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Prisoners perform poetry for Machel, Kes & others

Prisoners perform poetry for Machel, Kes & others

Incarcerated men and women had the chance to express their feelings through spoken word, as the Bocas Lit Fest visited the Port of Spain prison yesterday. Titled “Behind Prison Walls”, author and the Lit Fest’s guest Baz Dreisinger along with Machel Montano, Kes and Anya ...

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April 27th, 2017

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No word yet on possibility of Gun Amnesty in T&T

No word yet on possibility of Gun Amnesty in T&T

Will a Gun Amnesty be offered in T&T? It’s unlikely. A Gun Amnesty allows persons to turn firearms and ammunition over to the police, without being prosecuted for having them. And in the wake an increase in gun crimes, there have been calls for it to be offered, at least

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April 26th, 2017

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TTPS – Operation Enterprise to continue as long as needed

TTPS – Operation Enterprise to continue as long as needed

The Police Service says it will keep “Operation Enterprise” going, for as long as it is needed. The security initiative was launched last month, following a string of murders, which led to flared tensions in the area. According to ASP Richard Smith of the Central Division, ...

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April 26th, 2017

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Opposition MP calls for national referendum on Property Tax

Opposition MP calls for national referendum on Property Tax

Let the population decide on whether they want the imposition of a property tax. Princes Town MP Barry Padarath is calling on the Government to hold a natural referendum on the issue. He noted that with controversial and important decisions like these, several countries put ...

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April 26th, 2017

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WASA to issue new customer account numbers

WASA to issue new customer account numbers

WASA is implemented a new Customer Information System, so your account number will change. The Authority today noted that from Monday May 8th, customers’ account numbers will be changed from an 8-digit alpha-numeric number, to a 10-number digit numeric number. WASA says this

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April 26th, 2017

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Former Energy Minister laments absence of bund walls at Petrotrin storage tanks

Former Energy Minister laments absence of bund walls at Petrotrin storage tanks

Former Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine meanwhile believes if bund walls were built at high risk storage tanks, the recent Petrotrin oil spill could have been contained. In a statement today, he said the tendering process for construction of these walls was initiated in ...

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April 26th, 2017

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UDeCOTT Chairman: Brian Lara Stadium safe for use

UDeCOTT Chairman: Brian Lara Stadium safe for use

A top UDeCOTT official is today assuring that the Brian Lara Stadium is structurally sound and fit for use. Yesterday, Opposition MP Barry Padarath that structural, drainage and design flaws were reportedly identified at the facility during an assessment done under the PP ...

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April 26th, 2017

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EMA pushes recycling revolution forward with UTT exhibition

EMA pushes recycling revolution forward with UTT exhibition

Over 200 thousand jumbo bags filled with recyclable items have been collected, in a drive by the EMA, since 2015. This Recyclable Solid Waste Collection Project has brought in tetra paks, glass bottles and aluminium cans. It forms part of the effort by the EMA of bringing ...

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April 26th, 2017

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National Trust laments demolition of Warden’s Office building in Sangre Grande

National Trust laments demolition of Warden’s Office building in Sangre Grande

The recently demolished Warden’s Office building in Sangre Grande could have continued to play a significant role in serving the town for another century. The old building was knocked down during the national clean-up exercise last weekend and the National Trust has lamented

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April 26th, 2017

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UWI Economist: S&P report not good for T&T

UWI Economist: S&P report not good for T&T

The recent Standard and Poor’s Report shows that all is not well in the local economy. On April 21st, the agency downgraded this country’s long term credit rating from “A-” to “BBB+”, revised its economic outlook from “negative” to “stable”, and affirmed our “A-2” short term

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April 25th, 2017

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