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An investigation has begun into suspected arson at the Cunupia High School over the weekend; which is alleged to have been carried out by disgruntled students. According to reports a group of pupils allegedly crossed through a wire fence and broke into the principal's office as they attempted to search for a phone that was seized by teachers last week.

Campaigning for Local Government Elections gets underway on Monday night; that as political parties gear up for the November 28th poll. 

A man from Barataria is expected to appear at the Port of Spain Magistrates court on Monday morning in relation to the July robbery of over $1.5 million from the Mausica branch of Pricesmart Limited. 

Sunday, 23 October 2016 21:24

Magical Victory Sets Record

The Indar family enjoyed a magical day at Santa Rosa Park as father and son entered the winners' circle in the two featured events on the day.

First, it was dad Rupert Indar Senior, who made the trip after Cactus Treasure strolled home in the Stud Farm Association's Breeders' stakes over 1,200 metres.

Sunday, 23 October 2016 21:17

Footballer Sean Narcis Eye Surgery

Defence force veteran footballer Sean Narcis is in the hospital facing an uncertain future on whether or not he will have the use of his left eye following a vehicular accident.

Mere hours after scoring in the defence force's 3-2 loss to Club Sando on Friday night, the 31-year-old lance corporal underwent emergency surgery to his left eye at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt. Hope.

It followed the accident which occurred on the Uriah Butler highway in the vicinity of the Divali Nagar site around three in the morning.

Indications are that there are no major injuries to the rest of his body, but all the concern is with his head and the left eye, which could end his playing career rather abruptly.

Details are still sketchy about what caused the accident that left his Kia SUV badly damaged.

Sunday, 23 October 2016 21:11

NALIS 10th Annual Celebrity Tale-a-thon

The rain came down just before 3pm on Sunday afternoon, minutes before the story telling began.

However, that didn't deter the young and the old from coming in, sitting back, relaxing and enjoying stories being told to them by a few people, including the Minister of Communication Maxie Cuffie.

This event marks the launch of Library Week here in Trinidad and Tobago. The minister announced as part of the plans to encourage reading, the reopening of the Maloney Library. The institution was closed on January 22nd, 2012 to undergo an upgrade.

Minister Cuffie told us the library has an important role to play, despite the advent of the internet.

The event was held at the National Library in Port-of-Spain.

At the Nelson Mandela Park in Port of Spain, over one thousand persons came together to raise awareness for persons living with the chromosomal disorder of Down syndrome.

The Buddy Walk was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to observe Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October.

However, 22 years later president of the Down Syndrome Family Network Glen Niles said more needs to be done to include children living with Down Syndrome, into that nation's schools to allow for growth.

He said children living with the disorder would be assessed before entering the public school system. There are over 300 families registered with the Down Syndrome Family Network.

Over 250 Buddy Walks took place around the world on Sunday.

In less than one week members of the Hindu community, along with other countries around the world, observe Divali: The festival of lights.
 
On Saturday, at the Office of the President's Divali Celebration, President Anthony Carmona thanked the Hindu community for keeping their traditions alive, noting the impact on this country.
 
Commenting on the Ramleela celebrations this year, President Carmona expressed his disappointment in people of the Port-of-Spain for not 'venturing past the lighthouse' to learn of the rich culture of this country.
 
The story of Ramleea speaks to Lord Rama's conquest over King Ravana in an epic battle of good over evil. 
 
Divali will be observed in Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday, October 29th.

The Government is addressing the National Poverty Report.

It follows a recent report, which stated that one in five people or 20% of the population in this country are living below the poverty line.

Last Sunday the National Report for Trinidad and Tobago Civil Society's Review of the Pro­gress Towards the Millennium Development Goals was made public. It also showed 8 to 11 percent of people are reported to be undernourished, despite this coun­try's high-income status.

Minister of Communication Maxie Cuffie says the report is now before the cabinet and the government is looking at ways of eradicating poverty.

Sunday, 23 October 2016 20:37

MSJ Want Status Updates On Police Killings

Making reference to the incident in San Fernando where officers allegedly shot dead Adel Gilbert in front of his relatives; the movement's political leader said there could be a serious loss of confidence in the police if all information is not made public.

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