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‘Housefull 3’ shatters ‘Bajirao Mastani’ box office record

‘Housefull 3’ shatters ‘Bajirao Mastani’ box office record

This week saw the release of the third instalment in the ‘HouseFull’ franchise, Housefull 3. The film which features an ensemble cast of Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Lisa Haydon and Nargis Fakhri released in approx. 600 screens in the overseas. Akshay Kumar’s “Housefull 3” had a phenomenal opening, at the overseas box office. The comedy drama, which was panned by critics, shattered the […]

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June 3rd, 2016

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Muslims await sighting of moon to begin Ramadan

Muslims await sighting of moon to begin Ramadan

Muslims across Trinidad and Tobago are preparing for the start of Ramadan, which could begin this weekend. 103FM News understands if the moon is sighted on Sunday, Ramadan begins immediately at that point, with the first day of fasting happening from Monday June 6th. If the moon is NOT sighted on Sunday night, then Ramadan will begin at sunset on Monday, with the first day […]

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June 3rd, 2016

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George Bovell III to take ‘the first swim’ at National Aquatic Centre

George Bovell III to take ‘the first swim’ at National Aquatic Centre

Though not officially open yet, the National Aquatic Centre in Couva will host a test event tomorrow, as part of the handover process. In fact, Olympic bronze medallist George Bovell III will be the first athlete to dive into the pool. It was Bovell’s exploits in the world of swimming that inspired the centre, and he is expected to use the facility to continue his preparation […]

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June 3rd, 2016

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Criminologist predicts crime rise based on TT’s economic state

Criminologist predicts crime rise based on TT’s economic state

A criminologist has predicted a further rise in the rate of crime in T&T. Dr. Randy Seepersad, speaking on a television programme, said gang violence and the illegal trade of guns from Latin America and the US as major causes of crime. When asked about the possible increase in crime, he noted T&T’s economic situation as a deciding factor. “Based on the research internationally, I […]

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June 3rd, 2016

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Despite cheap hotel prices, Tobago hotel occupancy remains low

Despite cheap hotel prices, Tobago hotel occupancy remains low

Despite having cheaper hotel prices, Tobago’s occupancy rate for 2015 is about 34% lower than other Caribbean countries. This revelation came today as members of the THA appeared before a Joint Select Committee of the Parliament. According to the statistics held by the JSC Chairman, Tobago’s occupancy for 2015 stood at approximately 34%, with hotels costing approximately 154 US dollars. By contrast, the region’s occupancy […]

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June 3rd, 2016

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Medical examiners: ‘Prince’ died from drug overdose

Medical examiners: ‘Prince’ died from drug overdose

Medical examiners have found that ‘Prince’ the singer died from an accidental overdose of drugs. The report, from the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Minnesota, said the drug was a painkiller. It comes more than a month after the singer was found dead at his home. Officials told US media in May that prescription painkillers were in the singer’s possession following his death. Detectives have […]

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June 3rd, 2016

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Teenage Abortions

Teenage Abortions

A lot of talk has been taking place in the past few weeks regarding child marriages and of course it all links back to the protection of children. The Children’s Authority is just over one year old and has begun to deal with cases related to the safety and well-being of children, giving that extra push the country needs to move forward in that regard. […]

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June 3rd, 2016

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Facebook develops bots to help understand people’s posts

Facebook develops bots to help understand people’s posts

Artificial Intelligence software has been developed by Facebook to help understand what people are talking about in their online posts. The Deep Text engine can reportedly understand text with ‘near-human’ accuracy. According to a blog post from Facebook, the AI system was developed to help people get more out of its site and to help catch span and other unwanted messages. Deep Text is being […]

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June 2nd, 2016

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Nutritional drink 8 oz can products recalled in T&T

Nutritional drink 8 oz can products recalled in T&T

Abbott Nutrition International has initiated a voluntary recall of Nepro Vanilla 8 oz metal can products in this country. Nepro is a nutritional drink designed for people on dialysis. In a media release from the Health Ministry, it states that some of the product was shipped to Trinidad in February 2016, with the lot number 57648RA11. However the recall does not apply to any other Abbott […]

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June 2nd, 2016

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PM Rowley flies to Cuba for International Summit

PM Rowley flies to Cuba for International Summit

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will leave tomorrow to attend the 7th Summit of Head of States in Cuba. The Summit takes place from June 2nd to the 4th. It brings together a number of countries to discuss the challenges of sustainable development, climate change and peace in the Region. In a media release from the Prime Minister’s office, it states that T&T’s participation presents a […]

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June 2nd, 2016

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