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  1. Toulon threatens legal action over Armitage banRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Trinidad Guardian

    Toulon could take legal action against the Leicester fans whose testimony led to the 12-week suspension of Trinidad-born England outside centre rugby player Delon Armitage. The 31-year-old San Fernando-born Armitage, was punished for using offensive language towards spectators after a European Rugby Champions Cup match at Welford Road on December 7. "This is an extraordinary decision which rests only on the allegations of two opposition supporters, whose objectivity we can legitimately put in doubt," said Boudjellal.

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  2. The Christmas wish list - now the 2015 watch listRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Trinidad Guardian

    In case, you've run out of gift ideas, and want them to know your thoughts will really count by September 2015, make a list, check it twice and you're sure to find out who's naughty or nice. How about: a Gift certificate for Kams for the full physiotherapy works at Long Circular's Spine and Sportscare Center after five years of uneasiness of the head that wears the crown.

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  3. Riley appointed to the board of Massy HoldingsRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Trinidad Guardian

    Robert Riley, former chairman and CEO of bpTT has been appointed to the board of Massy Holdings Ltd effective December 17. Riley is currently group head of Safety and Operations Risk, Culture and Capability of BP plc in London, a position he has held since 2010. His career with BP spans more than two decades and prior to serving in the energy company's top post in T&T, he was business unit leader and vice president, Law and Government Affairs.

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  4. Scanners to detect Ebola at T&T airportsRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Trinidad Guardian

    Dr Stephen Ramroop, CEO, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management, left, listens as Premraj Thackoordath, ODPM Warehouse Manager, demonstrates the use of new thermal scanners at a handing over ceremony at the VIP Lounge, Piarco International Airport yesterday. PHOTO: ABRAHAM DIAZ Three thermal scanners were handed over to the Airports Authority of T&T to assist in detecting suspected cases of Ebola entering Trinidad and Tobago.

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  5. NJAC: Coalitions the way forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Trinidad Guardian

    New political leader of the National Joint Action Committee Kwasi Mutema says the party will deepen its commitment to coalition politics in the future as it seeks to bridge gaps and bring people closer together. Mutema was speaking during an interview yesterday, when he was elected by the electoral college on Sunday to replace Caricom Ambassador Makandal Daaga, who was the party's founding leader.

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  6. Help pours in for Fyzabad fire victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Trinidad Guardian

    Fire victims Sumintra Mungroo and her son Anand, second right, accept a hamper from Asauph Ghany, right, manager of the People Issues Resolution Co-ordinating Unit in the Ministry of the People, yesterday, as part of the relief provided to them after their home was destroyed by fire on Thursday. PHOTO: RESHMA RAGOONATH Fyzabad grandmother Sumintra Mungroo says she is grateful and overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity to her family after a fire destroyed their home and its contents on Thursday.

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  7. Good Samaritans in the season of goodwillRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | Trinadad Express

    On behalf of my father and my siblings, I would like to express our sincere thanks to the members of the public who lent a helping hand and the officers of SWAT and the staff at Accident and Emergency at the Arima Hospital who all assisted our father in his time of need. Our 83-year-old father, who was taking a walk in Arima, slipped on the sidewalk near to the Dial and fell headlong into a handrail which sliced open the top of his head leaving a gaping seven-inch wound.

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  8. Let our family go back with himRead the original story

    Thursday | Trinadad Express

    "If my husband is going to be deported, then let me and his children go back to Nigeria with him." "It's only fair.

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  9. Temporary road to open next weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Trinidad Guardian

    Work on the new Manzanilla/Mayaro by-pass road is 75 per cent complete and should be open to light traffic by Tuesday. So said Works and Infrastructure Minister Dr Surujrattan Rambachan and added connectivity would finally be re-established between Sangre Grande and Mayaro after the collapse of the Manzanilla/Mayaro Road last month.

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  10. Angels in the season of goodwillRead the original story

    Yesterday | Trinidad Guardian

    On behalf of my father and my siblings, I would like to express our sincere thanks to the members of the public who lent a helping hand, the officers of SWAT and the staff at Accident and Emergency at the Arima Hospital who all assisted our father in his time of need. Our 83-year-old father, who was taking a walk in Arima, slipped on the sidewalk near to the Dial and fell headlong into a handrail which sliced open the top of his head leaving a gaping six-inch wound.

