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SWU files complaint on fired UTT staff; Labour Minister has 14 days to respond

SWU files complaint on fired UTT staff; Labour Minister has 14 days to respond

The Sanctuary Workers Union has lodged a formal trade dispute with the Labour Minister, in light of the recent firing of several UTT lecturers. SWU says the report was made on Friday, after the institution’s President refused to meet with employees and the union to discuss the matter. With that complaint, the union says Labour Minister Jennifer Baptiste Primus has 14 days to respond.

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May 21st, 2018

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CAL passengers to ‘bid’ for Business Class seats

CAL passengers to ‘bid’ for Business Class seats

Caribbean Airlines passengers can now bid to upgrade their Economy Class seats, as well as upgrade their experience to include more comfort and convenience. One new feature launched today called “Caribbean Plus” is available at a cost of US$15, $25 and $35, allowing travellers extra leg room, to stretch and recline further as well as to board and exit earlier. CEO Garvin Medera also spoke […]

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May 21st, 2018

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NATUC hosts one-day symposium on sexual harassment in the workplace

NATUC hosts one-day symposium on sexual harassment in the workplace

Sexual harassment in the world of work will be the hot topic at a one-day symposium on Wednesday. It is being hosted by the National Trade Union Centre with panellists including Industrial Court President, Deborah Thomas-Felix and Ms Vera Guseva, the ILO Specialist for Workers activities in the Caribbean. The event takes place at Cascadia Hotel from 9am to 3pm.

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May 21st, 2018

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M2 Ring Road temporarily closed later this week

M2 Ring Road temporarily closed later this week

For 3 days this week, drivers will have to use alternative routes due to the closure of the M2 Ring Road from Papourie Road to SS Erin Road. It’s from Wednesday to Friday, 7am to 5pm, for construction of 2 road crossings near the main entrance of UWI’s South Campus. Here are the alternative routes:

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May 21st, 2018

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Couva woman arrested after making fake kidnapping report

Couva woman arrested after making fake kidnapping report

A judge has granted a woman $5000 bail after she falsely reported that she and her 6 year old son were kidnapped by four men. The woman of Carli Bay Road, Couva called police around 10:40am last Thursday, claiming she and the child were taken to a location along the Southern Main Road, Claxton Bay. She also told officers that her abductors wanted a $30,000 […]

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May 21st, 2018

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M.V. Galleons Passage expected to arrive in Cuba by Saturday

M.V. Galleons Passage expected to arrive in Cuba by Saturday

The M.V. Galleons Passage vessel is slowly making its way to T&T as it is expected to reach Cuba on Saturday. Before that though, NIDCO says it is supposed to pass through the Panama Canal on Wednesday, after modifications were made to the pilot boarding station over the weekend. These were expected to be completed yesterday after which an inspection was scheduled.

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May 21st, 2018

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Police investigate a teen’s murder

Police investigate a teen’s murder

Police are investigating the death of 17 year old Kevin Paul who was shot in a drive-by shooting in Claxton Bay last night. He was reportedly walking along Welch Road when a car pulled up and shots were fired, before it sped off. Paul died shortly after.

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May 21st, 2018

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Life Doesn’t Happen To You; It Happens For You

Life Doesn’t Happen To You; It Happens For You

Life doesn’t happen to you, it happens for you. – Jim Carrey

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May 21st, 2018

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KNOW THE FACTS BEFORE THE CONCLUSION

KNOW THE FACTS BEFORE THE CONCLUSION

Some months ago, we spoke of the ill-advised decision by a previous incarnation of government to outlaw corporal punishment in schools for any and all reasons. That meant basically, no more cut-tail for any reason whatsoever from preschool to high school. And the method of discipline that replaced corporal punishment was equally startling because there was essentially none. Behave badly, disrupt class, become an obnoxious […]

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May 21st, 2018

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Charlieville man killed in early morning highway accident

Charlieville man killed in early morning highway accident

A 27 year old man from Charlieville, Chaguanas died after an accident along the highway near the Couva flyover early on Sunday morning. Reports indicate Ricardo Ramjattan was reportedly thrown from the vehicle as it crashed into cable barriers.

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May 20th, 2018

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