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March 29, 2017

Trinidad and Tobago

Man killed at wake, two others injured

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Man killed at wake, two others injured Rhondor DowlatPublished: Tuesday, March 28, 2017One man is dead and two others shot and wounded lastnight (Monday) while at the wake of the brother of reputed gang leader Selwyn “Robocop” Alexis, Sylvan Alexis, who was gunned down at his home on Friday evening in Enterprise, Chaguanas.  

THE NON-TAX REVENUE STORY

Source: Trinidad Guardian | THE NON-TAX REVENUE STORY Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017​Much has been made of the “non tax” revenue raised in fiscal 2016. As always, one has to drill deep behind any data to get the true picture. The Review of the Economy (ROTE) reveals that in 2016, the Ministry of Finance collected $15.75

CRICKET LOVELY CRICKET?

Source: Trinidad Guardian | CRICKET LOVELY CRICKET? David E Bratt, MDPublished: Tuesday, March 28, 2017Cricket in the air. Pakistan versus the West Indies 20/20. Nobody interested except rain. Put stumps down in the Oval and farmers and buffalo happy. One of those quicksilver 20:20 series. Come and go like Ministers of Health. Big Cabinet Minister one

Remembering our rich past to build a richer future

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Remembering our rich past to build a richer future Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017One hundred years ago yesterday the then Viceroy of India, Lord Chelmsford, formally ended the practice of indentured labour, which started in the 19th century. By the time it all came to a halt a few weeks later, the

TCL makes takeover bid for Readymix

Source: Trinidad Guardian | TCL makes takeover bid for Readymix Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL), recently acquired by Mexican cement giant Cemex, has announced an all-cash takeover bid for Readymix (West Indies) Limited. According to the offer circular sent to shareholders yesterday, TCL will pay TT$11 or US$1.62 per share to acquire the

DOMA: Let TT dollar float

Source: Trinidad Guardian | DOMA: Let TT dollar float Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017Merchants respond to preferential access proposalThe Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA) yesterday described T&T as being at a critical crossroad and the business group opined that preferential allocation of foreign exchange to the manufacturing sector “will have disastrous implications for our economy.”

Tuesday 28th March, 2017 Job Hunter

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Tuesday 28th March, 2017 Job Hunter 95.1Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=152030#folio=58

PLEASE HELP ME

Source: Newsday | PLEASE HELP ME AFTER mortgaging their home as part of fund raising activities, Arthur Luke and Michelle Kallie-Luke are hoping Good Samaritans in society can help them raise more than $700,000 still needed to pay for a critical medical procedure that could save the life of their three-yearold daughter Shannen Luke, but

Ramesh provides fast-tracking hanging plan

Source: Newsday | Ramesh provides fast-tracking hanging plan FORMER Attorney-General Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj SC has recommended to the government an aggressive fast-track mechanism for murder cases to be tried all the way to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, international human rights organisations and the Mercy Committee so hangings can resume.

$.5M missing after Ma Pau fire

Source: Newsday | $.5M missing after Ma Pau fire THE owners of Ma Pau are now adding to their losses more than half a million dollars in cash which did not go up in the flames that devoured their French Street premises in Port-of-Spain on Sunday. A police investigation has been launched into the disappearance

Biker dies in crash

Source: Newsday | Biker dies in crash 43-YEAR-OLD Arima biker who spent most of Sunday in company with fellow bikers at a lime in Toco, was killed instantly when he lost control of his motorcycle which crashed into a curb. According to reports, at 10.30 pm Clint Mc Intyre was in company with fellow bikers

Nation must assist people with disabilities

Source: Newsday | Nation must assist people with disabilities AFTER mortgaging their home as part of fund raising activities, Arthur Luke and Michelle Kallie-Luke are hoping Good Samaritans in society can help them raise more than $700,000 still needed to pay for a critical medical procedure that could save the life of their three-yearold daughter

The Crushed Cow Chronicles: A Tale of Corned Beef

Source: Trinidad Guardian | The Crushed Cow Chronicles: A Tale of Corned Beef Akiela HopeHalcian PierrePublished: Monday, March 27, 2017We know it well. Sitting on the grocery shelves in its trapezoid-shaped can with the other goods, corned beef has sustained many a Trini when things got lean. Dressed up with some pimento pep­pers, chadon beni, garlic,

Witchbroom’s magic rises again

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Witchbroom’s magic rises again Published: Monday, March 27, 2017In paying homage to Lawrence Scott’s ground-breaking debut novel Witchbroom, which first appeared 25 years ago, prize-winning novelist Earl Lovelace welcomed a new edition of the Caribbean classic, saying, “One of the things that the republishing of this novel does is return us to

3 witnesses absent, man freed of murder

Source: Trinidad Guardian | 3 witnesses absent, man freed of murder Sascha WilsonPublished: Tuesday, March 28, 2017A man who spent 11 years in jail on a murder charge walked free yesterday because the State could not find three witnesses —including it’s main witness — to testify in the matter. Without the evidence of those witnesses the State

Calypso Stickmen whip Switzerland

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Calypso Stickmen whip Switzerland Nigel SimonPublished: Monday, March 27, 2017England-based Kwandwane Browne scored a quick fire penalty-corner double as T&T “Calypso Stickmen” punished Switzerland 6-2 for their first win in Pool B of the eight-team International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) Hockey World League Round Two Qualifiers at the National Hockey Centre, Tacarigua, on

‘Will power needed for death penalty’

Source: Trinidad Guardian | ‘Will power needed for death penalty’ Sascha WilsonPublished: Tuesday, March 28, 2017Ramesh hands over dossier to GovtFormer attorney general Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj says the Government has been given the plan on how to implement the death penalty and all that is required now to get the job done was will power. Speaking at

Parris gets golden track double

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Parris gets golden track double Rachael Thomspon-KingPublished: Monday, March 27, 2017Jeminise Parris’ Collegiate athletic career continues to thrive in the United States of America, as the T&T hurdler struck gold twice at the Puma Outdoor Invitational/Distance in the Dark meet at Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix, Arizona, on the weekend. Parris,

Workers’ rights enshrined in law

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Workers’ rights enshrined in law Kevon FelminePublished: Tuesday, March 28, 2017JTUM on fresh claims Industrial Court is anti-employer:The Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) is rubbishing claims by the Energy Chamber and American Chamber of Commerce of T&T (AmCham) that the Industrial Court is anti-employer and pro-trade union. Responding to a Sunday Guardian

Lawrence to players: ‘Be brave and believe’

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Lawrence to players: ‘Be brave and believe’ Published: Monday, March 27, 2017WALTER ALIBEY   Senior men’s national football coach Dennis Lawrence is calling on his players to be brave, focused and believe that they can beat Mexico when the teams meet this evening in a World Cup Qualifier at the Hasely Crawford

EMA: No CEC granted for such project

Source: Trinidad Guardian | EMA: No CEC granted for such project Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Tuesday, March 28, 2017Environmental Management Authority (EMA) managing director Hayden Romano says the authority has not granted a Certificate of Environmental Clearance (CEC) to undertake a multi-million dollar Carnival City development on the site of De Nu Pub, Sweet Lime Restaurant and Ma Pau

‘Octave’ to strike the right note

Source: Trinidad Guardian | ‘Octave’ to strike the right note Jeffrey RossPublished: Monday, March 27, 2017The Jeffrey Ross Racing Special Coronation Cup next for Roger Varian’s Postponed Armagnac is clear best-in for a seven-runner Maiden Stakes over an extended mile of Wolverhampton tapeta today, trained by Michael Bell! There’s an old saying, “never say anything bad

Carter helps Southern California bag bronze

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Carter helps Southern California bag bronze Nigel SimonPublished: Monday, March 27, 2017Top T&T swimmer Dylan Carter swam the third leg as the University of Southern California (USC) closed out the 2017 NCAA Division One Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship with a bronze medal in the men’s 400 yards freestyle relay on Saturday

Webster takes Parkites to victory

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Webster takes Parkites to victory Vinode MamchanPublished: Monday, March 27, 2017All rounder Tion Webster took Queen’s Park to a 10-wicket victory over Clarke Road United in its fourth round clash at St Mary’s cricket ground yesterday. Clarke Road made 152 all out batting first and QPCC replied with 318. Young West Indies

For Us There Is Only The Living

Source: Trinidad Guardian | For Us There Is Only The Living Colin RobinsonPublished: Sunday, March 26, 2017It was the most gut-wrenching, heartbreaking week on Trinidad’s killing fields. A week to despair, to give up. I had wanted to write about Kevin Baldeosingh making fun of a state institution trying to take sexual harassment seriously. I had wanted

MAS CAMP PUB BURNS

Source: Newsday | MAS CAMP PUB BURNS Disbelief and shock spread throughout Woodbrook and across social media as legendary the De Nu Pub (Mas Camp Pub) was engulfed by fire yesterday. As to what resulted or caused the fire is still uncertain.

Army private dies in car crash

Source: Newsday | Army private dies in car crash A 31-year-old private assigned to the TT Defence Force’s Camp Ogden was killed instantly when the car in which he was driving ran off the roadway and crashed into an embankment, yesterday.

Watson Duke warns of CDA dismissals

Source: Newsday | Watson Duke warns of CDA dismissals A manpower audit of the Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA) could result in salary reductions and job cuts but PSA President, Watson Duke, yesterday claimed monthly-paid workers would soon be fired and replaced by PNM “sycophants”.

Killings continue in Enterprise

Source: Newsday | Killings continue in Enterprise THE killings continued in Enterprise, Chaguanas, yesterday, with the shooting death of Marvin Alan, who was said to be a close friend of Friday’s murder victim Sylvan Alexis, brother of reputed gang leader Selwyn ‘Robocop’ Alexis murdered last year.

Seed security necessary for food security

Source: Newsday | Seed security necessary for food security Seed importation is a major part of the import bill affecting the country at the moments, said University of the West Indies (UWI) lecturer Wendy-Ann Isaac.

Pleasantville man shot dead

Source: Newsday | Pleasantville man shot dead A PLEASANTVILLE man was shot dead on Saturday night while liming outside his barber shop.

Cops arrest sibling of man they killed

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Cops arrest sibling of man they killed Published: Sunday, March 26, 2017Three days after Piparo labourer Junior Paul Smith was gunned down by police, his younger brother was arrested in connection with a shootout with the same officers. Paul’s father, Andrew, told the T&T Guardian that around 2 pm yesterday, officers arrived

Well done, CAL

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Well done, CAL Published: Sunday, March 26, 2017We are quick to condemn and complain when things are not efficient, but in the same mode we must congratulate and compliment when things are excellent. I dealt with Caribbean Airlines on its flight from Piarco to Toronto on Wednesday morning. All went well. From

You do have jurisdiction, Sir

Source: Trinidad Guardian | You do have jurisdiction, Sir Published: Sunday, March 26, 2017On Carnival Friday evening a relative went to the airport to pick up two friends arriving from Maimi at 3.20 pm. She arrived at the airport at 4 pm allowing 40 minutes to clear immigration and customs. The flight arrived on time. My

Stop Illegal quarrying at Matura

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Stop Illegal quarrying at Matura Marc De VerteuilPublished: Sunday, March 26, 2017There are reports of an illegal quarry operating in the Matura forest. An excavator is on site, destroying the trees and digging for gravel. It’s been going on for months. The worst thing is that it’s happening in plain sight of

Tackling students’ behaviour disorders

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Tackling students’ behaviour disorders Published: Sunday, March 26, 2017It is, by definition, true that every bully has a behavioural disorder. However, not everyone who behaves badly has a psychological condition but, in the case of an eight-year-old boy from the Santa Rita Roman Catholic Primary School, Education Minister Anthony Garcia has revealed

COP'S WORST NIGHTMARE

Source: Newsday | COP’S WORST NIGHTMARE A FEMALE police officer lived through her worst nightmare inside the Brasso Police Station in the wee hours of yesterday following a 999 message that a man was shot dead by police.

