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May 23, 2017

Trinidad and Tobago

Tuesday 23rd May, 2017 Job Hunter

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Tuesday 23rd May, 2017 Job Hunter 95.1Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=153217#folio=38

Same Piarco story after all these years

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Same Piarco story after all these years Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017The Minister of National Security, Dear Sir, The attached photograph was taken at Piarco Immigration on the evening of May 21, 2017. This is a regular occurrence for both tourists and Caricom citizens. We recently held a conference in Trinidad and

With hydrofoils Tobago can be one hour away

Source: Trinidad Guardian | With hydrofoils Tobago can be one hour away Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017The committee appointed by the State to find a replacement for the Super Fast Galacia should consider viewing demonstrations of hydrofoil passenger and cargo crafts. These vessels, once under way, can lift their hulls out of the water by deploying

Banks without conscience

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Banks without conscience Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017I have a chequing account with a major local bank. I withdrew my last $20 from the account using the bank’s ATM. On checking my account a couple days after I discovered that I now owe the bank $38.50. The bank took their ATM fee

Further belt-tightening will entrench poverty

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Further belt-tightening will entrench poverty Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017For once in my life I believe the justice system is for the man on the street and on this rare occasion I agree with the opposition to axe the tax. In and out of amnesia I remembered during a political campaign a

EX-COP FOILS MURDER

Source: Newsday | EX-COP FOILS MURDER IT SEEMS that even in retirement, crime fighting is still in Cecil Santana’s blood.

Govt loses in court…again

Source: Newsday | Govt loses in court…again A MAJOR blow was dealt to government’s property tax collection drive as a judge’s temporary stay on the enforcement and implementation of the Valuation Return Form (Property Tax Form), has been extended to June 6.

SHALE WINS

Source: Trinidad Guardian | SHALE WINS Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017Former Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani once famously said, “The stone age did not end for lack of stone, and the oil age will end long before the world runs out of oil.” His prediction is coming to pass. The world is awash

People turned away

Source: Newsday | People turned away PERSONS trying to submit their valuation forms at the Ministry of Finance’s Valuation Division office at Palms Club in San Fernando were turned away yesterday after they were greeted with a sign which read: “Property tax on hold until further notice.”

Justice Jamadar explains

Source: Newsday | Justice Jamadar explains APPELLATE Court judge Peter Jamadar has put on record how he and his two court colleagues were selected to sit on the appeal hearing of Justice Frank Seepersad’s order which temporarily halts implementation of the property tax.

Khan: Petrotrin underperformance can't continue

Source: Newsday | Khan: Petrotrin underperformance can’t continue PETROTRN’S underperformance cannot be allowed to continue, said Energy Minister Franklin Khan, who suggested the solution lies in adopting a “cash for equity model”, a possible byword for divestment/ privatisation.

Submit valuation forms…if you wish

Source: Newsday | Submit valuation forms…if you wish FINANCE Minister Colm Imbert yesterday said property owners can continue to submit their valuation forms, if they want to, despite court challenges by the Opposition to the property tax, which the State has appealed.

GENIUS OF THE MAN CALLED BURKETT

Source: Trinidad Guardian | GENIUS OF THE MAN CALLED BURKETT David E Bratt, MDPublished: Tuesday, May 23, 2017A colleague has sent me a remarkable video of a conversation with the Irish surgeon Dr Denis Burkett done in 1993 some months before his death. Dennis Burkett is known in medical circles for two things. He described in

What we can learn from Marissa Nelson

Source: Trinidad Guardian | What we can learn from Marissa Nelson Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017Last Christmas, Marissa Nelson–who became known as the 600-pound woman from Valencia–was photographed at her hospital room in Mt Hope carrying a broad smile, the smile of someone who could begin to see a new life after being effectively immobilised at

$16.8mn Readymix shares traded

Source: Trinidad Guardian | .8mn Readymix shares traded Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017Overall market activity resulted from trading in 13 securities of which one advanced, three declined and nine traded firm. Trading activity on the first tier market registered a volume of 2,083,671 shares crossing the floor of the Exchange valued at $22,380,356.12. Readymix (West Indies)

The ‘deep limer’ of St Joseph

Source: Trinidad Guardian | The ‘deep limer’ of St Joseph Shereen AliPublished: Monday, May 22, 2017Kevin Browne explores how mas players see themselves, and make meanings, in his new book project Between Still Life and Afterlife: Mas, Photography, and the Self.   “My name is Kevin Adonis Browne. I am a poet, a teacher, a lover,

When your hands age…

Source: Trinidad Guardian | When your hands age… Elsa WrenchPublished: Monday, May 22, 2017There I was looking all fabulous in my tangerine trapeze top and vanilla pants when, suddenly, the roof flew off the top of my head and my brain caught fire. EeeeK! As I was admiring the photograph of myself posing with my best

Hollywood cameraman for T&T masterclass

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Hollywood cameraman for T&T masterclass Published: Monday, May 22, 2017Fresh off the set of Siberia (2018) starring Keanu Reeves, Canadian camera operator Keith Murphy will be in T&T in June for the next instalment of the Lisa Wickham MasterClass Series. Murphy has an illustrious award-winning career spanning 43 years and over 100

Students receive passionate message on drug trafficking

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Students receive passionate message on drug trafficking Published: Monday, May 22, 2017Over 120 students, accompanied by their teachers, attended the recent Digicel Lecture Series. Representing Success Laventille Secondary, El Dorado East Secondary and Gasparillo Secondary schools, the students turned up at the Digicel IMAX theatre for motivational addresses and an opportunity to

Haiti chefs carving out higher profile for country’s cuisine

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Haiti chefs carving out higher profile for country’s cuisine Published: Monday, May 22, 2017In a dining room in a wealthy district in the hills above Haiti’s capital, waiters in black outfits whisk plates of crunchy malanga fritters and a creamy cornmeal dish to well-off locals and tourists. In the kitchen, the chef

Glamorgan women retains B vball title

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Glamorgan women retains B vball title …Central Warriors stop sweepNigel HenryPublished: Monday, May 22, 2017Reigning champion Glamorgan women and Central Warriors claimed the first titles at stake when the final day of competition in the Flow T&T Volleyball Federation Indoor League season served off at the Jean Pierre Complex in Mucurapo, yesterday.

Late quarter lapses see Wallace’s Swifts fall

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Late quarter lapses see Wallace’s Swifts fall Published: Monday, May 22, 2017A spirited performance from T&T international goal shoot Samantha Wallace and her New South Wales Swifts was unable to prevent a 49-63 loss to the Sunshine Coast Lightning in Round 13 at the Suncorp Australian Super Netball League at University of

Ahye cops silverin Jamaica invi

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Ahye cops silverin Jamaica invi Published: Monday, May 22, 2017T&T’s Michelle-Lee Ahye made a brilliant run to secure a silver medal in an intense women’s 100 metres at the Jamaica International Invitational, an IAAF World Challenge meeting on Saturday in Kingston. Christania Williams had a bullet start while Allyson Felix on her

Dragon to scare them off

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Dragon to scare them off Jeffrey RossPublished: Monday, May 22, 2017The Jeffery Ross Racing SpecialVentura Dragon to further enhance exploits of his sire by beating eight rivals in a Novice Stakes over five furlongs of ‘good to firm’ Carlisle today; must have missed the rains around the famous Lake District. Every time

Govt, Opposition continue tax squabble

Source: Newsday | Govt, Opposition continue tax squabble THE SQUABBLE over the the State’s appeal of a judge’s ruling on Friday which temporarily halted the enforcement and implementation of the Valuation Return Form (Property Tax form) continued yesterday with Government and the Opposition firing off verbal salvoes over today’s hearing in the appellate court.

Missing St Dominic's Girls found

Source: Newsday | Missing St Dominic’s Girls found Two of the four girls who were reported missing from the St. Dominic’s Children’s Home last week Wednesday were found at a house in Beetham Gardens, just before midnight on Saturday.

Valencia homes spared, for now

Source: Newsday | Valencia homes spared, for now IN an emergency sitting yesterday, a High Court judge has granted an interim conservatory order restraining the Commissioner of State Lands from demolishing any more homes occupied by squatters at Pine Avenue, Valencia.

Khan: Couva Hospital was ready

Source: Newsday | Khan: Couva Hospital was ready FORMER health minister Dr Fuad Khan says the Couva Children’s Hospital is ready for opening.

Cabinet to consider third passenger vessel

Source: Newsday | Cabinet to consider third passenger vessel WORKS and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan yesterday disclosed that the Port Authority will seek Cabinet’s approval to charter a passenger vessel to operate on the domestic seabridge when the TT Spirit and TT Express are drydocked at different periods, later this year. Sinanan told Newsday that

No transport for TT's cadets

Source: Newsday | No transport for TT’s cadets President Anthony Carmona is calling on corporate TT to partner with the Government to help bring more resources to rural communities.

Buying our own wealth

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Buying our own wealth Published: Sunday, May 21, 2017Banks gain US$515,877,049.18 (TTD $3,146,850,000) if $4.5 billion bought from Central Bank at TTD$6.10 and sold at TTD$6.7993 passes through them. This is why banks have entered the Finance Minister’s forex foray. Our GATE funded university trained quantity surveyors, accountants, legal practitioners, insurers are

School fees not over until graduation is

Source: Trinidad Guardian | School fees not over until graduation is Published: Sunday, May 21, 2017My housekeeper comes to me twice a week. She shared with me that she needs some extra money for her son to “graduate.” He is 11. He attends a primary school in Aranguez. Apparently the parents have been advised to purchase

iPad generation needs to log off

Source: Trinidad Guardian | iPad generation needs to log off Published: Sunday, May 21, 2017The world is not short when it comes to technological development; there is something new out there almost every week. I believe that this is a step in the right direction which we all need. However, even a good thing can get

Child’s success lies with the parent

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Child’s success lies with the parent Published: Sunday, May 21, 2017Recently, following an article in the newspapers regarding the funding of government schools versus denominational schools, lots of discussions have arisen among school staffs concerning the same. Most of these discussions were at variance with the views presented by the writer, who

Hungry For More Poetry Slam

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Hungry For More Poetry Slam Colin RobinsonPublished: Sunday, May 21, 2017In an expressive culture like ours, so firmly rooted in piercing oral irony and spontaneous joking—one that produces incredible, unpolished sensations like Rankin Kia Boss—it’s a shame our stage comedy hasn’t grown away from its old-school West Indian roots in physical comedy,

Prison toilets can reduce recidivism

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Prison toilets can reduce recidivism Published: Sunday, May 21, 2017First, the dehumanising conditions engender resentment and rage against the wider society, hence strengthening the anti-social tendencies that landed the individual in jail in the first place. Secondly, interacting with more experienced criminals gives the same individual more confidence that he will not

Ministers greenlight Caricom Single ICT Space work plan

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Ministers greenlight Caricom Single ICT Space work plan Published: Sunday, May 21, 2017Caribbean Community (Caricom) Ministers with responsibility for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have approved the Integrated Work Plan for the Community’s Single ICT Space. The approval was made on Friday, during discussions at the 68th special meeting of the Council

InvesTT gets new president

Source: Trinidad Guardian | InvesTT gets new president Published: Sunday, May 21, 2017Christopher Lewis has been appointed as the new president of the local investment promotion agency, InvesTT, effective May 1st 2017. In a statement, InvesTT described Lewis as a strategic planner and change agent, who has held corporate leadership roles locally and regionally. Included among

Man killed, dumped at Devil’s Woodyard

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Man killed, dumped at Devil’s Woodyard Sascha WilsonPublished: Sunday, May 21, 2017Police are still trying to determine the identity of a man who was found murdered at the Devil’s Woodyard near Princes Town on Saturday. Police said the victim appeared to have been stabbed to death. A bloodstained stone was found next to the body.

