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    How Alta helped Wendell

    The trinidad Guardian / As a part of our 2016 anti-stigma campaign, My Story, which aims to reduce stigma associated with non-readers in T&T, we reached out to a number of our students who were willing to tell their story.  It is our hope that these stories which highlight the feelings of freedom, usefulness, pride…

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    Day of two Georges in Rio

    The trinidad Guardian / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Incessant rain played havoc with many of the scheduled Olympic events yesterday as athletes and spectators struggled with the awful windy and rainy conditions that prevailed throught the day here in Rio. The weather caused massive interruptions in both the transport system and the logistics for athletes…

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    Living in a low-growth world

    News day / In advanced countries such as the United States there is job growth and low levels of unemployment. However, this is happening despite a long-term trend of much lower growth, both in the United States and other advanced nations, over the last 60 years. One consequence of this is low growth of incomes…

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    More fuss, please, for Rio’s Olympic moms

    The trinidad Guardian / People are always amazed at how athletes who have recently become mothers recover in time to participate in top level sport. There are several competing at the 2016 Games in Rio and AP Sports columnist John Leicester says these women deserve more praise and recognition.  If you strapped weights to Usain…

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    Daaga truly showed why black lives matter

    The trinidad Guardian / It is my view that the most important words of tribute regarding the life and times of political icon Makandal Daaga, Chief Servant of the National Joint Action Committee, were uttered by former Prime Minister, Mrs Kamla Persad-Bissessar. She acknowledged that without Daaga’s input, the People Partnership would not have swept…

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    Point-guard Persad set for Centrobasket test

    The trinidad Guardian / Jordan Persad was the one bright spot coming out of T&T’s dreary showing at the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Under-16 Championships held in Guyana, last month.  The talented point guard will be back on court again for the national youth team, looking to lead them in the upcoming Centrobasket Under-15 Boys…

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    Flow urges TATT: Name third mobile provider

    The trinidad Guardian / Managing director of Flow Trinidad Brian Collins wants the Telecommunications Authority of T&T (TATT) to name the country’s newest mobile licensee. In a T&T Guardian interview, Collins said Flow applied to TATT for a mobile license in 2014 has not received a response from the agency on the status of their…

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    Wilson, Spicer capture Under-21 Solo singles crowns

    The trinidad Guardian / Aaron Wilson and Catherine Spicer were crowned Under-21 Singles champions when the Solo Junior National Table-Tennis Championships hosted by the Table-Tennis Association of T&T served off at the Central regional Indoor Sports Arena, Saith Park, Chaguanas on Saturday. In the men’s Under-21 final, two-time reigning Caribbean Junior champion and Senior bronze…

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    Address problems at Lopinot historical site

    News day / In a letter dated August 8 to Tourism Minister Shamfa Cudjoe and Member of Parliament for Lopinot/Bon Air West Cherry Ann Crichlow-Cockburn, LCCT interim chairman, Marcia Guerrero, said the group was embarrassed on August 1 when the LCCT held its farmers’ market at the historical complex due to problems that ranged from…

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    To know or not to know

    The trinidad Guardian / Should Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley publicly disclose the precise nature of his medical condition? Maybe I have a response of my own, and I will let you know, but just as important would be the process we need to engage to arrive at a position on this. The first thing…

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    Being host or guest at corporate events

    News day / One must always remember that even though the invitation may be tempting to ‘cut loose’, there is always the day after, when you are expected to come face to face with those who may have been in attendance the evening before. Attending the corporate event begins with understanding the invitation. Carefully review…

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    ‘TV for everyone’

    News day / Although this TV service is relatively new to TSTT, the company is all about making TV accessible to all through its Blink services which also affords customers the opportunity to get Internet, security alarms and landline services. The recently launched Blink Starter Package has come on the market as the most comprehensive…

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    Two advances, three declines on TTSE

    The trinidad Guardian / Overall market activity resulted from trading in eight securities of which two advanced, three declined and three traded firm. Trading activity on the First Tier Market registered a volume of 64,068 shares crossing the floor of the Exchange valued at $2,919,304.58.  First Citizens Bank Ltd was the volume leader with 35,389 shares…

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    Windies show fight

    The trinidad Guardian / The West Indies cricketers went missing in action for 72 overs of the third Seagrams Test match but showed up soon after to make a remarkable fightback at the end of the second day against India, at the Darren Sammy cricket ground in Gros Islet, St Lucia. Midway through the opening…

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    Decisions in best interest of T&T-Garcia

