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$2m FOR SPARROW
Government will pay $2 million to acquire the memorabilia of the Mighty Sparrow (Slinger Francisco). Minister of Culture Lincoln Douglas said yesterday the money will go to the family of the calypsonian. He said the Ministry of Culture will acquire the memorabilia for a ten-year period, with the option for renewal.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:24:54 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Kamla: Churches will have to account for $$
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said yesterday churches will have to account for the $55 million given to them by the Government.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:22:58 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Sequence of oil spills
State-owned oil company Petrotrin became the subject of much scrutiny following several oil spills that were first detected on December 17, 2013.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:18:26 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Residents still waiting for Christmas wish
La Brea residents affected by an oil slick which plastered their homes following a mysterious oil spill in the Gulf of Paria a year ago have the same Christmas wish this year.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:16:36 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Adopted daughter and boyfriend on murder charge
THE adopted daughter of 83-year-old grandmother Stephanie Millington and her boyfriend both appeared before a Port of Spain magistrate yesterday charged with murdering the woman. Millington’s body was found buried in a shallow grave behind her Morvant home earlier this month.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:21:18 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Woman fined $50,000 for illegal telecom service
A MARAVAL woman was yesterday ordered to pay $50,000 or serve three years in prison after being found guilty of providing a public telecommunications service without a concession, contrary to the Telecommunications Act (2001).
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:12:53 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Howai on insider trading allegations: Waste of time
Finance and Economy Minister Larry Howai yesterday defended himself against insider trading allegations with regard to the purchase of Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) shares ten years ago.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:12:13 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Relatives puzzled
RELATIVES of a Laventille man who was gunned down on Wednesday night in Diego Martin, while plying his car for hire, remained bewildered yesterday as to why anyone would have wanted him killed.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:11:17 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Man, 62, gets 17 years jail for ganja
A street vendor found in possession of more than half-million dollars worth of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking was yesterday sentenced to 17 years in prison.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:10:15 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
‘Prime suspect’ held in Tobago’s latest murder
The police have made a breakthrough in Tobago’s latest murder as a man from Lambeau was arrested at his home in the wee hours of yesterday morning in connection with the death of 65-year-old Sylvert Edwards.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:08:05 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Unacceptable, says Chamber
The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Commerce — the country’s biggest business group — says it was disappointed by statements regarding the continued shortage of foreign exchange for business use, made by Central Bank Governor Jwala Rambarran earlier this month.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:01:03 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
TTMA pleased with passing of procurement legislation
Manufacturers said yesterday they were satisfied that the public procurement legislation has been passed in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:00:23 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
JCC still has concerns
Public procurement legislation passed in the Senate yesterday is a sign of progress but there are still challenges ahead, Joint Consultative Council (JCC)for the Construction Industry president Afra Raymond has said.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:51:12 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
‘Insel Air here to stay’
Six years after pulling its services from Trinidad, Curacao-based airline Insel Air yesterday touched down at Piarco International Airport, marking the official re-launch of its operations here.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 23:53:54 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Asia review, outlook 2015
As we continue with our year end series, today we at Bourse review the performance of the Asian economies and equity markets. We then consider the investment outlook for this region and how investors could position themselves for the coming year.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 03:29:23 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
US$25 for second bag
State carrier Caribbean Airlines yesterday announced a new baggage policy of charging customers for their second checked bag.
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 00:03:32 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
‘500 news jobs’ from CWC-Columbus merger
Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) and Columbus International Inc have announced the formation of a new company that will create 500 jobs following CWC’s acquisition of Columbus.
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 00:02:27 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Scotia in US$50m energy deal
Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Ltd and The Bank of Nova Scotia have entered into a US$50 million financing agreement with energy companies Touchstone Exploration (Trinidad) Ltd and Primera Oil and Gas Ltd to build on drilling programmes in 2015.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:56:58 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
TTMA at odds with Jwala’s foreign exchange comment
The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) says it is at odds with Central Bank governor Jwala Rambarran’s recent statement that the bank has “noticed a trend where businesses make noise for foreign exchange to pay bills for trade-related purposes—when the money is provided, the funds are promptly deposited in their foreign exchange accounts and left unused”.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:56:32 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
New $344m city HQ coming for NIB
The National Insurance Board of Trinidad and Tobago (NIBTT) is getting a multi-million-dollar head office.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:49:56 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
SPARROW'S $2M GIFT
GOVERNMENT yesterday announced what amounts to a $2 million Christmas gift for the Mighty Sparrow.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:01:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Christmas 14% pay hike for teachers
Teachers will get an estimated 14 percent wage hike, following yesterday’s signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) and Chief Personnel Officer (CPO), Stephanie Lewis, for the period October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2014.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
CAL may fly to Cuba
MINISTER of Trade and Industry Vasant Bharath yesterday indicated that State-owned Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) could begin direct flights to Cuba in light of the thawing of relations between that country and the US, announced on Wednesday.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Howai: Breach of natural justice
FINANCE Minister Larry Howai yesterday said he has directed his attorneys to investigate what “appears to be an injustice to my character and professional persona.” “To have such spurious assertions circulated in this manner is certainly a breach of natural justice,” he declared.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Blind family wants to see
BLIND mother, Asha Lall, her husband, Kevon, and four-year-old son, Kiran, who are also both visually impaired, have one wish for this Christmas.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
South vendors to wear badges
Vendors who have been given permission to sell in the city of San Fernando will be required to wear badges.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Temporary road to open next week
Work on the new Manzanilla/Mayaro by-pass road is 75 per cent complete and should be open to light traffic by Tuesday. So said Works and Infrastructure Minister Dr Surujrattan Rambachan and added conn... Read more...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:34:36 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Senior cop at commendation of 19: Maintain your integrity
Nineteen police officers who were commended for good work were told yesterday to maintain their integrity. The appeal came from Assistant Police Commissioner in charge of North and West, Stephen Ramsu... Read more...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:29:03 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Fyzabad family now hoping for Christmas miracle
With tears in her eyes, ailing kidney patient Sumintra Mungroo yesterday said she is now hoping for a Christmas miracle after her Fyzabad home was destroyed in a suspected arson attack. Standing in fr... Read more...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:25:21 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Next year for Sando East nominees
Nominations from PNM’s San Fernando East unit are hardly likely to be in hand before early next month, PNM officials indicated yesterday. San Fernando East recently agreed to comply with the PNM leade... Read more...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:24:26 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
PM’s toy donors named
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday revealed she had no idea from where thousands of gifts donated to children through her toy distribution drive came. Persad-Bissessar has spent much of t... Read more...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:22:37 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Marlene’s name called
PNM deputy leader Marlene McDonald’s name has figured in a Lake Asphalt of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) audit report concerning a review of contracts and conflicts of interest in that company, where a s... Read more...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:17:32 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Delivery man killed in Diego
Twenty-nine-year-old Laventille resident Joel Pegus was recorded as the country’s latest murder victim after a shooting in Blue Basin, Diego Martin, on Wednesday night. According to reports, residents... Read more...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:14:08 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Govt pays $2m for Sparrow’s memorabilia
Government is acquiring the memorabilia of the Mighty Sparrow (Slinger Francisco) for $2 million for ten years to put it on display, Arts and Multiculturalism Minister Lincoln Douglas said yesterday. ... Read more...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:13:15 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Suspect held in Tobago credit union slaying
Tobago police yesterday detained a 29-year-old Lambeau man in connection with the robbery and murder of 64-year-old credit union courier Slyvert Edwards and are looking for a second man. The T&T G... Read more...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:12:10 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Politicians on US lifting of Cuba embargo: It was the right thing
Leader of the Movement for Social Justice and trade unionist David Abdulah says the United States’ decision to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba is a most important development. He said it was a... Read more...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:35:51 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Temporary road to open next week
Work on the new Manzanilla/Mayaro by-pass road is 75 per cent complete and should be open to light traffic by Tuesday. So said Works and Infrastructure Minister Dr Surujrattan Rambachan and added conn... Read more...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:34:36 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Senior cop at commendation of 19: Maintain your integrity
