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Trini-born surgeon in UK hailed as hero

A Tri­ni-born sur­geon prac­tis­ing in Eng­land is be­ing hailed as a hero by many for suc­cess­ful­ly re­con­struct­ing the jaw of a 15-year-old girl fol­low­ing a horse-rid­ing ac­ci­dent.

Con­sul­tant Oral & Max­illo­fa­cial sur­geon based at Sheffield Teach­ing Hos­pi­tals and an Hon­orary Se­nior Clin­i­cal Lec­tur­er at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Sheffield, Ri­car­do Mo­hammed-Ali, suc­cess­ful­ly re­con­struct­ed the jaw of Emi­ly Ec­cles when it broke in half in Au­gust.

Cuban artist's stunning portraits of T&T culture

We have often heard of the calypso 'Portrait of Trinidad' by The Mighty Sniper, but one Cuban artist has created multiple portraits of this country because he says Trinidad and Tobago inspires him. 

Cameraman and editor Timothy Chasteau and journalist Peter Christopher recently visited his exhibition of works inspired by this country at the Horizons Art Gallery.

Here's more in this report.

 

Kamla wants answers from Imbert on Clico

The war of words be­tween Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad- Bisses­sar and Fi­nance Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert about the sale of Cli­co poli­cies con­tin­ues with Per­sad-Bisses­sar now claim­ing that since she first raised the is­sue in her Bud­get re­sponse last Fri­day, more al­le­ga­tions have sur­faced.

Sawmillers plan to file injunction against Govt

Log­gers are plan­ning to file an in­junc­tion against the Gov­ern­ment as it moves to of­fer larg­er acreages of prime teak and pine fields to large scale saw millers.

The threat of lit­i­ga­tion comes de­spite as­sur­ances from Agri­cul­ture Min­is­ter Clarence Ramb­harat that the new changes in the dis­tri­b­u­tion of lu­cra­tive teak fields will not trig­ger mas­sive job loss and dec­i­ma­tion of small scale sawmilling op­er­a­tions.

Water taxi 3.30 pm sailing cancelled

The National Infrastructure Development Company Limited (NIDCO) has announced that as a result of the technical issues experienced this morning on the Paria Bullet, the 3:30 pm sailing from Port of Spain has been cancelled.

NIDCO announced that the 4:30 pm and the 5:40 pm sailings will remain as scheduled.

It has apologised for any inconvenience caused.

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