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CARIFTA 2014 UPDATES - Early silver for T&T
Chelsea James and Portious Warren put Trinidad and Tobago on the medal table on the opening morning of the 2014 Carifta Games, in Fort-de-France, MartInique, today. James secured...
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:49:38 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
GRIFFITH: STOP THE LEAKS
The National Security Council (NSC) never received any reports in relation to the Flying Squad from either the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service or the Police Complaints Authority, National Security Minister Gary Griffith stated yesterday.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:57 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Penny gives deadline for PNM voters’ list
A deadline of 4 p.m. on Monday has been given for the People’s National Movement’s (PNM) preliminary list of voters to be provided to Pennelope Beckles-Robinson’s campaign team or legal action will be taken.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:57 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Fuad: I fired director for being ‘rude’
Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan has confirmed firing one of the directors of the board of the Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA) because he was “rude” and difficult to work with.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:57 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
3-month-old baby girl found dead
A Sea Lots family has been plunged into mourning after the lifeless body of a three-month-old baby girl was discovered at the home of a close male relative yesterday morning.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:58 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Illegal quarrying at Sando Hill
The Ministry of Energy said yesterday the illegal quarrying on San Fernando Hill appears to be excavation works related to the expansion of a commercial property.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:58 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
‘Govt is out of control’
BEDLAM reigned at the Himalaya Club, Barataria, on Thursday night as hecklers, who seemed to be Government supporters stormed a public meeting where Barrington “Skippy” Thomas, the sacked adviser to former minister of the people Dr Glenn Ramadharsingh promised to “tell all.”
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:23:42 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Warner: I regret what happened in May 2010
INDEPENDENT Liberal Party leader, Jack Warner apologised on Thursday night for, “the wrongs imposed on this country in May 2010.” He added, “I will have to correct the wrongs if it is the last thing I do before I go to my grave.”
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:19:57 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
‘Illegal to disrupt public meetings’
Minister of National Security Gary Griffith yesterday reminded supporters of political parties that it was against the law to “disrupt, intimidate, incite violence or destablise public order” at political meetings.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:19:16 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Hundreds trek to Siparia for Good Friday tradition
Despite the rain which swept across Trinidad yesterday morning, hundreds came to Siparia for the Feast of La Divina Pastora, or Soparee Mai, an annual Good Friday celebration involving both Roman Catholics and Hindus.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:18:11 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Republic to make bid for Ghana bank
Republic Bank intends to formally make mandatory offer to the shareholders of HFC Bank in Ghana, Ghana News has reported
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:57:19 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Tarrus ready for jazz festival
Reggae star Tarrus Riley is ready to hit the Speyside stage today to start the Tobago Jazz Experience.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:56:34 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Transparency T&T: She will be missed
The Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute said yesterday it was deeply saddened by the untimely death of Karen de Montbrun, who served as vice-chair from June 2010 to May 2012, and expressed condolences to her family.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:55:08 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
PM sends condolences on death of TTMA’s first woman presidentv
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday said she was saddened to hear of the recent passing of the first woman president of the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association (TTMA), Karen de Montbrun.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:53:48 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
$20m to help compensate farmers losses
ALMOST $20 million is being spent by the State to compensate farmers for loss of produce and to encourage further agricultural development.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:27:31 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
TTMA pleads: Work together
The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association says it is concerned with the recent disruption of the services at the port of Port of Spain.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:26:35 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Point Fortin praised for Clifton Hill resort
As he congratulated the Point Fortin Borough Corporation for rolling out an impressive Clifton Hill Beach Resort, Tourism Minister Gerald Hadeed has urged regional corporations to develop sound management plans to protect such facilities. Hadeed requested that corporations put in place programmes to ensure the facilities continue to deliver quality service to users at all times.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:34:04 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Businesswoman Karen de Montbrun dies at 63
