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Recession, covid19 hint at subdued mid-year review
Posted: Friday, June 12, 2020

Recession, covid19 hint at subdued mid-year review
The Minister is expected to make an appeal to the Parliament, requesting nearly $2.7 billion in additional funds to bolster ministries and public services as the country emerges from a nearly three-month lockdown enforced to mitigate the spread of covid19.

$20.2M vacation bonus for SEA teachers
Minister of Education Anthony Garcia yesterday announced that the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) will take place on August 20. Furthermore, Standard Five teachers who will be called out to prepare the students for this activity, starting from July 20, will be paid stipends to the tune of some $20.2 million - which will effectively be a vacation bonus of sorts.

On the job trainees to get 10 per cent stipend increase

$550,000 in self-help grants for 36 families

US: T&T businesses must comply with sanctions on Venezuela
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau Of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the US Department of State, Julie J Chung made the statement while speaking at the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago (AMCHAM T&T) Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday.

'Stop scorning us please'
VAN BERN SPRINGER is calling on the public not to scorn or discriminate against him and the other 108 people who have recovered from the covid19 virus.

Stranded Trinis to return from Venezuela today
On Wednesday last, Young said 29 nationals are expected to return to TT on a Rutaca Airline which in turn will send 115 Venezuelans from TT back to their homeland.

Seaman threatens to sue State over covid19 border closure

What to do with our statues?
Monuments linked to racism torn down in UK, US...

Black professionals sidelined in pro-sports
Yorke questioned why the majority of the world's highest-ranked leagues did not feature more black coaches and managerial staff. He believes blacks are being stereotyped and unjustly treated while "other high-profile figures get fast-tracked into management".

Pan Ramajay is back after 16 years
When the competition began in 1989 it was done to create a competition outside of Panorama and the Steelpan Music Festival. Fernandes Vat19 Fonclaire and the Samaroo Jets jointly won the first Pan Ramajay. The competition stopped in 2004 because there was insufficient funding to host it properly

Law Association says death threats to judge 'extremely disturbing'
The Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT) said it has noted with deep concern reports of what it perceives to be several threats against the life of a High Court judge.

Carnival booths, stands to be taken down from Monday
At about 12.45 pm, fire and emergency services were told about a fire which started in one of the booths. Officers responded and put out the blaze but not before six booths were destroyed and others damaged, resulting in $70,000 in losses.

NCRHA CEO to sue Facebook user for tent rental allegations
The CEO of the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA), Davlin Thomas, has instructed his attorneys to take legal action against a Facebook user whom he accused of defaming him.

Political activist wants info on Govt, NCB Global Finance deals
SOCIAL and political activist Ravi Balgobin Maharaj wants information on Government's financial arrangements with NCB Global Finance, whose chief executive officer is the brother of National Security Minister Stuart Young.

Mark: Rhoda Bharath getting $20,000 a month for 'damage control'
He said she was recruited without advertisement "to do damage control" as they claim. He reported according to the agreement before him, Bharath was receiving $750 per hour, is allowed to work for 20 hours a month and any work exceeding 20 hours will be charged at an hourly rate of $750.

Culture minister, artistes mourn local dancehall artiste K Lion
It is believed Thomas died after suffering a heart attack in Miami, Florida in the US. No other official information was provided.

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