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August 19, 2017

Trinidad and Tobago

Taking off without leaving the ground

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kalifa ClynePublished: Sunday, August 20, 2017kalifa.clyne@guardian.co.tt As far back as Rodney Ragbir could remember, he wanted to fly airplanes. During his first visit to a library as a child, when he was encouraged to choose a book, he chose one about pilots. It started a fascination that fuelled his dreams. Whenever…

Shane Watson appointed as St Lucia Stars captain

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 19, 2017The management of the St Lucia Stars have appointed Shane Watson as their captain for the remainder of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL),whilst Marlon Samuels will be his vice-captain. After six successive defeats in the 2017 season the management has made the switch in leadership…

Lawrence firm with his approach ahead of crucial qualifiers

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 19, 2017T&T’s Dennis Lawrence is implementing the right approach towards getting this country’s National Senior Men’s team adequately ready for its upcoming International three-game schedule with Jamaica, Panama and Honduras. This is according to a trio of home-based players who are currently in the squad to face Jamaica…

Ramsingh strolls into U-19 Girls last-eight

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Saturday, August 19, 2017 T&T’s Ananda Ramsingh was gifted a spot in the quarterfinals of the Women’s Under-19 Singles at the Caribbean Regional Badminton Championship hosted by the T&T Badminton Association after a default win against Barbadian Cheyanna Burnette-Griffith at the National Racquet Centre, Tacarigua on Thursday night. However,…

Govt blanks T&TCB box at Lara Academy

Source: Trinidad Guardian Vinode MamchanPublished: Saturday, August 19, 2017 The T&T Cricket Board (TTCB) is upset that they have been overlooked for a hospitality suite for the knockout stages of CPL T20 tournament at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba. The TTCB wrote a letter to the minister of Sport asking that they…

Williams leads Tallawahs to last-over win

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 19, 2017GEORGETOWN, Guyana– With the hosts requiring eight runs for victory in pursuit of 129 for victory at the Guyana National Stadium, Williams conceded a mere five runs while picking up two wickets to fire Tallawahs to their fourth win in five outings. Jason Holder, who made 24…

Stokely Vale blanks Georgia in TFA

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 19, 2017Three different players were on target as Stokely Vale blanked Georgia FC 3-0 when matches in the Tobago Football Association continued on Thursday. David Mc Dougall opened the scoring in the 19th minute for Stokely Vale while Onasie Fored made it 2-0 two minutes later before Jamaine…

Jamaica records 4.4% inflation rate for April-June quarter

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 19, 2017KINGSTON Speaking at the Bank of Jamaica’s (BOJ) quarterly press briefing, Wynter noted that the out-turn for June was slightly above the 4.1 per cent recorded at March 2017. “The rate (4.4 per cent) is on track to fall within the Bank’s target range of four per…

Icahn steps down as unofficial Trump adviser

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 19, 2017WASHINGTON Icahn said in a letter to Trump released Friday that he is stepping down to prevent “partisan bickering” about his unofficial role that Democrats suggested could benefit him financially. Trump lost a pair of business advisory councils on Wednesday over his inability to condemn the role…

Beautiful in bank notes, stunning in nature

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, August 18, 2017It has been shocking to see reports of alleged poaching of one of our national birds, the Scarlet Ibis. Before we encroached in their natural habitat, the sight of the many beautiful birds we host on our twin islands was a common thing. Now, depending on where…

Dr Mitchell salutes region’s Athletes

Source: Trinidad Guardian …as Caricom extends gratitude to Usain BoltPublished: Friday, August 18, 2017ST GEORGE’S—The Chairman of Caricom (Caribbean Community) and Prime Minister of Grenada Dr Keith Mitchell has congratulated Caribbean athletes who recently participated in the IAAF World Championships in Athletics and the World Para Athletics Championships in London. In his statement he…

BOY 12 CHARGED FOR KILLING

Source: Newsday A 12-year-old boy and his 18-year-old brother appeared in court yesterday charged with the killing of 15-yearold Emmanuel Okera near a church at Calcutta #2, Freeport on Friday last. Link: BOY 12 CHARGED FOR KILLING

Sicko terrorising young girls in central

Source: Newsday EIGHT years after the court removed two girls from a sexually abusive situation and placed them in the care of other relatives, they are once again faced with a similar situation. Link: Sicko terrorising young girls in central

Freak storm damages homes in South Tdad

Source: Newsday A “tornado” ripped through Rousillac, Dow Village in Orpouche and environs yesterday afternoon causing thousands of dollars in damage to at least 12 houses. Link: Freak storm damages homes in South Tdad

Haleema’s relatives continue to raise funds privately

Source: Newsday DESPITE the Children’s Life Fund Authority’s (CFLA) denial of funding for Haleema Mohammed’s bone marrow transplant, her parents are continuing with their fund-raising efforts to ensure that her surgery takes place on September 4. Link: Haleema’s relatives continue to raise funds privately

Tropical Storm Harvey forms

Source: Newsday BARBADOS, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Martinique were yesterday placed under Tropical Storm warning while Dominica was under a storm watch as potential tropical cyclone nine was upgraded to Tropical Storm Harvey. Link: Tropical Storm Harvey forms

Woman in court for false rape report

Source: Newsday A WOMAN yesterday appeared in court charged with making a false report to the police that she was raped by a man on Tuesday. Link: Woman in court for false rape report

Walmart’s online sales soar as it seeks to catch Amazon

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, August 18, 2017New York The world’s largest retailer said Thursday that online sales soared 60 percent in the past three months as people shopped more at Walmart.com, Jet.com and its other websites. Walmart had paid more than $3 billion for Jet last year, and since then picked up smaller…

Lewis still on

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Friday, August 18, 2017 Acting General Manager/Chief Executive Officer of the Port Authority of T&T (PATT), Charmaine Lewis, says she has not been suspended from her duties. In a release issued yesterday, Lewis, who is also an executive manager and a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants…

GML retrenches 31

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, August 18, 2017Guardian Media Ltd yesterday announced the retrenchment of 31 staff members, following a consultation process with BIGWU which started on May 3. In an official statement, Guardian Media’s management explained the staff reduction was necessary to make sure the company’s costs reflect the country’s new economic reality.…

Judiciary must deal with it

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Friday, August 18, 2017 Government has now turned back to the judiciary to resolve the issue of the 53 part-heard matters that were left in limbo by former magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar departure from the magistracy. The cases that were left hanging by the very judiciary will now be dealt…

Lewis still on duty at PATT

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Friday, August 18, 2017Acting General Manager/Chief Executive Officer of the Port Authority of T&T (PATT), Charmaine Lewis, says she has not been suspended from her duties. In a release issued yesterday, Lewis, who is also an executive manager and a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants of…

Cabinet okays $53.2m Golden Grove upgrade

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, August 18, 2017Cabinet has approved $53.6 million for upgrade works at the Golden Grove Remand Yard Prison in Arouca, including toilet facilities in the cells. This was revealed by National Security Minister Edmund Dillon at yesterday’s post-Cabinet media briefing at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s. The upgrade works will…

Cape results out today

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, August 18, 2017Education Minister Anthony Garcia says students performed better in this year’s Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (Cape), the results of which are expected to be released today. A total of 8,140 students sat the exams, of which 4,750 were female 3,390 male and Garcia said 95.06 per cent…

Great Race green light? TTPBA gets SSA helicopters, but no divers

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, August 18, 2017Even as the Minister of National Security Edmund Dillon seemed to have saved the 2017 edition of the T&T Great Race, and 49th overall by committing the support of Strategic Services Agency (SSA) – an arm of the Ministry of National Security – at yesterday’s post-Cabinet briefing,…

Sagicor jumps $0.30

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, August 18, 2017Overall market activity resulted from trading in 13 securities of which 3 advanced, 4 declined and 6 traded firm. Trading activity on the First Tier Market registered a volume of 208,163 shares crossing the floor of the Exchange valued at $3,238,370.62. National Enterprises was the volume leader…

‘Twister’ strikes Aripero

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kevon FelminePublished: Friday, August 18, 2017Roofs ripped off without warningkevon.felmine@guardian.co.tt With the crashing sound of her roof being ripped off and glass splinters piercing her skin, Alana Mayers rushed to cover her three-month-old daughter Anneisha as what she described as a “twister” swept through the community of Aripero yesterday. When the…

Moderate growth expected in 2017

Source: Trinidad Guardian region must pursue diversification, reduce debtRapheal John-LallPublished: Thursday, August 17, 2017ECLAC director:Though the economies of the Caribbean are still considered “emerging markets”, they can be segmented into two main categories. Firstly, there are the com­modity producers like T&T and Suriname and, secondly, there are the service-based econo­mies like Jamaica and Barbados.…

T&T economy needs less govt

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 17, 2017As a country, T&T has lived off the fat of government-fund­ed subsidies for much of our post-independence history. As well intentioned as many of these subsidies are, most are plainly unsustainable and underlie a fundamental disease in how T&T’s economy operates: the size of government as an…

Petrotrin and privatisation

Source: Trinidad Guardian Is this the right question? Published: Thursday, August 17, 2017Part IILast week we explored the idea of privatising Petrotrin and provided evidence, that privatisation improves profitability, commercial efficiency, capital investment and output. Argentina (YPF), Bolivia (YFPB) and Brazil (Petrobas) provide examples of this. We also saw that it is possible to…

Rise of global business services

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 17, 2017The GBS (global business services) model has risen in recent years to become a major component of financial transformation for business. Many organisations use GBS to improve their quality, lower costs and increase efficiency. This is a unique business function that currently employs over 750,000 finance professionals…

Sustainability, diversification integral to T&T’s future

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nadaleen SinghPublished: Thursday, August 17, 2017Former ministers share views at Lok Jack conferenceWith just a few weeks left until the presentation of the national budget for 2017/2018, two former ministers have shared their opinions and offered suggestions on varying aspects of the T&T economy. Former Minister in the Ministry of Finance…

Keeping business alive in the borough

Source: Trinidad Guardian New Arima Business Association head tackles traffic, crimeRhondor DowlatPublished: Thursday, August 17, 2017“Mom and Pop” businesses within the Arima borough may just have that slim chance of survival in this current economic downturn as the new president of the Arima Business Association (ABA), Reval Chattergoon, is currently on a “survival” drive…

Shell, bpTT dominate nation’s gas reserves

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 17, 2017Natural Gas Master Plan reveals…Two companies control more than three quarters of T&T’s proven natural gas reserves with bpTT accounting for 55 per cent of all the proven gas in the country. That fact was among the findings of the Natural Gas Master Plan which has been…

Creating social impact through IT

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 17, 2017Research related to gender occupational segregation suggests that women and men choose careers based on different criteria, making it more likely for women than men to be naturally drawn to careers that allow them to make a difference. In the US, the three most common professions for…

