Communities

TT Cancer Society honours cancer survivors on World Cancer Day 2020

Cancer Survivors and those who have passed from cancer were honoured recently in a moving candle lighting and prayer service hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Cancer Society (TTCS).

The Interfaith Service and candle-lighting ceremony were held on World Cancer Day on 4th February 2020, at the Society’s Dundonald Street location.

The event also marked the start of the 50th Anniversary Year for the TTCS.

Too much red tape made flooding crisis worse

A call is being made to remove every strip of red tape when executing emergency services during a national crisis.

It comes from chairman of the Penal / Debe Regional Corporation, Dr Allen Sammy, as he slammed state agencies for their delay in assisting the thousands affected by recent flooding in parts of south Trinidad.

Unprecedented flooding in the Penal / Debe Regional Corporation has left thousands counting their losses.

Ramdial: PNM failing on crime and services

The prime minister is being advised to stop obsessing over Cambridge Analytica, and instead focus on dealing with the crime scourge in this country.

The advice comes from Couva North MP, Ramona Ramdial.

At a news conference on Wednesday at her constituency offices at Chase Village in Chaguanas, the Couva North MP said she has been bombarded with complaints from constituents about crime and a lack of basic services.

She says the national security minister—and the government overall—have failed citizens on the crime issue.

Local Government Ministry promises greater community security with new Municipal Police heads

The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government has introduced new heads of the Municipal Police Service.

Assistant Commissioner of Municipal Police Brian Headley, and Senior Superintendents Glen Charles and Carlisle Huggins have now taken up the mantle to lead the Municipal Police Service.

The Ministry says that as part of the push forward with the pillar of local government reform to increase the numbers of the Municipal Police Service, these officers will ensure cohesive leadership across all municipalities.