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WASA cracks down on overtime
Posted: Thursday, April 1, 2021

WASA cracks down on overtime from today
One month after it was revealed that the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) had paid a whopping $468.3 million in overtime during 2016 to 2020, some of which was not actually earned by those who received the payments, an internal memo has been issued to managers that from today (April 1), a Commuted Overtime Log Form must be completed and submitted electronically on a monthly basis in order for the continuation of this payment.

MoWT: Driver's permits, licenses, badges extended again

200 workers on breadline as TSTT cuts DirecOne deal
Some 200 DirecOne workers are now said to be facing the breadline following a decision by the majority State-owned Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) to end its contract with the company for the supply of call centre services.

The costs of going to university for Trinidad and Tobago students
The signs that universities such as UWI may have to consider increasing enrolment fees, coupled with the drop in UWI, St Augustine student admissions to below 5,000 for the first time in just over a decade suggest the project of universal tertiary education is in danger.

Covid19 case at TruValu's Trincity outlet
A statement by TruValu on Wednesday said the staff member is quarantined at home. It said the store was immediately deep-sanitised and management has been in constant contact with the Ministry of Health to ensure all protocols are being observed.

Ministry dealing with vaccine 'fake news'
THE communication campaign about covid19 vaccines will have countering of fake news and misinformation as one of its main objectives. Health Ministry corporate communications manager Candice Alcantara made this statement to members of the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) on Wednesday.

UNC MP concerned vaccines due to expire on May 31
In a statement on Thursday, Member of Parliament for Caroni East Dr Rishad Seecheran said the government should now consider delaying the second dose to those who have received a first dose, with the objective of giving a first dose to the maximum number of citizens.

Health Minister visits nesting Leatherback turtles
After granting permissions to turtle conservation groups for night patrols, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh recently visited these protected animals in person to show his support during turtle nesting season.

Poui trees flowering earlier or later? Climate change may be a factor
According to the Herbarium, there are several species however those with yellow flowers are native to Trinidad and Tobago while those with pink flowers are an introduced species.

Local dancehall artiste shot dead
According to reports, Brad Bailey of Maraj Trace, Santa Cruz was shot and killed around 10:55am.

$1.4M in cocaine seized during operation 'Central Take Back'
Police said 16 people were arrested and over $1 million worth of cocaine along with around $22,500 in marijuana were seized during Operation 'Central Take Back' held yesterday in Chaguanas.

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