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More water problems in North East Trinidad

More water problems in North East Trinidad

Another leak has developed along a water main in North East Trinidad, causing WASA customers in several nearby areas to be without a water supply. This is the third leak to develop in past week, in the same general area, off Daniel Trace, Valencia. Emergency repair crews and equipment are being put in place to carry out repairs that are expected to be completed by […]

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December 13th, 2017

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Calypso Rose to receive ORTT next Monday

Calypso Rose to receive ORTT next Monday

Next Monday, Calypso Rose will be formally presented with the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The renowned calypsonian and several others were unable to receive their awards at the original ceremony hosted on Republic Day. As such, President Anthony Carmona is hosting another National Awards Presentation. The ceremony will take place at Queen’s Hall from 6pm. In addition to Calypso Rose, six […]

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December 13th, 2017

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Taxing Our Way Out Of Economic Mismanagement

Taxing Our Way Out Of Economic Mismanagement

We are somewhat confused at the National Lotteries Control Board’s concern over the recent taxation regime proposed to be implemented after the turn of the new year, and the effect of such on its functionality. The Board was reported as saying that losses would be incurred in the millions because of this previously non-existent levy. Taxes on such winnings is nothing new internationally. It provides […]

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December 13th, 2017

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New UNC NATEX sworn in

New UNC NATEX sworn in

The new UNC National Executive has been sworn in. The oaths were taken at its Monday Night Forum in Penal last night. In a release, the party says the recent internal election allowed it to put together a NATEX team that would create strong structures to ensure a return to good governance. The NATEX is led by Political Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, and includes Deputy Leaders […]

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December 12th, 2017

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Multi-million $ financial scheme uncovered at East Post of Spain Company Ltd

Multi-million $ financial scheme uncovered at East Post of Spain Company Ltd

A multi-million dollar financial scheme has been uncovered at the East Port of Spain Company Ltd. The EPOS is a state enterprise, whose mandate is to improve the economic, social and physical environment of East Port of Spain. According to the Housing Ministry, the irregularities were discovered and reported by the company’s management around the end of October 2017. These included cheque payments paid to […]

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December 12th, 2017

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Education Ministry promises to address issues facing SSSD and ICT workers

Education Ministry promises to address issues facing SSSD and ICT workers

The Education Ministry has promised to address some of the issues facing workers at the Student Support Services and ICT Divisions. Yesterday TTUTA called for an urgent meeting with Minister Anthony Garcia to discuss matters such as the non-renewal of contracts, delayed payment of salaries, reduction of salaries, under-staffing at the SSSD, and the non-establishment of permanent positions. In a release issued today, the Ministry […]

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December 12th, 2017

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Couva man in court for his brother’s murder

Couva man in court for his brother’s murder

A 52 year old man is appearing court today for the murder of his brother. Ramraj Samaroo of Perseverance Village, Couva was charged, following advice given by the Deputy DPP. The incident on December 5th this year saw Ganesh Samaroo chopped to death by a male relative, who is also his neighbour. The victim, a 37 year old truck driver, died at the scene.

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Education Minister: Pregnancy in school down but further reduction needed

Education Minister: Pregnancy in school down but further reduction needed

There has been a reduction in student pregnancy but the Education Minister says programs remain in place to bring a further drop. This assurance follows a June 28th newspaper report claiming that there were over 9000 teenage pregnancies between 2011 and 2015. Responding to a question in Parliament today, Minister Anthony Garcia outlined a number of ways the issue is dealt with at the school […]

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December 12th, 2017

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Rice farmers to get NFM money in-part at year-end

Rice farmers to get NFM money in-part at year-end

Rice farmers who are owed money National Flour Mills can expect some of the money to be paid at the end of the year. Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat says this assurance has been given to him by NFM a day after the farmers’ plight surfaced. Yesterday, Attorney Gerald Ramdeen brought the issue to light, claiming they are owed 1.9 million dollars in payments. However, speaking […]

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52 year old charged for murder

52 year old charged for murder

A 52 year old man appeared in court today for the murder of his brother. Ramraj Samaroo of Perseverance Village, Couva was charged, following advice given by the Deputy DPP. The incident on December 5th this year saw Ganesh Samaroo chopped to death by a male relative, who is also his neighbour. The victim, a 37 year old truck driver, died at the scene.

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