Gunmen climbed onto rooftops of the Plannings at Upper and Lower Nelson Street and were firing off "warning/message" gunshots at each other on Wednesday morning, when five stray bullets ended up penetrating a classroom at the South East Port of Spain Secondary School.
One of the bullets ricocheted and grazed a female teacher on the hand, while another bullet went just over the head of a pupil while he was sitting his end of term examination. The bullet missed his head by mere centimetres.
President of the Maxi-Taxi School Transport Concessionaires, Rodney Ramlogan, says their protest action has nothing to do with politics.
Rodney Ramlogan says they protested when they weren't getting a fair deal from the People's Partnership, and their recent protest has nothing to do with the fact that the PNM is now in office.
He states the drivers have been providing a service for 28 years, and want to continue to do so, but they must be paid on time, for the work they are doing.
The new executive of the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) will be sworn in today.
Antonia De Freitas was elected as TTUTA's president on October 22nd.
This is the first time a woman has been elected to the lead the organization.
She won with 3,623 votes, which was 297 more than the other presidential candidate Nirmala Chinebas-Dindial.
De Freitas was officially installed and presented with her instrument of appointment this morning, at TTUTA's head office in Curepe.
Stop the “kicksing” in Parliament!
Robert Farrier has resigned as president of the T&T Cycling Federation. In a letter obtained by CNC3 Sports, Farrier said he resigned the post with immediate effect, citing "the level of volunteerism needed to lead, drive and propel the TTCF, and the sport further can no longer be sustained due to my other commitments."
Below is a copy of Farrier's resignation letter.
T&T President Paula-Mae Weekes will stand to collect a pension of $1.4m annually under Government’s proposed pension amendments, UNC Senator Wade Mark said yesterday.
He said the Opposition had calculated the benefits to be accrued under the pension amendment proposed by Government for increased pensions for the Prime Minister, President, judges and legislators.
Abuse of the elderly is an appalling, but unfortunately, pervasive violation of human rights and dignity.
So said President Paula-Mae Weekes in a message in observance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day seeks to highlight the injustices often meted out to older persons worldwide in the form of physical, financial, psychological, and even sexual abuse.
President Paula--Mae Weekes believes that this country’s national identity and ethos have been fortified by the enduring Islamic tenets of peace, forgiveness and tolerance.
The President spoke to this country’s multi-religious and multi- cultura; identity in her message to the country on the observance of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Her message reads:
On the sighting of the new crescent moon, I bring greetings to the members of the Muslim community as they celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr and the end of the holy month of Ramadan.