Litter bugs ordered to clean up

Two litter bugs were yesterday sentenced to serve 30 hours of community work each at the City Constabulary Headquarters.

Danny Andrews pleaded guilty to the charge of depositing waste on Water Street on April 11, after Magistrate Geeta Chandan-Edmond read the charge to him.

David Jones also pleaded guilty to depositing waste on Commerce Street on April 10 for which he was administered the same punishment as Andrews. Both culprits were set to start their service immediately. They will be expected to work subsequently from 9 am to 3 pm, with a one hour lunch break and are not expected to work on holidays. Failure to comply will result in increased community service with an alternative of 20 days in prison.

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Guyana to host some ICC Women’s World Twenty20 matches

(ICC) Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana and St Lucia were today announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as the venues for the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2018, which will be staged from 9-24 November.

GAWU says more sugar workers for the breadline

The sugar union, GAWU today said that more sugar workers are to be made redundant.

University of T&T to shed 287 jobs

(Trinidad Guardian) Education Minister Anthony Garcia says the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) is of the view that the organisation is “overstaffed and to run the university efficiently it will mean they have to trim fat.” But former Tertiary Education Minister Fazal Karim is warning that the decision to retrench 287 staff members, will “compromise the quality of teaching and learning and administration at the university,” and may impact its accreditation with the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT).

Pegasus Hotel for major expansion

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Top Cop to resume duties today

Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud is to resume his duties today after spending approximately six months on leave, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan yesterday confirmed to Stabroek News.

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