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Pump more $$ into WASA
Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Duke's solution to water woes: Pump more $$ into WASA
He said the authority needs money and support from the government to move forward, and its workers do not have the resources they need.

Duke: WASA workers not unproductive
Public Services Association (PSA) president Watson Duke has slammed criticisms that water provider WASA is unwieldy, management-heavy and unproductive, arguing that more people are getting water today "than ever in the history of this country".

Duke vows WASA workers will 'take action'
"WASA has been stable for the last 11 years since I have been President… no shutting down, no antagonism. When the workers speak it is only for a just cause. It (WASA) has all been managed carefully. We have found the management at WASA to be efficient. They have just not been supported by the politicians."

WASA staff levels 'unacceptably high'
Cabinet subcommittee finds 'inefficiencies at all levels' in WASA...

Rowley praises govt of India, African Union

T&T to explore new possibilities with China
Both leaders discussed the advancement of a range of initiatives derived from Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley's inaugural visit to China in 2018, as well as exploring other possibilities.

Get your Yellow Fever Vaccine now - The virus is in T&T
"We have gone down to 89.2 per cent with regards to yellow fever, and we're calling on parents in particular to take your children to the health centres just to be vaccinated to ensure our coverage gets back up to that 95 per cent," Parasram said.

Locusts plague Moruga
RESIDENTS of Moruga are hoping authorities would intervene as they currently face a locust invasion in the area.

T&T to get COVAX rollout info within days
According to Chief Medical Officer, Dr Roshan Parasram – the number of two-dose Astrazeneca vaccines will vary between 108,000 and 117,000.

PAHO reports 78 million vaccinated for covid19 in Americas

Covid19 cases down to 120
There have been a total of 7,690 reported covid19 cases in TT to date.

Rajkumari makes it home
After more than a year of craving sunshine, 70-year-old stranded national Rajkumari Seeratan has returned to Trinidad and Tobago.

State witnesses worry about safety
Data from the T&T Police Service's (TTPS) Crime and Problem Analysis Branch shows that four state witnesses were murdered between 2011 to 2020.

Codrington wins Girl Power pan contest
The global finale, produced by Steelpan Authority Woman and Steelpan Authority Music, was held on February 10, on and and featured contestants in four categories: soloist, duet, trio and quartet.

The last Rum Shop keeper
Mr Chong Ling's shop is worth waiting for, because you can get a potent drink for less than the cost of a bottled water. You can also get sugar and rice by the pound, cheese by the slice and credit, if you not a 'bad-pay' customer.

Businesses forced to turn to black market for US$
Several business owners told the Business Guardian that if US was required it could be purchased off market at between TT$7.50 to $8.50 for US$1.

Cops make massive drug bust in Sangre Grande
Eastern Division police made a huge bust yesterday afternoon with the seizure of over 134 kilogrammes of marijuana, 10 kilogrammes of cocaine, and over 190 rounds of assorted ammunition.

'Help me feed my children' - pleads mom of wounded infant
Lavine, who lives in Chaguanas, said she wants to give her sons a better life and is willing to find work to care for them. "But right now I don't want to leave the younger one who is in hospital and I can't afford to buy food for them every day. It is hard," she said.

Teens rob Venezuelan national in PoS
One of the suspects asked if the victim was a Venezuelan, before pulling out a firearm. He then demanded that he handed over his cell phone and wallet. The victim became fearful and handed over his Samsung j7 pro cell phone, and his wallet containing TT$90.

Two teens among three charged with attempted murder
The trio was detained for the shooting of Roger Meloney. The victim was said to be taking a bath on February 8, 2021, when a gunman shot him four times. Meloney was taken to the hospital where he was treated and subsequently discharged.

Businessman foils robbery attempt, shoots would-be robber
The incident took place around 1:15pm yesterday at a restaurant along Frederick Street. Police were told that the suspect entered the establishment brandishing what appeared to be a firearm.

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