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May 22, 2018

Trinidad and Tobago

Health 22nd May, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian At HomePublished: Tuesday, May 22, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=159541#folio=30 Link: Health 22nd May, 2018

Laylat al-Qadr, the night of the year

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shastri BoodanPublished: Tuesday, May 22, 2018As the Muslim community observes the holy month of Ramadan, Muslim cleric Imam Rasheed Karim, head of the Masjid Ul Farqaan, located in Felicity, on Greenidge Street, shares some insight into Laylat al Qadr, the holiest night of Ramadan; the night that the Holy Qur’an was…

Indian envoy honours centenarians

Source: Newsday SEETA PERSAD INDIAN High Commissioner Biswadip Dey began visiting the homes of centenarians in April and will continue this month in the lead up to Indian Arrival Day on May 30. Last month he visited the homes of centenarians Phool Jankie, 100; Sooknanan Nancoo, 101; Mahadaye Padarat,104; Senkuari Basdeo, 100;… Link:

Plenty ‘jamming’ in Phase II

Source: Newsday THE fund-raising event held at Hadco Phase II panyard on Saturday night was billed as a jam down session. And, that indeed was what it turned out to be as patrons jammed down to sweet pan, brass and soca music. Taking the stage first was master trumpeter Etienne Charles and… Link:

Cuba sweeps Calypso Spikers for bronze

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Tuesday, May 22, 2018T&T’s senior women’s volleyballers missed out on a podium finish at the inaugural Norceca Women’s Challenge Cup after a 0-3 (18-25, 17-25, 13-25) loss to Cuba at the Edmonton Expo Centre Hall D, in Alberta Canada on Sunday night. Playing without the services of the Turkish-based…

Temple in the Sea for Sapa

Source: Newsday It’s the third staging of the play by Iere Theatre Production, which under the direction of playwright Victor Edwards, mounted the play in 2002, 2012 and will again do so this week. Written back in 1995 by some students from The UWI’s Department of Creative and Festival Arts, under the… Link:

TennisTT executive gets another term

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2018The entire executive of TennisTT, being led by businessman Hayden Mitchell, was given another term in office following Saturday’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Election of Officers at the National Racquet Centre (NRC) in Tacarigua. Mitchell, the president of the organization, assistant secretary Warren Steele and new…

USVI rebound to whip Grenada 3-0

Source: Newsday US Virgin Islands scored three second half goals to whip Grenada 3-0 in the third match of Group C in the Concacaf Caribbean Women’s Qualifier 2018 at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva. The both teams had equal exchanges in the first half, squandering several goalscoring opportunities. The second half had… Link:

Villaroel, Youssef snatch doubles title at Chetwynd tennis

Source: Newsday RICKY Villaroel and Daniel Youssef claimed the men’s Over-35 doubles title on the final day of the Chetwynd Lawn Tennis Club Senior Tournament at the National Racquet Centre in Tacarigua, yesterday. Villaroel and Youssef won the first set 6-4, before wrapping up the match with a 6-3 win in the… Link:

Ashmeed had golden heart

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Tuesday, May 22, 2018McDonald’s boss slain in PoS restaurantMcDonald’s Cipriani Boulevard, Port-of-Spain branch manager Ashmeed Mohammed, 38, begged for his life before gunmen shot him three times on Sunday night. The last words heard by Mohammed’s colleagues were, “Oh God, no…no…no.” Three gunshots were then heard. Investigators have described…

PM, give out the ‘old’ HDC houses

Source: Newsday THE EDITOR: I heard the new Minister of Housing and Prime Minister say that every person will have a home. I hope that is true and I hope he will use his good office to give homes to people who applied over 30 years ago and are still waiting. It… Link:

UNC’s politics of denial, negativity

Source: Newsday THE EDITOR: The United National Congress (UNC) has taken the opportunity in both Houses of Parliament to peddle negative sentiments about the country’s economic outlook. While the obvious is known with regard to the increase in global energy prices, increased production levels and increased investments in the energy sector, the… Link:

Invest in TT young also

Source: Newsday THE EDITOR: Our Prime Minister visited China hoping to strengthen ties with that country. Additionally, he took time to meet with young people in business and encourage them the seek opportunities in TT. Being a small, open economy, TT would gain from a fruitful relationship with those at the helm… Link:

What about2 landslips?

Source: Newsday THE EDITOR: Can Minister Rohan Sinanan or some official from the Ministry of Works and Transport advise on the status of two landslips? One on the Naparima Mayaro Road, Craignish, near the Cool Waters Bar and the second near to the Fifth Company Baptist Primary School, Moruga Road. A retaining… Link:

Understanding our learners’ needs

Source: Newsday TTUTA IN ORDER to adequately tailor our education system to meet the needs of our students it is imperative that educators understand the people central to the process – the learners. Given the advances in scientific and educational research, most educators would agree that traditional approaches to curriculum delivery simply… Link:

The murder of Mc Donald’s branch manager was a “hit.”

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Monday, May 21, 2018Ashmeed Mohammed, shortly after 11 pm, opened the door to the restaurant at Cipriani Boulevard after hearing a knock. Three armed men stormed in and opened fire on Mohammed. Several staff members, who were still at work, carrying on post-closing duties were unharmed but said to…

Teen shot while visiting girlfriend

Source: Newsday A 17-year-old student is now dead after he was shot while visiting his girlfriend in Lodge Road, Couva last night. According to reports, Kevon Paul, of Rose Hill was fatally shot while standing in the roadway near his girlfriend’s Lodge Road, Claxton Bay home. While attempting to make a call… Link:

McDonald’s Manager killed during suspected hit

Source: Newsday Officers of the Homicide Bureau Region one are investigating what they believe to be a suspected hit of McDonald’s store manager Ashmeed Mohammed, which took place shortly before midnight last night. According to reports made to the police, Mohammed, 38, was in his office at the Cipriani Boulevard, Port of… Link:

Man arrested after jumping airport fence

Source: Newsday A Carapo man who claimed he scaled the airport’s fence to escape an attack was arrested on Saturday night. According to reports, the man who was wearing only a pair of three-quarter cut jeans and sneakers was seen running along the tarmac near Gate 14 of the Piarco International Aiport… Link:

Teen killed in Claxton Bay drive-by

Source: Newsday A 17-year-old boy from Claxton Bay was killed in a drive-by shooting on Sunday night. The teenager has been identified as Kevin Paul. Reports are Paul was standing along Lodge Road, Claxton Bay around 9 pm when gunmen opened fire from a passing car. He was shot multiple times and… Link:

Tobago set to dethrone PoS

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, May 21, 2018Tobago last registered a win at the National Primary School Track and Field Championships in 2009 and on Wednesday the team is set to resume its winning ways at the Atlantic sponsored Primary School Track and Field Championship better known as the ‘Primary School Olympics’ which will…

Iron Man, Jumbie collide

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, May 21, 2018The strict safety requirements and training that are a must for all members of the T&T Powerboat Association (T&TBA) to undergo, were put to the test yesterday when the crews of Iron Man and Jumbie escape serious injuries following a boat collision in the first race of…

Ramnaths win Scotia charity golf

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, May 21, 2018The pair of Takoor Ramnath and Deana Ramnath took the 19th Annual Scotia Bank Women Against Breast Cancer charity golf tournament that was played at the St. Andrew’s Golf Course in Moka on Friday. The winners were followed by Camille Chatoor and Jennifer Grainger, while the third…

Ramdin’s century spurs Central into final

Source: Trinidad Guardian Vinode MamchanPublished: Monday, May 21, 2018Skipper Denesh Ramdin slammed a century for Central Zone as it romped into the final of the T&T Cricket Board (T&TCB) Senior Interzone Tournament after a massive 184-run win over North in the team’s semifinal match at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy yesterday. Batting first, Central…

Music mission Rapso artiste raises funds

Source: Newsday DAVID HAMILTON (Da Face) believes, rapso, as an artform, is not as prominent as when it was popularised by Brother Resistance nor during its resurgence in the era of 3canal, Kindred and Homefront. Da Face believes rapso has retreated in the face of the uptempo party aesthetic, with soca ruling… Link:

Charles: Overcrowded schools result of flouted policy

Source: Newsday Teachers and parents of the Signal Hill Government Primary School last Tuesday raise the issue of overcrowding at the school, noting that the school now caters to 380 students from a planned 150. At the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) One-on-One community meeting held at the Lambeau Multi-purpose Facility, teacher… Link:

Get out and play

Source: Newsday THE EDITOR: Children of TT must not spend more than two hours a day in front of electronic devices and should exercise vigorously at least one hour a day. Child health experts blame long periods of inaction in front of televisions and computers and less sport and outdoor activity for… Link:

Cutting throats of opponents

Source: Newsday THE EDITOR: It is interesting to note that the political leader of the UNC, having made the call for young fresh blood in the party, has welcomed with open arms has-beens to drive her home. What can be the reason for the former chairman of the COP to be the… Link:

Empty stomachs in Venezuela military

Source: Newsday Fabiola Sanchez HE ENLISTED in Venezuela’s National Guard to earn a ticket out of poverty. But little more than two years later, his monthly pay is worth only about US$2, forcing him to moonlight at a tyre shop, and he has put in for a discharge. “I don’t know what… Link:

Bullets and tear gas for Palestinians

Source: Newsday JEAN ANTOINE-DUNNE THE PAST week was one of the worst in history for the Palestinian people. It has perhaps, in fact, been the most traumatic, since for those demonstrating at the border fence in Gaza, the week has marked a deathblow to their claims for repatriation. Following President Trump’s formal… Link:

XX Sunday 20th May, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian MetroPublished: Sunday, May 20, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=159508#folio=24 Link: XX Sunday 20th May, 2018

SB Sunday 20th May, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian BGPublished: Sunday, May 20, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=159508#folio=54 Link: SB Sunday 20th May, 2018

Carvalho’s talent abounds

Source: Trinidad Guardian …reaching, touching others through his love for theatreGeisha KowlessarPublished: Sunday, May 20, 2018His amazing ability to dramatise stories with a mixture of entertainment and messages of sound values is what makes Fareid Carvalho a household name in T&T’s children’s theatre industry. Only two weeks ago, he returned to the adult theatre world…

US mission explores trade opportunities

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018The United States continues to explore opportunities to further trade relations with T&T. A trade delegation from that country recently visited to explore new prospects, create additional linkages and expand networks. Trade Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon told the eight-member delegation: “In the western hemisphere, T&T is ranked as…

Syd the artistic science kid

Source: Newsday Scientist Marie Curie was the first person to win the Noble Prize twice – for Physics and Chemistry – inspiring and paving the way for many aspiring chemists like 11-year-old Sydney Preudhomme, to make their marks in the scientific world. Sydney, a student at the Bryn Mawr Private School, Petit… Link:

Arielle Alexa turns up the volume

Source: Newsday KIERAN ANDREW KHAN Trinidadian Arielle Alexa is currently taking the Jamaica-led dancehall music scene by surprise and by storm. On Friday, the artiste released her collaboration with Jamaican dancehall reggae artist Busy Signal (Reanno Devon Gordon) and has her eyes set on a number of collaborations that are certain to… Link:

Eating for PCOS

Source: Newsday KIERAN ANDREW KHAN Although Keir Roopnarine’s background is in molecular biology, she later discovered that her heart was really in the field of education. She co-founded Smart Aleks with Nkosi Smart in 2012 and later, in 2014, she delved deeper into her newfound passion for education by pursuing a MSc… Link:

Rocks on

Source: Newsday GSD (Get Stuff Done) Productions is all about representing and promoting TT’s non-traditional Caribbean music and they are starting with Rock and Roll. The production company started three years ago when musicians Jonathan Boos, Maarten Manmohan, Marc Grainger, and Adam Murray felt there was a lack of rock events and… Link:

Deneka rants her way to top spot

Source: Newsday The Chronicles of a Ranting Closet was the hardest poem 2018 Grand Slam Champion Deneka Thomas ever had to write. She said she struggled to write the piece and was deliberate with every word she chose because “the personal stakes were high”, and the marketing for the First Citizen’s National… Link:

PCA takes action

Source: Trinidad Guardian Spouses, relatives make domestic violence reports against copsRhondor DowlatPublished: Sunday, May 20, 2018Serious allegations of domestic violence (DV) by police officers against their spouses and close relatives are now engaging the attention of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA). Some of the allegations received over the three-year period 2012 to 2015 include:…

Meghan’sperfect dress

Source: Newsday Perfect. Modern. Feminine. These were some of the adjectives used yesterday by local fashion designers to describe Meghan Markle’s wedding dress during her marriage to Britain’s Prince Harry at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, near London. “It was perfect, modern, elegant and feminine,” Peter Elias said of the dress, which… Link:

TTUTA: Primary schools starved for $$

Source: Newsday Primary schools are starved for funding, and most have never received their allocations for the 2017/2018 academic year which is coming to a close, TT Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) president Lynsley Doodhai has claimed. The school year began on September 4, 2017 and will end on July 6. Doodhai told… Link:

Williams eyes pre-retirement leave

Source: Newsday The pool for a confirmed commissioner of police may get smaller if it is decided that the entire process has to be redone. This, after acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams said, come September, he would be going on his accumulated vacation taking him into retirement. Williams spoke with Sunday Newsday… Link:

MP: Mayaro not ready for floods

Source: Newsday Mayaro MP Rushton Paray has expressed concern that the Mayaro/Rio Claro Regional Corporation is not prepared to handle any emergency which may arise from the severe weather which is expected to bring heavy torrential rainfall to parts of Trinidad today. The TT Meteorological Service, in a Facebook post yesterday, forecast… Link:

Zakiah dies daysbefore sixth birthday

Source: Newsday Kinnesha George Two days short of her sixth birthday, five-year-old Zakiah Lorde has died. The Black Rock Government Primary School infant student who was hit in her head by a falling tree branch, last Wednesday, succumbed to the injuries yesterday just after 4.30 pm. Family members and friends rushed to… Link:

QED takes journey Down Memory Lane

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, May 19, 2018QEDTT invites you to journey with us Down Memory Lane. This year, the charismatic trio of Raymond Edwards, Nigel Floyd and Eddie Cumberbatch will be Remixing the Jam! with an exciting concert of familiar favourites, remixed with that unique QED touch. Relax and revel with the seasoned…

Viva, viva! New national parang executive installed

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, May 19, 2018The National Parang Association of T&T held its 47th Annual General Meeting last monthend at its headquarters in Arima and Alicia Jaggasar was elected president. Leader of Los Alumnos de San Juan, and National Parang Queen, Jaggasar is the fourth female president of the group. The newly-installed…

A Perfect Place is the Dinner Theatre Show on May 26

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, May 19, 2018Albert Laveau is directing this month’s edition of Dinner Theatre at Trinidad Theatre Workshop (TTW). A Perfect Place, written by Elspeth Duncan, explores an encounter between a waitress and customer. Their relationship unexpectedly develops and their core secrets are laid bare. Each woman must face the lies…

Golden Heart Productions return to the spotlight

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, May 19, 2018Golden Heart Productions return to the spotlight with a brand new production, Ah Double. It features two one act plays—Happy Anniversary and Unfinished Business—and will run May 25-26 at the Little Carib Theatre, Woodbrook. Harkening back to the days when patrons could go to the cinema to…

Eggplant magic

Source: Newsday I spent Tuesday of this week shooting an episode of my online cooking series, Indigenous Bites, on an eggplant field in Plum Mitan, an area that includes a portion of the Nariva Swamp and within close proximity to Manzanilla. Breezy, beautiful and peaceful, with the most amazing and hospitable famers,… Link:

Annual Europe Day celebrations

Source: Newsday AAD BIESEBROEK, Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to TT, underscored the importance of the celebration of Europe Day as a reminder of the peace and unity of Europe, which has been maintained since the end of World War II. Biesebroek made the comment at the annual Europe Day celebrations… Link:

Vranes issues call to improve local football

Source: Newsday ZORAN VRANES has bought into the new business plan of North East Stars, which involves the development and foreign transfers of players, by committing his services to the Pro League champions on an initial one-year agreement, pending a work permit. And one month back on the Caribbean island he considers… Link:

TT women begin 2019 World Cup campaign today

Source: Newsday TRINIDAD AND Tobago will begin their 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign today, when they oppose the United States Virgin Islands in the second game of a Group C double-header, at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, from 6.30 pm. Action will be in the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship qualification. The… Link:

Atlantic Schools Track and Field on Wednesday

Source: Newsday THE Atlantic National Primary Schools Track & Field Championships runs off on Wednesday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo from 9am. The games allow the top athletes from the eight educational districts across Trinidad and Tobago to meet for a day of friendly competition. Camille Salandy, Atlantic’s Manager Sustainability… Link:

Francis reminds teachers corporal punishment is illegal

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Friday, May 18, 2018Declaring zero tolerance on corporal punishment, Minister in the Ministry of Education Dr Lovell Francis is reminding all teachers in the nation’s schools that it is illegal to physically punish students. His comments came a day after a Penal grandmother complained that her grandchildren were struck…

Brian Lara Vision Collection unveiled

Source: Newsday The Brian Lara Vision Collection was officially launched with pomp and flair at Brian Lara’s residence in St. Clair on Thursday. Ferreira Optical Limited (FOL), one of the leading optical providers in TT teamed up with the cricketing legion to create a full collection of opthalmic frames and sunglasses for… Link:

100 killed as airline crashes in Cuba

Source: Newsday MORE than 100 people have died after a Boeing 737 airliner crashed and exploded near Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, Cuban state media says. Three people have survived but are in critical condition in hospital, Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma reported. The plane came down shortly after take-off, crashing… Link:

Wrong turn ends in dead end for coconut vendor

Source: Newsday A 47-year-old St Joseph coconut vendor is now dead after he reportedly got lost and took a wrong turn into gang territory in Cunupia last night. According to reports, Ramesh Ramoutar of Farm Road, St Joseph and his nephew, Keron Rampersad were on their way to visit an acquaintance at… Link:

Moruga man denied bail

Source: Newsday A Moruga man who allegedly hid a gun, ammunition and marijuana in a clothes basket in his home was denied bail when he appeared before a Princes Town Magistrate yesterday. Dane Robley, 24 of Indian Walk Moruga pleaded not guilty to the charges of possession of a firearm, ammunition and… Link:

Police shoot bandit

Source: Newsday A 50-year-old Marabella man who allegedly broke into a house in the early hours of Thursday morning was shot twice by police. He is now warded at the San Fernando General Hospital under police guard. According to reports, police responded to a report of a break-in at Kenneth Avenue, Marabella… Link:

REC Friday 18th May, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian MetroPublished: Friday, May 18, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=159498#folio=28 Link: REC Friday 18th May, 2018

Tobago Today Friday 18th May, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian Tobago TodayPublished: Friday, May 18, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=159498#folio=64 Link: Tobago Today Friday 18th May, 2018

Non-stop action and fun this weekend

Source: Trinidad Guardian Peter Ray BloodPublished: Friday, May 18, 2018PulseBoogsie and Etienne in Pan • Brass • Soca: JAM DOWN Apart from this evening’s A Noble Cause at Queen’s Hall, the weekend’s other mega event is tomorrow evening’s Pan • Brass • Soca: JAM DOWN being produced by Hadco Phase II Pan Groove at…

ASJA S’Fdo crowned Victoria champions

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, May 18, 2018ASJA San Fernando Primary School was crowned 2018 champions in the Victoria District of the Atlantic National Primary Schools cricket tournament on Tuesday. Skipper Riyaad Mohammed displayed a fine all-round performance which led his school to a comfortable victory over Picton Presbyterian. Batting first, San Fernando ASJA…

Mahon’s sports and family day

Source: Newsday WHILE many citizens ventured to beaches and other popular holiday spots over the hectic Easter weekend, members of the Mahon family gathered at the Settlement Recreation Ground, Manzanilla, on Easter Sunday, for their third Sports and Family Day. The event, a staple on the family’s annual calendar, attracted at least… Link:

Cloud Country

Source: Newsday THIS will be Sarah Beckett’s first exhibition in south. The artist and poet will display The Pilgrimage of Water at GD gallery, Gentle Dentistry & Implant Centre, 2-12 Hilda Lazzari Terrace, San Fernando, from May 25-27. There will also be a night of poetry on May 26 at the gallery… Link:

Singh, Rajkumar prevail at PM Charity Golf

Source: Newsday THE DUO of Johansen Singh and Dave Rajkumar, representing Scaffolding Manufacturers Limited, prevailed at the Prime Minister Charity Golf Classic, at the Tobago Plantations Golf Course, Lowlands on Saturday. Veteran Tobago-born golfer Carlos “Sexy” Baynes and Ramlogan Roopnarinesingh, who were sponsored by Logan Contracting, finished in second spot, while the… Link:

TT triathletes to feature at Rainbow Cup

Source: Newsday THE nation’s top junior triathletes will test their level of readiness for the 2018 CARIFTA Triathlon, Aquathlon and Mixed Relay Championships in Tobago, on September 29 and 30 by competing in the 14th Massy Rainbow Cup, on June 9. The event will again bring top regional and international triathletes to… Link:

Guerra selected as TT rugby captain

Source: Newsday FELICIAN Guerra will captain a 23-man TT rugby team against Bermuda in the Rugby Americas North Men’s 15s Tournament at the St Anthony’s College Ground in Westmoorings, at 4 pm, tomorrow. TT are playing in the championship division alongside Bermuda, USA South and Cayman Islands. Following the Bermuda contest, TT… Link:

Association for elderly sets up shop at old hospital building

Source: Newsday A Tobago Association for the Elderly has been set up at the former hospital at Fort Street, Scarborough and with a promised $100,000 grant from the Division of Health, members are working on outfitting the space. So announced Health Secretary Dr Agatha Carrington who, speaking at Wednesday’s post Executive Council… Link:

Pearl George: mothering a community

Source: Newsday “If people would just take the time to show love and respect for each other, all the negative things that we see happening today in our society will soon disappear.” This is the sentiment expressed by Pearl George, mother of eight, who grew up with her siblings in humble conditions.… Link:

20-year-old charged for Duncan murder

Source: Newsday A 20-year-old Mt St George man appeared before Magistrate Brian Debideen on Tuesday charged with the murder of construction worker, 27-year-old Shonneil ‘Pussa’ Duncan. Nickosce Davis appeared just around 12:30 pm, dressed in a button-up t-shirt and three-quarter pants in the Scarborough Magistrate’s Second Court to answer to the charge… Link:

The wondering due

Source: Newsday BC PIRES FIVE MILLION Catholics from all around the world visit the Vatican every year, never-see-come-for-Holy See. Two million Muslims make the hajj to Mecca, a pilgrimage required by every one of all of the many versions of Islam. Another million Catholics find their way to Medjugorje, to stand on… Link:

Grandmom wants probe

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Friday, May 18, 2018Sir allegedly beats girl in front classWith her grandchildren now terrified of school after alleged beatings at the hands of a teacher, a south grandmother is now calling on the Ministry of Education to remove him from the primary school for allegedly administering corporal punishment on…

"Marijuana cured my cancer"

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Thursday, May 17, 2018Marijuana has long been used to treat cancer cells and when Ms Patsy (not her real name) was diagnosed with inoperable cervical cancer she decided to take some advice and treat the cancer with marijuana. After buying a few ounces of the herb, Patsy soaked the…

"Sir beat me"

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Thursday, May 17, 2018Grandmother calls for teacher’s dismissal:With her grandchildren physically beaten and terrified of school, a Penal grandmother is now calling on the Ministry of Education to remove a teacher from a primary school in Penal for administering corporal punishment on pupils. Mildred Farrell of Platanite Trace, Penal…

"I was beaten with piece of wood"

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Thursday, May 17, 2018Kunti tells police A decision to spend Mothers Day with her children turned out badly for Barrackpore mother Kunti Deopersad after a male relative allegedly beat her with a piece of wood. Deopersad, 39, who moved out of her marital home at Oropouche South Trace, Barrackpore,…

Improving efficiency

Source: Newsday When a regional corporation’s 2006 financial accounts are presented to Parliament 12 years later, in 2018, there’s clearly a need for improved efficiency. Richard Young, chairman of the TT International Financial Centre (TTIFC) believes a shared services centre (SSC) can solve this problem. “There is merit in centralising the accounting,… Link:

Mayday

Source: Newsday With its sun kissed beaches, scenic landscape and rich indigenous tradition, Tobago has long been considered an ideal tourist destination. But the lingering effects of the economic downturn (Government has since given TT a positive outlook in its mid-year review), a terribly inconsistent sea bridge and a seemingly ineffective marketing… Link:

Debate heats up over retirement age

Source: Newsday As the debate over raising the retirement age heats up, the Employers Consultative Association (ECA) is declaring that it is inevitable, that, sooner rather than later, Government will have to face the music and increase the age to 65. It is a matter of dollars and cents says the ECA.… Link:

Making cocoa king

Source: Newsday DESPITE challenges facing the global cocoa industry, there remain opportunities for people to invest in the local sector and help make TT cocoa king again. Cocoa Development Company of TT Ltd (CDCTTL) chairman Winston Rudder and industry stakeholders expressed these views at a news conference at the Agriculture Ministry’s headquarters… Link:

IDAHOT

Source: Newsday IT has been 28 years since the World Health Organization (WHO) declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder. In 2004, the International Day against Homophobia was first observed. That morphed into the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). The day, according to www.apa.org, “has become a global occasion to… Link:

BG Thursday 17th May, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian BGPublished: Thursday, May 17, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=159484#folio=60 Link: BG Thursday 17th May, 2018

The Calypso Girls—Fresh as daisies

Source: Trinidad Guardian Wesley GibbingsPublished: Thursday, May 17, 2018Christine Johnston’s, The Calypso Girls, encored over the Mother’s Day weekend billed as a Bagasse Company comedic farce with a “mature” touch. Instead, audiences met an experienced cast, fresh as daisies, with a script that enlivened a pretty predictable storyline. On show was not only young…

Show for the women in steelpan…

Source: Trinidad Guardian …Positive connection on Mother’s DayPublished: Thursday, May 17, 2018On Sunday evening, the Caribbean Steelpan Connextion Ensemble (CSC) hosted its Mother’s Day concert entitled For The Women In Steel at PanDemonium Panyard, Norfolk Street, Belmont. The show commenced with an energetic invocation performance by Positive, backed by CSC, singing some of his…

Readings Under the Trees — The Alta Tree

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, May 17, 2018PART I In celebration of our 25th anniversary, Alta hosted an afternoon of Readings Under the Trees at the Royal Botanical Gardens, in late March. Alta tutor Rosemarie Olliverre was the master of ceremony for the Alta Tree—the tree under which most Alta students read stories, poems…

Chinese company invited to submit bid for Sandals project

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Thursday, May 17, 2018The Chinese HNA Group, which has extensive interests in hotels, has been invited to submit a competitive bid to partner with the Government of T&T on the Sandals project once the tender process is initiated. The invitation to the Chinese Group HNA came yesterday on day…

State to pay businessman $300,000 for SoE detention

Source: Trinidad Guardian Derek AchongPublished: Thursday, May 17, 2018The State has been ordered to pay a little over $300,000 in compensation to a businessman from Couva who was briefly charged with being a gang member during the 2011 State of Emergency (SoE). Delivering a 40-page judgment in the San Fernando High Court on Tuesday,…

Climatologist warns: Brace for floods this year

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Thursday, May 17, 2018The start of the 2018 rainy season will be declared in a few days as a Tropical Storm is currently forming in the region and could be heading to T&T. As a result T&T citizens are being warned to prepare themselves for this season as it…

Port gets $8m for ancillary works to accommodate vessel

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Thursday, May 17, 2018Galleons Passage arrives in Panama:Cabinet has approved the spending of close to $8 million by the Port Authority of T&T to get the Ports of Port-of-Spain and Scarborough ready for the Galleons Passage. Port chairman Lyle Alexander told the T&T Guardian yesterday that the Port requested…

Mysterious fire destroys 2 Works vehicles

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Thursday, May 17, 2018Employees of the Ministry of Works’ Caroni District office at Woodford Lodge in Chaguanas are calling for the re-implementation of a 24-hour security service on the compound, following Monday night’s incident where two vehicles were believed to have been deliberately set on fire. The T&T Guardian…

Where’s the money for compulsory land acquisition?

Source: Newsday Kinnesha George-Harry Too many unanswered questions. This was the assessment of Minority Councillor Dr Faith BYisrael on Monday’s public consultation on the construction of the new terminal uilding for the ANR Robinson International Airport in Crown Point. BYisrael, speaking at Tuesday’s Minority Council’s media conferenceat James Park in Scarborough, said… Link:

Ferrytimes

Source: Newsday THE EDITOR: Many people are unable to travel to Tobago as they would like to due to the sailing times. With check-in at most hotels/guest houses between noon and 4 pm and checkout between 10 am and noon, the sailing times are inconvenient. It might be worth looking into sailing… Link:

North Korean tango

Source: Newsday NORTH KOREA’S abrupt change in tone yesterday may have caught some off guard, but it is hardly inconsistent with the country’s well-established playbook. Kim Jong-un is fully aware that a day is a long time in politics and his decision to turn away from the more statesman-like image he has… Link:

Changingeconomy:Pillars to build on

Source: Newsday THE EDITOR: Certainly, development beats growth. Very briefly, growth in our case can be described as the inflow of export earnings without bringing in its wake positive structural modifications to the economy. Development, on the other hand, is defined in terms of structural transformation in the economy which brings sustainable… Link:

Symptoms of social decay in our country

Source: Newsday THE EDITOR: Driving around San Fernando on May 7 between 9 am and noon, I witnessed first-hand the following traffic violations: three drivers turning left into former Lady Hailes without the amber arrow and one turning right off Rushworth Street into the street leading into Old Tech. Coincidence (probably) or… Link:

Judge halts deportation of Nigerian

Source: Newsday A HIGH Court judge has halted the deportation of a Nigerian who has been detained at the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) in Aripo for almost two years, although there was an order that he be sent back to his homeland in 2016. Justice Joan Charles made the order in a… Link:

Barataria homework centre opened

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018On Thursday, May 3, the Barataria Community Council held the official opening ceremony of its Barataria Community Council Homework Centre, located at the Barataria Community Centre, Lower 6th Avenue, Barataria. The event featured Sharon Rowley, wife of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, as its keynote speaker, and…

And, what of the wellbeing of police officers?

Source: Trinidad Guardian Caroline C RavelloPublished: Wednesday, May 16, 2018MENTAL HEALTH MATTERSI live here and for my own wellbeing I would rather that T&T has a well-educated and highly-trained, professional police service. It would be to my personal benefit and could mean better security for the entire nation. It is imperative though, that such…

A Mother’s Day to remember

Source: Trinidad Guardian ABC teacher surprises former student/author at LiTTributePublished: Wednesday, May 16, 2018The LiTTribute to ToronTTo with the Zoomers Club of T&T (Zattic) in Mississauga, Toronto, Canada was interrupted by an 80-year-old woman on Mother’s Day—May 13—when guest speaker, author and heritage educator Dr Kris Rampersad began speaking. Dr Rampersad was explaining the…

The sport of kings needs collective responsibility

Source: Trinidad Guardian Andre BaptisePublished: Wednesday, May 16, 2018One of the major issues confronting our country is the role each of us play in contributing to its growth and development. At some point in time, the challenge that will confront us is whether we want to get into the game or continue to be…

Hunte in pan brass soca all-inclusive

Source: Newsday GARY CARDINEZ GRAMMY Award winner Angela Hunte will join international recording artiste, arranger and composer Etienne Charles in an all-inclusive pan brass soca jam down at Hadco Phase II Pan Groove panyard, Hamilton Street, Woodbrook, on Saturday. Hunte leads a cast which includes rapso group 3canal, renowned composer and arranger… Link:

Top artistes for North Coast Jazz

Source: Newsday TOP-CLASS performances are promised from an equally top-class cast of performers billed to appear at the North Coast Jazz (NCJ) on May 26 at the Sir Solomon Hochoy Recreation Grounds, Blanchisseuse. In its second year, NCJ will feature Dean Williams, Arthur Marcial, Kay Alleyne, Olatunji Yearwood, The Xavier Sisters, Michael… Link:

Heroes project focuses on Bishop’s art

Source: Newsday TT needs to recognise and celebrate its own heroes. National Gas Company (NGC) president Mark Loquan made this observation at the launch of the company’s 2018 National Heroes Project at Stollmeyer’s Castle last Wednesday night. He told the audience, which included Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and Speaker Bridgid Annisette-George,… Link:

Cunupia Extreme trounce Pelota FC

Source: Newsday CUNUPIA EXTREME inflicted a 11-0 trouncing on Pelota FC in the East Zone Under-16 Division, as the Republic Bank National Youth League continued at Constantine Park, Macoya on Saturday. All four matches in the Under-16 category ended with convincing results, starting with Prison Service FC who whipped Cooper’s Coaching Academy… Link:

Shell starts production from Starfish

Source: Newsday SHELL TT has announced “first gas” from its Starfish Infill Drilling programme for the second time. Three years after an unsuccessful first attempt to develop sustainable production in the Starfish field, part of the East Coast Marine Area (ECMA), Shell vice president and country chair for TT Derek Hudson said… Link:

Local, regional cops get intelligence-gathering training

Source: Newsday LOCAL police and their counterparts from several Caribbean territories will undergo an intense training workshop this week at the Police Academy in St James, aimed at enhancing intelligence-gathering skills to combat drug smuggling, the illegal trade of weapons, and human trafficking. Speaking on Monday at the launch of the programme,… Link:

Irma and Maria, a hint of what future holds

Source: Newsday SECRETARY-General of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Irwin LaRocque has warned that Hurricanes Irma and Maria which devastated many countries in the region last year were “a hint at what the future holds”. Irma struck Florida and left Cuba, St Martin, Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico, British Virgin Islands, Haiti and… Link:

Wife burnt to death

Source: Trinidad Guardian Sascha WilsonPublished: Wednesday, May 16, 2018Cop saves daughters from house fire but…After escaping through a window with his two children, police officer Shane Ramdath risked his life and ran back into his burning home to rescue his wife. However, the flames and smoke were just too much for him. His wife Anita…

Ben tops Tobago in National 3K race

Source: Newsday Ben Israel Bannister was the top Tobago performer at the National Primary Schools 3K road race held recently in Mayaro in Trinidad. The fifth standard Mason Hall Government Primary School student placed 3rd overall among the 138 male athletes who started the race and also topped the under 13 boys… Link:

Aqua Warriors duo among Long Course medals

Source: Newsday Two members of the Tobago YMCA Aqua warriors, Ornella Walker and Jacob Cox, competed at the ASATT National Open Long Course Championships which took place from May 10-13 at the National Aquatic Centre in Balmain, Couva. Walker won gold in the 11 and Over 50-metre backstroke event, stopping the clock… Link:

Man held in connection with Chaguanas murders

Source: Newsday A Chaguanas man has been held in connection with the murder of Kerwin Beckles last night and is being questioned by officers of the Central Division in relation to other murders in the area. Officers said they are on high alert after several affiliates of slain Chaguanas businessman Sheron Sukhdeo… Link:

Police officer’s wife dies in early morning Princes Town fire

Source: Newsday Anita Ramdath, the wife of police officer Shane Ramdath, died in a fire which destroyed the family’s home at Princes around 12.15 am. Reports said the fire partially gutted the family’s home, which is located at Immortel Street, Glenroy Housing Development, Princes Town. Southern Division Police are investigating the circumstances… Link:

Health 15th May, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian At HomePublished: Tuesday, May 15, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=159433#folio=36 Link: Health 15th May, 2018

Tribute to legendary gospel artiste Richard Smallwood

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2018Euangelion, accompanied by live band and members of the T&T Youth Philharmonic (TTYP), is staging Persuaded on Saturday May 26, at the Central Bank Auditorium, Port-of-Spain, at 7.30 pm. Persuaded will celebrate the timeless psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs of modern-day psalmist, gospel singer, producer, pianist, composer,…

The magic of the guitar at Little Carib

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2018On Mother’s Day weekend, guitarist Stefan Roach hosted The Art of Guitar at the Little Carib Theatre, White Street, Woodbrook, before an appreciative audience. Joining Roach and performing under the name Los Gitanos were Rhys Thompson, Aaron Low Chew Tung and Marc Mahase. Mikhail Moore also paid…

Cultural fusion between India and Trinidad

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2018The year 2020 is the centennial anniversary of the legal abolition of the Indian Indentureship system, a system that resulted in the importation of over half a million East Indians to the Caribbean. Last Friday, a spectacular show of East Indian dance and music was staged by…

Past pupils give back to schools

Source: Newsday PUPILS of the Basdeo Panday Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Centre and St Julien Presbyterian School benefited from the generosity of a family whose members attended both schools. The Kowlessar family has had three generations attend the schools and thus gave back to the schools by donating packages of… Link:

Going beyond survival

Source: Newsday VETERAN communications and media consultant Jai Parasram’s book Beyond Survival – Indians in Trinidad and Tobago 1845-2017, is a visually compelling, personal narrative which seems destined to take its place as a historical record of the triumph of indentured labourers in TT. Published by Hansib Publications, the book is 248… Link:

Carrington to collaborate with US-based group on health care

Source: Newsday Health Secretary Dr Agatha Carrington has promised to collaborate with the Trinbago Progressive Association of the USA Inc on primary care, for children and elderly, through a Memorandum of Understanding, a news release from the Health Division said. Carrington, who delivered the feature address at the Association’s 24th Annual Awards… Link:

Chamber promises economic committee by this week

Source: Newsday Claude Benoit, Chairman of the Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce, says a promised committee to address the state of Tobago’s economy will be in place by this week. On March 13, the Chamber met with the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) to discuss concerns raised by the business community… Link:

Education for economic independence

Source: Newsday TTUTA EMPLOYERS HAVE consistently expressed the view that the graduates of our school system are not equipped with the skills, aptitudes and in many cases knowledge to meet the demands of today’s workplace. As a result they often have to expend significant amounts of time and resources to train workers… Link:

Preserving maternity gains

Source: Newsday JUST IN time for Mother’s Day, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh had a special gift for the nation. He confirmed there had been no maternal deaths during childbirth for the year thus far. The fact of no deaths would be remarkable enough on its own, but it must be placed in… Link:

Misguidedministryapproach

Source: Newsday THE EDITOR: While the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services must be congratulated on its efforts in the drafting of a National Parenting Policy, it must be noted that its approach is a misguided one. Going on a public consultation for ideas on parenting is akin to asking an… Link:

Community lives in fear

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2018Sheron’s close circle marked for deathOver a dozen people are believed to be marked for death following the murder of millionaire car dealer Sheron Sukhdeo. His associates and residents from his community say they are now living under a self-imposed curfew as they brace for the expected…

Giving praise where it’s due

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, May 14, 2018Arima Borough Corporation (ABC) hosted its Thanksgiving Service, Celebration of Administrative Professional Day, honouring 2018 SEA students (children of ABC Administrative staff) and Mothers Day, at Extra Plaza, located at the corner O’Connor Drive and O’Meara Road, Arima. ABC CEO Cheryl Sirju-Chong said these activities were long…

Juliet and Romeo—A Tobago Love Story

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, May 14, 2018Lilliput Children’s Theatre, T&T’s influential children’s arts institution presents its production themed Juliet and Romeo —A Tobago Love Story on May 19-20, at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s. Juliet and Romeo—A Tobago Love Story is an ode to William Shakespeare’s classic tale, this time set in Tobago: The…

Bigford brings something big to Little Carib

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, May 14, 2018“South people stake their claim on me,” Vaughnette Bigford likes to joke. “It’s almost as though they feel a sense of ownership.” And well they might, as the La Brea-born entertainer frequently performs in Naparima Bowl, the Southern Academy for the Performing Arts (Sapa), and other popular…

Deyalsingh explains how additional $121m will be used

Source: Newsday HEALTH MINISTER Terrence Deyalsingh says the $121 million in additional funding received by his ministry in the mid-year budget review will be split two ways. Some $10 million is for dialysis services via the External Patient Programme while “the other $111 million goes to the regional health authorities, in different… Link:

Something beautiful to see

Source: Newsday On any ordinary day beauty might be hard to see. On the overflowing streets of Port of Spain and elsewhere in TT, people walk by, cars drive by and sometimes beautiful things are seen and forgotten. But the National Museum and Art Gallery’s six-week photography exhibition, Through My Lens: To… Link:

Pro League may consider community grounds in 2018

Source: Newsday THE TT Pro League may consider using community grounds in 2018, a move they tried, with mixed results, during the 2017 season. Among the grounds used were Barataria Oval and the Morvant Recreation Ground. Julia Baptiste, CEO of the TT Pro League, said in a recent interview, “The community grounds… Link:

Minister Cudjoe, Cameron discuss Sport Tourism

Source: Newsday CRICKET WEST Indies (CWI) president Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron paid a courtesy call to Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, Shamfa Cudjoe, at the Ministry’s office in St Clair, last Thursday. According to a post on the Ministry’s Facebook page, “The meeting included several fruitful discussions including examining various opportunities for… Link:

Swim trio earn pair of gold at Long Course

Source: Newsday THE NATIONAL Open Long Course Championships continued at the National Aquatic Centre Couva, on Saturday evening, with the Marlins duo of Zachary Anthony and Jada Chatoor, and Jahmia Harley of Tidal Wave Aquatics splashing to two golds apiece. Chatoor won the 200-metre freestyle in two minutes 13.17 seconds ahead of… Link:

CCJ honours Sir Dennis

Source: Newsday THE Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will honour its outgoing president Sir Dennis Byron at a special sitting of the CCJ at the High Court of Antigua and Barbuda on Wednesday. A CCJ statement said his term ends on July 3. Sir Dennis said, “It is with much pride that… Link:

Vendors predict Shaw Park market will become permanent

Source: Newsday Vendors at the Scarborough market who are relocating to the temporary facility set up at Shaw Park, a move which began yesterday, say they expect the new site would be their place of business in the coming years. On Saturday morning, vendor Walters Pope told Newsday Tobago that he welcomed… Link:

“Seek God and get out of it”

Source: Newsday Businesswoman Onika Mars and mother of two sons, and who describes herself as a survivor and not a victim, is encouraging women who are in abusive relationships to “seek God and get out of it.” Mars, who founded Women of Substance in 2017, a non-governmental organisation that offers support to… Link:

Govt, Sandals set timelines for Buccoo hotel project

Source: Newsday Members of a Cabinet-appointed negotiating team met with representatives of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), including Deputy Chairman Adam Stewart, on May 9 to discuss developments concerning the resort chain’s coming to Tobago. A media release from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) said the parties discussed the setting of… Link:

Main Ridge Forest Reserve a national heritage site

Source: Newsday Government has declared the Main Ridge Forest Reserve in Tobago a national heritage site. A ministry release last week reported this was done under Section 5 (b) of the National Trust Act, Chapter 40:53. The Reserve is one of the forests and protected areas of TT. “This provides for the… Link:

Portia St Louis is on track

Source: Newsday SHERDON PIERRE Rarely can a mother boast that four of her six children have represented TT in the same sport – track and field. Portia St Louis, mother to five girls and one boy, can pat herself on the back for her diligent work with her biological children and the… Link:

