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The National Infrastructure Development Company’s (Nidco) legal department is now reviewing a $400 million settlement claim from six owners who have surrendered properties for construction of the billion dollar Solomon Hochoy Highway extension to Point Fortin.

While Nidco chairman Herbert George agrees the owners have to be paid for the properties...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

This week in our Cleaning Up The Mess environmental series we would be remiss if we didn’t express our sympathy and salute the Japanese people who, last week were hit by the worst disaster in natural history. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake followed by tsunami waves of up to 33 feet, caused partial...

Friday, March 18, 2011

Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Chief Secretary Orville London has said this is a very critical time in the development of Tobago and the review of the THA Act. He said it was well known that the John Prince Working Committee appointed to review the THA Act No 40 of 1996 and aspects of the...

Friday, March 18, 2011

 The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) has agreed to participate in discussions leading up to the appointment of a Constitution commission. Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister Colin Partap wrote THA Chief Secretary Orville London, requesting a meeting with him and members of the...

Friday, March 18, 2011

Works and Transport Minister Jack Warner says he expects construction of the $5.2 billion highway from Golconda to Point Fortin to begin in a week’s time. He was speaking with reporters yesterday after reopening Tenant Trace, Penal, which had been closed because of  a massive...

Friday, March 18, 2011

Chairman of the Tobago Festivals Commission and secretary in the Division of Community Development and Culture in the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) are pleased with the 2011 Carnival celebrations in Tobago. They were speaking at the post-executive council news conference on Friday. The...

Friday, March 18, 2011

To ensure local fishermen have the best opportunity to improve their livelihood, British Gas Trinidad and Tobago (BGTT) has invested in the introduction of the Fisheries programme, in partnership with the University of the West Indies, the Ministry of Science Technology and Tertiary Education...

Friday, March 18, 2011

 Text message lobbying has arisen in the Opposition PNM’s party election campaign with reports of a “slate” being texted to members. The election takes place on Sunday at Chaguaramas Convention Centre as part of the party’s convention.

Friday, March 18, 2011

The administration at the San Fernando General Hospital has agreed to suspend all elective gynaecological surgeries and clinics for the next two weeks following the suspension of five doctors and four nurses over the death of Chrystal Ramsoomair. This was confirmed by acting medical director Dr...

Friday, March 18, 2011

A “blue tsunami” is expected to sweep the country next week as hundreds of police officers will heighten sickout action in protest of the five per cent wage increase being offered by Chief Personnel Officer (CPO) Stephanie Lewis. And the association’s president Sgt Anand Ramesar...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Government has started airlifting fleeing T&T nationals out of Japan following dangerous radiation leaks and nuclear “meltdown” stemming from crippled nuclear reactors in the disaster-stricken country. However, two Trinidadians remain unaccounted for, according to acting Foreign Affairs...

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