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AIDS DEATHS RISE
An estimated 22,085 people in Trinidad and Tobago are living with HIV, according to UNAIDS Strategic Intervention Adviser Dr Miriam Chipimo. The number of new cases has also increased in recent years which is quite alarming, Chipimo said.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:32:53 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
DIVALI LIGHT
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:31:51 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
PM: Travel-ban review coming
A decision will be made today by the Government concerning the ban to travellers coming from Nigeria.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:29:18 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Cancer rate rises for younger women
The number of women under 35 being diagnosed with cancer in this country has doubled this year, according to statistics from the National Radiotherapy Centre. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and in keeping with the annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease, the Health Ministry hosted a pink affair—a ride, walk and run for cancer awareness—at Macqueripe beach under the patronage of the President’s wife, Reema Carmona, on Saturday.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:27:10 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Rachel Price gets Carmona warning letter
Lawyers representing President Anthony Carmona have sent a pre-action protocol letter to comedian Rachel Price requesting she cease and desist from discussing the attire of his wife, Reema Carmona.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:26:17 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Their lives are at risk
OILFIELDS Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) president general Ancel Roget said yesterday the union was not satisfied with the response by State-owned Petrotrin to concerns about Ebola raised by workers at the port at Pointe-a-Pierre.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:21:07 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
PETROTRIN RESPONDS
Petrotrin president Khalid Hassanali said yesterday that the controversial Overseas Yellowstone vessel was berthed at the port at Pointe-a-Pierre. He said although some employees were refusing to perform their duties, work was ongoing as usual at the port. Hassanali denied that the company failed to provide proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to workers at the Pointe-a-Pierre port.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:20:00 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
...Caricom must establish a protocol on visitors, says Rowley
Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley has said that the absence of a Caricom protocol on visitors to the region in the face of the Ebola threat was “worrisome”. “I thought the first thing we would have done was to make this a Caricom issue rather than having a situation where one country gets up and says, ‘banning’ while another says, ‘okay you all free to pass through’. We have Caricom, let’s use it”, he said.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:18:23 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Prisoner sets himself free
A DEFECTIVE jail cell at Piarco Police Station and the alleged incompetence of police officers are being blamed for the escape of 51-year-old British prisoner Robert Hastings, who walked out of the station last Sunday morning.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:13:28 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Bakr ‘persona non grata’ in Jamaica
No matter what he sees as his rights to free travel and movement, insurrectionist Yasin Abu Bakr remains persona non grata in Jamaica.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:12:17 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
Nipdec head gets Oct 20 deadline
The National Insurance Property Development Co Ltd (Nipdec)— which is handling billions in procurement for Government—must appear before the Parliament’s Joint Select Committee (JSC).
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:08:44 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Site visit needed
REPRESENTATIVES for Southpark Cinemas 10 have been denied a licence for the businessplace for a third time. Yesterday Deputy Chief Magistrate Mark Wellington, who chairs the licensing committee, said a site visit will have to be made at the facility within the next two weeks before a decision is made.
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:10:29 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Sookhai: Immigrants taking away local jobs
President of the Chaguanas Chamber of Commerce Richie Sookhai says illegal immigrants are taking away jobs from locals.
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:44:14 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Mixed views on illegal migrants
Illegal immigrants can have positive and negative impacts on the country’s economy, heads of local business groups have said. On Tuesday, the National Security Ministry released data which showed there are 110,012 illegal immigrants currently residing in Trinidad and Tobago with the majority coming from Guyana, Venezuela and Jamaica.
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 03:12:34 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
TSTT customers to get rebate within 24 hours
Telecoms provider TSTT has started rebating the accounts of customers affected by Tuesday’s software issue. In a statement yesterday the company said it offered free data to all prepaid customers from 1 p.m. to midnight yesterday.
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 03:10:18 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
FIGHT ENDS IN DEATH
A FIGHT between two on-and-off, live in friends from South Trinidad resulted in one of them dying on Sunday and police now awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine which direction the investigation will take.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:01:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Wayne takes turn for the worse
The family of environmentalist Dr Wayne Kublalsingh kept vigil over him last night for signs that he may require emergency medical assistance after his health suddenly took a turn for the worse yesterday.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Sick Ravi ends hunger strike
Ravi Maharaj has officially ended his hunger strike after five days.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Carnival groups proceed with plans
DESPITE suggestions that Carnival 2015 should be cancelled due to the threat of the Ebola virus, Carnival organisation heads have said they are proceeding with their plans for next year.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Team looks at Tobago matters
THE ISSUE of how patients suspected of Ebola will be transported from Tobago to Trinidad for treatment at a planned Caura treatment centre was identified as one matter to be dealt with by the Ebola Prevention, Information and Response Team (EPIRT).
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Warning: No room for hit and miss with Ebola
“THERE IS NO room for hit and miss here,” Vice Chief of Defence Staff Brigadier Anthony Phillip-Spencer – the chairman of the Ebola Prevention, Information and Response Team (EPIRT) – warned yesterday as he announced the team will recommend the urgent amendment of legislation to bolster the country’s measures to deal with the disease, in the process raising the prospect of an emergency Parliament sitting on the issue.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
A-Level schol list released
The Ministry of Education yesterday released the full list of scholarship winners in the 2014 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (Cape). The release came after the delay in publishing the lis... Read more...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:53:24 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Defence: Witness was beaten for statement
Keon Gloster, the State’s main witness in the Vindra Naipaul-Coolman murder trial, was allegedly beaten by police before he agreed to assist in their investigation.  The alleged beating was one of sev... Read more...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:51:10 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Woman in lovers’ row death freed
Police have released the 25-year-old woman arrested for the death of New Grant father Satnarine Ramphal as the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions ruled there was not enough evidence to char... Read more...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:49:02 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Dad of 36 killed in road accident
Clifton Youk See was an 83-year-old father of 36 children and grandfather of close to 40. He lived a full energetic life up to his death on Monday night, his children recalled. He was knocked down on... Read more...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:45:54 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Petrotrin exposed T&T to Ebola, says Roget
Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) president general Ancel Roget says that Petrotrin could have possibly exposed the country to the Ebola virus as no medical officer screened the crew aboard the Ov... Read more...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:41:10 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Tetanus vaccines run short
The public health sector has run short of the tetanus vaccine. A source said yesterday that a batch of the vaccine was found to be defective last month and was sent back to the supplier for replacemen... Read more...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:38:57 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Carmona defends his wife’s honour
Lawyers representing president Anthony Carmona have sent a pre-action protocol letter to comedienne Rachel Price over comments she has been making about the President’s wife, Reema. CNC3 reported last... Read more...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:30:33 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
HRM head bedridden but Wayne wants to go distance
Although seemingly bedridden and too weak to move, leader of the Highway Re-Route Movement (HRM) Dr Wayne Kublalsingh remains resolute that he will not back out of a second hunger strike which began o... Read more...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:26:43 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Proposed list of CAPE 2014 scholarship recipients

