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Filling The Health Sector

Filling The Health Sector

Questions have been circulating in the public domain regarding the intentions of the Ministry of Health to venture outside of Trinidad and Tobago to fill key positions within the health sector, including specialist doctors and nurses. The reason for this, according to the Minister, is that there has been little response to ads for doctors and attracting locals to fill these positions. Now we’re going […]

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August 10th, 2018

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Emergency repairs to sink hole on SH Highway

Emergency repairs to sink hole on SH Highway

A team from the Ministry of Works was up to last night conducting temporary repairs to a portion of the Solomon Hochoy Highway, after a sink hole appeared yesterday afternoon. The hole appeared on the south bound lane in Freeport, near to the Unicomer Building, causing motorists to be diverted by police to an adjacent road. Last evening both lanes were temporarily closed, and all […]

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August 9th, 2018

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CPL MATCH REPORT #2: Amazon Warriors trample Patriots

CPL MATCH REPORT #2: Amazon Warriors trample Patriots

The Guyana Amazon Warriors executed an easy win over the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots, thanks to a blistering knock of 76 not out by Shimron Hetmeyer. The Patriots were first at the crease and only captain Chris Gayle’s 86 runs propelled them to 146/5 in 20 overs. Keemo Paul’s good bowling got him 2 wickets for 16 runs. Guyana lost three early wickets, but […]

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August 9th, 2018

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Freeport Sinkhole forces highway traffic diversion

Freeport Sinkhole forces highway traffic diversion

Motorists heading south along the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway are being asked to exercise caution as a sinkhole has developed along that lane in the vicinity of Courts, just south of the Freeport flyover. Police say traffic is flowing, as vehicles are being diverted to the Parallel Road and then back on to the highway. Officials from the Ministry of Works and Transport have visited […]

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August 9th, 2018

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All municipal corporations are to be audited

All municipal corporations are to be audited

All 14 municipal corporations will be audited by the Central Audit Committee of the Finance Ministry. This move was announced today by Communications Minister Stuart Young, in the wake of a multi-million dollar fraud scandal at the San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation. Audio: Young Audits 09 08 18

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August 9th, 2018

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7-member board to operationalize Couva Hospital

7-member board to operationalize Couva Hospital

A special purpose committee will be set up to operationalize the Couva hospital. Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh says Government will be a minority shareholder, with UWI set to be the major shareholder. Audio: Deyalsingh Shareholding 09 08 18 Back in April this year, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley stated that the facility, constructed under the previous administration, would be now be made a teaching hospital. Mr […]

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August 9th, 2018

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Health Minister issues GATE warning to young doctors

Health Minister issues GATE warning to young doctors

House officers who refuse local employment offers will be called on to repay their GATE loans. This warning came today from Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh, who claims that young health professionals are refusing to work in the public system. House officers are qualified doctors practicing under supervision in a hospital in the first year after graduation. Audio: Deyalsingh Warning 09 08 18 This raised questions about […]

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August 9th, 2018

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‘Nutsman’ appears in court for the Murder of ‘Rambo’

‘Nutsman’ appears in court for the Murder of ‘Rambo’

Lennox Andrews, aka Nutsman of South Oropouche has appeared in court for the murder of Andre James, aka Rambo. The victim, of Aripero Village, was shot and injured by a gunman at his home on June 2nd, 2018, and died one week later. Nutsman was arrested by officers on the day of the incident and was also charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition.

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August 9th, 2018

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Military Cemetary in St. James to be refurbished

Military Cemetary in St. James to be refurbished

The Military Cemetery on Long Circular Road, St. James will be refurbished tomorrow, by local and US soldiers. This is being done in honour of all veterans who served in the armed forces of both the US and Trinidad and Tobago. Officers on the USS Gunston Hall ship, which arrived in Port of Spain yesterday, will participate in the exercise alongside officers from the T&T […]

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August 9th, 2018

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Archbishop Gordon to receive pallium from Vatican representative

Archbishop Gordon to receive pallium from Vatican representative

The vatican’s diplomatic representative will officially impose Archbishop Jason Gordon with the pallium which he received from Pope Francis earlier this year. The ceremony will be celebrated with Holy Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception next Tuesday. Made of pure lamb’s wool and draped over the shoulders, the pallium represents the lost, sick or weak sheep which the shepherd places on his shoulders […]

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