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Belmont Boys’ Secondary RC to be renamed

Belmont Boys’ Secondary RC to be renamed

Belmont Boys’ Secondary RC School will be officially renamed come September. According to the Catholic Education Board, the institution will become the St Francis Boys’ College. The name change is intended to reflect the school’s connection to the Belmont Parish and the ...

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August 18th, 2017

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CSEC sees Grade 1 increase

CSEC sees Grade 1 increase

There was an increase in the number of Grade 1s in this year’s CSEC exam. The Education Ministry has done a preliminary assessment of the results for the exam written by Form 5 students. Chief Education Officer Harrilal Seecharan explains the findings. AUDIO: Seecharan CSEC ...

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August 18th, 2017

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EFCL: Measures to deal with shoddy school repairs in place

EFCL: Measures to deal with shoddy school repairs in place

Personnel are on the ground to make sure there are no shoddy repairs at the nation’s schools. This assurance comes from Acting General Manager of the EFCL Denis Cox, as work continues on 144 schools during the vacation period. Mr. Cox says they have the required manpower to ...

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August 18th, 2017

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Garcia: Low income students will not suffer because of GATE changes

Garcia: Low income students will not suffer because of GATE changes

Underprivileged students will not suffer as a result of changes to GATE. This the position of Education Minister Anthony Garcia, as he responds to claims about the introduction of means testing for the program. According to him, a study showed that the largest group of ...

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August 18th, 2017

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Health Ministry: No red eye outbreak in T&T yet

Health Ministry: No red eye outbreak in T&T yet

T&T is not experiencing an outbreak of red eye at this time. This is the assurance from the Health Ministry, based on data from the Pan American Health Organization. It says 13 countries in the Americas have reported increases in cases of red eye, also known as ...

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August 18th, 2017

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Celebration planned as the Savannah turns 200

Celebration planned as the Savannah turns 200

Did you know the Queens Park Savannah is turning 200 years old tomorrow? As part of the birthday celebration, new trees will be planted on the site from 7am. The Agriculture Minister is scheduled to join Citizens for Conservation for this exercise. If you’re interested in ...

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August 18th, 2017

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T&T yet to ratify Paris Agreement on climate change

T&T yet to ratify Paris Agreement on climate change

T&T is one of 37 countries yet to ratify the Paris Agreement, a global deal to combat climate change. The agreement allows for each country to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions and to contribute otherwise, to help mitigate global warming. T&T was among 197 ...

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August 18th, 2017

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NCRHA to host annual Breastfeeding walk-a-thon tomorrow

NCRHA to host annual Breastfeeding walk-a-thon tomorrow

The North Central Regional Health Authority will host their annual Breastfeeding walk-a-thon tomorrow. The 5K walk will start at the Massy Stores car park located at Macoya Junction in Tunapuna at 6:30am. Persons can register at the Mt Hope Women’s Hospital Administration ...

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August 18th, 2017

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T&T cocoa among world’s best

Trinidad and Tobago has earned top honors yet again at the Salon du Chocolat, an annual showcase of the industry’s leading chocolatiers and chocolate makers. According to the Agriculture Ministry, two of the five samples submitted from T&T have been selected among the ...

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August 18th, 2017

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Labour Minister: Retrenchment figures may be higher

Labour Minister: Retrenchment figures may be higher

The number of persons retrenched since September 2015 could be over 5000. Labour Minister Jennifer Baptiste-Primus last week revealed that 4574 persons were retrenched since that period. However, speaking on CNC3 this morning, she says the figure could be significantly more,

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