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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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Many areas flooded after persistent rainfall

Many areas flooded after persistent rainfall

As a result of continuous heavy rainfall, numerous areas across Trinidad continue to experience flash and riverine flooding. The ODPM, as the lead coordinator of Disaster Risk Management, remains in contact with the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government and other first responder and support agencies to ensure immediate assistance can be rendered if called upon due to inclement weather conditions. Reports to the […]

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August 13th, 2018

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3 Steps to Create a More Powerful Self-Image

3 Steps to Create a More Powerful Self-Image

Last Updated Jun 2, 2011 1:26 PM EDT What does it mean to act “out of character?” In Hollywood, when an actor breaks character, it means they are acting in a way that isn’t consistent with the character they are portraying. Sometimes an actor will get so enmeshed in their role that they argue with the writers and directors proclaiming, “My character wouldn’t do this!” […]

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August 13th, 2018

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Transparency Is Disappearing

Transparency Is Disappearing

The recurring issue of Trinidad and Tobago’s low productivity should never be cast aside as it is directly related to the state of the economy today. And by low productivity we refer to our general lack of passion to work hard or smartly as is glaring when one enters any retail business and is greeted with nonchalance. Even though citizens of neighbouring countries are eagerly […]

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August 13th, 2018

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T&TEC worker killed by falling tree branch, OWTU involved in probe

T&TEC worker killed by falling tree branch, OWTU involved in probe

The OWTU says it will be an integral part of the ongoing investigation into an accident which claimed the life of T&TEC worker Akhenaton Quashie. The 32 year old was killed on Friday by a falling tree branch. According to the OWTU, the accident occurred around 11am on Friday, as a T&TEC Tree Trimming Crew was cutting a large branch which was in close proximity […]

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August 12th, 2018

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FFOS calls for legislative action following fisherman’s death

FFOS calls for legislative action following fisherman’s death

The group, Fishermen and Friends of the Sea, is calling for legislation to govern the fisheries sector, following the death of Neil Ramkhelawansingh. The fisherman drowned after falling off a fishing boat close to the Godineau Bridge. The group maintains that the Fisheries Act has not been updated since 1916 and believes this should be done to set standards for those in the sector. It […]

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August 12th, 2018

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PM extends condolences on the passing of Sir VS Naipaul

PM extends condolences on the passing of Sir VS Naipaul

Condolences have begun to pour in, following the death of Trinidad born Nobel Laureate Sir VS Naipaul. Sir Vidia passed away at his home in London yesterday, at the age of 85. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001 and among his well known works are A House for Mr Biswas, Miguel Street and A Bend in the River. Extending condolences is […]

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August 12th, 2018

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Gopeesingh: Doctors not being offered jobs to repay their contractual obligations

Gopeesingh: Doctors not being offered jobs to repay their contractual obligations

Opposition MP Dr Tim Gopeesingh wants Government to state how many doctors were offered employment in the public sector. His call comes after Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh warned yesterday that house officers who refuse local employment will be called on to repay their GATE loans. But Dr Gopeesingh believes the problem is that doctors are not being offered jobs to repay their contractual obligations, and […]

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August 10th, 2018

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Police Service warns the public of an increase in social media scams

Police Service warns the public of an increase in social media scams

Members of the public are being warned to be wary of falling prey to online scams. It comes from the Police Service, who says unsuspecting persons are robbed by criminals who create fake social media profiles, which are then used to trick persons into responding to advertisement placed online. The warning it says follows an increase in reports of local online scams that result in […]

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August 10th, 2018

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