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  1. This is what Alleyne-Toppin said in Parliament...Read the original story

    22 hrs ago | Trinadad Express

    Following is the full text of the controversial contribution of Tobago East MP Vernella Alleyne-Toppin on the government's motion of no confidence against Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley on Wednesday. Mr. Speaker, ordinarily I derive no pleasure from speaking negatively about anyone, and it is especially painful that I must examine the stewardship of my Tobago brother in this honourable House, but in the present circumstances I have to be mindful of the fact that I have pledged to serve my country without fear or favour, affection or ill-will.

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  2. Arima Mayor: Alleyne-Toppin must goRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Trinadad Express

    Press statement - The Mayor and members of the Arima Borough Council are demanding the immediate resignation of Vernella Alleye-Toppin as a minister and Member of Parliament for Tobago East, following her disgraceful contribution in the House of Representatives on Wednesday which brought the entire Parliament into disrepute. The reprehensible contribution of the MP for Tobago East was not only an unwarranted attack on the People's National Movement political leader, Dr Keith Rowley, but on his innocent family and sought, without a shred of evidence, to scandalize his dead mother and father in a political debate.

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  3. Graduates earn higher wagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Trinidad Guardian

    David Lee, chairman, MIC Institute of Technology, left, with Fazal Karim, Tertiary Education Minister, and Clinton Valley, president of the University of Southern Caribbean, sign an MoU last week. PHOTO: Sean Nero Chairman of MIC Institute of Technology, David Lee, says skilled workers seeking employment would be looking for pay that is commensurate with their skills, and not for less.

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  4. Two IrishwomenRead the original story

    Yesterday | Trinadad Express

    IN my last piece I wrote about Rosette Smith, one of the few Trinidad and Tobago women from the era of slavery that we know something about. Today I want to "introduce" two Irishwomen who made a mark on Trinidad and Tobago in the years between 1938 and 1941.

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  5. Monday night fo' rumRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Trinidad Guardian

    Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar entered her, or at least the UNC's, hometown of Debe, in an entirely different set of the empress' new clothes. The Keith Rowley-and-Faris Al-Rawi-bashing outfit from earlier this month vanished, replaced by a more statesmanlike Kamla P-B.

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  6. Cabinet to finalise Sando waterfront project this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Trinidad Guardian

    If the People's Partnership Government is re-elected for another five years, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar promises major infrastructural development for south Trinidad, including new highways, a hospital and a tourism site. Boasting that 95 per cent of the PP's 2010 election promises were fulfilled at the UNC's Monday Night Forum at Debe junction, Persad-Bissessar warned against voting the People's National Movement into office, saying the party was opposed to development south of the Caroni Bridge.

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  7. Khan, Duke make up over health quarrelRead the original story

    Tuesday | Newsday

    Health and safety issues will soon, no longer be a problem for nurses and doctors in the nation's hospitals as an oversight committee will be set up, comprising of members of the regional health authorities and the Public Services Association, to treat with any and all health and safety issues. Minister of Health Dr Fuad Khan agreed to the implementation of the committee, as well as to other terms that were set by members of the PSA, while at the Ministry of Health's head office on Park Street, Port-of-Spain.

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  8. PM: T&T must be jewels of the AmericasRead the original story

    Tuesday | Trinadad Express

    PRIME Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has announced that Cabinet will this week consider and finalise one of the largest proposed investments in South Trinidad - the San Fernando Waterfront Development Project. The project would open the gateway to industry in the South and would transform Trinidad and Tobago into one of the jewels of the Americas, she said.

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  9. Want to know what the cops found during Monday's "total policing"?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Trinadad Express

    THE Police Service on Tuesday issued a release, detailing the number of arrests made and tickets issued on Monday which was described by officers as a day of "total policing" and by citizens as total victimisation of the country by law enforcement. The following is the press statement - Port of Spain Division - Anti-Crime Exercise Conducted During the period 11:50pm to 6:00pm on Monday 23rd March, 2015, officers of the Inter Agency Task Force and the Duncan Street Police Post conducted several anti-crime exercises in the district under the supervision of Insp.

