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After a two-hour meeting with President Anthony Carmona, members of the Project 40 lobby group say they are waiting for him to meet with his advisers before responding to them. Three members of the group—Gerry Williams, Khalil Hassanali and Alyssa Rostant—met with Carmona at President’s House fro

Hunger striker Dr Wayne Kublalsingh was too weak to talk yesterday and asked his wife Dr Sylvia Moodie-Kublalsingh to answer his cellphone. “He is speaking with difficulty. He does not have much energy to talk. He’s sinking more and more.

The Finance Ministry sees it as a matter of urgency to sort out the issue arising from the payment of a $28,000 monthly housing allowance to President Anthony Carmona. Government officials would not say who was to decide whether the allowance should not have been given or whether it should be sto

A farmer’s keen sense of smell yesterday led police to a body believed to be one of the female members of the missing family from Brasso Seco, Paria, for whom they have been searching the forest for the past two weeks. Police believe the body is that of either Irma Rampersad, 49, or one of her da

The Ministry of Education will go to Cabinet to ask for truancy officers for schools, CCTV cameras will be introduced next month and parents will be placed on a database, all in an attempt to solve school violence. The decisions were made after Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh, National Secur

Differences in language and culture can be assets to increasing tourist arrivals in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region, said Julio Orozco, director, sustainable tourism, Association of Caribbean States (ACS). He said the region has a “great” inter-regional cultural base. “We have three

Scotiabank says employees will be treated fairly when the Canadian bank closes 35 of its Caribbean offices. Paula Cufré, Scotiabank’s senior manager, International Banking Communications, stated this on Friday to the T&T Guardian in an e-mail response to concerns raised over the looming closu

The day after he allegedly gave a statement to the police denying any knowledge of the kidnapping, subsequent death and dismemberment of businesswoman Vindra Naipaul-Coolman, one of the accused men swore to a Justice of the Peace (JP) he had never given any statement about it to police. The state

Unless there is a new motor vehicle authority the road carnage will continue, warned Arrive Alive president Sharon Inglefield. She was commenting on the three road accidents over the weekend in which three men and a woman died. In a phone interview, Inglefield said: “To improve the competency of

A Carapichaima man was jailed yesterday for two years and permanently banned from driving after his third offence for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). Ramraj Ramoutar, 52, pleaded guilty last Wednesday when he appeared in the Chaguanas Magistrates Court and was remanded into custody

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