THOMAS: HOLLIS Gilman

Source: Trinidad Guardian | THOMAS: HOLLIS Gilman Published: Saturday, May 20, 2017THOMAS: HOLLIS Gilman passed away peacefully on Monday 15th May 2017. Son of Louis Gilman and LucyThomas (both deceased). Husband of Kim née Lee Quay. Father of Robert (Wendy), Debra (Gregory), Susan (Erik), Nicoletta (Kevin) and Lauren. Grandfather of 9.Brother of Thora, Rooseveltand Louis, (Alvin,

MOORE-THOMAS GLORIA

Source: Trinidad Guardian | MOORE-THOMAS GLORIA Published: Saturday, May 20, 2017MOORE-THOMAS GLORIA formally of Marabella departed this life peacefully on Tuesday 16th May, 2017 at the age of 80. She will be lovingly remembered as the: Daughter of: The late Harold& Elrita Rodney Mother of:Clayton Moore (U.S) Sister of:Myrtle Blackman, Patricia Annor (ENG) & Mc Donald Rodney

Sunday 21st May, 2017 WOW

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Sunday 21st May, 2017 WOW WOWPublished: Sunday, May 21, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=153189#folio=66

Squatters have rights

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Squatters have rights Published: Sunday, May 21, 2017It was very wrong of the politicians here to send a team of policemen and soldiers to destroy the homes of some of our citizens at Pine Avenue in Valencia, without giving the tenants any notice or checking whether they had any rights to the

Breaking bad drugs

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Breaking bad drugs Kevan GibbsPublished: Sunday, May 21, 2017On more than one occasion in the past few months, my mother and I would get into a debate on the quality of the blood pressure and diabetes medications that she’s taking. She would exclaim that the CDAP drugs were not good and that she

THE INGLORIOUS THRONG

Source: Trinidad Guardian | THE INGLORIOUS THRONG Published: Sunday, May 21, 2017At the St Mary’s College Prizegiving ceremony held in 1991, the former principal of St Joseph’s Convent, Sister Paul d’Ornellas, gave the feature address which emphasised the importance of having pride in one’s secondary school. Extracts of her speech are contained in the school’s annual

THE DUMAS DECISION

Source: Trinidad Guardian | THE DUMAS DECISION Hamid GhanyPublished: Sunday, May 21, 2017The recent decision by the Privy Council in the matter of the Attorney General v Dumas has opened the door to public interest litigation in a manner that now places all public authorities—from President to Prime Minister and Cabinet to commissions—in a place where

GAY POLITICS

Source: Trinidad Guardian | GAY POLITICS Published: Sunday, May 21, 2017If the politicians in charge of the Government of T&T really want to increase life satisfaction among voters, they should repeal all laws that discriminate against homosexuals. In their book Modernisation, Cultural Change, and Democracy, political scientists Ronald Inglehart and Christian Welzel cite data from the

GOVT WILL PASS TAX

Source: Newsday | GOVT WILL PASS TAX Despite a High Court ruling which placed a temporary stay on its implementation, with immediate effect, Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi yesterday insisted that property tax will be a reality in this country.

Serve TT, as 'Stretch' did

Source: Newsday | Serve TT, as ‘Stretch’ did The crisis in this country is not only financial, but people’s attitudes as well. If we do not break down barriers within and among households, communities and religions, the country will be in trouble. Then, all the things that Rennie Dumas and people like him tried to

Let prisoners see their children

Source: Newsday | Let prisoners see their children Fuad Khan remembers the horror late government minister Dhanraj Singh faced at not seeing his young children after being jailed for his alleged role in the 1999 murder of former chairman of the Mayaro/Rio Claro Regional Corporation Hansraj Sumairsingh.

JSC chides CoP on 'total policing'

Source: Newsday | JSC chides CoP on ‘total policing’ A parliamentary committee chided acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams for inaction to discipline the police officers carrying out “malicious obedience” to the day of “total policing” that saw the country’s highways and byways blocked by police officers upset at their industrial relations issues.

Govt files appeal, UNC claims breach of House rules

Source: Newsday | Govt files appeal, UNC claims breach of House rules A notice of appeal of Justice Frank Seepersad’s ruling on the implementation of the property tax was filed by Government, not on Friday, but last evening, at exactly 5.29 pm.

JSC: Prisoner's bank visit risk to public

Source: Newsday | JSC: Prisoner’s bank visit risk to public THE JOINT Select Committee on National Security has severely criticised the Prison Service for its decision to have a remand detainee accused of murder visit a local bank and advised that a draft policy be created and implemented to prevent a repeat of the occurrence.

Jabloteh, Cibao in CFU Club final

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Jabloteh, Cibao in CFU Club final …Cibao ends Central FC reignPublished: Saturday, May 20, 2017Former champion San Juan Jabloteh of T&T and Dominican Republic outfit Cibao FC will contest the final of the 2017 Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship tomorrow evening at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo from 8pm. This after

Holder rested, Taylor recalled for T20I series

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Holder rested, Taylor recalled for T20I series Published: Saturday, May 20, 2017They have chosen to rest Test captain Jason Holder, sought to give the attack an edge with the recall of Jerome Taylor to international duty and cast an eye to the future with the choice of Ronsford Beaton as the only

THS 2017-05-20

Source: Trinidad Guardian | THS 2017-05-20 TobagoPublished: Saturday, May 20, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=153185#folio=44

TAX ON HOLD

Source: Newsday | TAX ON HOLD CITIZENS can breathe a sigh of relief, at least for now.

$55M for toilets

Source: Newsday | M for toilets THE Prisons Service is awaiting approval of $55 million from Cabinet for the elimination of the use of pails in the Remand Yard Prison, replacing this with toilets for prisoners. Also plans are afoot to build a remand prison to ease overcrowding in the prisons system says Commissioner of

JLSC admits it was not properly constituted

Source: Newsday | JLSC admits it was not properly constituted A CONCESSION by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC) that it was not properly constituted as constitutionally-mandated composition of members fell short by one. The admission by the JLSC was contained in the commission’s response to a pre-action protocol letter sent by former attorney

Law Assn looks at appointment system

Source: Newsday | Law Assn looks at appointment system A SEVEN member team has been appointed by the Law Association to examine the way judicial appointments are made by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC) and make recommendations on possible changes to the Constitution on the procedure and selection criteria by which it is

Autopsy shows woman committed suicide

Source: Newsday | Autopsy shows woman committed suicide AN AUTOPSY by Pathologist Dr Valery Alexandrov on the body of 44-year-old Sewhroni Mohan revealed she was not murdered but committed suicide.

'Open the Children's Hospital'

Source: Newsday | ‘Open the Children’s Hospital’ OPPOSITION leader Kamla Persad- Bissessar yesterday called on government to not only open the Couva Children’s Hospital but to make its services free to both adults and children.

SHODDY REPAIR WORK A NORM

Source: Trinidad Guardian | SHODDY REPAIR WORK A NORM Published: Saturday, May 20, 2017The accident that occurred on Western Main Road was sure to happen. That hole has been there for quite some time and it is absolute negligence on the part of those responsible. It is ridiculous, to say the least, that this hole has

MAN & CHILD: Two by four

Source: Trinidad Guardian | MAN & CHILD: Two by four Published: Saturday, May 20, 2017A PARENTING COLUMN BY KEVIN BALDEOSINGHBoth my children were born in May. My daughter Jinaki will be four years old at 9.43 am today; her brother Kyle turned two last Tuesday at 7.22 pm. Everyone always says that every child is different,

PROPERTY TAX PROGRESS SO FAR

Source: Trinidad Guardian | PROPERTY TAX PROGRESS SO FAR Gail AlexanderPublished: Saturday, May 20, 2017If Finance Minister Colm Imbert was smiling slightly more during yesterday’s Parliament session, he’d already given reporters a pretty good idea why, when he spoke at Thursday’s post-Cabinet media briefing. Certainly it wouldn’t have had to with the Opposition’s high profile Couva

HONESTY BETTER THAN EXCUSES

Source: Trinidad Guardian | HONESTY BETTER THAN EXCUSES Paolo KernahanPublished: Saturday, May 20, 2017Opponents of the government clicked their heels in glee with the revelation of Shamfa Cudjoe’s astronomical roaming charges. The TSTT bill, just shy of $60,000, provoked gasps of incredulity. “Smh, big guvament minister don’t know about roaming charges!” In response, the minister indicted

Kamla: Wait for final court ruling before submitting forms

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Kamla: Wait for final court ruling before submitting forms Published: Friday, May 19, 2017Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says no one should comply with the request to submit their personal information and the property tax valuation form until the Court makes a final pronouncement. Persad-Bissessar said this yesterday, as she spoke to media

State to appeal property tax ruling on Monday

Source: Trinidad Guardian | State to appeal property tax ruling on Monday Published: Friday, May 19, 2017Government has acted swiftly and has managed to convene the appeal court to challenge the decision of Justice Frank Seepersad on the property tax form. This evening, Seepersad ruled that there was no need to file property tax declaration forms until

Property tax on hold

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Property tax on hold Sascha WilsonPublished: Friday, May 19, 2017A High Court judge has ruled that there is no need to file property tax declaration forms until the determination of a lawsuit challenging the fiscal measure. Justice Frank Seepersad, sitting in the San Fernando High Court, ruled after hearing arguments from both lawyers

Judge to rule on legality of property tax forms by 6 pm today

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Judge to rule on legality of property tax forms by 6 pm today Sascha WilsonPublished: Friday, May 19, 2017Justice Frank Seepersad is expected to rule on whether he will be granting the request of former minister Devant Maharaj to temporarily stop citizens from submitting property tax forms. The ruling, which was delayed earlier

Property tax ruling delayed…State to object to lawsuit

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Property tax ruling delayed…State to object to lawsuit Sascha WilsonPublished: Friday, May 19, 2017Justice Frank Seepersad has deferred his decision on the legality of property tax forms to allow the State an opportunity to be heard later today. Seepersad, presiding in the San Fernando High Court, was expected to rule on an ex-parte application filed by former

Judge to rule on legality of property tax forms

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Judge to rule on legality of property tax forms Sascha WilsonPublished: Friday, May 19, 2017Justice Frank Seepersad will rule in an hour whether he will be granting the request of former minister Devant Maharaj to temporarily stop citizens from submitting property tax forms.     This follows an ex parte application by Maharaj

Long lines continue at valuation offices

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Long lines continue at valuation offices Kevon FelminePublished: Friday, May 19, 2017Although property owners have been granted an additional two weeks to submit their valuation return forms, the long queues and heavy traffic continued outside the San Fernando office yesterday. Up to 9 am, traffic backed up along Pointe-a-Pierre Road from the

Business properties next

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Business properties next Gail AlexanderPublished: Friday, May 19, 2017Residential response overwhelming, says Imbert…As soon as the current valuation form exercise is completed with residential owners, who’ve responded overwhelmingly, the next phase concerning industrial and commercial owners begins, Finance Minister Colm Imbert says. At yesterday’s post-Cabinet news press conference, he said Valuation Division

TTNGL announces more shares on sale

Source: Trinidad Guardian | TTNGL announces more shares on sale Published: Friday, May 19, 2017T&T NGL Limited (TTNGL) has announced that approval has been given for the additional sale of shares to the public. In a published print advertisement the company said: “At a meeting of the board of directors of TTNGL, held on May 17,

