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GROWING PAINS
President Anthony Carmona has weighed in on the controversial Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2014, saying yesterday that “forays” into reform were to be expected from a young nation, but there was no room for “bull-headed partisanship”.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:37:45 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
...President warns against dependency
As Trinidad and Tobago celebrated its 52nd anniversary of Independence yesterday, President Anthony Carmona touched on a number of topics, including local productivity levels; a sense of entitlement to the public purse; and a prolonged dependency on oil and gas revenue.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:35:44 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Dana’s family appreciative of award
Relatives of Dana Seetahal said they were appreciative of the national award of the Chaconia Medal (Gold), which was to be bestowed on the deceased senior counsel, but they were “simply unable” to attend yesterday’s ceremony.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:34:58 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Panday, Manning deserve award
While neither of the former prime ministers who were nominated this year accepted the highest national award, the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (ORTT), Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar believes they are both “very deserving” of the honour.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:33:20 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Williams wants partnership with citizens
As the country celebrates its 52nd year of Independence, acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams asked that citizens continue to partner with the Police Service as they continue towards their strategic mission of making “every place in Trinidad and Tobago safe” by 2016.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:31:21 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
...Carmona thanks cops: ‘a dangerous job’
Police officers, on a daily basis, encounter elements of good, bad and evil and are never truly sure if they will return home from the patrols they are sent to.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:30:22 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Road death toll now 100
A 23-YEAR-OLD Ste Madeleine man was killed in a car crash yesterday along Uriah Butler Highway, taking the road fatality toll to 100 for the year to date.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:29:44 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Car thief nabbed in St Joseph
The swift action of officers from St Joseph Police Station resulted in the arrest of a 30-year-old man mere moments after he allegedly stole a white Nissan B14 motor vehicle from Price Plaza Mall in Chaguanas.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:28:59 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Penal man drowns in pond
A 27-year-old Penal man is suspected to have drowned in a pond near his home yesterday.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:28:24 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
26-year-old dies of asthma attack
A 26-year-old Ben Lomond man died on Friday after suffering an asthma attack, police said yesterday.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:27:51 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
ECLAC: Lower growth for C’bean in 2014
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has lowered its growth projections for Latin American and Caribbean economies in 2014.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:54:34 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Ministry to finalise exploration licences
The Ministry of Energy will soon be finalising licences for oil and gas exploration on land.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:54:06 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Digicel opens new St James outlet
West Trinidad welcomed a brand new Digicel outlet to St James as the new store opened on August 22 along the Western Main Road.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:53:37 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Natural gas reserves down again
Trinidad and Tobago’s proven natural gas reserves are down again, this time by seven per cent in 2013.
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:55:04 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Southpark Cinemas to reopen September 12
SOUTHPARK Cinemas 10 is now expected to reopen on September 12, 23 days after its initial public opening on August 20.
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:53:57 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
CHECKING THE NEW CURVED TV
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:51:58 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
It’s flawed maths
Government has not catered for every mathematical probability with the Constitution reform legislation, former finance minister Brian Kuei Tung has said.
