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October 16, 2017

Trinidad and Tobago

WI sweeps Sri Lanka three – zip

Source: Trinidad Guardian Vinode MamchanPublished: Monday, October 16, 2017The West Indies women completed a 3-0 series sweep of Sri Lanka women in their three-match limited overs series at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba yesterday. Wonderful batting by Stephanie Taylor and Hayley Matthews took the West Indies to 182 for seven of 45…

Govia: T&T sharp and ready

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Monday, October 16, 2017Raphael Govia, coach of the senior men’s national indoor hockey team says his team is as sharp as can be and ready to give its best effort at the 2017 Indoor Pan American Cup in Georgetown, Guyana, from today until Saturday. The “Calypso Stickmen” will will…

Nelson, Balgobin lead C’bean rout at Century

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, October 16, 2017CALGARY—Jamaican Dane Nelson and T&T’s Keishan Balgobin both recorded braces, to spearhead a Caribbean domination of Saturday’s eight-race programme at Century Downs. Nelson won with favourite Blue Brew in the day’s opener before returning to win in race three with odds-on bet Long Time Don, while Balgobin…

‘All Out’ for Hannon followers

Source: Trinidad Guardian Jeffrey RossPublished: Monday, October 16, 2017Fakhoor, one of three Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned juveniles journeyed for a NINE-race programme at Yarmouth today, looks gilt-edged for the opening eight-runner Novice Stakes over six furlongs; remarkable to think this popular coastal venue will ride ‘good to firm’ halfway through October. Newmarket was similar, a…

More arrivals in TT due to hurricanes

Source: Newsday Shamfa Cudjoe, Minister of Tourism, officially launched Trinidad and Tobago’s 2017/2018 Cruise Ship Season in fine style at the Port of Spain Cruise Ship Complex yesterday. She told guests and stakeholders: “For the period January to June 2017, Caribbean cruise arrivals stood at 15.3 million, a four percent increase on… Link:

Dominica's Shillingford says thank you to TT

Source: Newsday STEPHON NICHOLAS Dominican off-spinner Shane Shillingford was a grateful man on Saturday and thanked profusely the organisers and fans that turned up for the Hurricane Relief T20 between the Red Force and a Caribbean Select XI at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain. All proceeds from gate receipts are… Link:

Trini qualifies for Boston Marathon

Source: Newsday JOAN RAMPERSAD Last weekend, Trinidadian Dexter Webb qualified for the Boston Marathon, after finishing the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in a time of three hours, 21 minutes and 57 seconds. His time puts him among the small group of amateur runners who can complete a marathon fast enough to… Link:

TT volleyball women create history

Source: Newsday SHERDON PIERRE Trinidad & Tobago’s women’s volleyball team booked their tickets for Japan next year as they wrote their names in the history books by spanking Costa Rica 3-0 on Saturday night to become the first English- speaking Caribbean country to qualify for a FIVB World Championship tournament. The national… Link:

Windies women sweep Sri Lanka 3-0

Source: Newsday NICKOLAI MADRAY West Indies women swept the home leg of the One-Day International (ODI) series against Sri Lanka to make a strong start to the ICC Women’s Championships at the Brian Lara Academy, Tarouba, yesterday. West Indies won by 40 runs to claim the series 3-0 and all six points.… Link:

Ban imports of unhealthy foods

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Monday, October 16, 2017President of the Farmers’ Union of T&T Shiraz Khan wants Government to ban importation of unhealthy foods which contribute to life-threatening diseases. He said a negative list should be developed prohibiting importation of apples, tomatoes, cabbage, lettuce, all meats, fish and frozen fruits. Speak ahead of…

Chaguanas wholesale market opens soon

Source: Trinidad Guardian SHASTRI BOODANPublished: Monday, October 16, 2017 There are plans to bring the abandoned Namdevco wholesale market at Woodford Lodge, Chaguanas, into operation, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Senator Clarence Rambharat announced over the weekend. In his address at World Food Day celebrations at the ministry’s head office at Narsalayoo Ramaya Marg in…

Kamla: PM disrespecting T&T’s women

Source: Trinidad Guardian SHASTRI BOODANPublished: Monday, October 16, 2017 Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has accused Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley of “once again disrespecting the women of our nation,” with his recent comparison of golf courses to women. In her address at Divali Nagar on Saturday night she said: “What we heard were more…

Trio killed in Woodland crash

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, October 16, 2017Up to late yesterday, police were calling on the public to identify the bodies of three men fished out of the Woodland river yesterday following a vehicular accident. Police said at around 1.30 pm someone reported seeing a car submerged in the river along Rahamut Trace. San…

Chairman: No plans to privatise WASA

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Monday, October 16, 2017 A Canadian-firm is doing a diagnostic assessment of the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) to determine whether the cash strapped utilty should move ahead with a universal metering project. A few months ago the utility signed a memorandum of understanding with the Canadian Commercial Corporation,…

SB Sunday 15th October, 2017

Source: Trinidad Guardian BGPublished: Sunday, October 15, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=155938#folio=56 Link: SB Sunday 15th October, 2017

XX Sunday 15th October, 2017

Source: Trinidad Guardian WOWPublished: Sunday, October 15, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=155938#folio=24 Link: XX Sunday 15th October, 2017

Moving forward

Source: Trinidad Guardian The N9 Dance Co, run by artistic director Nalini Akal, recently had its 18th anniversary. She celebrates the landmark with Sunday Arts in her own words.Published: Sunday, October 15, 2017Being an entrepreneur involves a lot of deep breaths. It really isn’t for the fainthearted. It involves moving from one choice to…

Blue Bird Sports popularizes pepper roti

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, October 15, 2017“We make our pepper roti with love, it’s the secret ingredient,” says Goutam Maharaj, a member of The Blue Bird Sports and Cultural Organisation. And that is what has made the pepper roti from the group so popular among patrons at the Divali Nagar year after year.…

Ten-man Army reach First Citizens semis

Source: Newsday San Juan Jabloteh winger Kadeem Hutchinson last night scored what could arguably stand the most spectacular double in the history of the First Citizens Cup but finished on the losing end after an electrifying quarter-final clash against a 10-man Defence Force team. Club Sando had earlier dispatched Morvant Caledonia United… Link:

Baker leads strong Toco Cross Country team

Source: Newsday Otis Baker will lead the charge for defending team winners, Toco Secondary, at the 2017 edition of the Secondary Schools Cross Country and Health Fair at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, today, from 2pm. Baker will be aiming to take the boys 16 and over 6km crown after… Link:

US Embassy reaches out to attacked missionaries

Source: Newsday Yvonne Webb Following the attack of an American missionary family, Charge de Affaires of the United States Embassy John McIntyre has said they remain very concerned about the levels of crime in Trinidad and Tobago. However, he has pledged to partner with the government to prevent crimes and prosecute wrong-doers,… Link:

Police: Triple murder victims were innocent

Source: Newsday Police say the patrons killed in Wednesday’s triple murder at a crowded bar in Marabella were innocent people. The victims were Ruthven “Man Sandy” Sandy, 63, of Marabella, Michael Scott, 48, of Gasparillo and Casily Isaac, 60, of Marabella. However, police said the killers’ intended target was Scott in retaliation… Link:

Shiva Boys knock ‘Pres’ from summit

Source: Newsday NICKOLAI MADRAY Presentation College San Fernando are no longer the leaders of the Secondary Schools Football League Premier Division after falling to a 3-0 defeat to the hands of defending champions Shiva Boys Hindu College at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium, yesterday. The result paved a way for Naparima College to… Link:

‘My husband, the gambling addict’

Source: Trinidad Guardian Joel JulienPublished: Sunday, October 15, 2017Mary and John have been married for 19 years and have two teenage daughters together. Mary, who says she still loves John, however, is now in the process of getting a divorce from him. She says she needs to do so in order to maintain her…

PM gets 700-page report from Police Audit Committee

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, October 15, 2017The Police Manpower Audit Committee, headed by criminologist and former chairman of the Police Service Commission Prof Ramesh Deosaran, will present a 700-page report to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley at his St Clair office, Tuesday, 1 pm. The Guardian understands, the report contains over 100 recommendations…

Govt protecting gamblers from bad bet

Source: Trinidad Guardian Joel JulienPublished: Saturday, October 14, 2017 In an attempt to protect “problem gamblers” from themselves, the Government has proposed the creation of a “self-exclusion programme” where any listed person who is found inside a gambling facility can be charged for trespassing. People who place their names on the list also forego…

Trinis tell of stress with Isis

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Sunday, October 15, 2017Members of a Trinidadian family who recently surrendered to Iraqi authorities along with Islamic State (Isis) fighters have spoken of “intense circumstances “including suffering repeated air strikes, fleeing under fire, and seeing many dead bodies. The family related the stressful experience last month when they were…

Bridgemans still waiting on Port Authority

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Sunday, October 15, 2017The vice president of Bridgemans Services group Andrew Purdey says they have heard “zero” from the Port Authority on the evaluation of tenders for a passenger ferry for the inter-island sea bridge. Bridgemans tendered the Ocean Flower 2 in the bid which closed on September 20.…

A fitting honour for First Peoples

Source: Newsday THE EDITOR: I read somewhere that this week marks 525 years since Columbus first set foot in the Americas. That this feat undoubtedly changed the course of world history is unquestionable. However, until very recently it was regarded as a great feat and something to be proud of, while completely… Link:

Budget exposes cluelessness of Govt

Source: Newsday THE EDITOR: Once again the Dr Keith Rowley administration seems helpless and clueless about the management of the country’s resources and attending to the welfare of the people. The 2017-2018 budget exposes the glaring incompetence of the Government’s approach to reducing the hardships inflicted on citizens. The galloping unemployment rate… Link:

Leave children’s well-being out of politicking

Source: Newsday THE EDITOR: Open letter to MP Nicole Olivierre and all the PNM parliamentarians who endorsed her corporal punishment statement with desk-thumping. Very briefly, Olivierre, in the 21st century, to beat or not to beat children is no longer a topic up for debate. Just as there is no debate, among… Link:

Power, water rates to rise

Source: Newsday THE EDITOR: The Finance Minister in his budget speech listed many things that will cost us more money. Petrol is one of them and, as we all know, once petrol goes up so do food and services. We will have to wait and see to what extent this will impact… Link:

Direct outrage at parents, not Bubbles

Source: Newsday THE EDITOR: I feel the need to have my say on the recent Bubbles issue. A video clip was played and the TV anchor said, “That’s singer Bubbles with a group of primary school pupils singing along to her popular song, which has a name that’s too explicit for us… Link:

AG: Gaming sector workers exploited

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Saturday, October 14, 2017The gaming community is wealthy enough to afford tax measures since one casino rented a location for $450,000 monthly and kept it empty for “umpteen years” just to block competition, says Attorney General Faris Al- Rawi. He spoke about the matter in Thursday budget debate in…

Crackdown onillegal vendingin PoS

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, October 13, 2017Vendors in downtown Port-of-Spain are complaining of the actions of the Port-of-Spain City Corporation in clamping down on them. Hours after the vendors complained of the action during a T&T Police Service (TTPS) town meeting on the Brian Lara Promenade on Wednesday night, officers of the corporation’s…

