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Empowering Girls in ICT

The Girls in ICT initiative of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is a global effort to raise awareness on empowering and encouraging girls and young women to consider studies and careers in ICTs. Kondwani Applewhite spoke to Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago host Ria Roopchandsingh about the initiative, which is used to celebrate and commemorate the International Girls in ICT Day on the fourth Thursday of every April as established by the ITU membership.

Hanif Benjamin from the Centre for Human Development has added his voice to the on-going discussion to have the lunch hour at schools reduced to 30 minutes.

Speaking on Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago today Benjamin said if the change is allowed to take place it may make the issue of school violence worse.

The European Film Festival (EFF) began in Trinidad and Tobago in 1996. Today Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago host Ria Roopchandsingh spoke with Karen Sheppard, the Press and Information Officer of the Delegation of the EU to Trinidad and Tobago, and Carla Hobbs about the festival which several films from the European Union (EU). This year some films from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom will be shown.

Although citizens have been presented with an exhaustive list, they can only submit information that they possess when returning the Valuation Return Forms. This from Valuation Surveyor Dr. Sunil Lalloo. Dr. Lalloo stressed however that the valuation forms must be returned as there are penalties attached to not doing so.
 
As to why residential valuations are being done before commercial ones, Dr. Lalloo says valuating commercial properties requires the use of a significant amount of resources so it may be more practical to begin with residential properties.
 

Attorney At Law Fareed Ali says the changes to the rules in the Criminal Justice System could have a positive impact by speeding up the administration of justice. He spoke to Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago host Ria Roopchandsingh explain his position on the changes.

Members of the Point Fortin Borough Corporation discuss plans for the celebration of the 37th Anniversary of the Point Fortin as a Borough. Mayor Abdon Mason and Councillor Reynold Carrington spoke to Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago host Ria Roopchandsingh to give some insight into the celebration.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Khalifa St Fort had a big performance at this year’s FLOW CARIFTA Games over the Easter weekend taking gold in the Girls Under-20 100m and 200m. She is also set to represent Trinidad and Tobago at this weekend’s IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas. C Sports Kent Fuentes spoke to St Fort about her successes and future in this extended interview for Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago.

Dave Elliott and Jared Prima discuss plans for the first ever Tobago Jazz Film Festival - a celebration of music and Tobago through film, which will be launched on 21 April 2017, as part of the Tobago Jazz Experience. Elliott spoke about his film “The Resort” and Prima gave host Ria Roopchandsingh some insight into the film Redman.

Financial Analyst and Tobago Resident David Walker wants to know why government took so long to act on the issues surrounding the Superfast Galicia. Speaking on Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago he said the public should know why the contract for such a crucial service was handled in this manner.

Director of the Centre for Human Development Hanif Benjamin says he agrees with the recent to report that the nation’s schools are breeding criminals. Speaking to Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago host Ria Roopchandsingh this morning Benjamin explained our schools are not focused on producing the best outcomes for students.

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