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Rose Park to be named after former Arima Mayor

Rose Park to be named after former Arima Mayor

Rose Park in Arima will be re-named in honour of former Mayor, the late Rose Janniere. Mrs Janniere served as Deputy Arima Mayor from 1983 to 1987, and then as Mayor from 1992 to 1996. She passed away in July 2011, from pancreatic cancer. The park, located along Pro Queen Street, is already called Rose Park. Its name though will soon be changed to Rose […]

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August 21st, 2017

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Jamaican national missing in T&T

Jamaican national missing in T&T

A Jamaican national is missing in T&T. 26 year old Terron Omar Chambers was last seen at his home in Kelly Village, Caroni around 2:15pm last Wednesday (July 19th). He was reported missing to the Caroni Police Station, around 8pm on Friday by a friend. An electrician by trade, Chambers is of African descent and dark in complexion. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall […]

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August 21st, 2017

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Education Minister urged to bring back Laptop grant

Education Minister urged to bring back Laptop grant

Education Minister Anthony Garcia is being urged to bring back the Laptop Grant, Schools’ Textbook Programme and After-School Homework Centers. This call comes from former Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh, who also wants the School Feeding Programme to be maintained. Dr Gopeesingh argues that these programmes are vital for students, especially those that are disadvantaged. He accuses Mr Garcia of doing little to help the sector, […]

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August 21st, 2017

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Tobago considers projects for PPP funding

Tobago considers projects for PPP funding

A cancer treatment centre in Tobago is one of six projects being considered for public-private partnership funding. According to the THA, representatives from the Caribbean Development Bank and an external consultant provided through World Bank support, visited Tobago. They participated in “a series of public private partnership sensitization sessions and candidate project assessment.” According to Finance Secretary Joel Jack, the projects being considered are: the […]

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August 21st, 2017

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T&TEC, OSHA and Fire intervene at Blind Welfare south office

T&TEC, OSHA and Fire intervene at Blind Welfare south office

Several organizations have intervened to fix health and safety issues at the Blind Welfare Association’s south office. According to Nirvan Maharaj President of the All Trinidad General Workers’ Trade Union, T&TEC, OSHA and the Fire Service responded to their pleas following a protest last Friday. The workers claim dust has been building up due to a lack of extractor fans, fire extinguishers have not been […]

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August 21st, 2017

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Teen and 26 year old charged for Belmont double murder

Teen and 26 year old charged for Belmont double murder

A teenager is one of two persons due in court for a Belmont double-murder earlier this month. The 17 year old and a 26 year old East Dry River man are jointly charged with the killings of Trevvon Wilson and his neighbour Tiba Thomas on August 8th. Mr. Wilson was held up at gunpoint from his home by three armed men and taken to the […]

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August 21st, 2017

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Hughes and Clarke tied on 13 goals in TT Super League

Hughes and Clarke tied on 13 goals in TT Super League

Carlon Hughes and Keron Clarke continue the battle for the top scorer in the TT Super League. Hughes netted a brace for Guaya United in a 3-2 win over Defence Force, which keeps them at the top of the table. Clarke’s FC Santa Rosa beat UTT 2-1 but he wasn’t on the scorecard, meaning that Hughes and Clarke have both scored 13 goals this season. […]

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August 21st, 2017

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Gayle, Samuels in, Bravo, Narine out England ODIs

Gayle, Samuels in, Bravo, Narine out England ODIs

The West Indies ODI squad has been selected for the limited overs leg of the England tour. It includes the return of Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels however, the Bravo brothers, Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine are not in. The board said both Sunil Narine and Darren Bravo declined to be considered for the ODIs, and Dwayne Bravo said he is still not 100% fit, […]

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August 21st, 2017

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Tech Today: Personal bodyguard app to launch in China

Tech Today: Personal bodyguard app to launch in China

An app is set to launch in a northeast Chinese city that allows anybody – not just the rich and famous – to hire a personal bodyguard. The Jinyiwei app, which is set to launch in September, provides a Uber-like service, and connects individuals and companies citywide with over 50,000 staff from 47 security companies. It provides bodyguards for anyone who feels unsafe and will […]

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August 21st, 2017

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Clarity Needed on Means Testing

Clarity Needed on Means Testing

Another year has passed in the academic sphere, with school set to reopen on September 4th. With this new term, thousands of students are entering another level of education, with SEA students taking seats in a Form One class and CAPE students moving onto the University level. This year it may be a bit different though, with changes to the Government’s tuition funding programme GATE. […]

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August 21st, 2017

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