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Minister & AG meet with UN reps to clear the air on repatriation of 82 Venezuelans

Minister & AG meet with UN reps to clear the air on repatriation of 82 Venezuelans

National Security Minister Edmund Dillon and Attorney General Faris Al Rawi met today with UN representatives to correct what they say is “misinformation” regarding the repatriation of 82 Venezuelan nationals on April 21st. The Government insists the exercise was voluntary, ...

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April 24th, 2018

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Education Minister praises youth on approach to mental health

Education Minister praises youth on approach to mental health

The Education Minister has praised youths for attempting to break the stigma attached to mental health. Speaking at the National Youth Productivity Forum this morning, Mr Anthony Garcia noted the importance of raising awareness on the issue, since many youths suffer from ...

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April 24th, 2018

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COP appoints new General Secretary

COP appoints new General Secretary

Attorney Odai Ramischand has been appointed General Secretary for the Congress of the People. The appointment came as the newly appointed National Executive met on Monday. This NATEX believes Mr. Ramischand brings with him, the necessary experience and legal background ...

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April 24th, 2018

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Massy Stores to charge 50¢ for plastic bags from July 4th

Massy Stores to charge 50¢ for plastic bags from July 4th

From July 4th, Massy Stores will be charging 50 cents for each plastic shopping bag. The company posted on advertisement in a local newspaper saying that it produces millions of plastic bags annually, which takes years to decompose. It is now urging customers to walk with ...

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April 24th, 2018

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Water disruption in North-East Trinidad on Thursday

Water disruption in North-East Trinidad on Thursday

Parts of North-East Trinidad will see an interruption in their water supply on Thursday between 8am and 4pm, due to electrical maintenance work at the North Oropouche Water Treatment Plant. According to WASA, areas to be affected include: Sangre Grande, Vega De Oropouche, ...

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April 24th, 2018

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Former NCC Chairman appointed as NCC CEO

Former NCC Chairman appointed as NCC CEO

Former National Carnival Commission Chairman Colin Lucas, has been made Acting Interim CEO of the organization. According to a release from the NCC, the appointment was decided upon at a meeting of the NCC Board today. Mr Lucas will serve in the role from May 1st to July ...

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April 24th, 2018

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Finance Ministry on Property Tax – exemptions for elderly people who are unable to pay

Finance Ministry on Property Tax – exemptions for elderly people who are unable to pay

The Finance Ministry is dismissed what it says is a misconception created by a newspaper article which claimed that “pensioners must pay property tax too”. It says the tax is applied on all property, except for those listed as exempt for example those owned and occupied by ...

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April 24th, 2018

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Ministry: Trees being cut affected by citrus greening

Ministry: Trees being cut affected by citrus greening

Trees being cut down from the St Augustine Nursery are affected by citrus greening, for which the Agriculture Ministry says there is no cure. On Monday, former Minister Devant Maharaj raised concerns about the continued removal of trees, despite consultations on the ...

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April 24th, 2018

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Trini and nine Venezuelans arrested in Siparia

Trini and nine Venezuelans arrested in Siparia

Nine Venezuelan nationals and a Trinidadian man have been arrested after police intercepted a group of cars in Siparia. All ten were held over the weekend along the SS Erin Road – the nine Venezuelans were in T&T illegally and Jairam Beeram of Arima was arrested for ...

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April 24th, 2018

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JSC looks at Anti-Terrorism Bill – Muslim Leaders concerned, AG gives assurances

JSC looks at Anti-Terrorism Bill – Muslim Leaders concerned, AG gives assurances

The Anti-Gang Bill was placed under a microscope today, as stakeholders came together before a Joint Select Committee to give their views about the proposed provisions. Among those voicing concerns was Imam Sheraz Ali, who believes the designation of restricted areas may ...

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April 23rd, 2018

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