj returned to some of the immensely affected areas. The emotions among residents, fishermen and vendors are


 

Passing on Procurement Bill -Giant Step In Transparency & Accountability

Current Affairs, News   17. December 2014

    Acting Political Leader of the Congress of the People Dr Anirudh Mahabir said the passing of the Procurement Bill is a huge step in cementing the important principles of accountability, transparency, integrity and value for money in governing T&T. On Tuesday the senate passed the bill 24 votes to 0, with the PNM abstaining, just as they did in the lower house. This


 

Staff Shortage Crippling Blood Bank At EWMSC

Health, News   17. December 2014

    Operations are not flowing smoothly at the blood bank at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex as they continue to grapple with a skeletal staff. The main reason – poor salaries. On Wednesday morning people were being turned way from as early as 8am because the one nurse on duty was forced to stop taking names. Speaking to Win News Minister of Health


 

All Parties Should Be Concerned

Featured, News   15. December 2014

By Jesse Ramdeo   The findings of a poll conducted by the North American Caribbean Teachers Association which puts the Opposition PNM in the lead ahead of Next Year’s General Election should be used as a guide for all political parties.   This from Political Analyst Dr. Bishnu Ragoonath.   Dr Ragoontah stated that the recent polls indicate the Opposition leading in six marginal seats.


 

Tobago Residents Work to Fight Against Crime

News   15. December 2014

By Bavita Gopaulchan A candle light vigil will take place at Milford Road Esplanade in Scarborough Tobago on Monday evening. Citizens will be joining hands in prayer for the sister isle in light of the escalated crime situation on the island. The most recent was that of an elderly German couple. Birgid and Hubertus Keil,were murdered near their home and their bodies bore marks of


 

Azmon Alexnader To Return To Court Today

Featured, News   15. December 2014

By Bavita Gopaulchan The man accused of kidnapping and killing members of a Brasso Seco family, Azmon Alexander, is expected to return to the Arima Magistrates court this morning. Alexander, along with a 17-year-old from Arima, face a total of 64 charges, including the murders of Felix Martinez, 52; Irma Rampersad, 49; and 18 months old Shania Amoroso. Alexander, who was deemed the country’s most


 

UWI NON ACADEMIC STAFF OFFERED 6%

Business, Current Affairs, International, Latin America, Local, News   11. December 2014

OWTU Branch President representing UWI non academic staff, Steve Layne says the government has offered a 6% increase for workers at the University of the West Indies. Speaking to win news this evening, Layne explained that the recent agitation by the union at the St Augustine campus may have led to the proposed salary increase. He says the union will be reviewing the proposal and


 

Petrotrin And OWTU To Meet Later This Week

News   08. December 2014

    By Indira Dookharan The Oilfield Workers Trade Union will meet with Petrotrin workers later this week to decide on further action on stalled wage negotiations. The OWTU signalled its intention to begin a three month strike starting today; however no strike action has been announced. The state owned company recently revealed that it was not financially able to increase wages. Leader of the


 

National Security Minister Urge Immigrants To Choose Legalization

Featured, News   08. December 2014

Bavita Gopaulchan National Security Minister Gary Griffith is today issuing a warning once again to immigrants in this country. His comments comes on the heels of the deportation of a group of illegal Africans yesterday, where several groups have come out against the move, in particular the Emancipation Support Committee who stated that they were ‘unfairly targeted’. According to the Minister, pursuant to the laws


 

Construction Of The Sangre Grande Enhanced Health Centre

Featured, News   08. December 2014

  Bavita Gopaulchan Construction of the Sangre Grande Enhanced Health Centre began today. The new facility is expected to provide a full range of primary health care services with general practice clinics with extended operating hours. According to the Ministry of Health, Sangre Grande enhanced health centre is one of many proposed projects which aims at providing healthcare services for a number of persons more


 

International Day For Abolition Of Slavery

International, News   02. December 2014

By Indira Dookharan Governments, civil society and the private sector must unite to eradicate all contemporary forms of slavery, including forced labour. The call is being made by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, on the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. December 2nd was designated by the United Nations in 1949 to eradicating modern forms of slavery, such as


 

‘World Aids Day’ December 1st – Working To Remove The Stigma Of HIV/Aids

Health, News   02. December 2014

By Kristee Kaisingh World Aids Day is one of the more recognized days internationally. On this day the world pauses to bring awareness to the struggles of those impacted by HIV/Aids. The theme for 2014 is According to the World Health Organization, some 35 million people are living with HIV/aids…of this number, 3.2 million are children. Since the first cases of HIV/aids were reported in


 

Demolition Of Greyfriars Church To Be Halted

News   02. December 2014

By Kristee Kalisingh Alfred Galy, the businessman who bought the historic Greyfriars church, has agreed to halt demolition works on the structure. This, following an intervention from minister of national diversity and social integration Rodger Samuel. Galy met with Samuel at the site and said he would “hold his hand” on the demolition works to facilitate talks about what is to be done with the


 

Azmon Alexander Sent To St. Ann’S

Featured, News   02. December 2014

Azmon Alexander, the man who was once described as the country’s most wanted has been sent for a fourteen day psychiatric evaluation at the St. Ann’s hospital. This after he told officers that he heard voices in his head and had hallucinations. A total of 37 charges were read out to Alexander when he appeared before Arima first court magistrate Indrani Cedeno. Among the charges


 

Ferguson Murder Trial – Matter Far From Over For Darren Wilson

International, News   26. November 2014

By Hassan Khan Although American Police officer Darren Wilson was not indicted for the murder of 18 year old Michael Brown, his case may be far from over. This from Ruffina Anklesaria, a Trinidadian peace activist in the United States of America. Speaking to win Caribbean on Wednesday, Anklesaria says the matter could go to civil suits. There have been mass riots since the verdict


 

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