Evicted mother of 6 can't find place to rent

Source: Newsday | Evicted mother of 6 can’t find place to rent After being evicted from a condemned HDC building on Monday, the Ministry of Social Development offered to grant Malika Lewis $1,500 a month towards rent for an apartment. But it matters very little, as no landlord is willing to accept a single mother

A Caribbean genius

Source: Newsday | A Caribbean genius A CARIBBEAN man, a genius, a poet/ prophet, a master craftsman, a loving father and man who loved his country .

No funding, no answer from PM for Baptist holiday

Source: Newsday | No funding, no answer from PM for Baptist holiday With just days to go before the March 30 Liberation Day observance, Episkopus Archbishop Barbara Gray-Burke yesterday said the Council of Elders of the Spiritual Shouter Baptists is yet to receive any government funding.

'I don't know who killed my wife'

Source: Newsday | ‘I don’t know who killed my wife’ Sooraj Toolsie spent yesterday preparing for today’s funeral of his murdered common-law wife Sharlene Somai.

Hikers rescued in Northern Range

Source: Newsday | Hikers rescued in Northern Range Three hikers are now resting comfortably after spending Friday night in the hills of the Northern Range.

Memoirs of The First Female Student of QRC…

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Memoirs of The First Female Student of QRC… Joel JulienPublished: Sunday, March 26, 2017Hazel-Ann recalls: My walk of shameIn the award-winning movie Hidden Figures there is a powerful scene where one of the film’s protagonists, a female mathematician named Katherine Johnson (played by Taraji P Henson), had to run half a mile

Guardian Neediest Cases Fund says thank you

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Guardian Neediest Cases Fund says thank you Published: Sunday, March 26, 2017The Trustees of the Guardian Neediest Cases Fund (GNCF) expresses its deep appreciation to each and every person who made donations in 2016. Although the economy was a bit slower, the fund was still able to assist 747 families through its

T&T needs help with security

Source: Trinidad Guardian | T&T needs help with security Published: Sunday, March 26, 2017Last night, a literal thief in the night stole my car out of the driveway. I did not hear anything. I couldn’t have, because my ill husband was fighting dementia demons and creating his own noise. As soon as I discovered the car

Pull First Citizens APO, revisit $32 offer price

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Pull First Citizens APO, revisit offer price Published: Sunday, March 26, 2017On March 13, the finance minister, also referred to as corporation sole, opened the Additional Public Offering (APO) of 48, 495,665 shares in majority-owned banking group First Citizens at a price of $32 per share. The proceeds of the APO, estimated

CRIME-FIGHTING PAPPYSHOW

Source: Trinidad Guardian | CRIME-FIGHTING PAPPYSHOW Published: Sunday, March 26, 2017I suffer from a mild case of insomnia, making me a typical ‘night owl’. While most people are fast asleep in their beds, I am awake and usually hard at work. During the early hours of the morning, I tend to get a little hungry, so

REVIVING THE DEATH PENALTY

Source: Trinidad Guardian | REVIVING THE DEATH PENALTY Hamid GhanyPublished: Sunday, March 26, 2017The recent announcement by the Prime Minister that he was turning to former UNC attorney general Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj to assist the Government with the revival of the death penalty caused some eyebrows to be raised. One eyebrow was raised at the prospect

FOOLS IN PARADISE

Source: Trinidad Guardian | FOOLS IN PARADISE Published: Sunday, March 26, 2017The minor campaign to mark last Monday’s World Happiness Day in T&T revealed, quite inadvertently, the fundamental defects that retard progress in this society. On March 15, an organisation called Rethink (with a mirror-image “k” to demonstrate their innovative mindset) published a full-page ad with

AN HONEST GAZE AT OURSELVES

Source: Trinidad Guardian | AN HONEST GAZE AT OURSELVES Tony Rakhal-FraserPublished: Sunday, March 26, 2017Naked in the sun are we; oil and gas prices are low and unstable; our reachable petroleum resources all but depleted; our capacity for reaching down to retrieve whatever may be left is dictated by international capital and expertise, and stymied by

DON’T FIDDLE WHILE ROME BURNS

Source: Trinidad Guardian | DON’T FIDDLE WHILE ROME BURNS Published: Sunday, March 26, 2017“MAYHEM”, screamed the Guardian headline on Friday as four more brutal murders were reported and more cases of people gone missing. Earlier in the week a schoolboy was found murdered. The murder toll had by Friday already reached 112 for the year, with

Ten Years of Alta

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Ten Years of Alta Published: Thursday, March 23, 2017PART TWO Today we have the second and final part of a contribution from ROSELINE LYNCH, an Alta Tutor who has taught our Level 1 and Level 2 students at Alta’s Arima Boys’ and Arima Girls’ RC School venues for the past 13 years.

Drama in Sangre Grande and Piparo

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Drama in Sangre Grande and Piparo Published: Thursday, March 23, 2017The Princes Town Theatre Workshop (PTTW) continues its island-wide tour with its exciting drama production, Parosin—The Lady Next Door. Written and produced by journalist Seeta Persad, this play scored high at the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy competition and, for the first

Fans set to hate remake of 80s TV hit CHiPs

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Fans set to hate remake of 80s TV hit CHiPs Published: Thursday, March 23, 2017Hardcore CHiPs fans hate it and the real California Highway Patrol seems not quite sure what to make of it. But Larry Wilcox, who rode his motorcycle to everlasting fame in the old CHiPs TV series, says that

MISSING SCHOOLBOY MURDERED

Source: Newsday | MISSING SCHOOLBOY MURDERED THE search for missing 16-year-old Waterloo Secondary School pupil Jesse Beephan ended mid-morning yesterday when relatives found his body in a drain behind the school’s compound, with multiple head injuries. An autopsy done late yesterday evening at the Forensic Science Centre in St James, confirmed that Beephan was bludgeoned

Rowley: Govt not raiding Heritage and Stabilisation Fund

Source: Newsday | Rowley: Govt not raiding Heritage and Stabilisation Fund PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley says Government is not “raiding” the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund (HSF) but is instead managing the economic affairs of the nation.

Archbishop Harris resigns

Source: Newsday | Archbishop Harris resigns HEAD of the local Roman Catholic flock, Archbishop of Port-of-Spain Joseph Harris has resigned by formally submitting a letter to Pope Francis as required by canon law upon reaching age 75. He is now waiting to learn if the Pope will accept his resignation or defer it and so

Fiery protest over boy, 11

Source: Newsday | Fiery protest over boy, 11 ANGRY parents of students attending Santa Rita RC Primary school yesterday staged a fiery protest demanding an 11-year-old student, deemed a “terror” and “bully” be transferred out of the school. They are also demanding an apology from Education Minister Anthony Garcia for ignoring their calls for the

300 teachers persistently late

Source: Newsday | 300 teachers persistently late OVER 300 teachers have been identified for disciplinary action by the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) for persistent unpunctuality and irregularity at schools, Education Ministry’s Schools Supervision and Management Division Director Ashram Deoraj said yesterday before a Joint Select Committee looking into the affairs of teachers.

Missing woman found

Source: Newsday | Missing woman found A 36-YEAR-OLD Malabar woman who was abducted on Sunday by a man and woman was found in a dazed state wandering along the beach near the Manzanilla Beach Resort yesterday.

In the pursuit of Happiness

Source: Trinidad Guardian | In the pursuit of Happiness Published: Thursday, March 23, 2017Historian Jennifer Michael Hecht is perhaps one of the best demonstrations of the usefulness of history in counteracting erroneous beliefs about the world, past and present. And she herself goes even further: “What a paralysing potion culture can be! The antidote is history,”

The Walcott I remember

Source: Trinidad Guardian | The Walcott I remember Published: Thursday, March 23, 2017I first met Derek Walcott, who died on March 20, in the late 1960s when we both worked as reporters at the Trinidad Guardian and the Trinidad Evening News in my native Trinidad. Walcott already was an established poet and playwright from St Lucia.

In other days

Source: Trinidad Guardian | In other days A REMEMBRANCE OF DEREK WALCOTT BY CHRISTIAN CAMPBELLPublished: Thursday, March 23, 2017I’m thinking of Walter de La Mare’s Fare Well, a poem he cherished, and hearing these lines in the grit of his voice, with the waves joining the recitation: “How will fare the world whose wonder / Was

Marcano gives Calypso Stickmen 2nd warm-up win

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Marcano gives Calypso Stickmen 2nd warm-up win Nigel SimonPublished: Thursday, March 23, 2017England-base Tariq Marcano scored in the first quarter as T&T senior men’s hockey squad continued their build-up towards Saturday’s opening of the eight-team International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) Hockey World League Round Two qualifiers with a 1-0 win over pool rivals

Boyce bros take Vets Doubles at Tranquility

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Boyce bros take Vets Doubles at Tranquility Published: Thursday, March 23, 2017The team of Dale and Rawle Boyce were crowned Veteran Doubles champions in the Shell-sponsored Tranquility Open Tennis Tournament at the club’s home at Victoria Avenue, Port-of-Spain, yesterday. They defeated the pair of Dion Auguste and Ricky Villaroel in the final

Police quell protest as residents call for justice.

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Police quell protest as residents call for justice. Jensen La VendePublished: Tuesday, March 21, 2017Police have quelled fiery protests on Nelson Street following the shooting of 35-year-old Akim Armstrong today. Armstrong was shot around 1.30 pm today, while police was conducting an exercise in the area. Police said Armstrong was shot during

‘Sorry, restrooms close at 5 pm’

Source: Trinidad Guardian | ‘Sorry, restrooms close at 5 pm’ Published: Tuesday, March 21, 2017We say we are serious about tourism but let’s take a look at Maracas Beach, which used to be the best beach in Trinidad. Parking is horrendous because the parking lot is uneven, frequently flooded and parking spaces are severely limited due

Hold dem and wreck dem

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Hold dem and wreck dem Published: Tuesday, March 21, 2017“Aye bro that’s my car!” I hurled towards the apathetic driver, like a series of well-timed expletives. He acknowledged my claim of ownership by stepping on the gas; the race was on. Keys in hand and arms raised to the sky, I found

MAKE WALCOTT’S WORKS REQUIRED READING

Source: Trinidad Guardian | MAKE WALCOTT’S WORKS REQUIRED READING Published: Tuesday, March 21, 2017The passing of Derek Walcott made me remember my early education. I had never met him though there were two possible encounters when I could have had. One was in Trinidad during my Sixth Form Days at Trinity College, then at Melbourne and

CORRECTING THE RECORD ON NATURAL GAS CURTAILMENTS

Source: Trinidad Guardian | CORRECTING THE RECORD ON NATURAL GAS CURTAILMENTS Published: Tuesday, March 21, 2017Last Wednesday in Parliament, Minister Stuart Young said I never told the country about the curtailments of natural gas supply. He declared that I had continuously blamed it on maintenance and blamed it on the oil spill in the Gulf of

TOO LATE!

Source: Trinidad Guardian | TOO LATE! David E Bratt, MDPublished: Tuesday, March 21, 2017It is fairly well accepted that our education system is a failure. You cannot open the newspapers, listen on the radio or turn on the TV without hearing about complaints from parents, bottles from students, strike-talk from teachers and excuses from the Ministry

Our plea: start treating this cancer now

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Our plea: start treating this cancer now Published: Tuesday, March 21, 2017Quite often we label bad things as cancer. If there is one case that the analogy fits, is when we talk about corruption. If left untouched, it spreads and becomes terminal. The world is full of examples of deeply corrupt, crime

GHL now $16

Source: Trinidad Guardian | GHL now Published: Tuesday, March 21, 2017Overall market activity resulted from trading in 16 securities of which six advanced, three declined and seven traded firm. Trading activity on the first tier market registered a volume of 198,778 shares crossing the floor of the exchange valued at $2,246,024.76. Guardian Holdings Ltd was

GML net income declines 82.6%

Source: Trinidad Guardian | GML net income declines 82.6% …evolving into digital-first mediaPublished: Tuesday, March 21, 2017Guardian Media Ltd (GML) yesterday reported an 82.6 per cent decline in its net income for the year ended December 31, 2016, even as the company’s chair declared that it is “relentlessly evolving towards being a digital-first media house.” The

Oil lower on rising US rig count, G-20

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Oil lower on rising US rig count, G-20 Published: Tuesday, March 21, 2017Oil prices settled at their lowest level in nearly a week, settling at the lower end of the range between US$48 and US$50 on which T&T’s 2017 budget was predicated. April West Texas Intermediate crude shed 56 cents, or 1.2

25 FAMILIES EVICTED

Source: Newsday | 25 FAMILIES EVICTED TWENTY-FIVE families, including children and babies, were yesterday evicted from their apartment homes in five condemned HDC (Housing Development Corporation) buildings at Harmony Hall in Gasparillo. Some, with no other place to go, were hunkering down on mattresses on the roadside preparing for a night out in the open.

