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Health Minister – Venezuelan national discharged himself from hospital

Health Minister – Venezuelan national discharged himself from hospital

A Venezuelan national who died after collapsing at the Piarco International Airport, discharged himself from hospital against medical advice. Questions were raised in Parliament today following a newspaper article which claimed that the 19 year old was denied treatment. Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh took issue with the contents of the report. Audio: Deyalsingh Venezuelan National 26 05 17 Mr. Deyalsingh insisted that the man was given […]

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May 26th, 2017

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Imbert – EMA doing all it can to tackle marine pollution

Imbert – EMA doing all it can to tackle marine pollution

The EMA says it is doing all it can to tackle pollution in the waters off the North and North Western coasts of Trinidad. A recent report by the Institute of Marine Affairs stated that the bodies of water in these areas have significant levels of pollutants, including faecal matter. Speaking today, Acting Planning Minister Colm Imbert noted that the EMA is prepared to deal […]

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May 26th, 2017

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TTUTA calls for return of monthly meetings with Education Ministry

TTUTA calls for return of monthly meetings with Education Ministry

TTUTA says a total shutdown of schools is possible if the Education Ministry does not address a number of issues. Its main grievance: the union has not been able to hold discussions with the Education Ministry for the past three months. Meetings are normally held every month, so the union can provide updates to the Ministry on various issues. TTUTA’s Industrial Relation Officer Justin De […]

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May 26th, 2017

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5 guns, over 140 rounds of ammunition seized in San Fernando

5 guns, over 140 rounds of ammunition seized in San Fernando

Four men and a woman have been arrested in connection with the seizure of five guns and a quantity of ammunition in San Fernando. Between 6pm yesterday and 2am today, police searched several houses and known drug blocks in the area. While executing warrants along Mt. Moriah Road, officers seized a Beretta pistol; a Taurus PT 845 pistol; a Glock 19 pistol; a Herstal Belgium […]

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May 26th, 2017

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Homemade shotguns found in Claxton Bay mangroves

Homemade shotguns found in Claxton Bay mangroves

Two homemade shotguns have been found hidden in a mangrove swamp in Claxton Bay. Between 4:30pm yesterday and 1am today, officers of the Southern Division Task Force executed several search warrants at various known drug blocks. During this time, they received information about the weapons and subsequently discovered the firearms in the mangrove near Trinidad Cement Limited. No one was arrested in connection with the […]

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May 26th, 2017

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PM says new ferries, cargo vessel soon, hints at human interference in ferry problems

PM says new ferries, cargo vessel soon, hints at human interference in ferry problems

Government will not hesitate to intervene with the issues at the Port. This was stated by the Prime Minister, who outlined the plan regarding the interisland sea bridge. There is currently no dedicated cargo vessel. Dr Rowley says the Cabinet is on top of ordering a new vessel. As for the fast ferries, he says while new ones will be ordered, a contingency plan is […]

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May 26th, 2017

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The History of Tunapuna

The History of Tunapuna

Tunapuna is one of the largest towns on the east-west corridor. It is one of the oldest-known settlements following the Cedula of Population by the Spanish King in 1783. Tunapuna, according to the Michael Anthony book Towns and Villages in Trinidad and Tobago, was the name the Amerindians of the region gave to their little village on the banks of a rivulet running between the […]

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May 26th, 2017

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Horsford off to England training camp ahead of Commonwealth Youth Championship

Horsford off to England training camp ahead of Commonwealth Youth Championship

T&T’s 17 year old Javelin thrower, Tyriq Horsford, has been invited to a training camp by England’s Loughborough University Horsford is a three-time CARIFTA Gold Medalist and record holder in the boys U-18 Javelin throw. The camp, which is carded for May 28th to 29th, will be used to track his progress as he prepares for the Commonwealth Youth Championships in July in the Bahamas. […]

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May 26th, 2017

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Emrit, Khan and Deyal among Ultimate All-Rounder contestants

Emrit, Khan and Deyal among Ultimate All-Rounder contestants

Rayad Emrit, Imran Khan and Mark Deyal are among the cricketers who have signed up for the 2017 Ultimate All-Rounder Cricket Challenge Tournament. The day/night affair starts at 4pm and is carded to end at 10pm at the Cyd Gray Stadium in Roxborough on June 3rd. Cricketers from the clubs in Tobago will fill the roles of fieldsmen and runners. The final line-up of players […]

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May 26th, 2017

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Elderly woman found with throat slit at Chaguanas home

Elderly woman found with throat slit at Chaguanas home

Investigations are continuing into the death of a 65 year old pharmacist who was found at her Chaguanas home today. Reports say police responded to a disturbance at a house along Ring Road, Lange Park, around 3am. Upon arrival, they found the body of Raziah Sieuchan with multiple stab wounds and her throat slit. The house was ransacked and initial reports suggest the motive was […]

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May 26th, 2017

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