ANSA McAL slips $1

Source: Trinidad Guardian | ANSA McAL slips Published: Friday, May 19, 2017Overall market activity resulted from trading in 18 securities of which one advanced, eight declined and nine traded firm. Trading activity on the first tier market registered a volume of 685,380 shares crossing the floor of the Exchange valued at $6,989,062.10. NCB Financial Group

A rage that can’t be contained

Source: Trinidad Guardian | A rage that can’t be contained Gabrielle HoseinPublished: Friday, May 19, 2017Diary of a Mothering WorkerLa Diablesse sat on a fallen branch in a dappled part of a forest and wondered if she was lonely. She loved the forest. The air was alive with birdsong, both solos and chorus. The tree leaves

Dealing with illegal advertising signs

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Dealing with illegal advertising signs Published: Friday, May 19, 2017It’s downright criminal! Driving or travelling along the roadways one sees the numerous signs, posters and displays that are placed on public walkovers, overpasses, street light posts, etc. These are almost at all times advertisements of some kind from all sizes of private

The prudence of a reversal

Source: Trinidad Guardian | The prudence of a reversal Published: Friday, May 19, 2017On May 10, in delivering the mid-year budget review, Finance Minister Colm Imbert said with regard to the tax on residential properties: “We do not intend to extend this deadline, since it is necessary to get on with the job of assessing the

Calls for JLSC to release Quinlan tribunal report

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Calls for JLSC to release Quinlan tribunal report Rosemarie SantPublished: Friday, May 19, 2017There are calls from Senior Counsel Martin Daly and former head of the public service Reginald Dumas for the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC) to release a disciplinary tribunal’s determination of a charge against former Magistrate Avason Quinlan-Williams

Strangers with ‘car trouble’ chop, rob Golconda man

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Strangers with ‘car trouble’ chop, rob Golconda man Published: Friday, May 19, 2017Golconda resident Regan Boxhill was stabbed, chopped and robbed of over $80,000 in valuables by two men he thought were having car troubles on Wednesday. Boxhill, 54, of Ridgewood Gardens, Golconda, spent several hours at the San Fernando General Hospital

MAN FINDS WIFE DEAD

Source: Newsday | MAN FINDS WIFE DEAD FEWHRONI RAMPERSAD is the nation’s 200th murder victim for the year.

31 officers get HDC homes

Source: Newsday | 31 officers get HDC homes THIRTY-ONE members of the Protective Services, who met the requirements for Government-subsidised housing — in fulfilment of a ten percent national housing allocation going to the protective services police — received keys to HDC homes on Wednesday.

Emailgate investigator dies

Source: Newsday | Emailgate investigator dies ACTING Snr Supt Baldeo Nanan, who was put in charge of the emailgate investigation in 2013, died at the San Fernando General Hospital early yesterday.

'People want to pay tax'

Source: Newsday | ‘People want to pay tax’ FINANCE Minister Colm Imbert yesterday declared that contrary to attempts by the Opposition to dissuade them, property owners want to pay property tax.

Port seeking passenger vessel

Source: Newsday | Port seeking passenger vessel WORKS and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan yesterday said the Port Authority is seeking to charter a third passenger vessel to “take up the slack” when the TT Spirit and TT Express, each go for separate dry docking later this year.

Policeman on murder charge

Source: Newsday | Policeman on murder charge A 44-YEAR-OLD policeman who is on suspension was charged yesterday with the murder of a 24-year-old male relative. PC Kumar Bharath of Macoya was charged by ASP Flaveney of the Homicide Investigations Bureau on instructions from the office of the DPP on Wednesday.

Four girls from children's home missing

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Four girls from children’s home missing Published: Thursday, May 18, 2017The T&T Police service is seeking the public’s help in locating four missing teenaged girls. The girls are wards of a children’s home. The missing girls are 16-year-old Angel Farrel, 15-year-old Niana Farrel, 15-year-old Parbatie Ragbir and 16-year-old Sumintra Jaikaran. The teenagers

Four girls from St Dominic's Children Home missing

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Four girls from St Dominic’s Children Home missing Published: Thursday, May 18, 2017The T&T Police service is seeking the public’s help in locating four missing teenaged girls. The girls are wards of the St Dominic’s Children’s Home in Belmont. The missing girls are 16-year-old Angel Farrel, 15-year-old Niana Farrel, 15-year-old Parbatie Ragbir

Managing T&T in an economic downturn

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Managing T&T in an economic downturn Published: Thursday, May 18, 2017In delivering the ANR Robinson Distinguished Lecture Series on May 4, Former Central Bank Governor Ewart S Williams reflects on how the former prime minister and president Arthur NR Robinson navigated the economic storms of 1987 and 1988 and the lessons we

Petrotrin crucial to the economy

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Petrotrin crucial to the economy Published: Thursday, May 18, 2017At least two of the country’s leading economists have agreed that state-owned Petrotrin is strategically important to the country’s economy and to government revenue but said reform is also necessary. “There is no doubt about the important contribution that Petrotrin has made to

Have governments misled citizens on subsidies?

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Have governments misled citizens on subsidies? Anthony WilsonPublished: Thursday, May 18, 2017Last week, I argued that administrations in the 15 years between 2000 and 2015 distributed a significant amount of wealth to the population, which contributed to a huge rise in the average standard of living in TT. That transfer of wealth

$120mn for IT entrepreneurs

Source: Trinidad Guardian | 0mn for IT entrepreneurs Nadaleen SinghPublished: Thursday, May 18, 2017Government is pumping in US$18 million ($120 million) to boost entrepreneurship in T&T, for businesses that use information technology to operate their businesses. Tracy Hackshaw, manager of the Global Services Promotion Programme (GSPP) from the Ministry of Planning, said on Tuesday that after

New focus on ease of doing business

Source: Trinidad Guardian | New focus on ease of doing business Published: Thursday, May 18, 2017Trade Ministry leads the chargeThe Ministry of Trade and Industry is coordinating with several ministries and government agencies to implement a robust package of administrative and legislative reforms, aimed at improving the ease of doing business in T&T. In a statement,

Business Guardian 2017-05-18

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Business Guardian 2017-05-18 BGPublished: Thursday, May 18, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=153162#folio=75

JUSTICE DELAYED

Source: Newsday | JUSTICE DELAYED SEVERAL part-heard cases in the Port-of-Spain Eight Magistrates Court remain in limbo as no decision has been taken by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC) — led by Chief Justice Ivor Archie — on the way forward following the imbroglio surrounding former chief magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar, who presided over…

Daly, Dumas concerned about Quinlan

Source: Newsday | Daly, Dumas concerned about Quinlan SENIOR Counsel Martin Daly and former head of the Public Service Reginald Dumas have expressed concern with reports on conflicting evidence arising from disciplinary proceedings against then senior magistrate Avason Quinlan, who has since been appointed a high court judge.

Woman's throat slit

Source: Newsday | Woman’s throat slit HOUSEWIFE Savitri Mohammed, 54, was found gagged, hands tied, her feet tied and her throat slit from end to end yesterday inside her Bonne Aventure, Gasparillo home. She was home alone at the time.

No face for mental illness

Source: Newsday | No face for mental illness THERE is no face for mental illness in TT. Social Services and Public Administration Joint Select Committee (JSC) chairman Dr Dhanayshar Mahabir made this observation during a public hearing held by the committee with Health Ministry officials at Tower D of the Port-of-Spain International Waterfront Centre.

Disruption on sea birdge

Source: Newsday | Disruption on sea birdge CUSTOMERS of the inter-island ferry service yesterday received an apology from management of the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (PATT) for service disruptions earlier this week. PATT said these were due to mechanical issues with the TT Express and the TT Spirit. (We) apologise for any inconvenience

Questionable Questionnaire

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Questionable Questionnaire Wesley GibbingsPublished: Wednesday, May 17, 2017Have you ever been a respondent in a social research project and thought the researchers had already come to a conclusion about its eventual outcome, but were purely seeking some kind of public validation? Thanks to Mark Lyndersay’s diligence as the journalistic technology czar of

Dr Rowley is right!

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Dr Rowley is right! Published: Wednesday, May 17, 2017Dr Rowley is quite right. In this instance he targeted that particular ethnic group because they set themselves up for that. The usual suspects. He, however, most likely referring to those who felt the Brian Lara Academy was a “PNM thing.” Envisioned and commissioned

Control Unit, Whisper Light clash again

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Control Unit, Whisper Light clash again Kelvin NPublished: Thursday, May 18, 2017The Glenn Mendez trained pair of Stewards Cup winner Control Unit and Whisper Light will clash on Saturday in the feature Handicap for three year olds and over horses rated 70 and Over. The 1,100 metres event carries a purse of

‘Not one placard referred to Sachin’

Source: Trinidad Guardian | ‘Not one placard referred to Sachin’ Published: Wednesday, May 17, 2017I note the Prime Ministers scorn and disdain for the protesters at the opening of the PNM’s flagship, the Tarouba Stadium. He appears confused. So incensed was he, that he seems to not have observed that it was PNM supporters who were

Narine helps put KKR one step closer to final

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Narine helps put KKR one step closer to final Published: Thursday, May 18, 2017BANGALORE, India – Sunil Narine’s Kolkata Knight Riders inched closer to the final of the Indian Premier League when they beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets under Duckworth/Lewis in a rain-ravaged affair yesterday. Playing at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium,

Stampfli, Carlista to meet in women’s final

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Stampfli, Carlista to meet in women’s final Published: Thursday, May 18, 2017Breana Stampfli and Carlista Mohammed will contest the Women’s Singles final of the Bmobile sponsored National Tennis Open at the National Racquet Centre in Tacarigua after both received contrasting victories in yesterday’s semi finals matches. On court 12 Stampfli rolled back

Starblazers, Titans book spots in Women’s T20 final

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Starblazers, Titans book spots in Women’s T20 final Rachael Thomspon-KingPublished: Thursday, May 18, 2017Rachael Vincent played a major role in helping Sacha’s Northern Starblazers book a spot in tomorrow’s final in the Courts Grand Slam Women’s Twenty20 (T20) Tournament. Vincent was named Man of the Match after leading the batting to guide

Mama Popo, rest in peace

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Mama Popo, rest in peace Published: Wednesday, May 17, 2017I extend my personal condolences to the family of Brigo, Samuel Abraham, with whom I enjoyed a strong bond over the many years that I knew him. I also extend my condolences to the calypso fraternity and sisterhood who have lost one of

Law hoping to shock strong England

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Law hoping to shock strong England Published: Thursday, May 18, 2017BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Inspired by the progress he witnessed in the just-concluded series against Pakistan, West Indies head coach Stuart Law says the regional side will be targeting an upset when they face England in their next Test series this August. West

No more sporting white elephants

Source: Trinidad Guardian | No more sporting white elephants Published: Wednesday, May 17, 2017Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s announcement on Tuesday that Government’s intended to use the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba as part of a renewed drive at sport tourism is welcome news. Speaking at the sod turning ceremony for re-commissioning of the highway

Bando hits impressive 123no in Atlantic cricket

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Bando hits impressive 123no in Atlantic cricket Published: Wednesday, May 17, 2017Bonne Aventure Presbyterian student Aby Bando slammed a brilliant 123 not out to lead her school to the Atlantic Primary School Victoria Educational Under-14 title. Bando scored her century against Rochard Douglas Presbyterian as her school went on to record a

Handicapping blues

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Handicapping blues Andre BaptisePublished: Wednesday, May 17, 2017On March 1, the Arima Race Club (ARC) introduced a new policy for the handicapping of horses in T&T. Essentially, the policy sought to give handicappers even greater discretion in the movement of ratings for horses competing in any category. Winners of handicappers are guaranteed

