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The coconut industry in Trinidad and Tobago is slowly dying but the demand for the popular nut continues to grow.

In an attempt to save the industry, the Ministry of Agriculture Land & Fisheries began its Coconut Rehabilitation project in Manzanilla today. As Mahalia Joseph tells us, with the introduction of new farming techniques to farmers along the east coast, it is hoped that the coconut industry in Trinidad and Tobago would be thriving once again.

Over the past year more than 2500 reports of crimes against children were made to the Child Protection Unit.

A report released today said between May 2015 and July 17th this year, there were 2595 reports made to the unit with 520 of them before the courts.

Acting Superintendent of Police Odette Lewis, who is the Head of the Child Protection Unit, said sexual penetration was the most prevalent serious reported crime against children at a rate of 30% of all cases.

Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (“the Authority”) advises that the two Security Check Points which serve the International Departure Gates 1-7 and 8-14 separately, will be relocated and merged into one central position to serve all Gates at the Piarco International Airport. This centralisation of the International Security Check Point will be activated on Wednesday July 27th 2016 at 12 midnight.

The Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (the Authority) notes recent media publications and commentaries with regard to increasing rates for subscription television (pay TV) by local providers and the corresponding concerns expressed by consumers on the proposed rate increases.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 14:14

Legendary guitarist Fitzroy Coleman dies

Trinidadian ace guitarist Fitzroy Coleman has died at the age of 93.

The daughter of TTT hostage Jones P. Madeira, Laura Lee Madeira-Williams, discusses what it was like to live through the 1990 Attempted Coup.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 13:37

News Update for Wednesday July 27th 2016

Reflections on the 1990 attempted coup; Ace guitarist Fitzroy Coleman has died at the age of 93; A call for help is made on behalf of retrenched ArcelorMittal workers; another murder is recorded; regional and sports round-up are among our stories. 

After completing a diploma in fashion design at the Caribbean Academy of Fashion, Danielle Murray was determined to find her niche in the industry. That's what influenced her decision to try her hand at handbags. She says she made a few pieces and was overwhelmed by the response.

With the encouragement of those closest to her, Danielle decided to make even more pieces, this time posting photographs on social media. The rest, as they say is history!

In tonight's instalment of I'm Every Woman, C News reporter Dionne Baptiste, introduces us to Danielle Murray, the creative genius behind Drevait, a local designer brand, which produces limited edition handbags.

Some say the best way to lead is by example and after fishermen recorded poor sales as a result of thousands of dead fish washing up on the coast, some took matters into their own hands by conducting a taste test to prove the fish is safe for consumption.

Government plans to convene a highly technical meeting to discuss the importation of meat and meat products into Trinidad and Tobago to ensure the safety of citizens. This, from the Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh.

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