T&T Minister: New mapping system to locate children at all times

(Trinidad Express) A new mapping system to help pinpoint the exact location of children at all times was announced yesterday morning by Minister in the Ministry of the People and Social Development, Vernella Alleyne-Toppin. At the time, Alleyne-Toppin was paying a courtesy visit to the relatives of murder victims nine-year-old Jadel Holder and 15-year-old Jamal Braithwaite, at their home at Petunia Avenue, Morvant.

Alleyne-Toppin expressed condolences to the grieving relatives, including the boys’ mother Michelle Holder, for their loss and officially informed them that the Government would be prepared to provide assistance and counseling to the family. Holder accepted the offer from the Minister, saying she was very “happy and thankful” for the offer and the gesture of kindness. Speaking to members of the media following the visit, Alleyne-Toppin revealed the news of the mapping system.

“We have spoken to the Minister of Education so that we can have markers on children so that from the time they are born right through early childhood,  we will always know where they are. The Ministry of the people will be doing the biometric survey, where you would be marked so that  we would know where every child is at any given time. It is a system that will, for instance, track whether or not a child is in school when they ought to be,”  Alleyne-Toppin revealed.

On Sunday, the brothers had just had lunch at their home at Petunia Avenue, Morvant, when at about 3 p.m. two gunmen broke into their home. Within minutes the brothers were killed. Their 16-year-old cousin Glendel Alexander, was also wounded in the incident. The attackers then escaped.

The two brothers are expected to be laid to rest sometime early next week.

 

default placeholder

Shareholders plan sees Clico retaining six companies

(Trinidad Guardian) The United Shareholders Limited’s plan to deal with Clico’s residual debts to Government envisages that CL Financial retain control of six companies—including Angostura Holdings Limited, Colfire Ltd and Home Construction Ltd—and that there be a joint approach among shareholders and Government to steer Clico’s future.

Camille Robinson-Regis

T&T Cabinet agrees to pay cane farmers final TT$58m payment

(Trinidad Guardian) Cabinet has decided to pay cane farmers the final settlement of TT$57,965,675 of the compensation package promised back in 2007.

default placeholder

T&T petrol dealers facing crisis – association head

(Trinidad Guardian) President of the Petroleum Dealers’ Association of T&T, Robindranath Naraynsingh, on Thursday said the country’s 170 gas stations were on the verge of collapse due to poor profitability margins from the sale of fuel.

default placeholder

U.S., Cuba hold ‘substantive’ second round talks on claims

WASHINGTON/HAVANA July 29 (Reuters) – The United States and Cuba have concluded a “substantive” second round of talks on multibillion-dollar claims against one another in Washington and agreed to hold more regular meetings on the matter, a State Department Official said yesterday.

Pleased with victory: Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) Information Technology Officer, Kerwin Simmons, who claimed to have faced racial discrimination and victimisation at his work place, is all smiles following an Equal Opportunity Tribunal (EOT) judgment in his favour at the EOT’s office on Manic Street, Chaguanas on Thursday.

T&T Equal Opportunity tribunal rules: Employee of African descent discriminated against in favour of East Indian

(Trinidad Express) A Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) employee who had accused the State agency of racial discrimination was on Thursday awarded TT$186,000 plus interest in compensation by the Equal Opportunity Tribunal (EOT).

Robindranath Naraynsingh

T&T petrol dealers facing crisis – association head

(Trinidad Guardian) President of the Petroleum Dealers’ Association of T&T, Robindranath Naraynsingh, yesterday said the country’s 170 gas stations were on the verge of collapse due to poor profitability margins from the sale of fuel.

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Stay updated! Follow Stabroek News on Facebook or Twitter.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning: