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Gate changes not cast in stone
Posted: Saturday, August 6, 2016

Arima Mayor happy for First Peoples to get land
Arima Mayor George Hadeed paid kudos to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley for his decision to grant the First Nation Peoples their deed to the lands on Blanchisseuse Road, Arima.

Sir Hilary gives Gate reforms stamp of approval
University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles says they are in full support of Government's decision to make changes to the administration of the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (Gate) programme.

Gate changes not cast in stone
Education Minister Anthony Garcia yesterday left the door open as to whether Government may yet change its mind about stopping Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (Gate) funding to people 50 and over.

'Triple the cost to send medical students to Grenada'
IT cost three times as much money to fund a medical student at St George's University in Grenada than at The University of the West Indies (UWI). And many of the students opt to take their expertise to the United States instead of returning to Trinidad and Tobago to work.

Karim: Former govt tightened GATE programme, retrieved $50m

Hinds: Mix-up delayed backpay for PTSC workers

7 Zika cases confirmed
As T&T remains on heightened alert against Zika, it has been discovered that the virus can also present itself as the Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS), a rapid-onset muscle weakness caused by the immune system damaging the peripheral nervous system.

No Microcephaly baby in TT
MEDICAL Director at the Mt Hope Women's Hospital in the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex Dr Karen Sohan, has confirmed that no baby has been born with microcephaly in Trinidad and Tobago.

Gynaecologist: Fear of birth defect causing women to abort
AT least four pregnant women have either undergone an abortion or are contemplating abortion as a result of being diagnosed with the Zika virus. According to gynaecologist Dr Sherene Kalloo, women who had Zika during their pregnancy were traumatised and suffered sleepless nights for fear of what cou

Over 300 homeless in capital city
Port-of-Spain Mayor Keron Valentine says there were over 300 homeless people in Port-of-Spain but dealing with that issue was not part of the corporation's core function.

Two fought before teacher slain
No one knows what happened in the hours dance teacher Ardia Yearwood-Marchan and her husband Peter Marchan were found burnt beyond recognition in a pick-up truck along a lonely road in Fyzabad on Wednesday.

Cop to be charged for robbing family
A SPECIAL Reserve Police constable who allegedly robbed a family of $135,000 in cash and other items, including a car, while wearing his police uniform is expected to appear before an Arima magistrate on Monday, charged with robbery with violence.

Man accused of killing cop walks free
As a senior magistrate freed the man charged with the murder of Police Constable Anil Persad who was shot in the forest during a police exercise, she heavily criticised the police evidence in the matter.

CTTRC workers, contractor held in bribery sting
Two corruption probes into operations at the Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation (CTTRC) intensified yesterday when officers from the Central Division police and Fraud Squad arrested a Fyzabad contractor and several corporation employees.

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