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Camille urges supporters to give PNM win at polls

“Knock on every door and get every vote out!”

That was the com­mand from PNM la­dy Vice-Chair­man Camille Robin­son-Reg­is to the sea-of red-clad PN­Mites who showed up for Sun­day’s par­ty con­ven­tion and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment cam­paign launch.

“Call out every ounce of pas­sion and strength!” she ap­pealed. “We need to en­sure we get it done!”

Themed Get­ting It Done! the PNM yes­ter­day re­leased its cam­paign song at the Queen’s Park Sa­van­nah which at­tract­ed a large crowd from all con­stituen­cies, in­clud­ing youth del­e­gates.

Kamla promises a brighter future for T&T

In what ap­peared to be more of a gen­er­al elec­tion cam­paign rather than a lo­cal gov­ern­ment ral­ly, Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress po­lit­i­cal leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar dished out a list of promis­es if her par­ty re­turns to pow­er.

Hundreds turn out for UNC rally

Hun­dreds flocked to at­tend the UNC’s Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment launch on Sunday at the car park of the UNC’s Cou­va South Con­stituen­cy of­fices at Cam­den Road, Cou­va. The crowd was not as mas­sive as in the days of Kam­la-ma­nia pri­or to the 2010 gen­er­al elec­tion but was con­sid­er­ably dif­fer­ent since there was a large gath­er­ing of Afro-T&T sup­port­ers and Venezue­lan na­tion­als don­ning UNC T-shirts who came out to sup­port can­di­dates from north and south Trinidad.

Former energy minister hits back at PM

Former energy minister Kevin Ramnarine has hit back at Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley denying that he lied to the nation about the curtailment of natural gas between 2011 and 2014.    

At a meeting in Siparia on Thursday, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley told supporters at Thick Village Community Centre that Ramnarine, during his tenure as the energy minister, had lied to the population.

Primary School Principals' Association: Unfair to supervise students outside school hours

Primary school principals are saying it's unfair to expect principals and teachers to supervise children outside of school hours and are therefore calling on the education ministry to pay school monitors for that purpose.

The National Primary School principals' association's call comes after an incident at the San Fernando Boys RC school where a student's skull was sliced by another student who was using a sharp object that came from a pencil sharpener.

The education minister said an investigation has been launched.

San Juan woman missing

The TTPS is seeking the public's assistance in locating 26-year-old. Tamar Frederick 

Frederick was last seen at her Sunshine Avenue, San Juan home around 9:30 am on November 6th.

Anyone with information can call 999, 555, 911 or report via the TTPS App.

34 Venezuelans stopped on vessel by Coast Guard

The Coast Guard has intercepted a boat on the way to Trinidad with 34 Venezuelans on board.

A statement issued Friday said that at 12:14 am Thursday, they intercepted a pirogue named ‘DON CIRILO’ registration no. ARSI 3715 north-west of Carrera Island.

Aboard were 34 Venezuelan nationals comprising, 16 males, 12 females, three children and three babies.

The vessel and its occupants were taken to the Coast Guard headquarters, Staubles Bay, Chaguaramas where further searches were conducted resulting in the discovery of 50 blocks of cheese and one sack of avocadoes.

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