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City of smoke
Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014

City of smoke

At least 12 fires, burning out of control yesterday amid mounds of rubbish in the Beetham Landfill caused clouds of smoke to blanket the entire city

Citizens forced to flee capital

...Thick smoke closes schools

Toxins can lead to health woes
Environmentalist Marc de Verteuil said yesterday that dioxins from burning plastic in landfill sites are some of the nastiest toxins.

Griffith: Beetham fires not arson
not caused by residents protesting a police shooting of one of their neighbours

Security beefed up after 12 'unplanned' landfill fires

Traffic flows freely
Despite threats of protest action...

$644m SECRET
Rowley reveals Govt facing multi-million claim in US for smelter cancellation; AG says matter subjudice

AG's response
US$100 million (TT$644 million) arbitration in the United States as a result of the cancellation of the smelter contract

Jattan: I owned company
Drug bust saga continues

Opposition says no to changes in Constitution
Not prepared to support any rushed measure in Parliament

'Suspend all payment'
$.8m settlement for ex-CEO of National Quarries

Prakash acting PM

Boy, 16, critical as dump truck rams school bus
A 16-year-old school boy remains in a critical condition while 16 other students were injured after a loaded dump truck collided with a school bus yesterday

60 more staff as Customs beefs up
Sixty new appointments have been made to Customs and Excise to mitigate the current manpower shortage at the Division, Finance Minister Larry Howai has said.

The journey of Michael Anthony

San Fernando Teaching Hospital to open February 6

Fashion brings in $25m a year—PM
Fashion is one of the Government's seven development pillars to diversify the economy away from energy was close to becoming a reality

T&T student jumps to death in NY
An aspiring Trinidadian teenage artiste yesterday made headlines in the international media after jumping stark naked to his death from the top of a building at New York University (NYU)

Contract row may cause body pile-up at Forensic
They do not include medical coverage or allowances for continuing medical education

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