    The trinidad Guardian / Education Minister Anthony Garcia remains adamant that the decisions taken in the past week to restructure the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (Gate) programme were done in the best interest of the public and especially those students seeking to access tertiary education. Addressing reporters during a media briefing at the Ministry…

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    A conference on business and ICT

    News day / There is ample evidence to demonstrate that a key driver of innovation and productivity is the use of Information and Communication Technology – or ICT – even in economies where other sources of productivity gains produce lower returns or have dried up. A 2001 working paper by Jalava and Pohjola titled “Economic…

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    $70M from GATE bad students

    News day / Davidson revealed this at a media conference at the Ministry of Education saying that those students who do not meet the programme’s minimum requirements have had to return monies sponsored by GATE. The Funding and Grants Administration head said the department has collected upwards of $70 million since 2006, 40 million of…

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    Deaf, not blind and dumb

    The trinidad Guardian / I was pleased to read an article the other day about things being put in place for people with hearing disabilities (deaf people) to obtain their driving permits. I was even happier to read that police officers were being trained in sign language and how to deal with the hearing impaired. …

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    Hunt for bad pay students

    The trinidad Guardian / Students who have received funding under the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (Gate) programme and failed to complete their course of study may soon be tracked down and asked to repay those monies. This was the word from the director of the Ministry of Education’s Funding and Grants Administration Department, Teresa…

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    Stew: Brexit will not affect UK’s commitment to TT

    News day / That hasn’t changed in any way except I would say it’s been perhaps reinforced further.” Stew was responding to Business Day’s questions about Brexit following the workshop, “Global Trends and Technology for Sharing and Collaboration in the Offshore Upstream Industry.” Stew hosted the event in conjunction with Peterson Integrated Logistics at his…

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    TT owes Daaga, Lee Sing

    News day / Lee Sing said he could remember the racial disparities in work places in this country before the Black Power Revolution in 1970, and the fact that African-Trinidadians did not, back then, have the opportunity to be judged on merit. He also commented on the fact that some in the black community may…

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    Borrowing benefits

    News day / In 2016, Trinidad and Tobago is likely to post its first goods trade deficit in nearly 20 years. The declining hydrocarbons production has resulted in goods exports weakening consistently since 2012. The low energy prices have worsened the losses, with goods exports contracting 23.1% in 2015. There are forecasts from the Fitch…

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    International Youth Day

    News day / The day which is celebrated each year aims to recognise the sterling contributions of young people across the world and to reflect on the continued efforts that need to be made to ensure that young people are provided with the support they require. On December 17, 1999, the United Nations General Assembly,…

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    Putting their knowledge to the test

    News day / Yesterday, the 22 future journalists continued getting their feet wet by putting their reporting, photography and pagination skills to the test. Tyrell Gittens left the office early yesterday morning to cover the signing of the condolence book for Makandal Daaga, the late political leader of the National Joint Action Committee (NJAC). His…

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    Wetlands – their loss is our loss

    News day / Wetlands in their natural state are among the most productive ecosystems in the world, producing and providing life in abundance. Benefits gained from harvesting wetlands per unit of land area surpass the most intensive agricultural systems. Under the Ramsar Convention, “wetlands are areas of marsh, peat land, estuaries, mud flats, mangrove swamps,…

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    Con penal marcado por el VAR, Suecia derrota a Corea del Sur

    La voz de america / NIZHNY NOVGOROD —  Gracias a un penal sancionado por el videoarbitraje y convertido por Andreas Granqvist, Suecia superó el lunes 1-0 a Corea del Sur, con lo que alcanzó a México en el primer puesto del Grupo F en la Copa del Mundo. A los 61 minutos de un encuentro…

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    Nueva Jersey: Sospechoso es abatido tras tiroteo en festival artístico

    La voz de america / Un sospechoso armado recibió un disparo mortal después de que varias personas abrieron fuego en un festival de artes nocturno en Nueva Jersey, donde fueron heridas 20 personas, incluido un niño que está en estado crítico, dijeron el domingo las autoridades. Los fiscales dijeron que un hombre de 33 años…

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    Bradenton man spots whale sharks off Anna Maria Island

    MiamiHerald / A Bradenton fishing captain got quite the surprise on the water the other day when he came across multiple whale sharks off the coast of Anna Maria Island. Captain Barry Moss was about 20 miles off the coast on Thursday morning near Harbour Isle where he lives, when he spotted the creatures swimming…

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    Unlocking the hidden life of Frida Kahlo

    bbc.com / “I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best,” said the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. And Kahlo’s iconic, cult status owes much to her striking self-portraits, in which she captured and interpreted her own distinctive visual identity. So much so, in fact, that a new…

