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MAROONED
“I CANNOT live in a duck pond as a result of the highway,” declared Mohan Chatoor yesterday as he waded through flood water in Fyzabad.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:51:54 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
‘Worst I have seen’
LEO DOODNATH, chairman of the Siparia Regional Corporation, said of all the flood-affected areas that fall under the jurisdiction of the corporation, Standard Road, Fyzabad was the worst.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:49:18 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Gunman escapes after killing woman, brother
A CHAGUANAS woman and her brother were shot dead yesterday afternoon by a close male friend of the woman after he had allegedly threatened to kill her that morning.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:48:28 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Redefine ‘spouse’
The term “spouse” in the Domestic Violence Act should be redefined to include same-sex partners. This would allow gay victims of domestic violence to make applications under the Act.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:45:58 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
PAHO: Over seven suicides an hour in region
A new Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) report says about 65,000 people take their own lives in the Americas, including the Caribbean, each year—more than seven an hour.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:45:06 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Fallen trees, landslides after heavy rains
Several incidents were reported in Tobago yesterday in the wake of heavy rain and wind.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:44:25 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Wayne remains bedridden
As the nation celebrated the Hindu festival of lights yesterday, activist Dr Wayne Kublalsingh rested at his D’Abadie home as he completed what he has said is 37 days without food and water.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:40:12 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
‘Roti season’ as buyers crowd shops
Roti shops throughout Port of Spain were jam-packed with customers as Trinidad and Tobago celebrated the Divali holiday yesterday.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:38:35 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Close call for Moheni
MINISTER of State in the Ministry of National Security Embau Moheni had to be hospitalised yesterday when his car ended up in a ditch after it was struck by another vehicle as he headed west along the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:36:48 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Mentally challenged man missing
A MENTALLY CHALLENGED man who cannot speak has been missing from his home since Tuesday.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:34:09 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
‘2008 $$ crisis still hurting millions’
The impact of the 2008 economic crisis on families and jobs around the globe has not abated much, Central Bank Governor Jwala Rambarran has said.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:10:17 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Fuel costs ease, US airline profits soar
Profits are soaring at the biggest US airlines as fuel prices drop—but don’t expect fares to fall too.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:08:45 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
OCM revenues up
Port of Spain-based One Caribbean Media Ltd (OCM) has recorded growth in revenue for the nine-month period up to September 30, 2014. In its unaudited results for the third quarter published today, OCM chairman Sir Fred Gollop said sales of $402 million (US$62.3 million) were 2.5 per cent above last year’s $392 million (US$60.8 million).
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:56:05 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Central Bank sells US$100m
The Central Bank yesterday sold US$100 million to the banking system. “This sizeable intervention is the third for the month of October and was based on lower than expected US dollar conversions from energy companies and increased seasonal demand from the business community for foreign exchange,” the Bank said in a statement.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:55:29 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Hadeed: Face-lift for Maracas Beach
THE Maracas Beach facility will soon be getting a face-lift, Tourism Minister Gerald Hadeed said yesterday. The minister said has Cabinet approved $89 million for the facility. Hadeed was speaking at the post-Cabinet press conference at the San Fernando Teaching Hospital yesterday.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:54:55 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Concern over drop in global oil prices
The recent drop in global oil prices has implications for Trinidad and Tobago’s economy, the Energy Chamber has said.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:59:32 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
TCL revenue rises by $97.2m
Trinidad Cement Ltd has recorded growth in revenue of $97.2 million for the first nine months of 2014 ending September 30.
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:36:04 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Grander Ruby Tuesday to replace gutted outlet
Ruby Tuesday’s local franchise holder Derek Chin says the restaurant’s Grand Bazaar outlet, which was gutted by fire last Friday, will emerge grander than before as soon as possible.
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:34:39 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Achieving long-term investment performance
In recent weeks, we at Bourse would have proposed the construction of three broad investment portfolios, the conservative, moderate and aggressive portfolio (see Exhibit 1). We assessed the year-to-date and recent performance of these portfolios, proposing that investors would benefit from well-structured investing as opposed to passive saving.
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:49:48 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
US$50m pumped into banking system
The Central Bank on Thursday sold US$50 million to the banking system. This sale is the second in what the bank calls a “series of Central Bank’s foreign exchange interventions strategically timed and directed to ensure a reliable supply of foreign exchange to meet demands of the business community as commercial activity for the approaching Christmas season pick up”.
