Alrene Graham of the Caribbean Return Nationals Foundation speaks with us about some of the NGOs work. The organisations goal is to help nationals, who have spent time aboard, reintegrate into their various countries and contribute to economic growth and social sector.
Dancer and Choreographer Jill Cato speak with us about the COCO Dance Festival 2017. The COCO Dance Festival will be held at Queen’s Hall from October 27-29. Tickets are available from the Queen’s Hall Box Office (624-1284 ext 1) open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 'Time to Wine' wine shop, Duncan Village San Fernando (652-7594), Shift Dance Company (233-7163 or 332-9561), and from COCO choreographers and dancers. General Admission Tickets are TT$150, Students & Senior Citizens with I.D. - TT$120.
Afra Raymond has been battling corruption in government institutions for several years. He is the former President of the Joint Consultative Council and spoke previously about alleged fraud in the Eden Gardens Complex on various platforms. He spoke to us about the Government’s recent efforts to punish those involved in white-collar crime.
Miss Universe T&T will be staged this weekend at the Banquet and Conference Centre at the Cascadia Hotel and Conference Centre. Thirteen ladies will be vying for the crown and the chance to represent sweet T&T on the international stage we spoke to franchise holder Jenny Douglas.
President of the Automobile Dealers Association Visham Babwah and Vice President of the Association Rondell Feeles speak about the changes for the importation of used vehicles announced in the 2017/2018 budget by Finance Minister Colm Imbert. Imbert announced a 25 percent increase in motor vehicle tax on cars with engines 1599cc to 1999cc on vehicles from October 20. He also announced the removal of incentives on hybrid vehicles above 1599cc.
The 14th annual The UWI SPEC International Half-Marathon takes place October 29 at The UWI SPEC under the theme, All Cancers. Over 1300 local, regional and international athletes will compete for over TT$ 135,000.00 in prizes for this the only traffic free race of its kind in the region. We spoke to Lystra Francis and Nadia James about the event.
The St Dominic's Children’s home was founded in 1871, but it no longer operates as an orphanage. It has aligned its mission and vision to reflect global thought leaders on providing optimal care to vulnerable children via a continuum of care frame work incorporating their own recently developed STEPPERS system.
We spoke to Crystal Hospedales, a Social Worker at St. Dominic's Children's Home, she spoke to us about the “continuum of care.” This is a concept involving a system that guides and tracks patients over time through a comprehensive array of health services spanning all levels and intensity of care.
Former Minister of Energy Kevin Ramnarine speaks to us about the 2017-2018 budget, which was presented by Finance Minister Colm Imbert’s presentation on Monday. Ramnarine stated his belief that the increase in the price of Super and Diesel will encourage people to look to other transport alternatives such as hybrids but believe the Government’s decision to remove the tax exemptions from some hybrid vehicles leaves many in an awkward position.
For the second installment of our four-part series looking at the Licensing of and Operations at Children's Homes in Trinidad and Tobago. Today we look at Staffing of Children's homes. We continue the discussion with the Manager of St. Dominic's Children's Home - Sister Arlene Greenridge.