Following is the complete... Read more...

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:22:49 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Drivers complain about traffic-light Christmas tree
About 20 decommissioned traffic lights from one of the country’s busiest intersections, near Grand Bazaar, have been recycled to create a Christmas-tree “sculpture” near the Churchill-Roosevelt and Ur... Read more...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:58:21 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
A-Level schol list released
The Ministry of Education yesterday released the full list of scholarship winners in the 2014 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (Cape). The release came after the delay in publishing the lis... Read more...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:53:24 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Defence: Witness was beaten for statement
Keon Gloster, the State’s main witness in the Vindra Naipaul-Coolman murder trial, was allegedly beaten by police before he agreed to assist in their investigation.  The alleged beating was one of sev... Read more...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:51:10 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Woman in lovers’ row death freed
Police have released the 25-year-old woman arrested for the death of New Grant father Satnarine Ramphal as the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions ruled there was not enough evidence to char... Read more...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:49:02 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Dad of 36 killed in road accident
Clifton Youk See was an 83-year-old father of 36 children and grandfather of close to 40. He lived a full energetic life up to his death on Monday night, his children recalled. He was knocked down on... Read more...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:45:54 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Petrotrin exposed T&T to Ebola, says Roget
Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) president general Ancel Roget says that Petrotrin could have possibly exposed the country to the Ebola virus as no medical officer screened the crew aboard the Ov... Read more...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:41:10 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Tetanus vaccines run short
The public health sector has run short of the tetanus vaccine. A source said yesterday that a batch of the vaccine was found to be defective last month and was sent back to the supplier for replacemen... Read more...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:38:57 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Carmona defends his wife’s honour
Lawyers representing president Anthony Carmona have sent a pre-action protocol letter to comedienne Rachel Price over comments she has been making about the President’s wife, Reema. CNC3 reported last... Read more...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:30:33 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
HRM head bedridden but Wayne wants to go distance
Although seemingly bedridden and too weak to move, leader of the Highway Re-Route Movement (HRM) Dr Wayne Kublalsingh remains resolute that he will not back out of a second hunger strike which began o... Read more...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:26:43 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Proposed list of CAPE 2014 scholarship recipients

Following is the complete... Read more...

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:22:49 +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
Mediation the only way forward now
There has been no evaluation of past efforts at improving police presence and effectiveness and, with pressures of the recent murder spike hanging over him, the security minister’s plan feels more lik... Read more...
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:21:42 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Time for that equality referendum
On Wednesday afternoon, attorney Douglas Mendes, SC, urged Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to return to Parliament to amend the Equal Opportunity Act specifically to protect people from discrimi... Read more...
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 03:41:02 +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
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
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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
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