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A 31-year-old man, who was stabbed multiple times and had his throat cut during a home invasion at a relative’s house in Arima on Thursday, is now said to be in a stable condition at hospital.
Could the recent upsurge in unemployment potentially lead to an increase in the socially displaced?
Hobbling along teary-eyed, with a cane in hand, pensioner Dhanwantee Sinanan gingerly tried to cross a sinking wooden bridge at Oli Mohammed Trace in Penal.
Issues of corruption, mismanagement of state resources, the United National Congress(UNC) involvement in the elections, and airport expansion are some of the matters discussed on the campaign trail in the lead up to the Tobago Hosue of Assembly’s (THA) January 25 elections.
Deputy Political Leader of the PDP Farley Augustine said he now has official THA Executive Council notes and receipts, which he believes proves that the PNM mismanaged the now controversial zip line project.
The State has agreed not to deport a Venezuelan woman and her four-year-old daughter pending the determination of a lawsuit brought by her Trinidadian companion on their behalf.
Police said at around 7.30 pm Urban Estick was sitting on a concrete bench at Gamble Street, Siparia, with two men when a white station wagon stopped near them and a backseat passenger pointed a gun through the window and shot him before the car sped off.
Staff stationed at the Ministry of Public Utilities’ head office would be able to return to work today following the office’s closure on Monday to facilitate sanitization.
The victim has been identified as Hasan Sanchez, of 50 Granado Street, Sawmill Avenue, Morvant.
Relatives of 24-year-old Kristian Nanan, who was shot dead in Princes Town on Sunday night, believe someone ordered a hit on his life.
The cancellation of Carnival may have affected many people in many different ways, but it has also pushed some to come up with creative ways of keeping the greatest show on earth alive.
For his work in uplifting his brothers and sisters within the African diaspora, the United States-based National Action Network (NAN) has awarded the University of the West Indies Vice-Chancellor, Sir Hilary Beckles with the Dr Martin Luther King Jr Global Award for 2021.
Afroamericans celebrated Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day yesterday; a holiday in the US to commemorate the birthday of the renown civil rights activist. Every year, NAN’s Washington DC Bureau celebrates with breakfast in King’s honour. But with COVID-19 restricting mass gatherings and travel, the bureau bestowed the awards virtually.
Beckles, a Barbadian, was among other honourees, including Black Voters Matter founder, Latosha Brown; League of United Latin American Citizens CEO, Sindy Benavides; Cool and Dope founder, Cavanaugh Bell; National Black Nurses Association director, Dr Mellicent Gotham and New York Times bestselling author and political leader Stacey Abrams.
Civil right activist Rev Al Sharpton explained that every year, NAN looks for someone whose life and work personifies the global fight for human rights and dignity, particularly in the African diaspora. Sharpton said there was no doubt Beckles was that person. He said among the activists in the African diaspora, Beckles was unmatched.
“Anyone familiar with academia. Anyone who is a serious student of activism in the academic world and the global struggle. Anyone who has a serious tendency to study the struggles, and the interconnecting of the struggles around the world, knows of Sir Beckles and his work.
Anyone who knows anything about cricket knows about him too. He covers many areas, and it is our honour that he would accept this award this year and allow us to honour him and through him, honour the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King Jr and what he meant to the world,” Sharpton said.
In accepting the award, Beckles hailed King for the legacy he left so that others could continue to fight for the upliftment of people of African lineage.
Recalling that he grew up with his grandmother after his parents migrated to England in the 1950s to work in a factory, Beckles said the only two picture in their homes was that of Jesus Christ and King.
“I grew up under the ministry of Pastor King and Dr King so I received a double dose of ministerial upbringing in the search for justice, looking out for the interest of the poor, committing my professional life to the development of the oppressed people and knowing that our people were placed in a deep hole by westerners. All of us who had the blessings of the capacity to do research, to write and to speak, our task has been to dig our people out of that hole and put them on a level playing field where they can pursue their God-given talents as a race, as an ethnicity,” Beckles said.
The Barkeepers and Owners’ Association of T&TT has been in discussion with the Ministry of Health to resume in-house service of alcohol, safely.
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