Beaten student equally to blame

Source: Newsday | Beaten student equally to blame EDUCATION Minister Anthony Garcia yesterday said the 14-year-old Mayaro Secondary School student who was beaten senseless by three schoolmates last Tuesday, was equally to blame for the incident. He came to this conclusion after gathering information from all students involved in the incident .

2 in court for policewoman's murder

Source: Newsday | 2 in court for policewoman’s murder A SEA LOTS man and his ex-wife appeared yesterday before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar for the murder of PC Nyasha Joseph. Kenneth Browne, 38, of Production Drive and Melissa Browne, 28, of Carenage are accused of murdering PC Joseph sometime between March 8 and 16, at

UWI students protest

Source: Newsday | UWI students protest A DATE for the start up of classes at the South Campus in Debe of the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus has not been set and students will not relocate without their involvement in the decision-making process, Campus Principal Professor Brian Copeland assures.

Deal with this 'terror'

Source: Newsday | Deal with this ‘terror’ ’PARENTS of students attending the Santa Rita Roman Catholic Primary School in Rio Claro yesterday staged a protest in front the school compound demanding the removal of a nine-year-old student who according to the parents, have been bullying and terrorising both students and teachers at the institution for

She should not have been suspended

Source: Newsday | She should not have been suspended SCHOOLS social workers from the Ministry of Education are angry over the suspension of a 14-year old schoolgirl of Mayaro Secondary School who was beaten unconscious last Tuesday.

Kamla defends Sat from ‘vicious attacks’

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Kamla defends Sat from ‘vicious attacks’ …he never faltered in defence of his faithShastri BoodanPublished: Tuesday, March 21, 2017Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has praised Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) secretary general Satnarayn Maharaj for his outspokenness on marriage, age and other issues affecting descendants of East Indian immigrants in T&T. In the

Carib signs 3-year deal with CPL

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Carib signs 3-year deal with CPL Vinode MamchanPublished: Monday, March 20, 2017Carib has continued it’s love affair with Caribbean cricket by coming onboard the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) as a sponsor for the next three years. The decision by the company was announced at a press conference at the Queen’s Park

Parents protest to remove school bully

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Parents protest to remove school bully Sharlene RampersadPublished: Tuesday, March 21, 2017A father broke down in tears during a protest at the Santa Rita RC School yesterday, as he recalled how his seven-year-old son was punched in the stomach by a school bully. Members of the school’s Parent Teachers Association (PTA) and

Employees not optimistic

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Employees not optimistic Rosemarie SantPublished: Tuesday, March 21, 2017Minister, CWU meet today over TDC closure:Employees of the Tourism Development Company (TDC) say they are trying to wrap up to meet the 90-day deadline for closure of the company. “Those of us with projects are finishing up but there is a deep sense

Student held with arms, ammo

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Student held with arms, ammo Yvonne WebbPublished: Tuesday, March 21, 2017A Pleasantville student and a La Romaine teenager, were among several people arrested over the weekend in the Southern Division for a number of serious crimes. The 19-year-old student was arrested for reportedly having arms and ammunition in his possession, while the

UWI law students call for talks on move to Debe

Source: Trinidad Guardian | UWI law students call for talks on move to Debe Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Tuesday, March 21, 2017Armed police officers had to be called out to the University of the West Indies’ (UWI) Teaching and Learning Complex, St Augustine, yesterday, after approximately 100 law students staged a noisy protest demanding consultation before being relocated to

Garcia: Victim just as culpable

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Garcia: Victim just as culpable Published: Tuesday, March 21, 2017Fracas at Mayaro SecondaryFour female Mayaro Secondary School students who were involved in fracas last Tuesday could now face expulsion, Education Minister Anthony Garcia said yesterday. He made the revelation following a closed door meeting with the school supervisor, principal, teachers, the students’

Economists on T&T’s borrowing: It’s reckless

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Economists on T&T’s borrowing: It’s reckless Rosemarie SantPublished: Tuesday, March 21, 2017Economists are questioning just how this country is going to repay its multi-billion dollar debt in light of falling earnings of revenue and the debt to GDP which now stands at 62 per cent. The borrowings have been deemed “reckless” with

Violence among students cause for concern—Dillon

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Violence among students cause for concern—Dillon Gail AlexanderPublished: Tuesday, March 21, 2017There is no doubt the level of violence among school children is cause for serious concern and requires a multi-faceted approach involving collaboration among the Ministries of Education and National Security, says National Security Minister Edmund Dillon. Dillon said so last

Edwards-Taylor, Bos take Classified ‘B’ titles

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Edwards-Taylor, Bos take Classified ‘B’ titles Published: Monday, March 20, 2017Imani Edwards-Taylor of Gladiators and Fin Bos of Carenage Blasters were crowned champion of the Women and Men ‘B’ Division when the Classified Table Tennis Championship served off at the National Racquet Centre Tacarigua on Saturday. Edwards-Taylor, the daughter of former senior

UCI Satellite Centre coming

Source: Trinidad Guardian | UCI Satellite Centre coming Published: Monday, March 20, 2017Diversification through sports in T&T may soon become a reality with the introduction of a UCI Satellite Centre at the National Cycling Centre. Only days after the T&T Cycling Federation received the Jeffrey Stollmeyer Award for being the top national sporting organisation at Friday’s

Thompson qualifies for CYG

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Thompson qualifies for CYG Published: Monday, March 20, 2017Jeron Thompson of Atlantis Aquatics qualified for the Commonwealth Youth Games in July in Nassau Bahamas, with a gold medal swim in the 50m breaststroke at the National Age Group Long Course Swimming Championships at the National Aquatic Centre, Balmain, Couva, on Saturday night.

Mohammed praises God for Singles success

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Mohammed praises God for Singles success Published: Monday, March 20, 2017Shenelle Mohammed turned back a hyped Solange Skeene in the Women’s Singles final of the Tranquility Open Tennis Tournament on Friday at the club’s homebase on Victoria Avenue, Port of Spain to secure her third consecutive Tranquility title, having beaten Emma Davis

No airfare so Toussaint out

Source: Trinidad Guardian | No airfare so Toussaint out Published: Monday, March 20, 2017T&T senior men’s hockey squad, led by Darren Cowie, will have to do without the services of Australian-based forward Akim Toussaint for the eight-team International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) Hockey World League Round Two qualifiers. T&T hosts the event which will take place at

Port of Spain schools walk against crime

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Port of Spain schools walk against crime Published: Monday, March 20, 2017The Port of Spain & Environs Education District Anti-Crime walk “Walk Against Crime” and “Walk For Sport” will take place on Wednesday, April 5th, from Nelson Mandela Park to the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo. The walk against crime is slated

Senior men begin build up for Panama

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Senior men begin build up for Panama Published: Monday, March 20, 2017T&T senior men’s team entered their final leg of preparations yesterday in preparation for Friday’s crucial 2018 World Cup qualifier against Panama at the Hasely Crawford Stadium. The 26-man squad chosen at the weekend will assemble for the start of a

Red Force on the brink

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Red Force on the brink Vinode MamchanPublished: Monday, March 20, 2017Celebrating his call up to the West Indies T20 team left arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul grabbed five wickets against the T&T Red Force yesterday at the Queen’s Park Oval and has given his team an excellent chance at an easy victory on

Narine warms up for Pakistan

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Narine warms up for Pakistan Published: Monday, March 20, 2017Mystery spinner Sunil Narine warmed up for the upcoming four-match T20 series against Pakistan with a magical spell against First Citizens Clarke Road in the TTCB 50 overs Premiership competition yesterday at St Mary’s ground on Serpentine Road in Port-of-Spain. Narine, recalled to

COUPLE CHARGED

Source: Newsday | COUPLE CHARGED Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard yesterday gave instructions to ASP Suzette Martin and Sgt Harvey of the Homicide Bureau to lay charges of murder against a 39-year-old Sea Lots labourer and his 36-year-old Carenage girlfriend for the murder of Woman Police Constable Nyasha Joseph.

Angry calypsonians storm TUCO

Source: Newsday | Angry calypsonians storm TUCO A handful of calypsonians stormed the offices of the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation (TUCO) Friday, to protest a number of ills plaguing them as members of the organisation Most vocal was Alana Sinnette who told Newsday that she registered two calypsoes, one for the Political Monarch entitled: “No

Beaten schoolgirl among 4 suspended

Source: Newsday | Beaten schoolgirl among 4 suspended AFTER being beaten into a state of unconsciousness on the roadside in Mayaro by schoolmates last Tuesday, the 14-year-old female victim was subsequently suspended and made to apologise to her attackers.

Diabetes, hypertension, cancer costing TT $8.7 billion annually

Source: Newsday | Diabetes, hypertension, cancer costing TT .7 billion annually Diabetes, hypertension and cancer are economic burdens on the country as it costs an estimated $8.7 billion annually which represents about 4.6 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Elder threatens to burn robes

Source: Newsday | Elder threatens to burn robes Pamela Elder, SC, is calling on all judges to declare their assets if they are given the power to determine guilt or innocence.

Zoo turns trash into valuable items

Source: Newsday | Zoo turns trash into valuable items For those who would have heard about the recent clean-up efforts at Chacachacare Island on Sunday, March 12 and are wondering what has happened to those hundreds of bags of trash collected, wonder no more.

Cop to Palo Seco students: Gangs recruiting in schools

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Cop to Palo Seco students: Gangs recruiting in schools Sharlene RampersadPublished: Sunday, March 19, 2017Criminals in T&T are sending their operatives into schools to recruit vulnerable children, offering them money to join gangs. This was revealed by Sgt Roger Worrell, who is in charge of the Community Police Unit in the South

Moruga man walks against crime

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Moruga man walks against crime Sascha WilsonPublished: Sunday, March 19, 2017A young Moruga man said he reached his tipping point over the country’s crime situation when the body of murdered WPC Nyasha Joseph was fished out of the Gulf of Paria last week. As a result, Kesta Stoute, 26, decided to embark on an eight-hour anti-crime walk from

Suruj: Shamfa can’t cut it in tourism

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Suruj: Shamfa can’t cut it in tourism Gail AlexanderPublished: Sunday, March 19, 2017Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley needs to review leaving the Tourism Ministry in the hands of Shamfa Cudjoe since she cannot do the job, Opposition MP Suruj Rambachan said yesterday. “Government needs to better manage tourism, since we’re only exposing

Chamber president tells Govt: Close downnon-performing state companies

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Chamber president tells Govt: Close downnon-performing state companies Sascha WilsonPublished: Sunday, March 19, 2017T&T Chamber of Industry and Commerce president Robert Trestrail is supporting Government’s move to close  non-performing state enterprises. His comments followed Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s announcement at last Thursday’s post Cabinet briefing that state enterprises which  are  not performing will be closed.  

Minister meets with CWU tomorrow

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Minister meets with CWU tomorrow Gail AlexanderPublished: Sunday, March 19, 2017Officials of the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) will meet tomorrow with Tourism Minister Shamfa Cudjoe to discuss the planned dissolution of the Tourism Development Company (TDC) and will be seeking a say in the TDC’s restructuring. CWU secretary general Joseph Remy yesterday

Two charged with WPC’s murder

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Two charged with WPC’s murder Camille ClarkePublished: Sunday, March 19, 2017A Sea Lots man and a Carenage woman are expected to appear before a Port-of-Spain magistrate today charged with the murder of WPC Nyasha Joseph. Charges were laid yesterday after homicide officers received instructions from the Office of the Director of Public

Sunday 19th March, 2017

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Sunday 19th March, 2017 WOWPublished: Sunday, March 19, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=151803#folio=68

Cops abused too

Source: Newsday | Cops abused too The recent violent slaying of young policewoman, Nyasha Joseph, has opened up a window on a range of domestic abuse – from the emotional to the physical – being experienced by officers, both female and male, in the Police Service.

