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CEPEP moved to Ministry of Rural Development and Local Gov’t

CEPEP is now under the purview of the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government. A release from the Office of the Prime Minister said the decision was taken by Dr Keith Rowley at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting. This means that the programme would no longer fall under ...

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August 26th, 2016

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Chinese & Argentine ambassadors deliver letters of credence to President

Two ambassadors have delivered their letters of credence to President Anthony Carmona. They are Mr Song Yumin of the People’s Republic of China and Ms Ana Celia Pisano of Argentina. The delegates dropped off their documents earlier today at the Office of the President in St ...

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August 26th, 2016

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Shirvan traffic light system in Tobago being tested today

The Shirvan traffic light system in Tobago is being tested today. It is being done by the Tobago House of Assembly’s Division of Infrastructure and Public Utilities. The tests will be conducted for the entire day to ensure the electrical, technological and safety features ...

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August 26th, 2016

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TRHA contract workers to get salary arrears soon

TRHA contract workers to get salary arrears soon

Contract workers attached to the Tobago Regional Health Authority will soon be paid their salary arrears. This was confirmed by THA Chief Secretary Orville London who says the decision was taken after they sought legal advice on the matter. Recently, the Assembly provided ...

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August 26th, 2016

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Education Minister visits under-construction schools, gives assurances

Education Minister visits under-construction schools, gives assurances

The Education Minister says a number of under construction schools will be open in time for the new academic year. Minister Garcia has embarked on several site visits recently, in a bid to assess the work being done. On Tuesday he visited the New Grant Anglican and ...

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August 25th, 2016

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Zika count now 335, including 170 pregnant women

Zika count now 335, including 170 pregnant women

The Zika count in T&T has increased to 335. This figure is up from 294, confirmed by the Health Minister last week. Ten of the cases are in Tobago and the number of Zika positive pregnancies is 170. The Ministry is reminding that the fine for having mosquito breeding ...

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August 25th, 2016

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Health Minister: drug shortage to be alleviated within 5 weeks

Health Minister: drug shortage to be alleviated within 5 weeks

The current shortage of drugs for cancer patients will be alleviated within 3 to 5 weeks. However, the Health Minister is knocking the Regional Health Authorities for a lack of proper information on when they require more medication. Mr. Terrence Deyalsingh says that his ...

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August 25th, 2016

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PM welcomes call for anti-crime meeting with Opposition

PM welcomes call for anti-crime meeting with Opposition

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has welcomed a call by the Opposition Leader for a meeting to discuss crime. In a letter dated August 24th, Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar called for bipartisan talks with the PM. Speaking during the Post Cabinet Briefing, Dr. Keith Rowley, who ...

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August 25th, 2016

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4 injured in Tunapuna shooting

4 injured in Tunapuna shooting

Four men are now warded at hospital, following a shooting incident in Monte Grande, Tunapuna this morning. Shortly before 10am, the victims were liming along O’Keiffe Street, when two vehicles pulled up and several suspects jumped out. They began shooting at the men, and ...

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August 25th, 2016

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Lab tests to determine IF fishermen get fish kill compensation

Lab tests to determine IF fishermen get fish kill compensation

International lab tests done on dead fish that washed ashore along Trinidad’s South Western Coast may determine if there will be compensation for fisherfolk. So says Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat, who today acknowledged that the issue has affected fishermen and ...

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August 25th, 2016

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