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“I intend to continue to meet with those who are willing to put country before self to improve the lives of all the people of Trinidad and Tobago.”—Mickela Panday

Those were the closing words in a March 11 press release issued by Mickela Panday, daughter of former prime minister Basdeo Panday, in response to Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

 President of the Sheep and Goat Association Shiraz Khan says Dass Trace farmers in Chaguanas are sitting home idly when they should be “producing crops.” About a dozen farmers waited patiently outside the Food Production ministry in Maraval for close to an hour on Monday as Khan and another...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

An early-morning joint exercise in Beetham Gardens by soldiers and police has resulted in the arrest of 51 people, including five murder suspects. The exercise, headed by Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Anti-Crime Operations Mervyn Richardson and ACP Harold Phillip—from 3 am to 10 am—...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Housing and the Environment Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal says Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley is “out of time and out of tune.” That was Dr Moonilal’s response to questions on Rowley’s claim on Monday that he (Moonilal) provoked trade unions when he advised months ago that they...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

T&T is not ready for a mass casualty disaster because of overloading of medical facilities, president of the T&T Emergency Mutual Aid Scheme (TTEMAS) Deonanan Jagdip said yesterday. He was speaking as TTEMAS unveiled its 2011 Emergency Response Plan at the Cara Suites Hotel in Claxton...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has told trade union leaders their threat of a national shutdown, should the Government not remove the five per cent wage offer, “may have dire consequences to both our national security and economic stability.” In a letter to labour leaders on Monday the...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

 Former executive member of the Opposition People’s National Movement Rose Janneire is to be buried following a service at the Santa Rosa RC Church, Arima, at 10 am tomorrow. Janneire, 68, died last Thursday from pancreatic cancer at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital. She was the first female...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

All the agencies and institutions under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education will be ICT (information and communication technologies) connected by the new academic year. The announcement was made by Minister Fazal Karim at CARIRI’s (Caribbean Industrial Research Institute)...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

 Prisons Commissioner John Rougier has expressed his concern over the missing master key at the Remand Yard Prison, Arouca. Rougier, who was out of the country on official business, was said to have been briefed by his executive. A statement issued by the communications department of the T&T...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pan arranger Rodney Wilkes will have to face a second trial on a charge of trafficking 107.7 kilogrammes of marijuana after a jury failed to reach a verdict yesterday. Justice Devan Rampersad placed the matter on the next cause list on September 27 for a new trial date to be set. After the...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

 The Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism and the National Heritage Trust conducted a tour of Railway Heritage sites in a continuing thrust to instill an awareness and civic pride in citizens for T&T’s national heritage. Member of the National Trust Council and tour guide, Jalaludin Khan,...

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