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TRINIDAD – On the offensive

TRINIDAD – On the offensive

PORT OF SPAIN –– With the spiralling increase of crimes in Trinidad and Tobago, particularly murders, the nation’s security agencies have launched an all out offensive to hunt down criminals and bring them to justice. Yesterday at a joint press conference hosted by Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi, Minister of National Security Edmund Dillon and acting Police […]

TRINIDAD – Fiery protest for water

TRINIDAD – Fiery protest for water

PORT OF SPAIN – “Since Mary had a little lamb,” the residents of Food Crop Road#1 and #2, Chatham have been begging the Ministry of Public Utilities and the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) for a supply of pipe borne water. Now fed up of the broken promises and having to spend $700 weekly for […]

TRINIDAD – Govt asks ‘Is Uber legal?’

TRINIDAD – Govt asks ‘Is Uber legal?’

PORT OF SPAIN – Online transportation network company Uber is now in Trinidad and Tobago. But the government of the twin-island republic is looking into whether it can legally operate there. The Uber app was activated in Port of Spain and San Fernando yesterday, three months after the company announced it was heading to Trinidad. […]

TRINIDAD – Child bride worry

TRINIDAD – Child bride worry

PORT OF SPAIN –– Between 1996 and 2016, the Registrar General recorded 3,478 child marriages, with almost 98 per cent being females. Further, marriage certificates showed that some of them were girls as young as 11 and 12 who were married to men as old as 36, 42 and 56. These statistics were disclosed by […]

TRINIDAD – Failing grades

TRINIDAD – Failing grades

PORT OF SPAIN –– Two senior police officers were essentially given their walking papers by acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams yesterday during the weekly police executive meeting. The men, head of the Eastern Division Senior Superintendent John Trim and head of the Inter-Agency Task Force Senior Superintendent Simbonath Rajkumar, formerly head of the Northern Division, were […]

TRINIDAD – Neighbours step up to help Boxing Day fire victims

TRINIDAD – Neighbours step up to help Boxing Day fire victims

PORT OF SPAIN –– Neighbourly love and a commitment from the San Fernando Mayor has given hope to the victims of a Boxing Day fire which left 28 people in Marabella homeless. The T&T Guardian visited the site of the fire Saturday, where an excavator remained parked to continue clearing debris this morning. On Boxing […]

TRINIDAD – Short strike

TRINIDAD – Short strike

PORT OF SPAIN –– It was the shortest strike in the history of the Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU). This is according to OWTU labour relations officer, Foster Carrington, who addressed oil workers gathered at a strike camp outside Petrotrin’s Pointe-a-Pierre refinery today. The strike action took effect at around 10 a.m. An hour later, Carrington […]

Earthquake jolts Trinidad

Earthquake jolts Trinidad

Trinidad and Tobago was jolted by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3 on Sunday. The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC), at the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), said that the quake occurred just after midday and was located Latitude 10.73N and Longitude: 61.65W. It had a depth of […]

TRINIDAD – ‘Not too late’

TRINIDAD – ‘Not too late’

PORT OF SPAIN –– The Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) says it is not too late for government to avert a strike at the State-owned oil company Petrotrin. President General of the union Ancel Roget told the T&T Guardian that the power is in the government’s hands to avert the strike. To do this, he […]

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