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There was nothing “unusual or untoward” about the process by which two new state companies, Heritage Petroleum Company Ltd and Paria Fuel Trading Company, were incorporated, Communications Minister Stuart Young said yesterday. This as he dismissed journalists questions about why the public was not...
The government has announced a new state company, Guaracara Refining Company, into which the assets of the Pointe-a-Pierre refinery will be placed. The refinery is scheduled to be shuttered by next month, and after the assets have been transferred to Guaracara, the company will advertise a “very...
TWO students of the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine campus are now in police custody after they were arrested yesterday for their roles in a heated students’ protest at the campus’ south gate over an increase in assaults and robberies at the university. The confrontation started...
RURAL Development and Local Government Minister Kazim Hosein said his ministry is closely monitoring the bad weather affecting the country and ensuring relief is provided where necessary. Hosein said seasonal rainfall caused by the active inter-tropical convergence zone has affected 80 per cent of...
COUVA South MP Rudy Indarsingh said driving on the roads in his constituency is like driving on an obstacle course. He said the roads are so bad that residents have taken it upon themselves to fill the massive potholes with rubble from demolished and renovated buildings because of the damage being...
JUMP-TT, a project using parkour and physical theatre as an aesthetic to tell the stories of young people transitioning from childhood to adulthood, opens tomorrow. But what is parkour and what is Jump-TT? Newsday spoke with director Wendell Manwarren on the project earlier this week. Asked to...
DANCE cinema from around the world will screen in Port of Spain this weekend, when the San Souci Festival of Dance Cinema from Colorado, teams up with the Coco Dance Festival and the filmmakers’ collaborative – FilmCo, for an interesting programme of short films that feature dance in its myriad...
GARY CARDINEZ IF the Kaiso Blues Cafe launch is anything to go by then Etienne and Friends Brass Mas will be a hit for Carnival 2019. In the space of three years Etienne and Friends Brass Mas – a Carnival Monday afternoon tee-shirt band with live brass music, has turned into somewhat of a “monster...
THE TT Olympic Committee (TTOC) will be hosting its second Advancing Women in Leadership forum tomorrow at the National Racquet Centre, Tacarigua. from 9am-4.30pm. And TTOC president Brian Lewis is calling for a woman to be elected president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Lewis made...
RED FORCE captain Denesh Ramdin expects his team’s unconvincing batting effort in the Cricket West Indies Regional Super50 to improve as his team is equipped with “world class” players. Red Force clinched a spot in the semifinals with a seven-wicket victory over the Windward...

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