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Does our shabby landscape reflect our social fabric?

Does our shabby landscape reflect our social fabric?

Last Saturday, a newspaper columnist described the Queens Park Savannah as the number one national park in Trinidad and Tobago. And in spite of its beautiful, blooming pink and yellow pour trees, he also described the Savannah as a first class slum…….a national disgrace! Sadly today, we agree wholeheartedly. Apart from the dilapidated state of disrepair and neglect of the Magnificent Seven historic mansions, and […]

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April 26th, 2017

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UWI Economist: S&P report not good for T&T

UWI Economist: S&P report not good for T&T

The recent Standard and Poor’s Report shows that all is not well in the local economy. On April 21st, the agency downgraded this country’s long term credit rating from “A-” to “BBB+”, revised its economic outlook from “negative” to “stable”, and affirmed our “A-2” short term credit rating. According to UWI economist Dr Vaalmiki Arjoon, while the last two ratings appear positive, the one that […]

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April 25th, 2017

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Minister defends WASA amid public scrutiny

Minister defends WASA amid public scrutiny

Public Utilities Minister Fitzgerald Hinds has come to WASA’s defence as public criticism over its water distribution intensifies. Yesterday, residents of Penal Rock Road and Todd’s Road staged demonstrations, complaining about dry taps over the past two weeks. Today, the matter came up as an urgent question in the Senate, and the Minister responded by outlining plans for increased water production. AUDIO: Hinds Increase According […]

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April 25th, 2017

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Minister: Measures in place after Petrotrin leak

Minister: Measures in place after Petrotrin leak

Energy Minister Franklyn Khan says measures are in place to ensure the latest Petrotrin leak does not negatively impact the environment. On Sunday afternoon, a fuel tank at the company’s bond in Pointe-a-Pierre sprung a leak at its base. The tank contained 123,850 barrels of fuel oil. Minister Khan told the Senate today that while most of the spill was contained in refinery area, some […]

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April 25th, 2017

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Sittings at Sangre Grande Magistrate’s Court resume tomorrow

Sittings at Sangre Grande Magistrate’s Court resume tomorrow

Court sittings are set to resume at the Sangre Grande Magistrate’s Court tomorrow. The Judiciary stated that cleaning and sanitation works were necessary, following the collection of dust and debris after the demolition of a nearby building. The demolition works were done over the weekend, and cleaning of the court done thereafter. The Judiciary said the situation was beyond its control.

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April 25th, 2017

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Ford Mustang best-selling Sports Car on the planet for 2016

Ford Mustang best-selling Sports Car on the planet for 2016

Ford Mustang has been the best-selling sports car in the United States over the last 50 years, and now, thanks to growth in international markets, the iconic pony car is the most popular sports car in the world, according to Ford analysis of IHS Markit new vehicle registration data in the sports car segment. Mustang expanded its sales lead in 2016 as the world’s best-selling […]

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April 25th, 2017

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MP Padarath: Is the Brian Lara stadium safe?

MP Padarath: Is the Brian Lara stadium safe?

Is the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba safe for use? Princes Town MP Barry Padarath is calling on the Government to state whether the recently refurbished facility has met international safety standards. He noted that under the PP Government, a comprehensive assessment of the facility was undertaken in which significant structural, drainage and design flaws were reportedly identified. The MP also wants to know whether […]

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April 25th, 2017

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Pointe-a-Pierre MP wants investigation into latest oil spill

Pointe-a-Pierre MP wants investigation into latest oil spill

Pointe-a-Pierre MP David Lee wants Petrotrin to reach out to residents and fisherfolk affected by its latest oil spill. The company said it amounted to over 300 barrels spilling into the sea. Dr. Lee has questioned whether Petrotrin has offered any medical outreach to the surrounding communities, to ascertain the level of risk posed to residents. He said it can affect those living in the […]

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April 25th, 2017

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T&T Chamber wants clarity on Property Tax

T&T Chamber wants clarity on Property Tax

Another group has voiced their belief that there is a need for more clarification about the Property Tax. The T&T Chamber of Industry and Commerce believes the average homeowner is uncertain when it comes to the precise calculation of the Annual Rental Value for their properties. It says that government has given no clear indication regarding how this will be done. The Chamber is now […]

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April 25th, 2017

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24 year old woman charged for counterfeit money

24 year old woman charged for counterfeit money

A Rio Claro woman has been charged for the possession of counterfeit currency. Last Friday, an Inter-Agency Task Force Strike Team went to a house located at Mora Boulevard East, Mora Heights to evict and illegal tenant. At the house, police discovered 13 fake $100 bills, one bogus $20 bill and 9 grams of marijuana. The 24 year old woman who was occupying the house […]

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April 25th, 2017

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