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KUBLALSINGH DISCREDITS PM’S LETTER

Current Affairs, Environment, News   19. September 2014

STORY BY JESSE RAMDEO Highway Re Route Movement Leader Dr Wayne Kublalsingh is discrediting a letter penned by Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar hours before he began his second hunger strike. Speaking at his camp outside the Office of the Prime Minister in St Clair on day two of his demonstration, Dr Kublalsingh stated that Mrs Persad Bissessar chose the wrong approach. Dr Kublalsingh says


 

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UNBURNT TYRES REMOVED FROM CAURA

Current Affairs, Environment, Featured, Local, News   19. September 2014

Over 300 unburnt tyres were removed by the Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation as part of the cleanup operations in Caura. These tyres were dumped at three locations along Caura Royal Road, by a suspected Trincity businessman. They were lit ablaze almost two weeks later. The businessman is also expected to be billed by the corporation. Members of the Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation were armed with their trucks


 

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TT ENERGY MINISTER NAMED ‘ENERGY EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR’

Business, Current Affairs, International, Local, News, Regional, Technology   19. September 2014

Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine has been named “Energy Executive of the Year” by the world renowned Petroleum Economist Magazine. The Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs also won the magazine’s “Cleaner Energy Initiative” award for its Light Bulb Exchange Programme. Minister Ramnarine collected both awards on September 10th 2014 at a ceremony held in London. The ‘Energy Executive of the Year’ is presented to the


 

MINISTRY OF HEALTH CONFIRMS- IT’S NOT EBOLA

Featured, Health, International, Lifestyle, Local, News, Regional   19. September 2014

Story by Hassan Khan There are no confirmed cases of the Ebola virus in T&T. The Ministry of Health has issued a statement, assuring the public that there are no confirmed or suspected cases of the ebola virus in the country. This follows a scare on Thursday, where a Trinidadian man was thought to be infected with the ebola virus. The man was initially seen


 

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Sugar & Heritage Village & Museum Project To Be Launched

News   16. September 2014

Story by Hassan Khan The Sugar & Heritage Village & Museum project is aimed at raising awareness, interests and educating the public to the sugar industry that helped transform Trinidad and Tobago. The site will be improved to achieve an overall feel of the Brechin castle estate when it was in operation. Minister in the Ministry of Finance and the Economy, Rudranath Indarsingh believes this


 

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Economist – Business Sector in Point Fortin Needs To Step Up

News   16. September 2014

  Story by Jesse Ramdeo Thirty four years after being declared a borough, Point Fortin according to many continues to feel the pinch of under development and neglect. Ironically, the area’s position in the south western part of the island, an area that is known for being richly blessed with oil and natural gas especially with the existence of Atlantic LNG. So why do the


 

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Tyres Set On Fire In Caura

News   16. September 2014

Story by Kristee Kalisingh Caura is known for its lush greenery, wild life, and of course it’s pools. However, sadly that lush greenery has now been replaced in some areas with a thick covering of ashes. This after a fire was set on thousands of tyres which were illegally dumped in the area in mid august this year. According to Chairman of the Tunapuna Regional


 

Judiciary Wants Fair Share Of Budget

Featured, News   16. September 2014

Story by Cindy Raghubar As he gave his address at the opening of the 2014/2015 law term on Tuesday, Chief Justice Ivor Archie highlighted the current judicial financing system as the judiciary’s main area of concern. The judiciary is presently funded in the same manner as any government Ministry or Government department. With estimates being submitted through the ministry of finance for approval, it’s a


 

TOPPIN – LONG TERM MEASURES OF BABY FUND

Current Affairs, Health, Lifestyle, Local, News   16. September 2014

The Baby Care Grant is not just a hand out, it’s a ‘hand up’ that’s meant to put the recipient in a safer financial position at the end of the one year assistance. So says Minister in the Ministry of the People and Social Development, Vernella Alleyne Toppin. She says the idea behind the baby fund extends further than the temporary $500 assistance. In terms


 

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Tyres Set Ablaze In Caura

Current Affairs, Environment, Featured, Health, News   15. September 2014

Thousands of tyres which were dumped in Caura last month could be seen flaming on Monday night. The tyres were left approximately half a mile away from the area hospital in August, but on Monday afternoon the heaps were set on fire around 5pm and by 9pm they were blazing. Fire officers were called out to alleviate the situation; residents came out upset over the


 

MILLION DOLLAR LOSSES IN DRAG MALL FIRE

Business, Current Affairs, Environment, Featured, Local, News   15. September 2014

Store Owners at the popular Drag Mall in Arima are now pleading for assistance as a fire on Monday destroyed millions of dollars in goods. The fire which began at around 10am rapidly spread to other stalls. It is believed to be the result of a welding accident. Apart from the losses incurred by the blaze, the welder was also injured. Fire officers were at


 

TRINMAR EMPLOYEES CRY OUT

Current Affairs, Environment, Local, News   15. September 2014

Employees at Petrotrin’s Trinmar operations in Point Fortin today revealed a number of grievances which they are dealing with. The Trinmar branch President of the OWTU, Ernesto Kesar, says employees are concerned that the company is being mismanaged as its 922 wells are producing less than 40% of oil. He says they are concerned for their jobs saying that because Trinmar is struggling with production,


 

UWI GUILD PRESIDENT ACCUSED OF BUDGET BIAS

Business, Current Affairs, Local, News, Politics   15. September 2014

The President of the Guild of students at the University of the West Indies is now accused of political bias. A Social Activist who is also a consultant with the University’s Principal, Ravi Maharaj says the guild has organised a post budget forum where the majority of speakers are representatives of the opposition People’s National Movement. However, he went on the say that no other


 

ST BARBS MAN KILLED BY POLICE

Current Affairs, Featured, Local, News   11. September 2014

Residents of St Barbs are protesting over the death of a 27-year-old man, who was reportedly shot and killed by police around midnight. Neighbours of Keron Wellington says he was unarmed at the time of the shooting. Wellington, of Second Hamlet Trace, would have celebrated his 28th birthday tomorrow. Neighbours believe they would not get swift justice because of the void left in the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) by


 

RADIO VETERAN HOLLY T HAS DIED

Entertainment, Local, News   11. September 2014

Story by Kristee Kalisingh T&T’s media fraternity continues to mourn the loss of veteran Broadcaster, Holly Thomas, who died at hospital early Wednesday morning. According to information we received, he had been ailing from lung cancer for some time. Holly Thomas or as he was lovingly called ‘Holly T’ lived in the United States for 15 years where he studied broadcasting. He then worked in


 

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