Schoolgirl beating under probe

Source: Newsday | Schoolgirl beating under probe Education Minister Anthony Garcia and ministry officials will tomorrow visit Mayaro Secondary School where four female students involved in beating another schoolgirl have been suspended.

Nyasha murder file for DPP

Source: Newsday | Nyasha murder file for DPP Police are expected to approach Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard today with circumstantial evidence in relation to the gruesome killing of Woman Police Constable Nyasha Joseph.

What the money for, Colm?

Source: Newsday | What the money for, Colm? A FORMER People’s National Movement minister and a former People’s Partnership minister have both called on Finance Minister Colm Imbert to state exactly what the $1.7 billion from the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund (HSF) will be spent on.

Give comfort, support

Source: Newsday | Give comfort, support How does a family member break the news to a young child that his or her parent has died, more so tragically? This is the dilemma being faced by the relatives of late Woman Police Constable Nyasha Joseph as they prepare to honour the young officer’s life at her

Indo-Trinis told to reconnect with India

Source: Newsday | Indo-Trinis told to reconnect with India In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the abolition of indentureship, India’s Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs & Overseas Indian Affairs, Shri Dyaneshwar Mulay has advised people of Indian origin to reconnect with their ancestral country.

Preserving Angelo’s legacy

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Preserving Angelo’s legacy Erline AndrewsPublished: Saturday, March 18, 2017Angelo Bissessarsingh had strong feelings about how history was being communicated in T&T. That’s why he wanted to do it differently. He set up the Facebook page Angelo Bissessarsingh’s Virtual Museum of Trinidad & Tobago in 2009, when social media was still gaining its

British Council ramps up arts work in T&T

Source: Trinidad Guardian | British Council ramps up arts work in T&T Published: Saturday, March 18, 2017The British Council Caribbean has been carrying out a number of programmes in T&T over the last few months. The council’s Caribbean Arts manager Annalee Davis said the implementation of these programmes was a part of establishing and continuing cultural

Blood disorders no longer a death sentence

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Blood disorders no longer a death sentence Charles Kong SooPublished: Saturday, March 18, 2017If we educate, manage effectively and efficiently diagnose and treat, you automatically have a reduction in the number of patients born with inherited blood disorders, namely haemophilia, sickle cell disease and thalassaemia. Dr Waveney Charles: With early detection and

A TALE OF TWO CALYPSOES

Source: Trinidad Guardian | A TALE OF TWO CALYPSOES Published: Sunday, March 19, 2017Although the Carnival festivities are behind us, I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Dr Hollis ‘Chalkdust’ Liverpool on the winning of this year’s Calypso Monarch title. His performance titled Learn From Arithmetic is of the calibre of the social and

Fun getaway to Mud Volcano sites

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Fun getaway to Mud Volcano sites Sharlene RampersadPublished: Saturday, March 18, 2017The four-day Easter holiday weekend is quickly approaching and if you haven’t thought about how you’re going to spend those days yet, the Sunday Guardian might have a few ideas for you. In this series, we will explore attractions, both natural

THE THREE-FIFTHS MAJORITY GAMBLE

Source: Trinidad Guardian | THE THREE-FIFTHS MAJORITY GAMBLE Hamid GhanyPublished: Sunday, March 19, 2017Last Tuesday in the Senate, the Government made good on its promise to cease bringing to Parliament any legislation that may require a three-fifths majority in cases where it is possible that there might be the need for such a majority owing to

WHAT EVERYBODY KNOWS

Source: Trinidad Guardian | WHAT EVERYBODY KNOWS Published: Sunday, March 19, 2017Everybody knows that young black men are under performing academically. Everybody knows that more Indo-Trinidadian children are passing SEA and CXC. And everybody knows that Indos are vastly over-represented compared to Afro-Trinidadians at the tertiary level. According to the 2011 Population and Housing census and

Poor service at EWMSC

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Poor service at EWMSC …bed shortage, no courtesy, professionalism, respectRhonda Krystal RamballyPublished: Sunday, March 19, 2017Poor. That was the consensus of relatives of patients seeking emergency care and treatment at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC) last week. They complained about the delays, lack of beds, discourteous staff, and a general

Lawrence invests in 13 locals

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Lawrence invests in 13 locals Published: Saturday, March 18, 2017T&T Head Coach Dennis Lawrence announced his 26-man roster for the upcoming 2018 World Cup Qualifiers against Panama and Mexico on March 24th and 28th at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain. Lawrence made the announcement following a practice match among

The pen was Walcott’s gift

Source: Trinidad Guardian | The pen was Walcott’s gift TRIBUTE TO A NOBEL LAUREATECharles Kong SooPublished: Sunday, March 19, 2017He wanted to be a painter but…Acclaimed poet, playwright and Nobel Laureate Sir Derek Walcott did bestride the literary world like a colossus. He was equally comfortable at home in the land of his birth, St Lucia,

Gayle, Bravo sidelined as Carter, Mohammed force in

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Gayle, Bravo sidelined as Carter, Mohammed force in Published: Saturday, March 18, 2017ST JOHN’S, Antigua — The left-handed Gayle also did not play in the three-match series against the Pakistanis last September in the United Arab Emirates, after advising selectors he was unavailable for selection. However, the West Indies Cricket Board release

Pro League needs revamping to attract spectators

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Pro League needs revamping to attract spectators Published: Saturday, March 18, 2017As an avid football supporter, I would like to offer some humble suggestions to Messrs Dexter Skeene and company, on how to get the crowds out to games. Firstly, they must cease and desist from using those three stadiums for matches.

Newborn baby girl thrown over wall

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Newborn baby girl thrown over wall Kalifa ClynePublished: Sunday, March 19, 2017The T&T Police Service (TTPS) is asking for the public’s help after an El Socorro family discovered the body of a newborn baby girl in their yard yesterday morning. Members of the TTPS is seeking help to find the baby’s mother.

‘Colm must explain HSF withdrawal’

Source: Trinidad Guardian | ‘Colm must explain HSF withdrawal’ Kalifa ClynePublished: Sunday, March 19, 2017Minister Colm Imbert owes a duty to the population to say what he intends to do with the $ 1.7 billion (TT) that was removed from the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund (HSF). This is the view of former energy minister Kevin Ramnarine

Hinds hustles out Clarke Road

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Hinds hustles out Clarke Road Vinode MamchanPublished: Saturday, March 18, 2017Fast bowler Terrence Hinds was impressive on the opening day of round four of the TTCB Premiership taking five wickets for 26 runs to bowl out Clarke Road for 152 at St. Mary’s ground on Serpentine Road in St. Clair. At the

Jaguars inch ahead at the Oval

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Jaguars inch ahead at the Oval Published: Saturday, March 18, 2017A lead of 44 runs on first innings may not seem much but on a Queen’s Park Oval pitch that is expected to assist the spinners more as the match wears on, Guyana Jaguars have put themselves in a good position to

Creating a culture of peace

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Creating a culture of peace Published: Saturday, March 18, 2017I saw recently that yet another conference on education was held at UWI recently which was addressed by Minister Lovell Francis. I remember that nearly a year ago another education conference was held at the same venue and nothing came of it. When

‘An IPO solution may make sense for CAL’

Source: Trinidad Guardian | ‘An IPO solution may make sense for CAL’ Published: Saturday, March 18, 2017The last line of your editorial on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 “Decision time on CAL’s future” stated that “ it makes no sense holding on to a loss-making entity.” I, and I am sure other rational thinkers, would agree to

Asking the right kind of questions

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Asking the right kind of questions Published: Saturday, March 18, 2017The kind of robust interrogation reported in the media, of State Enterprises and government agencies at the Parliamentary Committee level, is cause for some optimism that the laxity of the past will no longer be allowed to continue. In particular, Senators David

MAN & CHILD: The wine of children

Source: Trinidad Guardian | MAN & CHILD: The wine of children Published: Saturday, March 18, 2017A PARENTING COLUMN BY KEVIN BALDEOSINGHMy daughter Jinaki, who will be four years old in May, is at that stage where children start mimicking the words of songs they hear around them. Most times, she will just pick up one or

GOVT BURDENS = INCREASING PUBLIC COSTS

Source: Trinidad Guardian | GOVT BURDENS = INCREASING PUBLIC COSTS Gail AlexanderPublished: Saturday, March 18, 2017Perhaps it was because MPs were seeing each other for a second time for the week, that yesterday’s pre-Parliament mood had been light. Past and present health ministers, Fuad Khan and Terrence Deyalsingh, walked in together, chatting. PNMites Marlene McDonald, Rohan

BACK TO SQUARE ONE WITH TOURISM

Source: Trinidad Guardian | BACK TO SQUARE ONE WITH TOURISM Paolo KernahanPublished: Saturday, March 18, 2017The announcement of the TDC shutdown came as a surprise to many. The unions and shell-shocked TDC staff are mistaken in thinking this move is the brainchild of Tourism Minister Shamfa Cudjoe. She is merely the messenger sent by her betters

A giant of the Caribbean

Source: Trinidad Guardian | A giant of the Caribbean Published: Saturday, March 18, 2017In a body of work spanning more than six decades, celebrated poet, playwright and painter Derek Alton Walcott, who died on Friday at age 87, captured the rich, unique, and complicated culture of the Caribbean in the post-colonial era. A literary giant whose

FCB rebounds $0.49

Source: Trinidad Guardian | FCB rebounds {$permalink}.49 Published: Saturday, March 18, 2017Overall market activity resulted from trading in nine securities of which six advanced, one declined and two traded firm. Trading activity on the first tier market registered a volume of 180,793 shares crossing the floor of the Exchange valued at $1,942,443.80. Sagicor Financial Corporation was

Two TDC workers called back

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Two TDC workers called back Rosemarie SantPublished: Saturday, March 18, 2017Interim CEO of the Tourism Development Company Cliff Hamilton says two employees who got dismissal letters earlier this week were called back to work “because we felt it was the best thing to do until things were settled.” The decision came one

MOM, BABY BEATEN

Source: Newsday | MOM, BABY BEATEN TWO forest rangers on duty near the Mt St Benedict Monastery prevented the possible murder of a 32-year-old woman and her one-year-old daughter whom they rescued from two men who were savagely beating both mother and child on Thursday morning.

Derek Walcott dies

Source: Newsday | Derek Walcott dies ACCOLADES to a man, who represented the entire Caribbean, rolled in as news of his death spread throughout the country and the wider world. Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, 87, died yesterday at his home in Cap Estate, St Lucia after an illness. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature

Govt's $B dip into HSF

Source: Newsday | Govt’s $B dip into HSF SOME $1.7 billion in petroleum earnings, saved in the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund (HSF), will be used to partially fund the country’s $7 billion developmental scheme or Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP), the Ministry of Finance announced yesterday.

Cops kill mentally ill man

Source: Newsday | Cops kill mentally ill man RELATIVES of a 30-yearold St Ann’s outpatient, who was shot dead Thursday evening, insist police are not properly equipped to handle people with mental illness.

Imam: Nyasha killed worse than an animal

Source: Newsday | Imam: Nyasha killed worse than an animal S U P P O R T I N G Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s death penalty stance, a Muslim cleric yesterday lamented that PC Nyasha Joseph was killed in a manner worse than an animal and the country’s politicians and judicial system should rally

Easter Eggs-travaganza Rules and Guidelines

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Easter Eggs-travaganza Rules and Guidelines Guardian Media Easter Eggs-travaganza Rules and Guidelines The Promotion is open from Monday 20th March to Monday 3rd April from 6AM to 10PM on CNC3 and daily in the Guardian Newspaper. On CNC3, an Easter Graphic would be “squeezed” onto the screen a minimum of ten times per

Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott dies at 87.