Nineteen police officers who were commended for good work were told yesterday to maintain their integrity. The appeal came from Assistant Police Commissioner in charge of North and West, Stephen Ramsu... Read more...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:29:03 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Fyzabad family now hoping for Christmas miracle
With tears in her eyes, ailing kidney patient Sumintra Mungroo yesterday said she is now hoping for a Christmas miracle after her Fyzabad home was destroyed in a suspected arson attack. Standing in fr... Read more...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:25:21 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Next year for Sando East nominees
Nominations from PNM’s San Fernando East unit are hardly likely to be in hand before early next month, PNM officials indicated yesterday. San Fernando East recently agreed to comply with the PNM leade... Read more...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:24:26 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
PM’s toy donors named
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday revealed she had no idea from where thousands of gifts donated to children through her toy distribution drive came. Persad-Bissessar has spent much of t... Read more...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:22:37 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Marlene’s name called
PNM deputy leader Marlene McDonald’s name has figured in a Lake Asphalt of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) audit report concerning a review of contracts and conflicts of interest in that company, where a s... Read more...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:17:32 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Delivery man killed in Diego
Twenty-nine-year-old Laventille resident Joel Pegus was recorded as the country’s latest murder victim after a shooting in Blue Basin, Diego Martin, on Wednesday night. According to reports, residents... Read more...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:14:08 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Govt pays $2m for Sparrow’s memorabilia
Government is acquiring the memorabilia of the Mighty Sparrow (Slinger Francisco) for $2 million for ten years to put it on display, Arts and Multiculturalism Minister Lincoln Douglas said yesterday. ... Read more...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:13:15 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Suspect held in Tobago credit union slaying
Tobago police yesterday detained a 29-year-old Lambeau man in connection with the robbery and murder of 64-year-old credit union courier Slyvert Edwards and are looking for a second man. The T&T G... Read more...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:12:10 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Historic thaw long overdue
The resumption of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba after more than five decades not only erases one of the last remnants of the Cold War but should trigger a thaw in Washington’... Read more...
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:45:34 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Procurement Bill a step closer to good governance
We agree with Planning and Sustainable Development Minister, Dr Bhoe Tewarie, that the passage of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property Bill in the Senate on Tuesday should not go unn... Read more...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:04:08 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
DNA bank begins
The first small steps to creating a national forensic DNA data bank were announced by the Ministry of Justice via a press release last week. According to the Ministry of Justice, Kevin Noppinger, a fo... Read more...
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:11:38 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Appointing a full-time CoP a priority
The lengthy recruitment process that resulted in Canadian Dwayne Gibbs being appointed Police Commissioner in 2010 cost taxpayers $3 million. Within two years, Gibbs and his deputy Jack Ewatski resign... Read more...
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 03:06:17 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Media, be on guard against bribes, threats
On Thursday, two stories emerged that seemed to mark the extremes of influence on local media practitioners. In one story, still to be substantiated by verified evidence, it was alleged that certain j... Read more...
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:32:27 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
CTU missed great opportunity
Announced just over one month ago, the proposed US$3 billion acquisition by Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) of Columbus International is the largest and possibly the most important single pa... Read more...
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 07:54:11 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Governor must provide ‘proof’ of illegality
The Governor of the Central Bank, Jwala Rambarran, has the power and authority to take action against anyone he knows is purchasing, under false pretences, the country’s life-blood foreign exchange an... Read more...
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 04:40:44 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Change in attitudes can prevent domestic violence
At a function hosted by the Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) on Wednesday, chairman Lynette Seebaran-Suite shared some statistics that highlight how little progress has been made in addressing domes... Read more...
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 04:01:05 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
A dangerous development
Although T&T, despite its problems, has had a relatively peaceful history notwithstanding the eruptions of 1937, 1970 and 1990, it would be rash to ignore the recent violent incidents that have se... Read more...
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 03:00:55 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Combat recidivism with opportunity
At the formal opening of the new Wallerfield Facility of Vision on Mission, the prisoner rehabilitation facility founded by Wayne Chance, Justice Minister Emmanuel George called on the business commun... Read more...
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 04:05:12 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian

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Backs construction of multi-purpose facility
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Ex-prisoner calls for end to Vagina searches
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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
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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