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:09:17 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
I'M A SURVIVOR
She was too young to have breast cancer.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Woman, cousin killed
A family has been left shattered after the ex-boyfriend of Deshon Sobers, 21, went on a shooting rampage at their home on Francois Street, Enterprise, killing Deshon, her cousin, Trevon, and wounding two of her relatives, one of them disabled.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Let 'inner beauty' triumph
PRESIDENT Anthony Carmona yesterday hailed the triumph of “inner beauty” over darkness as he sent Divali greetings to the nation on behalf of himself, his wife Reema and family.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Respect the Courts
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar continues to express concern about the Highway Re-Route Movement’s (HRM) “its unwillingness to abide with the rulings of the court” on the group’s objections to matters related to construction of the Debe to Mon Desir section of the Point Fortin Highway.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Richards: Not sure it's legal
FORMER President George Maxwell Richards yesterday described as “highly unusual” the decision of President Anthony Carmona to issue — along with lawyers for his wife Reema Harrysingh-Carmona — a legal letter threatening lawsuit against comedienne Rachel Price, as questions over the legality of the letter emerged.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Staggering incompetent service
THE EDITOR: Decent service in Trinidad is virtually non existent and it is ever increasingly becoming more and more frustrating and infuriating.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Civil society groups in vigil for Kublalsingh
A little over three dozen members of various civil society groups braved heavy rains on Wednesday night as they held a vigil in solidarity for environmentalist Dr Wayne Kublalsingh. Armed with wax-fil... Read more...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:54:26 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
South families hit by flooding
More than 150 families were forced to cancel their Divali celebrations after heavy rainfall caused flooding and landslides in communities and homes across south Trinidad yesterday morning. The hardest... Read more...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:48:53 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Kublalsingh wants names of contractors
Leader of the Highway Re-Route Movement (HRM) Dr Wayne Kublalsingh has issued his own challenge to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, calling on her to make the names of the contractors involved i... Read more...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:44:48 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
President at UWI graduation: We are a society in adult distress
Commentators and writers in T&T are bulldogs in a ring, bruising each other in that clash of professional egos. This was a statement made by President Anthony Carmona during his feature address at... Read more...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:40:15 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
PM at close of Nagar: Highway will be built
Even as hunger striker Dr Wayne Kublalsingh is now bedridden and talking about death, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar remains resolute in her decision that the Debe to Mon Desir leg of the Point... Read more...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:36:54 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Nation in crisis says MSJ head in Divali message
The messages of peace, truth and good over evil and the importance of strengthening the family are desperately needed in T&T says David Abdulah, leader of the Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) in... Read more...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:31:53 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Indian culture head claims discrimination: Girl with mehindi barred from school
The National Council on Indian Culture (NCIC) is calling on the Education Ministry and the Government to investigate an incident in which a primary school pupil was reportedly discriminated against be... Read more...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:29:44 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Cops search for gunman in central killing
A gunman stormed a pan theatre in central Trinidad yesterday shooting four people. Two died while the other two victims remained hospitalised up to late yesterday. Deshawn Sobers, 21, and Trevaughn So... Read more...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:11:19 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Mediation Board chairman on hunger fast: It’s not the magic bullet but let’s talk
Chairman of the Mediation Board, Justice Vasheist Kokaram, is urging all parties involved in the contentious Debe to Mon Desir portion of the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway to Point Fortin to go to mediat... Read more...
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:53:01 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
MHTL proceeds to lower public debt
T&T’s children will inherit lower public debt if a plan by Minister of Finance and the Economy Larry Howai comes to fruition. He confirmed this in e-mailed responses to questions from the T&T... Read more...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:05:57 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Civil society groups in vigil for Kublalsingh
A little over three dozen members of various civil society groups braved heavy rains on Wednesday night as they held a vigil in solidarity for environmentalist Dr Wayne Kublalsingh. Armed with wax-fil... Read more...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:54:26 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
South families hit by flooding
More than 150 families were forced to cancel their Divali celebrations after heavy rainfall caused flooding and landslides in communities and homes across south Trinidad yesterday morning. The hardest... Read more...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:48:53 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Kublalsingh wants names of contractors
Leader of the Highway Re-Route Movement (HRM) Dr Wayne Kublalsingh has issued his own challenge to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, calling on her to make the names of the contractors involved i... Read more...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:44:48 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
President at UWI graduation: We are a society in adult distress
Commentators and writers in T&T are bulldogs in a ring, bruising each other in that clash of professional egos. This was a statement made by President Anthony Carmona during his feature address at... Read more...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:40:15 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
PM at close of Nagar: Highway will be built
Even as hunger striker Dr Wayne Kublalsingh is now bedridden and talking about death, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar remains resolute in her decision that the Debe to Mon Desir leg of the Point... Read more...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:36:54 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Nation in crisis says MSJ head in Divali message
The messages of peace, truth and good over evil and the importance of strengthening the family are desperately needed in T&T says David Abdulah, leader of the Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) in... Read more...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:31:53 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Indian culture head claims discrimination: Girl with mehindi barred from school
The National Council on Indian Culture (NCIC) is calling on the Education Ministry and the Government to investigate an incident in which a primary school pupil was reportedly discriminated against be... Read more...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:29:44 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Cops search for gunman in central killing
A gunman stormed a pan theatre in central Trinidad yesterday shooting four people. Two died while the other two victims remained hospitalised up to late yesterday. Deshawn Sobers, 21, and Trevaughn So... Read more...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:11:19 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Mediation Board chairman on hunger fast: It’s not the magic bullet but let’s talk
Chairman of the Mediation Board, Justice Vasheist Kokaram, is urging all parties involved in the contentious Debe to Mon Desir portion of the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway to Point Fortin to go to mediat... Read more...
