More protest action from TTUTA coming

Ten days after they staged a peaceful protest in Port-of-Spain, the Trinidad And Tobago Unified Teachers Association is again calling on teachers to come out in their numbers on November 5th, to demonstrate in a similar manner in San Fernando.

The unanimous vote was taken during an emergency meeting of TTUTA’s General Council last evening.

The meeting was held eight days after hundreds of teachers heeded the call by TTUTA to march through the streets of the capital city, to protest stalled wage negotiations.

Protests over sewer problem in Sando settlement

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.

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.