XX Sunday 13th May, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian WOWPublished: Sunday, May 13, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=159403#folio=24 Link: XX Sunday 13th May, 2018

SB Sunday 13th May, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian BGPublished: Sunday, May 13, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=159403#folio=54 Link: SB Sunday 13th May, 2018

It’s easy to love Tobago

Source: Trinidad Guardian Bobie-Lee DixonPublished: Sunday, May 13, 2018“Baby baby falling in love, I’m falling in love again. Everyday I love you more and more and more.” — Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (Released in the summer of 1975)  All couples need to rekindle that love spark and reconnect with each other from time…

cmb strikes gold in regional Addys

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, May 13, 2018The Addy Awards is a three-tiered system. After winning 33 Addy Awards at the local Addy awards where cmb competed against other agencies in the region, the advertising agency was automatically entered into the district level of competition and also qualified for the national level where the…

Julia Baptiste

Source: Newsday SHERDON PIERRE Just this year, Paula-Mae Weekes was sworn in as the sixth President of the Republic and Shamfa Cudjoe as the new Minister of Sport. It was only fitting that the TT Pro League which is the only professional football league in the Caribbean selected Julia Baptiste as CEO.… Link:

Shirla Lyons – Born to shine

Source: Newsday SHERDON PIERRE Shirla Lyons is one of the most enthusiastic people you will ever meet. She told WMN, “I was born to shine, I am aspiring to be the happiest person in the world by just being thankful for every moment.” Other than her extremely positive demeanour, Lyons is known… Link:

Fine art

Source: Newsday TWENTY-FOUR students from the University of the West Indies (UWI) showcased their creative and futuristic art pieces on April 4 at the National Museum, Port of Spain. The exhibition, held by UWI Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA), Visual Arts Unit consisted of work done by the 2018 graduating… Link:

Love, Tobago style

Source: Newsday Can you imagine a bride saying ‘I do’ to her groom in nothing more than a silvery-white bikini or bathing suit, matching headpiece and miniature floral-patterned trail? Seems far-fetched? Well, its among Heather Jones’ latest bridal collection, titled Romance – a line designed specifically for the adventurous young woman. A… Link:

Blood and etiquette

Source: Newsday Colin Robinson Both of my grandmothers have long since passed on, my mother too died in recent years, and even my dear wise friend Maureen jumped up to heaven on Carnival Friday night. So I am learning that I have no one to turn to any more for ready answers… Link:

China calling

Source: Newsday AT A TIME when global developments have become increasingly fraught, endangering productive relationships between markets and multi-lateral commerce hubs, China’s invitation to this country presents an important opportunity for strengthening ties with a global economic superpower. While there are signs of improvements in the local economy, we cannot afford to… Link:

30 staffers fired

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Sunday, May 13, 2018UTT starts retrenchment exerciseMore than 30 members of the University of T&T’s (UTT) academic staff were given letters of termination on Friday, as the financially-plagued institution officially began a retrenchment exercise aimed at saving money. Tears flowed and there was shock and dismay by the staff,…

Robinson, Forde win Atlantic Primary School 3K

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, May 12, 2018Kevin Robinson from Cumana AC and Kaleigh Forde from Dunross Preparatory topped the field of 214 primary school athletes who ran in Mayaro on Wednesday in the Atlantic National Primary Schools 3K Road Race, the opening event in this season’s primary school athletics. Inclement weather earlier in…

Blackman breaks 800 freestyle record

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, May 12, 2018Nikoli Blackman of Marlins Swim Club established a new 11-12 boys national record in the 800 metres freestyle event on the opening night of the National Open Long Course Championships at the National Aquatic Centre in Balmain, Couva on Thursday evening. The event was swimming as a…

Jaric Titans standing tall in Tobago Zone

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, May 12, 2018Jaric Titans is in pole position to make a clean sweep of the Tobago Zone of the 2018 Republic Cup National Youth League competition. This after the recently formed club took command of all three divisional title races. In the Under-12 Division, Titans is the lone team…

Leotaud holds the aces

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kelvin NPublished: Saturday, May 12, 2018Trainer John Leotaud holds the aces in today’s feature event over 1,200 metres on the main track at the Santa Rosa Park, Arima. Leotaud who has his string in fine form with Maha Raja, Rocket Wheels and Desert Dancer. Maha Raja has been knocking on the…

Mother’s Day appetiser feast

Source: Newsday HAPPY Mother’s Day to all those fabulous moms everywhere, we should be celebrated every day in my opinion! If you are planning a special surprise for your mom tomorrow, why not try an appetiser and hors d’oeuvre party. These snack- like delights are easy to prepare, easy on your pocketbook… Link:

Tea By The Sea

Source: Newsday CHARMAIN PIERRE wants to highlight domestic abuse against women and the ripple effect on the family structure via a vehicle which does not push others to feel too uncomfortable. As a result, she and her daughter Jhunean Giraud started Tea By The Sea in 2016. The event usually occurs in… Link:

Pan at JFK arts centre in DC

Source: Newsday THE Pan Lara Youth Steel Orchestra comprising boys and girls from TT, Guyana, the Bahamas, Panama and Jamaica performed on the Millennium Stage at the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, on May 8. The group, led by Trinidadian Debbie Lara, played varied selections from… Link:

Inter Zone tournament continues today

Source: Newsday NORTH Zone, big winners over Tobago last Sunday when the Senior Inter-Zone cricket tournament bowled off, will be aiming to maintain their unbeaten record when second and third round matches get underway this weekend. Today, North will play South East at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba from 10 am… Link:

Succeeding beyond Success

Source: Newsday TT cricketer Khary Pierre said Success Laventille Secondary School played an instrumental role in him fulfilling his dream of being a national cricketer. Yesterday, Pierre along with fellow national cricketers Akeal Hosein and Amir Jangoo, visited the school as part of a Zaheer Ali Foundation workshop entitled Motivating Our Youth… Link:

Moody’s holds TT credit rating stable

Source: Newsday On the same day that Finance Minister Colm Imbert delivered his mid-year review of the 2018 Budget, international credit rating agency Moody’s released its report on the country’s economic outlook. And like Imbert, Moody’s also gave TT a stable rating. But while the Finance Minister foresaw a “bright, sun-shiny day”… Link:

Senate: Squatters must pay property tax

Source: Newsday THE Senate yesterday rejected a call by Opposition Senator Wade Mark to exclude squatters from paying the property tax, in the committee stage of debate on the Property Tax (Amendment) Bill yesterday. Mark said, “We are proposing it be removed completely from the legislation.” He asked if applying the tax… Link:

Young: Reject unpatriotic voices

Source: Newsday THE population must beware of people who want the country to fail and who oppose corruption-busting, said Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young, in his Mid Year Review speech in the Lower House yesterday. He slammed those “unpatriotic voices” whom he said want nothing good for… Link:

Woman killed over property

Source: Trinidad Guardian Melanie was a gemRhondor DowlatPublished: Saturday, May 12, 2018Three months after warning gunshots were fired by someone she knew just outside her Petit Valley home, 29-year-old Melanie Jones was executed yesterday morning moments after arriving home. A man in his early 50s was said to be in police custody last night…

Karim: Exorcist wanted to find $M ghost

Source: Newsday A GHOST buster is eagerly wanted to clear out ghosts from the On The Job (OJT) Training Scheme office in Chaguanas, said Chaguanas East MP Fazal Karim, speaking in Thursday’s Lower House debate on the Mid-Year Review. Ghosts are names of people invented to fraudulently collect wages or other payments.… Link:

Towards a country living in harmony

Source: Newsday THE EDITOR: What a vitriolic society we have become. Like Mt Vesuvius, the explosive eruptions of caustic words, biased viewpoints and unrelenting acrimony have been the mainstay of many issues and have shaken us to the core. Moral destruction and shattered values seem to be the order of the day.… Link:

Venezuelan drugs, guns flowing into T&T

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Friday, May 11, 2018Police yesterday discovered a Convenca 12 gauge shotgun in a fig patch at Foodcrop Road, Chatham bearing the markings “Hecho De Venezuela” which means Made in Venezuela. It is one of several guns, cocaine and marijuana discovered in recent weeks bearing the marking of Venezuelan cartels.…

Crime Stoppers Call for Help

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Friday, May 11, 2018The death of young footballer Noah Simmons who was killed on his birthday on the steps of a house at the Marabella Trainline, has spurred a heart-wrenching appeal from independent anonymous crime-fighting agency, Crimestoppers. In an open letter to innocent, law-abiding citizens, Crimestoppers appealed to the…

'Imbert Failed to Deal with Crime' – Greater Tunapuna Chamber

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Friday, May 11, 2018Amidst assertions by Finance Minister Colm Imbert that economic instability is over, the Greater Tunapuna Chamber of Commerce believes the worst is yet to come because of the spiralling crime rate and foreign exchange shortfalls. In a statement, President Surindra Maharaj said Imbert failed to address three…

Cedros residents bracing for floods

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Friday, May 11, 2018 Works Minister Rohan Sinanan says a contractor has already been paid to restart and complete work on the Cedros Bridge and the floodgates before the rainy season but councillor for Cedros Shankar Teelucksingh says “not one black cent” was paid by government.  As such the…

Two dead, one wounded in overnight shootings

Source: Newsday A 42-year-old Carenage man is receiving treatment for a gunshot wound received while waiting for an acqaintance along a street in Port of Spain last night. According to reports, the man was standing along the roadway on Sea View Hill, Port of Spain at around 11 pm last night when… Link:

Boy, 15, dies of stroke

Source: Newsday A POINT Fortin couple is accusing staff at the Point Fortin hospital of negligence after their 15-year-old son died on Wednesday night after complaining of excruciating pain to his left hand and left leg. Zion Rennie, a form three student of the Point Fortin East Secondary School, was taken to… Link:

Kamla: ‘Same old, same old’ promises

Source: Newsday AN unimpressed Kamla Persad-Bissessar blasted the government yesterday in her rebuttal to Finance Minister Colm Imbert’s mid-year budget review, reducing his speech to the “same old, same old” rhetoric of previous promises. Presenting to the Parliament immediately after Imbert, she latched on to his closing quote from American reggae and… Link:

REC Friday 11th May, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian MetroPublished: Friday, May 11, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=159387#folio=34 Link: REC Friday 11th May, 2018

Tobago Today Friday 11th May, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian Tobago TodayPublished: Friday, May 11, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=159387#folio=72 Link: Tobago Today Friday 11th May, 2018

Rudder lights up Under the Trees

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, May 11, 2018Under the Trees at The Normandie in St Ann’s was packed long before the advertised 7.45 pm start of Rudder’s 6.5 and there was electricity in the air. Local songstress Marge Blackman, youngest daughter of the iconic Ras Shorty I, together with her band Jamoo, set the…