AGA president: Imbert presenting misinformation

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, October 14, 2017Rhondor Dowlat President of the Amusement Gaming Association (AGA) Russel Bahadoorsingh is accusing Minister of Finance Colm Imbert of presenting misconceptions and misinformation during his winding up speech of the budget debate in the Parliament on Thursday. Bahadoorsingh was the one referenced to as representing on September…

Three murders push toll to 385

Source: Trinidad Guardian Jensen La VendePublished: Saturday, October 14, 2017 A teenager, who according to police, shot at residents of Beetham Gardens, was killed yesterday morning. Two of his accomplices ran away as he lay bleeding. Leroy Reynolds Isaac, 19, of Prizgar Lands, Laventille was found at Eastern Quarry Laventille, near the Success Laventille…

UNC Women’s Arm demands apology from PM ongolf course talk

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Saturday, October 14, 2017 Disrespectful and demeaning to women! That’s the view of the Opposition UNC’s National Women’s Arm concerning remarks by Prime Minister Keith Rowley during parliamentary budget debate when he was speaking about golf course projects. This was on Thursday. The UNC’s NWA claimed, “He’s continued to…

Tobago Today Friday 13th October, 2017

Source: Trinidad Guardian Tobago TodayPublished: Friday, October 13, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=155920#folio=72 Link: Tobago Today Friday 13th October, 2017

REC Friday 13th October, 2017

Source: Trinidad Guardian MetroPublished: Friday, October 13, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=155920#folio=24 Link: REC Friday 13th October, 2017

All Stars celebrate 70 with Classical Jewels

Source: Trinidad Guardian Peter Ray BloodPublished: Friday, October 13, 2017PulseClassical Jewels XI, scheduled for November 18 – 19, is being branded as “the ultimate steelband concert for 2017.” Headlined by Massy Trinidad All Stars the event is titled From Jules to Jemmott, two of the band’s iconic arrangers. This year’s edition of this even…

Writing the indigenous survival story in T&T

Source: Trinidad Guardian Peter Ray BloodPublished: Friday, October 13, 2017A descendant of the original inhabitants of this country, Tracy Assing can be considered a “princess” of a proud people, the Caribs. Originally from Arima, Assing—the great niece of a Carib Queen—has continued to keep traditions and memories of the first people alive. She’s a…

Wire Bend to revive lost folklore tales

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, October 13, 2017Four ethnic kings stage a royal hunt for the last deer in the world. The son of the Lion King is kidnapped and a ransom note from 10 Dragons threatens destruction unless a champion can answer their ten riddles. A little Boy pure of heart wins a…

Judge ordered bullied teen removed from St Ann’s

Source: Newsday A High Court judge last yesterday ordered that a 14-year-old boy who was being bullied while at the St Ann’s Psychiatric Hospital be removed from that State-run facility and placed in the care and control of the Children’s Authority. Justice Avason Quinlan-Williams ordered that by 11 o’clock last night, the… Link:

Colm wants $500M from gaming

Source: Newsday FINANCE Minister Colm Imbert wants to collect at least $500 million per year in revenues from tax levied on the local gaming sector, as a measure to try to balance his accounts. In hisbudget wind-up yesterday, he said private members clubs operating as casinos are supposed to pay $400 million… Link:

Opposition talks of process conveniently

Source: Newsday Clint Chan Tack PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday condemned Opposition MPs for using the Parliament as a cover to attack the Port Authority, claiming TT nationals were being held in foreign jurisdictions and preventing the country’s gaming industry from being properly regulated. In his contribution to the budget debate… Link:

TTUTA wants principal back on the job

Source: Newsday Yvonne Webb Industrial Relations officer (IRO) of the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) Justin De Freitas is contending that proper procedure was not followed in the removal of Sookoo Sonnylal, as principal of the beleaguered Siparia West Secondary. De Freitas said the union was at a loss to… Link:

Video captures suspects in missionary robbery

Source: Newsday YVONNE WEBB Video footage showing two masked men entering and exiting the Rousillac home of American missionaries Michael and Kathryn Purdom, who were beaten and robbed on Tuesday night, has surfaced. The South Oropouche police is in the process of getting and examining a copy of the surveillance video in… Link:

PM under firefor womangrooming talk

Source: Trinidad Guardian Joel JulienPublished: Friday, October 13, 2017 “A golf course is like a woman, so you have to groom her every day otherwise it turns into a pasture.” This was the statement Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley made as he defended Government’s decision to spend $3 million to upgrade the Chaguaramas Golf…

Colm: Gaming industry owes $400m in taxes

Source: Trinidad Guardian Joel JulienPublished: Friday, October 13, 2017 Government is supposed to collect $500 million a year in taxes from this country’s gaming industry but only received around $56 million last fiscal year, Finance Minister Colm Imbert has said. “This is going to come to an end,” Imbert said as he wound up…

Triple murder at karaoke lime

Source: Trinidad Guardian Sascha WilsonPublished: Friday, October 13, 2017A night of karaoke fun turned deadly when masked men sprayed bullets into a crowded bar in Marabella on Wednesday night, killing three patrons. Police suspect one of the men, Michael Scott, 48, a rigger, was the intended target. The others, Ruthven Sandy, 62, a grandfather…

Camille reads MP’s search warrant into Hansard

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Friday, October 13, 2017shaliza.hassanali @guardian.co.tt Arouca/Maloney MP Camille Robinson-Regis yesterday created history by reading out in Parliament a search warrant which was issue for Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal in connection with committing misconduct in public office and corruptly giving advantages as an inducement or reward. Robinson-Regis read…

PM signs Sandals MOU

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Friday, October 13, 2017shaliza.hassanali@guardian.co.tt Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday sold himself as the country’s best salesman, saying he has been able to bring investors to our shores and sign deals that will generate revenue to take the country out of the economic downturn and recession. Rowley threw out…

Joslynne Carr-Sealy in urgent need of blood

Source: Newsday Joslynne Carr-Sealy, well known singer, vocal coach and calypso and steelband competition judge for decades, is in urgent need of 10 pints of blood. She is currently warded at the Port of Spain General Hospital in Ward 22. Anyone donating blood must ask for a chit with her name on… Link:

BG Thursday 12th October, 2017

Source: Trinidad Guardian BGPublished: Thursday, October 12, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=155913#folio=60 Link: BG Thursday 12th October, 2017

Beetham residents, police square-off

Source: Newsday Beetham residents and police engaged in a tense stand-off yesterday after officers shot at a man who had attacked another man. Residents were in uproar after the shooting, saying police in an unmarked vehicle stopped suddenly along the Priority Bus Route, alighted from their car and began shooting at people… Link:

Lawrence: This is the beginning of a new era

Source: Newsday Dennis Lawrence, coach of the Trinidad and Tobago football team, is keen to see the squad build on their 2-1 win against the United States, at the 2018 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF Zone Final Round qualifier, as they look towards the future. In the post-match media conference at the Ato… Link:

Gopeesingh: PP was intolerant to school violence

Source: Newsday Former education minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh yesterday rejected an argument from La Brea MP Nicole Olivierre that a bullying incident at the Siparia West Secondary School was connected to the removal of corporal punishment from secondary schools under a former United National Congress (UNC) administration. Responding to Olivierre during the… Link:

Tears, anger as US knocked out

Source: Newsday The United States football team were roundly criticised, by both their media and former players, after they failed to book a place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. A headline on ESPN website read “US out of excuses, out of World Cup”, while the New York described Tuesday’s… Link:

How to speak to a non-reader about Alta

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, October 12, 2017After a successful student recruitment campaign, Alta registered and welcomed over 800 new students to literacy classes around the country. Walk-in students are still being accepted at select venues and you are encouraged to share this information with persons who may need it. Many persons know someone…

Sustainability for Trinidad and Tobago’s cocoa sector

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, October 12, 2017T&T’s resurgent cocoa industry has been getting notice across the world, especially with companies like the Trinidad and Tobago Fine Cocoa Company (TTFCC) making major inroads into European markets. TTFCC was last week bestowed with the first ever award for innovation by the TTMA and this week…

Finally …some land

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, October 12, 2017In celebration of the one-off holiday for T&T’s First Peoples, we revisit the issue of land for a Amerindian Village for the First Peoples by republishing an article — with tweaks — by Shereen Ali who spoke to Chief of the Santa Rosa First People’s Community in…

Kamla giving casino workers Senate voice

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, October 12, 2017Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday called on members of various trade unions to let their voices be heard and to speak for themselves as they continued their protest in front Parliament at the International Waterfront, Port-of-Spain. During a break in a sitting of the lower house, Persad-Bissessar…

Police identifytrio killed afterCentral robbery

Source: Trinidad Guardian Jensen La VendePublished: Thursday, October 12, 2017 The mother of one of three men killed by police on Tuesday in Central Trinidad said he was a hardened young man and blamed his death on his bad choices and the friends he kept. Speaking with the media at the Forensic Science Centre,…

PRB closed off as police, gunmen trade bullets

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, October 12, 2017Gunmen who shot at a man driving along the Priority Bus Route (PBR), Beetham Gardens ended up in a shootout with police yesterday. According to police, Colin Guy, 23, originally from Beetham Gardens, was driving west along the bus route around 1.30 pm when he was shot…

Kidnapped Venezuelan national rescued

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, October 12, 2017A Venezuelan national who was kidnapped at a bar in Curepe last Saturday was rescued by police yesterday in Carapo . A $100,000 ransom was demanded for him but none was paid. According to a police, 33-year-old Jason Guerra, of L’anse Mitan Road, Carenage, was at a…

SOTIC opens against the backdrop of devastation caused by hurricanes

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, October 12, 2017Chairman of the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), Dionisio D’Aguilar, who is also the Bahamas Tourism and Aviation Minister, told the opening ceremony of the annual State of Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC) in Greneda that the event is occurring “at a trying time for Caribbean tourism.” “Never…

Three killed by police identified

Source: Newsday The three men killed by police following a robbery in Cunupia have been identified as Lance Clarke, 26, of Jackman Trace Cunupia, Jamall Morgan, 22, of Griffith Trace, Chin Chin Road, Cunupia, and Simeon Antoine of Hassarat Road, Chaguanas. Reports indicate the three men were killed during an exchange of… Link:

TTCB/Evolution Gym signs agreement

Source: Newsday The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) and the Evolution Fitness Gym have signed a one-year partnership which will allow the cricketers access to the Chaguanas gym. The men’s and women’s national cricketers will have membership cards which gives them access to the gym 24 hours a day. The partnership… Link:

Opposition calls to rename Govt campus in honour of Manning

Source: Newsday UNC MP Dr Fuad Khan has suggested that Government rename the International Waterfront and Government Campus after former Prime Minister Patrick Manning. After all, he said, the facilities that Government and the people now enjoy, were initiatives of the late Manning. He… Link: Opposition calls to rename Govt campus in honour

Missing 10-year-old schoolgirl found

Source: Newsday UPDATED 1:36pm: 10-year-old Princess Kingston has been found, according to a release from the TTPS. Members of the Child Protection Unit are continuing investigations. ORIGINAL STORY: A ten-year-old girl went to school yesterday morning, and never returned. This according to a media release from the TTPS announcing the Sea View… Link:

FCB CEO: We must share economic burden

Source: Newsday First Citizens Bank intends to grow its market share rather than increase fees to compensate for the five percent increase in corporation tax which all banks must pay from next year. In his 2017 – 2018 budget presentation, Finance Minister, Colm Imbert announced that “consistent with the need to spread… Link:

Carlton Savannah hotel re-branded as The BRIX

Source: Newsday The hotel located at Coblentz Avenue, Cascade in Port-of-Spain will re-open its doors in January 2019 as “The BRIX”; a member of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection. The rebranding reveal took place yesterday (Tuesday) in a conference room at the hotel. That’s where Chairman of Superior Hotels Limited, John Aboud, announced… Link:

Carrington promises better health care services

Source: Newsday Residents of Parlatuvier, L’ Anse Fourmi, Castara and Moriah want better medical services available at their health centres, including better health care for senior citizens and a better ambulance service. At the fourth session of meetings being hosted by the Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development in communities in… Link:

Safe shelter in Moriah

Source: Newsday The Government of Canada, in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity, the Moriah Village Council, the Tobago Emergency Management Authority (TEMA), the NIHERST/Global Water Partnership-Caribbean, and the Tobago House of Assembly, on October 5, celebrated the successful completion of a major environmental project in the village. The project, ‘Safe Shelter Through… Link:

2018 Budget: An inflationary Fiscal Stew

Source: Newsday The 2018 national budget, as presented by Minister of Finance Colm Imbert on Monday October 2, 2017, is “an inflationary fiscal stew”. A simple in-depth analysis of the prescribed tax measures, by anyone who has the most basic of understanding of how taxation works through the economy, impacting prices and… Link:

Men and women react differently when helping others, study says

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, October 11, 2017There is pleasure in both giving and receiving. Does gender influence which of these pleasures we prefer? In women, part of the brain showed a greater response when sharing money, while in men, the same structure showed more activity when they kept the cash for themselves, a…

Penal Rotary promises to help

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, October 11, 2017The Rotary Club of Penal held its 15th anniversary celebrations on Saturday at the Docs Ranch, Phillipine in South Trinidad. Delivering the feature address was President Anthony Carmona who spoke about the need for volunteerism and humanitarian work in contemporary society. Charter president Surujdeo Mangaroo also reiterated…

Green Market marks World Food Day with Farmers Can Cook

Source: Trinidad Guardian Bobie-Lee DixonPublished: Wednesday, October 11, 2017They’ve already hosted the Breadfruit Festival, Avocado Festival, Mango Day and Destination Chocolate to showcase and educate the public about local foods and the importance of their use in establishing food sustainability. Now the Green Market Santa Cruz will host Farmers Can Cook on October 14.…

ICN honours nation’s change leaders

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, October 11, 2017Citizens whose leadership has influenced change in their communities and spheres of endeavour will be honoured at this year’s I Change Nations (ICN) Distinguished Leadership Awards on Friday and Saturday at 136A Colm Hall Belmont (West) Circular Road, Belmont, Port of Spain. The recipients are 20 people…

T&T dump USA out World Cup

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, October 11, 2017T&T exacted sweet revenge over the United States at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva last night. They waited over 28 years for their moment, it didn’t put them on the road to the World Cup in Russia, but a 2-1 victory ensured that the USA would…

Parents could besource of students’bad behaviour too,mental expert

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kevon FelminePublished: Wednesday, October 11, 2017kevon.felmine@guardian.co.tt Education Minister Anthony Garcia may not have considered the parenting of the aggressors involved in the violence at the Siparia West Secondary School before labelling the acts as ‘criminal.” This was the view yesterday of South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) Director of Health Dr…

Staff wary asUTT faces cuts

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, October 11, 2017A major downsizing exercise hovers over the University of T&T (UTT), with the Business Development and Marketing Unit (BDMU) possibly facing disbandment. The T&T Guardian understands staff from the unit were called to a meeting Monday at UTT’s Chaguanas campus by new president, Professor Sarim N. Al-Zubaidy…

3 bandits killed by cops after robbing business

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, October 11, 2017Three men who robbed a woodwork shop in Cunupia were all shot and killed by responding police officers last evening. Details were still sketchy up to press time, but the three men, who were taken to the Chaguanas Health Centre after the shootout with the police, were…

JSC, Devant concerned at Lewis firing

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Members of the Joint Select Committee (JSC) investigating procurement issues on the sea bridge told the T&T Guardian yesterday they were “very concerned” about the dismissal of acting Port CEO/GM Charmaine Lewis. Committee members, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the dismissal was “extremely…

T&T knocks USA off #RoadToRussia

Source: Newsday UPDATED 10:16 pm: The Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva was flooded once again tonight but this time with the tears of USA and their supporters. Trinidad and Tobago shockingly won their second game in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final Round qualifiers, beating USA 2-1 to send them home in tears… Link:

3 bandits shot dead

Source: Newsday Three bandits who went to rob a furniture store at Dino Street off Soogrim Trace in Cunupia this afternoon, were shot dead minutes after they fled the scene. According to police, shortly after 5 pm, Subratee Mohammed who owns the furniture store was at his business place when four men… Link:

$2 million for NAPA

Source: Newsday Community Development, Culture and the Arts Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly yesterday said a sum of $2 million has been allocated to handle maintenance of the Northern Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA). Gadsby-Dolly made this disclosure during her contribution to the budget debate in the House of Representatives. Earlier in… Link:

Vanishing Pointe pays tribute to late icons

Source: Newsday Noble Douglas Dance Company (NDDC) will presents its Vanishing Pointe which is dedicated to those in the arts who have departed at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s this weekend. The production is dedicated to Todd Hill, Derek Walcott and many others who have contributed to and supported the arts and the… Link:

Famous St Maarten airport re-opens

Source: Newsday St Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport re-opened today, one month after Hurricane Irma ravaged the island. The first flight out was from the national carrier, Windward Islands Airways International (WINAIR), to St. Eustatius while the first international flight was from Delta Airlines, which landed at around 1.50 pm. Located on… Link:

Health Tuesday 10th October, 2017

Source: Trinidad Guardian At HomePublished: Tuesday, October 10, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=155863#folio=22 Link: Health Tuesday 10th October, 2017

Belmont man on cocaine charge

Source: Newsday Nigel Alexander, 38, of Gonzales, Belmont yesterday appeared in the San Fernando Magistrates’ court charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. The charge alleged that on September 18, Alexander had in his possession 540 grammes of cocaine at Aeropost offices in Marabella. The office houses an international… Link:

Khadijah hits Jenny over sexy Al-Rawi

Source: Newsday Opposition Senator Khadijah Ameen was outraged that Labour Minister Jennifer Baptiste-Primus dubbed Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi “the sexiest Attorney General” in her address to a People’s National Movement (PNM) post-Budget rally on Friday at Piggott’s Corner, Belmont. Baptiste-Primus, in her role as emcee, had used the microphone to publicly welcome… Link:

Woman, man charged for husband’s murder

Source: Newsday Rio Claro mother of one Sharmellia Garcia, 28, together with a man who is also from the district, yesterday appeared before a magistrate charged with the murder last month of her husband at their home. Garcia and Renueako Jarvis, 32, stood before Senior Magistrate Gloria Jasmath in the Rio Claro… Link:

Social media abuse

Source: Newsday By now we have all experienced it. First, you get a ringing notification on your phone. You click the bait. You read the link. But somehow the story about the latest shocking development just does not make sense. The person in the video clip attached does not seem to really… Link:

TT look to upset USA

Source: Newsday Trinidad and Tobago and USA will meet in another World Cup qualifier, but unlike 1989, only USA can book a spot at the World Cup as TT will simply aim for a consolation win after a dismal run of form recently. The teams will square off at the Ato Boldon… Link:

Photographer French takes fashion online

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, October 10, 2017Calvin French launched his You Magazine on October 5 at VAS Lounge, Rust Street, St Clair. The aim of the digital publication is to translate the identity and heart of the cultural and social trendsetters of the Caribbean. It is dedicated to bringing together the very best…

T&T Film Festival to screen films in celebration of First Peoples Day

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, October 10, 2017In celebration of First People’s Day on October 13, the T&T Film Festival will host Indigenous Voices—an afternoon of films that present a diverse spectrum of indigenous storytelling and powerful narratives on the disappearing indigenous cultures of T&T and the Americas. A release said the event will…

NDDC presents Vanishing Pointe—Gone but not forgotten

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, October 10, 2017Noble Douglas Dance Company (NDDC) proudly presents is 2017 production—Vanishing Pointe. The production premieres on October 14 at Queen’s Hall and continues until October 15. Vanishing Pointe is dedicated to figures in the arts who recently passed away like Todd Hill, Derek Walcott and many others who…

Squatters can now buy land

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 A number of people holding Certificates of Comfort for squatter sites developed by the Land Settlements Agency (LSA) will now be invited to buy the land at a premium of 25 per cent of its market value. Housing Minister Randall Mitchell disclosed this yesterday in…

Acting PATT CEO back from vacation

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Tuesday, October 10, 2017Port Authority of T&T acting chief executive officer/general manager Charmaine Lewis returned to work yesterday and the computer seized when she was abroad on vacation was returned to the office she Lewis occupies. The T&T Guardian understands that the lock on Lewis’ office door, which was…

Rats, faulty wires keep Malick Sec closed

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, October 10, 2017Jensen La Vende Members of the Malick Secondary Parents/Teachers Association (PTA) yesterday called on the Ministry of Education to address health and safety concerns plaguing the school for the past six months. Some the problems highlighted yesterday, as both parents and teachers staged a protest, was a…

Dutch Caribbean, T&T discuss trade

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, October 10, 2017Shastri Boodan The island of Sint Eustatius in the Dutch Caribbean wants to do business with T&T. A delegation led by Clyde Van Putten, leader of Government Business in the Public Entity of Sint Eustatius and Anthony Reid, the Interim Director of the Economy and Infrastructure of…

Social Development Minister: New food card to clean system

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 A new food (debit) card will be in effect from the first quarter of 2018 with the assessment of all such recipients to ensure that only those “truly eligible” for food assistance will receive the new card, Social Development Minister Cherrie-Ann Crichlow-Cockburn has said. Crichlow-Cockburn…

Mother of drive-by victim: I'm relieved that he is dead

Source: Newsday Charmaine McComb, the mother of murder victim Isaiah McComb, 25, alleges that her son was the victim of attacks from the police throughout his life and expressed relief at his death, saying that he can no longer be victimised by officers. According to reports, at around 10pm last night, he… Link:

Team USA meets ‘river’ at Ato Boldon Stadium

Source: Newsday UPDATED 9/10, 3:22 pm Former legendary sprinter Ato Boldon says the flooding at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva today, is a situation that could have happened anywhere in the world with the amount of rainfall that Trinidad has been experiencing in the last few months. The track at surrounding… Link:

$2M in bricks, galvanize, food for Dominica

Source: Newsday From Trinidad with love. A barge with just over $2 million worth in building materials, foodstuffs, clothing, water, mattresses and baby items left Trinidad at mid-morning yesterday for hurricane-ravaged Dominica. The TT Coast Guard was monitoring the vessel having regard to reports coming out from Dominica that men with guns… Link:

Carmona: Evil, classless people on social media

Source: Newsday Reema Carmona was a victim at the hands of, “evil, classless and clueless” people in this country who circulated, out of jealously and spite, rumours that she had died. In defending his wife, President Anthony Carmona said people posted on social media that his wife had died, shortly after she… Link:

Chairman: No stone unturned in Petrotrin probe

Source: Newsday Canadian forensic investigators Kroll Consulting, on Tuesday last, began a probe into Petrotrin’s US$11 million ‘fake’ oil scandal and has been given an all-clear directive to report any employee who refuses to cooperate with them. Petrotrin’s management is to be informed within 24 hours of any non-compliance with directives by… Link:

Gitta Dan Passes Away

Source: Newsday Gospel music singer Denton “Gitta Dan” Peschier has passed away after suffering from an undisclosed illness. News of his passing hit social media yesterday and since then, several members of the gospel community have expressed condolences to family members. In a Facebook post, his wife Amma Pilgrim revealed that he… Link:

Carnival comes to Miami

Source: Newsday Weeks after feeling the brunt of Hurricane Irma, Miami celebrated TT-styled Carnival under blazing blue skies on the weekend at the Miami Carnival Jouvert which was held at the Central Broward County regional park. Newsday’s senior photographer LINCOLN HOLDER was at the event and sent in these photos. [caption id=”attachment_612926″… Link:

Filmco welcomes increase in Film Company allocation

Source: Trinidad Guardian Greater sector participation in policy and budget decisions urgedPublished: Monday, October 9, 2017The Filmmakers Collaborative of Trinidad and Tobago (Filmco) notes the supplemental increase in allocation to The Film Company of Trinidad and Tobago (FilmTT)—to $2.5 million —in the budget presentation by Finance minister Colm Imbert for the 2017/2018 financial year.…

School drop-out wins beauty industry award

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Monday, October 9, 2017Secondary school drop-out Sabita Lokai, who won the Hairstylist of the Year Award at the recent Caribbean Beauty Awards (CBA), has proven that all is not lost when an individual is not academically inclined. This is because Lokai has become a successful entrepreneur although she did…

Ham for a watch: Venezuelans struggle with cash shortages

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, October 9, 2017Venezuelans already struggling to find food, medicine and other basic necessities have a new shortage to worry about: cash. Troubling shortfalls of Venezuelan bolivars are forcing many in this distressed South American nation to form long lines outside banks several times a week to withdraw what little…

What to do when your child throws a tantrum

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, October 9, 2017Most parents have experienced it: that moment when their son or daughter has a full-blown temper tantrum, which may involve screaming, crying, stomping their feet, dropping to the floor or all of the above. Of course, this is stressful no matter where it happens, but when it’s…

Re-positioning WI women’s cricket

Source: Trinidad Guardian Anand RampersadPublished: Monday, October 9, 2017After an appalling campaign at the 2016 ICC World Cup, the WI women cricketers begin their Australia World Cup 2021 qualification campaign against Sri Lanka at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy on October 11, 13 and 15. The 2017 World Cup campaign was symptomatic of the…

Dominica confirmed for women vball world qualifiers

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Monday, October 9, 2017Despite their country being devastated by the passage of Hurricane Maria last month, Dominica’s senior women’s volleyball team has been confirmed to participate in the third round of the 2018 FIVB World Championship qualification, at the National Cycling Centre, in Balmain, Couva, from October 13 to…

‘Royal Approval’ will be popular!

Source: Trinidad Guardian Jeffrey RossPublished: Monday, October 9, 2017Delsheer will be the focus of ‘each-way thieves’ in the nine-runner Novice Stakes over a mile of ‘good to soft’ Windsor today when there will be nine other juvenile races spread over five fixtures; two-year-old aficionados will liken it to ‘manna from heaven!’ They are my…

Aquaholics dominate Dragon Boat Festival

Source: Trinidad Guardian …SJC Port of Spain makes waves among schoolsPublished: Monday, October 9, 2017Aquaholics Dragon Boat Club copped five of the six premier titles at the Chinese Bicentennial Limited’s 12th annual Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday at the Boardwalk in Chaguaramas. They topped the Premier Small Boat 2,000m, Premier Small Boat Open 500m,…

Guaya United drubs Bethel 7-0

Source: Trinidad Guardian …Santa Rosa keeps Super League title race tightPublished: Monday, October 9, 2017Guaya United remained intent on wrestling the T&T Super League’s, League One title away from holders FC Santa Rosa when the South Easterners beat Tobago’s Bethel United at their Newlands, Guayaguayare home ground yesterday. Forward Carlon ‘Judgement’ Hughes continued his…

Aspiring athletes rub shoulders with Thompson, Keshorn

Source: Newsday Fifty young aspiring athletes got the opportunity to meet and learn from Olympic medallists Richard Thompson and Keshorn Walcott, when the Atlantic National Primary Schools Track and Field Development Camp was held at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo, yesterday. The athletes got the chance to learn sprinting techniques from… Link:

Family, dignitaries celebrate CJ Kelsick’s life

Source: Newsday It was truly a celebration of the life of former Chief Justice Cecil Arthur Kelsick yesterday as family, friends, and colleagues recounted their experiences with and recollections of the late judge. Despite his many accomplishments throughout his career, it was his compassion for others, his love for his family, and… Link:

Poverty, Justice–a deadly mix

Source: Newsday LEELA RAMDEEN For the rule of law, the death penalty represents a failure, as it obliges the state to kill in the name of justice. (Pope Francis) On Tuesday the World will observe the 15th World Day Against the Death Penalty. The theme this year is: Poverty and Justice: a… Link:

Pensioner may have been strangled

Source: Newsday Homicide officers probing the murder of 87-year-old pensioner, Irvin Ming, believe that he may have been strangled, stuffed into a barrel and the lid of the barrel sealed in an attempt to prevent any foul scent emerging. An initial examination by Ming’s body by a District Medical Officer last Friday,… Link:

Bankrupt of intelligence

Source: Newsday THE EDITOR: Sometimes I wonder at the level of intelligence of the people chosen to run this country. When the Opposition Leader said the budget was “bankrupt,” I’m sure she meant “bankrupt of ideas”. But Minister Stuart Young, in his eternal wisdom, taking issue with Mrs Persad-Bissessar’s statement, wanted to… Link:

Taxi drivers struggle with fuel, tyre cost hikes

Source: Newsday Taxi associations may have borne the burden of increases in fuel costs over the past few budgets, but the hikes in prices and taxes on fuel and tyres in the 2018 budget may be too much to allow them to continue doing so. Therefore, commuters should expect an increase in… Link:

Yefan, son of the First Peoples

Source: Newsday Ten-year-old Yefan Sealey is taking pride in his heritage, as he is a descendent of the indigenous people in Trinidad and Tobago. “I feel very happy that I am a descendant of the First Peoples, it’s exciting,” said Yefan last Thursday at the Santa Rosa First Peoples Community Centre, Arima.… Link:

Casino workers fear layoffs

Source: Newsday Casino workers are worried for their jobs while others are resigned to being laid off if it were to happen after Finance Minister Colm Imbert increased taxes on the gaming industry during Monday’s 2018 budget presentation. Imbert announced the doubling of almost all taxes on gaming machines, devices and tables.… Link:

Trust me – I’m a journalist

Source: Newsday Journalists are under attack. The public is revolting against the media. It’s happening in Trinidad and Tobago. They’re at it in the USA. Even in quiet, reserved old England, the BBC’s Political Editor, Laura Kuenssberg, had to take a bodyguard with her to the Labour Party conference. So what’s going… Link:

Pendulum swings into theatres

Source: Newsday Local action crime thriller Pendulum began as a student project but it grew to become a feature film that will swing into theatres next week and filmmaker Michael Rochford says that features like The Cutlass and Green Days by the River helped pave the way. Rochford about the film during… Link:

SB Sunday 8th October, 2017

Source: Trinidad Guardian BGPublished: Sunday, October 8, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=155825#folio=58 Link: SB Sunday 8th October, 2017

XX Sunday 8th October, 2017

Source: Trinidad Guardian WOWPublished: Sunday, October 8, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=155825#folio=26 Link: XX Sunday 8th October, 2017

Derrick shows ‘Edges and Equilibrium’

Source: Trinidad Guardian Lisa Allen-AgostiniPublished: Sunday, October 8, 2017Accomplished designer and jewellery maker Janice Derrick is showing new work in the collection Edges and Equilibrium at Y Art Gallery. The show includes work in metal with natural materials, Derrick said in a promotional video on the gallery’s Facebook page. In her artist statement online,…

Scattered picks up steam

Source: Trinidad Guardian Paula LindoPublished: Sunday, October 8, 2017The winners of the award for Best T&T Film in Development at the 2017 T&T Film Festival (ttff), writers Karen Martinez and Georgia Popplewell and producer Lesley-Ann Macfarlane, say the prize is a sign of progress. It showed that bpTT and ttff are acknowledging that the…

Closer to nature

Source: Trinidad Guardian Joel JulienPublished: Sunday, October 8, 2017Holding hatchlings on Matura BeachTo say it was cold and dark when we walked along the Matura beach two Mondays ago would be an understatement. It was around 8 pm, the sky was overcast and the only real light we had to guide our path was…

I will never entertain exec

Source: Trinidad Guardian Joel JulienPublished: Sunday, October 8, 2017Dr Keith Rowley has given the assurance that as prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, he will never entertain an oil company executive in his hotel room wearing “a duster and bed room slippers.” Rowley made the comment as he told the story of travelling to…

Cops seize ganja, ammo in Couva

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, October 8, 2017Rhondor Dowlat Police yesterday seized compressed high grade marijuana valued at close to $1 million and over 600 rounds of assorted ammunition. Acting on information, a team of officers from the Organised Crime Narcotics and Firearm Bureau, North Eastern and Central Division Task Force, accompanied by air…

$130m a day to run T&T – Imbert

Source: Trinidad Guardian Joel JulienPublished: Sunday, October 8, 2017It costs $130 million a day to run Trinidad and Tobago, Finance Minister Colm Imbert has said. This works out to a monthly bill of $4 billion to run the country. And Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley also says public servants need to say “thank God…

PM to citizens: Stop hoarding US dollars

Source: Trinidad Guardian Joel JulienPublished: Sunday, October 8, 2017There are people in this country who are hoarding foreign currency in the hope that the Trinidad and Tobago dollar will be devalued and they will become enriched, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has said. “If you are hoarding foreign exchange waiting for a devaluation, don’t…

Sinanan stepped on corns – Rowley

Source: Trinidad Guardian Joel JulienPublished: Sunday, October 8, 2017Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan “stepped on corns” when he began to clean up the corruption at the Port of Port of Spain and that is why there is now a concerted attack against him and calls for him to be fired, Prime Minister Dr…

Shot teen: I wanted to get home to my KFC

Source: Newsday Joshua Faltine, a 15-year-old boy, who was shot while travelling in a maxi taxi near to the Beetham Gardens last Saturday, is expected to be discharged from hospital today. While the young boy will survive the ordeal, he did not escape completely unscathed. The bullet, which hit him in the… Link:

Pres Sando look to press home advantage atop SSFL

Source: Newsday Presentation College San Fernando will be looking to press home their advantage atop the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division when Round Nine action takes place today. Presentation San Fernando, who took over top spot on Wednesday, will entertain QRC (who are second from bottom on the 16-team standings)… Link:

Kamla: Govt stalling procurement law

Source: Newsday Were it not for the Opposition and others, the Ministry of Finance and Finance Minister Colm Imbert would have tainted the process for appointing the procurement regulator and the members of the board of the Office of Procurement Regulation. This from Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar as she made her contribution… Link:

Iraq Thomas to make Singlewicket debut

Source: Newsday Tobago batting sensation Iraq Thomas will make his debut in Singlewicket competition tomorrow. The organisers of the Ultimate Allrounder Cricket Challenge completed negotiation with the Scarborough/Mason Hall cricketer following his recent return from a highly successful campaign in minor league cricket in England. Thomas replaces Navin Stewart who is fulfilling… Link:


Source: Newsday The 2018 budget which has traumatised a wide cross-section of society and which has betrayed the trust of the people, is a bankrupt, brutal and biased one, long on rhetoric but short on substance, Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar said yesterday. ” She said the budget will further pauperise the nation.… Link:

Stars resume Pro League title quest

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, October 7, 2017T&T Pro League leaders North East Stars will look to strengthen its hold on top spot when it comes up against Defence Force at the Arima Municipal Stadium, Arima, from 4.30pm today. Currently the Sangre Grande-based Derek King-coached Stars, unbeaten in their last six matches in all…

Carlos believes T&T can dent USA

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaun FuentesPublished: Saturday, October 7, 2017The Pro LookA veteran of 97 international appearances, Carlos Edwards is not yet a retired Trinidad and Tobago player. The former Sunderland and Wrexham winger would still fancy the opportunity to reach the 100 game milestone for the Red,White and Black. While the campaign is done…

Pres looks to stay ahead in SSFL Premier race

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Saturday, October 7, 2017Presentation College of San Fernando, the new outright leaders of the 2017 Shell/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League Premier Division will look to maintain its two point lead at the top or even extend its advantage when it hosts Queen’s Royal College at Guaracara Park, Point-a-Pierre…

3 friends killed in accident

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kevon FelminePublished: Saturday, October 7, 2017kevon.felmine@guardian.co.tt Three families are in mourning today after a fatal road accident yesterday claimed the lives of birthday boy Alex Lalla, fireman Romel Rambally and Kareem Simon. According to police, the men were heading South along the Uriah Butler Highway, Chaguanas, in a blue Toyota Corolla…

Ayers-Caesar wins round 1 v AG, JLSC

Source: Trinidad Guardian Sascha WilsonPublished: Saturday, October 7, 2017 Former chief magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar has won round one in her legal battle against the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC) and the President. Justice David Harris yesterday granted leave to Ayers-Caesar, via email from Tobago, to file for judicial review against the JLSC and…

Act of terror against citizens

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Saturday, October 7, 2017An “act of terror” against all citizens—especially the poor and middle class. With that condemnation of Government’s 2018 Budget yesterday, Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar denounced Finance Minister Colm Imbert for his 2018 package. “This Minister is the tax man. Everything is tax…tax… tax… after two years…

Man, 87, found stuffed in barrel

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Saturday, October 7, 2017 Two days after Irving Ming, 87, was reported kidnapped and a $10,000 ransom demanded, police officers yesterday found his body stuffed in a barrel under his house. Eleven members of his immediate family, including four children, were taken in for questioning and to give official…

OCM falls $0.14

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, October 7, 2017Overall Market activity resulted from trading in 12 securities of which 5 advanced, 3 declined and 4 traded firm. Trading activity on the First Tier Market registered a volume of 727,505 shares crossing the floor of the Exchange valued at $8,362,035.54. One Caribbean Media was the volume…

Shoppes of Maraval restaurant on fire

Source: Newsday The menu at the Hakka Express restaurant at the Shoppes of Maraval will be slightly overcooked for a while, since a grease fire ignited in the kitchen yesterday. While no one was harmed in the blaze, the restaurant will have to be closed until repairs are made, displacing a total… Link:

Double murder in Malick

Source: Newsday A double murder which occurred in Malick, Barataria yesterday morning is engaging the attention of Reigon 2 homicide detectives. The two dead men have been identified as Tarique Daniel and Reinaldo Cassano, both of Sixth Avenue, Malick. Their murders, along with the discovery of a pensioner in Calcutta #2 have… Link:

Three dead in highway accident

Source: Newsday Three men died in a road accident this morning on the Churchill Roosevelt Highway. Fire Officer, Romel Rambally, Alex Lalla, and Kareem Solomon were heading south on the highway around 5am when the accident occurred near the Chase Village overpass. Fire Officer Romel Rambally died in… Link: Three dead in highway


Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, October 6, 2017DE LA BASTIDE, ROSE MARIE(nee Solis) went to Our Lord in Antigua, Guatemala on Sunday Oc-tober 1, 2017. She is survived by Robert, her loving husband of 62years and their children, Robert r., Josanne, Gabriela, and Luis and also by 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was…


Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, October 6, 2017CHARLES: KERN age 33 years ofMisty Crescent, Sunrise Park,Trincity died on 23rd September2017. Son of Anesther Charles-Daddy Raymond Charles. FatherKeith Serrat. Former Husband ofTanisha Green. Father of AdriannaMia Charles and Adrian Charles.Brother of Rayann Charles See-gobin, Dominik Charles, KevonSerrat and Candy Serrat. Uncle ofGabriella Seegobin. Brother InLaw…


Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, October 6, 2017WE REGRET to announce the passing of our loving mother, sister and wife MARILYN RAMPERSAD, of LP#276 Southern Main Road, Warrenville, Cunupia Mari-lyn will forever and always be lovingly remembered as the: Wife of: Seurace Mother of: Kara Khan, Karina Khan and Sanjeev Rampersa Daughter of: Rosan…


Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, October 6, 2017RAMKISSOON; DOLLY (nee Ar-joon) of 6 Petra Street, Wood-brook passed away on 3rd Octo-ber, 2017. Daughter of the lateRajbald and Bassie Arjoon. Wid-ow of John Ramkissoon. Lovingmother of 8 girls; Radhay (de-ceased), Chandra (deceased), Leila(Edward), Indra (Soudhase), Gita,Sita, Marla and Elizabeth. Grand-mother of Candi, Darond, Chris-tian, Vaughn…


Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, October 6, 2017KELSICK: CECIL ARTHUR passed away peacefully onWednesday 27th September2017. Son of Oscar and DaisyKelsick (both deceased). Hus-band of Sonia Kelsick (de-ceased). Father of Maureen,Cavelle, Andrea, Valerie andRawle. Grandfather of Anna,David, Stacey Jnr, and Chris-tianne. Father-in-law ofMichael Power and StaceyHobson. Brother of Ian Kelsick(deceased), Doreen Pickering(deceased), Eric Kelsick…

Street Party on road Carnival Monday

Source: Newsday After a successful 2017 mas band, We the People, internationally renowned trumpeter Etienne Charles and his friends launched his 2018 Carnival Monday evening band Street Party. The launch was held at the Courtyard, Government Campus Plaza on Richmond Street, Port of Spain on Saturday. The audience… Link: Street Party on road

Carolyn contradicts Minister

Source: Newsday Another former Energy Minister has contradicted the position by Finance Minister Colm Imbert that the new 12.5 percent royalty to be imposed on energy companies, for all locally produced oil, natural gas and condensate, would have no impact on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Carolyn Seepersad Bachan, energy minister in the… Link:

Prostitutes defend woman pastor from sectists

Source: Newsday Scantily dressed ladies of the night made up part of a crowd which defended a female woman pastor from the verbal abuse meted out to her by a group of all-male roadside preachers in Port of Spain. After reading a story in Newsday on Tuesday, Apostle Dr Shereece Holder who… Link:

Company calls on Duprey for $60M

Source: Newsday British American Insurance Company (BAICO) has filed an application in the High Court seeking to enforce a $60 million debt owed by former executive chairman of CL Financial Lawrence Duprey. The application was filed on Wednesday by attorneys for BAICO Andre Rudder and Bryan McCutcheon. The claim is for the… Link:

Elias wins 18-yearcourt battle against Imbert

Source: Trinidad Guardian David AchongPublished: Friday, October 6, 2017Contractor Emile Elias has won an 18-year legal battle with a company owned by Finance Minister Colm Imbert over the construction of Grenada’s National Stadium. In a press release yesterday, Elias, chairman of NH International (Caribbean) Ltd, said on July 28 the Court of Appeal dismissed…

US firm sues Duprey for US$122m

Source: Trinidad Guardian Derek AchongPublished: Friday, October 6, 2017 Former CL Financial (CLF) executive chairman Lawrence Duprey is being sued by a former subsidiary in the Bahamas for US$122 million, over a failed land development in Florida. According to the lawsuit filed in the Port-of-Spain High Court on Monday, British American Insurance Company Ltd…

Plott boss not buying Imbert’s sterile explanation

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Friday, October 6, 2017Co-founder of non-governmental organisation Powerful Ladies of T&T, Gillian Wall, yesterday described Finance Minister Colm Imbert’s press release as “most unfortunate” and his behaviour inappropriate. Wall said the release included “significant misrepresentation of economist Marla Dukharan’s presentation and further accused the media of misrepresenting him.” She…

Woman lauds cops’ good service

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kevon FelminePublished: Friday, October 6, 2017kevon.felmine@guardian.co.tt A woman who was assisted by two police officers after her vehicle stalled along the highway over the weekend, is now lauding them for their good service to her family. Stranded on the roadside with her two daughters in the back seat of her car,…

T&T soldiers wrongfully accused of stealing

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Friday, October 6, 2017 National Security Minister Edmund Dillon is currently awaiting a comprehensive report involving two T&T Defence Force (TTDF) members who were accused of stealing relief items in Dominica a few days ago. The T&T Guardian received information that the two soldiers were on patrol with relief…

Strong Red Force squad for charity T20

Source: Newsday A powerful Red Force squad has been named for the highly anticipated hurricane relief T20 against a Caribbean All-Star XI set for October 14 at 7pm at the Queen’s Park Oval, St Clair. The Red Force will be captained by Kieron Pollard while St Lucian and former West Indies skipper… Link:

Coach Lawrence ready to start new chapter

Source: Newsday Leston Paul and Mekeil Williams are doubtful for Trinidad and Tobago’s clash against Mexico tomorrow, in their 2018 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF Zone Final Round qualifier, at San Luis Potosi, Mexico, due to illness and injury respectively. However, TT coach Dennis Lawrence is ready to start a new chapter as… Link:

Pres Sando displace Shiva Boys atop SSFL standings

Source: Newsday Presentation San Fernando has displaced Shiva Boys atop the standings in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division, as Round Eight action took place yesterday. Presentation San Fernando, who started the day in second spot, breezed past Speyside 3-0 at the Speyside Ground, with a double from Jaiye Sheppard… Link:

PNM defends Shamfa after video post

Source: Newsday Chairman of the Women’s League of the People’s National Movement (PNM) Camille Robinson Regis yesterday condemned those responsible for a video circulating on social media purporting to depict Tourism Minister Shamfa Cudjoe engaging in pornographic acts. “It is a dastardly act,” Robinson-Regis said, adding that the woman in the video,… Link:

Dunross continue dominance in Primary Schools football

Source: Newsday Champions Dunross Preparatory ‘A’ powered to a 3-1 triumph over Carenage Boys Government in their Port of Spain Primary Schools Football League West Zone Under-12 match at the Hasely Crawford Stadium Training Field, Mucurapo yesterday. Watched by a large crowd of schoolmates and parents, Logan Maingot put the champions ahead… Link:

Camille defends minister amid budget backlash: DON’T BLAME COLM

Source: Newsday Amid a fire-storm of criticism and condemnation of the 2018 budget, Minister of Planning and Development Camille Robinson-Regis yesterday defended Finance Minister Colm Imbert saying the country should not blame him personally for the budget measures because they were decided upon by the entire Cabinet. “The policy prescriptions the Minister… Link:

Business Guardian 5th October 2017

Source: Trinidad Guardian BGPublished: Thursday, October 5, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=155799#folio=62 Link: Business Guardian 5th October 2017

German filmmaker unveils reggae documentary

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, October 5, 2017Holger Michael, ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, hosted a reception on the occasion of the documentary Kingston Crossroads by German filmmaker Jonas Schaul at his residence, Ellerslie Park, St Clair, on Thursday evening. The movie, which competed for Best Feature Film – Documentary at the…

Alta’s work on quality education

Source: Trinidad Guardian …defines its role in attaining Sustainable Development GoalsPublished: Thursday, October 5, 2017Last week the column looked at Alta’s involvement with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Catalyst Network; a group formed with the aim of enhancing civil society’s contribution to governance and development process in T&T. The SDGs are targets which member…

The EU takes up the fight against marine pollution

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, October 5, 2017A Styrofoam cup takes more than 19 years to disintegrate, a tin can exist for more than 50 years, and a plastic beverage bottle can last for 450 years in the ocean. In fact, researchers predict that, pieces of plastic and other non-biodegradable items in the ocean…

NSA: Not enough forfarmers in budget

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kevon FelminePublished: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 National Solidarity Assembly (NSA) political leader Nirvan Maharaj is calling on Finance Minister Colm Imbert to apologise to the nation for unleashing further hardship on citizens. In the NSA’s budget response, Maharaj said a budget was simply a fiscal proposal and was not cast in…

Oil producersmull new tax

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Wednesday, October 4, 2017Oil and gas producers are looking at the 12.5 per cent royalty rate across the board on the extraction of all gas, condensate and oil but admit they need more details. The tax announced on Monday by Finance Minister Colm Imbert will take effect from December…

Dominica needs heavy equipment

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, October 5, 2017Rosemarie Sant Dominica is in urgent need of heavy equipment to clear “thousands of tonnes of debris,” roadways and landslips that continue to hamper relief efforts. That’s the word from Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerritt who told the media yesterday that “progress is being made one day at…

Angostura gives up $0.05

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, October 5, 2017Overall Market activity resulted from trading in 9 securities of which 2 advanced, 3 declined and 4 traded firm. Trading activity on the First Tier Market registered a volume of 146,376 shares crossing the floor of the Exchange valued at $680,097.87. National Flour Mills was the volume…

Government lobbies business community for TTRA support

Source: Trinidad Guardian Anna-Lisa PaulPublished: Thursday, October 5, 2017 Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Allyson West says government intends to establish the T&T Revenue Authority (TTRA) in 2018. Delivering the feature address at a post-budget forum by the American Chamber of Commerce of T&T (AMCHAM T&T) at the Hilton yesterday, West said they…

Wounded Cop Recovering

Source: Newsday WPC Roxanne Sealy is said to be responding to treatment and physical therapy well almost one week after she was shot by accident at the San Juan Police station by a fellow officer, this according to aunt, Alicia Wells yesterday. More in tomorrow’s Newsday. The post Wounded Cop Recovering appeared… Link:

Payless makes breast cancer a priority

Source: Newsday A special Gusto Champion Shoe – a sneaker in light and dark grey with bright pink accents – is one of two items being sold at all Payless ShoeSource stores to mark the ninth annual Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) campaign. The other is the Payless Designer Bracelet, which this year… Link:

Chamber of Commerce welcomes $2.2B for Tobago

Source: Newsday Chairman of the Tobago Division of the TT Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Demi John Cruickshank, is calling for a meeting with the Tobago House of Assembly (THA). Cruickshank, commenting in Scarborough after the national budget presentation in Port of Spain, said the chamber felt comforted by the estimated $2.2… Link:

Tobago Agriculture Society praises grants, fisher folk not happy

Source: Newsday The 1.3 billion-dollar allocation to the agriculture sector could mean an improvement according to the President of the Tobago Agriculture Society Macheson Neptune. Speaking to Newsday on Monday night, he said he was pleased with the new agricultural financial support programme, with grants for new and existing farmers up to… Link:

Man dies in accident after vowing to stop driving

Source: Newsday ELIZABETH GONZALES Mary Dematias- Khan recalled how she begged her husband Mohammed Khan, 85, to stop driving, one day after he died in a three-car smash up near the Signal Hill traffic lights. Speaking with Newsday Tobago on Tuesday at their Government House Road home, she said, “I used to… Link:

National Sports Commission to replace SPORTT

Source: Newsday A National Sports Commission is expected to come on board in 2018 to replace the Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SPORTT), according to a story on a local television report last evening. Darryl Smith, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, confirmed the news yesterday, after Finance Minister Colm Imbert… Link:

Lewis, Eccles to lead hockey teams for Pan Am

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, October 4, 2017Hockey ace Alanna Lewis and Solomon Eccles were yesterday chosen to lead a 12-member Women’s and Men’s teams to contest the Indoor Pan American Hockey Cup in Georgetown Guyana next week, October 16-21. Both teams will play in separate round-robin tournaments that will comprise hockey powerhouses Argentina…


Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, October 4, 2017HAMEL-SMITH: FRANCES passed away peacefully onSaturday 30th September,2017. Daughter of the lateRaymond and Diana Joan.Mother of Jason, Danielle,Kristin and Shane. Grand-mother of Percival, Storm andHunter. Sister of Mariela(dec),Kathleen, Michael, Roger,Alan, Timothy and Alex. Funeral mass for the lateFrances Hamel-Smith takesplace at 10:00am on Friday6th October, 2017 at…


Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, October 4, 2017EDMOND HART (3rd March1923- 29th September 2017),Legendary Mas’ Man passedaway at the San FernandoGeneral Hospital at the age of94. Edmond Was the husbandof Ruby Gill (deceased), LilHart (deceased) and JudyThomas. Father of: Karen,Maritza, Thais, Aixa, Luis andGerald. Step-Father of:Della,Vanda and Lester.Grandfather of: Shawn,Rachael, Rebecca, Xiomara,Lee, Zane, Alexander…

RBC MD: We are prepared to share budren of adjustment

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, October 4, 2017SHALIZA HASSANALI shaliza.hassanali@guardian.co.tt Managing director of RBC Royal Bank T&T, Darryl White has given his commitment to share in the burden of adjustment, as commercial banks now have to pay to 35 per cent corporation tax from January 1, 2018. White was shared his views with media…

Priest, cops to testifyin murder appeal

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, October 4, 2017A priest and two police officers have been called to repudiate the evidence of a former murder accused who admitted to framing 10 men for the murder of the brother of drug kingpin Dole Chadee, almost a decade after they were convicted. Appellate Judges Alice Yorke-Soo Hon,…

Finance Minister says all must share in adjustment

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, October 4, 2017SHALIZA HASSANALI shaliza.hassanali@guardian.co.tt Finance Minister Colm Imbert yesterday appealed to citizens to play their part in dealing with the burden of adjustments. If this is done, Imbert said he was hopeful that some of the taxes imposed in Monday’s budget presentation could be a temporary measure. Imbert…

Prison escapeekilled by police

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, October 4, 2017A Carrera Island prison escapee who spent 25 months on the run was killed by police during a shootout on Monday. According to police reports, Leroy “Redo” Mohammed was spotted in the Chaguanas area and identified as an escapee. Police said they went to a house at…

Massy adds $1.01

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, October 4, 2017Overall Market activity resulted from trading in 12 securities of which 4 advanced, 2 declined and 6 traded firm. Trading activity on the First Tier Market registered a volume of 214,351 shares crossing the floor of the Exchange valued at $3,368,666.80. Angostura Holdings was the volume leader…

Scholarship winner to repay $M

Source: Newsday National scholarship winner Dr Ryan Wellington will have to repay over $3 million to Government after he failed to return to this country after completing his studies in medicine. Wellington, who in 2016 was ordered to repay the funds when he did not attend the start of the civil trial… Link:

Duke: Primitive, punitive budget

Source: Newsday Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Minority Leader Watson Duke yesterday described the 2017-2018 fiscal package as primitive and punitive. “On behalf of the people of Tobago who could not make it to Trinidad, on behalf of the Minority Council, I am here to categorise the Budget we have just heard… Link:

AmCham, TTMA concerned

Source: Newsday THE American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) and the TT Manufacturing Association (TTMA) have both expressed concern about government’s strong focus on taxation and lack of clarity in explaining how it intends to implement many of the policies announced in this year’s Budget statement. “Overtaxing the formal economy is going to… Link:

Chamber welcomes $2.2B for Tobago

Source: Newsday Chairman of the Tobago Division of the TT Chamber of Industry and Commerce Demi John Cruickshank is calling for a meeting with the Tobago House of Assembly (THA). Cruickshank, commenting in Scarborough after the national budget presentation in Port of Spain, said the chamber felt comforted by the estimated $2.2… Link:

Saints, Tigers register 4-1 victories in SSFL

Source: Newsday St Mary’s and St Anthony’s each registered 4-1 victories, over St Augustine and Fyzabad respectively, in a pair of rescheduled matches in the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division yesterday. St Mary’s claimed only their second win in seven matches, in front of their home fans at the St… Link:

Health 3rd October, 2017

Source: Trinidad Guardian At HomePublished: Tuesday, October 3, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=155749#folio=26 Link: Health 3rd October, 2017

This culture of entitlement in sport

Source: Trinidad Guardian Brian LewisPublished: Tuesday, October 3, 2017If Sport stakeholders in Trinidad and Tobago continue living in denial oblivious to the harsh fact of austerity. Sport will grind to a standstill as the consequence of the culture of entitlement and dependency . Why should I give this to you? A simple question that…

Guatemala sweeps T&T vball men

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nigel SimonPublished: Tuesday, October 3, 2017T&T senior men’s volleyball team failed in their bid to qualify for a second chance at qualifying to next year’s FIVB World Championship after a straight sets loss to Guatemala in their fifth placed playoff at the 2017 NORCECA Men’s Continental Championship on Sunday night. Playing…

Ruiz gets best fighter award

Source: Trinidad Guardian …looks to defend National ChampionshipPublished: Tuesday, October 3, 2017Welterweight boxing champion Kyleron Ruiz seems ready to defend his title at the upcoming National Boxing Championship in November when he gave a polished and victorious display against Joshua Sylvester at Saturday’s Community Boxing Programme at the Cosmic Boxing Gym in Marabella. Ruiz,…

Primitive and punitive

Source: Trinidad Guardian SHALIZA HASSANALIshaliza.hassanali@guardian.co.ttPublished: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Newly elected president general of the National Trade Union Centre of T&T (NATUC) Watson Duke yesterday viewed Finance Minister Colm Imbert’s budget presentation as “primitive and punitive.” Duke also stated that with the immediate price hike of diesel and premium at the pumps it will…

Contractors: New housing initiative a good idea

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Tuesday, October 3, 2017Local contractors are disheartened that Minister of Finance Colm Imbert failed to address the issue of the TT$ billion owed to them, but they are pleased that he announced measures which they believe can stimulate the construction sector and get businesses which have been lying dormant…

