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This country will be sourcing crude oil supplies from Colombia and Russia after Petrotrin workers refused to berth a tanker that arrived in T&T waters on October 18 from Gabon due to concerns over the Ebola virus. The action of the workers, represented by the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU), forced Petrotrin to use scab labour to offload the MV...

The Banwari archeological site is not yet a world heritage site and its potential to become one is in jeopardy with “unchecked and undermanaged development initiatives.” Speaking from Paris where she is attending the meeting of the biannual Unesco executive board, heritage educator Dr Kris Ramper

T&T is still not ready for an Ebola outbreak.

Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan is adamant that leaders of Carnival bands should not be compensated by the Government if next year’s mas is cancelled because of the Ebola virus. Dr Khan, who is leading T&T’s offensive against the deadly disease, which has not reached this country, said the State

Months after the Life Sport programme has been shut down, caterers, coaches, co-ordinators and participants of the programme are still being owed $20 million. But National Security Minister Gary Griffith who said, “Life Sport is dead,” indicated that his ministry will not pay a cent unless his pe

As a gift to the Hindu community for Divali, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar last night announced a 20 per cent discount on flour, rice and oil. Speaking at the annual Divali celebrations at her Penal constituency office, Persad-Bissessar said the discount will take effect from Tuesday unti

Many individuals in the local cricket fraternity are sad and disappointed that the West Indies team took the decision to end its tour of India after the fourth One-Day International because of salary disputes between the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) and the West Indies Cricket Board (WI

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has admitted that the Ebola virus was the greatest threat facing the people of T&T. She said so during Thursday’s Divali dinner at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s. 

The Arima Borough Corporation is complaining about inadequate funding to combat the chikungunya virus. In a press release yesterday the corporation said despite warnings from the Ministry of Health regarding the seriousness of the disease resources have been inadequate from the Ministry of Local

Jamaat al Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu Bakr says he was denied entry to Jamaica on Wednesday because the Jamaicans were angry over T&T’s decision to deny entry to 13 of its citizens recently. Abu Bakr spoke during a news conference at his mosque at Mucurapo Road, Port-of-Spain. He also denied t

Grand Bazaar mall, Valsayn, was shut down yesterday after a fire broke out at the Ruby Tuesday restaurant. Three other businesses—Off Rodeo, Girls 2–7 and Mark of Style stores—suffered smoke and water damage, a statement from ANSA McAL’s Group Corporate Communications Department said.