Due to financial constraints at the Ministry of Education, nursing students have not received their stipends for the last month.
The nursing students are calling on the ministry to take immediate steps to ensure that their stipends are paid and Education Minister Anthony Garcia has assured that the situation will be rectified.
“We will make sure that their stipends will be paid,” Garcia said as he addressed the launch of the principal leadership series in San Fernando on Tuesday.
President Paula-Mae Weekes has added her voice to the tributes being paid to actor, director and producer Raymond Choo Kong.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, President Weekes said her heart was heavy to learn of the actor's death.
The president said Choo Kong was a master of his field.
"Raymond Choo Kong was a born entertainer whose wit and humorous commentaries charmed generations of Trinbagonians. A gifted comedian and seasoned thespian, his exceptional talent transformed the local theatre landscape, setting the bar of his craft quite high," she said.
Canadian-based fertilizer company, Nutrien, has signaled its intention to further its investment in Trinidad and Tobago.
The commitment came via a meeting of the company's executives and prime minister Dr Keith Rowley at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann's on Tuesday.
Over the next six months, the company will execute a multimillion-dollar plant upgrade as it continues to position itself as a major player in the local hydrocarbon industry.
The homicide investigations into the brutal murder of local playwright and award-winning producer, director and actor Raymond Choo Kong took a twist Tuesday afternoon following new information reaching police.
Police say that instead of a robbery, they now believe that it may be a crime of passion.
Upon sensitive information reaching officers, police strongly believe that Choo Kong, 69, who was stabbed eight times could have known his attacker on a personal/intimate basis.
"We are looking at it as a jilted lover-type thing, " a police source said.
Police have destroyed a quantity of marijuana they discovered in a camp in Salybia.
The exercise was done by officers of the Eastern Division, yesterday.
Acting on intelligence, officers led by Cpl Ramnarine of the Sangre Grande Criminal Investigations Department, proceeded to conduct a search of a bushy area off Salybia Road, on Monday 15th July 2019.
There, the officers discovered 100 fully grown marijuana trees and eight kilogrammes of dried marijuana.
The drug, which has an estimated street value of $80,000 was destroyed.
A former head of the National Operations Centre (NOC), Garvin Heerah has called for a zonal curfew or a zonal state of emergency as an immediate initiative to help deal with the reduction of crime in T&T.
Heerah was speaking on the recent ranking of T&T as the 6th country making it one of the most violent countries in the world as per capita.
Just on Monday, nine murders were recorded bringing the murder toll to 281.
He was a guest on Tuesday’s edition of CNC3’s The Morning Brew.
A woman who was shot in D'Abadie along with a 16-year-old girl has succumbed to her injuries while at the hospital on Monday evening.
According to a police report, at about 1 am on Monday, Monique Griffith, 21, was standing on the road at John Lane when a man approached her with a gun and opened fire. She attempted to run away but fell on the road. A 16-year-old girl who was standing nearby was hit by a stray bullet.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is calling on the Finance Minister to say whether the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been invited to T&T for its annual Article IV review.
Addressing supporters at the UNC's Monday Night Forum at the Chaguanas South Secondary School in Chaguanas, Persad-Bissessar questioned whether Finance Minister Colm Imbert was afraid of what an IMF review will reveal.