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:53:01 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Useful lessons to learn from Canada attacks
Thankfully no one with T&T origins was killed or injured in these incidents, but the people of this country, especially in the light of this close connection, share in the shock and the concern fo... Read more...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:23:05 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Protocols for handling Ebola risks urgently needed
As well as the protocols for evaluating and handling possible Ebola risks, also needed urgently is an update on the internal preparations to backstop the efforts to prevent the virus making landfall.... Read more...
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:20:59 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Better care options for mentally ill
The death of a man described as mentally ill at the Centre for Socially Displaced Persons in Port-of-Spain on Monday points to a need to review and improve the quality of care for mentally ill outpati... Read more...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:22:25 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
WICB meeting too little too late
West Indies cricketers, the WICB and WIPA must share the blame for the fiasco in which they are all embroiled as a result of the decision to pull out of the tour of India over a protracted pay-structu... Read more...
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:48:20 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Planning for Petrocaribe’s finale
Professor Anthony Bryan, professor emeritus at the University of Miami, told the T&T Guardian last week that he expected Venezuela’s Petrocaribe initiative to end soon. Professor Bryan observed th... Read more...
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:25:18 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Oil price decline T&T’s wake-up call
On Thursday, the price of the oil benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for November delivery dropped below US$80 a barrel for the first time since June 29, 2012, before recovering to close the week... Read more...
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:47:21 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Take no chances with Ebola
Many people will approve of the Cabinet decision on Thursday to deny entry into T&T to people from the countries in which there have been more than 4,500 Ebola cases. There will be some who consid... Read more...
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 06:46:47 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Well-informed public best defence against Ebola
Raising awareness will make for smoother implementation of the basic public health strategies that can prevent an Ebola outbreak here. So the tried and proven strategies include rapid identification a... Read more...
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:54:08 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Investing in research crucial to economy
The call by the principal of the University of the West Indies St Augustine campus, Prof Clement Sankat, for private-sector investment in research and development (R&D) could not be more appropria... Read more...
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:48:23 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Address yacht-repair industry concerns
The western peninsula of Trinidad has long been a preferred destination for seamen over the centuries, offering a natural safe harbour and gentle seas for countless vessels. Since 1991, when Power Boa... Read more...
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 04:25:19 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian

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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:07:43 +0000 Read Full Story @ TNT Mirror
Backs construction of multi-purpose facility
Eddie Hart comes under fire FORMER Minister, Eddie Hart has come under fire from Dinsley residents and groups against the construction of the multi-purpose sporting facility at the Orange Grove Savannah. Recently, members of the newly-formed Future Generation Committee assembled … Continue reading
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:07:00 +0000 Read Full Story @ TNT Mirror
Ex-prisoner calls for end to Vagina searches
A FEMALE ex-convict, who was recently released from jail is calling for the end of “cavity” searches of female prisoners at the Women’s Prison at Golden Grove, Arouca. The woman, in her mid-thirties, who wished to remain anonymous, complained she … Continue reading
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:05:57 +0000 Read Full Story @ TNT Mirror
Xmas sales looking good in Princes Town
THE yuletide season has its ups and downs every year for businessmen and women all over Trinidad and Tobago but Christmas 2013 will definitely bring its goodies to the business owners of Princes Town.  To read the full story get … Continue reading
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:05:12 +0000 Read Full Story @ TNT Mirror
No NIS pension before Xmas
Retirees wait and wait for benefits MANY retirees hoping for settlement of their National Insurance Scheme (NIS) retirement benefits before Christmas may be in for a big disappointment. Word reaching TnT Mirror is that most of the National Insurance Board … Continue reading
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:04:21 +0000 Read Full Story @ TNT Mirror
Visitors to Golden Grove complain
No sanitary toilets PERSONS visiting their loved ones at the Golden Grove Prison in Arouca have complained about the inconvenience faced when they have a call of nature. Currently, there is no sanitary bathroom facility for either male nor female … Continue reading
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:03:15 +0000 Read Full Story @ TNT Mirror
Big Mout Boysie
Curry duck and ham for Xmas “I LOVE a good curry duck but I not in this curry duck business at Christmas time. Give me meh bake ham and pastelles.” Boysie, the multi-ethnic barber, the kaleidoscopic homo sapien of three … Continue reading
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:02:16 +0000 Read Full Story @ TNT Mirror
Judicial system in crisis
400,000 unfinished cases claims JP Ackbar Khan Also an estimated 150,000 outstanding warrants JUSTICE of the Peace Ackbar Khan estimates that there is an astounding backlog of over 400,000 cases in the country’s courts. Speaking exclusively with TnT Mirror he … Continue reading
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:01:15 +0000 Read Full Story @ TNT Mirror
Latecomer Warner praises women’s group
CHAGUANAS West MP Jack Warner commended the St. Augustine Women’s group for the sterling service they have been giving to the Tunapuna and St. Augustine Community. He added that other groups in the country should emulate what they have done … Continue reading
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 18:59:04 +0000 Read Full Story @ TNT Mirror