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Mon Desir residents protest hazardous road condition

"Unsafe and a risk to life and limb."

That's how residents are describing conditions existing along the Mon Desir to Rousillac leg of the Solomon Hochoy Highway extension to Point Fortin.

They say failure by the authorities to provide street lights and clear overgrown bushes are a major hazard.

Concerned over the safety of motorists, the residents came out in numbers on Tuesday evening, armed with flambeaus and glass bottle lamps to serve as street lights.

Education Ministry to pay contracted maxi drivers $3.2 million today

The Ministry of Education says it will today pay a total of $3.2 million to 320 maxi taxi drivers who have been contracted by the PTSC to transport school children throughout the country.

The sum represents part payment of an outstanding $11.3m debt from last year.

On Friday, the drivers will also collect the final tranche of $8 million, as the ministry moves to settle all outstanding arrears.

Signal Hill teachers, parents protest

Parents and teachers at the Signal Hill Secondary School staged a noisy protest outside the school's compound on Friday morning during lunchtime, calling on officials from the Division of Education to address major issues at the school.

According to TTUTA's Tobago Officer Orlando Kerr, the protest action is one of the first steps the union will take to make Tobagonians aware of some of the long-standing issue faced by the island's teachers and students.

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