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Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley says he cannot prevent other countries from issuing travel advisories to their citizens but he can ensure that the protective services are doing all that they can to keep the country safe.

Earlier this week the United States Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago updated its travel advisory warning of terrorism in this country and prohibited US Government personnel from visiting areas in Port of Spain including the interior of the Queen's Park Savannah.

Addressing the opening of the Carenage Home Work Centre and Police Youth Club the Prime Minister had this comment when asked if the Government had any concerns.

There is no policy in the Public Service which governs short term contracts and the conditions which go with them.

The Chief Personnel Officer (CPO), Beresford Riley, told a Joint Select Committee that short term contracts are usually governed by the human resources needs of that particular ministry or state agency which handed it out.

Saturday, 24 February 2018 18:31

Remember The Days Of The Kiskadee Karavan?

Remember the days of the Kiskadee Karavan?

Well Robert Amar is looking for a new generation of his milestone musical menagerie and he is calling it Kiskadee 2020.

At the official launch of the new venture he told reporters that unlike the current crop of managers and artistes his Karavan will be looking to develop what he calls the total artist.

The San Fernando Police Youth Club on Saturday partnered with project RARE to host a walk against crime.

The organisation RARE stands for Raising Awareness on the Ripple Effect.

Its founder Caron Asgarali said as a victim of violence herself she is determined to make a change especially among the youth.

The People’s National Movement will be fielding candidates for the two Local Government seats currently vacant and awaiting by-elections.

This was announced by Party Chairman Franklyn Khan at a post general council press briefing on Saturday.

The Management of state-owned Petrotrin say they are trying their best to engage and involve the various trade unions connected to the company before making any major moves in the future.

Speaking at a recent Joint Select Committee meeting Petrotrin Chairman Wilfred Espinet said while it is not easy in the spirit of goodwill they are trying to ensure transparency moving forward.

Saturday, 24 February 2018 17:35

Tobago Autonomy Bill Approved By Cabinet

The Tobago Autonomy Bill has been approved by the Cabinet of Trinidad and Tobago.

It is now expected to be tabled in the Parliament by March 9th and then sent to a Joint Select Committee for deliberation.

This was announced by People's National Movement Party Chairman Franklyn Khan on Saturday.

Saturday, 24 February 2018 17:25

JTUM Moving Ahead With Mobilisation Exercises

The Joint Trade Union Movement intends to continue their mobilisation exercises next week for national resistance against austerity.

At a press conference on Saturday at the Banking, Insurance and General Workers Union head office in Barataria, Head of JTUM Ancel Roget said the workers’ rights must be protected at all cost.

Saturday, 24 February 2018 17:23

50 Hindu Schools Take Part In Chowtaal Sammelan

Children from more than 50 Hindu schools across Trinidad participated in the Sanatan Dharma Maha Saba (SDMS) Annual Primary School's Chowtaal Sammelan.

The Chowtaal is a type of Hindu folkmusic sung during the vernal of Phagwa or Holi "Festival of Spring".

Cherrylene Lewis reports.

The Ministry of Finance is advising members of the public to exercise caution when engaging in any form of investment and to seek the advice of the Regulatory Bodies.

This as the Ministry says it is no way associated with nor has it endorsed a company by the name of BarterCoin Exchange or an Initial Coin Offering.

Marie Hull reports.

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