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There are plans to entomb the body of former Prime Minister Patrick Manning at the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity in Port of Spain.

This was confirmed by Minister in the Ministry of the Office of the Prime Minister, Stuart Young, at Thursday's Post Cabinet Media Briefing.

 

Citizens have begun to say their final farewell to the late former Prime Minister Patrick Manning.

The body of the former Prime Minister arrived at the NAPA South Campus for the first of two public viewings at 10am on Thursday. He was led through the streets by a military escort, his casket draped in the national flag and laying on a gun carriage.

The Minister of Public Administration and Communications Maxie Cuffie has announced that National Broadcaster CNMG will be the host station of the State Funeral service for former Prime Minister Patrick Manning.

He said no other camera crews will be allowed inside the Holy Trinity Cathedral on Saturday.

Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi says no official approach has been made to the government concerning renaming of any building or institution after the late former Prime Minister Patrick Manning.

Trinidad and Tobago Police Service wishes to advise the motoring and travelling public that due to the state funeral of the late former Prime Minister, The Honorable Patrick Manning, the following traffic restrictions will be in place on Saturday 9th July, 2016 :-

More than 400 people have signed an online petition calling for the Port of Spain International Waterfront Centre to be renamed after former Prime Minister Patrick Manning.

The petition, which was started on change.org by Leisel Thorne four days ago with a single signature, had 461 supporters by Thursday afternoon.

Ms Thorne said the Waterfront Centre was part of Mr. Manning's vision to change the face of the capital of Trinidad and Tobago. She said the construction was also a part of the overall Vision 2020, a government policy attempting to take Trinidad and Tobago to developed country status.

On Saturday, Member of Parliament for Barataria/San Juan, Dr. Fuad Khan, also called for the Waterfront to be renamed.

Jamaican nationals are not being targeted by Immigration Officers.

Speaking on his return to this country after attending the 37th Regular Meeting of CARICOM, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley once again denied that there is a focus on refusing any particular group from entering Trinidad and Tobago but said there was a need for CARICOM nationals to learn about the rules concerning the process.

Thursday, 07 July 2016 18:44

WORLD SCLERODERMA DAY

As part of Scleroderma Awareness Month, World Scleroderma Day focuses on an autoimmune disorder that is marked by the hardening and thickening of connective tissues about the human body. While this rare disease may not be popularly known to Trinidad and Tobago, experts say the data received suggest that there are at least 150 persons living in this country with the disease. Susan Spence , a co-founder of the Scleroderma Care Foundation, sat down with Marie Hull and told her what it's like living with Scleroderma.

Thursday, 07 July 2016 18:38

JOSH LU’S PARADISE

In this report, we introduce you to Paradise. Yes, we know Trinbago is paradise but as Soyini Grey explains, paradise isn't always what it seems. Paradise by Josh Lu is an exhibition taking place at Medulla Art Gallery in Woodbrook. It's the work of a ceramic artist who has presented a very dark glimpse into our future.

Thursday, 07 July 2016 18:34

BAZOODIE MOVIE:

THE King of Soca is trying to conquer film with a starring role in a new movie called Bazodee. Executive Producer Susanne Bohnet says this film has the potential to do very well internationally, all the signs are there, all she's trying to do is make sure that as many people as possible get to see it. Leeron Brumell reports..

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