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No more take home laptops
Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2016

No more take home laptops for students

PUPILS who enter secondary school, for the first time as First Formers in the new term in September, will not be given a personal laptop as was the case when the People's Partnership (PP) was in power. Instead, each school will receive 100 laptops which will stay on-site for use equally by all students of Forms I and II, Education Minister Anthony Garcia revealed yesterday at a news briefing at his St Clair-based Ministry.

Kamla: A backward step
The decision to discontinue the laptop programme is a retrograde step by the Government says, Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar. Under the People's Partnership government led by Persad-Bissessar, every pupil entering secondary school was given a laptop which they were allowed to take home.

Tim calls it 'betrayal'

Valentine rejected in Local Govt screening
Port-of-Spain Mayor Keron Valentine and leader of business in the Port-of-Spain City Council, Jennel Young, are among seven incumbent city councillors out of the PNM's Local Government race following screening of nominees on Thursday.

Govt's $1m 'embarrassing'

...Fishermen: $1M not enough

CEPEP goes to Local Government
THE Community Based Environmental Protection and Enhancement Programme (CEPEP) has been reassigned yet again.

Local Govt minister vows: I will bring back sanity to CEPEP

Moonilal slams CEPEP move

Dog pound shut down for good
Only one stray dog was seen lingering around the south city yesterday following the permanent closure of the San Fernando pound by Mayor Kazim Hosein.

Lawyer: Belize gay rights ruling affects TT law
"This means that other jurisdictions can use this case to assist them in deciding like cases before them and would not without good legal reasoning depart from it."

Division heads on crime: We're trying our best
With both Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and National Security Minister Edmund Dillon upping the pressure on the police service to bring rising crime, in particular murders, under control over the last 24 hours, the T&T Guardian yesterday posed several questions to the divisional heads on the issue.

Let the PM judge me
NATIONAL Security Minister Edmund Dillon yesterday refused to rate his performance as minister in the face of rampant crimes and a spiralling murder rate, saying that any appraisal of his performance must be done by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley as head of the government and also as chairman of the National Security Council.

Teen dies after Tunapuna shooting

6 held as cops search for Cyon's killer
A 17-YEAR-OLD youth has been detained in connection with a series of shootings in La Romaine.

Driver seeks police protection
PH-driver Marlon Lynch, who claims he is wrongfully accused of the murder of nine-year-old Cyon Paul, says he will not rest until Paul's real killer is found.

Workers robbed of over $.2m
TWO employees of a Penal business were robbed of $215,000 during a hold-up yesterday. The employees, a man and a woman, had minutes earlier left a banking institution and were returning to the business place in San Francique, when the incident occurred.

Cops probe child's death
Police are currently investigating the report of 19-month-old Malick Samuel, who died as a result of blunt force trauma.

3 injured in fight at St Michael's
Is construction work at St Michael's Rehabilitation Centre for Boys, in Diego Martin, causing overcrowding at the facility which, in turn, is leading to an increase in violence at the centre?

Guilty of robbery: homeless men happy for prison sentence

Charged for sex with teen daughter
A MAN charged with unlawfully having sex with his 14-year-old daughter has been prohibited from having any contact with her, including through social media.

Villagers rescue PH driver after bloody hijacking
The luck of the stars was with a 22-year-old PH taxi driver yesterday, after he survived being tied up, beaten, stabbed and being thrown off a cliff in a forested area at the Heights of Aripo.

Taxi driver charged with robbing passengers
A TAXI OPERATOR who together with other persons, allegedly robbed three passengers on Tuesday of cash and personal items appeared before a San Fernando magistrate yesterday.

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