TTCB, NLC working on compromise

Source: Trinidad Guardian | TTCB, NLC working on compromise Derek AchongPublished: Wednesday, May 17, 2017The T&T Cricket Board (TTCB) and the National League Committee (NLC) are working to come to a compromise over amendments to the TTCB’s constitution dealing with its annual elections. Attorneys representing both parties were yesterday expected to make submissions in the judicial

CPL finals likely for Lara Academy

Source: Trinidad Guardian | CPL finals likely for Lara Academy Published: Wednesday, May 17, 2017Fans in T&T may be in for a treat, as the finals of this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 tournament may be staged at the newly opened Brian Lara Academy in Tarouba. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the CPL Damien O’Donohue

Rook to build on high

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Rook to build on high Jeffrey RossPublished: Wednesday, May 17, 2017The Jeffery Ross Racing SpecialFarook is unopposable for an ‘aged’ Maiden Stakes over six furlongs of ‘good’ ground Yarmouth today when the York ‘Dante’ meetings gets under way on the Knavesmire; we’re in for a treat. Following months of Premier League soccer

Cadogan, Chung through to tennis semi-finals

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Cadogan, Chung through to tennis semi-finals …De Caires booted outPublished: Wednesday, May 17, 2017Joe Cadogan, who dominated local tennis in the past, has returned to do the same. Yesterday he made giant step towards achieving this at the Bmobile Open Nationals at the Racquet Centre in Tacarigua yesterday by advancing to the

Mc Collin, Noel taste more defeat

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Mc Collin, Noel taste more defeat Nigel SimonPublished: Wednesday, May 17, 2017England-based T&T senior national netballers, Kalifa Mc Collin and Afeisha Noel were both again on the end of losing results when the Vitality England Netball Super League Round 15 matches took place on Monday. Goal-shoot Mc Collin, who entered the round

Why are Syrian-Lebanese successful?

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Why are Syrian-Lebanese successful? Kevan GibbsPublished: Wednesday, May 17, 2017In delivering the eulogy at last Monday’s funeral of ANSA McAL founder and chairman emeritus Anthony Sabga, his son Norman Sabga noted that his father’s “greatest source of pride was his family”. And in last week’s Sunday Guard­ian, former journalist and culture researcher Kim

Facebook mediation must be proactive, sensitive

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Facebook mediation must be proactive, sensitive Caroline C RavelloPublished: Wednesday, May 17, 2017Mental Health Matters “Just last week, we got a report that someone on Live was considering suicide. We immediately reached out to law enforcement, and they were able to prevent him from hurting himself. In other cases, we weren’t so

'RACIAL DOTISHNESS'

Source: Newsday | ‘RACIAL DOTISHNESS’ PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley went on the war-path yesterday, training his guns on people who staged a protest last Friday outside the Couva Children’s Hospital which led to miles of traffic at the same time the grand opening of the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba was taking place…

Kamla plans protest, dares anyone: Arrest meh!

Source: Newsday | Kamla plans protest, dares anyone: Arrest meh! OPPOSITION Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has dared anyone to arrest her when she leads a protest this Friday outside the Couva Children’s Hospital, similar to a protest held last Friday during the grand opening of the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba.

No Duprey, so no meeting

Source: Newsday | No Duprey, so no meeting THE much anticipated meeting between former CL Financial (CLF) chairman Lawrence Duprey and Clico policyholders failed to materialise yesterday.

Long lines to hand in property tax forms

Source: Newsday | Long lines to hand in property tax forms THERE were long lines yesterday at Palms Club, Pointe-a- Pierre Road in San Fernando as property owners flocked to the Valuation Office to submit their property tax forms, to begin the process for their properties to be evaluated, for the payment of the tax.

More protests in Valencia

Source: Newsday | More protests in Valencia FOR the second time in as many days, residents in Valencia lit debris along the Valencia stretch to vent their anger after some of their homes were demolished on Monday. Once called Pine Avenue, the residents were told to change the name of the road so as not

Morvant's wrath for water, work

Source: Newsday | Morvant’s wrath for water, work THE heat rose long before the Sun rose yesterday morning, as angry Morvant residents called on government for help, saying they had been without water for the past two weeks. Setting fire to debris strewn across the road, the residents of the PNM stronghold also demanded jobs

SOME DETECTIVE STORIES

Source: Trinidad Guardian | SOME DETECTIVE STORIES Published: Wednesday, May 17, 2017The Case of the Missing Peoples. The Chief of the Santa Rosa First Peoples Community last Saturday asserted that there were between 700 to one thousand First People descendants in Arima and a few more thousands throughout Trinidad and Tobago, but complained that “It’s as

THE BANALITY OF EXCELLENCE

Source: Trinidad Guardian | THE BANALITY OF EXCELLENCE Published: Wednesday, May 17, 2017I’ve been the general communications dogsbody for the Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence for some years now, and if I hadn’t seen it for myself, I might not have believed it. It’s a purely philanthropic initiative, started by the late Dr Anthony

Squatting must be brought to an end

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Squatting must be brought to an end Published: Wednesday, May 17, 2017In just the last five years or so, there has been a significant increase in the number of squatters invading forested areas of Valencia, Sangre Grande, Matura and environs. This large-scale land grabbing in an environmentally vulnerable area of the country

Missing 12-year-old found

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Missing 12-year-old found Published: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 The 12-year-old of Cumuto, who was reported missing by her mother, Portia Francis, on Monday, has been found. In a release, this afternoon, the T&T Police Service thanked the public for its assistance in ensuring the teenager’s safe return. Still missing is Arianne Sylvester,

Calypsonian Brigo has died

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Calypsonian Brigo has died Published: Tuesday, May 16, 2017Samuel Abraham, better known as calypsonian Brigo has died. He passed away at  1pm. Abraham became famous for the contortions he made to emphasise the funny stories he told in his calypsoes. Some of his humorous pieces included, Doh Beat Mama Popo, Limbo Break,

12-year-old girl, among two missing

Source: Trinidad Guardian | 12-year-old girl, among two missing Published: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 A 12-year-old is among two girls missing from South Trinidad.   In two press releases this morning, the T&T Police Service asked for the public’s urgent assistance to help locate 12-year-old primary school pupil Alisha Francis and 15-year-old secondary school pupil Arianne Sylvester.

Man killed, body found in car

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Man killed, body found in car Kevon FelminePublished: Tuesday, May 16, 2017Police are on the scene of a suspected murder in Moruga, where a man was found dead in a car. Initial reports stated that a passerby was walking along Bachan Trace, St Mary’s around 8 am when he saw the body

500 jobs created in ministry: Colm

Source: Trinidad Guardian | 500 jobs created in ministry: Colm Rhondor DowlatPublished: Tuesday, May 16, 2017No word on squatters paying property taxSome 500 jobs have been created within the Ministry of Finance for the operations connected with the collection of the Property Tax. This was last night disclosed by the Finance Minister Colm Imbert during a

OLIVE BRANCH FOR DUPREY

Source: Newsday | OLIVE BRANCH FOR DUPREY FORMER CLICO jefe Lawrence Duprey and his policyholders will meet face-to-face today for the first time since the collapse of the insurance giant. An item on the agenda is whether Duprey will be prepared to take over the payment of money owed to stakeholders by the one-time flourishing

Policeman caught lying

Source: Newsday | Policeman caught lying A POLICEMAN assigned11to the Professional Standards11Bureau (PSB) is being investigated11for wasting the police’s11time after he reported that a11pouch containing a magazine11for his Police Service issued11pistol, and 15 rounds stored11therein, had fallen into a river.

'Light at the end of the tunnel'

Source: Newsday | ‘Light at the end of the tunnel’ AUDITING firm KPMG yesterday welcomed the focus which Finance Minister Colm Imbert placed on revenue collection in his Mid-Year Review presentation .

KFC murder victim shot 8 times

Source: Newsday | KFC murder victim shot 8 times AKINO SUYA was shot eight times as he stood in line waiting to purchase dinner at the St Helena branch of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) on Saturday .

'Happy Mother's Day, rest in peace mom'

Source: Newsday | ‘Happy Mother’s Day, rest in peace mom’ THE children of murdered mother and grandmother Tara Ramdeen yesterday wished her a Happy Mother’s Day during her funeral service.

Teen killed in crash

Source: Newsday | Teen killed in crash FELICITY resident Nicholas Pyke, 19, was on his way to pick up his girlfriend in Penal, to spend Mother’s Day with his relatives on Sunday, when he died in an accident along the Solomon Hochoy Highway.

​JACKSON, RITA ANGELA

Source: Trinidad Guardian | ​JACKSON, RITA ANGELA Published: Monday, May 15, 2017JACKSON, RITA ANGELA (née de Silva) passed peace-fully on Saturday 13th May, 2017. Wife of the late Basil Jackson. Mother of Richard (Bridget), Ronald (Roslyn), Christine (Brent), Christopher, Jennifer, Roger and Brian (Joanne). Grandmother of six-teen. Great grandmother of seven. A celebration mass of the

STEELE, Colonel Richard Aberdeen

Source: Trinidad Guardian | STEELE, Colonel Richard Aberdeen Published: Monday, May 15, 2017STEELE, Colonel Richard Aberdeen (U.S. Army Ret.) – Known to family and friends as Dick or Dickie, passed away on April 4, 2017 in Tuc-son, Arizona at age 88. Son of Dr. Richard Aberdeen and Muriel Steele (deceased). Brother of Jean, Vida (de-ceased), Derrice,

WALKER, EUTRICE JOSEPHINE

Source: Trinidad Guardian | WALKER, EUTRICE JOSEPHINE Published: Monday, May 15, 2017WALKER, EUTRICE JOSEPHINE (nee Warwick) of St. John Rd, St. Augustine de-parted this life on Friday 12th May, 2017 at the age of 91 She was the wife of Lloyd Walker, Sr. (dec’d), Mother of Jenny, Roger, Betty, Bonnie- Lou and Lloyd Jr. Mother-in-law of

YEE, Frederick

Source: Trinidad Guardian | YEE, Frederick Published: Monday, May 15, 2017YEE, Frederick passed away on Sunday, May 7th, 2017 in Lakeland, Florida, USA. His passing was caused by a stroke. He was the son of the late Alexander and Mary Yee. Husband to the late Elaine Yee, and father to Sharon, Glenn and Derek. Brother to

MAHARAJ, CHANDRAWATIE

Source: Trinidad Guardian | MAHARAJ, CHANDRAWATIE Published: Monday, May 15, 2017MAHARAJ, CHANDRAWATIE of 1003 George Village, Table-land passed away peacefully on Saturday 6th May 2017 in Florida. Loving daughter of the late Pundit Kundan and Sumintra Maharaj. Cherished wife of the late Chandreika Maharaj. D evoted mother of Robin, Devin, Rudy, Indira, Mala and Darin (Deceased).