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:17:07 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Amcham wants Govt to address issues at BIR
The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham T&T) is worried about what it calls “significant impediments” to doing business with the Board of Inland Revenue.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:46:20 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
‘Drop VAT, duties from security equipment’
As Finance Minister Larry Howai prepares to deliver the national budget in Parliament on September 8, a former head of the Supermarkets Association, Balliram Maharaj, is calling for critical areas to be addressed in the 2014/2015 fiscal package.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:15:11 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Gourmet cupcake plan cops $50,000 first prize
A business plan for a gourmet line of premium chocolate cupcakes and desserts, synthesising an optimal blend of locally grown cocoa and internationally sourced ingredients has captured the $50,000 first prize in the Entrepreneurship Boot Camp competition jointly held by The University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine, the National Entrepreneurship Development Company Limited (Nedco) and the Entrepreneurial Training Institute & Incubation Centre.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 01:03:29 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
BE TOLERANT
PRESIDENT Anthony Carmona yesterday said Constitution reform is to be expected as “change is the only constant” but said the process of reform must be “transparent, well-informed, inclusive, tolerant and driven by critical analysis” and there was no room for “bull-headed partisanship”.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:01:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Police work a dangerous job
President Anthony Carmona yesterday commended the members of the Police Service for their assiduous efforts in keeping the people of Trinidad and Tobago safe.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Tears for brave son
PREMATEE Seucharan, the mother of Nicholas Seucharan — who drowned after saving two boys at sea — yesterday broke down in tears as she accepted the Hummingbird Silver on behalf of her son at the Independence Day Awards ceremony, Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Parents in last-minute school shopping
Dozens of parents yesterday flocked to several stores in downtown Port-of-Spain in a bid to get their children’s school supplies in time for the new school term which begins tomorrow.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Woman commander in charge
President Anthony Carmona and Lieutenant Commander Kele-Ann Bourne, the first female military officer to assist the Commanding Officer at an Independence parade, were the crowd’s favourites at yesterday’s 52nd anniversary Independence Day Parade at the Queen’s Park Savannah (QPS), Port-of-Spain.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Patriots Stalin, Rudder sing for TT
The Co-operative Credit Union League of Trinidad and Tobago hosted it’s first Independence fund-raising event on Saturday, at the scenic grounds of the Cipriani Labour College, Valsayn. Four huge evergreen trees, clear skies and a setting sun, created the perfect environment to celebrate an evening dedicated to “Patriots”, the Independence Concert.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Fight the disease of alcoholism—NCIC Head
The latest call to fight the disease of alcoholism has come from a leader of the Indo-Trinidadian community. President of the National Council of Indian Culture (NCIC) Dr Deokienanan Sharma said al... Read more...
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:48:02 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
12 honoured in Independence Day celebrations in New York
The Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) Shiva Mandir, Narinedath Badall of Nio’s Trinidad roti shop and West Indian bakery, and Anoop Dhanpat, founder of Sansaar Sangeet and New York Mastana were amon... Read more...
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:43:36 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Parents of stillborn baby want answers
“Something went horribly wrong and I want answers,” cried 26-year-old Ravi Lal-Ramsingh at the funeral of his baby girl. Lal-Ramsingh and his wife Vishwanie, 25, who are blaming medical negligence... Read more...
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:40:11 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Suriname leader’s son confesses to ‘US attack plot’ countryman remains in T&T prison
Dereck AchongThe son of the president of Suriname has confessed to attempting to facilitate Lebanese terrorism group Hezbollah to establish a South American outpost. While Dino Bouterse waits on his s... Read more...
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:37:13 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Seetahal relative: Family didn’t ‘blank’ Dana’s Chaconia medal
One member of the family of murdered Senior Counsel Dana Seetahal says the family has not “blanked” Seetahal’s Chaconia medal but will collect the award at a later date. In a telephone interview on... Read more...
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:30:27 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Red, white and black in PoS streets
Kalifa ClyneThousands gathered at the Queen’s Park Savannah to look on as the 52nd anniversary Independence parade proceeded from the Savannah to St James. Taking to the Port-of-Spain streets, citizen... Read more...
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:29:05 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
President’s wife gives award to Ibrahim
In an unusual move, Reema Carmona, wife of President Anthony Carmona was forced to present a national award—the Chaconia Medal (Gold) for community service—to Rasheeda Ibrahim. Ibrahim did not shak... Read more...
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:27:33 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
T&T students win Nasa scholarships
Two students from the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine, have won scholarships to participate in a four-month internship programme at Nasa’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, C... Read more...
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 04:22:41 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
TTMA optimistic about more trade with Venezuela
Sean NeroPresident of the T&T Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) Nicholas Lok Jack is optimistic about the potential for increased trade between T&T and Venezuela. Commenting on Venezuela’s par... Read more...
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 04:19:22 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Mayor: Site being sought for Salvatori vendors
Kalifa ClynePort-of-Spain Mayor Raymond Tim Kee says he will be meeting with officials at the Local Government Ministry as part of his attempts to secure a space for vendors who are being moved from t... Read more...
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:14:56 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Fight the disease of alcoholism—NCIC Head
The latest call to fight the disease of alcoholism has come from a leader of the Indo-Trinidadian community. President of the National Council of Indian Culture (NCIC) Dr Deokienanan Sharma said al... Read more...
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:48:02 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
12 honoured in Independence Day celebrations in New York
The Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) Shiva Mandir, Narinedath Badall of Nio’s Trinidad roti shop and West Indian bakery, and Anoop Dhanpat, founder of Sansaar Sangeet and New York Mastana were amon... Read more...
