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  1. ...Al-Rawi worries about misuse for political gainRead the original story w/Photo

    27 min ago | Trinadad Express

    Responding to the announcement that Government planned to introduce the card in the next two to three weeks, Al-Rawi said people in the San Fernando West constituency had received calls to say 'come and collect your UNC membership card'. "I am informed and I verily believed from the people who informed me of this, that they never even applied for a UNC card.

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  2. Valencia residents greet PNM Toco/Sangre Grande candidateRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Trinidad Guardian

    These were some of the needs highlighted by residents of Valencia during a People's National Movement walkabout on Tuesday. "I would like to see this playing field have a jogging ground on it like most other communities where you can come out and exercise comfortably," Nicholas said.

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  3. Emmons slaps 4th half-centuryMay 26, 2015, 8:35 PM AstRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Trinadad Express

    Shaundell Emmons continued his fine form for Juniors Coaching School in the Spring Village Youth League Under-13 Division, scoring his fourth consecutive half-century to lead his team to a 22-run win over Trinidad Freshh Spring Village on Saturday. At the North Oropuche Recreation Ground in Sangre Grande, Emmons struck an unbeaten 60 as Juniors reached 118 for four.

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  4. Mother recalls last words with daughterRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Trinidad Guardian

    Ann Marie Reedir woke up around 2 am on Sunday and as is customary peeped into her daughter's room. Only this time Mahadai "Savi" Chatoorgoon was not in her bed.

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  5. LIES & LETTERSRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | Trinidad and Tobago News

    LIES & LETTERS Israel Khan SC has denied a claim by Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley that the letter he wrote to the Integrity Commission demanding that the Emailgate probe be concluded had Zainool Hosein's name on the letterhead. PM's lawyer: Zainool not my friend Rowley: Any letter with Hosein's name worrisome Any letter leaving the Chambers of Israel Khan SC dealing with the Emailgate issue which bears on the letterhead the name of Zainool Hosein, now Chairman of the Integrity Commission, is worrisome.

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  6. Worst govt everRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Trinadad Express

    ON THE DAY the People's Partnership celebrated five years in government, former prime minister Patrick Manning wrote in a Facebook post that the current government was the worst he has ever seen in his political career. Manning who is still undergoing therapy after suffering a stroke in 2012, also gave thanks, firstly to God and secondly, to the people of the constituency of San Fernando East.

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  7. Happy to be alive May 25, 2015, 10:20 PM AstRead the original story

    Yesterday | Trinadad Express

    Panday, who was also the founder and former political leader of the United National Congress , said he had nothing special planned for the day and he was completing writing a speech which he will deliver in St Lucia next week. Panday said: "I feel the same way as I felt last year.

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  8. More Drunks in SouthRead the original story

    Yesterday | Newsday

    ADVOCACY group Arrive Alive has expressed so much concern with the high percentage of persons being arrested for drunk driving in the Southland that it is planning to open an office in San Fernando. Police figures revealed yesterday that with just over 1,200 drunk drivers charged throughout Trinidad and Tobago for drunk driving so far this year, 65 percent of that figure originates south of the Caroni bridge.

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  9. Jealousy killed my wifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Trinadad Express

    IMRAZ Seunarine said it may be jealousy which led to the murder of his wife at their home in Princes Town on Saturday. Seunarine said he and his wife, Ashanti Debidin, were "happy" and he believes someone who worked at their home previously was responsible for her death.

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  10. Turtles KilledMay 25, 2015, 12:33 Am AstRead the original story

    Monday | Trinadad Express

    THE carcasses of five endangered sea turtles were found last Saturday at the Fishing Pond nesting site in Sangre Grande, with at least one of the animals showing signs of having been butchered by poachers. While government continues to pump money into a a sea turtle conservation programme, there are those who manage to use the cover of darkness to attack and kill the giant marine visitors, who journey sometimes thousands of miles every year to lay eggs on an increasing number of local beaches.

