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Workers drenched during Fyzabad rally

“We will not be, we will not be moved.”

These words are no for­eign con­cept for any­one who has been part of or ob­served a labour protest in T&T.

But at Wednes­day’s Labour Day ral­ly in Fyz­abad, mem­bers of the trade unions stood firm­ly by these lyrics, stand­ing un­de­terred by the show­ers which drenched work­ers dur­ing the 82nd an­niver­sary of the event.

Roget: Workers must fight against ‘plantation life’

Crit­i­cal of Gov­ern­ment’s han­dling of the econ­o­my, re­trench­ments, a high mur­der toll and a fail­ing health sys­tem, Joint Trade Union Move­ment (JTUM) leader An­cel Ro­get says that at­tempts were be­ing made to re­turn the work­ing class to plan­ta­tion life.

Ro­get made a call for cit­i­zens to unite and re­build so­ci­ety on the ba­sis of eq­ui­ty and so­cial jus­tice dur­ing the 82nd Labour Day cel­e­bra­tions in Fyz­abad on Wednes­day.

New ferry once outran pirates

This coun­try’s lat­est fast fer­ry, the HSC Jean de la Valette, once out­ran some pi­rate ships, a de­scrip­tion from the Ship Tech­nol­o­gy web­site has claimed.

And cit­i­zens of T&T were on Wednes­day giv­en a glimpse of the ves­sels speed af­ter it com­plet­ed its jour­ney from Cadiz, Spain five days ahead of the sched­uled ar­rival time.

But the Jean de la Valette’s speed was not the main fea­ture that had peo­ple on so­cial me­dia in awe yes­ter­day.

Police seize prisoner’s cellphone at MSP

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ty that the hit on 36-year-old Can­dy-Ann Mc In­tyre was or­dered from a pris­on­er at the Max­i­mum Se­cu­ri­ty Prison.

Po­lice sources said that homi­cide de­tec­tives be­gan in­ves­ti­gat­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ty, hours af­ter Mc In­tyre, a moth­er of four from Quar­ry Road in San Juan, was shot dead af­ter at­tend­ing her 12-year-old son’s grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mo­ny at Green Mead­ows, San­ta Bar­bara Boule­vard in San­ta Cruz, on Tues­day af­ter­noon.

Abdulah: Let labour govern

The Move­ment for So­cial Jus­tice (MSJ) po­lit­i­cal leader David Ab­du­lah has lament­ed that 90 per cent of work­ers have not had a wage or salary in­crease in the last six years, even while the Par­lia­ment de­bat­ed pen­sion in­creas­es for re­tired judges, MPs, prime min­is­ters and pres­i­dents.

He said this was one of the many is­sues the work­ing class faces un­der an in­equitable eco­nom­ic sys­tem that the PNM and UNC have sub­ject­ed the coun­try to, as he called on thou­sands to par­tic­i­pate in to­day’s Labour Day cel­e­bra­tions.

CCJ sends Guyana back to polls

Back to the polls.

This in essence was the ef­fect of the Caribbean Court of Jus­tice rul­ing on Tues­day which held that pas­sage of a no-con­fi­dence mo­tion filed by the Op­po­si­tion against the rul­ing par­ty was valid.

Guyana’s Gov­ern­ment and Op­po­si­tion have been asked to come to­geth­er to de­cide on the way for­ward for the coun­try fol­low­ing the CCJ’s de­ci­sion.

Jean de la Vallette arrives in T&T

The fast fer­ry HSC Jean de la Valette has ar­rived safe­ly in Trinidad and To­ba­go.

The ves­sel docked at the Port of Port-of-Spain short­ly af­ter 8 am af­ter a jour­ney from Spain that start­ed last Fri­day.

A state­ment from NID­CO said the ves­sel will now un­der­go rou­tine in­spec­tion and clear­ance by Cus­toms and Ex­cise and the process of ac­quir­ing rel­e­vant ap­provals and train­ing of lo­cal staff as re­quired for the ves­sel’s op­er­a­tion will start.

Panama outplays Soca Warriors 2-0

Two sec­ond-half goals by Ar­man­do Coop­er in the 52nd and Edgar Barce­nas in the 68th minute for Pana­ma, con­fined T&T to its first de­feat 2-0 in Group D of the CON­CA­CAF Gold Cup in the Unit­ed States on Tues­day night.

The re­sult now means that the So­ca War­riors will have to get a re­sult each when they face the host in their sec­ond match on Sat­ur­day, and then four days lat­er when they take on re­gion­al ri­vals Guyana.

11-year-old girl found dead at home

Police are investigating the death of an 11-year-old girl, who was discovered dead in her room at her home in Arouca on Monday.

According to a police report, the girl had an argument with her sibling over a television remote.

Police said the girl was found dead shortly before 6pm.

According to police reports, there was a fight with the siblings and the girl's mother sent her to her room as a form of punishment.

About 15 minutes later, the girl's mother checked on her and found her unconscious.

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