Siparia Regional Corporation to send home 120 on Monday

One hundred and twenty casual and temporary workers employed with the Siparia Regional Corporation (SRC) would be given the axe on Monday.

Chairman of the SRC Dr Glenn Ramadharsingh said the regional body has no choice since there is not enough money in the coffers to pay workers a total of $80,000 in wages for the fortnight.

Ramadharsingh said the CEO of the SRC has prepared the termination letters and would be given to the unfortunate workers on Monday.

Blood Transfusion Service relocated

The Ministry of Health has announced that it is temporarily relocating the laboratory of the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) to the Trinidad Public Health Laboratory, 16-18 Jamaica Boulevard, St Clair, Port of Spain from Monday 19th August, 2019.

The ministry says the relocation is primarily to ensure that it continues to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff.

The ministry said in the statement that it reaffirms its commitment to the supply of safe and reliable blood and blood products to the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.

US donates currency detection machines, riot gear kits to Prison Service

The US Embassy has handed over a donation of counterfeit currency detection machines, riot gear kits, and computer hardware to the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service to aid its efforts to provide a safe, secure, and humane correctional environment.

A statement by the Embassy says it is pleased to play a role in enhancing the ability of the Prison Service not only to respond to emergencies but also to track the criminal networks that attempt to continue their activities from behind prison walls.

Minister meets students from China Interactive Camp

Four secondary school students who participated in the recently concluded 15th Shanghai International Youth Interactive Friendship Camp held in China, yesterday paid a courtesy call on Education Minister Anthony Garcia.

The students who took part in this event during the period July 16 – 25, 2019 are Kayla Batchasingh of Holy Name Convent POS, Jodi Cunningham of Bishop Anstey High School POS, Hsiao-Fa Lee Ha of Couva East Secondary and Angelina Mia Hosein of Arima Central Secondary.

HDC, Oropune residents discuss way forward

Just over one month since Oropune residents put their foot down on crime and other illegal activities being conducted in the area the executive of the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) met on Thursday with residents to discuss the way forward including a proposed commercial community hub.

Representatives from six community groups in Oropune Gardens met at the HDC’s South Quay office to discuss the status of current initiatives and projects and an action plan for other issues.