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott dies at 87. Published: Friday, March 17, 2017Poet, playwright and Nobel Laureate Sir Derek Walcott, as died. Walcott passed away at his home in Cap Estate, north St Lucia about 7:30 a.m. today after a prolonged illness. He was 87. Family members confirmed his death to St Lucian

Easter Eggs-travaganza

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WOMAN HELD

Source: Newsday | WOMAN HELD A 36-YEAR-OLD Carenage mother of two was arrested by Homicide Investigations Bureau detectives in connection with the murder of policewoman Nyasha Joseph, hours after the officer’s decomposing body was pulled from the Gulf of Paria off Sea Lots on Wednesday. Sources said the woman is one of five believed to…

Vicious, barbaric act

Source: Newsday | Vicious, barbaric act A VICIOUS and barbaric act, is how acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams described the murder of PC Nyasha Joseph whose body was found dumped at sea on Wednesday, a week after she went missing.

I feel Nyasha's family's pain

Source: Newsday | I feel Nyasha’s family’s pain PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday said he felt the pain of the family of murdered police officer Nyasha Joseph whose body was found on Wednesday. Addressing the post-Cabinet news conference at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann’s, 24 hours after Joseph’s body was discovered, Rowley said,

Carmona calls for justice that 'heals rather than bleeds'

Source: Newsday | Carmona calls for justice that ‘heals rather than bleeds’ “A justice that heals, rather than bleeds…” This was the type of justice that President Anthony Carmona called for during his message to prisoners and their children at the official opening of a library at the Port-of-Spain Gaol yesterday. Carmona, in his speech,

More brains to fight crime

Source: Newsday | More brains to fight crime MORE brain power and not necessarily an increase in manpower within the Police Service may be the solution to tackling sky-rocketing crime, Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CCIC) president Richie Sookhai says. He made the suggestion during the official opening of the chamber’s new offices at

Autopsy inconclusive

Source: Newsday | Autopsy inconclusive AN AUTOPSY yesterday at the Forensic Science Centre on PC Nyasha Joseph revealed that death was inconclusive.

RODERICK PYLE

Source: Trinidad Guardian | RODERICK PYLE Published: Thursday, March 16, 2017RODERICK PYLE: Former Councillor of La Horquetta/Piarco Area under the People National Movement from1992-2002 departed this life on 14th March, 2017 at theage of 78. He will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered as the: Former Husband of: Patricia Pyle Father of: Susan Pyle Guiry Grandfather

Panel of judges a better option

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Panel of judges a better option Published: Friday, March 17, 2017The decision by the Government to introduce a bill to abolish trial by jury is receiving mixed reviews. This, coming on the heels of a similar proposal to abolish preliminary inquiries and removing the authority to determine if a matter should be

Abolish jury trials, wigs

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Abolish jury trials, wigs Published: Friday, March 17, 2017As a citizen of T&T I would like to express my support for the abolition of jury trials. As pointed out in recent articles in the print media, trial by jury is a very time consuming and costly affair and usually results in the

Replacing a working system a bad move

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Replacing a working system a bad move Published: Friday, March 17, 2017I really can’t see any real or logical reason for the urgent desire to scrap the trial by jury system. This is a democratic nation where the jury system has always been an essential part of the legal apparatus. Abolishing the

RADHAY: JENNY

Source: Trinidad Guardian | RADHAY: JENNY Published: Thursday, March 16, 2017RADHAY: JENNY of #7 Park Street, San Fernando passed away on March 14th, 2017 at the age of 73. Daughter of the late Rev. Sydney and Cordelia Ramdial Daughter in law ofthe late Eric and Enez Hart. Wife of Rolph Radhay. Mother of Rachael Anneliese (Brasilia)

PREVENT EXPLOSION OF RUNAWAY CHILDREN

Source: Trinidad Guardian | PREVENT EXPLOSION OF RUNAWAY CHILDREN Published: Friday, March 17, 2017Anger sets in when the public is asked to assist in finding a child who goes missing and when the child is found no explanation is provided to them. This has been happening at a more rapid pace lately. However, key is what

RAMROOP: LACKPATIAH

Source: Trinidad Guardian | RAMROOP: LACKPATIAH Published: Thursday, March 16, 2017RAMROOP: LACKPATIAH of 917 George Village, Tablel and passed away on Sunday 12th March, 2017 at age 85. She was the wife of Ramroop Chadee (Deceased) Sister of Surajiah (Deceased), Sumintra (Deceased), Budiah (Deceased), Doolin, Lovely, Mewalal and Harold Ramnanansingh. Loving aunt ofmany. Relative of the

Shamfa stays in office—Rowley

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Shamfa stays in office—Rowley Richard LordPublished: Friday, March 17, 2017Calls for Tourism Minister to be axedPrime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says no consideration was being given to remove Tourism Minister Shamfa Cudjoe from his Cabinet as the decision to close the Tourism Development Company was a decision taken by the Government and not

Cops get extra time with first suspect

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Cops get extra time with first suspect Published: Friday, March 17, 2017WPC NYASHA JOSEPH’S KILLINGHomicide detectives have until Monday to charge or release the first suspect they held in connection with the murder of WPC Nyasha Joseph. High Court Judge Nadia Kangaloo gave the order yesterday, after hearing a habeas corpus application

Bigford continues to shine

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Bigford continues to shine Joanne BriggsPublished: Thursday, March 16, 2017Vaughnette Bigford is little annoyed. A case of the sniffles is keeping her back. As a singer, anything that resembles a cold can affect the vocal chords or a performance. She is staving off a sinus attack, which she never experienced until her

PM: Killers must pay the penalty

Source: Trinidad Guardian | PM: Killers must pay the penalty Richard LordPublished: Friday, March 17, 2017Ramesh asked to work on hanging lawsPrime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has openly requested the assistance of former attorney general Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj to ensure the death penalty for convicted killers can be executed in T&T. Rowley revealed this during yesterday’s post-Cabinet

Trinidad All Stars jammin’ still

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Trinidad All Stars jammin’ still Invoking the spirit of George Bailey… Published: Thursday, March 16, 2017PulseI thought I would get some rest after Carnival but that has turned out to be wishful thinking. On Thursday night I attended Albert Bailey’s announcement that his brother’s spirit in mas will be invoked for Carnival

Pichakaree for Phagwa

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Pichakaree for Phagwa Peter Ray BloodPublished: Thursday, March 16, 2017Twelve finalists will compete at this year’s Pichakaree song contest to be held this Sunday (March 19) in Enterprise, Chaguanas, hosted by the Hindu Prachar Kendra temple as part of its Phagwa festival activities. All Kendra Phagwa festival activities will take place at

Mom: God will deal with killer/s

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Mom: God will deal with killer/s Jensen La VendePublished: Friday, March 17, 2017The mother of WPC Nyasha “Ny Ny” Joseph initially wanted to kill the person/s she thought responsible for her child’s death. Yesterday, however, she was more forgiving. Speaking with Guardian Media yesterday Paula Guy said: “I had a lot of

5 found guilty in woman’s killing

Source: Trinidad Guardian | 5 found guilty in woman’s killing Published: Friday, March 17, 2017After three trials over the past eight years, five men were yesterday acquitted of murdering San Juan businesswoman Samdaye Rampersad in 2005. But despite being spared the mandatory death sentence, Phillip “The Boss” Boodram, Roger Mootoo, Ricky Singh, Kervin Williams and Aaron

Barbaric and vicious act

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Barbaric and vicious act Casandra Thompson–ForbesPublished: Friday, March 17, 2017CoP angry at WPC Joseph’s murderActing Police Commissioner Stephen Williams says the T&T Police Service will leave no stone unturned in solving the murder of WPC Nyasha Joseph, saying it was a “vicious” and “barbaric” act perpetrated against his charge. “It (Joseph’s killing)

Women’s Lives Matter 2

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Women’s Lives Matter 2 Bobie-Lee DixonPublished: Thursday, March 16, 2017Tired of all the ‘ole talk’ and no meaningful action, this Canadian/TT citizen offers to take abused women to CanadaWearied by too much “ole talk” and no action in T&T surrounding the issue of violence against women and children, Dr Roz Roach says

The untapped potential of the under-40 age groups

Source: Trinidad Guardian | The untapped potential of the under-40 age groups Published: Thursday, March 16, 2017Millennial magicAdvertising and marketing agency, cmb, has commissioned a survey on media consumption in Trinidad and Tobago. Guardian Media Ltd, the media group with the most comprehensive mix of advertising solutions in the country, has partnered with cmb for a

We can’t afford to backtrack on prison reform

Source: Trinidad Guardian | We can’t afford to backtrack on prison reform Richard BransonPublished: Thursday, March 16, 2017Mass incarceration has grabbed the headlines recently, after episodes of unrest in prisons in Brazil and the Philippines. But when it comes to problems related to long-term confinement, no country embodies criminal justice failures more than the United States.

EITI reaffirms energy transparency leadership

Source: Trinidad Guardian | EITI reaffirms energy transparency leadership Published: Thursday, March 16, 2017The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) held its 36th board meeting, with parallel side-meetings, in Bogota, Colombia, 7-9 March 2017, when it reafirmed its leadership on revenue transparency in the world’s extractive sectors. The EITI is in its tenth year of implementation and

Reduced gas supply led to methanol plant closures

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Reduced gas supply led to methanol plant closures Anthony WilsonCurtis WilliamsPublished: Thursday, March 16, 2017Negotiations between state-owned National Gas Company (NGC) and the world’s second largest methanol producer, foreign-owned Methanol Holdings Trinidad Ltd (MHTL), broke down earlier this year because the two parties could not reach agreement on the volume of natural

Shanaqua returns to the stage

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Shanaqua returns to the stage Peter Ray BloodPublished: Thursday, March 16, 2017Now that Carnival 2017 is all done and dusted, former soca starlet Shanaqua is determined to make a comeback to the stage. For Carnival, Shanaqua, real name Rachael Fortune, waxed topical with a Myron B-produced track titled Ah Owe in which

Thirteen years of Alta – Part One

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Thirteen years of Alta – Part One Published: Thursday, March 16, 2017Today we have the first part of a contribution from Roseline Lynch, an Alta Tutor who has taught our Level 1 and Level 2 students at Alta’s Arima Boys’ and Arima Girls’ RC School venues for the past 13 years. It

Bosses don’t know it all

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Bosses don’t know it all Published: Thursday, March 16, 2017Organisational psychologist Jeffrey Pfeffer and management expert Robert Sutton, both professors at Stanford University, write that one of their favourite sayings is: When two people always agree, one of them is unnecessary. Their book, which is sub-titled Profiting from Evidence-Based Management, sounds many

ANCHOR AROUND NECK

Source: Newsday | ANCHOR AROUND NECK DAYS of searching for missing policewoman Nyasha Joseph ended yesterday when a Felicity fishermen, trawling for shrimp in the Gulf of Paria off Sea Lots, discovered her body stuffed head first inside a crocus bag.

Nyasha mentioned in Parliament

Source: Newsday | Nyasha mentioned in Parliament MURDERED police officer Nyasha Joseph’s name was mentioned by Government and Opposition parliamentarians during debate on the Indictable Offences (Pre-Trial Procedure) Bill 2017 yesterday, prior to her body being discovered yesterday.

Dillon: I'm not giving up

Source: Newsday | Dillon: I’m not giving up MINISTER of National Security Edmund Dillon yesterday vowed not to give up in the fight against crime and hopes others wouldn’t either, as he reacted to news that the body of missing policewoman Nyasha Joseph was found in the Gulf of Paria off Sea Lots.

Touch one teacher, you touch all!

Source: Newsday | Touch one teacher, you touch all! THE TT Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) has issued a pointed warning to the Ministry of Education and Minister Anthony Garcia: Touch one teacher, you touch all! TTUTA President Lynsley Doodhai gave this warning as he reacted to news that Minister Garcia was contemplating action against teachers

Sex predators beware

Source: Newsday | Sex predators beware THE Ministry of National Security in conjunction with the Police service are in the process of compiling a sex registry which will be made available on a special website when the compilation of all material is completed.

