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Chanting and bearing placards, teachers protested yesterday outside the Office of the Chief Personnel Officer,  St Vincent Street, Port-of-Spain, demanding salary increases. Spokesman for the group, second vice-president of the T&T Unified Teachers’ Association (TTUTA) Lynsley Doodhai said te

Opposition Whip Marlene McDonald says if former prime minister and San Fernando East MP Patrick Manning believed he could properly serve constituents, then he had every right to be part of the screening process. She was speaking to the media yesterday after the opening of the Credo Centre, Nelson

Former Law Association head Martin Daly, SC, has welcomed Integrity Commission chairman Zainool Hosein’s decision to resign as head of the Retired Judges’ Association. Hosein, who was sworn in on Friday, originally dismissed objections to his decision to retain his other post, as he said there wa

A new home for boys was opened on Nelson Street yesterday, eight years after the home’s first building was destroyed by fire in 2007. The Credo Drop-In and Residential Development Centre officially opened yesterday.

Petrotrin president Khalid Hassanali also addressed the topic of “ageing infrastructure,” previously mentioned by him, Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine and Petrotrin chairman Lindsay Gillette in the wake of the December 2013 oil spills and their relapses in 2014.

Workers at State-owned Petroleum Company of T&T Ltd (Petrotrin) will not be getting a pay hike or backpay any time soon as the company has suffered a $346 million net loss for fiscal 2013/2014. The bad news was delivered to the workers by Petrotrin president Khalid Hassanali in a circular on

Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams yesterday said he was unable say if an official request was made to the German authorities for assistance in the chopping deaths of two of their nationals. Speaking with the media at a town meeting in Brasso Seco, Williams said he could not speak on

The killing of retired German couple Birgid and Hubertus Keil will have a backlash on visitors coming to Tobago, said Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Orville London yesterday. They were found chopped to death, metres apart, along Minister’s Bay, Bacolet Beach, Tobago, last S

Residents of the Paria, Brasso Seco and surrounding areas yesterday were promised an increased police presence, help to set up a youth club and professional counselling by acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams. Speaking with the residents at the Brasso Seco Paria Visitor Facility Informa

GEISHA KOWLESSAR and RADHICA SOOKRAJ

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