Three-nation effort to revise NAFTA begins

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 17, 2017Of all the trade deals he lambasted on the campaign trail as threats to American workers, President Donald Trump reserved particular scorn for one: The North American Free Trade Agreement. The NAFTA agreement with Mexico and Canada was “the worst trade deal in history,” candidate Trump declared.…

No $ for Haleema

Source: Newsday FIVE-year-old Haleema Mohammed who is ailing with Beta Thalassemia Major – a blood disorder, and who has been accepted by a hospital in India to undergo a bone marrow transplant, was yesterday denied funding by the Children’s Life Fund Authority (CLFA) . Link: No $ for Haleema

Card skimming on the increase

Source: Newsday POLICE yesterday reported an increase in the incidence of bank card skimming by an alarming 181 per cent in the last four years. Link: Card skimming on the increase

31 GML workers to get pink slips today

Source: Newsday Thirty-one employees of Guardian Media Limited (GML) are expected to receive retrenchment letters today as part of a restructuring exercise at the ANSA McAL Group of Companies (ANSA McAL) subsidiary. Link: 31 GML workers to get pink slips today

TT Met Service monitors disturbance east of Lesser Antilles

Source: Newsday THE Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service is closely monitoring a disturbance located approximately 1285 kilometres east of the Lesser Antilles and was moving westward at approximately 30 kilometres per hour. Link: TT Met Service monitors disturbance east of Lesser Antilles

UNC Youth: Govt failing on GATE means test

Source: Newsday TOO MUCH secrecy surrounds the means test for GATE and arouses distrust in the population, said the United National Congress (UNC) Youth Arm in a statement yesterday. Link: UNC Youth: Govt failing on GATE means test

Port authority investigates itself

Source: Newsday THE management evaluation committee stage of the procurement process in relation to the charter of two vessels to service the inter-island seabridge “may have been compromised” says the board of the Port Authority (PATT). Link: Port authority investigates itself

Young: Sandals plans finalised soon

Source: Trinidad Guardian Geisha KowlessarPublished: Wednesday, August 16, 2017The proposed plan for the construction of a Sandals resort in Tobago is expected to be finalised within a month and half. This as Government intends to inject more finances into this country’s tourism sector, as one avenue for boosting an already challenged economy. Making the…

Tobago and the MV Port of Spain

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, August 16, 2017It may well be that by the time this column goes to print there would have already been a number of letters of resignation/dismissal notices on several desks, both at the Ministry of Works and Transport and at the Port Authority. We may also speculate that the…

Exercise keeps you younger for longer

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 The decision to make your diet one that is low in sugar, low in toxins and that’s filled with high-fibre foods is one of the best decisions you can make as following such a diet is crucial for supporting your liver. Increasing the amounts of antioxidants and…

Full support for the fourth estate

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, August 16, 2017The media are referred to as the “fourth estate” to keep checks and balances on the other three estates. In early times, the three estates were the clergy, nobility and commoners. In contemporary time, they are referred to the executive, judiciary and the legislature. The fourth estate…

More retrenchment means more hardship

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 It seems to be a weekly pattern now. I speak of retrenchment or the non renewal of contracts in the public sector. This week we have over one hundred TDC workers receiving retrenchment letters. And it seems to be no big thing by those who are doing…

A Mouttet sea bridge probe

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, August 16, 2017The Prime Minister’s appointment of a “sole investigator” into the circumstances surrounding the procurement of the Cabo Star, the Ocean Flower II and the charter party agreements for both vessels, is welcome and overdue. That the sole investigator has been named as Christian Mouttet is noteworthy. Mouttet,…

Congrats but no over-indulgence, please

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, August 16, 2017Heartiest congratulations and highest commendations are in order for our 4×400 quartet of Jarrin Solomon, Jereem Richards, Machel Cedenio and Lalonde Gordon for winning gold at the World Championships in London. They have brought great pride and joy to our land. And they should be rewarded, but…

Find your village

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, August 16, 2017I remember a time, not too long ago, when I caught myself thinking that a particular mother was somewhat delinquent because I’d never seen her drop or pick up her kids. Her parents did all the driving around and some days she even had close friends sit…

PORT CEO SUSPENDED

Source: Newsday THE Port Authority has suspended chief executive officer and general manager Leon Grant, even as Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday appointed businessman Christian Mouttet as the sole investigator of the procurement of two vessels for the Tobago seabridge from Canadian operator Bridgeman’s Services Group (BSG). Link: PORT CEO SUSPENDED

Wife pleads for detained Nigerian husband

Source: Newsday “My family suffers today because our breadwinner and protector is incarcerated”, wrote Paula Nicole Haddaway, wife of Nigerian national, Time Hunter Okoedo Kings, who has been imprisoned for a combined period of more than four years, in an open letter to Minister of National Security, Edmund Dillon. Link: Wife pleads for

Mom: Alliyah asked me about heaven

Source: Newsday HUNDREDS packed the St Mary’s Open Bible Church in Moruga to bid farewell to fire victims 40-year-old Nolene Nisha Gopaul and her eight year-old niece Alliyah Hope Primus. The Gopaul family chose a single coffin to carry the remains of the two burnt bodies. Link: Mom: Alliyah asked me about heaven

Five students get Cuban medical scholarships

Source: Newsday FIVE STUDENTS, who have applied to study in the field of medicine and health technology, have been awarded Cuban scholarships to pursue their studies for the next five to seven years. Link: Five students get Cuban medical scholarships

BIGWU denies reports of agreement on GML cuts

Source: Newsday THE BANKING, Insurance and General Workers Union (BIGWU) says while an agreement has been reached with management of Guardian Media Limited (GML) on the use of last in, first out, for planned job cuts at the company, no agreement has been reached on any workers to be sent home. Link: BIGWU

Young defends ferry investigator

Source: Newsday ACTING Attorney General Stuart Young yesterday defended the choice of former TT Chamber of Industry and Commerce president Christian Mouttet as sole investigator into the procurement of the Ocean Flower II and the Cabo Star for the domestic seabridge. Mouttet’s appointment was announced in a statement issued yesterday by the… Link:

Campbell shatters Individual Pursuit record

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, August 14, 2017Cyclist Tineil Campbell set a new national record in the Individual Pursuit on Sunday, the final day of the National Cycling Championship, at the National Cycling Centre (NCC) in Balmain Couva. The lanky Rigtech Sonics rider produced a lightning quick time of three minutes, 55.449 seconds time…

All Pro League matches suspended

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, August 14, 2017All Pro League matches have been suspended, including the San Juan Jabloteh vs Central FC fixture originally carded for today at the Barataria Oval, until September 8, 2017. This has become necessary to assist the T&T senior men’s national football team’s preparations for the upcoming Jamaica friendly…

Transport & Cleaning closes in on PoS football title

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, August 14, 2017Transport & Cleaning moved to within a win of claiming the 2017 Port-of-Spain Corporation Inter-Department Football Tournament League title after opponents St James Medical failed to show for their Round Six match on Wednesday. With the default win (3-0) at Nelson Mandela Park (Formerly King George V…

‘Quest’ is on a mission, third time lucky

Source: Trinidad Guardian Jeffrey RossPublished: Monday, August 14, 2017The Jeffrey Ross Racing Special Livingstones Quest ticks enough boxes to justify a punt in the six-runner Novice Stakes over seven furlongs of ‘soft’ ground Ffos Las today; this twice-raced Rod Millman-trained Showcasing colt is ‘best-in’ on my time-handicap judged on his close second to Fighting…

Powell says Derbyshire outing positive for batters

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, August 14, 2017DERBY, England West Indies batted outstandingly in the game, declaring in both innings for 427 for three and 327 for six respectively. They also bowled well to bundle out the hosts for 181 in their first innings. Powell, one of four batsmen to score hundreds in the…

Stars fall to Amazon Warriors

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, August 14, 2017An assured team performance from the Guyana Amazon Warriors produced a six-wicket victory against St Lucia Stars in Match 12 of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). After pulling the Stars back from 91 for 2 to 152 for 8, a calm cameo from Gajanand Singh…

T&T U-17 Women prepare for Concacaf qualifiers

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, August 14, 2017T&T’s Under-17 Women’s team is into the final days of preparation for the Concacaf Under-17 World Cup qualifying tournament which takes place at the Ato Boldon Stadium from August 23-27th. The squad is currently training up to four days per week under head coach Jamaal Shabazz. T&T…

T&T stays alive in Junior Carebaco Team competition

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Monday, August 14, 2017Host T&T stayed in contention for a semifinal spot in the Junior Team competition at the Caribbean Regional Badminton Championship hosted by the T&T Badminton Association after a 3-1 defeat of Suriname to end with a 1-1 Pool A record Following a 1-4 loss to favourites…

Richards calls for more support for track & field

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, August 14, 2017Double medallist at the just concluded IAAF World Championships has called on the public to come out in support of local track and field in the future. His call came at a welcome reception at the VIP Lounge of the Piarco International Airport yesterday held to honour…

Arielle —A lioness in song

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, August 14, 2017Cutting an elegant picture on stage, in flaming red, Cowie was the toast of the night when the International Steelband Foundation staged Big 5: The Sensational Steelband Concert on July 22 at the Queen’s Park Savannah. Holy Name Convent graduate Arielle Cowie wowed the capacity-filled venue with…

T&T Film Festival announces strong line-up

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, August 14, 2017A strong line-up of critically acclaimed, award-winning Caribbean films will screen at this year’s Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (TTFF), to be held from September 19 to 26, at MovieTowne Port-of-Spain, San Fernando and Tobago, as well as at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine.…

Williams in good form after Honduran pre-season

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, August 14, 2017National Senior Team goalkeeper Jan Michael Williams has described his first month in Honduras a learning curve as both he and defender Daneil Cyrus seek to establish themselves as regular starters for Juticalpa FC. The T&T duo arrived at the club around similar times in July, heading…

Paul lights up cycling centre

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, August 14, 2017Nicholas Paul of Breakway Cycling Club gave a boisterous crowd plenty to cheer about at the National Cycling Centre in Balmain, Couva, after he captured the match sprint title at the Elite and Under-23 National Track Cycling Championships on Saturday night. Earlier in the morning, Paul, the…

Latapy’s U-15s lose

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, August 14, 2017T&T’s Under-15 boys team went under 4-0 to Costa Rica in their opening Group B encounter at the Concacaf Under 15 Championship played at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, yesterday. T&T conceded goals in the 14th, 44th, 49th and 61st minutes of the 70-minute match. The United…

Windies warm-up drawn

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, August 14, 2017English country team Derbyshire held on for a draw versus the West Indies on the final day of their day/night three-day tour game at Derbyshire County Ground yesterday. For the second time in the match, the West Indies team, captained by Jason Holder, made a declaration following…

Narine blitz lifts TKR over Tridents

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, August 14, 2017A maiden Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) fifty for Sunil Narine guided the Trinbago Knight Riders to a two-wicket victory against Barbados Tridents in Match 11 of the this year’s tournament. Narine’s career highest score of 79 was aided by some good fortune, dropped three times during…

The ‘Girl’ can help us!

