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  1. Manning: My main concern was my speechRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Trinadad Express

    This is the address given by former Prime Minister and member of Parliament for San Fernando East, Patrick Manning as a constituency meeting in Plesantville on Monday night, in which he gave supporters an update on his medical condition, and disclosed his decision to sign the consent form to be nominated for screening - Chairman of the Constituency of San Fernando East Mr Vice Chairman Mme Secretary Members of the Executive Area Managers Chairmen and Vice Chairmen of Party Groups Party Members of the Constituency Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen When last we met, at this very location, I relayed to you that I would be prepared to consider a review of my position in respect of electoral politics in the following circumstances: My Health: that is to say, I needed to undergo a medical assessment to determine my preparedness and wherewithal to accept the assignment Your Support: that is to ... (more)

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  2. The Raoul I knewRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Trinidad Guardian

    The first story I ever wrote as a journalist was for the late, great journalist Raoul Pantin. In 1984, I had been hired by Owen Baptiste to work on special publications for Inprint.

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  3. UTT edge PowerGenRead the original story

    Sunday | Trinadad Express

    UNIVERSITY of Trinidad and Tobago travelled to Penal and edged their hosts PowerGen in a battle of two of the top teams in the second division of the National Table Tennis League on Saturday night. With the fixture deadlocked at 2-2, Lawrence Ince defeated Catherine Spicer 13-11, 11-9, 11-5 to clinch the victory.

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  4. Red Force crush Jaguars to lift titleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Trinidad Guardian

    Led by a six-wicket haul from champion off-spinner Sunil Narine, Red Force bowled out Jaguars for a paltry 65 off 24 overs at Queen's Park Oval, to secure a ruthless victory. Narine finished with remarkable figures of six wickets for nine runs from eight overs as Jaguars, chasing 201 for victory, crashed from a position of 36 without loss to lose their last ten wickets for 29 runs.

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  5. Was Marcia MurderedRead the original story

    Sunday Jan 25 | Trinidad and Tobago News

    TV host dies in fire at home Her attorney: Henville due to file divorce papers in court tomorrow... Journalist found dead in her bedroom Two weeks after the passing of veteran journalist, Raoul Pantin, the local media fraternity has again lost one of its own - this time tragically.

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  6. $100m IDB loan to develop land for squatters, the landlessRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | Trinidad Guardian

    Inter-American Development Bank last month approved a TT$100 million loan to develop 14 sites under the Land Settlement Agency Squatter Regularisation and Land for the Landless programmes. In the coming months, the money will be spent on infrastructural works such as roads, electricity, water, drainage and sewerage for 2,019 residential and non-residential lots of land.

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  7. Plaza goal lifts Central past W ConnectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | Trinidad Guardian

    DirecTV W Connection's Alvin Jones, mostly hidden, put in a high right-footed challenge on Central FC's Ataulla Guerra in their Digicel T&T Pro League top-of-the-table clash at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, on Friday night. Central won 1-0.

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  8. NACTA: PM faces tough re-election battleRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | Trinadad Express

    The findings of an opinion survey conducted by the North American Caribbean Teachers Association over the last week reveal Kamla Persad-Bissessar still enjoys high approval ratings among party members and supporters, five years after being elected political leader of the United National Congress . "She remains the most popular political figure in the UNC and the governing People's Partnership coalition, with no potential challengers likely to dislodge her from the leadership of both entities.

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  9. I am taking a Trini accent back to China'Read the original story

    Saturday Jan 24 | Trinadad Express

    So for the ten Chinese medical professionals working at the San Fernando General Hospital, it was a bit strange to hear someone call out to them with the phrase "Hi Chinee". Pneumologist Dr Han Xiao said: "Trinidad is a very lovely place, the people are very kind.

