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State funeral at SAPA
Posted: Thursday, January 4, 2024

State funeral at SAPA
The funeral of former prime minister Basdeo Panday will be held next Tuesday morning at the Southern Academy for the Performing Arts (SAPA) in San Fernando.

Panday's funeral set for Tuesday, 9th January

Tobago's 'Heavy Roller' to be laid to rest today
Tobago will bid farewell to its first chief secretary, Hochoy
Charles, today. Charles died at the Scarborough General Hospital on December 31 at the age of 77.

The funeral service will be held at the Shaw Park Cultural Complex from 11 am.

Pundit: Emphasis on the soul, not body
Former PM to receive first-ever State funeral under Hindu rites...

Panday to get first State funeral under Hindu rites

Caricom, regional leaders mourn Panday
THE Caribbean Community (Caricom), in a statement on Wednesday, said it was deeply saddened at the passing of former prime minister Basdeo Panday last Monday.

Chief secretary: Honour long-serving politicians like Panday

Fired by Panday, former MPs hail late ex-PM: 'He was a progressive leader'
ALTHOUGH Collin Partap was fired from his legal adviser in the Office of the Opposition post by Basdeo Panday, and his father, Harry, switched allegiance to the Kamla Persad-Bissessar faction of the UNC, the two former MPs said they are saddened by the passing of the country's fifth prime minister.

Businesses, workers weigh effects of $3 increase Minimum wage conundrum

New minimum wage for migrants too
Labour inspector warns employers:

PM Rowley responds to Integrity Commission on budgetary allocation
The Commission shared data showing the budgetary allocation for 2021-23 as around $26 million, a drop from the budgetary allocation for 2018-20 which was around $37 million.

Ring Bang monument tribute for Hochoy Charles
The project was led by Guyana-born singer Eddy Grant and promised to bring significant revenue and prominence to Tobago with a 39-minute segment on BBC. The THA paid $40.9 million to Grant's company, New Media Ltd, for the initiative, expecting huge dividends.

FUL holders challenge new 'renewal' process for gun licences

Hinds admits more need to be done in the fight against crime
With a surge in murders at the end of 2023, specifically double and triple murders and approximately nine murders already committed for 2024 thus far, National Security Minister, Fitzgerald Hinds says this level of violence prevails in TT.

Ex-prisoner shot dead in Carenage, sister blames bad parenting for crime
THE SISTER of Ken "Boy Boy" Isaac, who was shot dead at his home in Carenage, is blaming bad parenting for her brother's death.

Two killed, 3 hurt in attack at Tunapuna Market
Police said 23-year-old Mikael Hernandez, also known as Mikael Voisin, Aaron Leander and three others were liming near the Tunapuna Market entrance at 8 pm when a vehicle drove up from the Priority Bus Route.

Three men got out of the vehicle and shot at the crowd.

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