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April 23, 2018

Trinidad and Tobago

Despite cancer diagnosis, Morgan feisty as ever

Source: Newsday Former Tobago East MP and popular radio personality Dr Morgan Job has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was given six months to a year to live. The former politician was recently diagnosed with late-stage pancreatic cancer, as confirmed by his daughter Dzifa Job this morning. Speaking with Newsday, the… Link:

Fuad Khan: AG making a mockery of TT

Source: Newsday Former Health Minister and opposition MP Dr. Fuad Khan criticised the Attorney General and the current administration for what he described as a hypocritical, heartless and unconcerned act against 82 Venezuelan nationals who were deported over the weekend. According to a release, this morning, Khan says the act breached Article… Link:

Body found in La Romaine

Source: Newsday Southern Division police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the body of a man found at the side of the road in La Romaine this morning. Police received an anonymous tip around 6.15 am that a body was seen near the M2 Ring Road close to Concord Road. They… Link:

Young Stars expelled after La Brea brawl

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kevon FelminePublished: Monday, April 23, 2018President of the La Brea Off-Season Football League, Gerald Debesette says the Young Stars football team that was involved in the violent beating of referee Michael London last Thursday has been kicked out of the competition. In an interview yesterday, Debesette apologised to London and the…

McKnight, Brooks cop silver in Grenada Invi

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rachael Thomspon-KingPublished: Monday, April 23, 2018Gordon grabs gold in 200m B raceSparkle McKnight,Alena Brooks and Lalonde Gordon each had success at the second annual Grenada Invitational on Saturday night at the Kirani James Athletics Stadium in St George’s. Both McKnight and Brooks copped silver medals in their respective races. McKnight crossed…

Everyone get on the Bay

Source: Trinidad Guardian Jeffrey RossPublished: Monday, April 23, 2018Three Saints Bay, only previous winner in a field of ten, looks gilt-edged for division one of the Novice Stakes over six furlongs of ‘good to soft’ Pontefract today when running in tandem will be another turf-flat fixture at Windsor, where ground conditions are forecast similar;…

Ganga wants TTCB to act now

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, April 23, 2018Bassarath must implement IRC recommendationsFormer national cricket captain Daren Ganga is condemning the T&T Cricket Board (TTCB), being led by Azim Bassarath, for its failure to implement the recommendations of an Independent Review Committee (IRC) which was set up for the sole purpose of considering the constitutional…

Rudder celebrates with 6.5

Source: Newsday DAVID MICHAEL RUDDER will be celebrating his 65th birthday with Rudder 6.5, a concert to be held at the Grand Stand, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, on May 5, from 7.30 pm. His publicist Dennis Ramdeen says in a media release: “Call him a griot, a storyteller, a sweet… Link:

COP to contest 41 seats in next general election

Source: Trinidad Guardian GEISHA ALONZOPublished: Monday, April 23, 2018 Congress of the People (COP) leader Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan says the party is preparing to fight the next general election is all 41 constituencies. Speaking at a press conference as the new executive was installed a the St Augustine South Community Centre yesterday, she said the…

Churches to rally against buggery law change

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Monday, April 23, 2018 Pentecostal and evangelical churches are currently mobilising for a demonstration on May 11 against any amendment to this country’s buggery legislation. On April 6, followers of the respective churches attempted to march through Port-of-Spain followed by a rally at Woodford Square, but were stopped in…

Bas alive

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, April 23, 2018Former prime minister Basdeo Panday yesterday took to social media to deny fake reports that he was dead. Responding to claikms he had died overnight, Panday, in a Facebook post, wrote: “I am alive and intend to be so until I die.” His daughter Mickela also attempted…

T&T’s oldest woman dies at 111

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, April 23, 2018Vivian Reese, believed to be the oldest woman in T&T, passed away peacefully at her home last Friday. Reese, formerly Cowan, died at the age of 111 at her Tabaquite Road, Rio Claro home. Reese’s great grandson David Cowan Jr told the T&T Guardian that she was…

Businessman in court on gun charge

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, April 23, 2018A central businessman, his wife and two employees are expected to appear in the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court today charged with possession of firearms and ammunition. The couple, of Chin Chin Road, Cunupia and the employees, from Arima and Piarco, were held at the man’s Chase Village chicken…

SB Sunday 22nd April, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian BGPublished: Sunday, April 22, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158886#folio=54 Link: SB Sunday 22nd April, 2018

XX Sunday 22nd April, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian WOWPublished: Sunday, April 22, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158886#folio=22 Link: XX Sunday 22nd April, 2018

Pundit Sat returns home to serve

Source: Trinidad Guardian Charles Kong SooPublished: Sunday, April 22, 2018The Satya Anand Ashram, temple of Truth and Bliss at Dookhan Drive, Johnny King Road, Aranguez, is only two years old, but many of its members and devotees have been quietly involved in charity and social work in the community and beyond without any unwanted…

Agriculture Ministry to end unregulated trawling

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018Clarence Rambharat, Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries, says the time has come to put a stop to harmful trawling activities which have damaged the marine environment as well as the capacity of fisher-folk to earn a livelihood. He committed to treating with the issue “frontally or…

Mildred Boneo

Source: Newsday As a teenager attending St Augustine Girls’ High School, she shared her father’s love for stories and for the buildings in the capital city, which led to her dream of becoming an architect. Boneo won a national scholarship after her secondary education and although architecture was her passion, for practical… Link:

Embassies host World Book day activities

Source: Newsday A number of activities will be held to celebrate World Book and Copyright Day tomorrow, the International Day of the Spanish language and the anniversary of the death of renowned Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes. Joining with the Bocas Lit Fest and the National Library (Nalis) to collaborate on activities… Link:

Jamaica’s poet laureate for Bocas

Source: Newsday FOR lovers of poetry, one highlight of the 2018 NGC Bocas Lit Fest will be Lorna Goodison, Poet Laureate of Jamaica and one of the Caribbean’s most beloved contemporary writers. Goodison takes part in several events during the festival from April 25-29 at the National Library in Port of Spain… Link:

Unfinished Sentences

Source: Newsday LISA ALLEN-AGOSTINI What’s it like to have a father whose literary reputation spans the region? And what’s it like to lose him? Unfinished Sentences, the new documentary feature film by Mariel Brown, is about her relationship with her father, Wayne Brown. The celebrated Trinidadian poet, journalist and writing teacher died… Link:

EMA’s war on waste

Source: Newsday Recycling is not something new to the people of TT. We have had a culture of reusing things, especially containers, for decades. How many people, when they were young, opened a tin of butter cookies to find sewing implements, opened a container of butter to find leftover food, or used… Link:

Gypsy ready to lead NCC

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018CHARLES KONG SOO Calypsonians, panmen, and bandleaders are looking forward to a brighter future under Winston ‘Gypsy’ Peters, the new chairman of the National Carnival Commission (NCC). Shortly after the announcement that the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts had given Peters his letters of…

Montrose Gov’t takes exhibition thriller

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018The 2018 Atlantic National Primary Schools cricket league was officially opened on Friday at the Cumuto Recreation ground and to celebrate the occasion Montrose Government came up against Rochard Douglas Presbyterian in a 15-overs encounter. Prior to the start of the match officials of Atlantic led by…

Man dies on Debe death strip

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018KEVON FELMINE kevon.felmine@guardian.co.tt Despite safety enhancements to part of the M2 Ring Road that is prone to serious accidents, another crash has claimed the life of a Princes Town man. Adesh Ramnath, 34, of Cedar Hill Village, Princes Town, died within minutes of his silver Nissan Wingroad…

Control Unit strolls home

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018KELVIN ‘N’ Control Unit well ridden by Wilbert Leon yesterday returned to the winner’s circle with a well deserved victory in the feature event over 1,100 metres on the main track at Santa Rosa Park, Arima yesterday. Sent off as the second fancy at 2/1, the Glenn…

Championship Clubs chase $28,000 T20 prize

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018The battle to earn a place in the semi-finals of the T20 Festival for Championship Division clubs will resume today with two matches at the National Cricket Centre in Balmain, Couva. In the first match at 2.30 pm, Calcutta will oppose Fulham; while Defence Force will clash…

Ramdin hits out at fake news

Source: Newsday Red Force and West Indies wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin has hit out at the fake news circulating on a website which said he had been arrested in New York after attempting to smuggle 20 kilogrammes of cocaine at JFK Airport. Ramdin, in a video posted on Twitter today, said the information… Link:

San Pedro shows amazing support for cricket

Source: Trinidad Guardian Vinode MamchanPublished: Saturday, April 21, 2018In an amazing show of support for its under-10 cricketers, the sleepy village of San Pedro Poole came alive on Friday evening with hundreds showing up to support the future cricketers of this country. Villagers came out in their numbers, some sitting under trees, others on…

Whisper to Control Unit

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kelvin NPublished: Saturday, April 21, 2018Whisper Light is my selection to win today’s feature event over 1,100 metres on the main track at Santa Rosa Park in Arima. Whisper Light which ran a brave race last time out will not doubt have come on from that outing and therefore must be…

Milo targets 5 footballers for Barcelona stint

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018The Good Food, Good Life company is set to give five skilled young footballers, ages 7-12, an opportunity of a football experience of a lifetime abroad, through the second MILO® Football Skills Tournament on Tuesday. Last August, Nestle Milo through its partnership with FC Barcelona (FCB) took…

Callender heads 6 T&T athletes for Grenada

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018National sprint champion Emmanuel Callender and quarter-miler Lalonde Gordon are listed among six athletes that will compete at the Grenada Invitational this evening at the Kirani James Athletics Stadium in St George’s. The others are hurdlers Sparkle Mc Knight, Emanuel Mayers and Jameel Joseph and middle distance…

Celebrating creative entrepreneurs

Source: Trinidad Guardian Paula LindoPublished: Saturday, April 21, 2018The upcoming event, Creative Juice: A Creative Entrepreneur Expo highlights and celebrates entrepreneurs in the creative field. The expo takes place tomorrow at the Pleasantville Community Centre, San Fernando. The event is being put on by the Youth Can Create programme, as the final year project…

Mystical tonka…

Source: Newsday THE tonka bean, a flat, wrinkled legume from South America with an outsize flavour that the federal government in the USA has declared illegal due to the presence of the compound coumarin. Nonetheless, it proliferates on elite American menus. A tiny amount will contribute massive flavour; the taste of the… Link:

Pres Chaguanas wary of Hillview threat

Source: Newsday Nickolai Madray COACH of Presentation College Chaguanas, Roland Hosein, is wary of the threat his team will be facing today when they battle their rivals, and tournament favourites Hillview College, in the second semi-final match of Powergen’s Intercol T20. The first match will be contested between Naparima College and either… Link:

McKnight to compete at Grenada Invitational

Source: Newsday SPARKLE McKnight is among five TT track and field athletes listed to compete in today’s Grenada Invitational, at the Kirani James Athletics Stadium, St George’s. The Meet will get going from 6 pm. McKnight placed seventh in the women’s 400-metre hurdles final at the Commonwealth Games, in the Gold Coast,… Link:

Toco crowned Secondary Schools track and field champs

Source: Newsday TOCO Secondary swept all the titles when the Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships concluded at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo, yesterday. Toco won the overall title with 413 points, finishing ahead of Speyside High School of Tobago with 214 points and Pentecostal Light and Life also of Tobago… Link:

Referee assaulted in La Brea Football League

Source: Newsday LOCAL REFEREE Michael London is currently warded at the San Fernando General Hospital, suffering from a fractured jaw and bruised ribs from a brutal assault, after a match at the La Brea Football League, on Thursday night. The game, involving Gonzales United and Young Stars, took a turn for the… Link:

Fishermen still stuck in V’zuela

Source: Trinidad Guardian Sascha WilsonPublished: Saturday, April 21, 2018The three Cedros fishermen who have been in Venezuela for the past three weeks still cannot leave the country because one of them does not have proper identification. This was confirmed by Cedros councillor Shankar Teelucksingh, who said National Security Minister Edmund Dillon informed him of the…

456 staffers to be regularised

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Saturday, April 21, 2018UTT, OWTU in critical talksOver 400 University of T&T (UTT) staffers have been promised regularisation and permanent employment in their respective positions, despite the fact that the institution is seeing “financial hard times.”In an OWTU/UTT branch bulletin on the UTT issue yesterday, it was revealed that…

Pensioner found dead

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018Police are investigating the death of pensioner Josephine O’Hara, whose decomposed body was found inside a house at Kenny Cyrus Street, Enterprise, Chaguanas, yesterday. Investigators said neighbours called them after reportedly getting a foul stench from her compound. Officers said when they got into her house, they…

Mahabir-Wyatt: Don’t rush to judge teen yet

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018It could be “nature not nurture” which led a troubled 15-year-old boy to brutally attack his mother on Thursday, head of the Coalition of Domestic Violence, Diana Mahabir-Wyatt, said yesterday. Calling on the public to take a pause before criticising on how the teenager was raised, Mahabir-Wyatt…

SWRHA apologises for denying three cops medical attention

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018The South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) has apologised to three police officers who were reportedly refused medical attention at the Couva District Health Facility. The SWRHA was responding to an article published in this newspaper on April 20 about three officers, dressed in police uniform, who…

Ramdeen calls for AG’s resignation

Source: Newsday Attorney and Opposition Senator Gerald Ramdeen criticised Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi for what he described as “gross incompetence” over Al-Rawi’s expressed intent to re-file a claim against Housing Development Corporation (HDC) managing director Jerlean John and nine other individuals. Speaking at a press conference at his office in Cornelio Street,… Link:

UK boost for TT's cyber security

Source: Newsday TRINIDAD and Tobago is set to benefit for the United Kingdom’s assistance in the fight against cybercrime, said a statement from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) yesterday. UK Prime Minister Theresa May recently promised £15 million to help Commonwealth countries strengthen their cyber security against criminal groups and… Link:

Abdulah: Dissolved EDAB was working on pan plan, Carnival assessment

Source: Newsday Plans for the steel band industry and an economic impact assessment of Carnival were among the initiatives by the recently dissolved Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB), reported former member and Movement for Social Justice leader David Abdulah. “The country will be poorer for that.” According to reports, the Cabinet-appointed EDAB… Link:

Marijuana and pistol found in exercises

Source: Newsday Three kilograms of marijuana was discovered during an exercise involving officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) in Buller Street, Woodbrook last night. According to sources, the officers received an anonymous tip that the drugs were hidden in an abandoned house along Buller Street and visited the scene at around… Link:

Tobago Today Friday 20th April, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian Tobago TodayPublished: Friday, April 20, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158870#folio=64 Link: Tobago Today Friday 20th April, 2018

REC Friday 20th April, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian MetroPublished: Friday, April 20, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158870#folio=22 Link: REC Friday 20th April, 2018

Power to the people

Source: Trinidad Guardian Remembering our cultural heroes of 1970Peter Ray BloodPublished: Friday, April 20, 2018PulseTomorrow marks the 48th anniversary of the April 21, 1970 State of Emergency declaration by the Eric Williams-led government in response to the Black Power Movement. Having being spawned in far off Montreal, Canada at the Sir George Williams University,…

Bocas hits the streets today

Source: Newsday THE NGC Bocas Lit Fest may be a literary festival, but it is not a bookish event. It’s a celebration of words and ideas in whatever form they appear, including calypso, extempo, spoken word, drama, midnight robber talk, even, which may explain why thousands of people enjoy it year after… Link:

Prof Teague rises

Source: Newsday YVONNE WEBB PAN virtuoso Liam Teague continues to rise in musical academia. The accomplished arranger is now professor of presidential research, scholarship and artistry at Northern Illinois University (NIU) in the United States. Teague was already a professor of music at NIU before his promotion. He is also head of… Link:

Pure jazz for St Lucia festival

Source: Newsday THE Saint Lucia Jazz Festival is going back to its “roots” and will present a total jazz cast at the festival in May. The mixing of jazz with other music genres over the years was not in sync with jazz lovers and so festival organisers have gone back to basics.… Link:

Parang body marks 47 years

Source: Newsday THE National Parang Association (NPATT) celebrates its 47th anniversary with a series of events to mark the occasion and highlight the many strides the association has made despite a host of issues. NPATT starts the year’s celebrations with Holy Mass at Santa Rosa RC Church from 5 pm tomorrow. This… Link:

Sir Viv backs Caricom on Windies concerns

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, April 20, 2018ST JOHN’S—Legendary former Test captain, Sir Vivian Richards, has thrown his weight behind Caricom’s efforts at governance reform in West Indies cricket. The Antiguan, who never lost a Test series as skipper, said he believed the regional nation grouping’s intentions were genuine and were aimed at correcting…

Central Sports cut Cane Farm in TTCB T20

Source: Newsday CENTRAL Sports ended the group stage of the TT Cricket Board T20 Premiership One competition with a seven-wicket win over Cane Farm at Invaders Ground in Felicity, on Wednesday. In a shortened 15-over match in pool two, Cane Farm posted 153 all out in 12.5 overs with Alcindo Holder scoring… Link:

Nidco to appoint team for ferry service

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Thursday, April 19, 2018The National Infrastructure Development Company (Nidco) have started the process for putting together a new Technical (Maintenance) Management Team for T&Ts ferry service, including the Water Taxis which services the Port-of-Spain/San Fernando sea bridge. This was yesterday disclosed to the T&T Guardian by Minister of Works…

Company not paid for developing TT food card system:

Source: Trinidad Guardian Derek AchongPublished: Friday, April 20, 2018A technology company, which assisted in setting up this country’s biometric card system for social welfare and disability grants, is suing the Government for over $40 million in unpaid fees. The trial of the case, which was filed by Novo Technology Incorporated Limited, two years ago,…

Doubles vendor apologises for killing man

Source: Trinidad Guardian Sascha WilsonPublished: Thursday, April 19, 2018 A doubles vendor who killed a man by setting him on fire has apologised to the relatives of his victim. Nizam Mohammed, 45, expressed his remorse in a letter which formed part of a mitigation plea presented by his attorney, Israel Khan SC. Mohammed, his…

Tubecity IMS Trinidad files for liquidation:

Source: Trinidad Guardian GEISHA ALONZOPublished: Friday, April 20, 2018Some two-and- a half years after ArcelorMittal sent home its workforce, Tubecity IMS Trinidad Ltd has filed for voluntary liquidation. And the future for some 257 workers appears bleak as they could lose benefits such as severance. Tubecity IMS Trinidad Ltd is an international company which…

Security guard murdered near QPS

Source: Newsday DEVANAND RAJCOOMAR, a 41-year-old security guard was killed near the Queen’s Park Savannah on Wednesday evening while at work. Relatives told Newsday yesterday, that while they were still trying to figure out why anyone would want to kill him, they noted this was not the first time Rajcoomar was attacked.… Link:

Western Div police upset over arrested officers' treatment

Source: Newsday Some officers of the Western Division had to be convinced not to down tools over concerns about the treatment of three arrested officers last week, reported Police Social and Welfare Division President Michael Seales. He was speaking at a media conference at the association’s Riverside Plaza office on Thursday. Cpl… Link:

More Ibis protection; Double Chaconia TT national flower

Source: Newsday More protection is coming for the Scarlet Ibis and Cabinet has decided to recognise the Double Chaconia, and not the single chaconia, as this country’s national flower, reported Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat. He made the announcement on Wednesday at a Tree Planting Ceremony hosted by the World Food Day National… Link:

UWI Principal: The Caribbean is struggling

Source: Newsday Campus Principal of the University of the West Indies’ (UWI) St Augustine Professor Brian Copeland said as TT and the wider Caribbean region has fallen on lean economic times, the solution lies in revitalising its approach to education. Copeland said newer and more innovative thinking was necessary to revive local… Link:

Environment Tobago introduces children to wildlife

Source: Newsday Preservation of the environment is of global concern, and here in Tobago, environmentalists are keen to protect our resources. One organisation that is doing its part to ensure the future of the environment is in good hands is the Non-Governmental Organisation, Environment Tobago.Environment Tobago, in conjunction with the Department of… Link:

Fused Response 2018 tests Tobago’s emergency readiness

Source: Newsday Tobago is the launch off hub of the Fused Response 2018 exercise, according to Liaison Officer of the Trinida and Tobago Defence Force, Colonel Kester Weekes. The exercise is a bilateral crisis response training initiative of the Governments of Trinidad and Tobago and the United States.Weekes, speaking with Newsday Tobago… Link:

UTT Board of Governors visits Chief Secretary

Source: Newsday University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) officials pai a courtesy visit to the Office of th Chief Secretary at the Administrative Complex, Calder Hall, Monday. Charles, who is also the Secretary of Education, held talks with the UTT official on a number of topics related to education in Tobago. The… Link:

BG Thursday 19th April, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian BGPublished: Thursday, April 19, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158858#folio=52 Link: BG Thursday 19th April, 2018

NCIC Youth host night of fashion

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018The Youth Arm of National Council of Indian Culture (NCIC) successfully staged Khoobsurat, a night of fashion and dinner, at Bisram Gopie Sangeet Bhavan, NCIC Nagar, Chaguanas last Saturday. Patrons were treated to a collection of fashion from a number of local designers including Aaron Moneer, Myndy…

Thanks to Alta, I can read and write

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018In celebration of Alta’s 25th anniversary, Alta students around the country were asked to write about the impact the organisation has had on their lives. Since 1992, Alta has provided classes around the country for thousands of Trinidadians who struggle with reading and writing. Alta students enrol…

