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The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has dismissed an application by Guyana lawmaker Charrandass Persaud to block Friday’s sitting of that country’s National Assembly. Persaud, the former Alliance for Change (AFC) parliamentarian who voted in support of the no-confidence motion in the ruling...
ALTHOUGH videos of Wednesday’s robbery at Tara’s Pharmacy in Barrackpore have been circulating on social media, no one has been arrested. Police said shortly after 2 pm, two gunmen ran into the pharmacy at Rochard Douglas Road and announced a hold-up. At the time, there were four female workers...
UNIVERSITY of the West Indies (UWI) Vice-Chancellor Prof Hilary Beckles has said UWI is not concerned about any adjustments to the Government Assisted Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme in TT, but the regional private sector must invest more in higher education in the Caribbean. He made these...
WHAT manner of man will douse his friend with rum, then set him on fire? That is the question relatives of Raymond “Abba” La Fortune, 55, of Moruga, have been asking since the Easter Monday incident inside a bar. The man who committed the heinous act had not been arrested up to yesterday, while...
South Councillors and Alderman Impressed by 'Educational Fun Day'On Thursday April 25 Councillor for Marabella West La Verne Smith held an 'Educational Fun Day' for pre-schoolers of the Marabella area at New City Avenue, Marabella. [caption id="attachment_762315" align="alignnone" width="1024"]...
THIS country's regulatory bodies are losing too many of their best workers to the private sector because they "can't pay them." Former government senator and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Dr Patrick Watson expressed this regret during a lecture at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute...
Interim chairman of the Tobago Business Chamber Martin George has described the Tobago Festivals Commission, headed by George Leacock, as a one-man show. George was speaking with Newsday on Thursday after the Festivals Commission decided to make Thursday’s Jazz on the Waterfront a free concert....
A report by a Joint Select Committee on Human Rights said detainees at the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC), Aripo, were fed three times a day with a varied menu which included lamb, minced chicken, fish, turkey and sauteed vegetables. But a former detainee (name given) said the food was sub-...
THE Tobago Jazz Experience's headliners will be on show this weekend with a reggae flavour tomorrow in Speyside, followed by Sunday's grand international night finale. The Jazz Experience is running from April 25-28 with three nights of music from different genres. On Thursday, the action...
THE REV Joy Abdul-Mohan has been unanimously elected Moderator of the Presbyterian Church. For the first time in over a decade, there was no contest to the nomination. Abdul-Mohan is a former Independent Senator and has been a minister of the church for over 25 years. The moderator is elected to...

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