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Part of Ariapita Avenue closed off for fashion show

Part of Ariapita Avenue closed off for fashion show

From 5pm today, Ariapita Avenue – between Alberto and Fitt Streets – will be closed to vehicular traffic. This according to the Port of Spain Corporation is to facilitate an event: ‘Fashion and Mas Rock the City’. The event will take the form of a street carnival with a ...

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June 10th, 2016

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Economist: Pt. Fortin Highway should have been built since 1999/2000

Economist: Pt. Fortin Highway should have been built since 1999/2000

The highway to Point Fortin should have been built decades ago. Speaking at a UWI forum last night, Economist Dr Roger Hosein says from the period 1999 to 2008, capital expenditure as well as transfers and subsidies increased. He says after 2008, where the economy had ...

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June 10th, 2016

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US Report: Fewer teenagers smoking, but youths turning to E-cigs

US Report: Fewer teenagers smoking, but youths turning to E-cigs

Fewer teenagers are smoking cigarettes than ever before. According to a survey by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, just 11 percent of high school students said they currently smoked in 2015. That number stood at 15.7 percent in 2013 and 18.1 percent in ...

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June 10th, 2016

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Economist weighs in on HSF withdrawal

Using a high budgeted price of oil may have allowed Gov’t to easily withdraw money from the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund. That’s the view of Economist Dr Roger Hosein speaking at a ‘Diversification’ forum in UWI last evening. He says from 2005 to 2015, successive Gov’t ...

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June 10th, 2016

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Tobago’s budget presentation set for June 21

Tobago’s budget presentation set for June 21

Tobago will know the details of its budget request for Fiscal 2017 on June 21. During the THA’s post Executive Council media briefing, Finance Secretary Joel Jack revealed the date for his fourth budget presentation. The budget will focus on several areas key to the island’s

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June 10th, 2016

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Injunction against SIS still in effect

Injunction against SIS still in effect

The High Court injunction against Super Industrial Services Limited still stands. So says Acting Attorney General Stuart Young, in light of media reports that it had been discontinued. Young Injunction Stands 09 06 16 The injunction froze the assets of the company following ...

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June 9th, 2016

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Oval to host four home games; no venue yet for CPL playoffs and final

Oval to host four home games; no venue yet for CPL playoffs and final

There are 4 games scheduled for the Queens Park Oval for CPL 2016. The Trinbago Knight Riders will play home games, hosting the St. Lucia Zouks on June 29th, the Barbados Tridents on July 1st, the Guyana Amazon Warriors on July 2nd and the Jamaica Tallawahs on July 4th. The ...

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June 9th, 2016

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Policeman, mother and aunt escape fire at Gran Couva home

A police officer and his family narrowly escaped harm today, after a suspected case of arson. SRP Reynold Charles was asleep at his home along Frasal Road in Gran Couva, when around 1am, he heard a loud explosion. He found both the upstairs and downstairs portions of the ...

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June 9th, 2016

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Opposition Leader wants more HSF withdrawal info

The Opposition wants to know exactly what the HSF withdrawal will be spent on. The Heritage and Stabilization Fund is a savings of sort for the country, and this week the Finance Ministry withdrew 2.5 billion dollars from it. Minister Colm Imbert told the Senate that it ...

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June 9th, 2016

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Government aims to extend no bail legislation

Government aims to extend no bail legislation

Government wants an extension to legislation which denies bail for anyone charged with certain offences for 120 days. According to Acting Attorney General Stuart Young says the legislation brought by the previous administration is close to its expiration. The amendment, ...

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June 9th, 2016

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