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Saturday, 22 October 2016 21:25

Local Government Report Coming Soon

Minister of Rural Development and Local Government Franklyn Khan says the report on the outcome of the Local Government Consultations will be made available for public scrutiny soon.

Over the past few months, the government held meetings in the 14 regional corporations to get the people's views on Local Government Reform. While many were expecting changes to be made in this year's election, this will not be done. The Minister explained the transition period would take between two to three years. So in the near future, the population would get the chance to see what is being proposed.

Minister Khan noted that delivery of Social Services will be best handled if the Regional Corporations take full control.

Saturday, 22 October 2016 21:18

NSA Launch LGE Candidates

A message for the two major political Parties in the country.

The political leader of the National Solidarity Assembly Nirvan Maharaj told the media enough is enough and it's time for the people to save themselves.

The party is only contesting the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation in the upcoming Local Government Election. It will, however, field six other candidates in other municipalities. The reason for this according to Mr Maharaj is to allow the people to see what the NSA is capable of as it seeks to break the backs of the UNC and PNM.

The candidates for Sangre Grande are Keshore Satram, Norvan Arrindell, Patsy Ramjohn-Arrindell, Patricia Debbie-Ann Harris and Ravi Lakhan

Satram who is a former UNC alderman opted to leave the party as he said for too long the people have been disrespected by the party.

Meanwhile, Mr Arandell, a PNM member also opted to leave saying the people have been neglected and it's time for a change. He's targeting the incumbent chairman of the Toco Sangre Grande Regional Corporation, Terry Rondon.

While the members of the NSA are confident they will win. Mr Maharaj said if their plan does not work out, the party will continue to work with residents in the area to ensure they get what they deserve. 

Saturday, 22 October 2016 20:02

Father Of Six Shot Dead In Diego Martin

A sheet of galvanise covers the spot where 26-year-old Jahkim Valentine drew his last breath after he was shot and killed at his Diego Martin home. His family came together searching for answers.

His common-law-wife, 22-year-old Shamelia Awong, who was also liming with Valentine said she last saw him when he left to get food.

She said Valentine, who she bore six children for, was not in any gang related activities. He worked with a boat company to take care of his family.

Chikere Valentine identified her brother's body. She said she does not know why people wanted her brother dead. Valentine was also in the company of his friend Tyrell Martin who was shot in the foot during the incident. Martin is warded at Hospital.

With all six of the national road cycling titles for 2016 split up among several riders, it puts the TTCF in a position to select a strong team for the Elite Caribbean Road Cycling Championships in Guadeloupe this weekend

We saw it first at the 2014 World Cup, where FIFA sanctioned "water breaks" to help players combat severe heat, particularly during matches played in the Amazon.

Friday, 21 October 2016 19:17

TTCB AGM Called Off

Saturday's planned Annual General Meeting of the Trinidad And Tobago Cricket Board has been adjourned.

An investigation is launched into the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a man in San Fernando. The police are involved in the shooting.

 

Independent Senator Paul Richards says Trinidad and Tobago's education system is not preparing the country for critical thinkers and future leaders.

The Ministry of Education is investigating an incident that took place at the St. Margaret’s Boys' Anglican School in Belmont where the Principal of the school was allegedly assaulted by a parent.

The world famous thatch-roofed jetty at Pigeon Point, which is an internationally recognised signature of Tobago is now in need of repair.

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