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85 truckloads of garbage removed from city drains

Do not dis­pose of waste in the na­tion’s drains and rivers. This was the ap­peal made by Deputy May­or of Port-of-Spain Hillan More­an yes­ter­day as he point­ed to the clogged un­der­ground drains that emp­ty in­to the East Dry Riv­er.

Not­ing the sty­ro­foam con­tain­ers and soft-drink bot­tles which spilt out of the drain in­to the riv­er yes­ter­day, More­an said: “We are see­ing one of the rea­sons why our rivers are so dirty.

Kamla on FOIA: Amendments obscene, no support from Opposition

A mass ap­peal by at least 30 pri­vate bod­ies, in­clud­ing the Law As­so­ci­a­tion of T&T (LATT) is try­ing to force the Gov­ern­ment to with­draw the Clause 7 amend­ment to the Free­dom of In­for­ma­tion Act (FOIA).

The LATT, in a me­dia re­lease yes­ter­day, said it sup­port­ed the call for pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion on the pro­posed amend­ments to the FOIA.

"The FOIA has be­come a cor­ner­stone in civ­il so­ci­ety’s ef­fort to hold pub­lic au­thor­i­ties to ac­count.

Venezuelan migrants rush to Tobago as deadline approaches

With one week to go be­fore the dead­line for reg­is­tra­tion, over 200 Venezue­lans braved the in­clement weath­er in To­ba­go yes­ter­day and turned up at the Car­o­line Build­ing Reg­is­tra­tion Cen­tre in Scar­bor­ough, To­ba­go, in an at­tempt to get away from the long lines at the two lo­ca­tions in Trinidad.

This is the first time To­ba­go has seen such an in­flux, since the reg­is­tra­tion process com­menced nine days ago.Since the start of the reg­is­tra­tion process, To­ba­go has not seen any fig­ures ex­ceed­ing 40 mi­grants on a dai­ly ba­sis.

Venezue­lan mi­grants ap­peal to Gov­ern­ment: Extend registration deadline

With the end of the reg­is­tra­tion pe­ri­od draw­ing close and the mi­grant num­bers in­creas­ing, Venezue­lans are ap­peal­ing to the Gov­ern­ment to ex­tend the dead­line.

The ap­peal came as hun­dreds of Venezue­lans, many with their ba­bies and chil­dren, con­verge dai­ly out­side of Achie­vor’s Ban­quet Hall in Dun­can Vil­lage, San Fer­nan­do for hours, hop­ing to be reg­is­tered.

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