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T&T may have 200,000 squatters

This country may have over 200,000 squatters. This was revealed today by CEO of the Land Settlement Agency, Hazar Hosein, during a sitting of Parliament’s Joint Select Committee. Mr Hosein explained exactly how they arrived at that figure. Hosein estimate 07 06 16 Mr Hosein was also asked to give an update on leases for 4,469 lots developed by the LSA. Hosein leases 07 06 […]

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June 7th, 2016

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Ministry notes alleged shortage of chemotherapy drugs

The Health Ministry has taken note of and is exploring allegations of a local shortage in chemotherapy drugs. The claim came recently from historian and cancer patient Angelo Bissessarsingh. Today 103FM News spoke with Chief Medical Officer Dr Akenath Misir, who said a statement on the matter is being prepared. He pointed out though, that concerns over general pharmaceutical drug shortages had been expressed previously. […]

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June 7th, 2016

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Opposition Senator rejects Procurement Review Board

Opposition Senator rejects Procurement Review Board

There is no need for a review board for Public Procurement. This was the view expressed by Opposition Senator Wade Mark, during his contribution on Government’s proposed amendments. The board will have the power to review decisions made by the procurement regulator and will comprise a retired judge as chairman. But Mr. Mark said this function is already accounted for through law. Mark No Review […]

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June 7th, 2016

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Full probe ordered into removal of keys from POS Prison

Full probe ordered into removal of keys from POS Prison

The Acting Assistant Commissioner of Prisons has been appointed to fully investigate the removal of keys from the Port of Spain Jail. Last Friday it was revealed that a prison officer failed to return a bunch of keys for a section of the facility. Although the keys were recovered, the man was charged for misbehaviour in public office. According to National Security Minister Edmund Dillon, […]

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June 7th, 2016

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Bomb scare at UWI causes cancellation of classes

Bomb scare at UWI causes cancellation of classes

A bomb scare at the UWI St. Augustine campus has caused the cancellation of several classes. According to the University, staff and students of the Faculty of Humanities and Education, the Alma Jordan Library, the Student Activities Center, the Food Court and the Learning Resource Center were evacuated this morning. The Campus was given the all clear to resume normal operations at 11:20am. But a release […]

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June 7th, 2016

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Device found near Point Fortin school not a grenade

Device found near Point Fortin school not a grenade

The device found near a Point Fortin Primary School was not a real explosive. The object resembling a grenade was found around 7 o’clock this morning by a sanitation worker along the Techier Link Road. Students and teachers were quickly evacuated and the area cordoned off. The device was then examined by officers from TTPS Explosive Detection and Disposal Unit. According to National Security Minister […]

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June 7th, 2016

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Talking to your Xbox One: A new feature!

Talking to your Xbox One: A new feature!

Imagine being able to have a conversation with your Xbox One. That’s about to happen with the feature known as Cortana is being previewed in the system. Windows Cortana is a voice recognition feature bundled with Windows 10, similar to Siri for Windows.  Where Xbox One voice control required Kinect, Cortana will work with either Kinect or a headset. Cortana will subsume existing Xbox voice […]

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June 7th, 2016

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Jail gives Sanjay Dutt a new appreciation for pen and paper

Jail gives Sanjay Dutt a new appreciation for pen and paper

Prison has given Sanjay Dutt a new appreciation for pen and paper. Prior to his stint in jail on an arms conviction, the actor was very tech aware, with the pen and paper barely featuring in his life. While incarcerated though, since he didn’t have technology or a phone, he got accustomed to the old fashioned way of communicating: through letters. And he is said […]

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June 7th, 2016

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First preview tonight for ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

First preview tonight for ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

The next chapter in the Harry Potter story is set to be revealed on stage after months of anticipation. The first preview for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will take place tonight in front of an audience of 1,500 at London’s Palace Theatre. The play is set 19 years after the seventh and final book in the series by JK Rowling. Picking up from […]

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June 7th, 2016

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Baal Vikaas Finals this weekend!

Baal Vikaas Finals this weekend!

This weekend, hundreds of children from across the country will participate in the finals of the prestigious Baal Vikaas programme. The cultural and religious program is put on annually by the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha, starting in 1985. Its aim was and still is to promote East Indian culture amongst the nation’s youngest citizens. It also seeks to allow children to excel, not only in […]

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June 7th, 2016

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