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THA passes motion to phase out Styrofoam usage

THA passes motion to phase out Styrofoam usage

The use of Styrofoam materials will soon be a thing of the past in Tobago. This as the THA recently passed a motion to phase out its usage. Instead, it says a committee will be convened to source environmentally-friendly alternatives for food packaging. The motion was brought by Secretary of Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment Kwesi Des Vignes, who said waste management and the preservation […]

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March 28th, 2017

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Action plan to fight climate change impact on T&T’s coastal and marine ecosystems

Action plan to fight climate change impact on T&T’s coastal and marine ecosystems

The Planning Ministry says an action plan has been developed to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change on T&T’s coastal and marine ecosystems. It follows the approval of the first State of the Marine Environment report, which provides a scientifically-based assessment of the condition of this country’s coastal and marine ecosystems, habitats and species. The report also shows how these have been affected by […]

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March 28th, 2017

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Consultant worried about future of Charlotteville vendors

Consultant worried about future of Charlotteville vendors

Persons may not be able to afford a vending space in the new mall being built in Charlotteville. That’s the view of Mr David Walker, a consultant to the Charlotteville Beachfront Movement, a group of five individuals. They raised concerns about the impact of this $20m development on the environment and accused the THA of unlawfully evicting shopkeepers and failing to comply with planning regulations. Speaking […]

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March 28th, 2017

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Corruption

Corruption

Not only does it appear that more and more people in Trinidad and Tobago are being personally stricken with the cell disease of cancer, no matter the organ or part of the body…..but there’s now seemingly no doubt that the country itself, the nation state…..is riddled with the cancer of corruption. Yes……….., corruption has reached epic and epidemic proportions, the dreaded cancer eating away at […]

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March 28th, 2017

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Mistakes On The Spiritual Path

Mistakes On The Spiritual Path

Mistakes On The Spiritual Path – Don’t Make The Same Yes, I know, there are no mistakes on the spiritual journey. There can’t be, if you think about it. The spiritual journey is, to a certain extent, a process of learning. And don’t we almost always learn best from what we often see as our mistakes? But then, if we learn from them, if we […]

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March 28th, 2017

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TTUTA threatens to march through streets of Port-of-Spain

TTUTA threatens to march through streets of Port-of-Spain

TTUTA is threatening to march through the streets of Port of Spain. Today scores of TTUTA and JTUM members held a picket protest outside the Education Ministry’s Head Office in the capital, demanding answers regarding the Ste Madeline Secondary School. The demonstration came after three weeks of no word from Minister Anthony Garcia on issues concerning teachers at the school. TTUTA President Lynsley Doodhai says […]

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March 27th, 2017

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Marabella police arrest five in ‘drug block’ area

Marabella police arrest five in ‘drug block’ area

Marabella police have arrested five people, following an exercise that targeted what they say are drug blocks in the area. It was carried out between 3pm and 8pm on Friday. According to the TTPS, the four persons arrested for possession of marijuana and one for using obscene language and resisting arrest. A total of 17.4 grams of marijuana was also seized. Earlier in the day, […]

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March 27th, 2017

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The late Dr Angelo Bissessarsingh shortlisted for 2017 OCM Bocas Prize

The late Dr Angelo Bissessarsingh shortlisted for 2017 OCM Bocas Prize

The late Dr Angelo Bissessarsingh has been shortlisted for the 2017 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. Dr Bissessarsingh’s book “Virtual Glimpses into the Past/A Walk Back in Time: Snapshots of the History of Trinidad and Tobago” was chosen along with “Augustown” by Jamaican novelist Kei Miller and “Cannibal”, by Jamaican poet Safiya Sinclair. The prize of 10,000 US dollars will be presented on April […]

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March 27th, 2017

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Opposition MPs to host consultation on impending close of Beetham Landfill

Opposition MPs to host consultation on impending close of Beetham Landfill

Two Opposition MPs intend to host a consultation tomorrow on the impending close of the Beetham Landfill. It comes on the heels of a recent announcement by Government that the landfill will be closed on a phased basis. The Forres Park Landfill meanwhile will become the major area for dumping. Tabaquite MP Dr Suruj Rambachan reminded that the Springvale Hindu School was closed on several […]

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March 27th, 2017

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Ma Pau stands by its staff after fire

Ma Pau stands by its staff after fire

The cause of the fire at the Ma Pau Private Members Club in Woodbrook that occurred yesterday has not yet been determined. That’s according to Sherry Persad, Chairman of the Board of Directors, who said the Company is still awaiting the final report from the Fire Service. The report will also indicate the exact extent of the fire. Ms. Persad assured though, that arrangements will […]

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March 27th, 2017

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