Brit's body to be flown back to the UK

Source: Newsday | Brit’s body to be flown back to the UK John Morris, 69, who was crushed to death on Tuesday after accidentally falling into an aggregate bin at an Asphalt plant in Princes Town, will be flown back to England for burial, businessman and close friend Krishna Lutchmeesingh of Lutchmeesingh Transport Contractors Limited

‘Bureau of Standards monitoring foreign cement’

Source: Trinidad Guardian | ‘Bureau of Standards monitoring foreign cement’ Radhica SookrajPublished: Wednesday, March 15, 2017With the entry of foreign cement on the market, Trade and Industry Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon said the T&T Bureau of Standards is continuing to monitor all products to ensure they meet quality standards. She was speaking at a tour of the TCL facility at

FCB declines $0.50

Source: Trinidad Guardian | FCB declines {$permalink}.50 Published: Wednesday, March 15, 2017Overall market activity resulted from trading in 11 securities of which five advanced, two declined and four traded firm. Trading activity on the first tier market registered a volume of 31,360 shares crossing the floor of the Exchange valued at $728,786.81. Guardian Holdings Ltd was

Fishermen aghast after pulling up body in catch

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Fishermen aghast after pulling up body in catch Yvonne BaboolalPublished: Wednesday, March 15, 2017Fishermen doing their normal’s day’s work on shrimp trawlers at the mouth of the Caroni River in the Gulf of Paria yesterday, were thrown into a state of shock when, while hauling up the morning’s catch, they pulled up the

WPC’s body found at mouth of Caroni River

Source: Trinidad Guardian | WPC’s body found at mouth of Caroni River Jensen La VendePublished: Wednesday, March 15, 2017New suspect surrendersAnother man being sought for questioning in connection with the murder of WPC Nyasha Joseph surrendered to police last night, mere hours after her body was found by fishermen at the mouth of the Caroni River.

Shock, anger among colleagues, family

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Shock, anger among colleagues, family Camille ClarkePublished: Wednesday, March 15, 2017Tears, anger, surprise, shock and outrage consumed those in the Church of the Epiphany in Morvant last night, as colleagues, friends and family came together to celebrate the life of WPC Nyasha Joseph. Earlier in the day Joseph’s colleagues had organised what

Hinds: Public worried, mourning Nyasha’s death

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Hinds: Public worried, mourning Nyasha’s death Gail AlexanderPublished: Wednesday, March 15, 2017The matter of missing policewoman Nyasha Joseph has caused consternation among the national community, including police officers and women, says Public Utilities Minister Fitzgerald Hinds. Hinds alluded to the matter while speaking at yesterday’s Parliament debate on proposed legislation to abolish

Jury hears how mother and baby were killed

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Jury hears how mother and baby were killed Sascha WilsonPublished: Wednesday, March 15, 2017Mayaro mother Ria Ramlochan was stabbed to death and her body dumped in a latrine, while her baby boy’s body was found in a fishing net on the bank of the Mafeking River 12 years ago. Yesterday, as the murder trial of 40-year-old Anand Baboolal began

12 years after, man admits to Carnival Tuesday murder

Source: Trinidad Guardian | 12 years after, man admits to Carnival Tuesday murder Published: Wednesday, March 15, 2017More than 12 years after a 33-year-old man was robbed, stabbed and shot dead during Carnival Tuesday celebrations in Arima, one of his attackers has admitted to participating in the crime. Christopher Lewis was due to go on trial

‘If you do good, good will follow’

Source: Trinidad Guardian | ‘If you do good, good will follow’ Yvonne BaboolalPublished: Wednesday, March 15, 2017Kudos for honest auto servicemanToyota service technician, Varun Ramnarace, said he struggles to get by on his meagre salary but if he found another $3,000 in a car he would still return it to the owner. “I have a strong belief

Everybody Loves Raymond

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Everybody Loves Raymond Yvonne WebbPublished: Wednesday, March 15, 2017It was a Friday evening, one week before his big post-Carnival show, Everybody Loves Raymond, this Saturday (March 18),—Raymond Ramnarine was pumped—not on his music, but on antibiotics and shots from his doctor to obliterate any signs of a nasty cough tormenting him. It

Forgiving others promotes well-being

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Forgiving others promotes well-being Caroline C RavelloPublished: Wednesday, March 15, 2017Last week I participated in a three-day weekend conference on psychological health and counselling as part of an ongoing series of church ministry training. I was the beneficiary of a paid subscription from friends at the church who thought that the programme

UTC pockets JPC title

Source: Trinidad Guardian | UTC pockets JPC title Rachael Thomspon-KingPublished: Wednesday, March 15, 2017It has been a dream start for the Unit Trust Corporation netball team in its debut season in the Courts All Sectors Netball League, already copping two titles and the competitions are far from over. On Monday night at the Eastern Regional Indoor

Pt Fortin, Police early U-13, U-15 Flow lead

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Pt Fortin, Police early U-13, U-15 Flow lead Published: Wednesday, March 15, 2017Pt Fortin Civic and Police FC moved into a two-way lead at the top of the 2017 Flow Youth Pro Football League Under-13 and Under-15 Divisions with six points each when matches continued on Sunday. However, while Pt Fortin Civic

A miracle on God’s Own territory

Source: Trinidad Guardian | A miracle on God’s Own territory Jeffrey RossPublished: Wednesday, March 15, 2017The Jeffery Ross Racing SpecialGod’s Own, a solid, durable and an experienced nine-year-old, could prove more than a match for unbeaten Douvan in the grade one, £366000, Champion Chase over two miles of good to soft Cheltenham today. Whatever transpires Tom

T&T racing on fumes

Source: Trinidad Guardian | T&T racing on fumes Published: Wednesday, March 15, 2017The 2017 Racing Season entered its post-Carnival session on March 11 with most of the racing world hopeful that something better will happen in the months to come. The Pre-Carnival season was noteworthy for nothing of significance though the Arima Race Club (ARC) chose

Medical tests for Warriors today

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Medical tests for Warriors today …as Panama names squadPublished: Wednesday, March 15, 2017National football coach Dennis Lawrence has moved his training to the Hasely Crawford Stadium ahead of the first of two World Cup Qualifiers against Panama on March 24 at that venue. The team began training yesterday, only days after they

Financial challenges deny U-16 Netball players

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Financial challenges deny U-16 Netball players Rachael Thomspon-KingPublished: Wednesday, March 15, 2017Disappointment for T&T Under-16 netball team and its staff on learning that the Caribbean Netball Association’s (CNA) Jean Pierre Youth Netball Tournament has been postponed due to under-participation. On March 6, president of CNA, Rufina Paul, sent out notice to all

Skeene beats top seed Davis in opener

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Skeene beats top seed Davis in opener Published: Wednesday, March 15, 2017Emma Davis, the overwhelming favourite to win the Shell-sponsored Tranquility Open Tennis Tournament at the club’s home base on Victoria Avenue, Port-of-Spain, got off to a bad start yesterday in the Women’s Singles draw, going down in three sets 3-6, 6-3

PAY ME MY $5M

Source: Newsday | PAY ME MY M FORMER CL Financial honcho Carlos John is suing his former boss, former CL Financial chairman Lawrence Duprey for unpaid loans amounting to $5.1 million.

British national crushed to death

Source: Newsday | British national crushed to death A BRITISH national died after falling into an aggregate bin while working at an asphalt plant in Princes Town yesterday morning.

Cut and paste deeds

Source: Newsday | Cut and paste deeds THE issue of fraudulent land Deeds, created via the use of cutand- paste stamps, surfaced in a multi-million dollar Gulf View land property dispute, prompting a High Court judge to order the Land Registry Department to cancel a number of deeds to property, purporting to represent plots of

More drugs found, but no Nyasha

Source: Newsday | More drugs found, but no Nyasha POLICE yesterday returned to Sea Lots yesterday for what was the fifth consecutive day of searches for missing police officer Nyasha Joseph who is feared dead, after leaving her home last week Thursday but never showing up for work at the Morvant Police Station.

AG: Trial by jury not a right

Source: Newsday | AG: Trial by jury not a right ATTORNEY General Faris Al-Rawi yesterday declared that trial by jury is not an absolute right in this country.

Winter storm cancels CAL flights

Source: Newsday | Winter storm cancels CAL flights CARIBBEAN Airlines (CAL) yesterday advised that several flights have been cancelled as a result of monster blizzards which the mid-Atlantic and north-east portion of the United States yesterday.

ON A MATTER OF CORRECTION, COLM…

Source: Trinidad Guardian | ON A MATTER OF CORRECTION, COLM… Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2017In the early 1980’s when the first oil boom had come to an end, the late Prime Minister George Chambers famously remarked “Fete over, back to work.” Carnival 2017 has passed and we will soon see whether MX Prime is a prophet.

‘JUST IN CASE…’

Source: Trinidad Guardian | ‘JUST IN CASE…’ David E Bratt, MDPublished: Tuesday, March 14, 2017Ten ounces? How much she was weighing? Six pounds. And now? Sixteen. So she put on ten ounces in three days… Wow! After losing eight ounces in five days! Is that all right doc, or is that too much? No, no, that

Waterfront Centre, we have a problem

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Waterfront Centre, we have a problem Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2017We admit that reading our pages nowadays can be a challenge even for the most optimistic citizen. It is hard to have an edition without seeing more troubling news. Examples from the past few days alone include the deeply troubling data about

Lashley to head Petrotrin review body

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Lashley to head Petrotrin review body Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2017Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday presented letters of appointments to a seven-member committee that has been mandated to investigate the operations of cash-strapped Petrotrin. They are chairman Selwyn Lashley, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Prof Chandrabhan Sharma, Department of Electrical and

REWARD

Source: Newsday | REWARD A $25,000 reward is being offered by Crime Stoppers for information on the whereabouts of missing 22-year-old police constable Nyasha Joseph who has not been seen since Thursday last.

CAL workers underpaid and unhappy

Source: Newsday | CAL workers underpaid and unhappy A SURVEY conducted by Caribbean Airlines (CAL) last February revealed that 67 percent of its workers do not believe the State-owned airline can return to profitability.

Social media has ruined my life

Source: Newsday | Social media has ruined my life A 33-YEAR-OLD Siparia hairdresser is seeking to clear her name after her photograph went viral over the weekend on social media as the person held for the recent murder of Siparia real estate agent Sylvestine “Baby” Bertrand, 87, and her daughter Kathy Ann, 51.

Boy,15, charged for J'Ouvert murder

Source: Newsday | Boy,15, charged for J’Ouvert murder A 15-YEAR-OLD boy appeared in the Portof- Spain Eighth Magistrate’s Court yesterday charged with the Carnival Monday J’Ouvert murder of retired soldier, Calvert James.

