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PLASTIKEEP, a programme of the NGO Greenlight Network, will soon go defunct if it does not receive the necessary funds to keep the project going. Rosanna Farmer, project director of the Plastikeep Recovery Programme (PCP)...

The emerging Trumpian menace
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The presidential and vice-presidential candidates for the United States presidential election in November have now been determined. After the Democratic Convention is wrapped up in Philadelphia at the end of this week,...

Withdrawing correspondent banking services does not advance the anti-money laundering fight
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The most recent development in the Caribbean financial sector is that of the threat of correspondent bankers discontinuing the provision of their services to the region. Prominent local financial institutions such as...

EFCL: 210 repair jobs available
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Where he was shot . Soondarsingh told the court that James common-law wife Kathy Ann Andrews was liming with a group of people when they all heard a loud explosion. Subsequently Kathy Ann received a call me request from...

Increase in Tobago hospital patients
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SCARBOROUGH General Hospital Medical Chief of Staff Dr Nathaniel Duke said yesterday there has been an increase of patients accessing primary healthcare at the hospital. He noted that about 55,000 people were treated at...

ECLAC: HSF vital to TT
Trinidad Newsday

THE Heritage and Stabilisation Fund (HSF) remains an important fiscal buffer for this country. This was the view expressed by United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Deputy Director...

NIB rates rise Sept 5
Trinidad Newsday

INCREASES to National Insurance contributions will take effect on September 5, the National Insurance Board (NIB) advised yesterday. The law introducing the change was assented to by President Anthony Carmona last week...

OUR CARIBBEAN: An outstanding regional son
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THE LAD who grew up humbly in rural Chaguanas and Tunapuna to later scale primary, secondary school and university successes before achieving recognition as a pre-eminent diplomat and head of Trinidad...

Why fuss about Crop Over Water?
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MY BAJAN COUNTRYMEN often make me laugh. Some enterprising individual, apparently with Trinidad connections, has decided to import and sell bottled water branded as Crop Over Water and that has my...

Former T&T attorney general wants death penalty implemented
Jamaica Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Former attorney general Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj has called on the government to ensure that the death penalty is carried out here, saying he could not understand why the problem of...

Brazil's Rousseff, Lula to boycott Olympic opening ceremony
Jamaica Observer

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor and left-wing ally Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will boycott the opening ceremony at the Rio Olympics, officials said...

Political interference crippling NSWMA — McCaulay
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Founder and chief executive officer of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) Diana McCaulay says that Jamaica’s environmental and solid waste management problems will not be remedied unless...

ONLINE READERS COMMENT: Praying to end crime is pointless
Jamaica Observer

Dear Editor, Local News Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:35:07 GMT Political interference crippling NSWMA — McCaulay http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Political-interference-crippling-NSWMA---McCaulay KINGSTON, Jamaica —...

Trini MP gets flack for visiting Jamaica
Jamaica Gleaner

A Trinidadian Opposition member of parliament is facing pressure to resign following his visit to Jamaica as part of a Trinidadian government delegation last week. Today’s Trinidad Guardian says calls for Prakash...

Musicians invited to discuss upcoming event from industry experts in Trinidad
Dominica News Online

Caribbean Performing Arts Federation (C-PAF) Dominica is inviting all Artistes and musicians to a very important meeting on Tuesday, 26th July, 2016 to be held at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium Conference Room from 5:00...

Beyond our votes, do black lives matter to you Clinton?
Jamaica Observer

Dear Mrs Hillary Clinton, Local Opinion Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Between Jamrock and other hard places http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/Between-Jamrock-and-other-hard-places_68165 With reports of racist attacks...

We must take the local gov’t road to prosperity
Jamaica Observer

The main theme within Jamaican politics circa 2016 is ‘prosperity’. The newly elected Jamaican Government, under the Jamaica Labour Party Administration, has made this theme the central focus of its governing...

Bunting the most prepared successor
Jamaica Observer

On June 10, 2016 the Jamaica Observer published a politically stimulating, incisive and intrinsically interesting editorial cartoon by the indefatigable Sir Clovis vividly showing People’s National Party President...

Fishermen: Call in the Coast Guard
Trinidad Newsday

CLAXTON Bay Fishing Association president Kishore Boodram has called for the inclusion of the TT Coast Guard in investigations into the cause of thousands of dead fish washing ashore along Mosquito Creek and Otaheite Bay...

MIC heads look to innovate
Trinidad Newsday

ENGINEERS and trainees at the MIC Institute of Technology located at the Trincity Industrial Estate, Macoya, have come up with ideas for a number of innovative products, including a sensor cane for the blind which beeps...

Correction
Trinidad Newsday

IN YESTERDAY'S edition, we featured a story on this page under the headline, Chaguanas Chamber Head says: Young Afro Males lack identity , in direct reference to an address delivered Saturday by Chaguanas Chamber of...

Hearing impaired sit driver’s regs
Trinidad Newsday

HEARING impaired citizens now have the ability to sit driving regulations (regs) exams. The Ministry of Works and Transport has put in place an exam tailored to meet the needs of hearing impaired persons. The Ministry in...

Flow to raise cable rates
Trinidad Newsday

LOCAL cable and internet provider Flow yesterday announced of an increase in its Residential Cable TV packages, effective September 1. In a Public Advisory posted to its website, Flow said there will be a rate increase,...

CCSJ: Act urgently on 700 stuck in jail
Trinidad Newsday

THE CATHOLIC Commission for Social Justice (CCSJ) yesterday called on the State to urgently address the plight of some 700 people stuck in jail even though they have been granted bail. The group deemed the situation...

‘We will find a way’
Trinidad Newsday

AMID long-standing concerns over slow processes in relation to the appointment of key posts all over the public sector, the new chairman of the Public Service Commission yesterday pledged to expedite the process of...

Motion against Law Assoc pres flops
Trinidad Newsday

A MEETING of the Law Association for a vote of no confidence in its president Reginald Armour, SC, and vice-president Gerry Brooks, flopped miserably yesterday, without a single vote being taken. Minutes into the start of...

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