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IT’S A TIE
As the race to general elections 2015 heats up, the results of a new poll show that if elections were called today it would be almost a dead heat between the ruling People’s Partnership Government and the Opposition People’s National Movement (PNM).
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:11:20 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Five-year-old dies in house fire
What was once a home of love and joy where five-year-old Kimberly Williams would start each day singing for her family, turned into a place of horror and tragedy yesterday when the young girl perished in a fire which gutted the family’s home in Arouca.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:55:38 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Wayne takes a break
ACTIVIST Dr Wayne Kublalsingh took a break this weekend from camping outside the Office of the Prime Minister in St Clair, but not from his protest action.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:54:20 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Teen held in death of male relative
A 19-year-old man is in police custody after allegedly killing a male relative during a fracas in D’Abadie early yesterday morning.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:53:27 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Govt spent $ billions in write-offs
It started with a stipend of $1,500 a month to get criminals into sport.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:49:08 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Multiple failures
In the 23 years leading up to the rupture of Tank MP6, State oil giant Petrotrin ignored its own integrity management plan, failed to monitor and maintain aged and severely corroded infrastructure including its MP6 lube oil-designed storage tank which it placed into service without the required Management of Change (MOC) process, associated safety hazards fixed or new inspection schedule—and then—overlooked its own evidence that the tank was in distress.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:47:45 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Day five of hunger strike
Currently, Wayne Kublalsingh is on day five of his hunger strike. He is protesting the Government’s failure to keep its promise to take into consideration the recommendations of the Dr James Armstrong report which recommended that Government halt the contentious part of the highway project to conduct social, economic and ecological reviews.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:46:01 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
‘Million-dollar lawyer’ authored CSS letter
An attorney who is the recipient of million dollar briefs from the Ministry of the Attorney General, has been identified as the author of the letter which was attributed to Chief State Solicitor (CSS) Christophe Grant.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:45:06 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Mass exodus at exporTT
A massive exodus involving senior and junior staff members is occurring at exporTT Ltd, formerly the Business Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago, amid complaints of poor governance at the State enterprise.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:42:02 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
PM off to New York to meet world leaders
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar will leave Trinidad and Tobago tomorrow for New York, USA, to attend the 69th United Nations General Assembly meeting and other events.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:39:31 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
More males unemployed at end of 2013
The unemployment rate in Trinidad and Tobago increased slightly last year, the latest available data from the Central Statistical Office (CSO) has shown.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:39:20 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
NEL chairman blames drop in profits on loss by TSTT
Chairman of State investment holding company National Enterprises Ltd (NEL) Kenny Lue Chee Lip on Thursday sought to assure shareholders the company is on a sound financial footing despite a drop in profits over the last year. For the year ending March 31,
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:38:37 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
‘TSTT’s long-term plan to improve performance’
In defending the telecommuni­cation giant’s performance, TSTT chairman Everald Snaggs said had it not been for the long-term, five-year strategic plan initiated last year, the company would have been making a lot of profits for NEL.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:36:21 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Tewarie: Opposition wrong on CSO
As he defended the figures put out by the Central Statistical Office, Minister of Planning Dr Bhoe Tewarie yesterday slammed the Opposition for being “mischevious, calculatedly destructive” and of trying to give a “false and alarmist picture” of the situation at the CSO.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:40:59 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Scotiabank celebrates its diamond jubilee
Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday night culminated its “diamond jubilee” celebrations with a grand affair at the Hyatt Regency (Trinidad) hotel in Port of Spain. Sixty years ago, in 1954, the Canadian bank opened its first branch at the corner of Abercromby Street and Independence Square in the capital city. Its first customer at the branch was “textile king” Jimmy Aboud. Aboud died on Monday in Miami at the age of 87.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:18:26 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Ministry upset with energy sector execs
The Ministry of Energy said yesterday it was disappointed that energy sector executives in the Point Lisas Energy Association (PLEA) would take their concerns about natural gas supplies into the political arena.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:15:09 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Jimmy Aboud dies at 87
Textile giant Jimmy C. Aboud has died at the age of 87.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:40:38 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
TTMA welcomes new port scanner
The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) has said the commissioning of the new Container Scanner at the Port of Port of Spain is a powerful step forward for Trinidad and Tobago as it pertains to border security and control.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:38:45 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
2015 budget review: investor highlights
Today, we at Bourse look specifically at implications of the recent national budget presentation as it pertains to the portfolio investor. At a high level, the budget offered an improvement in capital market legislation with the mention of several new bills in the Insurance and Credit Union space. It also proposed refinement of legislation governing the Unit Trust Corporation.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 02:56:11 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
Ministry denies Rowley’s claims
The Ministry of Finance has refuted several allegations made by Leader of the Opposition Dr Keith Rowley during his presentation in yesterday’s budget debate in Parliament.