Businesswoman Karen de Montbrun died yesterday morning after a two-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease. She was 63 years old.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:59:28 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Bourse credit rating on ‘watch’
Credit rating agency Caribbean Information and Credit Rating Services Ltd (CariCRIS) has placed its rating of Bourse Securities Ltd on a “rating watch”.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:57:45 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Howai: State sector must focus on ethics
Even as it seeks legislation to strengthen its powers, the Integrity Commission is actively investigating complaints it receives about public servants.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:13:50 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
BABY DIES
LESS than 24 hours after a mother tearfully buried her two murdered children, another mother is now mourning the death of her three-month-old baby girl, although both the mother and father of the child are now in police custody.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:01:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Boy, 6, detained
A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy, who was in a car which was found to contain marijuana, was detained along with his father and two other adults by Eastern Division police during a Good Friday roadblock exercise in Valencia.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
'Jesus no longer stirs our blood'
CERTAIN words like self-fulfilment and self-actualisation have gained popularity in this age, but words like abnegation and self-sacrifice seem to have disappeared from people’s lexicon, Archbishop of Port-of-Spain Joseph Harris says.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
'Skippy' feels UNC wrath
BARRINGTON ‘Skippy’ Thomas, fired executive director of Policy Outreach and Strategy in the Ministry of the People, felt the wrath of what appeared to be UNC supporters who disrupted a public meeting Thomas had on Thursday night at the Himalaya Club.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Msgr Pereira: Country suffering from 'pale gas'
ALTHOUGH this country has been abundantly blessed with natural resources, society continues to deteriorate because of “pale gas” which its people continue to produce, Monseigneur Christian Pereira said yesterday.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Remembering Jesus' sacrifice
HUNDREDS of parishioners braved early morning showers yesterday to commemorate Jesus’ condemnation, scourging and crucifixion during the annual Good Friday Stations of the Cross and re-enactment of the Passion of Christ produced by the St Michael the Archangel parish, Maracas St Joseph.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Evacuation plan for city by next week
Yvonne Baboolal Bynoe made the disclosure while giving a report fr... Read more...
Sat, 27 Nov 2010 04:36:23 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Suspect caught, cohort surrenders
Saturday, April 19, 2014Lawrence Ramsoondar and Vishnu Siew talk to CRIMEWATCH host Ian Alleyne about a vehicle which Ramsoondar purchased from Siew in 2013. Photo courtesy NICHOLAS PETERSA week of su... Read more...
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:22:38 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
T&T goes on Ebola alert
Reshma RagoonathSaturday, April 19, 2014Health officials have heightened surveillance at all local ports of entry as the death toll from the Ebola virus disease (EVD) continues... Read more...
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:19:02 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
QRC cenotaph tribute to WWI
Saturday, April 19, 2014The World War I memorial at Queen’s Royal College, St Clair.Citizens for Conservation and ICOMOS T&T celebrated International Day on Monuments and Sites yesterday, under th... Read more...
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:15:19 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Leaders need more humility
Kevon FelmineSaturday, April 19, 2014Devotees pray to La Divina Pastora during Siparee Mai observances at the La Divina Pastora Roman Catholic Church in Siparia yesterday. PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATHAs T&a... Read more...
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:10:54 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Priest: Sin causing decay in society
Kevon FelmineSaturday, April 19, 2014Archbishop Joseph Harris kisses the foot of Keston Phillip after washing his feet during the Holy Thursday Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help RC Church, Harris Pro... Read more...
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:04:49 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Thousands attend Stations of the Cross
Saturday, April 19, 2014Anthony Samaroo, from Tunapuna, portraying Jesus Christ, centre, walks among the participants during the Stations of the Cross re-enactment at Mt St Benedict, St Augustine, yes... Read more...
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:02:51 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Sipari Mai draws huge crowds
Kevon FelmineSaturday, April 19, 2014A woman gives alms to the poor during Siparee Ke Mai observances outside the La Divina Pastora Roman Catholic Church in Siparia yesterday. Photo: RISHI RAGOONATH F... Read more...
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:52:50 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Protesters heckle Skippy at meeting
Gail AlexanderSaturday, April 19, 2014Barrington “Skippy” Thomas is surrounded by protestors while delivering his speech during a meeting at Himalya Club, Barataria, on Thursday night. PHOTOs: CLYDE L... Read more...
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:44:14 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Cops arrest female relative
Saturday, December 4, 2010Blind mother Yvonne Hoyte weeps after her son Mitchell Arnold was killed by a close female relative. PHOTO TONY HOWELLVisually impaired mother Yvonne Hoyte sobbed yesterday a... Read more...
Sat, 04 Dec 2010 06:32:43 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Evacuation plan for city by next week
Yvonne Baboolal Bynoe made the disclosure while giving a report fr... Read more...
