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President: Child protection laws “lagging behind”

President: Child protection laws “lagging behind”

Legislation to protect children is lagging behind the issues affecting young ones in T&T. With this in mind, President Paula Mae Weekes urged participants at a regional workshop to take steps towards improvement. She admits that there are positives, like the protective services having their own child protection units and access to state provided support services for students. AUDIO: Weekes Legislation The workshop takes place […]

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August 14th, 2018

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Adverse weather forces closure of WASA water treatment plants

Adverse weather forces closure of WASA water treatment plants

Residents in parts of North Trinidad are urged to conserve water as heavy rainfall led to turbid river conditions and clogged intake screens yesterday, forcing the temporary shutdown of several treatment plants. These include Tompire, Matura, Aripo, Quare, Guanapo, Luengo & Naranjo, Acono and Caura. Areas affected are Toco, Rampanalgas, Valencia, Santa Rosa Heights, Arima, Tunapuna, Tacarigua and Maracas St. Joseph. WASA says operations should […]

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August 14th, 2018

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UNC MP asks for a clean-up crew to be deployed in Caparo

UNC MP asks for a clean-up crew to be deployed in Caparo

UNC MP Dr Bhoe Tewarie is asking for a clean-up crew to be deployed in Caparo, after several areas were affected by severe flooding yesterday. In a post on his Facebook page, he expressed frustration at having to visit residents constantly being impacted by the ongoing flooding problem. Dr Tewarie says he wrote to the Works Minister and even spoke to officials about drainage and […]

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August 14th, 2018

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POS Mayor: Urgent action needed to fix flooding

POS Mayor: Urgent action needed to fix flooding

Numerous areas were flooded yesterday due to adverse weather conditions across the country. And according to Mayor Joel Martinez, one of the hardest hit was Port of Spain. AUDIO: Martinez outlines 14 08 18 The flooding issue in the capital city is nothing new but Mr Martinez says dealing with it now must be a matter of urgency. AUDIO: Martinez urgency 14 08 18 The […]

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August 14th, 2018

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What Sweet In Goat Mouth…

What Sweet In Goat Mouth…

Ask any Trini about the national state of affairs and they should be on the ball. The media makes our situation quite vivid, sometimes even sensationally so, so it’s no secret really. Whether it be the scourge of crime, our economic insipidness or anything in between, locals are very much in touch with our reality to one degree or another. In fact, Sweet Trinidad is […]

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August 14th, 2018

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TTUTA – 40 visual and performing arts teachers denied chance for Dip Ed

TTUTA – 40 visual and performing arts teachers denied chance for Dip Ed

TTUTA is calling on the Education Minister to take action, after 40 Visual and Performing Arts teachers were allegedly denied the opportunity to earn a Diploma of Education at UWI. The union says the Dip Ed provides professional training for teachers and failure to pursue it can result in a loss of increments, loss of opportunities for promotion and loss of seniority status. It adds […]

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August 13th, 2018

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1st locally-led deep sea exploration project launched

1st locally-led deep sea exploration project launched

The first ever locally led deep sea exploration project has been launched and its lead scientist is optimistic that many discoveries will be made. Dr Diva Amon is a world renowned marine biologist and a TT native who hopes to develop local involvement in deep sea biology. The project is called “My Deep Sea, My Backyard – Trinidad and Tobago” and is being funded by […]

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August 13th, 2018

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CARPHA Concludes Risk of Getting Zika in the Caribbean Low at this Time

CARPHA Concludes Risk of Getting Zika in the Caribbean Low at this Time

The risk of contracting the Zika virus in the Caribbean at this time is low. Director Dr. James Hospedales that conclusion came from CARPHA’s study of 30 months worth of data on the disease. Zika first entered the Caribbean region late in 2015 and affected many persons the following year, but cases dropped by late 2017 into this year He says the risk to resident […]

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August 13th, 2018

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PNM dismisses accusations of racism, following “sari skit”

PNM dismisses accusations of racism, following “sari skit”

Communications Minister Stuart Young has dismissed claims of racism being displayed at a PNM family day in Edinburgh 500 in Chaguanas yesterday. According to former UNC Senator Devant Maharaj, a group called “PNM Guerillas” performed a skit in which a yellow sari was unravelled around a woman. Mr Maharaj believes the action simulated the defilement and attack on a woman and was a mockery of […]

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August 13th, 2018

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Laventille man appears in court for murder

Laventille man appears in court for murder

After a Laventille man was shot to death outside him on April 16th this year, a fellow resident has been charged with his murder. The suspect, 24 year old Darren Sealy or Upper Pashley Street, appeared in court and the matter was postponed to September 10th. He is also charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition. The victim is 18 year old Kevon De […]

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August 13th, 2018

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