MAHABIR: CHRISTENDATH BOJO

Source: Trinidad Guardian | MAHABIR: CHRISTENDATH BOJO Published: Monday, May 15, 2017MAHABIR: CHRISTENDATH BOJO, Departed this life on Friday 12th May, 2017. Son of: D hurpati and Samudath Mahabir. Husband of: Tara Mahabir. Father of: Niala, Natasha, and Adesh. Grand Father of: Ethan, Aaron and Alex. Father in Law of: Farah. Brother of: Randath, Bissoon-dath, Bob,

1.5°C=Survive and thrive

Source: Trinidad Guardian | 1.5°C=Survive and thrive Why we cannot exceed this thresholdPublished: Monday, May 15, 2017 YINKA JAGBIR    “Climate change is no longer some far-off problem; it is hap­pening here, it is happening now.” — Barack Obama, 44th president of the United States of America. These were the words of former president of the Unit­ed

Tidying Windows 10

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Tidying Windows 10 Mark LyndersayPublished: Monday, May 15, 2017Bit DepthXXThe history of Windows 10 has been a surprisingly low-keyed one. The software was introduced without the usual bombast and courted online relationships with its users and customers rather than trying to build interest through mainstream media attention. Microsoft has issued multiple updates

Lewis and Edwards earn Jabloteh, Central CFU wins

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Lewis and Edwards earn Jabloteh, Central CFU wins Published: Monday, May 15, 2017It’s shaping up to be an all T&T affair in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship after San Juan Jabloteh and Central FC pulled off impressive victories in their respective matches against Racing FC of Haiti and Grenades FC

Time to stop the buck passing

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Time to stop the buck passing Published: Tuesday, May 16, 2017Sometimes a government project becomes emblematic of all the ills of a nation. A strong candidate for this role in Trinidad and Tobago is the “new” stadium in Tarouba, now named the Brian Lara Cricket Academy. Given that it took over ten

Law fined for dissent over Dowrich decision

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Law fined for dissent over Dowrich decision Published: Monday, May 15, 2017ROSEAU—West Indies head coach Stuart Law has been slapped with a fine by ICC match referee Chris Broad, for showing dissent during the tense final day of the decisive third Test against Pakistan which ended on Sunday. Upset over the dismissal

Joseph, Hosein shine at regional boxing tourney

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Joseph, Hosein shine at regional boxing tourney Published: Monday, May 15, 2017WALTER ALIBEY   The T&T boxing team returned from the Caribbean Schoolboys/Girls and Junior Boxing Championship in Guyana a successful bunch yesterday, sporting eight medals which comprise four gold and as many silvers. Boxing prodigy Nyrell Hosein expectedly earned a gold

Charles strikes gold in one-lap sprint

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Charles strikes gold in one-lap sprint Rachael Thomspon-KingPublished: Monday, May 15, 2017T&T’s Chelsea Anika Charles raced to gold in the women’s 400 metres at the Sun Belt Conference Championship in UT-Arlington – Maverick Stadium in Arlington, Texas in the USA on the weekend. Charles, a senior at the Arkansas-Little Rock University, clocked

SporTT launches probe into traffic woes at BLCA

Source: Trinidad Guardian | SporTT launches probe into traffic woes at BLCA Rosemarie SantPublished: Monday, May 15, 2017A post mortem is to be conducted today into the opening of the Brian Lara Stadium last Friday night, and on the table will be the traffic gridlock which saw patrons taking between three and four hours to get

Holder hails Gabriel despite batting error

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Holder hails Gabriel despite batting error Published: Monday, May 15, 2017ROSEAU— With West Indies battling to save the match late in the evening, number 11 Gabriel survived just over half hour at the crease in a last wicket stand with century-maker Roston Chase, to frustrate the Pakistanis. But with just one ball

RENNIE DUMAS DIES

Source: Newsday | RENNIE DUMAS DIES FORMER People’s National Movement (PNM) cabinet minister and Tobago East MP Rennie Dumas, 62, died yesterday morning after being hospitalised for five months.

Moana is the first Mother's Day baby for 2017

Source: Newsday | Moana is the first Mother’s Day baby for 2017 EVANNA Peters has the distinction of being the first to give birth on Mother’s Day 2017 at a public hospital along the East West Corridor .

Man shot dead in KFC, St Helena

Source: Newsday | Man shot dead in KFC, St Helena A 33-year-old Maloney man, who was described by police as a suspected gang member, was shot dead after entering the St Helena KFC outlet on Saturday night.

Rambharat says food safety a priority for Government

Source: Newsday | Rambharat says food safety a priority for Government FOOD safety is of such importance to Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat that he has reached out to the ministers of Health, Trade and Education asking them to “put their heads together” to tackle the issue.

Dillon: No significant increase in Venezuelans to TT

Source: Newsday | Dillon: No significant increase in Venezuelans to TT THERE has been no significant increase in Venezuelans coming to this country during the current civil unrest, reported National Security Minister Edmund Dillon.

Five born in San Fernando

Source: Newsday | Five born in San Fernando THE maternity ward at the San Fernando General Hospital was abuzz with activity yesterday as five newborn babies were welcomed on the day set aside to celebrate mothers worldwide. At 12.18 am, 20-year-old Aneek Baptiste of Rio Claro delivered baby girl Asia. The beaming mother said words

Marcia still a judge

Source: Newsday | Marcia still a judge Former attorney general Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj is advising Chief Justice Ivor Archie and the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC) to allow Marcia Ayers-Caesar to continue in her role as a High Court judge, saying her resignation may not be “effective in law”.

The big 3

Source: Newsday | The big 3 ONE year and seven months ago Daniela Bishop and her husband Andel received not one, not two but three bundles of joy.

Find the Creator

Source: Newsday | Find the Creator Kissed by her daughter Trevell Timothy and young relatives, inmate Malika “Angel” St Louis yesterday said her life has transformed “magnificently” since being incarcerated at the Women’s Prison, Arouca.

Share the joy

Source: Newsday | Share the joy Superintendent of Prisons Programmes and Industry, TT Prisons Service, Charmaine Johnson yesterday said all mothers incarcerated at Women’s Prison must be given the opportunity to celebrate with their children during its annual Mother’s Day function.

Manohar: Pass grade for Lara pitch

Source: Newsday | Manohar: Pass grade for Lara pitch EXECUTIVE member of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) Manohar Ramsaran is satisfied with the pitch at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, after rain threatened to affect the opening of the stadium in Tarouba, on Friday night.

Carmona: Nothing greater than mother's love

Source: Newsday | Carmona: Nothing greater than mother’s love WE must encourage female empowerment so the impact of the role of mothers in this country is never diminished, said President Anthony Carmona.

PROPERTY TAX IN COURT

Source: Newsday | PROPERTY TAX IN COURT AN ALL out attack has been launched against Government on the implementation of the property tax. In separate strikes, legal letters were fired off yesterday by a battery of lawyers representing three landowners threatening to take Government to court for what has been described as an “ambush” on

JLSC told, hold your hand

Source: Newsday | JLSC told, hold your hand THE Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC) is being asked not to make any further judicial appointments until an administrative order being sought by former attorney general Anand Ramlogan on the constitutionality of its composition is determined by the courts.

The rainy season is here

Source: Newsday | The rainy season is here THE Met Office has declared the start of the 2017 rainy season saying an early tropical wave arriving across the Atlantic Ocean had brought 11 mm of rainfall yesterday. It said it has been tracking the tropical wave across the Atlantic for several days.

Students in anti-crime march

Source: Newsday | Students in anti-crime march HEAD of Northern Division Snr Supt Mc Donald Jacob says the police will do all that is necessary to win the battle against crime. Speaking yesterday at the end of an Amnesty March against crime, from the St Augustine Secondary School grounds to Eddie Hart Grounds, Tacarigua.

Imbert dismisses UNC 'fantasies'

Source: Newsday | Imbert dismisses UNC ‘fantasies’ FINANCE Minister Colm Imbert condemned the Opposition for choosing to engage in “fantasies” rather treat with serious issues before the Parliament. He said those issues included unresolved matters left by the former People’s Partnership (PP) government which the People’s National Movement (PNM) is addressing.

SEA student, Chaguanas teen still missing

Source: Newsday | SEA student, Chaguanas teen still missing YET another teenage girl has been reported missing by her parents. The latest is 15-year-old Qenusa McQueen. According to police reports, the teenager was last seen near her Edinburgh 500, Chaguanas home at about 5.30 am on Monday. Her father Kenneth Mc Queen told police that

Having fun to full extreme

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Having fun to full extreme Published: Thursday, May 11, 2017Before the pan parade, the early morning J’Ouvert and J’Ouvert Chill also attracted thousands. After a brief period of normalcy, with disc jockeys pumping music on the pavement and people savouring delectable country cooking, at around 5 pm the steelbands began with Point

Bascombe leads T&T’s NACAC Age Group Team

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Bascombe leads T&T’s NACAC Age Group Team Nigel SimonPublished: Thursday, May 11, 2017More than 300 athletes are expected to converge on the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo on June 3-4 and June 10-11 for the Juvenile and Junior NGC/National Amateur Athletics Association of T&T (NAAATT) Championships. This was confirmed by Events Committee Chairman,

Pollard buys women’s team

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Pollard buys women’s team …as franchise league launched Vinode MamchanPublished: Thursday, May 11, 2017Popular West Indies and Mumbai Indians player Keiron Pollard is one of four owners of professional women’s teams in T&T for the upcoming Courts T20 Women’s Grand Slam tournament. This was revealed at the launch of the tournament yesterday

MP Padarath questions size of Brian Lara Stadium field

Source: Trinidad Guardian | MP Padarath questions size of Brian Lara Stadium field Gyasi MerriquePublished: Thursday, May 11, 2017Member of Parliament for Princes Town Barry Padarath has raised concerns about the field dimensions of the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba which will open this evening. Directing his initial question to the Minister of Sport and Youth

Wait all day, to ‘Win!’

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Wait all day, to ‘Win!’ Jeffrey RossPublished: Thursday, May 11, 2017The Jeffrey Ross Racing Special Mr Tyrell, freshened up following a last time out ‘career-best’ effort, is strongly-fancied to gain success at the sixth attempt on Lingfield polytrack today. Richard Hannon’s charge was beaten less than two lengths over course and distance

Queen’s Park club adopts T&T flag

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Queen’s Park club adopts T&T flag Shaun FuentesPublished: Thursday, May 11, 2017The Pro Look By Shaun FuentesAn Amateur club in England has adopted a flag carrying the design of the National flag of T&T as its official club flag. Queen’s Park Athletic, based in Bournemouth, Dorset and established in 1935, plays in

Ramnarine confirmed as SporTT new chairman

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Ramnarine confirmed as SporTT new chairman Published: Thursday, May 11, 2017WALTER ALIBEY   Dinanath Ramnarine is the new Chairman of the Board of the Sport Company of T&T. He was confirmed via a release by the Ministry of Finance yesterday, effectively replacing Michael Phillips who resigned under a cloud last week, citing

Lara explains Sachin’s no show

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Lara explains Sachin’s no show Vinode MamchanPublished: Thursday, May 11, 2017West Indies legend Brian Lara cleared the air yesterday as to why his great friend Sachin Tendulkar was not able to make the trip for the opening of his Stadium this evening at Tarouba. Initially it was announced that the Indian master

Persevering WI overcome Azhar hundred to rally

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Persevering WI overcome Azhar hundred to rally Published: Thursday, May 11, 2017ROSEAU, Dominica – The Caribbean side were forced to toil on a lifeless pitch but did so manfully to dismiss Pakistan in their first innings for 376, an hour before the close. Azhar, starting the day unbeaten on 85, carved out

Has T&T’s wealth been distributed equitably?

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Has T&T’s wealth been distributed equitably? Anthony WilsonPublished: Thursday, May 11, 2017In the last few weeks, I have intervened in several discussions in which people have complained about the excessive burden of taxation that the current administration has imposed on the population, as the government struggles to get the population of this

TSTT, Massy Comm chairmen: Both companies will win

Source: Trinidad Guardian | TSTT, Massy Comm chairmen: Both companies will win Published: Thursday, May 11, 2017Although it has generated some heat, the controversial $255 million acquisition of Massy Communications by TSTT, announced on May 2, has been described as a win-win proposition by the chairmen of both companies. Speaking exclusively to the Business Guardian after

Deal with racism before it’s too late

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Deal with racism before it’s too late Published: Thursday, May 11, 2017I wish to express my thoughts and concerns on the way racism is becoming one of the biggest problems of not only to our country but also to the world. Our society has become infected with racism. Not just hide-in-the-dark racism.