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  11. T&T firms see more opportunities in CubaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Trinidad Guardian

    Musicians play trombones as a tourist from Colombia takes their picture along the Malecon in Havana, Cuba. President Barack Obama's announcement of plans to re-establish diplomatic ties with the Caribbean nation gives hope to airlines, hotel chains and cruise companies-all which have been quietly eyeing a removal of the travel ban-that they soon will be able to bring tourists to Cuba.

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  12. For the love of ShoesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Trinidad Guardian

    A profound love for shoes. An idea that maybe she should sell shoes. Support from her fiancA .

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  13. No issue with Ebola affecting Carnival 2015'Read the original story

    Yesterday | Trinadad Express

    Minister of Arts and Multiculturalism Dr Lincoln Douglas said "there is no issue with Ebola affecting Carnival in any way". Douglas made the comments on Wednesday during the distribution of $9.5 million to 57 Regional Carnival Corporation representatives at the VIP Section, Grand Stand, Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain.

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  14. SPARROW'S $2M GIFTRead the original story

    Yesterday | Newsday

    As shoppers all over the country continued to work on their Christmas gift list, Minister of Culture Dr Lincoln Douglas announced the State would license Sparrow's memorabilia for a ten-year period with an option to renew. At a Cabinet media briefing held at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann's, Douglas conceded that while the move was meant to preserve and recognise the calypso legacy of Sparrow, the move was also designed to give the legendary calypsonian financial support.

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  15. Wanted man shot dead by policeRead the original story

    Thursday | Trinadad Express

    A man wanted by police in connection with several shooting incidents was shot and killed on Tuesday in Sangre Grande after an alleged confrontation with lawmen. According to police reports, at about 5 p.m. on Tuesday, officers of the Eastern Division crime patrol unit were on mobile patrol along North Eastern Settlement, Sangre Grande when they observed a man dressed in a white T-shirt and blue jeans who was known to them.

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  16. What Great NewsRead the original story

    Thursday | Trinidad and Tobago News

    WHAT GREAT NEWS! Cubans rejoice as US President Obama resumes diplomatic relations after 50-year stand-off Cubans cheer historic renewal of US relations ...PM: Huge leap in a positive direction Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has hailed the resumption of diplomatic relations between the United States of America and Cuba Kamla condemns murderous Taliban PRIME Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has condemned the attacks and slaughter of over 130 schoolchildren by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan on Tuesday $5,000 pension in January For the public at large, there will be a 20 per cent discount on rice, sugar, flour and oil for the Christmas season, as was the case during Eid and Divali.

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  17. Basketball supporter Mikey passes on at 74Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Trinidad Guardian

    Michael "Mikey" Hadeed, fourth from right standing with hat, liming with some of the players who he supported for many years with the Hornets team. Trinidad and Tobago has lost one of its greatest supporters of basketball in the era of the '80s in the likes of Micheal Hadeed better known as "Mikey" to the basketball fraternity.

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  18. Kees and two friends mugged after showRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Trinidad Guardian

    Soca superstar Kees Dieffenthaller escaped harm when he and two friends were robbed on Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook, after a performance at Aria Lounge early Saturday. According to details of a police report, which were confirmed by a close family member, Dieffenthaller had just left the lounge at around 4 am when he, an employee of a radio station and the girlfriend of the latter, a Barbados national, were accosted by two men armed with guns.

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  19. Developing the North Coast Growth PoleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Trinadad Express

    A land-use plan based on a study of the north coast communities was presented to some 150 residents including business owners, from Maracas, Las Cuevas, La Filette and Blanchisseuse, during a national consultation on the development of the North Coast Growth Pole. The consultation was recently hosted by the Economic Development Board of the Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development at the Maracas Bay Community Centre.

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  20. Be prudent as oil price dropsRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | Trinidad Guardian

    The Government must now budget with a price of crude at US$45 a barrel. Not to do so would bring tears to thousands of citizens with mortgage, debt and investments.

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