Source: Trinidad Guardian Jeffrey RossPublished: Monday, August 14, 2017‘Hello’ just noticed the ‘Girl’ has been switched to Wolverhampton tonight for a winnable Novice Auction Stakes over six furlongs of Tapeta which, along with Newcastle, continues to be popular with trainers and jockeys; both trainer, Dean Ivory, and jockey, Robert Winston, have been wholesome in…

Gayle comes calling

Source: Trinidad Guardian Vinode MamchanPublished: Monday, August 14, 2017Tonight the Queen’s Park Oval is expected to be packed to capacity when the self-dubbed ‘World Boss’, Chris Gayle and his St Kitts and Nevis Patriots come to do battle with the champion Dwayne Bravo and the league-leading Trinbago Knight Rider (TKR). The Trinbago Knight Riders…

GOLDEN RUN

Source: Newsday TRINIDAD and Tobago men’s 4×400-metre relay team saved the best for last yesterday as they captured gold in the final event, at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, England. Link: GOLDEN RUN

TDC set to close today

Source: Newsday THE Tourism Development Company (TDC) is set to close its doors today with remaining workers, who are under the Communications Workers’ Union (CWU), given their termination notices. Even as the CWU continues struggles to save jobs at the company, Government has simply gone ahead and incorporated the TDC’s replacement, the… Link:

1 coffin for 2 fire victims

Source: Newsday LITTLE Alliyah Primus, eight, and her aunt Nolene ‘Neisha’ Gopaul, 40, who both perished in a fire which destroyed their Moruga home last Friday, will be buried in the same coffin tomorrow following a funeral service. The girl and her aunt shared a close bond in life and relatives thought… Link:

TT salutes gold-winning quartet

Source: Newsday THE TT men’s relay team was praised yesterday by both Minister of Sport Darryl Smith and Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) President Brian Lewis after their spectacular showing in the last race of the IAAF 2017 World Championships yesterday in London. Link: TT salutes gold-winning quartet

Relief for Macoya Market

Source: Newsday MINISTER Clarence Rambharat on Friday turned the sod for a $4.5 million car park at the Norris Deonarine Wholesale Market, Macoya, that may well improve the lives of vendors who depend on this facility to make a living, and also the residents. Link: Relief for Macoya Market

Hinds: Govt has not abandoned youth, black people

Source: Newsday LAVENTILLE West MP Fitzgerald Hinds said he rejects claims that Government was not doing anything for young people and black people. Link: Hinds: Govt has not abandoned youth, black people

T&T wins gold in 4 x 400m relay

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, August 13, 2017T&T’s men’s 4×400 metres relay team  has won gold at the 4×400 metres relay final today at the 2017 IAAF World Championship at the Olympic Stadium in London, England. The race took place at 4.15 pm. Collectively, the team of Renny Quow, Jareem Richards, Machel Cedenio and Lalonde Gordon…

Sunday 13th August, 2017 Business

Source: Trinidad Guardian BGPublished: Sunday, August 13, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=154864#folio=58 Link: Sunday 13th August, 2017 Business

ALLEYNE: Terrence

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 12, 2017ALLEYNE: Terrence of 8 Cravat St, Trincity died on Sunday 6th August, 2017. He was the son of Albert and Yvonne Alleyne. He was the father of Danielle, Nakita, Sowande, Aaron, Afi, Shania, Jafari, Al Janee and Zion Alleyne also the grandfather of Christian, Garvin and Zoe.…

EVELYN, Ruth Aileen

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 12, 2017EVELYN, Ruth Aileen née Butcher died peacefully in the Lord at the Lodge Nursing Home- Tuesday 8th August, 2017-age 91yrs. She was the daughter of Thomas and Iris Butcher (both dec.) of St.Lucia. Sister of Leome Martin, Leida (dec.), Leonard (dec.), Winnifred, Lindberg and Myrle Butcher. Widow…

KIRTON, MAURICE WILFRED

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 12, 2017KIRTON, MAURICE WILFRED, Retired Hospital Supplies Officer of #126 Eighth Street, Barataria passed away onSaturday 5th August, 2017 atthe Port-of-Spain General Hospital. He was the son of the late Elton and Daisy Kirton. Husband of Charlotte Taitt-Kirton. Father of Mauricia Kirton-Campbell and Roxanne Kirton. Father-in-law of Ajamo…

LEACOCK: Leon Lennox

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 12, 2017LEACOCK: Leon Lennox departed this life on Monday 7th August 2017. He will be lovingly remembered as the sonof the late Maude Hamiltonand Leopold Leacock. Husband of the late Jocelyn Leacock. Father of Lorraine Leacock, Cheryl Leacock- Newalloand Tonia Leacock- Gooding.Grandfather of Mariessa, Chantal, Matthew, Joshua,Luke, Nicholas,…

ATTERSON, MEYGAN Loretta

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, August 13, 2017ATTERSON, MEYGAN Loretta. Daughter of Cyril & Ella Quash (dec.). Wife of Charles Patterson (dec.). Mother of Michael & Dave. Grandmother of Christian, Jean Charles &Shane. Mother-in-law of Allison & Lou Anna. Sister of Phyllis & Irma (both dec.), Jean Seignoret & Geral Quash. Sister-in-law of Earl,…

SEATON, Olga

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, August 13, 2017SEATON, Olga died 5th August,2017 at her residence #5 Stewart Lane, Belle Eau Road, Belmont. Wife of the late Edwin Seaton. Daughter of the late Josephine Weston. Mother of Edgar (Kenrick), Daniel, Bernice (Webster), Dennis, Althea Isom (USA), Everald, Norris, Yvette (USA), Antoinette (Clarke), Stephen (Canada). Adopted…

Myths Money

Source: Trinidad Guardian Things People Say About Money That Just Aren’t TruePublished: Saturday, August 12, 2017Many “sayings” have been developed around money that do more harm than good and make it much harder for people to achieve their financial goals. Just because a belief is popular and widespread, doesn’t mean it’s true. Here are…

THE MANY FACES OF COVERGIRL

Source: Trinidad Guardian DIFFERENT LOOKSPublished: Saturday, August 12, 2017Cover GirlIt’s really that Easy Breezy Beautiful with CoverGirl to match every type of face and look you’re going for. There is a wide range of formulas and shades to best match one’s skin type and skin pigment. Here are two top trendy looks to go…

Student nurses in pain

Source: Newsday FOR University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) nursing student and single mother Adeola Ogunsheye it has been a rough couple of years. She had left her job to study nursing because it is a full time programme. Her fiancé died when she was in the third year of her studies… Link:

Mrs Rowley hails Spices Curry Festival

Source: Newsday Dignitaries were amongst the crowd of curry fanatics who came out in their numbers yesterday to celebrate the first ever Spices Curry Festival on the Chaguaramas Boardwalk. Link: Mrs Rowley hails Spices Curry Festival

Rowley calls meeting on seabridge

Source: Newsday Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, currently on private business in Barbados, will meet next Monday with the main stakeholders in Tobago to address the Government’s “unsuccessful attempt” to find a replacement passenger ferry to service the sea bridge between Trinidad and Tobago. Link: Rowley calls meeting on seabridge

‘One per cent’ boycott will hurt workers

Source: Newsday LABOUR Minister Jennifer Baptiste-Primus yesterday said the threat by trade unions of a boycott of businesses owned by the one per cent of the population could end up hurting workers and put hundreds on the breadline . Link: ‘One per cent’ boycott will hurt workers

Arima J’Ouvert buss but Chinese come out to play

Source: Newsday Arima Borough Day celebrations continued yesterday morning with a mere three J’Ouvert bands parading around the Arima Savannah. Link: Arima J’Ouvert buss but Chinese come out to play

Ocean Flower not seaworthy

Source: Newsday Government acquired the Ocean Flower II “cat in bag” for the Tobago seabridge without proper inspection of its seaworthiness. Link: Ocean Flower not seaworthy

Boy, 12, beaten in restaurant toilet Cops arrest relative

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Sunday, August 13, 2017Customers at a fast food outlet in Curepe were left in shock and disappointment yesterday, after the staff and security officer’s failure to assist a 12-year-old boy who was being severely physically abused by a female relative in the restaurant’s washroom. Despite the desperate pleas of…

Wozniacki, Federer reach Rogers Cup finals

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, August 13, 2017Caroline Wozniacki has advanced to the Rogers Cup final with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Sloane Stephens. The sixth-seeded Wozniacki eliminated Stephens in a tidy 83 minutes at Aviva Centre on Saturday. She will play defending champion and second seed Simona Halep of Romania or fifth-seeded Elina…

UNC: Govt incapable of leading T&T

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, August 13, 2017United National Congress (UNC) PRO Anita Haynes yesterday described the Government as incapable of leading the country and criticised Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s decision to go on vacation at time when the latest sea bridge fiasco was troubling citizens. The PM is on vacation in Barbados…

Relative to be charged with manslaughter

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, August 13, 2017Toddler’s drowningJoel Julien A 35-year-old male relative of three-year-old Messi Gorkin is to be charged for the toddler’s death. The relative is to be charged with manslaughter, a release from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) said yesterday. On July 17, Gorkin’s body washed ashore after…

Walcott 7th; sprint relay teams disappointed

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, August 13, 2017Andre E Baptiste From London, England T&T’s second Olympic games gold medallist Keshorn Walcott finished seventh from a field of 13 medal contenders in the men’s javelin event. With a best throw of 84.48 metres, nothing close to his 86.01 qualifying distance achieved on Thursday, he left…

Car ploughs into crowd at white nationalist rallyOne dead, 26 hurt

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, August 13, 2017CHARLOTTESVILLE— Matt Korbon, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student, said several hundred counter-protesters were marching when “suddenly there was just this tyre screeching sound.” A silver Dodge Challenger smashed into another car, then backed up, barrelling through “a sea of people.” The impact hurled people into the…

Bolt ends career with injury; Farah loses, too

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, August 13, 2017Usain Bolt ended his stellar career in excruciating pain. The Jamaican great crumpled to the track with a left-leg injury as he was chasing a final gold medal for the Jamaican 4×100-meter relay team yesterday at the world championships. Having to make up lots of ground on…

MotoGP champion impresses in Austria trials

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, August 13, 2017Austria—Defending MotoGP champion Marc Marquez took pole position for the Austrian GP yesterday, sharing the front row with Ducati riders Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo. Honda rider Marquez, who was unhurt when he slid off his bike in the final practice session earlier, timed 1 minute, 23.235…

Man shot during bar brawl

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, August 13, 2017KEVON FELMINE kevon.felmine@guardian.co.tt A 27-year-old La Romaine man remains warded in a serious condition at hospital after he was shot during a bar brawl yesterday morning. According to police reports, around 12.10 am Jahdi Williams and his friend Rydel Ramoutar were liming at the Turning Peak Restaurant…

