Monday, August 31, 2015



Aug. 30, 2015, 10:14 PM AST Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Dookeran, founder of the Congress of the People (COP), and Labour Minister Errol McLeod are to receive the country's highest award, the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (ORTT), on today's 53rd anniversary of Independence.

PM opens new station*

Aug. 30, 2015, 10:13 PM AST Comments

PRIME MINISTER Kamal Persad Bissessar said yesterday that citizens need to change their attitudes towards fire safety for a safer Trinidad and Tobago.

IRO leader welcomes national award

Aug. 30, 2015, 10:11 PM AST Comments

INTER-RELIGIOUS ORGANISATION (IRO) president, Brother Harrypersad Maharaj, said yesterday that his receipt of a national award “will only be a motivation for me to continue to serve the nation and the world at large”.

Rowley promises law to protect whistle-blowers*

Aug. 30, 2015, 10:9 PM AST Comments

PEOPLE’s National Movement (PNM) political leader Dr Keith Rowley said he will introduce “whistle-blower legislation” if his party is elected into government to protect people who wished to give information about corrupt practices in the country.

Let's celebrate our diversity

Aug. 30, 2015, 9:36 PM AST Comments

“Today is a day for all our people whatever their race, background or location.” This from Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday, on the eve of Trinidad and Tobago's 53rd anniversary of Independence and just days away from the next general election.

...Next week's election a test for T&T, says Rowley*

Aug. 30, 2015, 9:35 PM AST Comments

OPPOSITION Leader Dr Keith Rowley, in his Independence Day message yesterday, likened what he said are today's national challenges to uprisings of Trinidad and Tobago's past, as he pushed for a change of government come next Monday's general election.

Red-clad Gypsy causes stir at PNM meeting

Aug. 30, 2015, 9:31 PM AST Comments

A GYPSY, a yellow coffin and a donkey. Those were some of the ingredients of the People’s National Movement’s public meeting in Rio Claro on Saturday night, the last in South Trinidad in its campaign for the 2015 general election.

Moonilal vows to ‘expose’ Al-Rawi*

Aug. 30, 2015, 9:29 PM AST Comments

DEPUTY political leader of the United National Congress Dr Roodal Moonilal on Saturday night vowed to produce utility bills exposing People’s National Movement (PNM) San Fernando West candidate Faris Al-Rawi as being a non-resident of that constituency.

PM: I will continue to build the highway*

Aug. 30, 2015, 9:25 PM AST Comments

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said she stood tall and strong when attempts were being made to stop the extension of the Solomon Hochoy Highway to Point Fortin to keep her promise to the country.

Moonilal: Trade Union MOU a ‘kiss of death’*

Aug. 30, 2015, 9:24 PM AST Comments

A KISS of death. That was how Housing Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal described Thursday’s signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the People's National Movement (PNM) and the Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM).

$1.7b saved in fuel subsidy, says Ramnarine

Aug. 30, 2015, 9:23 PM AST Comments

There is currently no fuel subsidy on premium gasoline and, with the decreased price of oil, there has been a saving of $1.7 billion over the past ten months, says Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine.

No bail for theft accused*

Aug. 30, 2015, 8:30 PM AST Comments

A MAN who was charged with breaking into and stealing from five of his neighbours and a bar in Debe, over a two-month period, was on Thursday denied bail.

Children’s home faces closure, pleads for help

Aug. 30, 2015, 8:28 PM AST Comments

THE El Shaddai Restoration Home in Bonne Aventure, Gasparillo is in need of assistance before it closes its doors. Care-giver Darren Ali said that the Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago requires the home to be up-to-code.