Protest march sets off from Ramai Trace

Par­ents, teach­ers and pupils of the Ra­mai Trace Hin­du School have set off on a three-hour protest march from Debe to the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion in San Fer­nan­do to press their de­mands for the im­me­di­ate open­ing of the school. They have been joined by Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Mooni­lal and mem­bers of the com­mu­ni­ty

More than 100 peo­ple be­gan the six-mile jour­ney around 9 am from Ra­mai Trace Junc­tion at the SS Erin Road to the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion's Sut­ton of­fice where they in­tend to drop off a pe­ti­tion signed by more 1,000 stake­hold­ers.

CoP blocks MSJ's 2nd protest march

Im­me­di­ate­ly up­on hear­ing that the po­lice had stopped part two of a mo­tor­cade for re­trenched work­ers, Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith as­sured that full po­lice co­op­er­a­tion will be grant­ed once an ap­pli­ca­tion seek­ing per­mis­sion is made by the Move­ment for So­cial Jus­tice.

In an in­ter­view with Guardian Me­dia, Grif­fith said the Mon­day mo­tor­cade had to be can­celled be­cause prop­er pro­to­cols were not put in place. The mo­tor­cade, or­gan­ised by the MSJ, was sup­posed to start at 7 am at Para­mount head­quar­ters and end in Port-of-Spain.

March against crime in Princes Town

Head of the Hindustan Shiv mandir Pundit Kasheva Gosine has led devotees in a march against crime, saying many crimes in Princes Town go unreported.

The procession marked the start of the Hindu period of Navratri.

Gosine said the nine nights of Bhagwat (prayers) were meant to bring harmony in the community hard hit by crime.

Unions gear up for May Day march & rally in San Fernando tomorrow

The Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) will hold a march and a rally in San Fernando on Tuesday, to celebrate May Day.

May Day, which is also called International Workers' Day in some countries, is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement which occurs every year on May 1st.

JTUM issued the following statement with regard to tomorrow's celebrations.

Women police officers to lead Women's Day march in Port-of-Spain today

Dozens of women police officers will be leading a march through the capital city today.

The lunch-time procession commemorates International Women’s Day observed on March 8th every year.

According to the network of Non-Government Organisations, this year’s theme focuses on rural women and girls.

According to a statement from the network, this year’s march comes at a time of unprecedented global movement for women and girls’ rights, gender equality and justice, sexual harassment, gender-based violence and discrimination.

International Women’s Day: Groups fail to attend Bakr’s march

As the world marked International Women’s Day yesterday, Woodford Square in Port-of-Spain was notably absent of women’s groups who failed to turn out in their numbers to voice their concerns about the violence perpetuated against women and girls.

This was the concern of Jamaat-al-Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu Bakr as he led a group of women and children from the Jamaat on a march through the capital yesterday.

The march took place down Frederick Street then to Independence Square, onto Duncan Street, on to Duke Street and back to Woodford Square.