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 02:14:56 GMT Full Story @ TT Express
WATER WOES FOR COCOA ROAD
Forty years of fetching water for home use from a small waterway, or from a standpipe about a quarter of a mile away. That has been the plight of residents of Cocoa Road, Febeau Village, Laventille for the last four decades.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:01:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
CGL looks beyond Caroni (1975) Ltd
Caroni Green Limited (CGL) and the Caroni Green Initiative (CGI) recently came under fire from Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley who, in his contribution to the Budget Debate, stated that $30 million had been wasted on the programme, that the company was in debt, and that 18 workers had been dismissed.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:01:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Fuad: TT low risk for Ebola
Even though Trinidad and Tobago remains “low risk” to contracting the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), frontline medical personnel and first responders in disaster management are undergoing training to manage patients suspected of being infected with the deadly disease.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
SFATT head: Single fathers want jobs, not grants
President of the Single Fathers Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SFATT), Rhondall Feeles, said while they appreciated the gesture made by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to include single fathers in the $500 babycare grant, he does not see how it could necessarily apply to them.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Canon to cops: emulate Cooper
Canon Kenley Baldeo yesterday appealed to Ag Commissioner of Police, Stephen Williams to make available a prayer room in every police station in Trinidad and Tobago, for all religious denominations.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Kublalsingh fasts at home
Environmentalist Dr Wayne Kublalsingh is expected to return to a spot outside the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) tomorrow morning to continue his fast to protest the construction of the Debe to Mon Desir section of the San Fernando to Point Fortin Highway.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 01:00:00 GMT Read Full Story @ Newsday
Relator slams the media
Cleavon RaphaelCalypsonians are today still being ostracised in the land of their origin, T&T. Willard Harris, known in the calypso fraternity as Lord Relator, is convinced of this unhealthy situa... Read more...
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:22:29 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Cooper praised at funeral service
Charles Kong SooActing Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams says retired Assistant Commissioner of Police Winston Cooper had love and compassion for the Police Service and police officers. He was d... Read more...
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:18:52 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Use local skilled workers—Karim
Shaliza HassanaliMinister of Tertiary Education and Skills Training Fazal Karim has called on the business sector to stop importing labour. Karim said businesses can tap into Trinidad’s bank of skille... Read more...
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:15:50 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Central Bank on MHTL valuation- Comply with $7.4bn award
The Central Bank yesterday said the interests of Clico, the insurance company that is under the control of the bank, will be “best served” by complying with the award of the arbitration tribunal in... Read more...
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:14:01 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Penal/Debe Chamber wants highway, tells Kublalsingh: End hunger strike
Sascha WilsonThe Penal/Debe Chamber of Commerce executive is calling on environmental activist Dr Wayne Kublalsingh to end his hunger strike. The executive made the call as it took issue with the head... Read more...
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:12:05 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
$26m Las Alturas towers matter now in AG’s hands
Shaliza HassanaliThe controversial $26 million Las Alturas towers which were demolished due to structural problems are now engaging the attention of Attorney General Anand Ramlogan. This was revealed... Read more...
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:09:07 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Arouca girl, 5, dies in fire
Fire has claimed the life of a five-year-old Arouca girl. Though Arouca CID is still investigating the cause of the blaze at Smith Street, reports are that just after 7 am yesterday, young Kimberly... Read more...
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:07:36 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
1,000 houses for Christmas
Shaliza HassanaliApproximately 5,008 housing units are expected to be distributed by the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) between 2014 to 2016. As an early gift to housing applicants, the HDC wil... Read more...
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:05:18 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
HDC spends $500m on remedials, upgrades
Shaliza HassanaliThe Housing Development Corporation (HDC) has spent more than $500 million on remedial work, refurbishment, waste water treatment plants and lift stations at several HDC sites in the... Read more...
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:03:57 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Battle royal looms in Chaguanas between vendors and borough over city plans
Yvonne BaboolalA battle royal is looming between former Chaguanas street vendors and the borough corporation over what they are charging is a well disguised plan to exile them from the planned city. T... Read more...