Truckers need to stop bellyaching

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Truckers need to stop bellyaching Published: Thursday, May 11, 2017Somebody has to be driving that barge to Tobago. Is it humanly possible that an extra sitting area can be provided for the drivers to travel with their trucks at the same time? It will not be on par with the Hyatt Hotel,

What about psychological impact of SEA?

Source: Trinidad Guardian | What about psychological impact of SEA? Published: Thursday, May 11, 2017Over 18,000 students around the ages of 10-12, some a bit over, wrote the SEA last Thursday and coming out of it were many jubilant faces, faces of relief more than joy or happiness. However, among them are thousands who would be

Vocal Trio Q-E-D TT take audiences Down Memory Lane at Queen’s Hall

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Vocal Trio Q-E-D TT take audiences Down Memory Lane at Queen’s Hall Published: Thursday, May 11, 2017Three of T&T’s finest vocalists, Edward Cumberbatch, Raymond Edwards and Nigel Floyd joined together to prove that good music can be Quite Exquisitely Done. The group’s individual members have made quite a name for themselves over

Beenie Man, Bounty Killer perform for Fully Loaded music festival

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Beenie Man, Bounty Killer perform for Fully Loaded music festival Published: Thursday, May 11, 2017Get ready this Saturday for the first Fully Loaded Music Festival, a new one-day dancehall, reggae and soca music festival. The event, this year, highlights the golden era of dancehall on the main stage, featuring Beenie Man &

Fighting child abuse

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Fighting child abuse commuGender & Child Affairs Division, bmobile partner in campaignPublished: Thursday, May 11, 2017Almost 9,000 reports of child abuse were received by the Children’s Authority from May 2015 to December 2016, a statistic cited in a recent release from the telephone and broadband business bmobile, which recently partnered with the

KILLED AFTER MURDER

Source: Newsday | KILLED AFTER MURDER WAS it poetic justice or was it suicide? This is what police were trying to ascertain yesterday as they continued investigations into a bizarre incident which saw an elderly man being killed when his car crashed head-on into a truck, moments after he fled the home of a female

Seunath: Wipe JLSC slate clean

Source: Newsday | Seunath: Wipe JLSC slate clean NOTHING less than a clean slate is needed in the composition of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC), attorney Hendrickson Seunath SC said yesterday.

Do the right thing

Source: Newsday | Do the right thing SENIOR Counsel Martin Daly is calling on Chief Justice Ivor Archie and the three other members of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC) to do the right thing and account for their botching of the appointment of former chief magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar to the High Court.

Kamla sees $8B shortfall

Source: Newsday | Kamla sees B shortfall THE GOVERNMENT’S projected revenues this fiscal year will fall short by $8 billion, predicted Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, in yesterday’s Mid Year Review debate in the House of Representatives.

$600 million more to be spent

Source: Newsday | 0 million more to be spent GOVERNMENT’S expenditure for fiscal 2017 has been revised upward from $47.4 billion to $48 billion — an increase by $600 million — largely due to an expected increase of $575 million from income taxes from petroleum companies, Finance Minister Colm Imbert said yesterday.

AmCham: Hold consultations on Property Tax

Source: Newsday | AmCham: Hold consultations on Property Tax The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago (AmCham TT) is urging Government to hold thorough consultations on industrial property tax before it comes into effect.

Car thieves target malls, hospitals

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Car thieves target malls, hospitals Rhondor DowlatPublished: Wednesday, May 10, 2017Nissan sedans remain the number one choice for car thieves and shopping malls and hospital carparks are their main hunting grounds, according to the Police Service. For the first five months of the year as at May 6, there has been an

Mas men sue Culture Minister

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Mas men sue Culture Minister Published: Wednesday, May 10, 2017A group of Carnival bandleaders have been given the green light to sue Community Development, Culture and the Arts Minister Nyan Gadsby-Dolly for giving a member of a rival organisation a temporary position on the board of the National Carnival Commission (NCC). At

Tobago Chamber boss seeks urgent cargo fix

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Tobago Chamber boss seeks urgent cargo fix One week of supplies left Rosemarie SantPublished: Wednesday, May 10, 2017President of the Tobago Chamber Demi John Cruickshank yesterday warned that the island is one week away from a severe shortage of food. “Supplies are low as stocks in warehouses continue to dwindle and already

Mid-year Review highlights at a glance

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Mid-year Review highlights at a glance Published: Wednesday, May 10, 2017• There will be no drastic or sudden depreciation of T&T’s currency. • Central Bank to give priority to manufacturing/trade whenever it intervenes in Forex disbursement to commercial banks. • Government revenue for the year revised upward from $47.4 billion to $48.0

Daly, Elder probe JLSC in Marcia fallout

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Daly, Elder probe JLSC in Marcia fallout CJ must shoulder some blameRosemarie SantPublished: Wednesday, May 10, 2017Senior Counsel Martin Daly yesterday hinted that the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC) should resign in the face of the continuing saga involving former chief magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar. In a statement as debate on the

Opposition Leader warns against political interference: ‘Govt has no role in hiring regulator’

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Opposition Leader warns against political interference: ‘Govt has no role in hiring regulator’ Richard LordPublished: Wednesday, May 10, 2017Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says moves to hire a firm to short-list candidates for the post of Procurement Regulator was another scandal waiting to happen. Persad-Bissessar made the claim during her 90-minute response to Finance

Govt staying out Marcia fiasco—PM

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Govt staying out Marcia fiasco—PM Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Wednesday, May 10, 2017Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday insisted that Government will not be roped into the ongoing controversy with the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC), Chief Justice Ivor Archie and former High Court judge Marcia Ayers-Caesar, saying they would maintain a “Great Wall

Facebook support should ‘do no harm’

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Facebook support should ‘do no harm’ Caroline C RavelloPublished: Wednesday, May 10, 2017One of the concerns about social media as a forum for support for those living with mental illness has to do with the fact that, in many instances, these pages are not monitored by professionals who can give appropriate interventions.

A fully human medical scientist, mas maker, and player

Source: Trinidad Guardian | A fully human medical scientist, mas maker, and player Tony Rakhal-FraserPublished: Wednesday, May 10, 2017Professor David Picou:There is something about the generation of West Indians who emerged out of the 1940s and 50s, many of whom went to university in the “mother country,” being infused with an unshakeable Caribbean identity. Maybe having

Best players for tennis nationals

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Best players for tennis nationals Published: Wednesday, May 10, 2017The draw for the Bmobile National Tennis Open Championship was scheduled to take place last evening as the country’s best players in both the men and women’s divisions are scheduled to be on display on Saturday. The qualifiers are on tomorrow and Friday.

‘Dawn’ of another for ‘Mr Chester?’

Source: Trinidad Guardian | ‘Dawn’ of another for ‘Mr Chester?’ Jeffrey RossPublished: Wednesday, May 10, 2017The Jeffery Ross Racing SpecialRequinto Dawn represents a first-day Chester ‘special’ in the prestigious listed Lily Agnes Stakes over five furlongs of a ‘good to firm’ Roodee, which will be jammed pack with serious racegoers and tourists from all over the

North, South clash in U-15 contest

Source: Trinidad Guardian | North, South clash in U-15 contest Published: Wednesday, May 10, 2017The new generation of T&T cricketers will be on show this afternoon when North plays South in an Under-15 clash from 2 pm at the National Cricket Centre in Balmain, Couva. The 50-over match will be the final chance for the promising

Gilchrist, Akram, Haynes to play at Lara opening

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Gilchrist, Akram, Haynes to play at Lara opening Vinode MamchanPublished: Wednesday, May 10, 2017Cricket legends Adam Gilchrist of Australia and Pakistan’s Wasim Akram are amongst a host of great cricketers who will feature at the opening of the Brian Lara cricket academy on Friday in Tarouba. Cricket website windiescricket360.com is reporting that

Windies eye ‘perfect game’

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Windies eye ‘perfect game’ …as rare series victory beckonsPublished: Wednesday, May 10, 2017A series which started in disappointment with a seven-wicket defeat at Sabina Park last month suddenly took a turn for the better last week when the Windies produced a memorable performance to crush Pakistan by 106 runs at Kensington Oval

16 CASES THROWN OUT

Source: Newsday | 16 CASES THROWN OUT A WEEK after she was told of her elevation to the High Court, former chief magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar went to the Couva Magistrates’ Court and in one sitting in March, dismissed 16 outstanding cases in seven unconnected matters. This was revealed yesterday by the Judicial and Legal Services

Haul in CJ Archie for answers

Source: Newsday | Haul in CJ Archie for answers OUTSPOKEN attorney Israel Khan SC, is calling on President Anthony Carmona to haul Chief Justice Ivor Archie into his office and seek answers on the recent bungling of appointments to the Supreme Court, in particular, that of former chief magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar.

Govt Campus Plaza opens

Source: Newsday | Govt Campus Plaza opens THIRTEEN years after construction began, the multi-billion dollar Government Campus Plaza (GCP) on Richmond Street in Port-of-Spain was formally opened. Work started in 2004 and was scheduled for completion in 2010 .

Food import bill drops

Source: Newsday | Food import bill drops AGRICULTURE Minister Clarence Rambharat yesterday disclosed that this country’s food import bill has decreased by, “just over $1 billion” over the last 18 months. Speaking in the Senate said the average value of food imports over this period was $542,555, 434.

Students to sit 2018 exams online

Source: Newsday | Students to sit 2018 exams online COME next year June, secondary school students will answer multiple choice papers of CSEC (ordinary) and CAPE (advanced) subjects online.

FireONE FX: Winch caused flag woes

Source: Newsday | FireONE FX: Winch caused flag woes FIREWORKS importer, Fire- ONE FX , said on Monday their huge flag at their Macoya compound just happened to fly at a lower than usual height due to a problem with the flagpole’s winch mechanism, scotching speculation that it was a halfmast tribute to late tycoon

T&T INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

Source: Trinidad Guardian | T&T INTERVIEW QUESTIONS Published: Wednesday, May 10, 2017With recent revelations involving the Judicial and Legal Services Commission and the Auditor-General’s Report, many citizens are wondering how some people get into positions where you can foul up so regularly and never be fired, while many more are wondering if they can get a

GROUNDHOG DAY, AGAIN

Source: Trinidad Guardian | GROUNDHOG DAY, AGAIN Raymond RamcharitarPublished: Wednesday, May 10, 2017Looking at the country via the news these last few weeks, I’ve gotten the distinct impression of a preternatural repetitiveness. There were announcements that public servants couldn’t get pay-slips because there was no paper to print them, no money to buy toilet paper, no

Get Maracas upgrade done

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Get Maracas upgrade done Published: Wednesday, May 10, 2017For the second time in less than two years, sod was turned yesterday for the start of the upgrade of the Maracas Beach Facilities. On the previous occasion in July 2015, Kall Co Limited was awarded a $120 million contract to do the upgrade.

