Her Excellency advocates for end to child marriage

January 19, 2017 admin 0

Her Excellency Reema Carmona is the latest official to add her voice to calls to end child marriage. Mrs Carmona, who is a member of the First Ladies Meeting Group which works with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to bring about solutions to issues facing teenage girls, says the legal age for marriage should be changed to the international […More]

Uber’s in Trinidad, But the Government Is Questioning Whether It’s Legal

January 19, 2017 admin 0

Online transportation network company Uber is now in Trinidad and Tobago. But the government of the twin-island republic is looking into whether it can legally operate there. The Uber app was activated in Port of Spain and San Fernando yesterday, three months after the company announced it was heading to Trinidad. The app allows consumers to submit a request for […More]

Tobago to get 18 buses

January 19, 2017 admin 0

Regular users of the public bus service in Tobago can expect to see more buses on the roadways as early as next week. Speaking at a People’s National Movement (PNM) rally in Tobago on Sunday night, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said government acted quickly when it learnt that just two buses were in operation on the island, with the […More]

PM Rowley Highlights Outcome Of 2 Day Government Retreat At Media Conference

January 9, 2017 admin 0

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (GISL) — Upon completion of the two (2) day Government retreat, Prime Minister Dr. Rowley hosted a media conference on January 4 at the Diplomatic Centre, St. Ann’s. During the conference, Prime Minister Rowley stated that the main reason for the retreat was to focus and streamline the development programmes and activities to be undertaken by […More]

JAMAICA CRICKET NEWS: Jamaica Under 17 to play series of practice matches

January 9, 2017 admin 0

Jamaica’s Under 17 football squad is to play a series of matches against parish-select Under-17 teams across the island starting on Thursday as it ramps up preparations for the CONCACAF Under-17 tournament set for Panama in April. According to the Jamaica Football Federation, the games will provide both match practice for the players as well as opportunities to identify any […More]

CRICKET: Johnson Optimistic About 2017 Success

January 9, 2017 admin 0

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (WICB) — Talented, delightful,  charismatic,  smart are just some of the positive adjectives that are used to describe Test batsman Leon Johnson when in full flow at the crease but  for the latter part of 2016,  those descriptions  have not corresponded with him having an outstanding runs aggregate. After topping the charts of the 2015/2016 West Indies Cricket […More]

CRICKET: West Indies Women Cricketer To Undergo Face Surgery After On-Field Collision

January 9, 2017 admin 0

BRISBANE, Australia, Thursday December 29, 2016 – West Indies all-rounder Deandra Dottin will have to undergo face surgery following an on-field collision with a teammate on Tuesday. Dottin collided with Brisbane Heat teammate Laura Harris while attempting to field a ball on the boundary, and had to be stretchered from the field with a suspected concussion in their Women’s Big […More]

CHUTNEY SINGER: ANAND YANKARRAN IS DEAD

January 9, 2017 admin 0

TRINIDAD and Tobago has lost one of its cultural exponents in the form of Anand Yankarran. Yankarran, 51, died of a heart attack at the Couva District Hospital at about 7.30 am yesterday. News of his death sent chutney song lovers, locally and as far as the United States and Canada, into grief. His wife, Vidia, told Newsday yesterday that […More]

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO STEEL PAN: Smaller Greens For Panorama

January 9, 2017 admin 0

If Panorama 2017 comes off, patrons to the Greens can expect a smaller venue. Richard Forteau, Secretary of Pan Trinbago, told Loop the Greens will return but it will be back to its original size. Last year, the Greens was expanded but suffered a loss of many party groups who opted out of the Panorama experience citing security and other […More]

OIL INDUSTRY: Citizens Urged To Support OWTU’s Plan To Strike

January 9, 2017 admin 0

While the management of Petrotrin and T&T’s employers believe that the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union’s (OWTU) threat of a strike is not in the best interest of the country at this time, it has received support from the World Federation of Trade Unions. In a statement on Tuesday, the WFTU expressed its support of the planned strike by the OWTU […More]

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