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Electrical problems cause water disruption in north-east Trinidad

Electrical problems cause water disruption in north-east Trinidad

Electrical problems have led to a disruption in pipe-borne water to residents in north-east Trinidad. According to WASA, the issue has affected production at the North Oropouche Water Treatment Plant. Emergency repairs are underway and are expected to be completed by 6 o’clock this evening. Areas currently being affected include: the town of Sangre Grande, Vega De Oropouche, Toco Rd Sangre Grande, Sangre Chiquito, Manzanilla, […]

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December 12th, 2016

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To Protect And Serve? Really?

To Protect And Serve? Really?

Shock and sadness blanketed the country once again when it was reported that the body of missing bank employee, Shannon Banfield was found in the storage room of the popular IAM store in Port of Spain last Wednesday. The 20 year old Republic Bank customer service rep went missing 2 days earlier. Workers reportedly found her body in a box in a storage area while […]

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December 12th, 2016

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12 Unlikely Things to Be Grateful For

12 Unlikely Things to Be Grateful For

As a Brit, I’m enamored with Thanksgiving. I love the American tradition that rolls around every November when people schedule their OOOs, overeat, and contemplate—at least for a day—what they are grateful for. And I get it; it’s all about appreciating good health, friends, family, frozen yogurt—you know, the all-important blessings that truly deserve our gratitude. But what about the other stuff? The stuff that’s […]

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December 12th, 2016

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NATUC claims legal win over Labour Minister

NATUC claims legal win over Labour Minister

NATUC has scored a legal victory over Labour Minister Jennifer Baptiste-Primus, regarding her decision to remove one of its appointments to the Board of the Cipriani Labour College. SWWTU President Michael Anisette was dismissed on February 15th, a move that was challenged by the umbrella body. In a ruling handed down yesterday, High Court Judge Justice Ronnie Boodoosingh pointed out that NATUC as the “most […]

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December 9th, 2016

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20 year old appears in court for murder of 57 year old man

20 year old appears in court for murder of 57 year old man

A 20 year old man has been remanded in custody, after appearing in court for murder. Hakeem Mohammed, an air condition technician of Maracas, St. Joseph, is accused of killing 57 year old Leon Byron on August 3rd. Byron’s body was discovered in a drain at Charles Trace, Esmeralda Road in Cunupia, with stab wounds to the head. Mohammed appeared before Chaguanas 1st Court Senior […]

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December 9th, 2016

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Tobagonians urged to step up disaster preparedness

Tobagonians urged to step up disaster preparedness

Tobagonians are being urged to step up disaster preparedness efforts, following a series of earthquakes this week. A magnitude 6.2 tremor struck on Tuesday and since then, there have been a number of aftershocks, all centered off the coast of Tobago. THA Secretary of Finance Joel Jack says the recent tremors are a “wakeup call” to Tobagonians. He says while there were no reports of […]

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December 9th, 2016

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THA names priority development projects for 2017

THA names priority development projects for 2017

The THA has identified its priority development projects for fiscal 2017. They include Manta Lodge, the Buccoo Beach Programme, and the Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute. According to the THA’s, Secretary of Finance and Enterprise Development Joel Jack, the Council will continue with these projects. With regard to Manta Lodge, the tendering process has started, with work scheduled to begin later next week. The Scarborough […]

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December 9th, 2016

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Opposition walks out of Parliament sitting

Opposition walks out of Parliament sitting

The Opposition walked out of Parliament this afternoon, following the dismissal of a matter brought to the House. Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar brought forward a motion dealing with the level of crime being experienced in T&T. She spoke before debate was supposed to begin on the FATCA Bill. Audio: kpb-motion-09-12-16 House Speaker Bridgid Annisette-George rejected the motion, after which the order was issued for two Opposition […]

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December 9th, 2016

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New Windies head coach and WICB CEO to be “ratified” this weekend

New Windies head coach and WICB CEO to be “ratified” this weekend

A new West Indies Head Coach and WICB CEO will be officially confirmed at a board meeting this weekend in St Maarten. The Windies’ last head coach Phil Simmons was sacked due to what the board called “differences in culture and strategic approach.” That position has remained vacant since the September/October tour against Pakistan. Under interim coach Joel Garner, the Windies managed just one win against […]

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December 9th, 2016

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Lewis leads Dynamites to BPL win; Bravo ends as top wicket-taker

Lewis leads Dynamites to BPL win; Bravo ends as top wicket-taker

A 31-ball 45 from Evin Lewis has seen the Dhaka Dynamites crowned Bangladesh Premier League winners. Batting first in the final against Darren Sammy’s Rajshahi Kings, the Dynamites made 159/9 in 20 overs on the back on Lewis’ blitz and 36 from 33 from Man of the Match Kumar Sangakkara. The Kings were rattled out for 103 with Dwayne Bravo and Andre Russell grabbing a […]

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December 9th, 2016

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