The Maxi-Taxi Association of School Transport Concessionaires has warned parents that if the government fails to pay school maxi-taxi drivers $15 million owed to them, they are the ones who may soon have to dish out additional dollars to transport their children to school.
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.
Property owners affected by the 53-acre ANR Robinson International Airport project will be paupers by November and not even the Government or the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) can help.
Government said the project will begin in November.
Rhonda Hackett, chairman of the Provide Equivalent Equitable Compensation for Everyone (PEECE) Movement said residents are not against the project, they simply want to know how and when they will be relocated and compensated.
Frustrated over a dangerous rickety wooden bridge in their community, residents of Piparo Road, Tabaquite yesterday held a fiery protest calling for a new bridge.
Shouting “we want we bridge fix right now,” the residents with placards burned debris and gathered at the Piparo Road bridge.
The road is the main access point to and from their community. They complained that on numerous occasions, residents’ feet have gone through gaping holes in the bridge causing them injuries while vehicles have been damaged.
The Public Service Association (PSA) has started its second week of protests over proposed restructuring within the Judiciary.
PSA President Watson Duke on Monday joined almost two dozen Judiciary workers who stayed away from work and chose to protest on the steps of the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain.
Armed with a portable loudspeaker and dressed in black robes, reminiscent of those worn by members of the clergy, Duke led the group in a series of prayer sessions which took place every hour until 2 pm.
Judges and magistrates have been invited to join with their judicial support staff to protest impending restructuring within the Judiciary.
Opposition Senator Gerald Ramdeen made the call during an impromptu speech to scores of Judiciary workers who gathered on the steps of the Hall of Justice, Port-of-Spain, to continue their protest around midday yesterday.