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Friday, 14 October 2016 17:13

GMTT - The Save One Scholarship

The New Butler Institute Associate College is an educational institute that provides preparation for CXC examinations to persons that did not get any passes when they sat the examinations previously or to those persons that did not finish their secondary school education. The institute offers the Save One Scholarship which allows individuals/organisations to sponsor a student for a year.

If he had the knowledge he has now back then Trindad and Tobago Football Association President David John Williams says he would still go up for the position of the TTFA President. And commenting on the match between the Soca Warriors and Martinique on Tuesday Williams says he was disappointed.

The Vitas House Hospice has entered into a partnership with Oasis Premium Drinking Water to raise funds for the care of cancer patients. The hospice, the only of its kind in T&T, is a health care facility for terminally ill patients. And provides pain and symptom control to its patients. Oasis has launched a donation campaign by which persons willing to support can purchase bottles of its water with the pink label or pledge a financial contribution online.

Rembunction has embarked on a Calypso renaissance mission. And in honour of Calypso History Month he has put into full swing his project entitled “Digging in the Kaiso Crates” where he takes past calypso hits and contemporizes them. He says there’s an abundance of “beautiful music that just falls by the wayside” and many young persons are unaware of that aspect of their culture.

The campaign to end child marriages in Trinidad and Tobago isn’t geared towards Hindu marriages alone, it applies to the four marriage acts in T&T. So says Attorney at Law and Womantra Co-Director Khadijah Sinanan. She says in the past ten years over five hundred children have been married in this country with three of those marriages occurring in 2016.

Former National Security Minister has condemned Oropouche East MP Dr. Roodal Moonilal’s recent showing of two pictures in Parliament and labelled the action as “unfortunate, childish and immature”.

The two photographs were allegedly of a Parliamentarian’s children with firearms. Mr. Griffith says there’s a difference between possession of a firearm and familiarization. He says that the TTDF is sometimes charged with the security of public officers and that certain things need to be done to ensure that this is done successfully.

Apart from their physical differences men and women brains are wired (the way cells connect) differently. So says clinical neuropsychologist Dr. Yvette Taylor-Kanarick.

She says men brains are wired front to back whereas women brains are wired left to right. This causes a man act quickly and a woman to be more of a thinker.

Dr. Kanarick has partnered with the Freewoman Foundation which is a NGO designed to help women find workable and doable solutions to life’s issues.

The Caribbean Public Health Agency and the Tourism Development Company have collaborated on a health/tourism programme to respond to health, safety and environmental threats that are impacting tourism. The Inter-American Development Bank Regional Health Programme is a pilot programme that includes the partnership of Trinidad and Tobago and five other regional countries.

The theme of this year’s Calypso History Month is ‘Calypso: The Mother Music.’ Despite the availability of music from different modern mediums Contender says Calypso still has the same effect on persons as it did years ago. And the key to being a good Calypsonian? Black Sage says it reading and keeping up to date with current affairs.

The five Trinidad and Tobago nationals that have been detained in Venezuela are on the 14th day of their hunger strike. This according to spokesperson Umar Abdullah.

Mr. Abdullah said the detained men appeared before a judge four times before and are currently awaiting the ruling of the judge in the matter.

He says the men were initially charged with conspiracy to assassinate the Venezuelan President and to destabilize the government. The charges were however dropped and two new charges were filed: espionage and intent to commit a crime.

Imam Yasin Abu Bakr said when he first heard of the Muslims being detained in Venezuela he contacted a Venezuelan General who later told him that they would be released. Two days later only the women and children returned home.

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