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CARPHA Concludes Risk of Getting Zika in the Caribbean Low at this Time

CARPHA Concludes Risk of Getting Zika in the Caribbean Low at this Time

The risk of contracting the Zika virus in the Caribbean at this time is low. Director Dr. James Hospedales that conclusion came from CARPHA’s study of 30 months worth of data on the disease. Zika first entered the Caribbean region late in 2015 and affected many persons the ...

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August 13th, 2018

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PNM dismisses accusations of racism, following “sari skit”

PNM dismisses accusations of racism, following “sari skit”

Communications Minister Stuart Young has dismissed claims of racism being displayed at a PNM family day in Edinburgh 500 in Chaguanas yesterday. According to former UNC Senator Devant Maharaj, a group called “PNM Guerillas” performed a skit in which a yellow sari was ...

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August 13th, 2018

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Laventille man appears in court for murder

Laventille man appears in court for murder

After a Laventille man was shot to death outside him on April 16th this year, a fellow resident has been charged with his murder. The suspect, 24 year old Darren Sealy or Upper Pashley Street, appeared in court and the matter was postponed to September 10th. He is also ...

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August 13th, 2018

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Many areas flooded after persistent rainfall

Many areas flooded after persistent rainfall

As a result of continuous heavy rainfall, numerous areas across Trinidad continue to experience flash and riverine flooding. The ODPM, as the lead coordinator of Disaster Risk Management, remains in contact with the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government and ...

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August 13th, 2018

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T&TEC worker killed by falling tree branch, OWTU involved in probe

T&TEC worker killed by falling tree branch, OWTU involved in probe

The OWTU says it will be an integral part of the ongoing investigation into an accident which claimed the life of T&TEC worker Akhenaton Quashie. The 32 year old was killed on Friday by a falling tree branch. According to the OWTU, the accident occurred around 11am on ...

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August 12th, 2018

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FFOS calls for legislative action following fisherman’s death

FFOS calls for legislative action following fisherman’s death

The group, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea, is calling for legislation to govern the fisheries sector, following the death of Neil Ramkhelawansingh. The fisherman drowned after falling off a fishing boat close to the Godineau Bridge. The group maintains that the Fisheries ...

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August 12th, 2018

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PM extends condolences on the passing of Sir VS Naipaul

PM extends condolences on the passing of Sir VS Naipaul

Condolences have begun to pour in, following the death of Trinidad born Nobel Laureate Sir VS Naipaul. Sir Vidia passed away at his home in London yesterday, at the age of 85. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001 and among his well known works are A House ...

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August 12th, 2018

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Gopeesingh: Doctors not being offered jobs to repay their contractual obligations

Gopeesingh: Doctors not being offered jobs to repay their contractual obligations

Opposition MP Dr Tim Gopeesingh wants Government to state how many doctors were offered employment in the public sector. His call comes after Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh warned yesterday that house officers who refuse local employment will be called on to repay their

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August 10th, 2018

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Police Service warns the public of an increase in social media scams

Police Service warns the public of an increase in social media scams

Members of the public are being warned to be wary of falling prey to online scams. It comes from the Police Service, who says unsuspecting persons are robbed by criminals who create fake social media profiles, which are then used to trick persons into responding to ...

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August 10th, 2018

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Ministry of Education Strengthens Support For Deaf Students

Ministry of Education Strengthens Support For Deaf Students

20 education officials have been trained in Sign Language, as the Ministry of Education move to improve its servicing of the nation’s special needs students. In addition, 10 special education teachers recently were trained in educating persons who are deaf or hard of ...

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August 10th, 2018

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