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  11. Manning: PP the worst Government EverRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Trinadad Express

    ON THE DAY the People's Partnership celebrated five years in government, former prime minister Patrick Manning wrote in a Facebook post that the current government was the worst he has ever seen in his political career. Manning who is still undergoing therapy after suffering a stroke in 2012, also gave thanks for being a long serving Member of Parliament and condemning the present government.

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  12. Doctors to get PANIC buttonRead the original story

    Monday | Trinadad Express

    This is just one of the measures the hospital will be undertaking to protect its staff from irate patients and relatives. Last Friday, hospital officials met with the Medical Professionals Association of Trinidad and Tobago to discuss safety measures after a member of staff was attacked at the Port of Spain General Hospital and a doctor at the San Fernando Teaching Hospital was slapped.

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  13. ILP goes after the undecidedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Trinidad Guardian

    Leader of the Independent Liberal Party Jack Warner will announce his slate of 41 candidates only when the UNC discloses theirs. "We don't want to begin too early and burn ourselves out.

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  14. Equal Pay for Women and MenRead the original story

    Sunday | Newsday

    PRIME Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday said the State would work toward ensuring equal pay for women and men, as she unveiled a series of plans and proposals ahead of the general election due later this year. The Prime Minister was speaking at a rally held at Constantine Park, Macoya, marking the fifth anniversary of the May 24, 2010, general election.

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  15. 'I did my best'Read the original story

    Sunday | Newsday

    FORMER prime minister and leader of the People's National Movement Patrick Manning took to his Facebook account to thank his supporters as he confirmed that he has officially bowed out of politics. Manning, who is the current San Fernando East Member of Parliament confirmed what everyone knew many months ago, that while his mind and spirit remain still sound, his body - ravished by the effects of a debilitating stroke three years ago - just cannot stand up to the rigours of active politics.

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  16. Jack: ILP alive and kickingRead the original story

    Sunday | Newsday

    POLITICAL Leader of the Independent Liberal Party Jack Warner yesterday said his party is alive and kicking and will fight the general election with one goal in mind - winning and forming the next government. He also knocked the media for portraying this country as having only two major political parties, namely the United National Congress which is the main party in the People's Partnership coalition Government and the Opposition People's National Movement .

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  17. Partnership 'alive and kicking' May 24, 2015, 9:41 PM AstRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Trinadad Express

    MASSES attend: Supporters show their enthusiasm as the People's Partnership 's fifth anniversary rally got underway at Constantine Park, Macoya, yesterday. -Photo: ANISTO ALVES This was the slogan that was reiterated at Constantine Park in Macoya yesterday as the People's Partnership celebrated the fifth anniversary of its 2010 general election victory.

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  18. MSJ leader: Presidents getting appointments wrong May 24, 2015, 9:45 PM AstRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Trinadad Express

    Movement for Social Justice leader David Abdulah yesterday said, for the past decade, presidents of Trinidad and Tobago have been getting appointments to the Integrity Commission wrong. Abdulah, who was speaking during a press conference at the political party's headquarters at St Joseph Village, San Fernando, said in the last ten years there have been "about five" changes at the helm of the commission.

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  19. Kamla sure of victoryMay 24, 2015, 9:53 PM AstRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Trinadad Express

    FLASHBACK: Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar speaks with members of the public following the sod-turning ceremony for the new Arima Hospital, on Hollis Avenue, next to Arima Velodrome, on May 7. -Photo: ANISTO ALVES Children first: Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar greets pupils of St Peter's RC Primary School, in Pt Cumana, Carenage, on April 22 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open their new school. - Photo: ISHMAEL SALANDY Following is the conclusion of an exclusive interview with Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar by reporter Anna Ramdass on the fifth anniversary of the People's Partnership Government.

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  20. NACTA Poll: PP faces re-election challengeRead the original story

    Saturday May 23 | Newsday

    The findings of ongoing tracking polls conducted by the North American Caribbean Teachers Association find the ruling Peoples Partnership facing a stiff challenge in its quest for a second term as it completes its fifth year in office. Although the PP and the opposition PNM are neck and neck in popular support, and although Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar leads the Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley in popularity and likeability ratings, her coalition trails the PNM in key battleground constituencies that will determine which party wins the next elections.

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