From Point Fortin to Woodbrook

Source: Trinidad Guardian Peter Ray BloodPublished: Friday, May 11, 2018PulseFun in the nation’s cultural capital Tens of thousands of fun-seeking people from home and abroad descended on the Borough of Point Fortin last weekend for the J’Ouvert and Pan on the Move events. From as early as the preceding Thursday, the Borough was pulsating…

Westwood Park drawing audiences

Source: Newsday IF you have been active on Facebook in recent months you may have noticed a number of clips of local soap opera series Westwood Park which ran for six seasons from 1997 to 2004. Westwood Park creator Danielle Dieffenthaller said the clips are a promotion for the show’s planned return… Link:

Contrasting artists exhibit

Source: Newsday THE title of this exhibition, Contrasts, was chosen because of the contrasting styles of art by the two artists, Colin Bootman and Alexander Guerrero. Bootman was born in Trinidad, where he lived until he was seven years and was inspired by the rich and diverse culture. Soon after moving to… Link:

Military rites for Sgt Honore

Source: Newsday FRIENDS, colleagues and relatives of Sgt Joseph Honore, who died after a shootout with another policeman at Grand Bazaar last week, will be buried today at the Chaguanas cemetery after a service at the Chaguanas RC Church under full military rites. One of Honore’s close relatives and a colleague are… Link:

TTMA: No turnaround yet in local market

Source: Newsday FINANCE MINISTER Colm Imbert declared the economy “has turned around”, during the mid-year review yesterday but the TT Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) disagrees. TTMA president Christopher Alcazar told Newsday, “While we are seeing many of our manufacturers continue to push outward regionally and are observing export growth, many are not yet… Link:

Clico policyholders satisfied with govt’s efforts

Source: Newsday CHAIRMAN of the Clico Policyholders’ Group Peter Permell expressed cautious optimism after hearing the mid-year budget review by Finance Minister Colm Imbert, commending his efforts to recover debts owed by institutions Clico and the Clico Investment Bank (CIB). Permell told Newsday yesterday, while he was satisfied with government’s efforts to… Link:

We will hunt you down

Source: Newsday DESCRIBING the increase of gang-related murders in the Western Division as totally unacceptable, Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of crime Irwin Hackshaw yesterday issued a strong warning to warring gang members that their reign of terror is short-lived. They will be found and flushed out of their hiding places… Link:

Young won’t apologise

Source: Newsday MINISTER in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young says he has “nothing further to add,” regarding his statement about lawyers who are facilitating criminal gangs. Young made the statement in the House of Representatives last Friday when he opened debate on a motion to approve Senate amendments to… Link:

Mid-Year Review Live Blog: What’s the good news?

Source: Newsday Finance Minister Colm Imbert delivers his mid-year review this morning. Follow our live blog for real-time updates and analyses. 8.44 AM Flashback to 2018 Budget. Flashback: http://newsday.co.tt/2018/05/10/2018-budget/   8.47 AM Expectations President General… Link: Mid-Year Review Live Blog: What’s the good news?

BG Thursday 10th May, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian BGPublished: Thursday, May 10, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=159375#folio=68 Link: BG Thursday 10th May, 2018

World celebrates Lupus Day today

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, May 10, 2018Today is World Lupus Day and its theme is Lupus Knows No Boundaries. As the day is commemorated, The Voice of Lupus Foundation (VLF) will once again be hosting its annual Public Information Day and Candlelight Vigil at the Brian Lara Promenade, Port-of-Spain, from 2 pm until…

Credi hosts hidden disabilities conference

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, May 10, 2018The Catholic Religious Education Development Institute (Credi) will host a Hidden Disabilities Conference—What you cannot see, Wednesday 16—17, at the Government Campus Auditorium, Lower Richmond Street and Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain at 8.45 am. The conference will contribute greatly to an enabling climate to address challenges that some…

The words of Alta students

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, May 10, 2018In celebration of Alta’s 25th anniversary, Alta students around the country were asked to write about the impact the organisation has had on their lives. Since 1992, Alta has provided classes around the country for thousands of Trinidadians who struggle with reading and writing. Alta students enrol…

TT’s energy landscape

Source: Newsday Trinidad and Tobago has been involved in the petroleum sector for over 100 years and is the largest oil and natural gas producer in the Caribbean. However, by the early 1990s its hydrocarbon sector moved from being primarily an oil-based economy to a mostly natural gas-based sector with the construction… Link:

OWTU predicts more job loss

Source: Newsday Oilfields Workers Trade Union (OWTU) president general Ancel Roget is predicting that Government’s mid-year review will not stimulate the economy but lead to increased unemployment. Finance Minister Colm Imbert has stated that the economy is “turning the corner,” as several large local companies have reported better earnings in the first… Link:

One card to unite them all

Source: Newsday KIERAN ANDREW KHAN The outlook for new technology investment in the Caribbean banking sector are at best bleak. According to the White Paper “New Model to Transform the Caribbean Financial Landscape” prepared by Global Integrated Fintech Solutions (GIFTS), the major three Caribbean banks have collectively written off over US$1 billion… Link:

Caution

Source: Newsday Confidence, crime, external debt, foreign exchange constraints, a lack of economic diversification and government expenditure are all key factors stymying economic development, and which Government has not adequately tackled, some of the country’s top economists have said. And with the mid-year review of the 2018 budget expected today, they are… Link:

Morgan Job – devoted son of the soil, devoted to Tobago

Source: Newsday The late Dr Morgan Job was a devoted, if unacknowledged son of the soil. A former parliamentarian, economist, writer and talk-show host, Job, 76, who died on Sunday at the Port of Spain General after being diagnosed with in March with late-stage pancreatic cancer, was also described as a mentor… Link:

Ashworth: Incompetent PNM crashed Tobago economy

Source: Newsday An incompetent People’s National Movement (PNM) administration has caused the collapse of the Tobago economy. Former Minority Leader and Political Leader of the Tobago Organisation of the People (TOP), Ashworth Jack said the island’s economy was in a terrible condition, especially the tourism industry, despite billions of dollars being spent… Link:

More Govt money for THA

Source: Newsday Finance Minister Colm Imbert on Tuesday announced the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) will receive an additional $20 million to improve agricultural access roads in Tobago. Imbert also announced the Assembly will get $100 million to assist in replenishing funds used to pay outstanding monies owed to Tobago Regional Health… Link:

Deal-breaker Trump

Source: Newsday FROM THE looks of things, Donald Trump’s legacy will be one of destruction. A man who rose to celebrity status in part due to television shows which portrayed him as a deal-maker has thus far distinguished himself as a deal-breaker in the most literal sense. Trump has withdrawn the US… Link:

Backup in deep blue

Source: Newsday LAST WEEK, Inova Solutions, a Microsoft partner based in Curacao, delivered a robust introduction to the capabilities of Azure, the Redmond company’s flagship cloud solution for business. “There’s a real danger in thinking about new things using the frameworks of the old,” warned Heidi Alert, Inova’s country manager for Trinidad… Link:

An ode to Trinidad and Tobago

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, May 9, 2018Community service and photography—one would initially perceive these as two unrelated disciplines, but in one afternoon, the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts (MCDCA) experienced how both of these disciplines celebrated the beautiful diversity of T&T in a very special way. On May 3, more…

Welcome to the Youth Jury

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, May 9, 2018Once again, BP T&T (bpTT) is teaming up with the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) to give five young people an opportunity of a lifetime, through the bpTT Youth Jury at ttff/18. Application is open to young people between the ages of 16 to 21 years (inclusive) who…

Introductory studies in Nile Valley civilisations at Studio 66

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, May 9, 2018Studio 66, 66 Sixth Street, Barataria, is the venue for a four-series course by lecturer Amon Saba Saakana, PhD, Dip Egyptology, this month. The first will be held tomorrow, followed by three, all scheduled to begin at 6.30 pm. The course looks at the introduction and development…

bpTT brings hope to Signal Hill students

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, May 9, 2018Hope came unexpectedly and in abundance for 27 students of Signal Hill Secondary School who are benefitting from the complete refurbishment of the school’s computer lab. The project was financed by BP Trinidad and Tobago, and marked by a handing-over ceremony at the school last month. The…

Celebration time: Harvard marks 75th anniversary

Source: Newsday MINISTER of Sport and Youth Affairs Shamfa Cudjoe has hailed the Harvard Club as a great contributor to TT’s social, cultural and sporting landscape. She was speaking at the club’s media launch and inter-religious service on May 6 at its premises in St Clair, in celebration of its 75th anniversary.… Link:

Elvira turns 60

Source: Newsday KENNETH RAMCHAND THE Suffrage of Elvira is comically alive and politically relevant at the age of 60. The novel was published in April 1958, two years after VS Naipaul’s first return visit to Trinidad in 1956. His uncle Simboonath Capildeo was a candidate for the “Indian” party the People’s Democratic… Link:

North Gate, Trinity East selected for US science camp

Source: Newsday Sebastian Rudden of North Gate College and Josh-Michael Ashman of Bishop Anstey Trinity College East have been selected to participate in the National Youth Science Camp. The announcement was made by the US Embassy and Niherst. The camp will be held in Charleston, West Virginia from June 21-27. Rudden is… Link:

More bacchanal than cricket administration

Source: Newsday SURUJDATH MAHABIR, president of the Secondary Schools Cricket League (SSCL), has called for a thorough change in the administration of Trinidad and Tobago cricket, as well as alterations to the controversial IRC (Independent Review Committee) report. According to Mahabir, TT Cricket Board (TTCB) meetings have not been fruitful and have… Link:

Rowley: Opposition doesn’t want us to be happy

Source: Newsday THE PRIME MINISTER yesterday accused the Opposition of promoting a pessimistic approach to governance and said it had not acknowledged government’s attempts to bring about an economic turnaround. At a distribution ceremony at the Spring View Housing Development Estate in Valsayn yesterday, Dr Keith Rowley blasted the Opposition for not… Link:

TTUTA: Laptops in schools a security risk

Source: Newsday FIRST VICE PRESIDENT of the TT Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) Marlon Seales said the allocation of laptops to schools could present a security risk at the institutions. “If it is known that these valuable equipment are available at the schools, without the added infrastructural upgrade we see a problem with… Link:

Contractor seeks to block access to info

Source: Newsday A CONTRACTOR allegedly suspected of being a party to the cartel behaviour being alleged by the Estate Management and Business Development Company Ltd (EMBD) in its $200 million claim against former housing minister Dr Roodal Moonilal, two former executives and a group of contractors, wants permission to appeal an order… Link:

Ashworth: Job an intellectual, a competent human being

Source: Newsday Political Leader of the Tobago Organisation of the People (TOP) Ashworth Jack on Monday remembered economist and former parliamentarian Dr Morgan Job as an intellectual, a musician, a family man, and a competent human being. Jack also recalled that Dr Job was an oft-maligned person. “He was one of those… Link:

20-year-old in custody for Duncan’s death

Source: Newsday A 20-year-old Mt St George man I in custody, assisting police with investigations into the death of 27-year-old Shonneil Duncan last Saturday night. Duncan, a construction worker, also of Mt St George, who was found dead after an alleged altercation with another man. According to official police reports, shortly after… Link:

Marabella teen shot dead on his birthday

Source: Newsday A 16-year-old boy was gunned down this morning in Marabella. He has been identified as Noah Simmons and was a Form Four student of Shiva Boys Hindu College, Penal. Today was his birthday. The killing occurred in an area known as the Train Line. Homicide division police are on the… Link:

ASP suspended over "hot cop" photos

Source: Newsday A SUSPENSION notice has been issued by acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams for acting ASP Michael Sooker, whose inspector’s uniform was worn by a woman in an office at the Morvant Police Station. Photographs of the woman were shared on social media networks last Friday, and an investigation was launched… Link:

Health 8th May, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian At HomePublished: Tuesday, May 8, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=159330#folio=24 Link: Health 8th May, 2018

Yes She Can spreads its wings to Anguilla

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, May 8, 2018Popular women’s wellness group, Yes She Can (YSC), extended its reach beyond the shores of T&T once again with the launch of Yes She Can Anguilla. The launch took place last month at the Tea Box Lounge, South Hill, Anguilla, and was hosted by YSC’s founder, Roberta…

Super Mom’s concert to pay tribute to domestic violence victims

Source: Trinidad Guardian Paula LindoPublished: Tuesday, May 8, 2018In the face of violence and tragedy, those afflicted can choose to help others avoid the same fate. The upcoming concert, Super Mom’s Mother’s Day Extravaganza, organised and hosted by Caryn Sobers, is one such initiative which aims to bring awareness and support to women exposed…

St Julien Presbyterian Past pupils give back

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, May 8, 2018Emotions of gratitude and inspiration etched on the faces of scores of pupils of the Basdeo Panday Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Centre and St Julien Presbyterian School who received educational gifts last Thursday was testament to the fact that investing in young people and giving…

Fans pack Under the Trees for Rudder 6.5

Source: Trinidad Guardian David CuffyPublished: Tuesday, May 8, 2018Five years ago, at Rudder 6.0, staged at the Grand Stand in the Queen’s Park Savannah, Portof- Spain, David Rudder offered a number of hit songs from the past from artistes such as The Beatles, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, The Rolling Stones, and a host of…

For a Noble cause

Source: Newsday PAT GANASE TO remember Noble Douglas is to think of her as a dancer at the height of power, her energy and force, her expressiveness, and how she would use her body to fill a space. In her 45-year career in Trinidad she has been dancer, choreographer, actor and teacher.… Link:

Meiling for Forward Forty

Source: Newsday SLEEPWEAR belongs in your bedroom, right? Not according to designer Meiling, Forward Forty’s Judette Coward and Ruupa Candles’ Narissa Lall. On a cool Thursday evening, these women demonstrated the ease of turning what they collectively define as loungewear into outfits that can be worn for any occasion. The by-invitation only… Link:

King, Cornelius lose in ITF women’s doubles

Source: Newsday Trinidad and Tobago’s Anya King and her American partner Ceijenia Cornelius lost in straight sets in the women’s doubles when action in the International Tennis Federation Women’s Circuit continued at the National Racquet Centre in Tacarigua, yesterday. King and Cornelius suffered a 6-0, 6-1 defeat to Mexican Andrea Villarreal and… Link:

Jabloteh in all Flow Youth Cup semis

Source: Newsday San Juan Jabloteh may have fallen short of achieving a record-extending fourth clean sweep of the Flow Youth Pro League titles, but the young San Juan Kings look intent on making amends in the inaugural Flow Youth Pro League Cup. Earlier this year, Jabloteh finished 2018 champions of the Under-14… Link:

Jadoo, batsmen show form in U-19 trial

Source: Newsday TEVON Jadoo grabbed a five-for and four batsmen scored half centuries in a TT two-day Under-19 trial match at the National Cricket Centre in Couva, on the weekend. Jadoo grabbed five for 23 in eight overs for the TT Under-19 B team to help dismiss the Under-19 A team for… Link:

Pawan Debe Youths win Southern Sports T20

Source: Newsday Pawan Debe Youths crushed Valley Line by nine wickets on Friday to win the Championships Division final of the General Earth Movers Limited-sponsored Southern Sports T20 Cricket Fiesta at Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-Pierre. Pawan Debe Youths, who collected $12,000 for the victory, were indebted to a brilliant all-round performance from Man-of-the-match… Link:

Whiteman targets Pan Am medals

Source: Newsday PSL Cycling Club’s Jabari Whiteman was the undisputed star of the show at the recently concluded Junior and Juvenile Track National Championships at the National Cycling Centre, Couva. The 17 year old capped a sensational performance at the four-day championships with his seventh gold medal on Sunday. Whiteman said he… Link:

UWI Today Sunday 6th May, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian UWIPublished: Monday, May 7, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=159298#folio=66 Link: UWI Today Sunday 6th May, 2018

SB Sunday 6th May, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian BGPublished: Monday, May 7, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=159298#folio=54 Link: SB Sunday 6th May, 2018

XX Sunday 6th May, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian WOWPublished: Sunday, May 6, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=159298#folio=22 Link: XX Sunday 6th May, 2018

Sexual harassment and abuse in sport

Source: Trinidad Guardian Anand RampersadPublished: Monday, May 7, 2018According to the IOC (2007), “sexual harassment and abuse happen in all sports and all levels. Prevalence appears to be higher in elite sport. Members of the athlete’s entourage who are in positions of power and authority appear to be the primary perpetrators. Peer athletes have…

Sergeant dies days after Grand Bazaar shootout

Source: Newsday The police sergeant who was reportedly involved in a shooting incident at Grand Bazaar, described as the result of a love triangle, has died. According to a release from the TTPS, Sgt Darryl Honore died at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex around 10.25pm on Sunday. Honore, who had been… Link:

Blind Welfare calls for all-inclusive education

Source: Newsday Access to healthcare is difficult for people with blindness. So the TT Blind Welfare Association brought access to healthcare to its community. The association held a health fair at its Corner Duke and Edward Street office where its members were treated to massage therapy (Best Massages) from the HEROES (Health,… Link:

Unpacking her heritage and culture

Source: Newsday JOSHUA SURTEES When Afua Hirsch sends emojis, she uses the light brown skin tone, third from the right. It’s the closest shade to her actual colour, but it is intriguing to know if she’s tempted to go darker. She describes herself as black, mixed race and British and says that… Link:

Tobago students get tips from sports scientist

Source: Newsday IN the lead-up to the annual Tobago International Sea to Sea Marathon, which will take place on May 19 and 20, a youth training camp was held at the Division of Education, Innovation and Energy in Dutch Fort, Scarborough, Tobago, on Tuesday. Over 30 students from Roxborough Secondary School, Mason… Link:

Whiteman rides to three gold at Youth Cycling

Source: Newsday JABARI Whiteman continued to dominate the competition as he won three gold medals on day three of the Juveniles and Juniors Track Cycling Championships at the National Cycling Centre in Couva, on Saturday. In the sprint junior men’s event, Whiteman of PSL Cycling Club sped to victory in 10.69 seconds.… Link:

Opposition MP: Chaos at San Fernando courts

Source: Newsday JULIEN NEAVES OPPOSITION MP Vidia Gayadeen-Gopeesingh says there is chaos at the courts in San Fernando that needs to be fixed. She was contributing to debate on Friday in the House on The Criminal Division and District Criminal and Traffic Courts Bill. She said there were a plethora of problems… Link:

Police sergeant in critical condition

Source: Newsday NALINEE SEELAL The police sergeant who engaged in a shootout with his colleague at Grand Bazaar last Wednesday was shot six times, one bullet penetrated his abdomen, another struck his left shoulder and four others hit his legs. He is in critical condition. Yesterday doctors expressed concern over the injury… Link:

NACTA: Hold Belmont, Barataria bye-elections now

Source: Newsday RESIDENTS of electoral districts Barataria and Belmont East want bye-elections to be held immediately to fill vacancies saying they are not being properly serviced since the deaths of their local government councillors, reported a North American Caribbean Teachers Association (NACTA) poll. According to a release from NACTA this was one… Link:

Baby found dead

Source: Newsday STACY MOORE AN autopsy will be conducted today on a six-week-old baby boy who was found dead at his Guayaguayare Road, Mayaro home on Saturday morning. According to a police report at about 10.30pm Friday, the 32-year-old mother breastfed her six-week-old son Jirvon Mahabir and put him to sleep. The… Link:

Police brace for reprisal killings

Source: Newsday POLICE are now gathering evidence in the investigation into the shooting death of Phillip Basant, which includes CCTV footage taken from the area. Police sources said yesterday they were taking statements with regard to the investigation, which is still in its initial stages. However CCTV taken from the area is… Link:

Data privacy tops Internet governance agenda

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gerard BestPublished: Sunday, May 6, 2018PARAMARIBO, Suriname—Data privacy will be among the items topping the agenda at an upcoming Caribbean Internet Governance Forum to be held by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) in Suriname this month. The meeting is part of an effort by several Caribbean countries to establish and strengthen…

Weathering an economic storm

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, May 6, 2018Many of our commentators on the current fortunes of our economy concentrate on the proposed GDP growth or lack of it in this economic downturn. They refer also to the comments by the IMF, Moody’s and S&P as to what to expect over the next one or…

How to build your ‘Oh, crap!’ fund

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, May 6, 2018The emergency fund is a bust. Millions of people don’t have one, and some of those who do resist tapping what they’ve saved. I’d like to propose an alternative for both sets of people: The “oh, crap!” fund, a savings account for not-quite-emergency expenses. One of the…

A book becomes a busine

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nadaleen SinghPublished: Sunday, May 6, 2018Kidavo CreationsShe is a zoologist, as well as a busy wife and mother but Misty Hamid wife and mother but Misty Hamid is also an entrepreneur. Recalling her first forays into what she admitted was initially a frightening experience, Hamid said: “I didn’t know anything about…

Foreign fruits in T&T soil

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, May 6, 2018Entrepreneur Sahadeo Ramsaroop Dass is on a mission to satisfy local demand for apples, grapes, nectarines and other foreign fruits without using up scarce foreign exchange, Nine years ago, he began experimenting with growing apples in T&T simply as a hobby. He now has a flourishing business…

Caribbean’s Next Top Model

Source: Newsday Kieran Andrew Khan Photography: Jeff K Mayers LeShae Riley is a paradox in personality. On the one end she is the confident and photogenic face and winner of Caribbean’s Next Top Model (CaribeNTM) cutting the figure of the ideal model in her portfolio and on the runway. On the other… Link:

Kimberly Roopchand-Tahal

Source: Newsday James Dupraj Kimberly Roopchand-Tahal, for as long as she could remember, has loved the beauty industry. Whether it was makeup artistry or a line of skin care products, she would devote her time to studying the latest trends in the market. It therefore came as no surprise that her jobs… Link:

I love golf

Source: Newsday Jah-Vaughn Harrison Meet Isaiah Rowley, an eight-year-old golfer who’s been playing since the age of five. Isaiah recently took home the first spot at Republic Bank’s Caribbean Junior Open Golf Championships, boys under 10, at St Andrews Golf Club, Maraval. He competed against boys from eight Caribbean countries during the… Link:

My word wins

Source: Newsday Although he did not place first, Kyle Hernandez counts placing second in the 2018 First Citizens National Poetry Grand Slam a win. Hernandez , 23, said he always measured his growth as a poet with his track record at the Slam, which concluded the NGC Bocas Lit Fest. He recounted… Link:

The maverick from St Lucia

Source: Newsday Keith Jardim Prisnms, the last novella by Garth St Omer (1931-2018) from St Lucia, who lived for a long time in the US and was one of the most honest and best prose-fiction writers of the Caribbean – focuses on race, but in a deeply serious, highly intriguing and, at… Link:

Mucurapo Ex-Pupils, Senators net PoS netball wins

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, May 5, 2018Mucurapo Ex-Pupils and Malta Carib Senators were both in winners row when Second Division matches in the 79th Lystra Lewis Port-of-Spain Netball League at the Jean Pierre Complex, Mucurapo, continued on Thursday. Led by goal shooter Chelsea Delecia’s 35 goals from 46 attempts Ex-pupils defeated Transcend 42-37.…

Top U19 cricketers on show

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, May 5, 2018The leading crop of Under-19 cricketers in T&T will be on show this weekend as they battle for places on the national team for the upcoming Cricket West Indies Regional Tournament in Barbados. Following the victory of East Zone in the Shell Under-19 Inter-Zone competition last weekend,…

Jadoo turns silver into gold

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kelvin NPublished: Saturday, May 5, 2018Former champion jockey Ricky Jadoo gave another superb performance in winning yesterday’s feature event aboard the aptly named Lord Silver at Santa Rosa Park, Arima. Sent off at as a 4-1 shot in the betting, the John Leotaud trained colt was given a peach of a…

Barrackpore takes Intercol Girls title

Source: Trinidad Guardian Vinode MamchanPublished: Saturday, May 5, 2018Barrackpore East Secondary School Girls team was crowned champions of the PowerGen Intercol T20 cricket series yesterday when it defeated St. Stephen’s College by 16 runs in the final at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba. In front of a good crowd, Barrackpore won the…

The epicness of Avengers: Infinity War

Source: Newsday AVENGERS: Infinity War is the culmination of ten years and 18 movies in the global cinematic juggernaut that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and almost guaranteed to be a film of epic proportions. But does the film live up the levels of unprecedented hype? Thankfully for the millions of… Link:

Mothers’ Day decadence

Source: Newsday IN lieu of Mother’s Day next Sunday, why not plan your Mother’s Day lunch ahead of time? Even though many families opt to go out on the day, celebrating at home with a home-cooked lunch, a great home-made dessert or cake is always welcomed. Although it can be time consuming,… Link:

WI cricketers to feature in Inter-Zone tournament

Source: Newsday AFTER the disappointing news earlier this year that the TT Cricket Board 50-over Club Cricket Competition was cancelled, the country’s top players will compete in the 2018 National Inter-Zone Seniors 50-over tournament which bowls off tomorrow. The TTCB 50-over club tournament was cancelled due to the tough economic situation facing… Link:

Bassarath: Legal matters stalling IRC recommendations

Source: Newsday PRESIDENT of the TT Cricket Board (TTCB) Azim Bassarath said legal matters involving the local cricket board are preventing the Independent Review Committee (IRC) report from being implemented. In September 2017, a three-member IRC was appointed to review the governance structure of the TTCB and make recommendations. In February 2018,… Link:

Top Under-19 cricketers on show in trial match

Source: Newsday THE leading crop of Under-19 cricketers in TT will be on show this weekend as they battle for places on the national team for the upcoming Cricket West Indies Regional Tournament in Barbados. Following the victory of East Zone in the Shell Under-19 Inter Zone competition last weekend, the top… Link:

Sheron’s brother-in-law shot dead

Source: Newsday JENSEN LA VENDE Five weeks after his brother-in-law, Sheron Sukhdeo was killed, Philip Bassant was gunned down near where Sukhdeo was shot. Bassant’s killing, according to senior police within the Central Division, is being linked to the deaths of Joshua Plaza and Sukhdeo. According to senior police sources, the reports… Link:

Richards 2nd in Diamond League 200m

Source: Newsday COMMONWEALTH 200m champion, TT’s Jereem Richards ran a season’s best time of 19.99 secs, in a windy race, to place second at the 2018 Diamond League in Doha, Qatar yesterday. The US’ Noah Lyles placed first in a new meeting record time of 19.83 secs. Turkish sprinter Ramil Guliyev, who… Link:

Police Service investigating “hot cop” photos

Source: Newsday Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams is investigating images of a young woman wearing the jacket of a police inspector and acting superintendent. Ellen Lewis, head of communications of the TTPS said this when asked if Williams would be commenting on the images. Newsday spoke to Lewis who said the… Link:

Photos of "hot cop" surface online

Source: Newsday Several photos of a woman wearing what appears to be skimpy underwear beneath an Ag ASP’s jacket and cap surfaced on Facebook this afternoon. The woman who appears to be in her late twenties, is seen in the charge room of a police station, wearing an inspector’s jacket and later… Link:

NUGFW: pension plan needed for daily-rated workers

Source: Newsday President General of the National Union of Government and Federated Workers (NUGFW) James Lambert is calling on the Government to honour the agreements made between the NUGFW and the late Patrick Manning to ensure daily-rated workers in central and local government and the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) have a… Link:

Crime Stoppers offer $50K reward for info on kidnapped teen

Source: Newsday More than a week after teenager Darrell Cuffy was snatched by kidnappers in Maraval, Crime Stoppers has offered a $50,000 reward to anyone with information which can lead to the safe release of the victim. Yesterday Crime Stoppers advertised the reward in the three daily newspapers. The advertisement stated Crime… Link:

Wild, wild western division: Three murders in 14 hours

Source: Newsday Officers of the Western Division police districts were kept busy up to late last night, investigating the murders of four men who were murdered in two separate incidents. In the first incident at around 4.10 pm, Allan Lopez aka “Spanish” and Jordan Lewis were shot and killed while playing cards… Link:

Tobago Today Friday 4th May, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian Tobago TodayPublished: Friday, May 4, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=159288#folio=64 Link: Tobago Today Friday 4th May, 2018

REC Friday 4th May, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian MetroPublished: Friday, May 4, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=159288#folio=22 Link: REC Friday 4th May, 2018

Elegant fashion struts at Radisson

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, May 4, 2018Guests attending an Evening of Tea, Fashion and Entertainment hosted by The Ladies of the District Grand Lodge of T&T and Grenada were treated to a display of fashion by top names in the industry, including The House of Jaipur and designer Heather Jones. The event was…

Tea and fashion for the needy

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, May 4, 2018The Ladies of the District Grand Lodge of T&T and Grenada hosted an Evening of Tea, Fashion and Entertainment on April 29. The event was held at the ballroom of the Radisson Hotel, Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain. Guests were treated to tasty hors d’oeuvres, tea and a fashion…

A bit of this, a bit of that

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, May 4, 2018PulseMark John, known in the calypso arena as Contender, celebrated his 67th birthday in fine style on April 26 with a concert staged at the Murchison Brown Auditorium of Port-of- Spain City Hall. The show, hosted by Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation (Tuco) official Shirlaine Hendrickson, featured a…

Beetham, Morvant youth get music certification

Source: Newsday GARY CARDINEZ FIFTY young people from Beetham Estate, Port of Spain and Misir Lands, Morvant recently graduated with certification in music. The graduation ceremony was held at City Hall and came after nine months of training at the Beetham Estate Community Centre and the Misir Lands Community Centre Morvant. The… Link:

A black, female writer’s story

Source: Newsday LISA ALLEN-AGOSTINI LAST Sunday a new Caribbean writing journal, Pree, debuted online. Its crown jewel was an essay by Jamaican poet Kei Miller, The White Women and the Language of Bees. In it he recounted conversations between him and various white Caribbean women about their right to be called Caribbean… Link:

Tension, confrontation at TTCB meeting

Source: Newsday TENSION led to confrontation on Wednesday evening as the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) held its second quarterly meeting at the National Cricket Centre, Balmain, Couva. The heated debate inside led to a confrontation between two senior members in the car park as the meeting ended after 9pm. Former… Link:

‘They must pay price’

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Thursday, May 3, 2018Pastor vex at bandits who robbed familyRecuperating from multiple chop and stab wounds, Pastor Junior Anderson yesterday called on police to bring his attackers to justice, saying they must pay the price for the merciless attack on his family. Speaking from his hospital bed at the…

Police on the scene of Mamoral murder

Source: Newsday   A Mamoral man was shot dead this evening, a stone’s throw away from his home. According to reports, the victim who was identified only as ‘Deron’ was shot once in the chest while at Tisha’s Parlor on Mamoral Road. The parlor is next to the Mamoral RC School and… Link:

Video: Cop vs Cop at Grand Bazaar Shopping Mall

Source: Newsday with reporting by RYAN HAMILTON-DAVIS   The two police officers who were involved in a shooting at Grand Bazaar on Wednesday are stable despite each being shot multiple times by each other. The car park of Grand Bazaar Shopping Mall in Valsayn was transformed into a scene straight out of… Link:

TTuta: Time for SEA students to relax

Source: Newsday President of the TT Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) Lynsley Doodhai encouraged students who wrote the 2018 Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination to relax over the next two to three months. Anxious parents waiting outside the school compound until SEA examinations were completed at the Barataria Anglican… Link: TTuta: Time for SEA

Woman found not guilty of kicking policeman

Source: Newsday A SAN Juan woman was yesterday found not guilty of slapping and kicking a police officer during the execution of a search warrant at her home in 2014. Joanne Worrell, of Don Miguel Trace, was before Magistrate Rehanna Ali in the Port of Spain Third Court, charged with assaulting PC… Link:

Possible human trafficking in PoS Market

Source: Newsday There have been reports of human trafficking at the Port of Spain Market in recent months according to senior officers of the Port of Spain City Police yesterday. According to officers this afternoon, concerns of human trafficking from Caricom countries are not new and have engaged the attention of the… Link:

Judge to rule on pan injunction tomorrow

Source: Newsday JUSTICE Ronnie Boodoosingh will on Friday rule on whether an injunction should be granted to PanTrinbago’s embattled central executive, restraining its outgoing president Keith Diaz or the purported caretaker committee from exercising any of their functions. Hearing of the injunction application took place yesterday at the Hall of Justice. Members… Link:

Police shoot each other in love triangle.

Source: Newsday Two police officers, a sergeant and a corporal, are in stable condition at hospital this morning after they opened fire on each other in a restaurant on Wednesday night in what is being described as a love triangle. Initial reports say around 9.35pm, security officers at Ruby Tuesday restaurant in… Link:

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