Former Education Minister: Government Has Shut The GATE on Many

Minister of Education Anthony Garcia is further punishing the nation’s tertiary students with dark threats of means testing to access Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) mere weeks before the start of the new semester. Mr. Garcia is compounding the severe cuts to...
Posted On 10 Aug 2017
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Kamla: Rowley must answer for Tobago ferry scandal

“A scandal of the highest order, which reeks of mismanagement and corruption, and which warrants a police investigation.” This, according to Leader of the Opposition Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP, regarding the Government’s handling of the procurement of the Ocean Flower 2...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017
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Moonilal: Is the shortage of red sand deliberately created to favour a PNM financier?

The revelation of a shortage of red sand, an essential ingredient in the construction industry, further showcases the incompetence, rampant mismanagement and absence of priorities of the Rowley regime. It also prompts an additional challenge to the declaration by Minister of...
Posted On 08 Aug 2017
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Former Transport Minister Writes Integrity Commission on Procurement Process of the Cabo Star and Ocean Flower 2

Former transport minister Devant Maharaj is calling on the Integrity Commission to investigate the procurement process by the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (PATT) for the inter-island ferry services between Trinidad and Tobago. Speaking to the Express, Maharaj said the...
Posted On 07 Aug 2017
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Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar successful in fight against the Government for members of the protective services

Government ordered by the High Court to appoint members of the Protective Services Compensation Committee Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP has succeeded in her fight against the government to appoint a Protective Services Compensation Committee for members of the...
Posted On 05 Aug 2017
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MP Ramdial calls on THA to Pay outstanding monies to artistes

It is quite disappointing that after five months the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) has not paid its bills for the Tobago Jazz Festival. It is a further insult that all the foreign artistes were paid but local artistes are still getting the run-around for payments. This fact...
Posted On 03 Aug 2017
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Message from the Leader of the Opposition on the occasion of Emancipation Day 2017

Today we recognize and celebrate the courage, the will and enduring spirit of those who fought for and won their freedom from slavery. Today none of us can truly understand the atrocities that slaves faced at the hands of those who were comfortable with treating fellow humans as...
Posted On 31 Jul 2017
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Statement from the United National Congress on the 27th anniversary of the 1990 attempted coup

On July 27, 1990, the Jamaat al Muslimeen instigated an attempted coup against the government of Trinidad  and Tobago. Forty-two insurgents stormed the Parliament, our seat of democracy, taking Prime Minister A. N. R. Robinson and most of his cabinet hostage in the Red House....
Posted On 27 Jul 2017
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Highlights of Speech by UNC Political Leader and Leader of the Opposition at UNC’s Monday Night Forum 24-07-17

The Rowley-led Government’s incompetence has destroyed years of hard work by the People’s Partnership Government in tertiary education.  This, according to Political Leader of the United National Congress and Leader of the Opposition Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP.  Speaking at...
Posted On 26 Jul 2017
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G.A.T.E: From Participation to Oppression

The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) Programme was introduced in 2004 as a replacement to the UNC’s Dollar-for-Dollar Education Plan which started in 2001. Up until 2015 successive Governments recognised the value of education, be it at the pre-primary, primary,...
Posted On 25 Jul 2017
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