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:27:47 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Relator slams the media
Cleavon RaphaelCalypsonians are today still being ostracised in the land of their origin, T&T. Willard Harris, known in the calypso fraternity as Lord Relator, is convinced of this unhealthy situa... Read more...
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:22:29 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Cooper praised at funeral service
Charles Kong SooActing Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams says retired Assistant Commissioner of Police Winston Cooper had love and compassion for the Police Service and police officers. He was d... Read more...
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:18:52 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Use local skilled workers—Karim
Shaliza HassanaliMinister of Tertiary Education and Skills Training Fazal Karim has called on the business sector to stop importing labour. Karim said businesses can tap into Trinidad’s bank of skille... Read more...
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:15:50 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Central Bank on MHTL valuation- Comply with $7.4bn award
The Central Bank yesterday said the interests of Clico, the insurance company that is under the control of the bank, will be “best served” by complying with the award of the arbitration tribunal in... Read more...
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:14:01 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Penal/Debe Chamber wants highway, tells Kublalsingh: End hunger strike
Sascha WilsonThe Penal/Debe Chamber of Commerce executive is calling on environmental activist Dr Wayne Kublalsingh to end his hunger strike. The executive made the call as it took issue with the head... Read more...
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:12:05 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
$26m Las Alturas towers matter now in AG’s hands
Shaliza HassanaliThe controversial $26 million Las Alturas towers which were demolished due to structural problems are now engaging the attention of Attorney General Anand Ramlogan. This was revealed... Read more...
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:09:07 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Arouca girl, 5, dies in fire
Fire has claimed the life of a five-year-old Arouca girl. Though Arouca CID is still investigating the cause of the blaze at Smith Street, reports are that just after 7 am yesterday, young Kimberly... Read more...
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:07:36 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
1,000 houses for Christmas
Shaliza HassanaliApproximately 5,008 housing units are expected to be distributed by the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) between 2014 to 2016. As an early gift to housing applicants, the HDC wil... Read more...
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:05:18 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
HDC spends $500m on remedials, upgrades
Shaliza HassanaliThe Housing Development Corporation (HDC) has spent more than $500 million on remedial work, refurbishment, waste water treatment plants and lift stations at several HDC sites in the... Read more...
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:03:57 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Reconsider, Wayne
Dr Wayne Kublalsingh’s patriotism and his willingness to make huge personal sacrifices for what he believes to be right are admirable. But his family, along with those who admire him, must also be... Read more...
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:30:54 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
ChikV, obesity weighing heavy on T&T
What’s the link between the spread of the chikungunya virus and Health Minister’s declaration in Parliament that 50 per cent of T&T’s women are overweight? Incidentally, dietitians say that the... Read more...
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:00:16 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Scottish vote set to influence global order
The referendum in which the Scots voted yesterday to decide the future relationship between themselves and the rest of the United Kingdom is by no means only a domestic affair, but an event with si... Read more...
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:14:54 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Judiciary must embrace change, technology
According to the data and the argument presented by Chief Justice Ivor Archie at the opening of the new law term, the High Court and Magistrates Courts have reached the limit of their efficiency le... Read more...
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:30:43 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Who wrote mysterious letter?
The Prime Minister reportedly passed on the HRM’s letter to the Attorney General, though as quoted by the OPM, it was the Chief State Solicitor who replied to Dr Kublalsingh.... Read more...
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:30:03 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Time to manage mosquitoes
It was perhaps inevitable that the chikungunya would make landfall in T&T.... Read more...
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 03:24:35 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Improving middle-income fortunes
In the 2015 budget, Government measures aimed at strengthening the social safety net and improving the quality of life of low-income T&T citizens would have received most of the initial focus o... Read more...
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:30:42 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Find ways to reduce police killings
The most recent police killing, which brings the total for the year to 38, took place in St Barb’s, Laventille, one of the “hotspots” most vulnerable to criminal activity and where the police most... Read more...
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 07:40:21 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
Roll-out key to babycare grant
While there has been condemnation of the babycare grant proposed in the 2014/15 budget, it can be quite a useful initiative if it is well planned and executed. Even as details of the programme are... Read more...
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:13:57 +0000 Read Full Story @ Guardian
No firm plans to transform economy
In the midst of the expressions of criticisms and support for the budget from different groups, attention needs to be paid to how the economy performed during the 2013-2014 period. That is importan... Read more...
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:18:17 +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