Full Circle AnimationBorderless business in T

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, August 13, 2017Kalifa Clyne kalifa.clyne@guardian.co.tt Jason Lindsay, co-owner of Full Circle Animation studio, studied economics and is a development finance expert who spent years working on developing new businesses in this country’s diversification drive. An artist, he was not. Animator? Not so much. However, when animator and head of…

MURDER AT HOUSE OF GOD

Source: Newsday A SCHOOLBOY who was sent by his mother to sell vegetables in front of the Bethel ‘The House of God’ church in Freeport on Thursday, was found yesterday morning floating in a ravine at the back of the church. Police believe he was bludgeoned to death but will await the… Link:

Rowley ‘sorry’ for Tobagonians

Source: Newsday PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley is appealing to those assigned to procure a passenger vessel for the seabridge to redouble their efforts to bring relief to citizens who rely on the inter island service following the cancellation of the Ocean Flower 2 contract. Link: Rowley ‘sorry’ for Tobagonians

‘We’ll do what we know best’

Source: Newsday CHAIRMAN of ANSA McAl Anthony Norman Sabga, in response to trade unionist Ancel Roget’s call for the nation to boycott businesses owned by the top one percent in society, says management of the ANSA business empire will focus on management and growth of the group. Link: ‘We’ll do what we know

Alexandrov: Our forensic pathology systems outdated

Source: Newsday FORENSIC pathologist Dr Valery Alexandrov, speaking at a Caribbean Youth Science Forum at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus on Thursday, said this country’s approach to forensic pathology is outdated. Link: Alexandrov: Our forensic pathology systems outdated

AG must investigate

Source: Newsday OPPOSITION Senator Gerald Ramdeen yesterday that the reason why the Ocean Flower II’s contract was terminated was because the vessel was defective. Link: AG must investigate

Girl, 8, aunt, 40, perish in fire

Source: Newsday TWO weeks after a Moruga family hosted a thanksgiving service to celebrate the life of eight-year-old Alliyah Primus, she and her aunt Nolene ‘Neisha’ Gopaul, 40, perished yesterday in a fire which destroyed their home in Moruga which also left 13 people homeless. Link: Girl, 8, aunt, 40, perish in fire

Cabrera levels allegations against employers

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 12, 2017President of the Banking, Insurance and General Workers Union (BIGWU) Vincent Cabrera has raised questions about the number of retrenchments currently taking place in T&T, while also leveling allegations against a number of local organizations. Speaking yesterday at a press conference hosted at the Union’s head office…

NCB adds $0.05

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 12, 2017Overall market activity resulted from trading in 13 securities of which 3 advanced, 0 declined and 10 traded firm. Trading activity on the First Tier Market registered a volume of 418,861 shares crossing the floor of the Exchange valued at $2,337,189.45. Scotia Investments Jamaica was the volume…

Bridgeman’s offers alternative sea bridge deal

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 12, 2017SHALIZA HASSANALI Vice president of Canadian-based ferry service provider Bridgeman’s Services Group LP Andrew Purdey yesterday objected to the Port Authority of T&T’s (PATT) termination of the Ocean Flower II’s one-year contract. Despte this, Purdey says his company is now considering its options on how to move…

No bail for Chinese national charged with bribing cop

Source: Trinidad Guardian Sharlene RampersadPublished: Saturday, August 12, 2017Chinese national Lu Wuying was remanded into custody yesterday, after being charged with attempting to bribe a police officer in Princes Town last week. Wuying was arrested on August 2 at the Joy Xin Supermarket where she worked as a cashier. According to the charge, she…

Operations ‘shut down’

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 12, 2017PNM wants Glen out Siparia Corporation againSHARLENE RAMPERSAD sharlene.rampersad@guardian.co.tt People’s National Movement councillors and aldermen at the Siparia Regional Corporation are once again calling on chairman Dr Glen Ramadharsingh to step down. This latest squabble in the corporation comes after the United National Congress councillors brought a…

No bail for Chinesenational chargedwith bribing cop

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 12, 2017SHARLENE RAMPERSAD Chinese national Lu Wuying was remanded into custody yesterday, after being charged with attempting to bribe a police officer in Princes Town last week. Wuying was arrested on August 2 at the Joy Xin Supermarket where she worked as a cashier. According to the charge,…

Man shot dead in Tunapuna, dragged by killers

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 12, 2017A man was shot dead along Tunapuna Road yesterday taking the number of people killed for the year to 295. According to reports, around 4.30 pm residents of Cornelius Street, Tunapuna heard six gunshots and then the screeching sound of a car speeding off. Police said after…

Trump weighs military response to Venezuela

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 12, 2017WASHINGTON Trump told reporters at his New Jersey golf course yesterday that he’s “not going to rule out” a military option.” He added that it’s “certainly something that we could pursue.” Trump has been blasting Maduro’s moves to consolidate power, describing him as a “dictator.” The Trump…

Woman, child killed in Moruga house fire

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, August 11, 2017A woman and an eight-year-old girl perished in a house fire at Moruga early this morning.   Nisha Gopaul, 40 and Aaliyah Primus were among 12 people living in a wooden house at Fifth Company, St Mary’s Village. The fire broke out shortly after 2 am. Photo:…

Friday 11th August, 2017 Tobago

Source: Trinidad Guardian TobagoPublished: Friday, August 11, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=154854#folio=54 Link: Friday 11th August, 2017 Tobago

‘Money and common sense worlds apart’

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, August 11, 2017Whether we are debating security, education, infrastruc­ture, health care or agriculture, money is a major factor in de­liberations. T&T’s development and sustainability depends on our ability to raise income. It is with this in mind that I am confused by the approach to many money matters. Imagine…

THE WEALTHY ONE PER CENT

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, August 11, 2017The economy of T&T is in a precarious position, in a recession, caused by the drastic fall in prices of its petro­leum exports and the reductions in production of oil and gas. From the advice of many experts this re­cession will be long lasting, hence diversification and…

Probe Ocean Flower fiasco now

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, August 11, 2017After several more stake­holders broke their silence on the Port Authority of T&T’s (PATT) decision to cancel the contract of the Ocean Flower II, what was promised to have been a smooth transition on the sea bridge service now seems to have turned into an utter fiasco.…

GML reports after tax loss

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, August 11, 2017Guardian Media Ltd (GML) has reported an after tax loss of $267,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2017 according to its pub­lished financial results. Peter Clarke, in his first chairman’s statement accompanying the finan­cial report stated that the company was reaching another key stage in…

National Energy recovers US$3.56m

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, August 11, 2017On August 3, 2017 the National Ener­gy Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (NEC) recovered US$3,562,566.62 which was part of an illegal wire transfer to Dubai in September, 2011. According to a media release yesterday from Energy Minister, Franklin Khan, the recovery was achieved through the assis­tance of…

ANSA McAL appoints new CEO

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, August 11, 2017 Andrew Sabga has been ap­pointed as the new chief ex­ecutive officer of the ANSA McAL group of companies. The announcement was made yesterday by group chairman Norman Sabga at the presentation of the group’s half-year results held at its head office at the Tatil Building, Port-of-Spain. “I…

DON’T FIRE ME

Source: Newsday SUSPENDED from work without pay, thrown out of her apartment home by her landlord, the 37-year-old pregnant SRP at the centre of a controversy regarding inappropriate photos uploaded to social media, yesterday pleaded with president of the Police Social Welfare Association Inspector Michael Seales to assist her in not being… Link:

Let police probe

Source: Newsday IF THE police feel the process to select Bridgemans Services Group to provide cargo and passenger services for the seabridge was mismanaged and corrupt, they should conduct a full-scale investigation, Minister of Works and Transport Rohan Sinanan said yesterday. “I would be willing and I am sure the Port Authority… Link:

Three murder accused enraged

Source: Newsday TEMPERS flared in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Eighth Court yesterday as three men, charged with a murder in 2010, expressed rage and dissatisfaction with a decision to restart their case. Link: Three murder accused enraged

Malcolm Jones laid to rest

Source: Newsday MALCOLM Jones was described as a man who surmounted poverty to become a “petroleum giant’ and whose achievements helped shape the local energy sector. Jones, the former executive chairman of state owned oil company Petrotrin was accorded a regal funeral yesterday as a host of past and present government ministers… Link:

New info in Asami’s murder

Source: Newsday A YEAR after Japanese pannist Asami Nagakiya was murdered and her body dumped under a tree at the Queen’s Park Savannah opposite Queen’s Royal College, new information on the case was revealed publicly for the first time yesterday by the pathologist who conducted an autopsy on the woman. Link: New info

Customs ordered to pass US$2M to State

Source: Newsday US$2 MILLION seized in a container at the Point Lisas Port during a joint police and Customs exercise last November, has been ordered forfeited to the state. Link: Customs ordered to pass USM to State

Saving with sustainability reporting

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 10, 2017In the current challenging economic environment in T&T when businesses are looking to lower costs, some decision makers may question the need to expend resources on what they perceive as glitzy reporting meant for blue chip corporations in developed countries, not us in sweet T&T. The answer…

Expanding in a recession

Source: Trinidad Guardian International shoe franchise opens in C3 CentreRapheal John-LallPublished: Thursday, August 10, 2017When economies are going through a recession, people usually expect long unemployment lines, businesses that close down or reduce staff and a halt in new investments. Yet, T&T has seen expansion in the retail and entertainment sectors over the last…

Malcolm Jones passes on

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 10, 2017Farewell to an industry titanLast week the country lost one of its distinguished sons as former chairman of Petrotrin and former president of the National Gas Company Malcolm Jones died at the Augustus Long Hospital. Jones’ illustrious career in the energy industry spanned almost 50 years. He…

Fast food, slow demise

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 10, 2017A doubles and a red soft drink. A two-piece with fries. Not to be left out as well would be the variety of burgers, sandwiches, oriental cuisine, gyros and tasty deserts that come in all shapes, sizes and combinations. The reality is: while as a nation we…

About that one per cent

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 10, 2017As the voice of the trade union movement grows louder in T&T, its rhetoric becomes more absurd. Last Friday’s call by president of the Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) Ancel Roget for a boycott of over 100 businesses owned by the “one per cent” is the latest…

A global sensation

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nadaleen SinghPublished: Thursday, August 10, 2017T&T Fine Cocoa Company:The cocoa industry in T&T is blossoming, and the T&T Fine Cocoa Company (TTFCC) is one of many players that wants to contribute to the sector’s expansion. The company was awarded two Silver Awards’ by the London-based Academy of Chocolate (AoC). The international…

Natural Gas Master Plan considers future of NGC

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 10, 2017Should the National Gas Company (NGC) be made to sell its upstream assets? Should the NGC stop being an aggregator for the upstream and downstream sectors? Poten and Partners, the company hired by the government to produce the plan has identified five options to consider. The consultants…