Analysts give package thumbs up

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Tuesday, October 3, 2017Political analysts are giving the 2017-2018 fiscal package a thumbs up saying the Government appeared to have listened to the concerns of the population has spread the burden of adjustment across the board. Dr Winford James said at first glance “it was a comprehensive budget that…

Republic jumps $0.15

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, October 3, 2017Overall Market activity resulted from trading in 9 securities of which 3 advanced, 3 declined and 3 traded firm. Trading activity on the First Tier Market registered a volume of 55,584 shares crossing the floor of the Exchange valued at $1,076,822.24. TTNGL Limited was the volume leader…

Maxi assoc on removal of restrictions—chaos

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Tuesday, October 3, 2017To have all restrictions removed on maxi taxis licenses will be nothing less than chaos. This was the immediate reaction to Minister of Finance Colm Imbert’s announcement during yesterday’s Budget 2017-2018 presentation in the Parliament by president of the Red Band Maxi Taxi Association Linus Phillip.…

Health Minister hopes for ‘adequate funding’

Source: Newsday Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh, while stating that the Caribbean held the number position for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and that the burden of NCDs alone was calculated to be five percent of this country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), said the ministry expected to be ‘adequately funded’ from today’s budget. Deyalsingh made… Link:

Truck driver killed in crash

Source: Newsday An early morning accident yesterday claimed the life of a truck driver in Chaguanas when his truck landed in a deep concrete drain. Up to late yesterday the man’s identity was not known. Fire officers removed him from the wreck which was partially submerged in water in the drain at… Link:

Fire victim eulogised as ‘loyal’ friend

Source: Newsday San Fernando Central Secondary School (ModSec) student Yayu Zhu, who suffered fatal burns following a fire which destroyed her family’s home and business on September 19, was remembered as a “bubbly, generous young woman” at her funeral service yesterday. Yayu, also known as Ami, lived with her parents at Sutton… Link:

Landslide at Maracas lookout

Source: Newsday Heavy rainfall on Saturday brought more of the hillside onto the North Coast Road in the vicinity of the Maracas Lookout, rendering it temporarily impassible for the most part of this morning. The landslide was reported at 12.25 pm and almost immediately responders began clearing the blocked roadway. By late… Link:

Dutch rider completes clean sweep of titles

Source: Newsday Peter Schulting (Netherlands/PSL) pedalled away with the UCI 1.2 Tour of Tobago to sweep the titles at the 2017 edition of the Tobago International Cycling Classic. On the final day of action yesterday, Schulting won the 120-kilometre race around Tobago in three hours 37 minutes 15.82 seconds (3:37:15.82). The Dutch… Link:

Williams looking for outdoor cricket action

Source: Trinidad Guardian Vinode MamchanPublished: Monday, October 2, 2017National senior coach Kelvin Williams is currently looking forward to taking his players unto the cricket field and out of the confines of the nets at the National Cricket Centre (NCC) in Couva. Williams will get his chance to do that from tomorrow until Friday at…

Addressing violence in sports

Source: Trinidad Guardian Anand RampersadPublished: Monday, October 2, 2017Sports violence refers to any behaviour which causes harm, violates the rules of the sport and is unconnected to the competitive spirit of sport (Terry and Jackson, 1985). Sports violence is motivated by reactive aggression where the ultimate objective is to inflict harm. Violence is most…

Stewart: ‘I feel like second class citizen’

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, October 2, 2017On the eve of this country’s national budget, comes the very disheartening news, that some people do not believe that they are treated fairly. Akeem Stewart,who won two gold medals in the Para Athletics World Championships in London a few months ago, believes that his efforts are…

‘Wine’ should taste superb

Source: Trinidad Guardian Jeffrey RossPublished: Monday, October 2, 2017Time For Wine and indeed much celebration if David Evans’ charge replicates her last two efforts in a Fillies’ Median Auction Stakes over an extended five furlongs of ‘soft’ ground Bath today. This consistent, hitherto luckless, Equiano filly has raced six times; four successive seconds and…

Don’t touch fuel subsidy—Natuc

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, October 2, 2017The National Trade Union Centre of T&T (NATUC) has issued a warning to Government that any decision to further decrease subsidies on fuel will severely affect the working class. The umbrella trade union body also warned that Government would face an “avalanche” of protests if such a…

US$51m loan to combat NCDs

Source: Trinidad Guardian Jensen La VendePublished: Sunday, October 1, 2017The Government has taken a US$51 million loan to help combat non-communicable diseases, says Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh. He said at least $8 billion have already been spent treating patients suffering from life-style diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. Speaking at the close of a…

Tough budget telegraphed by Government

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Monday, October 2, 2017Hold off on fuel price hikes. That’s the call from some quarters as speculation — and jitters — mounted that today’s 2018 Budget may involve increases such as on diesel fuel. Finance Minister Colm Imbert will deliver Government’s third Budget of its term, at 1.30 pm…

New IMF study looks at loss of corresponding banking relationships on Caribbean

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, October 2, 2017BRIDGETOWN – A new study examining the loss of corresponding banking relationships (CBR) in the Caribbean has found that global banks have reassessed their individual business models, deciding on different strategies in response to changes in the macroeconomic and regulatory environment that has lowered the expected profitability…

BATT, Tobago stakeholders chart way forward

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, October 2, 2017The Bankers Association of T&T (BATT) has described talks held last Friday with key stakeholders in Tobago as “productive and fruitful” In a media release yesterday, BATT stated that it met with three key stakeholders on the island, the Tobago House of Assembly and Tourism Minister Shamfa…

Labourer, teen girl gunned down

Source: Newsday Labourer Kareem Dabreau was planning to do repairs on his family home and make preparations for his son’s christening when he turned one in November. But those plans were dashed when Dabreau and a female neighbour were ambushed and gunned down early yesterday morning. When Sunday Newsday visited La Mango… Link:

Woman found murdered

Source: Newsday A 41-year-old mother of two was found murdered at her home on Beddoe Street, Gasparillo last night. Preliminary reports indicate the woman’s children were waiting for her to pick them up at C3 cineplex where they had gone to the movies. When she did not arrive, and did not answer… Link:

Schulting whips field to clinch 2017 Tobago Classic

Source: Newsday Peter Schulting (Netherlands/PSL) landed the 2017 Tobago International Cycling Classic Stage title. At the end of the fourth and final stage at Wilson Road, Scarborough yesterday, Schulting was declared the winner scoring 33 points, despite finishing ninth in the 50 laps/50-kilometre race around the Scarborough Market. Marlo Rodman (Jamaica/PSL) captured… Link:

Shiva Boys spank Fatima in SSFL Premier Division

Source: Newsday The Southern schools are taking this season’s Premier Division of the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) by force as the top three teams, Shiva Boys, Presentation San Fernando and Naparima College are level on 16 points after seven rounds. Shiva Boys remained on top of the table due to a… Link:

Shukla defends Scotiabank 5K crown

Source: Newsday Over 7,000 women came out in their numbers to support the Scotiabank Foundation’s 2017 Women Against Cancer 5K initiative, which took place yesterday, simultaneously from 4 pm, at three locations – Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain; Skinner’s Park, San Fernando and Lowlands Mall, Tobago. The first runner to cross the line… Link:

UWI Sunday 1st October, 2017

Source: Trinidad Guardian UWIPublished: Sunday, October 1, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=155715#folio=79 Link: UWI Sunday 1st October, 2017

Sunday Business 1st October, 2017

Source: Trinidad Guardian BGPublished: Sunday, October 1, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=155715#folio=68 Link: Sunday Business 1st October, 2017

XX Sunday 1st October, 2017

Source: Trinidad Guardian WOWPublished: Sunday, October 1, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=155715#folio=28 Link: XX Sunday 1st October, 2017

Race for a cause

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, October 1, 2017The 2017 edition of the Scotiabank Women Against Breast Cancer 5k took place yesterday at locations in Port-of-Spain and San Fernando. The race, which started in 1999 with 300 women running to raise funds for free breast cancer screening at regional health centres nationwide, has developed almost…

New coffee concept comes to T&T

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kevon FelminePublished: Sunday, October 1, 2017kevon.felmine@guardian.co.tt With T&T’s foreign exchange shortage nearing a critical low, the Starlite Group is trying to stimulate economic growth while cutting back on the need for US dollars with the opening of Nova Coffee Trinidad. At the launch of the latest addition to the South Park…

New therapy protects manhood

Source: Trinidad Guardian Joel JulienPublished: Sunday, October 1, 2017A major concern for men who have to undergo surgery and radiation treatment for prostate cancer is the possibility of erectile dysfunction afterwards, says urological surgeon Dr Fuad Khan. However, Khan says he has a way to help men get rid of their prostate cancer without…

Make notes on Cabinet decision public

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Sunday, October 1, 2017 Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan is now being asked to ensure all tender reports are published, if state agency NIDCO has nothing to hide in the award of a $400 million contract to Kallco for the first phase of the Toco to Manzanilla Highway.…

Suspect in attack on mother and daughter dies

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kevon FelminePublished: Sunday, October 1, 2017kevon.felmine@guardian.co.tt A 35-year-old man who drank poison after stabbing a 12-year-old girl and her 32-year-old mother 11 days ago has died at hospital. The man, a PH taxi driver, attacked the mother and daughter a day after the woman went to the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court…

Warning bells sounded

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Sunday, October 1, 2017 Economist Indera Sageewan-Alli says Government should cut the Cepep and URP budget in half and re-allocate some of the monies allocated to those programmes to a more viable agricultural programme. With warnings of an economy in the doldrums having been sounded even louder last Wednesday…

Clive Pantin has died

Source: Newsday Clive Pantin – husband, father, teacher, sportsman, community, sport and social activist, former Principal of Fatima College, founder of Foundation for the Enhancement and Enrichment of Life (FEEL) and a former Minister of Education – has passed away. The news came this morning when his daughter took to social media… Link:

Santa Cruz flood affected residents get corporation help

Source: Newsday It was a scene of disbelief for several residents of Sam Boucaud Road, Santa Cruz, after their homes were gutted by flood waters, due to heavy rainfall associated with an Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) on Thursday night. Three streets, Driftwood, Sandbank Avenue and Sam Boucaud Extension were badly affected by… Link:

Campbell wins stage 3; Schulting still leads

Source: Newsday Akil Campbell (T&T/PSL) dominated the Plymouth Criterium of the 2017 Tobago International Cycling Classic (TICC) yesterday. Campbell (51:07.72) ran away with the stage, which started and ended at Shelbourne Street, ahead of his PSL team-mate Marloe Rodman of Jamaica (51.09.94) with hometown favourite Emile Abraham (Pharmaco) following in 51:10.20. Jamol… Link:

Sod turned for historic 72-room hotel in Couva

Source: Newsday Football will finally get a home of its own. The sod was officially turned yesterday for a 72-room sports hotel in Couva which is expected to be completed by September next year. The “home of football” will be located at the eastern side of the National Cycling Velodrome, running parallel… Link:

Govt hopes for Dragon Field sign-off

Source: Newsday The sales agreement for natural gas produced from the Dragon Field will hopefully be signed “a month or two” Energy Ministry Franklin Khan has said. Those negotiations are currently taking place between Shell Trinidad & Tobago Ltd, PDVSA- Venezuela’s state-owned oil and gas company, and the National Gas Company of… Link:

I’m happy to be free

Source: Trinidad Guardian Sascha WilsonPublished: Saturday, September 30, 2017 After spending more than nine years in jail awaiting trial for killing her abusive and adulterous husband, stroke-stricken Jassodra Jagmohan, 63, was finally reunited with her family yesterday when she was set free. Claiming her actions were spurred on by years of physical and mental…

Brace for tough budget – West

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, September 30, 2017SHALIZA HASSANALI shaliza.hassanali@guardian.co.tt Brace for a tough budget. The warning came from Minister in the Ministry of Finance Allyson West yesterday, as the country waits for Monday’s budget presentation from Finance Minister Colm Imbert. Following the opening of the Senate at the third session of the 11th…

Shell T&T boss: Talks on Dragon gas ongoing

Source: Trinidad Guardian Nadaleen SinghPublished: Saturday, September 30, 2017nadaleen.singh@guardian.co.tt Discussions between Venezuela and T&T concerning the Dragon Field gas deal have not been interrupted due to sanctions posed by the US against Venezuela in late August, 2017. Commenting on the progress of the negotiations, Derek Hudson, country chairman of Shell T&T said the Dragon…

Sagicor gains $0.13

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, September 30, 2017Overall Market activity resulted from trading in 11 securities of which 8 advanced, 2 declined and 1 traded firm. Trading activity on the First Tier Market registered a volume of 78,285 shares crossing the floor of the Exchange valued at$1,091,072.72. NCB Financial Group was the volume leader…

Samsung climbs in ranking of best global brands

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, September 30, 2017Samsung has been ranked sixth in the Interbrands Best Global Brands, achieving a brand value of $56.2 billion – moving it one spot up, with a nine per cent increase from last year. Ranked as one of the top ten brands on the Interbrand rankings from 2012…

Edmond Hart dead at 94

Source: Newsday Legendary masman Edmond Hart of HARTS Carnival passed away this morning at the San Fernando General Hospital. The announcement was made this afternoon in a statement posted by the carnival band on Facebook. Hart, 94, fell ill late last evening. He leaves behind his wife, Judy, six children Karen, Maritza,… Link:

Stroke victim freed for killing husband

Source: Newsday Justice was tempered with mercy this morning when a San Fernando High Court judge freed 63-year-old stroke victim Jassodra Jugmohan, for killing her husband ten years ago. The Penal woman has spent nine years and three months awaiting trial for murder, but last week pleaded guilty before Justice Althea Alexis-Windsor.… Link:

Met office discontinues flood alert

Source: Newsday As many residents in North Trinidad woke up to heavy rain, the Meteorological Service of TT early this morning discontinued its riverine flood alert. Duty meteorologist Paula Wellington said there had been a decrease in rainfall activity over the last six to eight hours and reports from the Water Resources… Link:

Elswick parents fed up of sewer system

Source: Newsday Parents of students attending the Elswick Presbyterian Primary School on Naparima-Mayaro Road, Tableland, staged a peaceful demonstration outside the Moruga/Tableland constituency offices of Dr Lovell Francis to highlight the non-functional sewer system at the school. Under dreary overcast conditions, which gave way to an intermittent spattering of rain, parents also… Link:

NATUC slams Sinanan

Source: Newsday Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan’s attack on the acting CEO of the Port Authority, using a media house, is unacceptable in a democratic society, National Trade Union Centre (NATUC) general secretary Michael Annisette. “NATUC wants to condemn that unprofessional attack by the Minister of Works and Transport on a… Link:

Jaipur’s fashion for a cause

Source: Newsday When Dhisha Moorjani first started the House of Jaipur she had no idea that fashion would become a part of what she offered. Even more so, that it would be used in a charitable way. But that is exactly how life has unfolded. Moorjani along with the other members of… Link:

Bandit killed in failed robbery

Source: Newsday Police were last night at the scene of a failed robbery at a grocery in Barataria where one suspect was shot dead by the proprietor while two other bandits who are believed to be wounded, managed to flee the scene. According to reports, at 9 pm, three men entered Young’s… Link:

Niki Rodrigues, Outnumbered 7 to 2

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, September 29, 2017Disclaimer: Reading this article may make you exhausted. I know it made me sweat just thinking about the number of things this month’s “Making it Work” mom has going on. Niki Rodrigues is a home-schooling mother of 7, ranging from 1 year to 16 years. She is…

Tobago Today 29th September, 2017

Source: Trinidad Guardian Tobago TodayPublished: Friday, September 29, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=155696#folio=80 Link: Tobago Today 29th September, 2017

CARE 29th September, 2017

Source: Trinidad Guardian CarePublished: Friday, September 29, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=155696#folio=44 Link: CARE 29th September, 2017

REC Friday 29th September, 2017

Source: Trinidad Guardian MetroPublished: Friday, September 29, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=155696#folio=24 Link: REC Friday 29th September, 2017

Three shot dead by police

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, September 29, 2017Police shot and killed three men in separate instances between Wednesday night and yesterday. In the most recent killing, an off-duty officer shot and killed Leshon Villafana during an attempted robbery of a roulette machine in Arima last evening. Earlier, officers of the La Horquetta Police Station…

T&T sends 12 trauma experts to Dominica

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Friday, September 29, 2017Twelve mental health specialists from Trinidad and Tobago are to travel to Dominica to assist the psychiatric team on the island in helping the population, which officials say remains in a state of shock following the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Consultant psychiatrist at Dominica’s Ministry of…

CEO: We won contract bid fair, square

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, September 29, 2017Kallco CEO Roger Ganesh has defended the company owned by his son-in-law Arvin Kalloo, saying they engaged in a competitive tendering process for ther Manzanilla Highway contract like all the other competing firms. He said Kallco participated in a process that was “extremely rigorous, even more rigorous…

Red Cross deniesrelief drive notwell coordinated

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, September 29, 2017The T&T Red Cross Society is refuting reports that there is no proper co-ordination or communication to ensure specific and urgent needs are met for the various islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. In fact, disaster management coordinator at the T&T Red Cross Society Stephan Kishore…

Trini model wows Paris

Source: Newsday It’s a name that you’re going to be hearing a lot about. Naomi Chin Wing, 17, has been dubbed Trinidad’s next top model by Vogue after appearing at Yves Saint Laurent’s Spring 2018 showing during Paris Fashion Week. It might be hard to believe that when Chin Wing first decided… Link:

Energy benefits for TT

Source: Newsday Energy Chamber CEO Dr Thackwray Driver on Wednesday said the country will see some increased natural production over the short-term. However, he said this country should not expect any significant revenues to be coming from the energy sector over the medium term. Driver made these points when he addressed a… Link:

Judge rules Govt senator defamed former CB governor

Source: Newsday A High Court judge has ordered Government Senator Dr Lester Henry to pay former Central Bank governor Jwala Rambarran damages in the sum of $550,000 for defaming him in a radio broadcast in 2014. Justice Devindra Rampersad made the order today as he ruled that the words uttered by Henry… Link:

Replace service commissions with HR depts

Source: Newsday The public service system is an outdated bureaucracy and must be reformed with service commissions replaced by human resource departments to make hiring qualified personnel more efficient, Economic Development Board chairman Dr Terrence Farrell said yesterday. “The system we have today is a colonial institution. We inherited the Public Service… Link:

TT, an economy in transition

Source: Newsday Trinidad and Tobago has risen 11 points on the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competitiveness Index. That ranking, however, was based more on a modified evaluation criteria than any profound change in policy. Out of 137 countries, TT placed 83rd up from 94th out of 138 last year. The country’s… Link:

Mouttet hits low productivity

Source: Newsday Businessman Christian Mouttet yesterday hit low productivity among the local workforce as he spoke at a pre Budget forum at the Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain. Mouttet made headlines recently when he was appointed sole investigator into the seabridge fiasco by Prime Minister Keith Rowley. Mouttet, who is chairman… Link:

Justice Kokaram’s complaint

Source: Newsday Justice Vasheist Kokaram has diagnosed a key problem relating to the judicial system. Yes, the wheels of justice move too slowly. But as he suggested last week, there are some matters that should never reach court in the first place. “Instead of doing things to people, institutions should devise a… Link:

‘Emotional’ Grandison confesses men’s innocence

Source: Newsday Jailhouse confessions were repeated in the Court of Appeal yesterday by convicted killer Shawn Parris. Parris yesterday for the first time testified that Junior Grandison – the main prosecution witness against the ten men convicted of the 1997 murder of Thackoor Boodram – confessed to them that they were innocent.… Link:

Business Guardian 28th September, 2017

Source: Trinidad Guardian BGPublished: Thursday, September 28, 2017URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=155674#folio=72 Link: Business Guardian 28th September, 2017

JGB’s Haitian operations record robust growth

Source: Trinidad Guardian Felix PereiraPublished: Thursday, September 28, 2017Jamaica Broilers Group Ltd (JBG) is principally active in the poultry and allied agricultural businesses. In the first quarter of fiscal 2017, it sold its ethanol plant (for a combination of cash and a seller’s loan) and focussed its efforts on increasing the profitability of its…

Higher you climb, wider the gender gap

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, September 28, 2017Despite all the hyperbole about diversity and inclusion, recent stats show that close to 90 per cent of Fortune 500 company CFOs are still men, and that this ratio hasn’t changed over a number of years. Similarly, I’m sure it’s no epiphany to learn that accountancy firms…

Seize control of your money

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, September 28, 2017Ask friends, family members and co-workers about one area of their lives they wish they could improve and you may be surprised at the common thread related to managing money. Some of the money-related struggles people express include: “not knowing where to start” and “I’m just not…


Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Thursday, September 28, 2017 Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is insisting his Government has no intention of devaluing the T&T dollar. However, Finance Minister Colm Imbert says if T&T imports continue to exceed its export we could find ourselves in problems. Rowley made the comment at a press conference…

Robbery suspectkilled by police

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, September 28, 2017The suspected mastermind of robbery gang operating in Barrackpore and Penal was killed in a shootout with police yesterday and his accomplice taken into custody. The suspect, believed to be a 34-year-old man from Teelucksingh Trace, Barrackpore, was fished out a river along Sukhan Trace, Barrackpore near…

Land donated forhomeless shelter

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, September 28, 2017Rhondor Dowlat A parcel of land just in front the Riverside Plaza’s carpark in Port-of-Spain has been given to the Port-of-Spain City Corporation by the Government for the construction of a centre for homeless people. This was yesterday disclosed by the city’s mayor Joel Martinez after yesterday’s…

Cameras caught fatal accident

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, September 27, 2017SASCHA WILSON The daughter of Leona Scott who was fatally knocked down while crossing in La Romaine on Monday night is pleading with the police to release the footage of the incident to help catch the culprit and get closure. Shernice St Clair, the eldest of Scott’s…

Robbery ruled outin Rio Claro killing

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kevon FelminePublished: Thursday, September 28, 2017kevon.felmine@guardian.co.tt Police said they were baffled when they were called to investigate the murder of family man Larry Garcia who was described by relatives and neighbours as “a good man.” Garcia, 31, was dragged off his bed around 3 am yesterday before his killers used a…

Loaded gun found in abandoned house

Source: Newsday A fully loaded AR-15 rifle with 50 rounds of ammunition was discovered in an abandoned house at Eric Street, Laventille shortly after midday today. According to reports at around 12.45 pm officers of the Port-of-Spain CID under the supervision of Acting Senior Superintendent Ajith Persad and led by Sgt Anthony… Link:

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