A health hazard is looming at Picton Settlement, in south Trinidad as raw sewage continues to flow down the main street near residents’ homes causing children and pensioners to fall sick.
The residents moved into the settlement four years ago after giving up their homes and lands to facilitate the construction of the Solomon Hochoy Highway extension.
Retirees of Petrotrin are planning to protest outside of the now-defunct company's refinery on Wednesday.
A statement from the Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU) says the retirees intend to stage the protest due to what they deem the government's failure to pay retroactive pension and increase for period 2011-2014 and 2014-2017 as mandated by the court.
Petrotrin was shut down in November 2018 and replaced by three companies - Heritage Petroleum Company, Paria Fuel Trading Company and Guaracara Refining Company.
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.