BRING POLICE

Source: Newsday OPPOSITION Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is calling on police to investigate the circumstances surrounding Government’s procurement of and subsequent cancellation of the contract for the lease of the Ocean Flower II, a passenger vessel that was to ply the seabridge. Link: BRING POLICE

Help save my child’s l

Source: Newsday THE PARENTS of a five-yearold girl are pleading to the public for assistance to raise funds to send her to India for potentially life-saving surgery. Haleema Mohammed, the last of three children for Hamil and Kristal Mohammed of Mohess Road, Debe, was diagnosed with beta thalassaemia, a blood disorder that… Link:

Griffith: Immigrants should be regularised

Source: Newsday FORMER National Security Gary Griffith yesterday said immigrants should be given a sixmonths window to secure jobs as this is a better way for the current minister to handle the situation. Link: Griffith: Immigrants should be regularised

SRP sent on leave

Source: Newsday THE Special Reserve Police constable at the centre of a controversy following the online leak of explicit photos last Sunday, has been suspended with full pay, pending the outcome of an investigation. Link: SRP sent on leave

Social media bashes text’s holiday omission

Source: Newsday Social-media discussions were set ablaze Tuesday night following news that a Social Studies textbook, published by a local author, did not include any details on Emancipation Day or Indian Arrival Day but had information on Halloween and World Water Day. Link: Social media bashes text’s holiday omission

NEC recovers US$3.5M

Source: Newsday AN ILLEGAL wire transfer of US$3,562,566.62 to a Dubai bank was recovered by the National Energy Corporation (NEC) on August 3. The money formed part of a larger illegal wire transfer from the NEC’s US account at First Citizens Bank in September 2011. Link: NEC recovers US.5M

Let’s start a ‘99% Movement’

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, August 9, 2017In America, the wealthiest income groups are the Asians and the Jews. They have amassed their wealth by supporting each other and circulating the income they generate within their communities. They buy from shops owned by members of their community and use the services provided by members…

Uber can provide an alternative

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, August 9, 2017I have said from the start that Uber can be used for the betterment of the economy. After reading the story of the granny that was robbed in a PH taxi, I say it again. The government can work with Uber in order to decrease these incidents.…

Volleyball, Football, or Basketball…Where’s Waldo?

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gyasi MerriquePublished: Thursday, August 10, 2017With the ever increasing commercialisation of sport, examples of athletes who transcend realms and participate in more than one discipline, at a high level have become few and far in between. This is more of a phenomenon at the amateur level, and is very common here…

Calypso Stickmen tangle with Argentina in semis

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Thursday, August 10, 2017T&T “Calypso Stickmen” will go into their clash with pre-tournament favourites and Olympic champions Argentina as heavy underdogs in the first of two main draw semifinals at the 2017 Pan American Cup Men’s Championship at USA Field Hockey Sports, Spooky Nook, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA from 5pm…

T&T U-15s draw with Tampa Bay United 1-1

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 10, 2017T&T Under-15 boys football team opened their campaign in Florida, USA, with a 1-1 draw against Tampa Bay United’s Under-17s in a warm-up match at IMG Academy in Bradenton, yesterday morning. The T&T team arrived on Monday or a live-in training camp ahead of its opening match…

Corneal appointed T&TFA TD

Source: Trinidad Guardian …as Isa now football directorPublished: Thursday, August 10, 2017Former Soca Warriors coach, Anton Corneal has been appointed T&T Football Association technical director on a two-year deal with an option to an extension. Corneal, who served as an assistant coach to Dutchman Leo Beenhakker at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany…

No surprises, no upsets atleast not yet!

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 10, 2017At the time of writing this article all the CPL teams have played two games each and the results have gone as was expected with the only real upset being the two victories recorded by the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots (SNP) over the Guyana Amazon Warriors.…

Phillip, Paul head Track Cycling Championships field

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 10, 2017Top T&T senior cyclist Njisane Phillip of Rigtech Sonics and Nicholas Paul of Breakaway will be the headline entrants when the 2017 Elite & Under-23 National Track Cycling Championships pedals off at the National Cycling Centre, Balmain, Couva from today until Sunday August 14. The five-day event…

‘Red’ looks a ‘Fabulous’ prospect!

Source: Trinidad Guardian Jeffrey RossPublished: Thursday, August 10, 2017Fabulous Red is advantaged by two significant allowances from ‘top-weight’ Ingenuity in a fourteen-runner 2-y-o Auction Stakes over six furlongs of Newcastle tapeta today, one of only two meetings where sensible bettors will want to play; alternatives are ‘guessing games’ on three other saturated turf courses,…

In-form Blackwood eager to get going in Test series

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 10, 2017CANTERBURY, England—With two half-centuries in four innings on tour, in-form stroke-maker Jermaine Blackwood says he feels in great touch as he gears up for the opening Test against England later this month. The right-hander struck exactly 50 on Sunday’s opening day of the three-tour match against Kent…

Njisane excited by Hartwell’s return

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 10, 2017Former T&T Cycling Federation (TTCF) high performance manager and coach, Erin Hartwell is set to return to the local cycling scene in a top-ranking position within the Sport Company of T&T (SPORTT) soon. Hartwell’s previous stint with the TTCF was terminated by SPORTT, six months into a…

GATE POLICE

Source: Newsday AN ARMY of investigating officers will be unleashed to probe individuals suspected of lying about their family income in the means-test for their Government Assistance with Tuition Expenses (GATE) application, Education Minister Anthony Garcia announced yesterday a news briefing at his Port of Spain office. Link: GATE POLICE

Increase in number of deportees

Source: Newsday A 45-YEAR-OLD male sex offender from this country was arrested in East Hampton, New York on July 29 by members of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Enforcement and Removal Operations. Link: Increase in number of deportees

Missing teen found murdered

Source: Newsday A CHASE Village teenager, who was reported missing since last Friday, was found dead yesterday in Chaguanas yesterday. Link: Missing teen found murdered

Double murder in Belmont

Source: Newsday HITMEN abducted a man whom they then used to lure another man from his home before shooting both of them dead during the early morning hours yesterday. Link: Double murder in Belmont

Autopsy today for Natalia

Source: Newsday RELATIVES of four-year-old Natalia Samuel, who drowned on Sunday during a family outing at Columbus Bay in Cedros, planned to host her funeral today before her father’s birthday tomorrow. But as an autopsy is set to for today, those plans cannot now materialise. Link: Autopsy today for Natalia

Tuesday 8th August, 2017 Job Hunter

Source: Trinidad Guardian 95.1Published: Tuesday, August 8, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=154779#folio=36 Link: Tuesday 8th August, 2017 Job Hunter

GONE IN A BLINK

Source: Newsday A CEDROS mother of four wept hysterically yesterday as she recalled the horror of losing her only daughter who, in the blink of an eye, was gone, drowned during a family outing at Columbus Bay in Cedros on Sunday. Natalia Samuel is the third child to drown within the past… Link:

Reyad is Dr Reporter

Source: Newsday WORLD renowned medical doctor turned journalist Sanjay Gupta is his role model, but Dr Reyad Hosein who started as a trainee reporter with Newsday yesterday, is not taking chances in changing careers. Link: Reyad is Dr Reporter

Pensioner drowns in Moruga

Source: Newsday FISHERMAN Raffick Kurban, 61, had a deep love for the sea, so much so that he spent most of his days at the beach fishing or swimming. Sadly, the fisherman did not know that Sunday evening would be his last time at the sea when he drowned while swimming at… Link:

Divisive

Source: Newsday THE American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) yesterday condemned as divisive, unfortunate and counter productive, the call by President of the Joint Trade Union Movement Ancel Roget for a boycott of businesses owned by the top one percent in society, during last Friday’s union march through the streets of Port of… Link:

ECA: No boycott will work

Source: Newsday THE Employers Consultative Association (ECA) yesterday said that last week’s call by Joint Trade Union Movement president Ancel Roget for consumers to boycott businesses owned by the so called “elitist one percent”, is not an effective solution, especially given TT’s harsh economic realities. Link: ECA: No boycott will work

Seales’ sedition charge dropped

Source: Newsday PRESIDENT of the Police Social Welfare Association (PSWA) Insp Michael Seales had a sedition charge against him dropped when the case came up for hearing yesterday in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court. Link: Seales’ sedition charge dropped

PEMBERTON MARY ALICE

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, August 7, 2017PEMBERTON MARY ALICE born 25th January 1914 to Tinu Leopold Assam and Cissin Damiana Estrada-Joseph died peacefully on August 5th 2017. Sister of thirteen brothers and sisters (all deceased). Wife of Kenneth Christopher Pemberton (deceased), (son of the late Rev.Canon James Pemberton). Mother of Gerard (Kathryn), Ian,…

JONES: MALCOLM A.

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, August 7, 2017JONES: MALCOLM A., CMG of 1B Mc Lelland Street, St.Joseph Village, San Fernando passed away on Friday 4th August, 2017 at the Augustus Long Hospital Petrotrin, Pointe-a-Pierre. Husband of Brenda Jones Son of the late Theresa Jones Father of Fay Blackburne, Marlon Jones, Dr. Mark Jones, Matthew…

CCC students embrace BPTT math incentive

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, August 7, 2017Fifteen determined young men and women attached to the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) are now proud graduates of the 2017 Annual BPTT Young Adult Math Experience, having embraced the often-dreaded subject during an intensive and inter-active training course, which covered fundamentals of mathematics. Drawn from communities throughout…

The sorry state of renewable energy

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, August 7, 2017Each speaker had a different perspective on the issues, but there was widespread agreement about several core issues. The biggest bear in the room was the cost of energy in T&T. Our energy is cheap, by far the lowest cost in the region and renewable energy initiatives…

Calypso Stickmen, Brazil in semis clash

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, August 7, 2017T&T’s Calypso Stickmen will face off with Brazil from 10 am today in a winner-take-all match for second spot in their pool and a main draw semifinal appearance at the 2017 Men’s Pan American Hockey Cup Tournament at the USA Field Hockey Sports, Spooky Nook, in Lancaster,…

Guaracara Tabaquite Main Road deplorable

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, August 8, 2017A community outreach meeting was held on August 2, 2017 at the Reform Community Center to address the concerns of residents within Reform and environs. A key concern was the deplorable condition of the Guaracara Tabaquite Main Road. The residents have indicated that they will not continue…

Roget has achieved his purpose

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, August 8, 2017Gary Aboud’s challenge to Ancel Roget’s threat of a boycott of the infamous “one per cent” is understandable but totally unrealistic. As a crusader for social justice of many years standing, Mr Aboud is fully familiar with the futility of trying to do the things that he…

CUT BACK ON LUXURY IMPORTS

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, August 8, 2017The IMF has commended the efforts of government of T&T in tackling the current fiscal challenges (re: reducing the gap between revenue and expenditure) but has indicated that more needs to be done. This must be juxtaposed, however, against the mass demonstration by JTUM, which was chiefly…

NOT SURPRISED BY THE STATEMENTS

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, August 8, 2017There is a quote that goes “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” The “one per cent” pronouncement, and all that goes with it, is Mr Roget genuinely expressing his deepest heartfelt feelings. But that does not surprise me for if we have been…

WELL SAID AND DONE, GARY!

