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Govt steps into CAL-TTALPA negotiations
Posted: Friday, August 25, 2023

Govt steps into CAL-TTALPA negotiations
TTALPA currently represents 200 out of the 217 pilots at CAL.

On Monday morning, the Industrial Court granted CAL an ex-parte injunction to force pilots back on the job after 54 of them reported sick on Sunday, causing over 50 flights to be cancelled and grounding hundreds of passengers.

CAL spends $14m for 6 make-up flights
It cost Caribbean Airlines (CAL) US$350,000 ($2,341,500) to put on one charter flight as it sought to get passengers to their destinations following the sick-out of 93 pilots over August 18-20.

CAL put on six charter flights over a two-day period, August 21-22, at a cost of $14,049,000.

CAL 'deeply sorry' over flight delays
He said the number of calls from pilots phoning in sick was 20 last Friday, 19 last Saturday and 54 last Sunday.

He said the situation had cancelled 60 flights and affected 5,000 customers/passengers.

$21m in cocaine washes ashore
Duffel bag found on Guayaguayare coastline...

These are real T&TEC contractors
T&TEC confirmed that both men are employees of a legitimate T&TEC contractor and were in the conduct of legitimate T&TEC business.

Feeling hot, hot, hot...T&T records hottest day for 2023
Sweltering heat continued across Trinidad and Tobago, with Trinidad recording its hottest temperatures for 2023 yesterday afternoon. The temperature surpassed the 33.4C set on August 7.

Data from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) showed that Piarco recorded a maximum high temperature of 33.8C, the highest for the year, while at Crown Point, a maximum high of 31.8C was recorded.

From preschool to Olympics: Jamaicans tell Trinidad and Tobago to rethink strategy
Through the knowledge and expertise of qualified trainers from Jamaica's GC Foster College, over 60 Trinidad and Tobago coaches and PE teachers are being given the formula to nurture pre-schoolers to international athletes.

Renowned author Michael Anthony passes
Renowned writer and historian, Michael Anthony, has passed away at the age of 91. He was once named one of the 50 most influential people in Trinidad and Tobago.

A bright star shines no more
When three armed men entered his home on the night of August 10 to kill, Nandlal sacrificed his life and protected his wife, whom he had wed only four months ago.

Nandlal had returned from his workplace at the Central Bank in Port of Spain and was resting, when he awoke to defend his wife from the gunmen.

Vandalism, robbery at Lopinot Historical Complex
THE Lopinot Historical Complex was vandalised on Tuesday night, causing over $10,000 in damage to the site, according to an estimate from Culture Minister Randall Mitchell on Thursday.

Relatives call for details after Mayaro police killing

Family: Grande fire victim a carefree spirit
The funeral of Natasha "Nashi" Nancoo and her son Adesh "AJ" Joseph was held on Thursday at the Jesus Deliverance Tabernacle, Vega de Oropouche, Sangre Grande. The 51-year-old and her two sons Joseph, 11, and Enrique Reyes, 19, died when a house fire broke out early last Thursday.

Back to school: parents spend more for special-needs students
La Foucade says the challenges start early in the education journey for children with disabilities. To enroll in a qualified special-education school, a psycho-educational assessment is a prerequisite, outlining the childs official diagnosis. This assessment, by a clinical psychologist, comes with a price tag ranging from $5,000-$15,000, depending on the extent of evaluation. Given the long waiting lists in the public sector for diagnosis and appointments, many families have to turn to private assessments, adding to their financial burden.

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