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TRINIDAD – Hiking association expels group after death

TRINIDAD – Hiking association expels group after death

PORT OF SPAIN – The Hiking Association of Trinidad and Tobago (HATT) has expelled hiking group, Fitness Walkers/Island Hikers from its organisation following a series of failed attempts by the group submit a plan of action for a hike management system to the Association. Richard Baird, who was a participant in the hiking group fell […]

TRINIDAD – Miss Universe T&T stripped

TRINIDAD – Miss Universe T&T stripped

POT OF SPAIN – This country’s Miss Universe T&T pageant first runner-up Martrecia Alleyne is now being considered to replace stripped delegate Yvonne Clarke. The local franchise holder for the pageant, Jenny Douglas, was weighing this option yesterday after she stripped Clarke of her title over an alleged breach of contract nine days before she […]

TRINIDAD – 83 deep-sea species found living off T&T

TRINIDAD – 83 deep-sea species found living off T&T

PORT OF SPAIN – For the first time, local marine biologists Drs. Diva Amon and Judith Gobin have investigated the deep sea off Trinidad and Tobago, discovering two new cold seeps hosting unique communities of animals. The discovery, made almost a mile deep, reveals important information about the biodiversity of the deep ocean around Trinidad […]

TRINIDAD – PM blasts ODPM for repeated failure to respond to flooding disasters

TRINIDAD – PM blasts ODPM for repeated failure to respond to flooding disasters

PORT OF SPAIN – Expect heads to roll at the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) for its poor performance in alerting citizens of the flooding disaster which affected communities across eastern, central and southern Trinidad. Prime minister Dr Keith Rowley said yesterday the Government will be taking “firm action” to review the operations […]

TRINIDAD – Motorists stranded in flash floods

TRINIDAD – Motorists stranded in flash floods

PORT OF SPAIN – Motorists were left in gridlock traffic for hours yesterday after flash-flooding occurred in Maraval, Santa Cruz, Diego Martin and along the Eastern Main Road. In Santa Cruz, fire officers from the search and rescue team were called out to assist a man who was stranded in his vehicle at Hololo along […]

TRINIDAD – Red tape delays Dominica relief

TRINIDAD – Red tape delays Dominica relief

PORT OF SPAIN – Two of ten freight containers with relief supplies, which were expected to be shipped today from Carenage to Dominica, had to be offloaded and redirected to the Port of Port-of-Spain for clearance on orders by the T&T Coast Guard yesterday. This will result in relief items, such as generators, tarpaulins, bottled […]

Region’s premier tertiary institution installs new chancellor

Region’s premier tertiary institution installs new chancellor

Trinidad and Tobago national, Robert Bermudez was this evening installed as the 6th Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), during a ceremony at the St Augustine campus. The ceremony was attended by President Anthony Carmona, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice Sir Dennis Byron, among other […]

TRINIDAD – 35 Trinis back from hurricane hell

TRINIDAD – 35 Trinis back from hurricane hell

PORT OF SPAIN – Thirty-five Trinidad and Tobago nationals stranded on the hurricane-ravaged island of Tortola, British Virgin Islands, returned home on Wednesday night. Among them was immigration officer Jason Mezelie, who had appealed for help from the Trinidad and Tobago Government. Mezelie, 45, his wife, Shervon Charles and their two-year-old daughter, Jenae, arrived at […]

TRINIDAD – Nursing students protest non-payment of stipend

TRINIDAD – Nursing students protest  non-payment of stipend

PORT OF SPAIN – The Ministry of Education is being urged to pay almost 500 nursing students who have not been receiving their monthly stipend of $800, for more than a year. Clad in their uniforms and armed with placards, dozens of students of the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) yesterday staged a mid-morning […]

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