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Cruise ship causes cancellation of Galleons Passage sailings

Cruise ship causes cancellation of Galleons Passage sailings

Sailings of the Galleons Passage passenger ferry have been cancelled for Friday 14th December due to the unavailability of berth in Scarborough. Officials say this is due to a cruise ship docking in the Tobago capital that day. The T&T Inter Island Transportation Company is telling the public that whenever a cruise ship is due to call in Scarborough, there is likely to be disruptions […]

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December 11th, 2018

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CARPHA’s Port of Spain Lab gets accredited

CARPHA’s Port of Spain Lab gets accredited

CARPHA’s Port of Spain lab has received accreditation from the Jamaica National Agency, and is now up to internationally recognized standards. It also means that all three of CARPHA’s labs are accredited. It’s Jamaican lab tests the quality of pharmaceutical products, the lab in Saint Lucia provides environmental testing including water quality monitoring, and the Port of Spain lab undertakes general microbiology, virology and parasitology […]

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December 11th, 2018

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Gary meets with Japenese officials on security matters

Gary meets with Japenese officials on security matters

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has discussed security matters, including strategies to address terrorism with Japanese officials. A delegation including Ambassador Mitsuhiko Okada and other officials from the Japanese Foreign Affairs Ministry visited Mr. Griffith at his office today. Details of what was discussed have not been released by the TTPS.

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December 11th, 2018

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Minister on T&T’s future fuel pricing system

Minister on T&T’s future fuel pricing system

T&T could soon have a system, where the price of fuel changes from month to month. According to Energy Minister Franklin Khan, the Government wants to move to this type of market driven system in order to remove the last fuel subsidies. The Minster says systems like these are being used in countries like Jamaica and the United States. Audio: Khan System 11 12 18 Such […]

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December 11th, 2018

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UWI Debe Campus to be operational in next academic year

UWI Debe Campus to be operational in next academic year

The Debe Campus of the University of the West Indies is expected to be in full operation for the 2019/2020 academic year. Education Minister Anthony Garcia today told the Senate that though it is solely in the hands of the UWI, every effort is being made to make this happen. Today in the Senate, he outlined the works that are being completed. Audio: Garcia Works 11 […]

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Family of 3 in court on gun charges

Family of 3 in court on gun charges

A family of three has appeared in court on gun charges. The accused are 39 year old Clint Ramkissoon, his 23 year old wife Taslimah Ramkissoon, and his brother 37 year old Daniel Ramkissoon. They were arrested over the weekend, after police executing a search warrant found a homemade shotgun and 11 rounds of ammunition at their home along the Toco Main Road in Matura. […]

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December 11th, 2018

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Minister: Full operation of Desal plant by Friday

Minister: Full operation of Desal plant by Friday

Full production at the Point Lisas Desalination Plant is not expected until this Friday, as repair works continue. Public Utilities Minister Robert Le Hunte told the Parliament today that water production at the plant is down by 10 million gallons. He says additional parts had to be ordered from Finland, and these are due to arrive into the country tonight. Mr. Le Hunte says production […]

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December 11th, 2018

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Young: Prostitution parties won’t be tolerated in T&T

Young: Prostitution parties won’t be tolerated in T&T

National Security Minister Stuart Young is moving to prevent any island sex party in or around Trinidad and Tobago. Officials are working to find out the authenticity of the event, which was featured in an article on The New York Post. It stated that the event “Sex Island” will be hosted “at a swanky resort on a private island off the coast of Trinidad and […]

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Doubts over Steve Smith’s participation in 2019 Bangladesh Premier League

Doubts over Steve Smith’s participation in 2019 Bangladesh Premier League

Steve Smith’s participation in the 2019 Bangladesh Premier League is in doubt, following a meeting on Tuesday that ended in a deadlock. The BPL’s technical committee has now asked the Bangladesh Cricket Board to take a final decision on whether the former Aussie captain will be eligible for the tournament that begins on January 5th. Smith signed with Comilla Victorians in late November, as a […]

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December 11th, 2018

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“Bat Flip” to replace “Coin Toss” in Big Bash

“Bat Flip” to replace “Coin Toss” in Big Bash

There will be no more “heads” or “tails” in the Australian Big Bash League. Instead it’s going to be “hills” or “flats” as an Australian backyard tradition takes center stage. The coin toss has been replaced by the bat flip, with the winner of the call being decided by the side the cricket bat lands on. The favoured call is “hills” because of the natural […]

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