Plipdeco gains $0.11

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Plipdeco gains {$permalink}.11 Published: Wednesday, May 10, 2017Overall market activity resulted from trading in 12 securities of which three advanced, five declined and four traded firm. Trading activity on the first tier market registered a volume of 323,095 shares crossing the floor of the Exchange valued at $951,878.73. JMMB Group was the

ANSA Merchant profits jump 144%

Source: Trinidad Guardian | ANSA Merchant profits jump 144% Published: Wednesday, May 10, 2017ANSA Merchant Bank has recorded after-tax profits of $68.8 million for the first three months of its financial year ended March 31. This figure represents a 144 per cent increase year on year when after tax profits stood at $28.1 million for the

SM Jaleel wins CCJ tax case against Guyana

Source: Trinidad Guardian | SM Jaleel wins CCJ tax case against Guyana Published: Wednesday, May 10, 2017Local beverage manufacturer SM Jaleel Company Limited has won its lawsuit against the Government of Guyana over that country’s imposition of an environmental tax applied to products packaged using non-recyclable material imported into Guyana. Delivering a judgement at its headquarters

Cancer patients to get chemo relief

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Cancer patients to get chemo relief Radhica SookrajPublished: Wednesday, May 10, 2017Cancer patients who have been unable to get chemotherapy treatment at the San Fernando Oncology Centre because the lone pharmacist fell ill, will get some relief from today. In an interview yesterday, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said he gave instructions for

Aboud: Discrepancies in oil spill

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Aboud: Discrepancies in oil spill Radhica SookrajPublished: Wednesday, May 10, 2017Demanding to know why no navigational warnings were issued after high density oil escaped from the ruptured Tank 70 at Petrotrin’s facility, corporate secretary of Fishermen and Friends of the Sea Gary Aboud says there are too many discrepancies in the oil

Drug addict shot dead

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Drug addict shot dead Jensen La VendePublished: Wednesday, May 10, 2017Police are investigating the murder of a drug addict who was shot multiple times in Arouca yesterday. The dead man was identified as 37-year-old Curtis “PieLie” Cedeno. He died while undergoing treatment at the Arima Health BANWARIEFacility at around 3 am. Police

UBER IN THE SKY

Source: Newsday | UBER IN THE SKY WHILE US-based transport network company Uber’s effort to serve this country’s citizens on the ground has hit the brakes, chairman of the State Enterprises Joint Select Committee (JSC) David Small yesterday expressed alarm that the sky has become the limit for some people who work for State owned

Small questions 'corporate amnesia'

Source: Newsday | Small questions ‘corporate amnesia’ STATE Enterprises joint select committee (JSC) chairman David Small yesterday criticised Caribbean Airlines (CAL) officials over the non-disclosure of the full contents of a $2 million report done by consultants from German airline Lufthansa, for the State-owned airline, under the former People’s Partnership (PP).

Anand goes after JLSC

Source: Newsday | Anand goes after JLSC FORMER attorney general Anand Ramlogan has initiated legal action against Chief Justice Ivor Archie in his capacity as chairman of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC), over the composition of the commission with specific issue on the presence of two retired judges as members.

Bullying at 'prestige' school

Source: Newsday | Bullying at ‘prestige’ school BULLYING is taking place even in so-called ‘prestige’ schools. Two videos, recorded on cellular phones and uploaded to social media, are showing students of St Mary’s College (CIC) in Port-of-Spain engaging in bullying. In one video, several students savagely attack and repeatedly kick a student as he lies

It's just scandalous

Source: Newsday | It’s just scandalous PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday welcomed a public outcry over the Public Accounts and its Auditor General Report on non-accountability, saying, “what is mentioned in the Auditor General’s Report is scandalous.” Speaking on Radio I95.5 FM, Rowley said, “We see this every year and it appears there are

Anthony N Sabga laid to rest

Source: Newsday | Anthony N Sabga laid to rest CHAIRMAN Emeritus of the ANSA McAL Group Anthony Norman Sabga was a legend, a business pioneer and a Caribbean man. But his legacy was his family, son Norman Sabga said while delivering the eulogy at his father’s funeral at the Church of the Assumption in Maraval.

Credit card boycott

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Credit card boycott …to protest forex woesShastri BoodanPublished: Tuesday, May 9, 2017Seven business chambers move toSeven business chambers are advising their membership to boycott the use of credit cards unless they get some answers from commercial banks regarding the distribution of foreign exchange. Members of the Couva-Point Lisas Chamber of Commerce, the

Needed urgently, a CoE into the administration of justice

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Needed urgently, a CoE into the administration of justice Published: Tuesday, May 9, 2017What has been referred to as the “mess” which has visited the Judiciary may have provided the opportunity for a long-overdue, in-depth review of the administration of Justice in Trinidad and Tobago. Indeed, a Pandora’s Box has now been

Fear of crime a threat to nation’s health

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Fear of crime a threat to nation’s health Published: Tuesday, May 9, 2017Daily life in Trinidad and Tobago is hazardous to the health of the population. We are living in a time of tremendous stress and it is not being treated seriously. It is a fact that this population is living in

4 T&T players in WI World Cup squad

Source: Trinidad Guardian | 4 T&T players in WI World Cup squad Published: Tuesday, May 9, 2017ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Selectors have included four newcomers in the West Indies 15-man squad for the ICC Women’s World Cup starting next month in England. Teenaged T&T Reniece Boyce and Felicia Walters, along with Quiana Joseph and Akeira Peters,

LIONS, TIGERS AND ELEPHANTS

Source: Trinidad Guardian | LIONS, TIGERS AND ELEPHANTS David E Bratt, MDPublished: Tuesday, May 9, 2017I have been pretty much preoccupied these days with thoughts of death, tabanca and melancholy. The philosopher Alain de Botton says that our outlook on life depends a great deal on our surroundings and heaven knows our surroundings in Trinidad and

bmobile boosts exposure for budding sound engineers

Source: Trinidad Guardian | bmobile boosts exposure for budding sound engineers Published: Monday, May 8, 2017Students from the National Energy Skills Center military-led Youth Programme of Apprenticeship and Reorientation Training (Mypart) were given an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the 2017 Decibel Entertainment Festival site at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s, courtesy sponsors bmobile Foundation. The students, who

Welcome of the Rajput Warriors wins National String Festival

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Welcome of the Rajput Warriors wins National String Festival Published: Monday, May 8, 2017Playing a scintillating classical piece—Welcome of the Rajput Warriors—on the violin, Sachin Boodram of ASJA Boys’ College mesmerised the packed audience at Naparima Bowl last Sunday night to win the first prize in the 2017 National String Festival. The

Use T&T's great music Heritage

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Use T&T’s great music Heritage Franka PhilipPublished: Monday, May 8, 2017UK music industry executive David Stopps calls for a pan museum, citing the instrument’s “unique history” Liverpool in the north of England is home of legend¬ary band The Beatles and the city makes millions of pounds from tourism driven by the band’s

Narine demolishes RCB with fastest IPL fifty

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Narine demolishes RCB with fastest IPL fifty Published: Monday, May 8, 2017Narine demolished Royal Challengers Bangalore to equal the record for the fastest 50 in the IPL, reaching the landmark in 15 balls, to propel KKR to a six-wicket victory, the same margin for the Lions after Smith brutalised the Kings XI

Sammy not bothered by non-selection

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Sammy not bothered by non-selection Published: Monday, May 8, 2017The former West Indies captain said he had little regret about publicly chiding the West Indies Cricket Board after winning last year’s Twenty20 World Cup final against England, which was the final time he played for the regional side. “It is sad that

No changes to Windies squad for deciding Test

Source: Trinidad Guardian | No changes to Windies squad for deciding Test Published: Monday, May 8, 2017Buoyed by the side’s stunning 107-run victory in the second Test which ended last Thursday at Kensington Oval in Barbados, the selection panel will choose from the same group of players that have served throughout the three-Test series which is

Make appointment with ‘Doctor’

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Make appointment with ‘Doctor’ Jeffrey RossPublished: Monday, May 8, 2017The Jeffery Ross Racing SpecialThe Love Doctor should provide punters with the right prescription at Windsor tonight, when David Evans’ charge attempts to make it third time lucky in a 2-y-o Novice Stakes over five furlongs of a ‘good to firm’ surface. They

Windies must now do the previously unthinkable!

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Windies must now do the previously unthinkable! Published: Monday, May 8, 2017Dear Editor   The West Indies cricket team must now do the previously unthinkable in the third and deciding test match vs Pakistan starting in Dominica on Wednesday. As hard as it seemed to be possible when the West Indies were

When will SporTT settle down?

Source: Trinidad Guardian | When will SporTT settle down? Alvin CornealPublished: Monday, May 8, 2017Here we go again another resignation at the Sport Company when will the business of sport settledown. The resignation of the Michael Phillips as chairman of the sport company one week ago was surprising to those who were close to the sporting fraternity,

Kipchoge sets marathon record but outside 2 hrs

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Kipchoge sets marathon record but outside 2 hrs Published: Monday, May 8, 2017Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge failed in his bid to complete the first sub-two hour marathon by an agonising 25 seconds in Italy on Saturday. The 32-year-old Kenyan – along with fellow elite African athletes, Lelisa Desisa and Zersenay Tadese

STRAPPED FOR CA$H

Source: Newsday | STRAPPED FOR CA$H THE Judiciary appears to be strapped for cash at this time.

Truckers call on Rowley

Source: Newsday | Truckers call on Rowley TRUCKERS using the Atlantic Provider barge to transport goods to and from Trinidad and Tobago are calling on Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to deal with a plethora of problems being experienced with the barge especially since Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan cannot be reached by the

Water woes in Granville

Source: Newsday | Water woes in Granville RESIDENTS of Boodram Trace in Granville have been without pipeborne water for the past three weeks and they are urging the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) to help them.

Sachin wins National String Festival

Source: Newsday | Sachin wins National String Festival VIOLINIST Sachin Boodram of ASJA Boys’ College, mesmerised a packed audience on Sunday with a polished rendition of a classical piece titled “Welcome of the Rajput warriors” en route to capturing the first prize in the 2017 National String Festival.

PM's Charity Golf tourney raises $.4M

Source: Newsday | PM’s Charity Golf tourney raises $.4M PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday presented several Tobago charities with cheques from the Prime Minister’s Charity Golf Classic held on Saturday at the Magdalena Grand Beach and Golf Resort Tobago. The Prime Minister is patron of the event.