Taromi Lourdes Joseph

Source: Trinidad Guardian Wesley GibbingsPublished: Thursday, April 19, 2018Count on the musical director of the UWI Arts Guitar Ensemble, Anthony Williams, to keep things cheerful and lively whenever his charges appear before a largely knowledgeable audience. So it was when the ensemble staged Unsquare Dance at the UWI Department of Creative and Festival Arts…

Taromi targets excellence

Source: Trinidad Guardian Wesley GibbingsPublished: Thursday, April 19, 2018Taromi Lourdes Joseph is a busy bee in the local performance industry on whom tabs are not easily kept. Her career as an actress, for which she is best known, can be traced to her involvement in the Theatre in Education (TIE) Programme run by the…

Heritage legacy

Source: Newsday SHEREEN ALI Not all older buildings are worth the effort of preservation. In some cases, people argue it may be simpler and cheaper to simply start anew. But some buildings are treasures because they are distinctive symbols of our history, carrying a special resonance about our past realities and the… Link:

Ports get 4 container scanners

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Thursday, April 19, 2018Violent crime, fuelled by illegal narcotics and weapons, has had an adverse effect on the landscape of T&T. However, the influx of this type of contraband is expected to be addressed with the implementation of four mobile container scanners at two of the country’s major ports…

Psych evaluation

Source: Trinidad Guardian Sascha WilsonPublished: Thursday, April 19, 2018 Days after a baby girl was beaten to death, a 17-year-old boy yesterday appeared in court charged with her murder. The teenager appeared in the Children’s Court in Fyzabad charged with the murder of 15-month-old Racquel George on April 11. The baby was discovered unresponsive…

Fishermen still not back home

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kevon FelminePublished: Thursday, April 19, 2018Despite National Security Minister Edmund Dillon telling the Parliament on Tuesday that Cedros fishermen Awardnath Hajarie, his son Nicholas and colleague Shami Seepersad were expected to return home yesterday, the community was again left with disappointment after they failed to show up. Heartbroken at the reality…

$60,000 bail for pregnant woman on cocaine charge

Source: Trinidad Guardian Sascha WilsonPublished: Thursday, April 19, 2018A pregnant woman yesterday appeared in court charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Mother of two Melissa Pancham, 32, was arrested at a market stall along Guaracara Tabaquite Road, Williamsville, on Tuesday. It is alleged that she had 27 grammes of cocaine in…

Dulalchan vows to sue PCA over JSC comments

Source: Trinidad Guardian Derek AchongPublished: Thursday, April 19, 2018Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Deodat Dulalchan is threatening to sue the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) over its recommendation that disciplinary charges be brought against him over a complaint made to it in 2011. In a letter sent to PCA director David West on Tuesday, Dulalchan’s…

Self-Help Commission board a "rogue entity"

Source: Newsday The National Commission for Self-Help Ltd (NCSHL) was yesterday described as a dysfunctional, “rogue entity” by the Public Accounts (Enterprises) Committee (PAEC) which grilled Chairman Edgar Zephryine on unauthorised appointments, purchase of laptops without permission and lack of minutes provided to the relevant authorities. “It appears to where we sit… Link:

Grenada acting PM: gas finds will come to TT

Source: Newsday Grenada’s acting Prime Minister (PM) Gregory Bowen says his country will “push all the gas, if Trinidad will buy it.” He was responding on Tuesday to a question from a Grenadian reporter about the National Gas Company of TT Ltd’s (NGC) recent announcement of a commercial agreement with Global Petroleum… Link:

State to compensate former CG officer

Source: Newsday A FORMER coast guardsman who was discharged from the Defence Force after he was slapped with a cocaine trafficking charge, has received $115,000 in compensation from the state which agreed that his right to a presumption of innocence was infringed because of the TTDF’s zero-tolerance policy. Kwasi Williams, of Lastique… Link:

XX Sunday April 15th, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian WOWPublished: Wednesday, April 18, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158786#folio=22 Link: XX Sunday April 15th, 2018

The Spectacular Zico at Queen’s Hall for the family

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018From the imagination of Carvalho Productions, a leader in children/family theatre production, comes a magical journey—The Spectacular Zico. The production continues daily at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s until Tuesday, April 24, at this venue. It travels to South Trinidad afterwards to be staged at the Southern Academy…

Lend a hand to Sherrez

Source: Trinidad Guardian Paula LindoPublished: Wednesday, April 18, 2018Web developer Sherezz Grant has less than two weeks to raise over eight thousand euros (TT$69,000) to pursue the Full Stack Software Engineering Programme at Codeworks, an advanced web development course which will add to her core competencies. She is attempting to raise the funds through…

Outstanding mental health advocacy at ‘Inside Out’

Source: Trinidad Guardian Caroline C RavelloPublished: Wednesday, April 18, 2018Theatre has been used for and as advocacy for decades. It is not unusual to employ the creative and performing arts to carry society’s deepest and often obscurest messages. But visualising mental health issues in dance was a refreshing element for me when dance as…

New Queen’s Hall Board installed by Ministry of Culture and the Arts

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018Several distinguished persons across various disciplines accepted the call to serve on the Board of Directors of Queens Hall and were presented with their Letters of Appointment from the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts on April 12, at the Ministry’s head office at Nicholas…

Politics and failure in the mix

Source: Newsday HERE are five more nominees for the 2018 Newsday People’s Choice TT Book of the Year at the NGC Bocas Lit Festival. Michelle Ragoonanan-Ali, who wrote Oh Happy Day, is the founder of StaffPlus Solutions, an online recruitment company, as well as Caribbean Fiction Writers, an online community that inspires… Link:

Caught in a rush

Source: Newsday WHEN Olga and Mervin Braithwaite left the Caribbean for the UK, they envisioned a better life for themselves and their six children. The journey on British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) was the flight to a better life. But the dream of that better life stood in jeopardy as many from… Link:

Heather shows her hues

Source: Newsday GARY CARDINEZ HUES of Heather proved to be a very interesting an entertaining evening featuring former Calypso Queen Heather Mac Intosh, former Calypso Monarch Devon Seale, Ms Dija, Organizer and Short Pants as master of ceremonies. The event held last week Friday at Kaiso Blues Cafe was sold-out long before… Link:

Bat droppings at Biche RC School: for exam in church

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Standard Five pupils of Biche RC Primary School are now preparing for next month’s Secondary Entrance Examination (SEA) in a church. The move comes one day after 10 teachers of the school walked out in protest due to the high prevalence of bat droppings which…

CAISO taking LGBTQI firings, evictions to EOC

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 The numbers of gays who have been thrown out of their parents’ homes and evicted from apartments have increased to eight in the last week. Two LGBTQI members were also reportedly fired in the wake of last Thursday’s major victory in the High Court after…

Procedural error trips up HDC caseAG to refile matter

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018The Government has suffered a setback in its prosecution of a corruption lawsuit against former Housing Development Corporation (HDC) officials, two State officials and two private companies over a $175 million land deal. High Court Judge Eleanor Donaldson-Honeywell yesterday upheld an application by the 10 defendants in…

PSC voted on DCP selection with faulty ‘PCA’ info

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 It seems as though there was misinformation by Police Service Commission (PSC) members regarding recommendations made by the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) to have disciplinary action taken against a candidate over allegations of serious misconduct. During yesterday’s sitting of the Special Select Committee to clarify…

After jewelry heist in Sando:

Source: Trinidad Guardian Sascha WilsonPublished: Wednesday, April 18, 2018A 27-year-old man who pawned eight rings which were stolen during a jewelry store heist in San Fernando has been jailed for 24 months. Dwayne Stoute, of St Clements Village, San Fernando, pleaded guilty to receiving the stolen jewelry and possession of a firearm and ammunition…

AG: We will file the case again soon

Source: Newsday ATTORNEY General Faris Al Rawi says the judge’s ruling which set aside previous orders for the service of the multi-million dollar claim against former Housing Development Corporation (HDC) managing director Jearlean John and nine others has only delayed the final outcome of the litigation. In a statement, Al Rawi said… Link:

Action against fake drugs

Source: Newsday HEALTH Minister Terrence Deyalsingh today said at least three to five pharmacies “have been brought to book” for selling fake and substandard drugs. Speaking in the Senate, Deyalsingh vowed the ministry would continue to investigate pharmacies engaged in this practice and, “continue to send these files to the DPP and… Link:

CAISO praises Weekes

Source: Newsday CAISO’s Colin Robinson yesterday praised President Paula-Mae Weekes’ call for calm in the country’s ongoing debate on gay-rights, saying other top office-holders should now follow her lead. Robinson told Newsday, “It is the kind of leadership needed in this moment and we need to be seeing from the Attorney General… Link:

Prisoner transport vehicle overturns

Source: Newsday An Amalgamated Security Prisoner Transport Vehicle overturned as it attempted to evade an oncoming vehicle while travelling along the Priority Bus Route near the Bermudez Biscuit Company in Mt. Lambert. The incident occurred at around 2.30 pm this afternoon, when the prisoners were being transported from Port of Spain to… Link:

President Weekes laments tensions over debate on sex acts

Source: Newsday PRESIDENT Paula-Mae Weekes in a statement yesterday lamented “escalating tensions” as the country mulls its buggery laws and urged people not to incite victimisation, bigotry, and violence on the issue, but instead to become properly informed of the facts and express themselves civilly. She explained at length exactly which sexual… Link:

Health 17th April, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian At HomePublished: Tuesday, April 17, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158809#folio=22 Link: Health 17th April, 2018

Canada Alumni Trinidad and Tobago launched

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2018Alumni from 34 educational institutions in Canada gathered on April 10 at La Cantina Pizzzeria, Victoria Avenue, Port-of-Spain, to celebrate the launch of the Canada Alumni Trinidad and Tobago. The event was organised by the High Commission of Canada, in collaboration with the Interim Executive of the…

Easter fun treat for children

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2018Easter was extra special this year for the children of the Christ Child Convalescent Home in Diego Martin, when IGT (formerly Gtech), hosted the children and staff to a luncheon, complete with an afternoon filled with fun and entertainment. With Shavindra Tewarie-Singh, Human Resource Manager at IGT…

Captain of the ‘Calypso Girls’ World Netball Champions 1979 – Sherril Peters

Source: Trinidad Guardian Tony Rakhal-FraserPublished: Tuesday, April 17, 2018Forty years ago, almost, Sherril Peters led T&T to arguably its most significant achievement in international team sports, the 1979 World Netball Tournament. T&T tied as joint champions with the perennial champion netball nations, Australia and New Zealand. “It feels just like yesterday,” says Peters, reflecting…

Community crime watch

Source: Newsday GARY CARDINEZ AS the impact of criminal activity continues to affect and challenge citizens to implement more safety and security measures, Newsday continues to look at crime-fighting measures, security options and community action strategies that contribute to making your environment safer. Yesterday we looked at how you can beat the… Link:

More People’s Choice nominees

Source: Newsday AS the start of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, the Anglophone Caribbean’s largest literary festival is quickly approaching, today we feature five more nominees for the 2018 Newsday People’s Choice TT Book of the Year. Shivanee Ramlochan, author of Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting, is a poet, arts reporter… Link:

The science of sexual harassment

Source: Newsday ADRIANA SANDRINE RATTAN WITH WOMEN IN MIND Intimidation, harassment and violence have no place in a democracy ––Mo Ibrahim BECAUSE of the severity of the impact on the national community, some issues require repeat publication with fresh narratives. I had shared some perspectives previously on sexual harassment; however, the conversations… Link:

Powergen’s SSCL Intercol T20 starts tomorrow

Source: Newsday The 2018 edition of the Powergen’s Secondary Schools Cricket League (SSCL) Intercol T20 is scheduled to bowl off tomorrow at various cricketing grounds across the country. Hillview College will be in search of attaining their second title of the season after they captured the SSCL 50-over crown last month. They… Link:

Joseph worried over current state of Windies cricket

Source: Newsday HAROLD JOSEPH was a household name in Trinidad and Tobago cricket during the late 1970s and early 1980s, as an ace spinner who bamboozled a lot of batsmen, both in the local and regional circuits. Called “Joe” by his peers, Joseph, who took 75 wickets in 25 First-Class matches, earned… Link:

CAISO defends non-support of CHOGM petition

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Tuesday, April 17, 2018The local LGBTQI community says it did not join international counterparts in signing a petition for Commonwealth Heads of Government leaders to discuss issues affecting the groups at their meeting this week, because “what we want them to do is not in the petition.” The community…

May agrees to meet regional heads at CHOGM on Windrush

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2018A growing outcry against threats of deportation from the UK facing many people of Commonwealth Caribbean background—thousands by some estimates—hit a crescendo here in the Parliament yesterday. “It is inhumane and cruel for so many of that Windrush generation to have suffered so long in this condition,”…

Dillon, Cato, Cyrus to lead Warriors against Panama

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2018Assistant national coach Stuart-Charles Fevrier said he is confident the country’s senior footballers will give a good account of themselves when they face Panama in an international friendly encounter tonight from 7:30pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Balmain, Couva, known as the Home of Football. Cordell…

She has never hid anything—manager

Source: Trinidad Guardian Joel JulienPublished: Tuesday, April 17, 2018Photos of Ahye, partner leaked onlineOne week after sprinter Michelle-Lee Ahye captured this country’s first ever gold medal by a female athlete at the Commonwealth Games, a photograph of her and her partner in a compromising position has been leaked online as part of an apparent…

TTFA faces incurable debt

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2018DAVID JOHN-WILLIAMS, president of T&T Football Association and the sport could face severe consequences if a report on the status on the construction of the Home of Football at Balmain in Couva is not tabled later this month at a scheduled statutory meeting. At a hotly contested…

CAISO: AG must protect citizens from pastor's "threats"

Source: Newsday CAISO Executive Director Colin Robinson says it is the duty of the Attorney General to protect citizens from the threats of Reverend Victor Gill, who cautioned the ruling on the buggery law would result in unrest similar to the lead up to the 1990 attempted coup. Reverend Victor Gill, speaking… Link:

Cops in court on four charges

Source: Newsday A POLICE corporal and two constables of the Western Division Task Force appeared before a Port of Spain magistrate, yesterday, charged with assault, kidnapping, false imprisonment and misbehaviour in office. Cpl Nicholas Nurse, and PCs Kevin Cassie and Kevin de Freitas appeared before deputy chief magistrate Nanette Forde-John in the… Link:

"Cowman" killed

Source: Newsday Former convicted arsonist Darren King aka “Cowman”, was shot and killed while standing at the corner of Gibson Trace and the Old St Joseph Road in Success Village, Laventille this afternoon. According to reports King, 35 was confronted by his attacker while standing near his home in Laventille and was… Link:

Valencia man charged with kidnapping girl, 6

Source: Newsday A 42-year-old Valencia man, who allegedly snatched his six-year-old ex-stepdaughter and drove off with her in his car after a heated argument with her mother, was detained on Saturday afternoon and charged with kidnapping. He was also charged with making threats to the girl’s mother. Makeba Williams, the victim’s mother,… Link:

Tobago Chamber: It’s good to see Spirit return

Source: Newsday Chairman of the Tobago Division of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Claude Benoit is calling for the maintenance schedule of the TT Spirit to be adhered to. After almost ten months’ absence from the inter-island sea route for much-needed repairs, the TT Spirit returned to service on Monday. Contacted… Link:

Nero crosses 14th

Source: Trinidad Guardian T&T 18th out of 71 countriesAndre BaptisePublished: Monday, April 16, 2018T&T’s top international women’s distance runner Tonya Nero finished a creditable 14th in the 26.2 miles Commonwealth Games women’s marathon event on the last day of competition out at the Gold Coast, Australia yesterday. Nero clocked two hours, 55 minutes and…

John Williams set for winning return

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, April 16, 2018With football in the air, I expect the Trinbigonians to latch on to the in-form John Williams today at Kelso. John Williams has been in good form of late and he can land a third success of the season dropping back to what looks his optimum distance.…

Mobsta to rule the roost

Source: Trinidad Guardian Jeffrey RossPublished: Monday, April 16, 2018Sevenna Star to shine in a seven- runner Novice Stakes over ten furlongs of ‘heavy’ Windsor today, stable-companion of Hinde Street, 25/1 John Gosden- trained winner at Lingfield, two days ago! Always comforting to nominate time-handicap ‘best-in’ fancies from in-form yards and none is more formidable,…

Breaking the ‘crime triangle’

Source: Newsday GARY CARDINEZ Due to the increase in crime and criminality in TT and the continuing onslaught on women, citizens are being encouraged to be extra vigilant, more observant and pay specific attention to their personal spaces like their homes, properties and communities. With this in mind, Newsday sought out security… Link:

Wide selection for people’s choice

Source: Newsday There’s a wide selection of books from which to choose for the People’s Choice TT Book of the Year 2018, sponsored by Newsday. It is the first time this competition is being held, and it is expected to become annual. Today we highlight four of the 39 nominees for the… Link:

Roslyn comes to the east with style

Source: Newsday GARY CARDINEZ TT’s newest after work liming spot opened last week Friday for management and staff of Grads Holdings to experience the ambience of Roslyn Lounge. The lounge is part of Roslyn Hall and Lounge a newly-designed, uniquely modern venue at 31-33 Auzonville Road, Tunapuna. Without doubt the lounge is… Link:

Comets crowned Division I Champions

Source: Newsday Nickolai Madray Imran Khan took eight wickets over two innings yesterday at the Pierre Road Recreation Ground, Chaguanas, as he dismantled the Merry Boys’ stumps on his way to claiming the new national record for wickets taken in the TT Cricket Board (TTCB) National League Premiership I Division and Alescon… Link:

Moonilal: Over 100 HDC tenants served eviction notices

Source: Newsday IF letters threatening eviction were sent to over 100 Housing Development Corporation (HDC) tenants for failing to pay their rent, then the Government might soon have a big problem on their hands, says former Housing Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal. Moonilal yesterday said he received numerous complaints from HDC occupiers and… Link:

Local Syrian community hurt by missile strike

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Monday, April 16, 2018Members of the Syrian community in T&T are deeply hurt by the recent missile strike in Syria by the US and its allies —UK and France— because they believe innocents are bearing the brunt of the attacks. There are claims that a chemical weapons site has…

Jamaican activist welcomes court ruling

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Monday, April 16, 2018Jamaican national and activist of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community (LGBT), Maurice Tomlinson was one of the main protagonists behind T&T’s challenge of the buggery law. Tomlinson, is, however, thanking Trinidad-born gay rights activist Jason Jones who emerged victorious in step one of him…

Man charged for daring jewelry heist

Source: Trinidad Guardian Radhica SookrajPublished: Monday, April 16, 2018A man who was apprehended and later freed during the 2011 State of Emergency has been arrested in connection with the jewelry heist at RT Jewellers in San Fernando. Several rings and bracelets identified as being stolen from the store were found after police raided the…

Help support our young leaders

Source: Trinidad Guardian Camille ClarkePublished: Monday, April 16, 2018UK High Commissioner urges diplomatic corp:British High Commissioner Tim Stew has called on his diplomatic colleagues from the Commonwealth to show their support of the Commonwealth Young Leaders either through financing, mentoring or guidance. Speaking at the Big Lunch Reception on Friday at Roomor (Ambard’s House)…

Archbishop: Buggery should not be criminalised

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Monday, April 16, 2018The Archbishop of Port-of-Spain Jason Gordon says the Roman Catholic Church does not support homosexuality but “does not believe that buggery should be criminalised at this time.” On Thursday, the local lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) community won a “victory” when in a…

Rowley’s love for old things

Source: Newsday Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley hopes to move back to the Red House before the end of his political career, for two reasons. The first reason is his love and great respect for history and affinity for “old places.” The second reason is more practical and has to do with… Link:

Walking on a leash

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kristel-Marie RamnathPublished: Sunday, April 15, 2018In a previous article we covered how to safely and humanely introduce your dog to a collar and leash to avoid leash phobia. Dogs should be walked using a body harness rather than a neck collar (which can still be used for identification purposes). The use…

‘Prevention is better than cure’

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 15, 2018Fit and fabToday I am honoured to share the fitness journey of one of our readers, a lady who battled illness, disease, and being overweight to become a symbol of the power of overcoming. Through difficulty to success Per Ardua ad Astra—is a motivating force for us…

Massy Motors over the moon with ADDY awards

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 15, 2018Massy Motors and their trusted advertising partner of over 17 years, Valdez & Torry International (VTI), are basking in the glow of advertising success following the conclusion of the recently held Caribbean Advertising Federation (CAF) Addy Awards. The two companies came together to unleash creativity in the…

ttconnect partners with CourtPay

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 15, 2018Anyone that has had to make a maintenance payment at the court house would know that the process could take hours; not to mention the hassle of having to leave work; take a taxi or find a place to park. All of this is now a thing…

Mitchell wants to re-brand TT

Source: Newsday NEW Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell wants to re-brand TT to increase tourists attraction. He has already started meeting with different stakeholders to begin the re-branding process. The San Fernando East Member of Parliament was attending a health fair in his constituency at the Pleasantville Community Centre when, in speaking to… Link:


Source: Newsday Members of the gay community are calling for calm and tolerance as three young men who were at the forefront of a human rights rally celebrating the historic court ruling on the unconstitutionality of the buggery and serious indecency laws, last Thursday, have been kicked out of their homes. The… Link:

Send Sherezz to boot camp

Source: Newsday Lisa Allen-Agostini When Sherezz Grant started coding she found she liked it—and was good at it. Now the 29-year-old geoscientist and EDM producer/ DJ wants to take her studies further with a coding boot camp in Spain and she’s asking for the public’s help. Grant, of Lange Park, Chaguanas has… Link:

Art from trash

Source: Newsday The disastrous flooding which caused large portions of the Manzanilla-Mayaro Road to collapse in November 2014 provided the basis for Andy Noel’s Art From Trash (AFT) initiative within Manzanilla and its environs. Through the project, he is hoping to encourage his fellow villagers, particularly young people, to take stock of… Link:

Human r

Source: Trinidad Guardian RADHICA DE SILVAPublished: Sunday, April 15, 2018radhica.sookraj@guardian.co.tt Although T&T’s unemployment rate has jumped to 5.30 per cent, director of health at the Southwest Regional Health Authority, Dr Albert Persad, says the authority is having a difficult time recruiting nursing staff. Speaking at the third annual health fair at the Pleasantville Community…

Coast Guard to bring Cedros fishermen home today

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Sunday, April 15, 2018After two weeks of suffering in Venezuela, Cedros fishermen Awardnath Hajaree, Nicholas Hajaree and Shammi Seepersad will finally be escorted back home today by the T&T’s Coast Guard and Venezuela’s Guardia Nacional. T&T Coast Guard public relations officer, Lt Sherron Manswell, yesterday confirmed that the trio…

Cuffie 3rd absentee MP in ParliamentTouchy case for PM to deal with

Source: Trinidad Guardian Charles Kong SooPublished: Sunday, April 15, 2018 When Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley reshuffled and reassigned ministerial appointments on Monday, the demotion of Maxie Cuffie as Minister of Public Administration and Communications to Minister in the Ministry of Public Administration and Communications left many people concerned. They are now wondering whether…

Chaguanas man missing

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 15, 2018The T&T Police Service (TTPS) is seeking the public assistance in locating 38-year-old Keifer Powell. He was last seen on April 12, when his wife Keisha went to work at 7 am and left him with their three children at their Chaguanas home. When she returned from…

EOCLaws alone won’t fix issue—chair

Source: Trinidad Guardian Anna-Lisa PaulPublished: Sunday, April 15, 2018 T&T does not have a national sexual harassment policy. Although sexual harassment in the workplace has remained a largely taboo subject which continues to be dismissed, ignored, covered up and simply swept under the carpet—it has fallen to employers both in the public and private…

Comets, Khan on brink of history

Source: Newsday ALESCON COMETS will be aiming to secure their first TT Cricket Board (TTCB) National League Premiership I Division title in over a decade this weekend when they face Merry Boys in the final round of matches at Pierre Road Recreation Ground, Chaguanas, today. Action bowls off at 10am. Comets are… Link:

Spectacular journey for the family

Source: Newsday The Spectacular Zico which is being staged by Carvalho Productions begins its journey in Port of Spain next week. The family-oriented production is the creation of founder, producer and veteran actor Fareid Carvalho and aims to use theatre to teach and send positive message to the youth. The play deals… Link:

Of sapodillas and caimates

Source: Newsday IT’S the season of flowering trees and shrubs, drier days, breezy moments, sapodillas and caimates. These fruits, although local, tend to be relatively pricey unless someone gifts you with a bagful, freshly picked from their backyard tree. I haven’t been that lucky, as yet. Caimate is a fleshy fruit, with… Link:

Toyer earns silver at USA Karate Open

Source: Newsday Anamika Toyer, 8, grabbed silver medals in kata and kumite at the USA Open karate tournament held at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas two weeks ago. She was part of a team from Shotokan Karate International Federation Trinidad and Tobago (SKIFTT), representing Trinidad and Tobago… Link:

Borel fourth in women’s shot put final

Source: Newsday VETERAN CLEOPATRA Borel finished fourth in the women’s shot put final yesterday, as the 2018 Commonwealth Games continued at the Gold Coast, Australia. The 2006 Commonwealth bronze medallist saved her best throw for her sixth and last effort – 18.05 metres. But the 39-year-old was unable to land a spot… Link:

Heat as PM grilled over Darryl Smith firingIndarsingh ejected

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Saturday, April 14, 2018 Tempers flared in Parliament yesterday when the Opposition United National Congress pressed Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley on issues concerning the Sports Ministry’s $150,000 settlement to a former employee. And UNC MP Rudy Indarsingh—a casualty of the fray—ended up being put out of the Parliament…

Cedros fishermenstill notback from Venezuela

Source: Trinidad Guardian RADHICA DE SILVAPublished: Saturday, April 14, 2018radhica.sookraj@guardian.co.tt Heermatie Sankar longs to hear the voices of her husband Awardnath Hajarie, son Nicholas Hajarie and friend Shammi Seepersad, who were released from a Venezuelan jail in Tucupita three days ago but still have not returned home. However, as each day passes the heaviness…

T&T Spirit returns Monday

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Saturday, April 14, 2018Tobago stakeholders are keeping their fingers crossed that the seabridge will be back in service, following confirmation from the Port Authority yesterday that the T&T Spirit will return to service on Monday. Tobago Chamber of Commerce chairman Claude Benoit said yesterday it’s “very good news” and…

Ministry allows Guyanese boy to write SEA

Source: Trinidad Guardian Derek AchongPublished: Saturday, April 14, 2018 The Ministry of Education has reversed its position on barring an 11-year-old student from Guyana, who lived in T&T for most of his life, from sitting next month’s Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exam. The decision was communicated on Thursday afternoon in a letter sent to…

Young: Family paid no ransom

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Saturday, April 14, 2018 Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young said yesterday no ransom was paid for the release of his step-daughter Krystiana Sankar following her abduction on Thursday night. Sankar was abducted from a friend’s home at Alfred Drive, Crystal Stream, Diego Martin. The…

TT Spirit returns to operation next week

Source: Newsday The TT Spirit will be back in operation on Monday morning. The fast ferry, sister to the TT Express that makes up the inter-island ferry service between Trinidad and Tobago had been on dry dock since last year for repairs and maintenance. After several failed sea trials over the past… Link:

NIB wants retirement age at 65, rate increase

Source: Newsday For the past five years benefit payouts by the National Insurance Board (NIB) have exceeded contributions and the NIB has been seeking an increase of the retirement age from 60 to 65 and a rate increase. This was reported on Friday as the Joint Select Committee (JSC) on finance and… Link:

CEPEP contractors allegedly using contributions for expenses

Source: Newsday The National Insurance Board (NIB) is investigating reports that contractors of the Community-Based Environmental Protection and Enhancement Programme (CEPEP) are using employees’ NIS contributions for their business expenses. The issue was raised on Friday as the Joint Select Committee (JSC) on finance and legal affairs met with officials of the… Link:

Oh happy day in Surrey

Source: Newsday GARY CARDINEZ HUNDREDS of people converged on the usually quiet Surrey Village in Lopinot last Saturday to be a part of FCB Supernovas event, A Day in Surrey. The event took on the look of a Woodstock as people gathered at the community centre court as well as on the… Link:

Dance Inside Out

Source: Newsday American modern dancer and choreographer Martha Graham said dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body. The body’s soul is going to be on full display at Metamorphosis Dance Company’s Inside Out. In its 23rd season, the well-known dance company says Inside Out is “a ground-breaking production,… Link:

Cousoumeh in Siparia

Source: Newsday SIPARIA will come alive once again with the Cousoumeh Festival 3 at the Siparia Deltones panyard at Railway Road in Siparia on Sunday from 6 pm. Produced by the Siparia Deltones Steel Orchestra, the festival, themed: Awakening D’ Taste of a people, is in honour of South African jazz music… Link:

Regulaz launch Show Me

Source: Newsday POPULAR hip-hop/pop group, The Regulaz brought Easter joy to their Paradise Heights, Morvant community last weekend as their Tropical Paradise record label hosted a launch party for the premiere of their latest music video, Show Me. Residents enjoyed the… Link: Regulaz launch Show Me

Tobago Today Friday 13th April, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian Tobago TodayPublished: Friday, April 13, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158772#folio=64 Link: Tobago Today Friday 13th April, 2018

REC Friday 13th April, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian MetroPublished: Friday, April 13, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158772#folio=22 Link: REC Friday 13th April, 2018

Children’s fest comes to Bocas

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, April 13, 2018T&T’s eighth annual literary festival—NGC Bocas Lit Fest—is a twin festival, with a full children’s festival running alongside the adult festival from April 25-29 at the National Library in Port-of-Spain. “It is a stimulating, exciting programme of events for young readers and writers, who are people too,”…

Here’s My Heart to feature talented artistes, groups

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, April 13, 2018Amadi Productions will be holding its annual concert titled Here’s My Heart in two parts: Saturday, April 14 at 8 pm (over 21) and Sunday, April 15, at 5 pm (under 21), at Daaga Auditorium, UWI, St Augustine. Amadi Productions, a non-profit organisation, started staging concerts in…

Minister’s stepdaughter abducted

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, April 13, 2018The stepdaughter of Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young was abducted from a friend’s home at Alfred Drive, Crystal Stream, Diego Martin, last night and police have launched a manhunt to find the girl. But Young last night refused to comment on the…

Tension over buggery ruling

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Friday, April 13, 2018Jamaat clashes with LGBTQI activists outside court Two members of the LGBTQI community were yesterday attacked outside the Hall of Justice, Port-of-Spain, just as Justice Devindra Rampersad was set to give his ruling on Jason Jones’ challenge to T&T’s buggery laws. The first incident took place…

Legal fight looms

Source: Trinidad Guardian Derek AchongPublished: Friday, April 13, 2018LGBTQI community lauds buggery ruling The local LGBTQI community celebrated a major legal victory in its crusade for equal rights yesterday, after a High Court Judge declared this country’s homophobic sexual offence legislation unconstitutional. However, it is expected to be quite some time before the controversial…

Activist fears hate attacks

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Friday, April 13, 2018LGBTQI community happy over ruling but… Yesterday’s High Court ruling on T&T’s buggery law was a victory for 21-year-old aspiring gay activist Mikhail Alexander. But Alexander admitted the judgement could either cause a spike in violence targeting the LGBTQI community by “straight” people or vigilante groups,…

International bodies send congratulatory messages

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Friday, April 13, 2018The LGBTQI community has received an outpouring of congratulatory messages from international agencies following yesterday’s favourable judgement against the buggery law. Among some of the institutions which personally relayed congratulations to Coalition Advocating for Inclusion of Sexual Orientation (Caiso) executive director Colin Robinson on Jason Jones victory…

Stuart Young’s stepdaughter abducted

Source: Newsday THE 23-year-old stepdaughter of Minister in the Ministry of the Prime Minister, Stuart Young, was snatched from the Crystal Stream, Diego Martin home of a friend she was visiting shortly before 7.50 pm today. Sources at the Anti-Kidnapping Unit said Christiana Sankar was taken away by armed men in a… Link:

Historic ruling on Sexual Offences Act

Source: Newsday   A victory was scored yesterday for the LGBTQI community, which is now celebrating a landmark Supreme Court ruling which has overturned this country’s sodomy law, deeming it unconstitutional. Justice Devindra Rampersad had been asked by Jason Jones – a Trinidad-born openly gay man – to determine whether the State… Link:

Government to appeal High Court ruling on buggery law

Source: Newsday Attorney General Faris Al Rawi has given instructions to appeal the High Court ruling that the buggery law is unconstitutional. Minister in the Ministry of Legal Affairs, Stuart Young, who presented at the post-Cabinet media briefing this afternoon made the announcement. He said he did not want to comment further… Link:

Activists beaten after High Court demonstration

Source: Newsday There have been at least four reported instances of pro LGBTQI activists being physically assaulted by assailants after their demonstration on the steps of the High Court today. Gay rights activist Rudolph Hanamji told Newsday that one female activist was badly beaten while going to the parking lot near Woodford… Link:

Jereem wins gold in controversial finish

Source: Newsday TT got its second gold medal and third medal at the Commonwealth Games after Jereem Richards clocked 20.12 seconds in a photo finish with England’s Zharnel Hughes at Carrara Stadium in the Gold Coast Australia. Richards matched Hughes stride for stride with about 30 metres to go, when Hughes flayed… Link:

BG Thursday 12th April, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian BGPublished: Thursday, April 12, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158761#folio=46 Link: BG Thursday 12th April, 2018

Alta helps young students

Source: Trinidad Guardian • Part 3Published: Thursday, April 12, 2018In celebration of Alta’s 25th anniversary, Alta students around the country were asked to write about the impact the organisation has had on their lives. Since 1992, Alta has provided classes around the country for thousands of Trinidadians who struggle with reading and writing. Alta…

Handpan goes global

Source: Trinidad Guardian Part 2Andrew MartinRay FunkPublished: Thursday, April 12, 2018Yesterday we explored the history of the evolution of the handpan from steelpan to its original form, the hang. Now we look at its further explosion in both manufacturing and performance. This new class of instruments that started 20 years ago by a steelpan…

Exploring new industries through Shell LiveWIRE

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, April 12, 2018Contributing to building the reputation of Shell in T&T as a driver of local capability development and economic diversification—a national priority—is one of the company’s key objectives. Hence, on March 22, Shell launched its LiveWIRE programme in the form of a panel discussion themed “Exploring New Industries.”…

CAL's flight into the black

Source: Newsday Caribbean Airlines Ltd (CAL) is not profitable. It has not been for years. This fact was bluntly stated by the state carrier’s new chief executive officer, Garvin Medera. The company, Medera says, acknowledges and accepts its fundamental challenge—returning the entity to profitability while at the same time maintaining its mandate… Link:

Agya, a car for all

Source: Newsday Toyota’s new Agya hatchback is aimed at providing a low-cost new vehicle to those citizens who are feeling the pinch of the economic downturn. The vehicle will cost $125,000, president of Toyota (Trinidad and Tobago) Ltd Shigeru Ito revealed during the Agya’s launch at the company’s branch on Michael Rahael… Link:

A portal to ANSA McAL

Source: Newsday The ANSA McAL Group of Companies (ANSA McAL) has come up with a tailored way of recruiting people with the aptitude and attitude to make both the conglomerate and themselves successful through its new careers portal. Launched on March 9, the content on the portal’s homepage (ansamcal.com/careers/) as well as… Link:

Scotia leads the way

Source: Newsday Four years ago, Scotiabank opened its Operations and Shared Services Company at Ramsaran Park, Chaguanas. The bank’s operations in 12 Caribbean countries were supported by more than 450 employees when it opened in August 2013. Since then, the hub has grown tremendously and now has more than 750 men and… Link:

Minister Cudjoe focuses on leadership, direction

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, April 12, 2018T&T29M Youth facility for Moruga KEVON FELMINE kevon.felmine@guardian.co.tt Even though sports is not Shamfa Cudjoe’s forte, she says it will not diminish her ability to effectively manage the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs as a Minister’s job is to provide direction. In her first public outing…

Is Michelle in or out the relays?

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, April 12, 2018There is still a possibility that Michelle-Lee Ahye will feature for T&T in the women’s 4×100 metres relay at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia. The positive feedback came from T&T’s sprint coach Ian Carter. “All is not lost. We are still talking with Michelle, she…

Pro League registration closes May 14

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, April 12, 2018 In immediate action steps after the UEFA/TT Pro League seminar, club owners of the league are meeting almost daily to iron out plans for the start of the 2018 season. Chairman Richard Fakoory stated, “Having gotten clear guidelines and advice from UEFA, there are some short…

Sports keep T&T flag flying high

Source: Trinidad Guardian When I wrote this column, T&T had won one Gold and one Silver medal thus far at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. Jereem Richards and Kyle Greaux have both qualified for the Men’s 200m Final and Semoy Hackett in the women’s final so we will all be…

Griffith goes after Sambo gold

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Thursday, April 12, 2018Gershom Griffith will be going after gold when the Caribbean Invitational International Sambo Championship is held here at the National Cycling Centre, Balmain Couva on April 28- 29. Griffith, 34, is one of the country’s brightest prospect, despite being in the sport for just two years now.…

Missing man found dead

Source: Newsday Daniel Cooper, the Vistabella man who was reported missing on Monday, was found dead earlier today. Daniel’s mother, Naziroon Cooper, said police found his decomposing body in a bushy area in Borde Narve around 9am. He had been shot in the head. His white Bluebird Slyphy sedan, which he had… Link:

MP reports threats to police: Cops to question "Wackerman"

Source: Newsday Oropouche East MP Roodal Moonilal accompanied by United National Congress (UNC) Senator Gerald Ramdeen went to the Port of Spain CID on Wednesday afternoon and reported threats made against Moonilal and Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar by a 31-year-old Chaguanas entertainer. The man who is known in the entertainment industry as… Link:

Request for "new info" on Smith blanked

Source: Newsday Opposition Senator Saddam Hosein was blanked by Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young when he asked whether it had been confirmed that axed minister in the Housing Ministry Darryl Smith had engaged in misconduct. He was following up on an urgent question he had posed in… Link:

PNM Women slam Jearlean

Source: Newsday THE People’s National Movement’s (PNM) Women’s League today slammed United National Congress (UNC) deputy leader Jearlean John for comments she made about former sport minister Darryl Smith at a UNC public meeting in Tableland on Monday. John said Smith should repay the $150,000 the Sport Ministry paid in a settlement… Link:

Health 10th April, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian At HomePublished: Tuesday, April 10, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158704#folio=24 Link: Health 10th April, 2018

Are police trained to deal with the mentally ill?

Source: Trinidad Guardian Caroline C RavelloPublished: Wednesday, April 11, 2018MENTAL HEALTH MATTERSToday marks the six-year anniversary of Mental Health Matters. To mark this day, I wish to remember a few people who died because instead of getting to a doctor, hospital or their medicine, they were treated to the TT Police Service’s intervention that…

From Steelpan to Handpan (Part 1)

Source: Trinidad Guardian Andrew MartinRay FunkPublished: Wednesday, April 11, 2018It has now been many decades since the steelpan has spread throughout the world and now a “child” of T&T’s national instrument known as “handpans” or “hang” are starting to come of age. The popularity of hand pans is now undeniable the instrument has spawned…

Hat-trick for Geetanjali

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, April 11, 2018Though penalised Geetanjali can complete her hat-trick by taking this six runner 7f handicap. The selection has appeared to relish the step up to 7f and switch to handicaps the last twice and can see off Free Talkin who has put in respectable efforts in handicap company…

TT duo beaten in boys Under-18 singles

Source: Newsday THE TT duo of Ebolum Nwokolo and Alex-Jaden Durand suffered straight-set defeats yesterday, in their respective first round boys Under-18 singles matches, in the ITF/COTECC Trinity Cup 2018. At the National Racquet Centre in Tacarigua, Nwokolo fell to a 6-0, 6-3 loss to sixth-seed Christopher Heck of Canada while Durand… Link:

Richards speeds to men’s 200m semis

Source: Newsday JEREEM RICHARDS, the bronze medallist at last year’s IAAF World Championships in London, England, advanced to today’s semi-final round of the men’s 200-metre semi-finals, as the 2018 Commonwealth Games continued yesterday at the Gold Coast, Australia. The 23-year-old TT sprinter won heat five, in the preliminary round phase, with a… Link:

Central FC refute claims of non-submittal of forms

Source: Newsday CENTRAL FC owner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Brent Sancho has refuted claims made in a recent report that the club is one of many who may be provisionally suspended from local football over alleged failure to meet compliance regulations set by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA). According… Link:

South retain SSCL Girls Interzonal title

Source: Newsday NICKOLAI MADRAY SHANIA ABDOOL smashed an unbeaten 125 at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba, yesterday, as she led her South Zone team to victory over Central Zone in the final of the Secondary Schools Cricket League (SSCL) Girls Interzonal Championship. The defending champions ended their innings on 203… Link:

PM breaking the law

Source: Newsday OPPOSITION leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is threatening to take Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s government to court to have two seats, made vacant by the deaths of two councillors on the Port of Spain and San Juan Laventille Regional Corporations, filled. The United National Congress (UNC) political leader told her party’s… Link:

Netball umpire exam on April 28

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, April 10, 2018Individuals interested in becoming netball umpires can start the process at the T&T Netball Association (TTNA) Umpire Sub Committee seminars that will take place on the weekend of April 21-22. The sessions, which will be held at SWWTU Hall on Wrightson Road in Port-of Spain, will help…

Police U-21 net US title

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, April 10, 2018T&T Police Youth Club Under-21 netball team walked away champion while the U-16 team finished runners-up in the ninth annual junior Florida Netball Classic Tournament held from March 31-April 1 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Both teams endured a gruelling round-robin tournament of 11 matches against teams…

PM congratulates Ahye

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, April 10, 2018On behalf of the Government of the Republic of T&T, I wish to offer heartfelt congratulations to Michelle-Lee Ahye on her well-deserved victory on Monday in the 100m women’s final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. Ms. Ahye’s superb performance is undoubtedly the result of hard…

Hibuscus queens of cricket

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rachael Thompson-King All Hibiscus Ladies needed was a win in their final match to seal the Premiership Division 50-Over title and that they did, defeating Players Sports Club by seven wickets at Brazil Recreation Ground in the final round of matches in the T&T Women’s Cricket Association League on Sunday.…

Thanks Dylan

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Wednesday, April 11, 2018Let us be brutally honest! Or at least stay close with the truth! The people of this country have extremely short memories, we forget easily and jump on bandwagons quickly. However, the reality is that most if not all of our athletes at the Commonwealth Games have…

