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Parents at Couva West Secondary stage protest

Angry parents of students attending the defunct Couva West Secondary School are demanding that an immediate solution be found to house students.

Parents demonstrated outside the school at Baliser Street on Thursday, after a meeting with Education Minister Anthony Garcia flopped when the minister failed to show.

Junior Panorama Finals this weekend

Thirty two junior steelbands will be vying for championship status in their respective categories, this weekend, at the National Schools Panorama Finals.

The competition takes place on Sunday 26 January, 2020 from 9:00 am, at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain.

The three categories being contested are Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Elite (21 & Under Group).

Finalists were selected after several days of judging at the competitors’ schools, panyards and communities.

Scotia deepens partnership with UWI: Bank commits CAD$375,000 over 5 years

Sco­tia­bank has had a long and ded­i­cat­ed re­la­tion­ship with the Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies (UWI) and, for the past 10 years, has been the lead spon­sor of the UWI an­nu­al Toron­to Ben­e­fit Gala.

Dur­ing this time, the gala has helped award schol­ar­ships to 500 de­serv­ing stu­dents.

Griffith tells recruits: Live for country, not die for country

Be­ware of cor­rup­tion and cor­rupt el­e­ments, in ad­di­tion to the crim­i­nal el­e­ments and stand up against it, as it will keep your in­tegri­ty in­tact as po­lice of­fi­cers.

This was the ad­vice giv­en to the new batch of po­lice of­fi­cers, 100 of them, who grad­u­at­ed from the Po­lice Train­ing Acad­e­my on Wednes­day by Min­is­ter of Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Stu­art Young.

Longdenville man charged with murder

A Longdenville man is expected to appear before a Chaguanas Magistrate today, charged with the murder of Kurt Edwards which occurred on January 18th.

Kosi Jeremiah, 40, of Lamont Street, Longdenville, Chaguanas, was charged with the offence following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore-Paul.

Mr. Edwards, 28, of Longdenville, Chaguanas, was found dead with stab wounds about the body at Lamont Street, in the vicinity of the Longdenville Hindu Temple.

Police arrest eleven following Experience fete

Police charged 11 persons for driving under the influence following the Experience fete at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy last Saturday.

They also issued 35 fixed penalty tickets worth 35,000 dollars to motorists for speed-related offences.

In light of the 10 fatal road traffic accidents already recorded for the year so far, and in recognition of the ongoing carnival season, the police commissioner has mandated increased anti-drunk driving, speed control and general traffic enforcement exercises nationwide.

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