TT suffering from 'sitting disease'

Source: Newsday | TT suffering from ‘sitting disease’ HEALTH Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said this country is suffering from ‘sitting disease’ and it was probably one of the worst things people could do for their health. He appealed to medical professionals gathered at the Caribbean Endocrine Society’s (CARES) 10th anniversary symposium yesterday, to convince their patients

Mitchell: No new golf course for Ste Madeleine

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Mitchell: No new golf course for Ste Madeleine Radhica SookrajPublished: Sunday, May 7, 2017Housing Minister Randall Mitchell has come out in defence of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, denying that Government plans to build a golf course in Ste Madeleine as claimed by Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar. Rowley, who missed Parliament on

Unruly ISIS member held with gun, ammo

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Unruly ISIS member held with gun, ammo Published: Sunday, May 7, 2017Officers of the Inter Agency Task Force believe they may have prevented a murder from happening, after they arrested a well known member of the Unruly Isis gang on Friday night. According to a police report, at about 11 pm the

PM’s golf classic raises $.4m for charity

Source: Trinidad Guardian | PM’s golf classic raises $.4m for charity Published: Sunday, May 7, 2017The Prime Minister’s Charity Golf Classic (PMCGC) at the Magdalena Grand Beach and Gold Resort in Tobago raised close to $.4 million over the weekend. In presenting the cheques to the winners afterwards, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley, who is the

Karim: GATE pressure ahead

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Karim: GATE pressure ahead Radhica SookrajPublished: Sunday, May 7, 2017On the heels of the property tax comes a new type of tax to be imposed on students from August and it will have a devastating impact on tertiary education, says Chaguanas East MP Fazal Karim. He was referring to Government’s planned changes

Choose leaders with integrity

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Choose leaders with integrity Published: Sunday, May 7, 2017Archbishop Joseph Harris yesterday called on citizens to do some self introspection when things do not go as planned, saying too often people throw blame on the government for this. He made the comment during the Feast Day mass at the La Divina Pastora

Truckers want sea bridge meeting with Sinanan

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Truckers want sea bridge meeting with Sinanan ‘Poor service costing us $$’Nadaleen SinghPublished: Sunday, May 7, 2017Chronic. That’s how truckers yesterday described the extent of the problem of transporting goods between the two islands although the MV Transporter barge and the MV Provider vessel have replaced the Super Fast Galicia. They are

Final farewell for Sabga today

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Final farewell for Sabga today Published: Sunday, May 7, 2017Family, friends, dignitaries and close business associates will pay their last respects and say their last goodbye to ANSA McAL’s Chairman Emeritus Dr Anthony Norman Sabga, ORTT today. His funeral mass will be held at the Church of the Assumption, Long Circular Road,

PoS market vendors protest dislocation for new walkover

Source: Trinidad Guardian | PoS market vendors protest dislocation for new walkover Radhica SookrajPublished: Sunday, May 7, 2017Displaced Port-of-Spain Market vendors blocked off vehicular access to the facility and caused a massive traffic gridlock during a protest yesterday. The protest occurred after vendors were told a large chunk of their vending space was to be used

SABGA: DR. ANTHONY NORMAN

Source: Trinidad Guardian | SABGA: DR. ANTHONY NORMAN Published: Sunday, May 7, 2017SABGA: DR. ANTHONY NORMAN passed away peacefullyon Wednesday 3rd May, 2017. Beloved son of the late Norman and Sarah Sabga. Devoted husband of Minerva Sabga. Cherished father of Linda Hadeed, Norman Sabga, JoAnn Moses, David Sabga, Donna Hadeed and Andrew Sabga. Father-in-law of Abraham

Sunday 7th May, 2017 WOW

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Sunday 7th May, 2017 WOW WOWPublished: Sunday, May 7, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=152959#folio=86

If youth is wasted on the young, what about words?

Source: Trinidad Guardian | If youth is wasted on the young, what about words? Shivanee RamlochanPublished: Saturday, May 6, 2017On the first night of this year’s NGC Bocas Lit Fest, which ran from April 26-May 1, 18-year-old Puerto Rican Viviana Prado-Núñez won first place in the 2017 CODE Burt Award for Caribbean Literature. The award honours

Dancing for life

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Dancing for life Published: Saturday, May 6, 2017Trinidad-born Dr Joanne Kilgour Dowdy currently teaches adolescent/adult literacy at Kent State University in Ohio, USA, and so even though she has been involved in dance all her life, attendees at the Monday Night Theatre Forum on April 24 were not expecting to be treated

The local Stephen Hawking of the vintage-car world

Source: Trinidad Guardian | The local Stephen Hawking of the vintage-car world Charles Kong SooPublished: Saturday, May 6, 2017Rising above the depths of despair, Ghanesh realised that while his career as a farmer was over, the tragic event was a catalyst for him to pursue what was to become his passion, restoring antique cars. While his

Rumble in the Judiciary

Source: Newsday | Rumble in the Judiciary The ongoing controversy surrounding the recent elevation of Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers Caesar as a judge and her almost immediate resignation because of her incomplete schedule of trials has begun to create increased tensions among justices of the Supreme Court.

Woman, 81, dies

Source: Newsday | Woman, 81, dies A elderly Barataria businesswoman died in a fire which completely destroyed her home and business on Friday night.

Maduro 'a dictator'

Source: Newsday | Maduro ‘a dictator’ MORE than 100 Venezuelans marched around the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of- Spain yesterday in solidarity with a protest in Venezuela against President Nicolás Maduro and his plans to implement constitutional changes in a month of unrest that has left 37 people dead.

Dumas: Tobago land titles, glitch for property tax

Source: Newsday | Dumas: Tobago land titles, glitch for property tax Former head of the Public Service Reginald Dumas is in support of the reinstatement of the property tax but queries the relevance of the process for Tobago given issues with land title

'Dumb friends mess you up'

Source: Newsday | ‘Dumb friends mess you up’ US ACTOR, singer and producer Will Smith was a surprise guest on the opening day of the Decibel Entertainment Festival and encouraged a group of local students to surround themselves with good people who will help them fulfill their dreams.

I want to eat doubles

Source: Newsday | I want to eat doubles EATING doubles, hiking to a waterfall and hitting a club were among the activities on US actor Jeremy Jordan’s itinerary during his visit to Trinidad for the annual Republic Bank Decibel Entertainment Festival.

Charles McEnearney and Ford, a 94-year partnership

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Charles McEnearney and Ford, a 94-year partnership Published: Saturday, May 6, 2017The first automobile in T&T rolled ashore in 1900—a Locomobile Runabout, which was basically a two-seat horseless carriage powered by a small steam engine. Following closely on the exciting new technology trends of the time, there were soon many other cars

Point Fortin honours b-ball icon ‘Voot’ O’Garro

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Point Fortin honours b-ball icon ‘Voot’ O’Garro Published: Saturday, May 6, 2017Former basketball great Victor ‘Voot’ O’Garro was honoured last Wednesday for his contribution to the sport. The award came from the South Side Revival Sports Committee, a non-profit organisation from O’Garro’s native Point Fortin community, whose objective is to keep young

State saves $10 billion

Source: Trinidad Guardian | State saves billion …as ministries, state enterprises cut backJoel JulienPublished: Sunday, May 7, 2017Belt-tightening has helped the State spend $10 billion less than expected in 2016, the Auditor’s General report for the fiscal year, which ended on September 30, 2016, has shown. In addition to that, this is also the first time

COME CLEAN ON PROPERTY TAX

Source: Trinidad Guardian | COME CLEAN ON PROPERTY TAX Published: Sunday, May 7, 2017No one was the least bit surprised when the PNM in their usual haphazard, ill-thought-out, inept form of governance, announced just over two weeks ago its rash decision to implement the now infamous property tax. After all, it was the PNM government in

Win little reprieve for Windies

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Win little reprieve for Windies Published: Sunday, May 7, 2017West Indies fans were celebrating a rare victory last week when skipper Jason Holder’s men managed to come from behind to beat Pakistan by 106 runs in the second match of the three-Test series at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. The reports from

Minister given ultimatum to solve impasse

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Minister given ultimatum to solve impasse Rhonda Krystal RamballyPublished: Sunday, May 7, 2017Mora Oil Ventures/Parenco rowEnergy Minister Franklyn Khan has been given until 4 pm tomorrow to resolve the impasse between Mora Oil Ventures Ltd (MOVL) and Parenco Trinidad and Tobago Limited. Attorney Gerald Ramdeen, who held a press conference yesterday, said

Govt gets $1.4B approval

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Govt gets .4B approval …for mid-year budget reviewRhonda Krystal RamballyPublished: Sunday, May 7, 2017The Standing Finance Committee on Friday night approved a variation of the 2017 appropriation (budget) by a total increase of $1,398,125,544. The approval came close to 10 pm in the Parliament. On Wednesday, Finance Minister Colm Imbert will present

Sabga was a mentor to me—Lok Jack

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Sabga was a mentor to me—Lok Jack Joel JulienPublished: Sunday, May 7, 2017Businessman Arthur Lok Jack says Dr Anthony Norman Sabga was a “mentor” to him. Speaking to the Sunday Guardian, Lok Jack described the death of Sabga, 94, earlier this week as a “tremendous loss” to this country. Apart from being

‘Sabga put his money where his mouth was’

Source: Trinidad Guardian | ‘Sabga put his money where his mouth was’ Joel JulienPublished: Sunday, May 7, 2017The passing of a business general…Dr Anthony Norman Sabga believed that a lot of the social ills facing this country would not have occurred if people were more committed to their families, Dr Kim Johnson has said. Johnson, a

Women march against Maduro

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Women march against Maduro Kalifa ClynePublished: Sunday, May 7, 2017Venezuela protests:As more and more Venezuelans flee their country seeking safety and prosperity in countries across the world, the truth is they just want freedom and to go home to a safer country. These were the words of Venezuelan immigrant Heidi Diquez who

Ramesh: Removing the CJ is like moving the Himalayas

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Ramesh: Removing the CJ is like moving the Himalayas Rhonda Krystal RamballyPublished: Sunday, May 7, 2017As the debacle over the Chief Justice and the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC) continues, former attorney general Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj says the process to remove a CJ is like moving the Himalayas. He said the

Kale does not pale

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Kale does not pale Wendy RahamutPublished: Saturday, May 6, 2017Okay I am a sceptic, I am guilty, I always put local produce first. So when kale first started to appear on our grocery shelves, it was imported kale—dark, curly, tough leaves, with even tougher stems. “Oh no”, I thought, “that’s not for

Teachers to get training for dyslexic students

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Teachers to get training for dyslexic students Published: Saturday, May 6, 2017The Dyslexia Association will be running three courses this year to better train 60 teachers to help students with dyslexia, according to a recent release from the Massy Foundation, which is providing funding. The new courses will include teacher assessments and

Minister Rambharat encourages Mayaro’s young entrepreneurs

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Minister Rambharat encourages Mayaro’s young entrepreneurs Published: Saturday, May 6, 2017From developing your own signature sauce business to processing candied fruits and pickled vegetables, 60 young people from the Mayaro community learned some valuable skills in developing their own small agro-businesses at a recently concluded training programme. The Youth Entrepreneurship in Agriculture

Junior Achievement enjoys biggest trade fair

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Junior Achievement enjoys biggest trade fair Published: Saturday, May 6, 2017Junior Achievement T&T (JATT) hosted the biggest trade fair in its history with 46 companies, comprising more than 1,000 students, offering a wide range of products for sale at the organisation’s annual signature event at Woodford Square, Port-of-Spain, on Friday, April 21.

Patrons excited for Diner en Blanc

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Patrons excited for Diner en Blanc Published: Saturday, May 6, 2017Le Diner en Blanc is back! The much anticipated all-white event is taking place today at a secret location. Last year’s inaugural edition saw more than 600 guests converge on Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s, for this mysterious pop-up picnic. Dean Ackin of

Lancaster’ to take off big-time

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Lancaster’ to take off big-time Jeffrey RossPublished: Saturday, May 6, 2017The Jeffery Ross Racing SpecialLancaster Bomber is set to resume hostilities on the famous Rowley Mile course, Newmarket, this afternoon; a heavy landing is expected to save bookmakers a massive pay-out on appropriately-named stable-companion, Churchill! Back in the second World War it

Surf N Turf leads Billfish Tourney

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Surf N Turf leads Billfish Tourney Published: Saturday, May 6, 2017After two days of the 22nd annual Tobago International Billfish Tournament in Charlotteville, Surf N Turf is a cut above the rest. Captained by Barry Singh George, the crew of Surf N Turf reeled in and released six blue marlins on the

Wilson completes WASA hat-trick

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Wilson completes WASA hat-trick Published: Saturday, May 6, 2017Aaron Wilson completes WASA ping pong hat-trick at the WASA Sports & Cultural Club, St Joseph on Thursday night. In the title match, Wilson just back from a training stint in Spain dispatched of former top locally based player, Curtis Humphreys of the tournament

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