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Tobago youth asked to apply for Summer Youth Assembly at UN

Tobago youth asked to apply for Summer Youth Assembly at UN

Young Tobagonians are being urged to apply for the UN’s Summer Youth Assembly. To qualify though, they must be between the ages of 16 to 28 and actively involved in their community and motivated to become a world changer. Interested applicants who are 29 years old and older meanwhile may apply as a Youth Assembly Observer. The 20th session of the Youth Assembly will be […]

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May 23rd, 2017

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Tobago Chamber Head says authorities didn’t heed advice on inter-island vessels

Tobago Chamber Head says authorities didn’t heed advice on inter-island vessels

The authorities’ failure to take advice is what has led to the issues surrounding travel between Trinidad and Tobago. That’s the view of President of the Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Demi John Cruickshank. Yesterday, there was a stand-off between Port Authority officials and travellers who refused to disembark from the T&T Express, after it returned to the Port of Port of Spain due […]

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May 23rd, 2017

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TT Met Service: Near normal rainfall in north-east Trinidad for 2017 wet season

TT Met Service: Near normal rainfall in north-east Trinidad for 2017 wet season

With the 2017 wet season upon us, near normal rainfall is expected in parts of north-east Trinidad. According to the T&T Met Service, the areas include Sangre Grande, Valencia and environs. It predicts that there will be 14 to 18 extremely wet days in Trinidad and 11 to 13 in Tobago, during the rainy season. This would increase the risk of flooding across the country […]

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May 23rd, 2017

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Defending The Abuse of the Public Purse

Defending The Abuse of the Public Purse

The Minister of Tourism’s gargantuan phone bill was exposed in Parliament last week, and this revelation had the entire nation wide-eyed and stumped. To add insult to injury, a handful of fellow Ministers sought to defend this preposterous bill by stating that roaming rates are indeed ridiculous especially in the Bahamas, with them too being “caught out” by inflated bills in the past. With a […]

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May 23rd, 2017

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A closer look – “Restoring Paradise in the Caribbean: Combating Violence with Numbers”.

A closer look – “Restoring Paradise in the Caribbean: Combating Violence with Numbers”.

Crime is a topic that has, for several years, been on the tongues and minds of many Trinbagonians. From the average citizen to the businessperson – anyone can, and has been affected. The Inter-American Development Bank recently conducted a study based on two reports on the region, looking at who are the victims and what can be done to tackle crime. We spoke with Ms. […]

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May 22nd, 2017

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Passengers angry as fast ferry fails again

Passengers angry as fast ferry fails again

There are reports this afternoon of disgruntled passengers refusing to disembark one of the fast ferries, after it experienced mechanical problems. The ferry reportedly left Port of Spain for Tobago around 2pm, but turned back soon after, as the problems arose. At this time, the passengers were asked to disembark, but allegedly refused to do so. Attempts to contact the Works and Transport Ministry as […]

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May 22nd, 2017

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14 year old Morvant girl missing

14 year old Morvant girl missing

The search continues for 14 year old Makeda Hall, who has been missing for more than a week According to the TTPS, she was last seen around 11am on May 13th, at her home along Pelican Extension Road in Morvant. She was reported missing the next day by her father Keith Hall. Makeda is a student of the Tranquility Government Secondary School. She is of […]

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May 22nd, 2017

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Cheques for Matelot farmers, fisherfolk

Cheques for Matelot farmers, fisherfolk

On Wednesday, cheques will be distributed to farmers and fisherfolk in Matelot, who were affected by adverse weather conditions last year. In November, torrential rains washed out several sections of the road, marooning a number of persons in the community. Homes and crops were also damaged. According to the Agriculture Ministry, the cheques will be handed out by Minister Clarence Rambharat, at the St Helena […]

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May 22nd, 2017

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Missing girls found, returned to St Dominic’s Children’s Home

Missing girls found, returned to St Dominic’s Children’s Home

Police have found four girls who recently went missing from the St Dominic’s Children’s Home. 16 year old Angel Farrel, 15 year old Niana Farrel, 15 year old Parbatee Ragbir and 16 year old Sumintra Jaikaran, were all reported missing last Wednesday. All four were found over the weekend. Angel, Niana and Parbatee were found in the Beetham area on Sunday, while Sumintra was found […]

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May 22nd, 2017

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Calls made for gradual increase of retirement age to 65

Calls made for gradual increase of retirement age to 65

The retirement age should be gradually increased from 60 to 65 over a 35 year period, starting 2025. This suggestion came from two presenters speaking at the T&T Chamber of Industry and Commerce this morning. The view was shared by one of NIB’s executive manager Feyaad Khan and Social Security Expert Derek Osborne. Calls to the Finance Minister for a response went unanswered.

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May 22nd, 2017

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