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President of the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation (TUCO) says the 25% cut in allocations to the National Carnival Commission (NCC), will mean lower prize money for the winner at this year's Dimanche Gras competition and smaller stipends for calypso tent singers. Lutalo Masimba aka Brother Resistance was speaking on Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago was talking about TUCO’s plans for Carnival 2017 today.

Industrial Relations Consultant Trevor Bailey says there is a need for reform in the approach to industrial relations in this Trinidad and Tobago. According to Bailey, both employee and employer have to take the blame because in most cases each party has 90 days to submit a proposal for the period.

The Minister of Housing Randall Mitchell says he will not make a comment on the issue of housing for members of the protective services.

And directed us to speak with the chairman of the Housing Development Corporation.

On Monday members of the fire, prison and police service said they are very upset that government officials have broken their promise to provide homes for them, especially those who live in "red flag areas".

It was previously announced that 10% of all HDC houses would be given to those officers. However according to them this is not being done.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 13:53

Operations Return To Normal At Petrotrin

It's business as usual at state owned Petrotrin on Tuesday as the over three thousand workers are content with the 5 percent salary increase for the period 2011-2014.

The workers had threatened to strike on Monday. Saying they were not getting a fair deal for the 2014-2017 period.

After days of talks, however, with the union, the company and the minister of Labour, the parties agreed on 5% for the 2011-2014 period while talks for 2014-2017 will restart at a later date.

Vice president Human Resources at Petrotrin, Neil Derrick, told C News the plant began functioning at normal capacity last night.

Rishi Harrynanan has this report.

A 46 year old Wallerfield man is the country's second road fatality for the year.

Monday, 09 January 2017 22:06

Ria And Salandy To Be Inducted

Ria Ramnarine and Jiselle Salandy (posthumously) are to be inducted into the International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame.

Monday, 09 January 2017 22:04

Shannon Gomez Road To Recovery

New York City F.C winger, Shannon Gomez is fully recovered from his Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury and ready to resume life in Major League Soccer

Monday, 09 January 2017 21:38

Shahdon Birthday Trick Useless

Not even a hattrick on his 25th birthday from Shahdon Winchester could help to ease the building pressure on Tom Saintfiet as Haiti beat T&T on Sunday to inch closer to the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Monday, 09 January 2017 18:21

Protective Services Voice Frustrations

Are the Protective Services threatening to protest?

When you think about the race to the stage it usually goes hand in hand with Carnival Monday and Tuesday.

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