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YEARS of fighting to get their autistic son into a school or being taught academics at school left Kevin and Halena Kong Ting disappointed and frustrated, but they were determined that their son Zachary would receive an education, as is his right. Eventually, Halena, who used to be a secondary...
INFERTILITY is a big problem in TT. This was the view of Dr Catherine Minto-Bain who said in the Caribbean every one in six couples who want a first or second baby could not get pregnant. In an interview with Sunday Newsday on the occasion of National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) (April 21-29...
A stranger rode his bike into my driveway the other day, opened my door and walked into my house. He took off his clothes and dropped it into the laundry basket, before opening my fridge door and helping himself to a snack. I was taken aback when he actually closed back the door. He walked over to...
Shamla Maharaj never allowed Cerebral Palsy to rob her of a childhood. In fact, she told WMN, it was not until time for her to begin a formal education that it occurred to her she had a disability. “When I was really young I didn’t realise I had a disability, because when I wanted to do something...
THE MATTHEW Pierre Basketball Academy emerged as the dominant team in the bpTT-sponsored Mayaro Basketball League, walking away with the lion’s share of the major trophies at its prize-distribution function for the 2018/2019 season at the Mayaro Indoor Sporting Facility recently. Coached by former...
TIRED of the songs promoting negativity, Jaron Nurse, an award-winning local gospel artiste decided to record a song about it. The result was Fed Up, the name alone says it all. Nurse, 29, spoke with Sunday Newsday at the Haig Street football field a short distance away from his School Street,...
THE Ramsahai family of Longdenville, who won last year’s most innovative kite, looked on in horror as two months of hard work came crashing down yesterday. The family, who have been taking part in the Caribbean Lifestyle Communications’ annual kite flying competition since its inception in 1999,...
ISIAH CHARLES, 13, simply could not get over the bravery of those involved in Tuesday’s rescue of four fishermen on board a small pirogue while he and his friends were sailing to Tobago on the T&T Spirit. “That rescue was tremendous. It was nothing I had ever seen before, except on...
The members of the Media Association of TT (MATT) are not investigators. Instead, their job is to defend freedom of the press to support media workers who had complaints, or felt intimidated or attacked and highlight the situation. So said acting president of the association Joel Julien in response...
EVEN as Central Division police came in for high praises for rescuing the mother of four from her attacker whom they shot and killed on Good Friday, she remained hospitalised in a serious condition at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex at Mount Hope. Police said, up to last evening 30-year...

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