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, August 8, 2017Bravo to you Gary Aboud. Well said and done! You are the only one to publicly stand up to the present day Massa and bully. Not a single word of protest from any one of our institutions particularly the Chambers of Commerce, manufacturers et al. They all…

Local film Green Days By the River opens T&T Film Festival

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, August 7, 2017Green Days by the River, a film adapta­tion of Michael Antho­ny’s classic 1967 novel of the same name, will open this year’s T&T Film Festival (ttff/17), with a red carpet gala and screening to be held at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA), on September…

Is Venezuela still a democracy?

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, August 7, 2017With all-powerful assembly…Venezuela has installed an all-powerful constituent assembly with the author­ity to rewrite the constitution, remove public officials and trump all branches of govern­ment, raising concerns about the health of democracy in the country. Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro fear it will solidly entrench his socialist…

Women vballers resume World FIVB prep today

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, August 7, 2017T&T senior women’s volleyball team will resume their prepara­tions for the Third Round of 2018 FIVB World Championship qual­ification, the 12-team Norceca Continental Championship today. This follows a week off from com­petition following their successful fifth straight title defense at the 16th Senior Caribbean Zonal Volleyball As­sociation…

Toussaint keeps Calypso Stickmen in semis hunt

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Monday, August 7, 2017T&T’s Australian-based cap­tain, Akim Toussaint scored the decisive item with three minutes left in the match as the “Calypso Stickmen” held off Mexico 3-2 for their win in Pool B of the Men’s Pan American Hockey Cup Tour­nament at the USA Field Hockey Sports, in Pennsylvania,…

Need for sport rewards and recognition policy

Source: Trinidad Guardian Anand RampersadPublished: Monday, August 7, 2017It is debatable whether or not athletes should be rewarded for their performances es­pecially if they have been benefitting from elite athletes funding which contributes to their training and re­lated activities such as housing and transpor­tation. Proponents posit that athletes are representing their country and are…

Digicel NBA Jump start camp jumps-off in T&T

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, August 7, 2017The NBA’s Utah Jazz’s Raul Neto and Minnesota Timberwolves’ assistant Coach Ed Pinckney made appearances at the start of the T&T leg of the 2017 Digicel NBA Jumpstart Basketball Camps at the Centre of Excellance, Mocoya, yesterday. In partnership with giant telecommunication pro­vider Digicel, the National Basketball…

Little time to correct mistakes

Source: Trinidad Guardian Alvin CornealPublished: Monday, August 7, 2017The eventual re­sult against Ecuador (3-1) was not as sta­tistically awful as it may appear, seeing that teams playing at home usually aim to show their opponents that their home advantage is often judged by a two goal strength in their favour. This especially after they ensure…

Patriots edge Amazon Warriors

Source: Trinidad Guardian Vinode MamchanPublished: Monday, August 7, 2017As the fans were settling down to enjoying a good drink on Sheriff Street in Georgetown, thinking that the Amazon Warriors were me­andering to victory in the Hero CPL, a spark of genius from Fabien Allen turned their Sunday afternoon upside down. The Warriors chasing 133…

TKR looks for another win

Source: Trinidad Guardian Vinode MamchanPublished: Monday, August 7, 2017On Friday night, they decimated the St. Lucia Stars at the Beausejour, to­night they host the same team at home, at the Queen’s Park Oval and the Trin­bago Knight Riders will be looking for another great performance. The Stars were defeated by nine wickets in the…

CRUSHED ON TOW TRUCK

Source: Newsday The owner of a wrecking service was killed in a tragic accident while trying to help the owner of a vehicle who stopped on the shoulder of the northbound lane of the Uriah Butler Highway, in the vicinity of the Charlieville Masjid yesterday afternoon. Link: CRUSHED ON TOW TRUCK

Tabaquite woman shot in the face

Source: Newsday A WOMAN was shot in the face at her Tabaquite home on Saturday night. Police have arrested a male relative and up to yesterday he was being questioned about the incident which occurred at about 10.30 pm at the woman’s house in Diaz Road, Tabaquite. Link: Tabaquite woman shot in the

Women for HOPE donates $15,000 to Cancer Society

Source: Newsday SATURDAY evening the Courtyard by Marriott was brought alive by the First Annual Poor Man’s Dinner and Appreciation Function. Link: Women for HOPE donates ,000 to Cancer Society

US visitor wants lifeguards for Stone Haven Bay

Source: Newsday Thirty-eight-year-old Vijay Jaglal drowned at Stone Haven Bay, Black Rock, Tobago while spending the day with his family on Friday last. Link: US visitor wants lifeguards for Stone Haven Bay

Investigate Tobago ferries’ procurement

Source: Newsday Former Transport Minister Devant Maharaj has written to the Integrity Commission calling for an investigation into the provision of ferry services for both cargo and passengers between Trinidad and Tobago. Link: Investigate Tobago ferries’ procurement

Two chopped at Princes Town bar

Source: Trinidad Guardian Search for suspect as…Sascha WilsonPublished: Sunday, August 6, 2017Police are searching for the suspect who is seen in a video circulating on social network sites savagely chopping two men at a bar in Princes Town. The incident, which occurred at Punisher’s Bar in Princes Town on July 30, reportedly stemmed from an…

AATT guards raise safety concerns: Weapons misfiring, ammo failing to discharge

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatShaliza HassanaliPublished: Sunday, August 6, 2017Security officers attached to the Piarco International Airport fear there may be a major security/safety breach in the future. This is because three hold baggage x-ray machines, which have cost taxpayers $10 million, can only detect explosive devices and not narcotics, firearms and ammunition. Airport Authority…

Soldier injured 13 years ago says he is now Enemy of the State

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Sunday, August 6, 2017Having served his country loyally and with dedication, former soldier Lance Corporal Gregory Sylvester has become despondent because he now feels as though he has become an “enemy of the State.” On August 21, 2004 Sylvester reported for duty, as any ordinary work day, but never…

I’ll fight him every step along the way

Source: Trinidad Guardian Aboud cautions Roget on elite one per cent talk….Anna-Lisa PaulPublished: Sunday, August 6, 2017Outraged over the call by the Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) leader Ancel Roget for a boycott of stores owned and operated by the elite “one per cent” in T&T – certain members of the business community has…

Pan body head blames erroneous media reports: Nothing to hide from Govt

Source: Trinidad Guardian Anna-Lisa PaulPublished: Sunday, August 6, 2017Pan Trinbago president Keith Diaz yesterday defended the organisation against erroneous reports in the media which sought to put them against the National Carnival Commission (NCC) regarding monies owed to pan men since February. Addressing the issue during Pan Trinbago’s Annual Interfaith Service at the Trinity…

Devant wants CoE over purchase of new sea vessels

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, August 6, 2017As the second Inter-Island Ferry, the “Ocean Flower 2” is expected to arrive in the country today, former minister of transport, Devant Maharaj, is calling on the Integrity Commission of T&T to commence a Commission of Enquiry into the procurement process by the Port Authority of T&T…

ROBERTS, ELTON KENRICK

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 5, 2017ROBERTS, ELTON KENRICK better known as Joeboy from #16 Quarry, East Dry River, Port of Spain. Funeral service 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday 8th August, 2017at Holy Rosary R.C. Church , Port ofSpain thence to the Woodbrook Cemetery. For enquiries, please call Clark and Battoo Funeral Home- 625-1170.…

MAXIMAY NIKOLAI MARC

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 5, 2017MAXIMAY NIKOLAI MARC: Ph.D. student at Johns Hopkins University died on July 22, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the son of Steve and Arlene Amann-Maximay, grandson of the late Rupert and Cynthia Amann, the late Marjorie and Carlton Philipand Arthur Maxime. Nephew of Bert and Linda…

JONES: MALCOLM ANTHONY

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 5, 2017JONES: MALCOLM ANTHONY of 1B Mc Lelland Street, St. Joseph Village, San Fernando passed away on Friday 4th August, 2017 at the Augustus Long Hospital Petrotrin, Pointe-a-Pierre. Husband of Brenda Jones Father of Fay Blackburne, Michael Jones (deceased), Marlon Jones, Mark Jonesand Matthew Jones Funeral Arrangements would…

BAZZEY: GARVIN

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 5, 2017BAZZEY: GARVIN of Coconut Drive, San Fernando passed away on Sunday July 30th, 2017 at the age of 74. Husband of Judith Son of Verona George (deceased) Step-son of Reuben George (deceased )Father of Neischa, Kerra and Colin Adopted Father of Andrew Alexander Brother of Leonie Baker-Carty,…

​CHECKLEY: ALFRED

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 5, 2017CHECKLEY: ALFRED Snr. Former principal of Basse Terre(Moruga) R.C, Penal R.C, San Fernando Boys R.C, Former School Supervisor died on 8thJuly, 2017 (U.S) Funeral took place on 11th July, 2017 (U.S) A memorial Service will be held on a date to be announced in Trinidad. Deathnotices Link:

Things To Consider When Choosing A Bankengage

Source: Trinidad Guardian Andrew GioannettiPublished: Saturday, August 5, 2017Beyond PaydayFor many of us, banks are the primary location where we store our money. A key element in personal financial management involves choosing the right bank. There is no golden rule for choosing which bank is right for us, but there are some important considerations…

Blushing Brides To Be

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 5, 2017Cover GirlFor most brides, your wedding day is the day you have dreamt about since you were a little girl. When the day finally arrives, all eyes will be on you, and you want to leave a forever lasting impression on your guests. Makeup will highlight your best…

Sunday 6th August, 2017 Business

Source: Trinidad Guardian BGPublished: Sunday, August 6, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=154746#folio=58 Link: Sunday 6th August, 2017 Business

Stranded passenger restrained at Piarco airport

Source: Newsday A WOMAN, allegedly stranded while waiting on a flight to Tobago, was restrained by airport security officers at the Piarco International Airport. Link: Stranded passenger restrained at Piarco airport

Let’s work together

Source: Newsday Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday urged trade union leaders to rejoin the National Tripartite Advisory Council to address the socio-economic challenges confronting the country. Link: Let’s work together

Permell: Imbert targeting me

Source: Newsday CHAIRMAN of the Clico Policyholders Group Peter Permell has questioned whether Finance Minister Colm Imbert crossed the line by placing his confidential information in the public domain and said his attorneys are looking into the matter. Link: Permell: Imbert targeting me

Stress levels high among Trinis

Source: Newsday “Today I started to feel depressed with my expenses, having to buy school books for my four children.” This is how Joanne Harriott, mother of four, felt yesterday while shopping for school supplies in Port of Spain yesterday. Link: Stress levels high among Trinis

Taking food out locals mouth

Source: Newsday President of the Public Services Association (PSA) Watson Duke’s recent uproar over a Swissport International Limited newspaper advertisement seeking non-nationals for employment with the company at the Piarco and Arthur NR International Airports has raised fresh concerns about the hiring of foreigners over citizens in the local job market. Link: Taking

Latapy names U-15 squad for Concacaf

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 5, 2017This Country’s National under 15 Boys team will head off to Florida tomorrow to contest the 2017 Concacaf Under-15 Boys Championship at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, USA from August 13th to 19th. Under head coach Russell Latapy, the team has been in training for the…

STAYING TRUE TO THE COUP

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, August 6, 2017As a student of history, I tend to take note of dates that mark important events and hold minor observances for them. In the last two months, I had a moment of silence on June 6 and 18 for the brave souls who lost their lives at…

WHY THE CHANGE?