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:43:36 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Parents of stillborn baby want answers
“Something went horribly wrong and I want answers,” cried 26-year-old Ravi Lal-Ramsingh at the funeral of his baby girl. Lal-Ramsingh and his wife Vishwanie, 25, who are blaming medical negligence... Read more...
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:40:11 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Suriname leader’s son confesses to ‘US attack plot’ countryman remains in T&T prison
Dereck AchongThe son of the president of Suriname has confessed to attempting to facilitate Lebanese terrorism group Hezbollah to establish a South American outpost. While Dino Bouterse waits on his s... Read more...
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:37:13 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Seetahal relative: Family didn’t ‘blank’ Dana’s Chaconia medal
One member of the family of murdered Senior Counsel Dana Seetahal says the family has not “blanked” Seetahal’s Chaconia medal but will collect the award at a later date. In a telephone interview on... Read more...
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:30:27 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Red, white and black in PoS streets
Kalifa ClyneThousands gathered at the Queen’s Park Savannah to look on as the 52nd anniversary Independence parade proceeded from the Savannah to St James. Taking to the Port-of-Spain streets, citizen... Read more...
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:29:05 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
President’s wife gives award to Ibrahim
In an unusual move, Reema Carmona, wife of President Anthony Carmona was forced to present a national award—the Chaconia Medal (Gold) for community service—to Rasheeda Ibrahim. Ibrahim did not shak... Read more...
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:27:33 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
T&T students win Nasa scholarships
Two students from the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine, have won scholarships to participate in a four-month internship programme at Nasa’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, C... Read more...
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 04:22:41 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
TTMA optimistic about more trade with Venezuela
Sean NeroPresident of the T&T Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) Nicholas Lok Jack is optimistic about the potential for increased trade between T&T and Venezuela. Commenting on Venezuela’s par... Read more...
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 04:19:22 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
No, not a good reason
There may be no history of asbestos poisoning on record at PTSC’s South Quay office, but that’s just luck.... Read more...
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:03:08 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Forgotten vendors
On the eve of Independence Day, vendors operating at the Salvatori Building site, long razed for development, are facing eviction by Udecott as their running month to month contract to use the spac... Read more...
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 04:26:52 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
T&T democracy alive
If there is one positive coming out of the Government’s amendment of the 1976 Republican Constitution to facilitate the recall of Members of Parliament, term limits for prime ministers and controve... Read more...
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:09:41 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Significant week in sport
In recent days, T&T’s leading athletes have turned in world-class performances that have done the country proud. Congratulations are in order for the senior women’s team for winning the inaugur... Read more...
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:42:40 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Voices of a young democracy
One of the major revelations of the protest and support actions outside the Senate and two weeks ago when the House of Representatives met to debate the Constitutional (Amendment) Bill 2014 is the... Read more...
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:01:10 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Need for review as traffic wardens deliver
As the fifth batch of traffic wardens graduated last week, Minister of Works and Infrastructure Dr Surujrattan Rambachan noted that the Traffic Warden Division was responsible for revenue of $7.5 m... Read more...
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:27:17 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Critical moment for Constitution Bill
Today, the learned minds of the Upper House will consider and debate on the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2014, now on its last phase of Parliamentary discussion before being passed into law. It’s... Read more...
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 03:31:55 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
National awards promote service not self
The annual granting of national awards is one of the few areas of public affairs in T&T that calls for the involvement of the country’s three top office holders: ... Read more...
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 03:11:45 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Tending the flock while planning the barn
At Thursday’s post-Cabinet press conference, Minister of Health Dr Fuad Khan announced some welcome, if overdue initiatives to improve public healthcare. These announcements come on the heels of is... Read more...
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 05:50:43 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
New dawn for TCL shareholders
Tuesday’s special compulsory meeting of Trinidad Cement Ltd shareholders at a Port-of-Spain hotel may have left many of the attending shareholders feeling slightly let down by the lack of drama, bu... Read more...
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:11:19 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian

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Backs construction of multi-purpose facility
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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
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:05:12 +0000 Read Full Story @ TNT Mirror
No NIS pension before Xmas
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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
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:02:16 +0000 Read Full Story @ TNT Mirror
Judicial system in crisis
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:01:15 +0000 Read Full Story @ TNT Mirror
Latecomer Warner praises women’s group
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 18:59:04 +0000 Read Full Story @ TNT Mirror