Ameen: Danger having Darryl as an MP

Source: Newsday Diego Martin Central MP Darryl Smith should resign as a member of Parliament because women may not be safe approaching him following allegations of sexual harassment, says UNC Deputy Political Leader Khadijah Ameen. She was responding to the firing of Smith as a minister in the Housing Ministry one day… Link:

Barry: Smith needs to resign as MP

Source: Newsday Opposition MP Barry Padarath, one of embattled MP Darryl Smith’s most outspoken critics, is now calling for the Diego Martin Central representative to quit his seat in Parliament. Earlier today, the Office of the Prime Minister announced that Smith, who had only yesterday been reshuffled from the Ministry of Sport… Link:

Women activists: Smith firing good first step

Source: Newsday   THE FIRING of Darryl Smith as minister in the Housing Ministry is a step in the right direction but is only a start and a Government policy on sexual harassment was needed, says former coordinator of the Network of NGOs of TT for the Advancement of Women Hazel Brown.… Link:

Rowley fires Smith

Source: Newsday Darryl Smith, who only just yesterday was appointed Minister in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, has had his appointment revoked by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley. “Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley advised Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in keeping… Link:

Webster-Roy: Govt committed to sexual harassment victims

Source: Newsday Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Gender and Child Affairs Ayanna Webster-Roy issued a release about sexual harassment policies and expediting the National Sexual Harassment Policy on the same day Diego Martin Central MP Darryl Smith was fired following calls for his removal from the… Link:

VCTT invites you to Plant for Peace on Good Deeds Day

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, April 10, 2018What if the world paused for a moment, for one day with one mission in mind—to give with kindness. This is the passion that drives Good Deeds Day. Since its launch in 2007, Good Deeds Day has become an annual tradition of doing good that unites over…

CineLit, a unique celebration in film

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, April 10, 2018CineLit is an innovative hybrid of film and literature and one of the highlights of the eight annual T&T literary festival, the NGC Bocas Lit Fest. Thirty-one films from over 22 countries, including 17 films in Spanish and Portuguese, all subtitled, and range from award-winning feature films…

T&T bogged down by religion vs ‘human rights’

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Tuesday, April 10, 2018Ireland and Poland are two European countries that are overwhelmingly Roman Catholic. The religion counts for about 80 per cent of Ireland’s five million population, and 95 per cent of Poland’s 40 million population. Even though religious freedom is a constitutionally protected right in both countries, they…

Old fogies

Source: Trinidad Guardian David E Bratt, MDPublished: Tuesday, April 10, 2018Having written critically about the harm the SEA exam is doing to our children and the lack of a family-oriented paediatric service in the PICU at EWMSC, it was gratifying to have two positive experiences last week. On Monday I was shown, by a…


Source: Newsday AS IF to prove he really meant he has full faith in his Cabinet, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley did not fire anyone in the latest reshuffle announced yesterday, but instead moved around several ministers chief among them, Sport Minister Darryl Smith, who is now junior Housing Minister and will… Link:

More work for PM

Source: Newsday WITH his latest Cabinet reshuffle, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has placed even more work on his shoulders while doing little to assuage serious concerns in relation to some of his ministers. It must be asked whether in appointing himself as Minister of Housing and Urban Development Rowley has taken… Link:

A makeover of hope

Source: Newsday WHEN Carla Hobson, managing director, producer and presenter at Prime Entertainment, returned to TT after years of studying at Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland, she found “within that period there was an increase in the amount of negativity and degrading circumstances women on a whole started going through. Through violence… Link:

Why relationships crumble

Source: Newsday ADRIANA SANDRINE RATTAN WITH WOMEN IN MIND Relationships fail because people take their own insecurity and try to twist them into their partner’s flaws – Baylor Barbee OVER the past three months relationship issues have been at the top of the International Women’s Resource Network’s (IWRN) agenda, as more and… Link:

Atlantic certifies 65 coaches in ACE programme

Source: Newsday Just ahead of the 2018 primary school cricket season, Cricket Australia has trained another 65 primary school coaches to international standards as part of the Atlantic Coaching Excellence (ACE) annual certification initiative. In a recent four-day seminar held at the National Cricket Centre in Couva, this year’s intervention by Cricket… Link:

Pan side evicted from Sando West school

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kevon FelminePublished: Tuesday, April 10, 2018Rusty steel pans were stacked in the open yard of the San Fernando West Secondary School after the pan room was cleared out to make way for the badminton and table tennis students. The eviction of the Old Tech Steel Orchestra (OTSO), which was formed in…

Gay activists call for equal rights

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Tuesday, April 10, 2018Executive Director of the Coalition Advocating for the Inclusion of Sexual Orientation Colin Robinson fears that Thursday’s ruling by the High Court of a case filed LGBTQI rights activist Jason Jones challenging this country’s buggery laws could lead to a backlash or embolden people to discriminate against…

Three local fishermen still locked in Venezuelan jail

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kevon FelminePublished: Tuesday, April 10, 2018Heermatie Sanker waited anxiously for her phone to ring yesterday, hoping that there would be news that her common-law husband Awardnath Hajarie and their son Nicholas would be coming home soon. But by yesterday afternoon, Sanker felt dejected as the prospect of spending another lonely night…

Mom: Michelle-Lee now eyes Olympic victory

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Tuesday, April 10, 2018National sprinter Michelle-Lee Ahye created history yesterday when she won this country’s first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games with a stunning performance in the Women’s 100m final at the Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast, Australia. Running in lane four, Michelle-Lee clocked a time of 11.14 seconds…

Rowley takes on Housing, Darryl under his watch

Source: Trinidad Guardian Gail AlexanderPublished: Tuesday, April 10, 2018It’s insulting to retain PNM’s Darryl Smith in Government by merely shifting him to the Housing Ministry. That’s the view of Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar who said Prime Minister Keith Rowley should have fired Smith outright and demanded his resignation from PNM’s Diego Martin Central constituency.…

Kamla: Smith must resign his seat

Source: Newsday Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar said that Diego Martin Central MP Darryl Smith must not only be fired from the Cabinet but also resign his seat as he no longer has the moral authority to represent the mothers, sisters and daughters of the constituency. On Monday Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley… Link:

Missing files lead to hiccups in 2011 SoE payout

Source: Newsday SIX men who were detained under the Anti-Gang legislation during the failed 2011 state of emergency (SoE) will have to wait a little longer to receive compensation agreed to by the state since their case files have gone missing. The missing files and the need to have them “rebuilt” and… Link:

Questions raised into top cop candidates’ integrity

Source: Newsday At least one candidate for the position of Commissioner of Police has been the subject of an intense investigation by the Police Complaints Authority (PCA). This was revealed by the authority’s Director David West during this morning’s Special Select Committee on the nomination of a Police Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner.… Link:

Devant claims: PM hiding Smith

Source: Newsday FORMER government minister Devant Maharaj today accused Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley of trying to hide former sports minister Darryl Smith by reassigning him to the Housing Ministry. Maharaj made the allegation hours after the Office of the Prime Minister indicated that Smith’s reassignment was part of a major Cabinet… Link:

Rowley appoints himself Housing Minister as Darryl Smith named deputy

Source: Newsday DAYS  after expressing confidence in all of his Cabinet ministers, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley reassigned Darryl Smith, Shamfa Cudjoe, Randall Mitchell, Marlene McDonald, Maxie Cuffie and himself today to different ministerial portfolios in a major Cabinet reshuffle. The reshuffle saw Rowley take charge as Housing and Urban Development Minister. Changes… Link:

Ahye golden in Commonwealth 100m final

Source: Newsday Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle Lee Ahye won this country’s first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games this morning with a stunning performance in the Women’s 100m final at the Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast, Australia. Ahye took control early in the race and never stepped off the gas to cross the… Link:

UWI Today 8th April, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian UWIPublished: Sunday, April 8, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158671#folio=62 Link: UWI Today 8th April, 2018

SB Sunday 8th April, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian BGPublished: Sunday, April 8, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158671#folio=54 Link: SB Sunday 8th April, 2018

XX Sunday 8th April, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian WOWPublished: Sunday, April 8, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158671#folio=22 Link: XX Sunday 8th April, 2018

Kirby, Alexander see Moosai to thrilling win

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rachael Thomspon-KingPublished: Monday, April 9, 2018It was a thriller down at Munroe Road, Charlieville, where Moosai Sports Club pulled off a narrow one-run win over Preysal Phoenix in the Premiership Division in the T&T Women’s Cricket Association’s (TTWCA) Twenty20 (T20) competition on Wednesday evening. A combination of batting from Leeann Kirby…

SRP charged with larceny of jewellery from colleague

Source: Newsday A 29-year-old special reserve police constable assigned to the community police section was arrested at a football field near the St James Police Barracks on Friday by Belmont police and charged with larceny of a gold ring and chain, valued at $5,000. The officer, who has four years’ service was… Link:

Pressing it forward

Source: Newsday “Despite what you are seeing right now, don’t give up hope. The country is not beyond repair. We have to work together to help TT come back in a positive light,” says Stephen Thomas, 30. And he knows what it takes to find the positive again. For many of you,… Link:

Glamorgan women retain volleyball title

Source: Newsday SHERDON PIERRE Glamorgan successfully defended their women’s FLOW Volleyball League title yesterday at the Jean Pierre Complex by defeating West Side Stars 3-1. Glamorgan started the better team by taking an early lead of 14-5 in the first set and went on to win 25-17 despite their opponents beginning to… Link:

Three TT women in 100m final

Source: Newsday MICHELLE-LEE Ahye, Reyare Thomas and Khalifa St Fort will line up today, from 7.50 am (TT time) in the women’s 100-metre final, at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, currently taking place in the Gold Coast, Australia. This feat is historic by itself as it is the first time that a TT… Link:

Cedros fishermen back home today from Venezuela

Source: Trinidad Guardian Sascha WilsonPublished: Monday, April 9, 2018After three days of worry and fear, Cedros housewife Heermatie Sankar yesterday breathe a sigh of relief after receiving news that her husband, son and another fisherman were released and are on their way home from Venezuela. “I feel happy that they come out, but I just…

Don’t let people’s money, luxurious items burn your eyes

Source: Trinidad Guardian Shaliza HassanaliPublished: Monday, April 9, 2018Teen girl on finding ex-national footballer’s purse:An act of honesty has earned a young lady high praise and has gone viral as more people learn about it. “Don’t let anyone’s money and luxurious items burn your eyes. Work hard for what you want in life!” That was…

Moruga taxi driver dies in accident

Source: Trinidad Guardian Sascha WilsonPublished: Monday, April 9, 2018A Moruga taxi driver was killed and other people injured during a head on collision near Princes Town yesterday morning. Father of two Raffick Ali, who had left his home during the early hours to work his taxi, died on impact. According to a police report,…

Abdulah resigns from EDAB

Source: Trinidad Guardian Sascha WilsonPublished: Monday, April 9, 2018Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) leader David Abdulah has tendered his resignation as a member of the Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB) which has been in limbo for the past three months. Abdulah called a press conference at the MSJ’s head office at St Joseph Village,…

Aldo opens second T&T store

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Monday, April 9, 2018With the opening of their second outlet in T&T, Canadian retail chain Aldo Group is bringing much more than new brands and trends into the local market, says operations manager Nadine Kanhai. It is also about customer service, she said at the official opening of the new…

Scotiabank joins forces with govt for OSSCL

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 8, 2018Colm Imbert, Minister of Finance; Richard Young, chairman of the T&T International Financial Centre, and Stephen Bagnarol, senior vice-president and head, Caribbean South and East of Scotiabank, were among officials who attended the formal opening of Scotiabank’s Operations and Shared Services Company Ltd (OSSCL) at Bhim Street,…

The last plantation?