Source: Trinidad Guardian Hamid GhanyPublished: Sunday, August 6, 2017The recent announcement from President’s House, with the support of the Chief Justice, that the National Awards ceremony will be moved from Independence Day on August 31 to Republic Day on September 24 is devoid of logic. According to President Carmona, the act of moving the…

T&T RUNNING OUT OF OPTIONS

Source: Trinidad Guardian Tony Rakhal-FraserPublished: Sunday, August 6, 2017If I had the luxury to look on as a dispassionate, non-involved observer come down from Mars, I would conclude that T&T is heading for another economic dead end, and social tumult, from which it would be difficult for citizens and institutions to extricate themselves without…

PRESIDENTIAL WHIM

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, August 6, 2017The President of the Republic of T&T, while elected by the electoral college of Parliament, in reality is appointed by the Government of the day as it has the majority of seats in both Houses of Parliament and thus the majority of votes in the electoral college.…

Cultural and natural heritage under threat

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, August 6, 2017The cultural and natural heritage are increasingly threatened with destruction not only by the traditional causes of decay , but also by changing social and economic conditions which aggravate the situation. On February 16, 2005, The Government of T&T ratified their agreement and participation in the World…

Now is not the time to ostracise

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, August 6, 2017“In lust, in greed, in fraud, in strife they specialise Double deals, double deals they idolise. If you brave enough to open your mouth and criticise, One time you are ostracised and or victimised. Still they go unpunished and unaccused of any crime, While on the backs…

Turbulence and teachable moments

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, August 6, 2017The passengers on board American Airlines flight 2713 en route to Trinidad on Wednesday night, went through an ordeal attributed to turbulence. Reports of injuries and trauma were carried across media platforms regionally and internationally, as passengers on what was supposed to be a routine flight recalled…

From Alta to law school

Source: Trinidad Guardian …barely able to write his name 8 years ago, Bascombe now set to become a lawyerKalifa ClynePublished: Sunday, August 6, 2017At age 27, barely able to spell more than his name, John Bascombe made the decision to go to Adult Literacy Tutors Association (Alta) classes. Just eight years later, the Crown…

Árabe Unido get edge over Central FC

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 5, 2017Small-cousins Carlos and Enrico were both on taregt as Panama’s CD Deportivo Arabe Unido overcame a youthful Central FC 2-1 in their first-leg round-of-16 clash in the inaugural Scotiabank CONCACAF at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, on Thursday. With the loss, the three-time T&T Pro League champions…

US $40,000 in prizes in T&T Marathon

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Saturday, August 5, 2017There will be an equal prize money of US$5,000 for the winner of the men and women category in the 2018 T&T Marathon (26.2 miles), the 36th edition when it comes off on January 21 from 5am at Freeport, with the finish outside White Hall, Queen’s…

Paul welcomes new challenge at Pasaquina

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 5, 2017Three-time T&T Pro League winner and two-time Caribbean Football Union Club Championship winner Leston Paul is eager to suit up for new club Deportivo Pasaquina of El Salvador. The 27-year-old ex-Central FC combative midfielder said he put pen to paper to a one-year deal last Tuesday, agreeing…

T&T sprinters fail to progress to semis

Source: Trinidad Guardian Andre BaptisePublished: Saturday, August 5, 2017IAAF World ChampionshipsT&T sprinters Emmanual Callender and Keston Bledman did not advance to the next round in the Men’s 100 metres at the IAAF World Championships in London, England, yesterday. Callender clocked 10.25 seconds to place fifth in heat two to finish 27th overall. The national…

Canada blanks Calypso Stickmen 4-0

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Saturday, August 5, 2017This country’s senior men’s hockey team suffered a 4-0 to Canada in their opening Group B match of the 2017 Men’s Pan American Hockey Cup at USA Field Hockey’s showpiece venue, Spooky Nook, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA, yesterday. The 11th ranked Canadians, who are coming off…

INCREASE IN MENTAL ILLNESS

Source: Newsday THERE are approximately 11,000 people registered at psychiatric outpatient clinics in the south west region while 100 new people access services at the San Fernando General Hospital’s mental health department on a monthly basis. Link: INCREASE IN MENTAL ILLNESS

Freeport Man Wins Bhagwansingh’s Car Competition

Source: Newsday From over 7,000 entries one lucky Freeport man would drive away with a brand new Hyundai Elantra motor car from Massy Motors. Link: Freeport Man Wins Bhagwansingh’s Car Competition

Malcolm Jones has died

Source: Newsday FORMER Petrotrin executive chairman Malcolm Jones died yesterday morning. Link: Malcolm Jones has died

5,275 jobs created through PSIP

Source: Newsday PLANNING Minister Camille Robinson- Regis yesterday said 5,275 jobs had been created through the Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP). Link: 5,275 jobs created through PSIP

Two men shot dead in Caroni

Source: Newsday ON Monday, 31-year-old Ian Jordan and his wife Yudee Seepersad opened a mini mart outside their home at Herrera Trace, Kelly Village, Caroni. Link: Two men shot dead in Caroni

REPARATIONS AN IMPOSSIBLE LEGAL MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 5, 2017In an Emancipation Day speech, President of the country Mr Anthony Carmona threw his support behind the now long-running campaign for reparatory justice to be provided for the heinous practice of the Atlantic slave trade, which lasted for over 400 years in the Caribbean. Of course, a…

30% detection rate not good enough

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, August 5, 2017When I read the report which Information officer ASP Pierre presented saying that at present the detection rate for serious crime was at 30 per cent, my mind went back to my school days. Scoring 30 per cent in an exam I had to take cover and…

First Citizens wary of B’dos operations

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, August 4, 2017First Citizens Ltd and its subsidiaries is reporting an increase of one per cent in profit after tax for the nine months ended June 30, 2017. The group reported $498.5 million for the period ended June 2017 in comparison to $492.9 million for the same period last…

Shares valued at $4,188,518.54 crosses the floor

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, August 4, 2017Overall Market activity resulted from trading in 15 securities of which one advanced, six declined and eight traded firm. Trading activity on the First Tier Market registered a volume of 771,199 shares crossing the floor of the Exchange valued at $4,188,518.54. JMMB Group Limited was the volume…

Growth ahead for T&T, ECLAC director

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rapheal John-LallPublished: Friday, August 4, 2017 T&T’s economy is expected to grow by 0.3 per cent in 2017, according to Deputy Director, Caribbean Region, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Dr. Dillon Alleyne. “There has been an inching up of hydro carbon prices and we expect that those will…

TSTT makes $48.5m profit

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, August 4, 2017The Telecommunications Services of T&T (TSTT) is reporting a profit after tax of $48.5 million for the year ended March 31, 2017. Chairman Emile Elias, in his statement accompanying the audited financial statements, said the profit for the year ended represented “a significant turnaround” in the company’s…

Compensate for inhumane prison conditions

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, August 4, 2017The Jamaican national who was awarded compensation for wrongful arrest recently faced conditions experienced by virtually every person who has been incarcerated in the country in recent times. If the submission to the court was intended to reinforce the horrendous experience, it certainly served to do so.…

Trade unions should focus on improving customer service instead

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, August 4, 2017Thoroughly disgruntled customers conducting business in Trinidad will suck their teeth at today’s consolidated march on the nation’s streets, organised by the trade union movement, signalling an absence of credibility in the eyes of customers. It is not to say in the least that all customers are…

FRIGHT FLIGHT

Source: Newsday MAJOR and sustained turbulence, minutes before American Airlines (AA) Flight 2713 landed at Piarco International Airport, led to 30 passengers being treated at the airport with three being sent to the Arima District Hospital for further treatment on Wednesday night. Weeping passengers described the flight as the most frightening experience… Link:

New website for forested and protected areas

Source: Trinidad Guardian Anna-Lisa PaulPublished: Friday, August 4, 2017People seeking to find information about forested and protected areas within T&T can log on to the new national website in order to learn more about the projects and activities aimed at preventing biodiversity loss and promoting environmental preservation. Currently being administered by the Food and…

Ex-TT Olympic sprinter jailed

Source: Newsday FORMER TT sprinter Ato Modibo Stephens has been sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment in the Cayman Islands, after being found guilty of misuse of an ICT network, at the end of a trial regarding allegations that he acted inappropriately with a 14-year-old female athlete. Stephens was found not guilty of… Link:

3 policewomen charged

Source: Newsday THREE policewomen are expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today charged with three offences arising out of an incident which occurred on January 30. Link: 3 policewomen charged

Rape trial for man who married victim

Source: Newsday A SAN Fernando magistrate yesterday committed a man to stand trial at the High Court on eight counts of sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl back in 2011. Link: Rape trial for man who married victim

Mariano: I’m no mouthpiece

Source: Newsday BANKER Mariano Browne, a former PNM minister in the ministry of finance, angrily refuted Finance Minister Colm Imbert’s allegation at yesterday’s post-Cabinet news conference that he (Browne) was a “mouthpiece” for others. Link: Mariano: I’m no mouthpiece

New CLF probe

Source: Newsday FINANCE Minister Colm Imbert yesterday said court-appointed liquidators will be investigating the true value of the beleaguered CL Financial (CLF) conglomerate. He said there will be an investigation into the leakage of some $1.1 billon from CL World Brands (CLWB) which was apparently used to settle debts owed by companies… Link:

8 Chinese nationals released after raid

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, August 4, 2017Eight of the 20 Chinese nationals who were held on Monday during a police raid in Port-of-Spain have been released as their work permits were verified by immigration officials. Communications manager at the Ministry of National Security Marcia Hope confirmed that the men were released shortly after…

Prisoner held after bolting from cops

Source: Trinidad Guardian Sascha WilsonPublished: Friday, August 4, 2017A prisoner who escaped from the Couva Police Station yesterday after he was charged with possession of a device used for consuming illegal drugs was recaptured last night. Police said the prisoner, identified as Ishmeed Mohammed, also known as Randy Geshmeed, was held at his home in…

