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As we celebrate Earth Day on this the 22nd of April, the Earth Day Network says this year it is dedicated to spreading awareness about the pollution caused by plastic and the need to eventually end its use.

Head of the Fishermen and Friends of the Sea Gary Aboud says we need to examine the way we live because our choices could profoundly affect our lives and health.

Minister of National Security Edmund Dillon is hoping that closer bi-lateral relations with Venezuela will work towards lowering incidents of local fishermen being arrested and taken by the Guardia Nacional.

Speaking in Cedros while welcoming three fishermen who spent the last two weeks in Venezuela Minister Dillon said these connections will go a long way in ensuring our fishermen are treated fairly.

Holding steadfast to first world standards means giving a first world effort.

Clarence Rambharat, Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries, says a lot of local commentators adopt the first world mantra but fail to see that we are still a developing nation.

Speaking at the Institute of Marine Affairs 40th anniversary celebrations the Senator said one such issue that is not being treated fairly is coastal erosion.

There is an acute shortage of men in the teaching service and the Minister of Education is taking notice.

He says he is concerned about the decreased amount of men taking up the challenge to get into the system and play an important role in changing the lives of our nation's children.

Teachers are being ordered by their representing union to halt all efforts to mark or review School Based Assessments or SBAs.

Lindsay Doodhai told a teacher's retirement function that it is time to retire their pens when it comes to the Caribbean Examination Council's SBA scheme.

The TTUTA president says the CXC is being disrespectful towards teachers needs for extra pay for the extra work.

Single Mother’s Plight For HDC Home

Over 2 years ago, Abra Hillaire had passed her assessment at the Housing Development Corporation and qualified for a home. But today, she is still living in her Prince Street, Port of Spain apartment wondering when or if she will ever get her new home.

The single mother spoke with reporter Ian Wason at her home.

 

And in a response, the HDC told Cnews Ms. Hillaire's application was selected and considered for possible allocation.

However, when Ms. Hillaire was financially assessed she was unable to qualify for a mortgage. Therefore she was advised that she can only be considered for a rental arrangement.

Residents of one gated community in D'Abadie are concerned that erosion along the Mausica River bank is jeopardizing the structure of their sewerage system which at least 100 homes use.

The residents fear that if the banks are destroyed, the sewage system will contaminate the water with faecal matter.

Marie Hull reports.

The Congress of the People is getting tough with members who want to serve in Public Office.

Political Leader Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan told a media conference that members will have to adhere to the policies of the party as they address leadership issues.

Ian Wason has more.

The normal, quiet Sunday morning was interrupted when a man was fatally stabbed by a security officer at KFC.

Eyewitnesses say the deceased was denied entry into the establishment to use the bathroom facilities.

Ian Wason has more.

The group Fishermen and Friends of the Sea is claiming victory after the Appeal Court ruled in its favour, granting the organisation leave to appeal to the Privy Council in its attempt to stop construction of the Toco- Manzanilla Highway.

The Court also granted an injunction pending the hearing of that appeal.

The injunction effectively halts further construction work on the highway with immediate effect.

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