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 8, 2018The UWI trade and economic development unit held a public conversation commemorating the work of Lloyd Best and Kari Levitt on the Plantation Economy Model. Questions were asked as to the modern day relevance of the model, what we can learn from it to help in today’s…

It’s tax filing season

Source: Trinidad Guardian Geisha KowlessarPublished: Sunday, April 8, 2018It’s tax season again. Not exactly an exciting time, but it’s a busy one. Accountants across the T&T are sorting through seemingly endless piles of TD4s and more. In this country, individuals and businesses are required by law to pay various forms of tax. Tax director…

People will always need people

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 8, 2018Lawrence Bossidy, retired CEO of Allied Signal (later Honeywell), said something that I believe demonstrated the importance of people in a quote he made: “Nothing we do is more important than hiring people. At the end of the day, you bet (depend) on people not strategies.” I…

The art of nudes

Source: Newsday The skill of drawing is very important in the local art society because people still like things they recognise, figurative art based on real objects, people or scenes. “If you don’t know how to draw figures and you attempt to do it, it looks odd – things are not jointed… Link:

Osaze’s Easter miracle

Source: Newsday In his parents’ eyes, Osaze Badal is an Easter miracle. On March 28, in the middle of Holy Week, the Sangre Grande teen underwent life-saving heart surgery at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC), Mt Hope some five years after being diagnosed with a serious defect. And while he… Link:

Kind’s health lessons

Source: Newsday OVER three dozen children were taught the importance of a balanced diet, exercise and the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse at the first annual children’s health fair, organised by non-governmental organisation Kids in Need of Direction (Kind), at it’s Laventille compound on last Thursday. The fair which also featured… Link:

CineLit, a celebration of film

Source: Newsday CineLit is an innovative hybrid of film and literature and one of the highlights of the eight annual TT literary festival, the NGC Bocas Lit Fest. Thirty-one films from over 22 countries, including 17 films in Spanish and Portuguese, all subtitled, and ranging from award-winning feature films based on the… Link:

1950s life reflects Trinidad decades later

Source: Newsday KEITH JARDIM reviews Edgar Mittelholzer’s Novel A Tale of Three Places. One of the first and best critics of Trinidad’s social problems after World War II, problems that would eventually lead to the present state of unrest, religious zealotry and criminal industry in the island, is the Guyanese novelist Edgar… Link:

Insane asylum

Source: Newsday WE FIND it untenable and downright shameful that this country is yet to formulate binding laws and regulations to govern the matter of refugees seeking permanent residence here. The evidence heard by the Parliament’s Joint Select Committee on Human Rights on Friday paints a picture of a complete abdication of… Link:

Police have no choice

Source: Newsday THE EDITOR: I fail to see why the police should expect not to be sent to quell a confrontation with mentally challenged citizens. Who is supposed to go when we do not have First World mental support services? TT is a Third World country where the police have to expect… Link:

Sammy saved my life

Source: Newsday THE EDITOR: On behalf of my sister, Jessica Manswell, and myself of Canada, I say a special thank you to Samuel “Sammy” Ragbir a medic of the TT Red Cross Society for the excellent service rendered to me. He was based at Adam Smith Square and Murray Street on Carnival… Link:

Should we care what Facebook does with our data?

Source: Newsday JOSHUA SURTEES Since the Cambridge Analytica data-scraping scandal, some (not many) disillusioned Facebook users are deleting their accounts. This is futile. Facebook already has your data and it’s keeping it. For many of us, leaving Facebook isn’t a viable option. Not only would it disconnect us from our family and… Link:

Grounding ourselves

Source: Newsday SHARDA PATASAR sharda.patasar@gmail.com This long Easter weekend was exhilarating. For that I must thank my running partner. From six am runs to hikes up the hills, it was a blast. Also made a mental note to backpack with a thermos of coffee next hike. I could only have imagined it… Link:

Brace for industrial action from postal workers

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 8, 2018Anna-Lisa Paul Postal workers in this country are agitated and the public is being warned that they may soon be embarking on widespread industrial action if those in authority continue to ignore their calls for improved terms and conditions. Addressing the concerns of the workers who turned…

Boxer Paul seeks redemption

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 8, 2018Nigel Paul, the super heavyweight boxer from T&T will be seeking some redemption when the boxing programme continues tomorrow. Tomorrow will make it some 21 months since Paul experienced a quick knock-out in his first Olympic Games, Rio 2016, when a very experienced Nigerian boxer Ele Ajagba…

Cabo Star resumes sailing today

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 8, 2018The MV Cabo Star is expected to resume its regular sailing schedule today, following a one-day removal from the route yesterday. In a release on Friday, Marketing and Public Relations Manager, T&T Inter-Island Transportation Co Vilma Lewis-Cockburn said the Cabo Star did not usually sail on Saturdays…

Govt dragging feet on police station for Enterprise

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 8, 2018Shastri Boodan Government is dragging its feet when it comes to the establishment of a permanent police station at Enterprise, says Chaguanas East MP Fazal Karim and Chaguanas Mayor Gopaul Boodhan. They were both attending an annual community outreach programme and peace walk hosted by the Ryu…

Pro League Impact is more than you imagine

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Sunday, April 8, 2018It is a fact that football generally can open doors and reach out to people who need help most. So does the sport, moreso, the T&T Pro League have a responsibility to use this power in a positive way? And what is already being done to harness…

Tobago Today Friday 6th April, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian Tobago TodayPublished: Saturday, April 7, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158656#folio=64 Link: Tobago Today Friday 6th April, 2018

REC Friday 6th April, 2018

Source: Trinidad Guardian MetroPublished: Saturday, April 7, 2018URL: http://digital.guardian.co.tt/?iid=158656#folio=22 Link: REC Friday 6th April, 2018

Spin wizard Narine ready to start for KKR

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, April 7, 2018IPL bowls-off todayMUMBAI, INDIA—Kolkata Knight Riders believe beleaguered West Indies spin wizard, Sunil Narine, will be ready for the start of their campaign in the Indian Premier League, after returning home recently to undertake remedial work on his action. The 29-year-old T&T player was reported for an…

Carter’s historic swim

Source: Trinidad Guardian Andre BaptisePublished: Saturday, April 7, 2018Swimmer Dylan Carter yesterday restored pride and joy to T&T. Under bright lights and with the world watching, Carter wrote his name in the record books, becoming the first swimmer from this country to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games. He copped the silver in…

A treat from jazz artistes

Source: Newsday Gary Cardinez PURE Imagination was a night of love filled with great music by some of TT’s best jazz musicians along with the experience of master of kaiso jazz Clive Zanda Alexander. There was great expectation and anticipation at Kaiso Blues Cafe last Thursday as the audience anxiously awaited the… Link:

‘Keithos’ shows off cartoons

Source: Newsday GARY CARDINEZ CARTOONIST Keith “Keithos” Anderson launched his third exhibition, Keithos Returns to Town, last Tuesday at the National Library, Port of Spain. The exhibition traces the development of TT in cartoon, all the events social, political, economical, sports and music. Anderson has been drawing most of his life, starting… Link:

Amazing provision

Source: Newsday EVERY year we are treated to an abundance of ground provisions at this time, and although some may think that Easter means provision and fish, the supply extends way beyond that. We have blue dasheen and lily-white butter cassava, golden-hued sweet potatoes and, if you are lucky, tannia and bottleneck… Link:

TT struggle in team sports at Commonwealth

Source: Newsday It was a tough day for Team TTO aside from Dylan Carter’s silver medal with little show otherwise. This country’s cyclists continued to struggle on the track at the Anna Meares Velodrome with Kwesi Browne, Njisane Phillip and Nicholas Paul all bowing out in the Keirin. In round one, Brown… Link:

TT open against Bajans in youth netball

Source: Newsday TT WILL face Barbados in their opening match of the 2018 Jean Pierre Youth Netball Tournament at the Vigie Multi-purpose Sports Complex in Castries, St Lucia, at 6.30 pm, today. The Under-16 girls tournament, which ends on Wednesday, will also feature Jamaica, St Lucia, Dominica, Grenada and St Vincent and… Link:

MacKenzie defends girls title

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, April 7, 2018The story of the day today was the scintillating play of Zico Correia who campaigned in the 11-13 boys division and shot the only subpar round of the tournament, a brilliant 70 for a total of 220, which helped bring the curtain down on the Ninth Republic…

Fete five kicks-off today

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, April 7, 2018Football is on the minds of many as the 2018 World Cup count down taking place. As the official licensed broadcaster of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Guardian Media Limited through its subsidiary CNC3, cranks things up a bit with its unique and innovative Fete…

Romany, Francis trick them in Peps 5k

Source: Trinidad Guardian Published: Saturday, April 7, 2018 It was a close race to the finish in the first PEPS International 5K on Easter Sunday (April 1) but Nicholas Romany had enough in him to hold off Shurlun Williams to claim the men’s title. Romany sped across the line in 18 minutes and 28…

T&T takes aim at Bajans in U-16 opener

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rachael Thompson-KingPublished: Saturday, April 7, 2018 T&T junior netballers will open their account in the Caribbean Netball Association (CNA) Jean Pierre Under-16 Championships today against Barbados from 6.30 pm at the Vigie Multi-purpose Sports Complex in Castries, St Lucia. Captain Esther James with support from vice-captain Tamiah Hernandez will lead T&T…

PowerGen looks for resurgence today

Source: Trinidad Guardian Vinode MamchanPublished: Saturday, April 7, 2018 One of the strongest clubs in recent history in T&T, PowerGen finds themselves in danger of being demoted from the T&T Cricket Board Premiership Division I. The southern club finds its in last place in the eight-team standings with 32 points, 11 short of Victoria…

Man in court for prison officer's murder

Source: Newsday A man from east Port of Spain has been charged for the murder of prison officer Davendra Boodooram. Andre Nicholas Lavia, also known as “Brandon Thomas” and “Wetman Andre” was charged with murdering Boodooram on January 26. Lavia appeared in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court Friday afternoon. Boodooram, 50, was driving… Link:

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