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A little over three dozen members of various civil society groups braved heavy rains on Wednesday night as they held a vigil in solidarity for environmentalist Dr Wayne Kublalsingh. Armed with wax-filled dawes, the group laid the lit clay lamp in and around the make shift camp outside the Office

More than 150 families were forced to cancel their Divali celebrations after heavy rainfall caused flooding and landslides in communities and homes across south Trinidad yesterday morning. The hardest hit areas included Quarry Village, Siparia, the constituency of Prime Minister Kamla Persad Biss

Leader of the Highway Re-Route Movement (HRM) Dr Wayne Kublalsingh has issued his own challenge to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, calling on her to make the names of the contractors involved in the controversial Debe to Mon Desir segment of the Solomon Hochoy Highway public. Kublalsingh’s

Commentators and writers in T&T are bulldogs in a ring, bruising each other in that clash of professional egos. This was a statement made by President Anthony Carmona during his feature address at Wednesday’s annual graduation ceremony of the University of the West Indies, St Augustine campus

Even as hunger striker Dr Wayne Kublalsingh is now bedridden and talking about death, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar remains resolute in her decision that the Debe to Mon Desir leg of the Point Fortin Highway will be constructed. The PM revealed her unbending stance in her address at the c

The messages of peace, truth and good over evil and the importance of strengthening the family are desperately needed in T&T says David Abdulah, leader of the Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) in his Divali message yesterday. “Our nation is in crisis and only those who have their heads in the

The National Council on Indian Culture (NCIC) is calling on the Education Ministry and the Government to investigate an incident in which a primary school pupil was reportedly discriminated against because she had mehindi (Hindi body artwork using henna) on her hands. The call was made by NCIC pr

Chairman of the Mediation Board, Justice Vasheist Kokaram, is urging all parties involved in the contentious Debe to Mon Desir portion of the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway to Point Fortin to go to mediation immediately, saying it is a fundamental step in dispute resolution. He added the country was

T&T will be well represented at the Caribbean Examination Council’s (CXC) regional top awards presentation in Jamaica in December after winning seven of the nine awards in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE). This includes the award for the most outstanding student overall,

Police are investigating the death of a 15-month-old boy who drowned in a shallow pond behind his Carenage home. Police said around 4 pm yesterday Kadeem Antoine wandered out of the family’s Constabulary Street home and went into the pond, which is about a foot to 18 inches deep. The child was fo

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