Sat, 27 Nov 2010 04:36:23 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Suspect caught, cohort surrenders
Saturday, April 19, 2014Lawrence Ramsoondar and Vishnu Siew talk to CRIMEWATCH host Ian Alleyne about a vehicle which Ramsoondar purchased from Siew in 2013. Photo courtesy NICHOLAS PETERSA week of su... Read more...
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:22:38 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
T&T goes on Ebola alert
Reshma RagoonathSaturday, April 19, 2014Health officials have heightened surveillance at all local ports of entry as the death toll from the Ebola virus disease (EVD) continues... Read more...
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:19:02 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
QRC cenotaph tribute to WWI
Saturday, April 19, 2014The World War I memorial at Queen’s Royal College, St Clair.Citizens for Conservation and ICOMOS T&T celebrated International Day on Monuments and Sites yesterday, under th... Read more...
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:15:19 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Leaders need more humility
Kevon FelmineSaturday, April 19, 2014Devotees pray to La Divina Pastora during Siparee Mai observances at the La Divina Pastora Roman Catholic Church in Siparia yesterday. PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATHAs T&a... Read more...
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:10:54 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Priest: Sin causing decay in society
Kevon FelmineSaturday, April 19, 2014Archbishop Joseph Harris kisses the foot of Keston Phillip after washing his feet during the Holy Thursday Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help RC Church, Harris Pro... Read more...
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:04:49 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Thousands attend Stations of the Cross
Saturday, April 19, 2014Anthony Samaroo, from Tunapuna, portraying Jesus Christ, centre, walks among the participants during the Stations of the Cross re-enactment at Mt St Benedict, St Augustine, yes... Read more...
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:02:51 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Sipari Mai draws huge crowds
Kevon FelmineSaturday, April 19, 2014A woman gives alms to the poor during Siparee Ke Mai observances outside the La Divina Pastora Roman Catholic Church in Siparia yesterday. Photo: RISHI RAGOONATH F... Read more...
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:52:50 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Protesters heckle Skippy at meeting
Gail AlexanderSaturday, April 19, 2014Barrington “Skippy” Thomas is surrounded by protestors while delivering his speech during a meeting at Himalya Club, Barataria, on Thursday night. PHOTOs: CLYDE L... Read more...
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:44:14 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Monitoring party electoral lists
Saturday, April 19, 2014As the People’s National Movement (PNM) comes face to face with the realities of operating a one-person, one-vote system for the election of its party executive, the major ques... Read more...
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:47:52 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Seeking best way forward in crime fight
Friday, April 18, 2014Officials of the Police Social and Welfare Association, who said they had expressed concerns about the RRU to acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams, raised them again in th... Read more...
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:20:45 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
First Citizens jumps by $0.59
Friday, April 18, 2014Overall market activity resulted from trading in 11 securities of which three advanced, none declined and eight traded firm. One Caribbean Media Ltd was the volume leader with 22... Read more...
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:14:12 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Back to the same tired scapegoat routine
Thursday, April 17, 2014The actors and political institutions change, but the character of government and politicians, inclusive of all ruling parties and whichever government happens to be in office... Read more...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:41:31 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Choosing PSC members: Take care but not forever
Wednesday, April 16, 2014The latest body blow to the beleaguered Police Service Commission (PSC), coming directly on the heels of the expiration of the term of chairman Prof Ramesh Deosaran on April 1... Read more...
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:01:01 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Fresh wind blowing through TTPS
Tuesday, April 15, 2014The leadership of the TTPS seems to ready and willing to make the often hard and challenging decisions necessary to pursue potential criminal activity within the service.... Read more...
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:21:53 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
The value of Norman Girvan
Monday, April 14, 2014With the death on Wednesday of Norman Girvan, aged 72, Jamaica and the Caribbean have lost a towering intellect who felt that scholarship ought not to be an end in itself.... Read more...
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 03:51:27 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Old forces, new alignments
Monday, April 14, 2014Yesterday, the Sunday Guardian reported that Basdeo Panday is thinking about forming his own political party if the UNC internal elections are not “free and fair”. He continues t... Read more...
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 03:41:01 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
A time for healing
Sunday, April 13, 2014The statement about a time for healing by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bisessar in the House of Representatives last Friday captured the mood of the moment that the coun... Read more...
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 04:31:32 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Honour in resignation
Saturday, April 12, 2014In announcing that he was resigning as the chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange and as an Independent Senator, Subhas Ramkhelawan did the right and honourable thi... Read more...
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:55:27 +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