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  10. Stop all needless, wasteful Tobago retreatsRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 24 | Trinadad Express

    I have supported higher payments for local government councillors, because I believed that these were people of integrity, dedicated to improving the quality of life for those they serve. However, having read the reasons these local government representatives from Couva, Sangre Grande, Point Fortin and the Rio Claro corporations offered to justify expenditure on annual retreats in Tobago-based hotels and spas to the cost of about $300,000 for each occasion, I can only conclude that councillors, with a few noteworthy exceptions, consider their position as opportunities to suck up the scant resources of this country to satisfy their own expectations to be entertained, feted and massaged at taxpayers' expense.

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  11. PP gets in shape, PNM Sando East gets - buffed'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Trinidad Guardian

    If ILP MP Jack Warner has concerns about lean times facing the "ordinary man," some PP cabinet members have literally given face-and figure-to leaness recently. Or may just be getting in shape for political battle.

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  12. Lawyer goes to prisonRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | Trinadad Express

    A lawyer facing charges of possession of a gun, ammunition and drugs was remanded in prison custody yesterday. Princes Town Senior Magistrate Debra Quintyne expressed concern over the assistant clerk of the peace's "complete disregard" of proper procedures in granting bail to Sharma Boodram.

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  13. Central FC, W Connection clash in Couva derbyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Trinidad Guardian

    St Ann's Rangers captain, Jelani Peters, left, sticks out a left boot in attempt to stop a shot on goal from Central FC's Willis Plaza in their round two Digicel T&T Pro League match at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva onJanuary 16. Photo: Anthony Harris Table-toppers Central FC will be keen to make a statement by grabbing all three points when it comes up against defending champions, DirecTV W Connection in a top-of-table Digicel T&T Pro League clash tonight. The encounter dubbed the "Couva Derby" kicks of at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva from 8 pm and will be preceded by a meeting between North East Stars and Pt Fortin Civic two hours earlier.

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  14. Leaders of other councils support planRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | Trinadad Express

    NOTHING is wrong with having retreats in Tobago for members of local government corporations as they are necessary to have effective planning for any organisation. This is according to the chairmen of several corporations who support the Couva Tabaquite Talparo Regional Corporation in its decision to hold a retreat in March at the Coco Reef Resort and Spa.

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  15. Burnt body found in search for missing Toco manRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | Trinadad Express

    THE BURNT body of a man was found yesterday in a forested area of Toco during the search for missing 22-year-old Cumana resident Junior Dass. Dass, of Allandale Road, Land Settlement Village, was last seen on January 13 at Cumana Junction, his father told police.

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  16. BACCHANALRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | Newsday

    BACCHANAL is brewing as the countdown continues to the start of the annual reign of the Merry Monarch. In one case, a legal battle is taking place between the promoters of two similar Chutney/Soca competitions, over the newly introduced traditional chutney category in Southex Promotion's Chutney Soca Monarch competition which could put next week Saturday's finals in jeopardy.

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  17. Dole Chadee's son in courtRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | Newsday

    THE son of hanged murderer Dole Chadee , who is an attorney, appeared in the Princes Town Magistrates' Court yesterday charged with possession of a gun, ammunition, and one gramme of marijuana. Attorney Sharma Boodram appeared before Senior Magistrate Debra Quintyne, who presided over the First Court.

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  18. Single pan bands battle in all quartersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Trinadad Express

    After four gruelling nights of listening to 62 single pan steel orchestras for the 2015 National Panorama Single Pan competition from the various regions of Pan Trinbago, the finding of judges Kenrick Noel, Vorbin Corbin, Tommy Critchlow and Joanna Shortt were revealed on Tuesday morning at City Hall, Port of Spain. Just about half of the steel orchestras which appeared in the first round made it into the semi-final with one half of the defending champion San Juan East Side Symphony coming out on top.

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  19. Body found during search for missing Toco manRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | Trinadad Express

    THE body of a man was found shortly before noon today, during a search for 22 year old Toco resident Junior Dass. An identification is expected to be made today.

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  20. Learning through coloursRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | Trinadad Express

    THERE is an urgent need for children to be informed about their rights and to help them learn about their rights in a creative way, a colouring book was published. The book entitled "The Rights of the Child" was created with the intention that children would be more informed about their rights under the law said Gina Maharaj, a student at the Hugh Wooding Law School.

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