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Police avert planned protests likely to disrupt first day of school

Planned protests to disrupt the first day of school by blocking all major roads leading out to Point Fortin, La Brea and Fyzabad have been averted by police.

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith coordinated a high concentration of police officers in specific areas where roadblocks were planned.

From as early as 3 am, officers set up patrols stymying protesters.

However, in Princes Town parents of pupils attending the Princes Town Presbyterian No 1 and 2 schools, geared up for a press conference at noon today. 

FITUN supports Steelworkers

Trade Union FITUN says it supports the Steel Workers' Union of Trinidad and Tobago in their current advocacy for the reopening of Bids for the sale of the Steel Plant in Point Lisas. 
The union said, “We wish to declare that we stand in total solidarity with our comrades” The steelworkers protested on Tuesday at the Couva Roundabout in a bid to block the sale of the ArcelorMittal steel plant.

Around the world: Businesses in Zimbabwe close their doors

Businesses in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare close its doors as they wait for the results from the presidential election.
Armed soldiers and police are on patrol in the capital city. 
Three people were killed in the city on Wednesday in clashes between the security forces and supporters of opposition leader Nelson Chamisa.
The opposition leader says Monday's elections were rigged to give President Emmerson Mnangagwa victory.
The elections were the first since long-time ruler Robert Mugabe was ousted in November.

6 am protest at Couva Roundabout

Members of the Steel Workers Union of Trinidad & Tobago has signalled its intention to protest at the Couva roundabout from 6 am on Tuesday. The Union says this action results from allegations that the Nu-Iron Unlimited is about to purchase the entire Steel Plant facility formerly known as ArcelorMittal.
Its members say that the company is purchasing the ArcelorMittal Steel Plant for less than the value of the unpaid separation benefits of the former workers.

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