W Connection targets Pro League lead

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Thursday, August 3, 2017Former four-time T&T Pro League champions, W Connection will be seeking an urgent return to its best form and top of the ten-team table when it faces Morvant Caledonia United in the feature match of the double-header at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, from 8pm tonight.…

Skeene: Pro League closure talk premature

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 3, 2017Dexter Skeene, long serving Chief Executive Officer of the T&T Pro League has rubbished talk of the country’s premier football competition, now in its 19th season grinding to a halt, due to a lack of financial support. Within recent weeks, some officials from the league ten’s clubs…

‘Birds’ to fly home

Source: Trinidad Guardian Jeffrey RossPublished: Thursday, August 3, 2017The Jeffrey Ross Racing Special Three Little Birds doesn’t have a serious time-handicap rival in the nine-runner Maiden Auction Stakes over an extended five furlongs of ‘good’ ground Bath tonight; Sylvester Kirk’s charge is undoubtedly the best bet of the day and napped to make it…

Crawford, Serrette eye four medals

Source: Trinidad Guardian IAAF World ChampionshipsAndre BaptisePublished: Thursday, August 3, 2017As team T&T athletes get ready for an assault on London World Championships which speeds-off today, two of the sports leading administrators believe that it will be very competitive and the team will have to be on top of its respective forms. Both however,…

Knight Riders ready to dim Stars

Source: Trinidad Guardian In spite of Amla’s absence…Vinode MamchanPublished: Thursday, August 3, 2017Trinbago Knight Riders’ South African opening batsman Hashim Amla has been ruled out of the 2017 Hero CPL with injury. This was confirmed yesterday by team coach Simon Katich as the Knight Riders prepare to go into action in the new season…

Caribbean CrossFit set for August 12

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 3, 2017Some of the top athletes in the Caribbean are expected to converge on the Woodbrook Youth Facility on August 12 from 8am for the second annual Rodney Revolution CrossFit 12-12-12 Throwdown powered by Powerade. Local athletes will be competing against professional and amateur CrossFit athletes from across…

Slow, steady progress in preserving country’s heritage

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 3, 2017Peter Ray Blood Colombia native Natalia Sanchez is currently in Trinidad working alongside the executive and members of the National Trust of T&T determined to raise awareness of the restoration and preservation of local heritage sites and buildings. Sanchez, who did her undergrad degree in archaeology at…

STATE OF THE JUDICIARY

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 3, 2017Let me start by first wishing everyone had a safe and enjoyable Emancipation Day celebration 2017. There are a lot of events occurring in the country at this time but I am sorry that they are not all positive. The Judicial and Legal Services Commission continues to…

Charles gives fans Emanicpation jazz treat

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 3, 2017It was literally standing room only at the Kaiso Blues Cafe as noted jazz trumpeter Etienne Charles performed in three Emancipation shows on July 29. Charles, accompanied by his band, performed sets inspired by the African experience in the new world. There were original compositions as well…

Business Guardian 2017-08-03

Source: Trinidad Guardian BGPublished: Thursday, August 3, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=154722#folio=57 Link: Business Guardian 2017-08-03

Gateway for energy disclosure

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 3, 2017Open Data Portal Knowledge is power. This adage is one that resonates globally, especially with the ease with which we have access to data and information. Due to the explosion of the internet, information on a range of topics can be easily accessed. Knowledge on a topic…

Is T&T ready for sustainability reporting?

Source: Trinidad Guardian Part IIPublished: Thursday, August 3, 2017In the last article, the topics covered included: the meaning of sustainability, why sustainability reporting is important and the organisation made a call for regulatory authorities in T&T to mandate some form of sustainability reporting by entities with public accountability (listed entities and state enterprises). In…

Building back better

Source: Trinidad Guardian Disability inclusion in disaster risk managementPublished: Thursday, August 3, 2017When most people think about their response to a disaster happening, their evacuation plan generally involves movement: whether it is moving quickly through an emergency exit door or descending a staircase. But have you ever stopped to think about how a person…

Taking tea to global markets

Source: Trinidad Guardian Trini entrepreneur gains international buzzNadaleen SinghPublished: Thursday, August 3, 2017Twigs Naturals Ltd (TNL), a business founded in T&T, has won two awards at the Global Tea championships in the United States. The Global Tea championship, according to its website, is an “independent competition which is judged by tea professionals to determine…

Tobago economy suffers

Source: Trinidad Guardian Hotels, retailers feel the pinchPublished: Thursday, August 3, 2017The inter-island transportation situation between Trinidad and Tobago has been nothing short of a crisis over the last four months. The fact that it is easier to travel to Miami from Trinidad than it is to get to the “sister isle” speaks to…

Threat of a bitcoin split avoided, for now

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 3, 2017On the eve of a major change in bitcoin, a threat of a split in the digital currency has been avoided—for now. A move by users to force a change in the computer code by Monday has worked. A majority of “miners”—the core bitcoin users who verify…

The diversification conundrum

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 3, 2017One of the interesting things about the discussions that surround the diversification of the T&T economy is the sheer lack of consideration for how this process actually happens and into what areas T&T can realistically diversify. Every segment of society trumpets its own view, but none seem…

DEATH OVER WOMAN

Source: Newsday AN AROUCA man was bounced down by his own car and killed on Tuesday in what police said was a case of a brawl over a woman, between the victim another man, with whom the woman has a child. Link: DEATH OVER WOMAN

Beware of fake news

Source: Newsday NEWSDAY launched its Youth Lens and Opinion (NYLO) project yesterday with senior executives of the newspaper advising participants to be wary of practices that create “fake news.” Link: Beware of fake news

Please help my son

Source: Newsday A single mother is pleading for financial help to accompany her 12-yearold son Daniel Robinson to Colombia for an eye operation this month-end. Link: Please help my son

Mass evacuation after Atlantic gas leak

Source: Newsday THREE people had to seek medical attention following a gas leak at Train Three of Atlantic’s LNG facility at Point Fortin which led to the evacuation of all staff members of the facility. Link: Mass evacuation after Atlantic gas leak

US: No terrorists in TT

Source: Newsday THERE are no indigenous or foreign terrorist groups operating in TT. The Foreign and Caricom Affairs Ministry underscored this point in a statement yesterday. Link: US: No terrorists in TT

Panmen not paid since Carnival

Source: Newsday SIX months after the Reign of the Merry Monarch, the nation’s panmen have not been paid their appearance fees (remittances) for the 2017 Panorama competition. Link: Panmen not paid since Carnival

Santos de Guapiles crush Jabloteh 6-2

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, August 3, 2017SAN JOSE—Costa Rica’s Santos de Guapiles enjoyed a successful debut in continental competition, recording a 6-2 win over visiting T&T’s San Juan Jabloteh in the first leg of their 2017 Scotiabank Concacaf League Round-of-16 series at the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Ayma, on Tuesday night. Only four minutes…

Car used to kill her new hubby

Source: Trinidad Guardian Ex-boyfriend confronts woman after fetePublished: Wednesday, August 2, 2017A 25-year-old Arouca man died on Tuesday after being chased and knocked down by a man driving a car, moments after he was forced to flee his girlfriend’s home following an argument with her former boyfriend. According to police reports, around 10 am…

T&T’s athletes arrive in London

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rachael Thomspon-KingPublished: Thursday, August 3, 2017Some of T&T’s track and field stars have arrived in London, with hopes of medals at the IAAF World Championships which starts tomorrow in England and runs until August 13. The local athletes were totally consumed in preparations over the past few days under the watchful…

T&T beach vball men exit Worlds

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Thursday, August 3, 2017T&T senior men’s beach volleyball team of Daneil Williams and Marlon “Waldo” Phillip exited the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship in 37th spot at the end of their Pool A round-robin four-team series on Danube Island, Vienna, Austria, yesterday. This after Williams, 26, and Phillip,…

Concern over Trump’s new immigration plan

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, August 2, 2017In his continued efforts to clamp down on immigrants entering the United States, President Donald Trump yesterday embraced legislation that seeks to cut legal immigration by 50 per cent in the next ten years. This move will hamper American citizens and legal residents’ ability to take family…

Sancho: No to going back to amateur football

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Thursday, August 3, 2017Former national defender Brent Sancho has sounded a warning that a return to amateur league football as the premier competition locally will be the death of local football. Sancho, the Managing Director of three-time reigning T&T Pro League champions, Central FC was speaking at yesterday’s media…

Auditors couldn’t verify CLF figures, says Bharath

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Wednesday, August 2, 2017Auditors were unable to verify figures brought forward from 2009 concerning CL Financial’s audited statements and were unable to sign off on those statements as a result, former minister of finance Vasant Bharath has said. Bharath spoke about the issue as debate raged on why Government…

Man found dead in his car

Source: Trinidad Guardian Sascha WilsonPublished: Wednesday, August 2, 2017A Moruga man died while undergoing treatment shortly after he was discovered bleeding from gunshot wounds in his car at St Mary’s Village, Moruga, yesterday. Police are yet to determine why Ian Sylvester, 42, of Rochard Douglas Road, St Mary’s Village, was murdered. According to a report, around 3.25 am police…

Ex-cop sues State for spinal injury $

Source: Trinidad Guardian Sascha WilsonPublished: Wednesday, August 2, 2017A retired police officer who suffered a spinal injury while on duty 11 years ago has taken the State to court for failing to appoint a Compensation Committee under the provisions of the Protective Services Compensation Act. Fazal Ghany, who is being represented by Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissesar SC and Gerald…

THE ROADS OF HELL

Source: Trinidad Guardian Wesley GibbingsPublished: Wednesday, August 2, 2017I remember while covering a big regional event several years ago, there was a break in the ac­tion so a few regional colleagues and I discussed what life would have been like had we chosen something other than journalism to make a living. The most popular alternative,…

HOLD ERRANT PRISONS OFFICERS PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, August 2, 2017I’ve read with great interest a story published in the Guardian on Thursday, July 20 headlined Judge grants part of $ to fight against violence. The article referred to a victori­ous civil claim against the state by five remand prisoners who were severely beaten by masked prison…

Importance of community policing in fight on crime

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, August 2, 2017It’s a pity the moderator had to hustle the pastor off the stage while he was praying at the com­mencement of the Conversations with the Prime Minister in Point Fortin; this to not have the Prime Minister waiting and to announce his grand arrival unto the stage.…

EU give $30m socio-economic boost to Jamaica

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, August 2, 2017Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Jamaica, Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska, said the funds, which were made available since 2013, had been provided under the EU’s Accompanying Measures for Sugar Protocol Countries, Jamaica (AMS 2013) Project, which is being implemented through the Sugar Transformation Unit (STU)…

No crowds for vacation period

Source: Trinidad Guardian Sharlene RampersadPublished: Wednesday, August 2, 2017Although the Cabo Star vessel seems to have gotten a passing grade from Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan, Tobago’s small guest house owners say they are still feeling the brunt of the sea bridge woes. President of the Bed and Breakfast Association in Tobago, Kaye…

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