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Tuesday, 19 June 2018 18:42

JTUM Gives Gov’t Failing Grade

The Joint Trade Union Movement has declared September 7th a day of Rest and Reflection, after giving the government a failing grade during the Labour Day Celebrations in Fyzabad.

Ian Wason brought back this report.

The National Trade Union Centre of Trinidad and Tobago (NATUC) celebrated Labour Day with a march in Tobago.

The walk started at Shaw Park and was led by NATUC President - President of the Public Service Association Watson Duke along with other union leaders and their members.

Deputy Political Leader of the United National Congress Jerlean John is questioning why an 11 page document, complete with headshots, name, alias, home address and position of Rasta City gang members was circulated on social media last week.

T&T’s culinary team for the annual Taste of the Caribbean competition in Miami is all set to conquer once again having won the competition back in 2016.

The team got a last chance to practice and showcase their abilities on Monday evening in Woodbrook and are hoping that this country's unique fusion of tastes works for us again.

If you love yoga you would have loved the annual 108 Surya Namaskars event at the Divali Nagar site on Tuesday morning.

The Yoga Meditation Society of Trinidad and Tobago hosted the second such event in commemoration of the International Day of Yoga 2018.

The event saw over 80 people performing Sun Salutations to the sun god, Surya Deva.

Cherrylene Lewis brought back this report.

President Paula Mae Weekes is encouraging continued collaboration among all arms of society to improve the lives of our people.

This as she urges citizens, in her Labour Day message to the nation, to contribute in some way to forging an environment that is conducive to productivity and development.

Dionne Baptiste reports.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 17:01

Caroni Central MP Holds Anti-crime March

While Labour Unions were marching in Fyzabad, the Member of Parliament for Caroni Central, Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie, held an anti crime march to protest against crime and criminality in his constituency.

This march against crime was supported by the Chaguanas Mayor, Gopaul Boodan, and Tabaquite MP Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan.

Cherrylene Lewis has the details.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 15:06

Labour Day Tradition

Labour Day in Trinidad and Tobago was declared an annual national holiday in 1973. It's the anniversary of the day of the Butler Oilfield Riots which took place in 1937.

Trade Unions braved the rains and filled the streets of Fyzabad on Tuesday morning to commemorate Tubal Uriah "Buzz" Butler's work for the improvement of the working class.

Many of the union leaders used the opportunity to express their dissatisfaction with the way workers are currently treated in this country.

More from Mahalia Joseph-Wharton.

The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government is preparing for the Rainy Season at each of its fourteen Municipal Corporations.

The US Embassy has donated two rescue dinghies to the Penal/Debe Regional Corporation.

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