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Petrotrin retirees to protest Wednesday

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.

Protest march sets off from Ramai Trace

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.

Canaan/Bon Accord residents affected by airport expansion Cry for help

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.

Tabaquite residents protest bad bridge

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.

Judiciary workers embark on second week of protest

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 asked to join Judiciary workers' struggle

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.

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