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    Four-star offensive lineman Xavier Truss commits to Georgia

    MiamiHerald / In the world of recruiting, there are sometimes commitments that seem to catch many people off guard. The Georgia Bulldogs reeled in one such commitment on Sunday. Four-star offensive tackle Xavier Truss (Warwick, Rhode Island) committed to Georgia on Father’s Day. The 6-8, 350-pound Truss is considered the best player in the state…

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    Mexicanos celebraron en las calles histórico triunfo ante Alemania

    La voz de america / Miles de eufóricos mexicanos salieron a las calles a celebrar el domingo el histórico triunfo 1-0 de la selección mexicana de fútbol sobre el campeón defensor Alemania en su presentación en el Mundial en Rusia. Antes de que culminara el partido, cientos de aficionados acudieron al Ángel de la Independencia,…

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    Washington se centra en inmigración; furor por separación de familias

    La voz de america / WASHINGTON —  Los legisladores en Washington vuelven a enfocarse en la inmigración mientras la administración Trump defiende la separación de algunos niños inmigrantes de sus padres en la frontera de Estados Unidos con México. La Cámara de Representantes se prepara para la votación sobre reformas a la ley de inmigración…

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    Shooting at Miami Springs IHOP affects Monday rush hour

    MiamiHerald / A man eating an early morning breakfast at an International House of Pancakes just behind Miami International Airport, walked out to his parked rental car and was shot several times by someone else, likely in a waiting vehicle, police said. Police said the shooting at 5175 NW 36th St. happened at 3:51 a.m….

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    Fuerte sismo deja 3 muertos y 210 heridos en oeste de Japón

    La voz de america / Al menos tres personas murieron y más de 210 resultaron heridas el lunes por un fuerte terremoto que derribó muros y desató algunos incendios en la zona metropolitana de la ciudad japonesa de Osaka. La Agencia Meteorológica de Japón dijo que el terremoto de magnitud 6,1 ocurrió al norte de…

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    What would it mean for AI to have a soul?

    bbc.com / Siri, do you believe in God? “Humans have religion. I just have silicon.” Siri, do you believe in God? “I eschew theological disquisition.” Siri , I insist, do you believe in God ? “I would ask that you address your spiritual questions to someone more qualified to comment. Ideally, a human.” She –…

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    Vaticano y México lamentan situación de niños migrantes

    La voz de america / CIUDAD DEL VATICANO —  El Vaticano y México lamentaron cómo los niños “son los que más sufren” por la migración forzada, de acuerdo con las conclusiones de la segunda conferencia entre el Vaticano y México sobre migración internacional realizada la semana pasada. Esto en momentos en los que el gobierno…

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    Phil Mickelson's U.S. Open breach deserves forgiveness, not scorn

    MiamiHerald / Because it’s golf, Phil Mickelson’s life and legacy changed during the weekend, both taking on a stain that may be permanent. Because it’s a sport that holds stuff like etiquette, decorum and sportsmanship holy, Mickelson did something he shouldn’t have and got crucified for it. All at once the man with the 43…

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    Venezolanos recurren a venta de artículos usados para adquirir alimentos

    La voz de america / CARACAS —  Debido a la crisis en la economía que atraviesa Venezuela la compra y venta de artículos usados se mantiene en la nación sudamericana como una opción de subsistencia para muchas personas, para comprar alimentos básicos, mientras que para otras es la vía hacia artículos que solo de esa…

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    Colombia: Presidente electo busca unidad tras voto divisivo

    La voz de america / BOGOTÁ —  El abogado Iván Duque Márquez es el nuevo presidente de la republica de Colombia, tras ganar el domingo el balotaje frente al exguerrillero y exalcalde de Bogotá Gustavo Petro. El candidato del Centro Democrático empezó punteando el pre-conteo de votos según los boletines enviados por la Registraduría Nacional…

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    Miami judge in trouble for writing letter of support

    MiamiHerald / A Miami-Dade judge, lauded for working with drug-addled defendants, has agreed to a public reprimand after she improperly wrote a letter of support for a mental-health worker convicted of federal Medicare fraud. County Judge Deborah White-Labora is the third Miami judge in the past two months to get into trouble with Florida’s Judicial…

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  • Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio

    Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio   El gobierno del Presidente Donald Trump pidió anoche a la Corte Suprema de EE.UU. que restablezca la prohibición temporal de viaje al país desde seis naciones de mayoría musulmana, luego de que fuera bloqueada por tribunales inferiores que la consideraron discriminatoria. Para decidir si se…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

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