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Ministry of Education Strengthens Support For Deaf Students

Ministry of Education Strengthens Support For Deaf Students

20 education officials have been trained in Sign Language, as the Ministry of Education move to improve its servicing of the nation’s special needs students. In addition, 10 special education teachers recently were trained in educating persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. While there are the Cascade School for the Deaf and the Audrey Jeffers School for Deaf in Marabella, hearing impaired students […]

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August 10th, 2018

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Union Village man in court for shooting at Tobago resident

Union Village man in court for shooting at Tobago resident

A Union Village resident has been denied bail after appearing in court charged with shooting at a 27 year old in Whim, Tobago last Sunday. The suspect, 28 year old Akeem Seaforth, is also charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition to endanger life and discharging a firearm in a public road. The matter stems from a shooting incident involving two armed men in […]

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Homeless man gets 2 years in jail for breaking into Tobago businesses

Homeless man gets 2 years in jail for breaking into Tobago businesses

A 25 year old homeless man will spend two years in jail with hard labour, after pleading guilty to breaking into three businesses in Scarborough, Tobago this year. Roger Charles broke into the TATECO Credit Union Cooperative Society Ltd office on July 23rd, where he stole a blender, six yogurts and two packs of whole wheat Crix. The second office, belonging to CCN TV6, also […]

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Government planning 2018/19 national budget

Government planning 2018/19 national budget

The 2018/2019 National Budget is now the focus of Government, as it is due to be presented sometime next month. Today, members of the Cabinet are being hosted at the Diplomatic Centre for a retreat, focusing on the development programme and planning for the budget. Last year, the Finance Minister presented a deficit budget, as revenues were expected at 45.7 billion dollars, while expenditure was […]

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Sinkhole fixed; highway reopened at 4am

Sinkhole fixed; highway reopened at 4am

Temporary works were completed to a sinkhole which developed along the Solomon Hochoy Highway yesterday. The Ministry of Works says workers attended to the situation overnight and the culvert, located on the south bound lane in Freeport, was repaired. The highway lanes were re-opened at 4am today, and traffic has been flowing smoothly since then.

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August 10th, 2018

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Journalist’s vehicle stolen twice in one day

Journalist’s vehicle stolen twice in one day

The Kia Sportage vehicle, owned by CNC3 reporter Khamal Georges was again recovered today, after being stolen twice in one day. The first robbery occurred when the vehicle was taken at gunpoint by bandits from Khamal himself, after he was on his way home after a cricket match. Police found the SUV, but around 6:47 last evening, it was stolen while parked at the Besson […]

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Mayaro multi-purpose complex closed for electrical upgrades

Mayaro multi-purpose complex closed for electrical upgrades

Residents of Mayaro and environs are advised that the multi-purpose complex will be closed until Sunday. The Sport Ministry says the closure is to facilitate electrical upgrades at the facility. It assures though that the complex will be reopened as normal on Monday.

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August 10th, 2018

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Teen among 3 held after robbing a Venezuelan national

Teen among 3 held after robbing a Venezuelan national

Three males, including a teenager, were arrested during a road block in Woodbrook, minutes after robbing a Venezuelan national. Police say around 10:50pm Tuesday, they stopped a B14 vehicle on Wrightson Road, near Cornelio Street, with 5 male occupants. Two of them ran off while the others were detained. Officers searched the car and found a pouch containing a Venezuela issued passport, driver’s permit, a […]

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CAL makes presentation of financial results to Cabinet sub-committee

CAL makes presentation of financial results to Cabinet sub-committee

Caribbean Airlines has made a presentation on its recent financial results and operations to a Cabinet sub-committee led by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley. This was confirmed in a media release from the Office of the Prime Minister which says discussions were also held on CAL’s future plans. It was noted by the committee that the airline had improved its operations and significantly reduced its […]

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US Embassy responds to comments from TTFA President

US Embassy responds to comments from TTFA President

The US Embassy has sought to respond to what it calls the ‘Red Card commentary’ of Football Association President David John Williams. After the Under-15 girls’ team missed the CONCACAF championship, Mr Williams, in a Newsday article today, is reported to have said that they made representation through various Ministries and agencies to get a group appointment with the Embassy but this was unsuccessful. But, […]

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