TT facing huge productivity challenge

Source: Newsday | TT facing huge productivity challenge BORROWING THE term from leadership guru, Jim Collins, Miguel Carillo, Executive Director and Professor of Strategy at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, yesterday cited three ugly facts facing Trinidad and Tobago: a huge productivity challenge and the country is struggling in competing internationally and

CAL paying US$270,000 monthly for discontinued London route

Source: Newsday | CAL paying US0,000 monthly for discontinued London route CARIBBEAN Airlines (CAL) still has to commit taxpayers’ money to paying for aircraft which it no longer has and for a route which it no longer flies. During a public hearing between CAL representatives and members of the State Enterprises Joint Select Committee (JSC)

Habitat honours top 12 supporters

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Habitat honours top 12 supporters Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2017Habitat for Humanity marks 20 years of building shelters, communities and hope in partnership with the people of Trinidad and Tobago today. The social housing NGO kicked off the celebrations with the annual Hunger Banquet at the Hilton Trinidad on Sunday, where 12

STEWART, ANGELLA

Source: Trinidad Guardian | STEWART, ANGELLA Published: Monday, March 13, 2017STEWART, ANGELLA nee Brewster of Gasparillo passedaway on Sunday 12 March2017. Wife of Winston. Mother of Allan, Leah Andrea, Ada, Allister, Philto. Grandmotherof Zara, Chelsea, Emily, Zachary, Gabriel. Sister of Agatha, Elizabeth, Christine(Piola, Eric, Phillip -dec). Sister in law of Joy, Alvin, Loveridge, Clare, Kelvin, Letha,

Agri minister clears air on J’Ouvert portrayal

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Agri minister clears air on J’Ouvert portrayal Yvonne WebbPublished: Tuesday, March 14, 2017Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat has responded to calls for him to recuse himself from the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) which is looking into expenditure at President’s House among other matters. Concerns were raised about apparent bias and conflict

MAINGOT, GEOFFREY

Source: Trinidad Guardian | MAINGOT, GEOFFREY Published: Monday, March 13, 2017MAINGOT, GEOFFREY formally of Pointe-a-Pierre,passed away peacefully in Vancouva, Canada, on the 6th March 2017. He was the husband of Patsy and Barbara (deceased). Father of Kathryn,Helen, Alan and Jerome. Brother of Martin (Dec’d), Elaine, David (Decd), Michaeland Betty-Anne. Funeral took place in Vancouva. Deathnotices

​RAMBEAU; STEFAN HALCON

Source: Trinidad Guardian | ​RAMBEAU; STEFAN HALCON Published: Monday, March 13, 2017RAMBEAU; STEFAN HALCON also known as “Doctor Ram-bo,” of 21 McDonald Street, Woodbrook, died on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Son of James and Alice Ho (both deceased). Father of Michelle Rambeau. Friend of Ignatius Ferreira, David Hannays, and many others. The funeral ofthe late Stefan

No stopping Police in ASNL

Source: Trinidad Guardian | No stopping Police in ASNL Rachael Thomspon-KingPublished: Monday, March 13, 2017Goal-attack Joelisa Cooper showed no signs of tiredness in Sunday’s round two match against University of T&T (UTT) after leading Police to its first title, Fast 5, on Saturday evening in the Courts All Sectors Netball League. She returned to the Eastern

CFA calls for TTFA General Meeting to remove Saunders as representative

Source: Trinidad Guardian | CFA calls for TTFA General Meeting to remove Saunders as representative Published: Monday, March 13, 2017WALTER ALIBEY   Fed up with attempts to have its own representative to the board of the T&T Football Association (TTFA) approved, the Central Football Association (CFA) is requesting an urgent Extraordinary General Meeting of the TTFA

Ring out the old and bring in the New

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Ring out the old and bring in the New Jeffrey RossPublished: Monday, March 13, 2017The Jeffrey Ross Racing Special The New One has his last chance of winning the £400000, grade one, Champion Hurdle, over two miles of ‘good to soft’ Cheltenham this afternoon, feature of a fabulous opening day of the

Root a model for Windies cricketers, says Sir Garry

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Root a model for Windies cricketers, says Sir Garry Published: Monday, March 13, 2017BRIDGETOWN, Barbados— The 80-year-old Sir Garry, Barbados’ only living National Hero and widely considered the greatest cricketer to have played the game, said Windies players lacked motivation and application – qualities which he identified in the new England Test

St Fort, Smith, Elcock secure sprint double at Carifta Trials

Source: Trinidad Guardian | St Fort, Smith, Elcock secure sprint double at Carifta Trials Published: Monday, March 13, 2017World Junior 100m bronze medallist Khalifa St Fort, Avindale Smith, Jerod Elcock and Tyriq Horsford lead a list of 40 local athletes that attained the Carifta standards set by the National Association of Athletic Administration (NAAA) for the

Mayor Martinez: Sports a positive change agent

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Mayor Martinez: Sports a positive change agent Brian LewisPublished: Monday, March 13, 2017Things That Matter What is an entrepreneur? What is entrepreneurship? What is an entrepreneurial process? How do we foster an entrepreneurial orientation? What is the difference between an entrepreneurially and traditionally managed firm or organisation? Last Thursday the Trinidad and

Khan leads Red Force crushing of Volcanoes

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Khan leads Red Force crushing of Volcanoes Published: Monday, March 13, 2017ST GEORGE’S—Leg-spinner Imran Khan’s five-wicket haul led Trinidad and Tobago Red Force to a 172-run crushing of Windward Islands Volcanoes yesterday, as they hauled themselves off the bottom of the Regional four-day standings. Set an improbable 375 for victory at the

Tribute to the music of Lord Kitchener

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Tribute to the music of Lord Kitchener Published: Monday, March 13, 2017The Academy of Arts, Letters, Culture and Public Affairs of the University of T&T (UTT) will continue its Distinguished Lecture series on Monday with A Tribute to the Music of Lord Kitchener by Aldwyn Albino. The tribute will be held at

Coming of age in Macqueripe

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Coming of age in Macqueripe Published: Monday, March 13, 2017″When I was nine or ten my stepmom would get so frustrated with me because she thought I had “nothing to think about” if I was crying and getting depressed over something like forest fires. Almost no one I encountered at the time

Police bags Fast 5 title in ASNL

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Police bags Fast 5 title in ASNL Rachael Thomspon-KingPublished: Monday, March 13, 2017Police keeps raking in the titles in the Courts All Sectors Netball League, this time around its elite team nabbed the Fast 5 crown in the Premiership Division on Saturday afternoon at the Eastern Regional Indoor Sports Arena in Tacarigua.

I like what I saw

Source: Trinidad Guardian | I like what I saw Soca Warriors display midfield presence Alvin CornealPublished: Monday, March 13, 2017Barbados may have been very much of what the Warriors wanted to test the mettle of the local players and also to observe the early preparations of Dennis Lawrence introduction into international coaching as head coach. His former

Sports need 47 Ash Wednesdays

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Sports need 47 Ash Wednesdays Andre BaptisePublished: Monday, March 13, 2017Dancing BraveIt is all about timing! There is a point, where you must be patient, and wait for the right time to make your move, to deliver the blow, that will define your existence and further emphasize your strength in both position

Question of ‘Rag’ to riches

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Question of ‘Rag’ to riches Jeffrey RossPublished: Monday, March 13, 2017The Jeffery Ross Racing SpecialNeon Wolf in Neptune, American misses Cheltenham Rag Tatter could well recoup recent losses, and become another three-year-old winner for trainer Kevin Ryan and stable jockey, Kevin Stott, in an ‘aged’ Maiden Stakes over six furlongs of Chelmsford polyrack

Game Shot leads the way

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Game Shot leads the way Published: Monday, March 13, 2017Game Shot remains in charge of the A Division, sitting on top of the table with a six-point lead over closest challengers, E-Z Lines 1, in the 501 Tournament in the National Darts League being hosted by the T&T Darts Association at the

Horsford, St Fort lead day 2 Carifta qualifiers

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Horsford, St Fort lead day 2 Carifta qualifiers Rachael Thomspon-KingPublished: Monday, March 13, 2017Reigning Under-18 javelin champion Tyriq Horsford yesterday booked his spot to the Carifta Games carded for Curacao over the Easter weekend (April 15-17), joining defending Girls 100m winner, Khalifa St Fort. Both Horsford and St Fort, who won gold

Narine stars with bat, ball as QPCC wins

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Narine stars with bat, ball as QPCC wins Vinode MamchanPublished: Monday, March 13, 2017Mystery spinner Sunil Narine grabbed 4/38 to help bowl out PowerGen for 118 and give Queen’s Park, another come from behind win in the third round of the TTCB Premiership at Syne Village in Penal, yesterday. Queen’s Park made

I care for her

Source: Newsday | I care for her THE 39-year-old man who has been assisting police since the disappearance of 22-year-old PC Nyasha Joseph on Thursday morning, is insisting that he does not know of her whereabouts.

Support for folk festivals dwindling

Source: Newsday | Support for folk festivals dwindling THERE is a decline in participation of folk culture. This is the view of Chinmadath Maharaj, president of the Pandava’s Cultural Organisation.

Sharon Rowley: Don't ignore violence against women

Source: Newsday | Sharon Rowley: Don’t ignore violence against women SHARON Rowley, wife of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, says the unacceptable and senseless incidents of violence committed by men and boys against our women and girls cannot be ignored.

Campaign for safety and security coming to you

Source: Newsday | Campaign for safety and security coming to you AS the Citizens Security Programme (CSP) winds down and to build on its successes, it will launch a ten-month public awareness campaign to increase community participation in safety and security across the country.

Ramdeen: Govt intruding on rights of citizens

Source: Newsday | Ramdeen: Govt intruding on rights of citizens OPPOSITION senator Gerald Ramdeen is taking strong objection to the provisions contained in the Miscellaneous Provisions (Trial by Judge Alone) Bill, 2017, scheduled for debate in Parliament on Wednesday.

200 bags of garbage collected at Chacachacare

Source: Newsday | 200 bags of garbage collected at Chacachacare MINISTER of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries Clarence Rambharat says a large portion of the garbage which accumulates down the islands come from island hoppers and weekenders on boat rides and excursions.

​JODHAN; Nicholas Gerard

Source: Trinidad Guardian | ​JODHAN; Nicholas Gerard Published: Saturday, March 11, 2017JODHAN; Nicholas Gerard, fondly called Sco, 10-8-1962-12-2-2017. Husband of Ginger Brown Jodhan. Beloved father of Samantha, Nixon and Micah Jodhan. Son of George and Annie (both deceased). Brother of Michele, Lori, Michael, Tracey and Jacqueline. Brother-in-law of Wilson Ayoung Chee, Mark Fojo and Paul de

​BALDEO BIDAISEE

Source: Trinidad Guardian | ​BALDEO BIDAISEE Published: Saturday, March 11, 2017BALDEO BIDAISEE better knownas “Brains” and “Bees” of Ojoe Road, Sangre Grande passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 8, 2017. He will always be lovingly remembered as the: Husband of Marjorie; Father of: Ronald, Allison, Kerry, Heidi, Brendon and Sacha; Grandfather of: Ethan, Ari, Liam, Alec

DELIA ANDERSON

Source: Trinidad Guardian | DELIA ANDERSON Published: Saturday, March 11, 2017DELIA ANDERSON of #61 Capriata Road La Pastora Settlement Upper Santa Cruz departed this life on Wednesday 8th March, 2017 She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anderson ( deceased ) Sister of Sonny Anderson better known as Andy, Knolly, Olivia, Millie, Alice, Lena (

WARWICK: RUDOLPH

Source: Trinidad Guardian | WARWICK: RUDOLPH Published: Saturday, March 11, 2017WARWICK: RUDOLPH retired Fire Officer passed away on Tuesday 7th March 2017 at the E.W.M.S.C. (Mt. Hope). Husband of Juliana Warwick(nee Noreiga). Father of Angela Warwick-Alexander(Canada), Michael Warwick(decd), Bernadine Warwick-Worrell, Donna Warwick, Sherry Ann Warwick-Carring-ton & Nichole Warwick-Marcelle. Grandfather of Aaron Velleton Roberts, Derek & Anthony

MAC QUAN: EMELDA

Source: Trinidad Guardian | MAC QUAN: EMELDA Published: Saturday, March 11, 2017MAC QUAN: EMELDA (neeDe La Rosa) of Marabella passed away on Thursday 9th March, 2017 .Wife of Henry Mac Quan (dec). Mother of Trevor, Jerome (dec), Joseph,Moylan (dec), Francis, Moylin, Charles, Romeo, Finbar (dec), Hamil (dec) Peter & Eddie. Grandmother of Twenty Three (23). Great-Grandmother

Sunday 12th March, 2017 WOW

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Sunday 12th March, 2017 WOW WOWPublished: Sunday, March 12, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=151622#folio=60

When a liability becomes an asset

Source: Trinidad Guardian | When a liability becomes an asset Published: Sunday, March 12, 2017Our engineer Finance Minister, Colm Imbert, ignited a firestorm when he accused the last government of attempting to hide the losses of Petrotrin, which are really some $4.2billion (TT) between 2011 and 2016, since to him it should have been explicitly shown

Moms for Literacy celebrating, empowering women since 1992

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Moms for Literacy celebrating, empowering women since 1992 Published: Sunday, March 12, 2017This year as we celebrate International Women’s Day 2017, we stand behind women who challenge bias and inequality, campaign against violence, champion women’s education and who forge the advancement of women. We support the businesses, organisations, and schools that are

Thumbs up for SWAT officers

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Thumbs up for SWAT officers Published: Sunday, March 12, 2017We acknowledge the tremendous job done by SWAT men and women in uniform under the blazing sun and pouring rain at times to ensure the safety of everyone taking part in the biggest and most beautiful festival in the world, T&T Carnival. SWAT’s

100 murders

Source: Newsday | 100 murders Gunmen have shot dead four men in another killing spree on Friday, which has taken the murder rate to a record-breaking 100 in under three months.

