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No wage freeze, but Gov’t will offer unions 0% to start 2017-2020 negotiations

No wage freeze, but Gov’t will offer unions 0% to start 2017-2020 negotiations

Government will begin negotiating with public sector worker unions by offering zero percent increases for each of the three years between 2017 and 2020. That indication came from Finance Minister Colm Imbert during an International Monetary Fund Forum at the Hyatt Regency ...

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November 2nd, 2016

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PM urges Caribbean to clear debt overhang

PM urges Caribbean to clear debt overhang

The issue of debt overhang must be comprehensively addressed if the Caribbean is to achieve faster economic growth. That was the message sent by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley at today’s International Monetary Fund High Level Caribbean Forum. According to him, the high debt

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November 2nd, 2016

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2 held for gun and ammunition possession

2 held for gun and ammunition possession

A Caroni man has been arrested for gun possession. Around 12:15pm yesterday, a team of officers executed a warrant at the residence of the 39 year old suspect. During this time, they seized a Smith and Wesson pistol along with 15 rounds of ammunition. A St Joseph man was ...

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Health Ministry: no insulin shortage

Health Ministry: no insulin shortage

There is no shortage of insulin in T&T. Instead, the Health Ministry says a recent change in the brands being supplied has led to that perception. Claims of an insulin shortage were raised recently by Zobida Ragbirsingh, President of the Diabetes Association. The ...

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November 2nd, 2016

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Police hope for “revenge porn” legislation

Police hope for “revenge porn” legislation

The Police Service is hoping to see legislation criminalizing the sharing of sensitive photos and videos of persons online. Last year, West Indies cricketer Lendl Simmons was ordered to pay damages to Therese Ho in a landmark ruling by Justice Frank Seepersad. However, the ...

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November 2nd, 2016

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CEPEP withdraws case against Oropouche East MP

CEPEP withdraws case against Oropouche East MP

Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal is calling for the dismissal of the entire CEPEP Board, after the company today withdrew a case against him. The state run entity was seeking an injunction following allegations by Dr Moonilal on the running of the organisation, and the ...

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New initiative to change drivers’ behaviors on the roads

New initiative to change drivers’ behaviors on the roads

‘Consider the consequences’ That’s the name of a new initiative being launched by the T&T Chamber’s Health, Safety and Environment Committee. It’s a road safety campaign aimed at changing the behaviours of drivers when on the nations’ roads. Committee member Gary ...

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November 2nd, 2016

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TTFU President: Duck farmers’ can’t compete with imports

TTFU President: Duck farmers’ can’t compete with imports

Local duck farmers cannot compete with imports. That’s according to President of the Trinidad and Tobago Farmers’ Union, Shiraz Khan who says the public is paying $5.99 a pound. Speaking on CTV today, he laments the fact that it costs even more to produce locally. ...

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Regional tourism issues to be explored at upcoming workshop in St Lucia

Regional tourism issues to be explored at upcoming workshop in St Lucia

Issues affecting tourism in the region will be explored at an upcoming workshop in Saint Lucia. These include problems with competitiveness, quality assurance and sustainable destination criteria. At the workshop, tourism experts will also focus on trends, best practices and

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Tobago’s self-governance bill approved by THA; being forwarded to Cabinet

Tobago’s self-governance bill approved by THA; being forwarded to Cabinet

The draft bill on Tobago’s self-government will now be forwarded to Cabinet after being approved by the THA last week. Chief Secretary Orville London said the document reflects the wishes of Tobagonians for self-government. However, he said all citizens must be involved as ...

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