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GATE reform comes in for praise from Heliconia Foundation

GATE reform comes in for praise from Heliconia Foundation

The Heliconia Foundation is praising the GATE reform. In fact, it claims that 91% of the 371 respondents to a poll they conducted were of the view that the program needed to be reformed. The foundation says that the poll also showed that 57% believed that students should be responsible for paying a percentage of their undergraduate education while 85% of respondents believed that students […]

Amrit Maharaj

August 4th, 2016

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GATE reform criticized by another Opposition MP

GATE reform criticized by another Opposition MP

Another Opposition MP has slammed the Government’s changes to the GATE program. Former Education Minister Dr. Tim Gopeesingh claimed that the reduction in support sees the PNM break a major general election promise of keeping GATE easily accessible. He believes that the planned use of means testing leaves the programme open to political manipulation. Dr. Gopeesingh is now asking Government to examine a report on […]

Amrit Maharaj

August 4th, 2016

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Apple Music now available for Android

Apple Music now available for Android

Apple Music is now available as a fully fledged app and service for owners of Android smartphones. A test version of Apple’s streaming-music service had been up for grabs for Android since last November. But now Apple must feel the product is ready for the masses as the official edition landed in the Google Play store on Wednesday. The Android flavour is similar to its […]

Amrit Maharaj

August 4th, 2016

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Attorney wants intensified talks on detained Muslims in Venezuela

A call is being made for intensified dialogue on the repatriation of five Trinidadian Muslims detained in Venezuela. The men were part of an original group of 25 which was held in Caracas during a visit to obtain Visas to travel to Saudi Arabia to perform the Umrah. Women and children were eventually released alongside the Imam. Mutual repatriation was recently discussed between the T&T […]

Amrit Maharaj

August 4th, 2016

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Teen held with pistol

Teen held with pistol

A 15 year old boy has been arrested for gun possession. Around 9.20 last night, a party of officers executed a search warrant at a house along William Street in Laventille. As they arrived, they noticed the boy running away. After a short chase, he was held, and found to be in possession of a pistol and 16 rounds 9mm ammunition. The teen is from […]

Amrit Maharaj

August 4th, 2016

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Chandrika gets the axe; Hope in for 3rd Test

Chandrika gets the axe; Hope in for 3rd Test

Shai Hope has replaced Rajendra Chandrika for the 3rd Test against India at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Ground in St. Lucia. Chandrika failed in the series so far, making 16, 31, 1 and 5 in his four innings. SQUAD Jason Holder (Captain) Kraigg Brathwaite (Vice Captain) Devendra Bishoo Jermaine Blackwood Carlos Brathwaite Darren Bravo Roston Chase Miguel Cummins Shane Dowrich Shannon Gabriel Shai Hope […]

Amrit Maharaj

August 4th, 2016

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“All That is We” goes to Paramin

“All That is We” goes to Paramin

The penultimate installment of “All That is We” was held on Saturday 30th July, 2016 at the Paramin Recreation Grounds. This initiative by the Community Development Division of the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, successfully brought the community together. All That is We’ also highlighted some of the skills residents were able to learn under the Community Education (Skills Training) Program. There were […]

Web Master

August 4th, 2016

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Another Test for the West Indies!

Another Test for the West Indies!

Another Test match against formidable opponents, another dismal performance. Yesterday, the second Test between West Indies & India came to a drab end. The only reason the home side didn’t lose embarrassingly was because of the rain that washed out most of the 4th day’s play. But are we really surprised? After it was announced the West Indies would cross swords with India in a […]

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August 4th, 2016

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Ganesh Utsav Yagna – Palmiste Park

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August 3rd, 2016

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CARICOM Nat Sec Ministers to meet in T&T to discuss ISIS threat

CARICOM Nat Sec Ministers to meet in T&T to discuss ISIS threat

National security ministers from CARICOM are due to meet in T&T in early September. According St Lucia’s National Security Minister Hermangild Francis they are likely to discuss the threat posed to the region by the terrorist group ISIS. He told reporters that he would be following very closely the recent media report that nine T&T nationals had been intercepted on their way to join the […]

Web Master

August 3rd, 2016

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