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Cabo Star resumes sailing today
Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Cabo Star resumes sailing today
Almost a month after a fire destroyed parts of its engine, the MV Cabo Star cargo ferry will resume sailings to Tobago from 2 p.m today.

MV Cabo Star repaired
On August 23, a fire broke out onboard after the boat left Scarborough at 11.23 pm. The PATT said the fire originated in the engine room but the crew isolated and extinguished it. No injuries were reported.

Chamber boss: Govt action on forex woes long overdue

October 2 is budget day

Retrenchment tears
The permanent employees all worked as front-end supervisors who had tenures ranging between four years and 11 years and five months. The women, who worked at different locations, were told in the retrenchment letters that their jobs had become redundant. De Bique-Meade said that the CAGWTU had requested to meet with Massy officials on October 2 at which a counter-proposal on the matter would have been submitted. She however said that, "Because their financial year ends September, they wanted to show the powers that may be that they could get this thing wrapped up as soon as possible, not taking into account the human aspect of it."

Massy Stores fires 9 workers, union suspects 58 more to go
Several weeks after Massy Holdings declared a 20 per cent increase in profits, its subsidiary, Massy Stores, terminated nine front-end supervisors who it deemed as a surplus to its operations last Thursday.

Contractors and General Workers' Trade Union (CGWTU) president general Ermine De Bique-Meade said the supermarket chain dismissed nine single mothers last week despite ongoing talks.

3 Port of Spain streets get PURE upgrade
Asked about the ministry's budget for the exercise, Sookhai said he did not have that information yet.

The ministry was allocated $3.7 billion in the 2022/2023 budget. The 2023/2024 budget date and allocations have not yet been announced.

"It is like living in Hell'
How citizens are surviving the extreme heat

Minister: Water restrictions coming if heat persists

Judge throws out UNC's Arima Northeast election petition

Ghany: PM's letter to Kamla on crime talks a distraction

State agrees to compensate La Brea man for bad covid19 arrest
Andell Mark and four friends were allegedly speaking on the side of the road in Point Fortin when he was arrested.

On Monday, attorneys for the State said an agreement with Mark's attorneys had been reached. He will receive $102,000.

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