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10% cut in UWI funding
Posted: Saturday, June 4, 2022

Government announces 10% cut in UWI funding
"We have been faced with a challenge with the St Augustine campus continuing to ask us for large sums of money. We spend somewhere in the vicinity of $500 million a year as a direct contribution. And then you have to add Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses Programme (GATE) funding to that. I would say, at least $200 million in addition."

Deepwater bid round a failure, says Lee
"This Government's persistent seven-year failure to incentivise and make our nation's energy sector attractive has caused the recent deep water bid round to fail just as the 2019 shallow water bid round failed," he said. Lee said that only four blocks were bid on proved the Government failed to attract the interest in TT's energy sector.

Perenco invests US$200 million in platform
PERENCO T&T Ltd (Perenco) made an investment of US$200 million in its first platform, "Macarius Power," to be installed in the Teak, Samaan & Poui (TSP) fields, located off the southeast coast of Trinidad and Tobago.

14 OSH inspectors resign in 15 months
He added: "The Government, being the largest employer, has been a major offender as it relates to OSHA breaches, and it has been the experience of inspectors over the years to be "stifled," where the prosecution of state agencies and organisations, as well as "big-time companies," are concerned, thereby undermining the very people the agency is charged to protect … the working class."

Opposition Leader accused of ‘race-baiting'...

Kamla's slave-master comment sparks outrage
"What problem you have with my name? What's wrong with my name? Camille, at least I have the name of my ancestors. Where you got yours from? Your name is that of a slave-master."

Kamla: Remove abused children from homes

PM: UNC undermining Trinidad and Tobago, Caricom

Met Office launches Sahara dust haze index, air-quality forecast measure

5 covid19 deaths, 254 new cases
Five deaths due to covid19 were reported on Friday, bringing the death toll to 3,927. The number of new cases of covid19 reported from samples taken between Tuesday and Thursday was 254.

Slipping up on diabetes
Approximately 600 amputations were done every year between 2012 and 2018. In 2021, there were 449. About 47 per cent involved Afro-Trinidadian patients, 42 per cent Indo-Trinidadians. Such figures suggest too many diabetics are neglecting their feet. But they are not alone. A key reason for the prevalence of amputation is that medical practitioners don't do adequate checks.

Minister, police: Patrols helped curb school violence
She said the TTPS also intends to host lectures with students and assist them in their transition from primary school to secondary school, which has been identified as a difficult time for many students.

Violent students could soon face demerit system
Dr Smith said incidents of violence were plaguing roughly five per cent of the country's 820 schools. However, he admitted that the incidents they had seen broadcast over traditional and social media are concerning.

Hinds: Pepper spray permits soon
APPLICANTS for pepper spray can look forward to being considered for approval within a month's time, Minister of National Security Fitzgerald Hinds told the House of Representatives on Friday.

Gonzales: Update on WASA restructuring by end of June

Vandalism of WASA pipes 'similar to terrorism', says Gonzales
He said the demand for copper and the scrap iron industry should be regulated as residents are being affected.

Man stabbed to death by relative following dispute
Villager Jenny Mohammed, who operates a parlour, said she had returned home after attending the funeral of an elderly resident when Bacchus and the suspect came over to find out about how the resident died. She said they appeared intoxicated.

Brothers sentenced to hang for 2010 murder in Churuma forest
In all, the Flores brothers were found guilty of murder, two counts of attempted murder, and possession of a shotgun and ammunition. On the attempted murder and gun and ammunition possession convictions they are expected to return to court for sentencing.

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