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  10. Marlenegate ComingRead the original story

    Monday Mar 23 | Trinadad Express

    Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar last night disclosed that she has a file on Port of Spain South Member of Parliament Marlene McDonald. "I have another file, it's a little heavy, which I'll save for another night...this file is called MarleneGate and listen I am not speaking about Marlene Coudray, ok, get that right, MarleneGate, and I will share this with you at another time and another day, this and other gates we will open wide for you as we expose the Opposition for their hypocrisy, their double standards and their incapability of governing Trinidad and Tobago properly," said Persad-Bissessar.

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  11. Total policing chaos, thousands in roadblock gridlockRead the original story

    Monday Mar 23 | Newsday

    Thousands of commuters heading out to work and school yesterday were greeted with endless miles of traffic, many having to return home after reaching no where fast as the Police Service conducted what they called 'A Day of Total Policing.' Police officers conducted roadblocks in north Trinidad along the East/West Corridor which caused a gridlock of traffic that seemed at times to be impenetrable.

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  12. PressureRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Trinadad Express

    Expressions of anger and frustration were etched on the faces of commuters and drivers alike as traffic came to a standstill throughout the country yesterday. The traffic, caused by a police roadblock exercise, affected thousands of persons on their way to work and school and other reasons with some choosing to cancel their plans for the day and return to their homes.

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  13. Police BrutalityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Trinadad Express

    In a calculated move that brought torture to thousands of citizens yesterday, the police found a way to protest the compensation package being offered by the State by setting up surprise road blocks along all major roads in Trinidad and Tobago. They took up positions at strategic points along the highways and secondary roads, stopping vehicles leading to Port of Spain, San Fernando, and Scarborough, Tobago.

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  14. Campbell, Roberts prove - Southern' starsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Trinadad Express

    Sunday's change of venue, from Guaracara Park in Pointe-a-Pierre to Skinner Park in San Fernando, for the cycling programme of the annual Southern Games sporting extravaganza did not negatively affect the thrills associated with the event. And two young national cyclists in Akil Campbell and Justin Roberts, ensured that the level of excitement was not only equalled, but surpassed.

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  15. In the danger zoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Trinadad Express

    Whether it involves studying volcanic gases and ground deformation in an effort to predict volcanic eruptions, or micronisation studies that seek to form a detailed understanding of how soils respond to earthquakes, research at The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre is rarely for mere scientific curiosity. The research being pursued is applied science meant to mitigate the risk of living with these hazards.

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  16. Brace for afternoon rush hour headacheRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Trinidad Guardian

    Roadblock Gridlock: Passengers wait for taxis at the intersection of Broadway and Independence Square, Port-of-Spain this morning, as police conducted nationwide roadblocks during rush hour, for the second consecutive weekday. Photo: Nicole Drayton After a morning of horrible traffic , commuters were fleeing Port-of-Spain at midday.

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  17. Cadiz: There is nothing we can doRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Trinadad Express

    There is nothing the Ministry of Transport can do about the heavy traffic gridlock that is taking place throughout the country inconveniencing thousands says Transport Minister Stephen Cadiz. And unless you can ride to work or walk, you might as well forget about it.

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  18. Four Friends Die in Horrific CrashRead the original story

    Monday Mar 23 | Trinidad and Tobago News

    FOUR FRIENDS DIE IN HORRIFIC CRASH FOUR young men from the same village in Chaguanas, two of whom are cousins, were killed on Saturday night when their vehicle ran off the Cacandee Road at high speed and slammed head-on into a concrete wall.

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  19. Judge starts anti-crime campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Trinidad Guardian

    An Industrial Court judge Dr Selwyn Samaroo has taken the bold initiative to try to save the younger generation from a life of crime. Starting in his community of Esmeralda, Williamsville, Samaroo has already taken the first step to reclaim his community from crime and criminal, but is seeking the help of law-abiding citizens to partner with him in this exercise.

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  20. Good going, - Grande'Read the original story

    Sunday Mar 22 | Trinadad Express

    On January 29, I underA went seven hours of gruelling arthroscopic surgery on my right shoulder at the Sangre Grande District Hospital. I wish to give public acclaim to the surgical team comprising David Santana, Dr Vicarsh Seeratan, Dr Justin Mooteeram and Dr Rishi Rampersad.

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