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Government Ministers to go on two day retreat next week

Government Ministers to go on two day retreat next week

Members of the Government will embark on a retreat at the Diplomatic Centre in St. Ann’s next Tuesday and Wednesday. The Office of the Prime Minister has indicated that the Cabinet will also meet with other non-Cabinet members of Government and all permanent secretaries. The

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December 31st, 2016

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Chaguanas Chamber concerned about threats of strike at Petrotrin by the OWTU

Chaguanas Chamber concerned about threats of strike at Petrotrin by the OWTU

Concern is being expressed by the Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce regarding the strike notice that will be served to Petrotrin by the OWTU on January 4th. Richie Sookhai, President of the Chamber, has expressed his hope that good sense will prevail and suggests ...

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December 31st, 2016

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EMA to actively monitor excessive use of fireworks on Old Years/New Years

EMA to actively monitor excessive use of fireworks on Old Years/New Years

The Environmental Police Unit will be actively monitoring the excessive use of fireworks tonight. The EMA says the police unit will visit area where complaints have been historically made to them about noise disturbances. It states that where noise levels in excess of the ...

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December 31st, 2016

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Government urged to make education a priority in 2017

Government urged to make education a priority in 2017

Caroni East MP Dr Tim Gopeesingh is calling for renewed focus and much needed intervention in the Education Sector in 2017. Dr Gopeesingh, a former Education Minister, believes 2016 was the most regressive year for education in recent history. He says in addition to ...

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December 30th, 2016

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TTPS: mis-use of fireworks will NOT be tolerated

TTPS: mis-use of fireworks will NOT be tolerated

The New Year is on our doorstep, but the police have a warning for those wanting to usher it in using fireworks. That message is that the mis-use of devices will NOT be tolerated. During recent Divali celebrations, an elderly woman lost several fingers after a scratch bomb ...

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December 30th, 2016

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Energy Chamber calls for proper policy environment

Energy Chamber calls for proper policy environment

A proper policy environment is needed if the energy industry is to continue its recovery. In its look back at 2016, the Energy Chamber pointed out how difficult things have been for the sector. It says while oil prices have recovered from record depths, they remain at low ...

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December 30th, 2016

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2016 PBR passes can be used until Jan. 7th 2017

2016 PBR passes can be used until Jan. 7th 2017

Permits for access to the Priority Bus Route can be used until January 6th, 2017. The Ministry of Works says authorization has been granted for continued use of 2016 permits. Holders meanwhile are being advised to adhere to and pay particular attention to the conditions ...

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December 30th, 2016

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OWTU plans strike, Petrotrin urges it to reconsider

OWTU plans strike, Petrotrin urges it to reconsider

The OWTU is warning motorists to fill-up their tanks, since it plans to serve a strike action notice to Petrotrin on January 4th, 2017. The announcement was made today by Union President Ancel Roget during a press conference. It followed what the OWTU said was a breakdown in

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December 30th, 2016

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Tabaquite MP calls for change across the board

Tabaquite MP calls for change across the board

Change will not come unless the Government, and citizens themselves, change. In his New Year’s Day message, Tabaquite MP Dr Suruj Rambachan emphasized that unless T&T unites around a purposeful set of objectives with firm resolve, then nothing will be different. He also ...

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December 30th, 2016

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Education Minister to meet with QRC Principal to discuss improved facilities

Education Minister to meet with QRC Principal to discuss improved facilities

Education Minister Anthony Garcia will meet tomorrow with the Principal of Queens’ Royal College to discuss the need for improved facilities. Also expected to be discussed is the fate of a piece of property that was occupied until recently by the Ministry. The land in ...

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December 29th, 2016

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