Education lifts society

Source: Newsday | Education lifts society “It is important for children to see the connection between their education and building a better society,” Education Minister Anthony Garcia advised yesterday.

Futile search for missing policewoman

Source: Newsday | Futile search for missing policewoman A frantic search continued yesterday for Woman Police Constable Nayasha Joseph, two days after she was reported missing by relatives.

Women: We have a right to be safe

Source: Newsday | Women: We have a right to be safe Hundreds of women, girls, boys and men demonstrated their support for women’s rights yesterday as they marched around the Queen’s Park Savannah chanting slogans and holding up signs for all to see.

Weekes bats for Worrell

Source: Newsday | Weekes bats for Worrell LEGENDARY West Indies cricketer Sir Everton Weekes had his audience at the Central Bank Auditorium in stitches as he cheerfully invoked the spirit of his late compatriot and just as great cricketer, Sir Frank Worrell, at a function Friday evening in which Sir Frank was the genesis.

Senior citizens centres face closure

Source: Newsday | Senior citizens centres face closure Cynthia (not her real name), 73, fiddled with the pieces of jewellery in her class at a senior citizens activity centre in east Trinidad on Wednesday.

TTFA, T&T Pro League extend condolences to John’s family

Source: Trinidad Guardian | TTFA, T&T Pro League extend condolences to John’s family Published: Saturday, March 11, 2017The Trinidad and Tobago Pro League, on behalf of its chairman, CEO and board members, extended condolences to the family of legendary Trinidad and Tobago striker and current national team assistant coach Stern John on the passing of his

Knight Riders stick to core players

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Knight Riders stick to core players Vinode MamchanPublished: Saturday, March 11, 2017The Trinbago Knight Riders made only three picks at the 2017 CPL draft yesterday as they stuck to their core players in an effort to build their unit. Team operations manager Colin Borde showed up alone to take part in the

Browne heads Velodrome cycling entries

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Browne heads Velodrome cycling entries Published: Saturday, March 11, 2017T&T’s Kwesi Browne will head a field of Elite One category cyclists for the T&T Cycling Federation Track series which pedals off at the Arima Municipal Stadium Velodrome, from 3 pm this afternoon. Browne is fresh off of securing a spot at the

Cariah, Katwaroo rescue Red Force

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Cariah, Katwaroo rescue Red Force Published: Saturday, March 11, 2017Playing at the National Cricket Stadium on Friday, Red Force were flirting with total collapse at 57 for five after being sent in, before Cariah stroked 92 and Katwaroo, 59, to steer the visitors to 250 for seven at the close. Together, they

DEAD OR ALIVE?

Source: Newsday | DEAD OR ALIVE? THE search for a missing policewoman, believed to have been murdered and buried in a shallow grave somewhere in Sea Lots, continued yesterday and included the use of a police cadaver dog named “Daddy.” For several hours, “Daddy” led by his handler PC Swanson of the Canine Unit accompanied

Media must be accurate, balanced

Source: Newsday | Media must be accurate, balanced NOTING that social media platforms are “everywhere” and continues to be a source of information (real or imagined), legendary Trini-born newscaster Sir Trevor McDonald yesterday urged journalists to produce accurate, well-balanced news reports to counter online misinformation .

Police retirees want their backpay

Source: Newsday | Police retirees want their backpay AS many as 1,400 retired police officers are desperately awaiting money owed to them in the form of pension, gratuity and backpay, one retiree, who wished to remain anonymous, told Newsday yesterday .

CWU concerned about TDC dissolution

Source: Newsday | CWU concerned about TDC dissolution THE Communication Workers Union (CWU) is calling on Government to immediately reverse its decision to dissolve the Tourism Development Company (TDC) and engage in meaningful consultation with the union .

Woman held for double murder

Source: Newsday | Woman held for double murder WOMAN has been arrested in connection with the brutal stabbing murders of real estate agent Sylvestine “Baby” Bernard, 87, and her daughter Kathy Ann, 38. Up to late yesterday, the suspect who lives in Siparia, remained in custody assisting investigators. Police said they believe she may have

Tourism consultant: TDC has been dysfunctional

Source: Newsday | Tourism consultant: TDC has been dysfunctional A tourism consultant says the Tourism Development Corporation (TDC) has been dysfunctional for a while in terms of what it has been producing.

Now is the time to get it right

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Now is the time to get it right Published: Saturday, March 11, 2017Much of the news on Monday, March 6 focussed on groups of people praying about the upsurge of crime including but not isolated to crime/violence against women. In situations where violence is perpetuated, it is expected that the weakest will

MAN & CHILD: Father, son and close

Source: Trinidad Guardian | MAN & CHILD: Father, son and close Published: Saturday, March 11, 2017A PARENTING COLUMN BY KEVIN BALDEOSINGHI was lying on the bed reading with my son Kyle, who will be two years old in May, next to me, when he put his face close to mine and said: “Kyle Kijani Baldeosingh loves

LOBBYING FOR RETURNS ON STATE SPENDING

Source: Trinidad Guardian | LOBBYING FOR RETURNS ON STATE SPENDING Gail AlexanderPublished: Saturday, March 11, 2017Just how relieved Government was regarding Tuesday’s success of the FATCA legislation in the Senate could have been measured by a single standout action which occurred that night. Finance Minister Colm Imbert thanking the Opposition effusively. An otherwise (very) infrequent gesture.

TRINI IDIOSYNCRASIES

Source: Trinidad Guardian | TRINI IDIOSYNCRASIES Paolo KernahanPublished: Saturday, March 11, 2017There is no shortage of news in T&T that is either completely disheartening or exasperating. Abandoning the newspapers isn’t a solution because, as you know, news is merely a reflection of what’s happening in society. Living in a nation of crushing disappointment and a seemingly

Publish and be damned

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Publish and be damned Kevon FelminePublished: Saturday, March 11, 2017Legendary broadcaster tells journalists:Although the Government’s proposed cyber crime and whistle-blower legislations may pose a threat to press freedom, award winning broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald is urging journalists that no one can suppress information for too long. McDonald, who was born in San

Angry employees ready to fight

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Angry employees ready to fight Rosemarie SantPublished: Saturday, March 11, 2017TDC to be dissolved:Employees of the Tourism Development Authority (TDC) yesterday expressed shock, hurt, anger and disgust at the announcement by Tourism Minister Shamfa Cudjoe of plans to shut down the agency. Even the man who only last week met employees and

Bullied boy goes back to school

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Bullied boy goes back to school Radhica SookrajPublished: Saturday, March 11, 2017With a heavy heart and after much cajoling by his parents, the eight-year-old boy who was allegedly injured by a bully at a Carapichaima primary school on Tuesday, returned to classes yesterday. His father Yousuf Hosein said the boy was teary-eyed

Garcia takes no-nonsense stand against bullying

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Garcia takes no-nonsense stand against bullying Rosemarie SantPublished: Saturday, March 11, 2017The Ministry of Education is adopting a “no-nonsense approach to issues of violence, indiscipline and bullying” and school principals are being told to review existing plans to address these issues and where necessary, come up with a “comprehensive plan” to address

OWTU eyes backpay fight

Source: Trinidad Guardian | OWTU eyes backpay fight … as T&TEC can’t pay full 2nd trancheRosemarie SantPublished: Saturday, March 11, 2017A battle is brewing between the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) and the Oilfields Workers Trade Union(OWTU), after the commission wrote to the union indicating that it “is unable to meet the 36 per cent

Woman held in Siparia double murder

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Woman held in Siparia double murder Sascha WilsonPublished: Saturday, March 11, 2017A woman is being questioned by police investigating the brutal murders of a Siparia businesswoman and her daughter. The 22-year-old woman was detained by Homicide detectives on Thursday. Almost two weeks ago, the community of DeGannes Village was rocked on Carnival Monday

Man killed, 3 injured in shooting

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Man killed, 3 injured in shooting Published: Saturday, March 11, 2017A 22-year-old Chaguanas man was killed when he and three others were shot at John Street, Enterprise, yesterday afternoon. According to police report, a white Nissan Tiida stopped along John Street where the four were liming and four gunmen came out and

St Madeleine pelting probe extended

Source: Trinidad Guardian | St Madeleine pelting probe extended Radhica SookrajPublished: Saturday, March 11, 2017A team from the Education Ministry charged with probing last Monday’s fracas at the Ste Madeleine Secondary School is yet to submit its findings to Education Minister Anthony Garcia. The team, led by the Schools Supervisor III, was expected to hand over

Cop disappears

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Cop disappears Jensen La VendePublished: Saturday, March 11, 2017Prank calls hinder colleagues’ search as…A female police constable attached to the Morvant Police Station has been reported missing by her family, and police believe there is something sinister in her sudden disappearance. Friends of Nyasha “Ny Ny” Joseph yesterday described her as a

Woman police officer shot dead in Beetham

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Woman police officer shot dead in Beetham Published: Friday, March 10, 2017A 22-year-old woman police officer has been found murdered in the Beetham. WPC Nyasha Joseph, a mother of a 4-year-old child, did not show up for work on Thursday and relatives and co-workers were unable to contact her. Her body was

They can’t steal my car now

Source: Trinidad Guardian | They can’t steal my car now Ian K Ramdhanie, MSc, Principal, CISPS InPublished: Friday, March 10, 2017What’s quite troublesome in T&T is the detection rate for this crime, that is, the proportion of person(s) found and charged for these crimes. It’s pretty low. In 2013, the detection rate was 4.5 per cent.

Bring your message and come!

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Bring your message and come! Gabrielle HoseinPublished: Friday, March 10, 2017Diary of a Mothering WorkerOrganised by Christina Lewis, the first International Women’s Day (IWD) march in Trinidad was held in 1958. This years’ IWD march, which will be held tomorrow, almost 60 years later, speaks to continued work over these decades to

Send message of zero tolerance to bullying

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Send message of zero tolerance to bullying Published: Friday, March 10, 2017Mr Garcia has considerable experience as an educator at the primary and secondary levels, so he should share his knowledge of these matters to dispel growing concerns about safety in the nation’s schools. The incident on Tuesday at a school in

Former steel workers struggling to survive

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Former steel workers struggling to survive Rosemarie SantPublished: Thursday, March 9, 2017On March 11, 2016 ArcelorMittal shut the doors on its steel operations in T&T throwing 644 workers on the breadline. Workers who lost their jobs say its been a struggle to survive. Some workers have had to accept jobs as security

Health system failed Randoo

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Health system failed Randoo Yvonne BaboolalPublished: Thursday, March 9, 2017Baptist leader at Archbishop’s funeralThe public health system failed Spiritual Baptist Archbishop Monica Randoo, who died after there was no one to do a scan at a medical institution she visited, says Sterling Belgrave, a leader in the Baptist community. Addressing a large crowd

Chinese, Guyanese fined for illegal entry into T&T

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Chinese, Guyanese fined for illegal entry into T&T Sascha WilsonPublished: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Two men, a Chinese and a Guyanese, were each fined $5,000 yesterday after appearing on separate charges of illegal entry into the country and possession of a tampered passport. Decao Yang, 22, who has been in the country illegally for more than two years,

Minister: National Public Health Laboratory coming

Source: Trinidad Guardian | Minister: National Public Health Laboratory coming Published: Thursday, March 9, 2017Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh believes the time has come to “start a conversation to a new paradigm to have a voluntary blood donation system,” in this country, which will put an end to the trauma which families undergo when they have to

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