Venezuelans survive by smuggling over the waves to Trinidad

CHAGUARAMAS, Trinidad and Tobago,  (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Unemployed and without food to feed his family, Venezuelan construction worker Robert Monterosi says there is only one way he can survive – dodging customs officials to sell smuggled goods in neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago and stock up there.

ERC says education for national harmony high on agenda

-following Mae’s ethnic wear controversy

In light of recent events concerning a child at the Mae’s Schools, which brought widespread discussion over cultural representation and respect, the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) has announced that ‘education for the promotion of national harmony’ is high on its list of priorities.

T&T labour leader: Crime worse under PNM

(Trinidad Guardian) After giving the Government a failing grade during his performance appraisal at the annual Labour Day rally in Fyzabad, Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) leader Ancel Roget called on citizens to use the PNM’s third anniversary in office, September 7, to rest and reflect.

Water rates going up

-but PUC mandates improvements by GWI

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) via  Order No 2 / 2018, dated 7th June, 2018, has approved an application by the Guyana Water Inc.

Zeelugt family robbed by bandits

A Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo family was early yesterday morning beaten and robbed after three bandits invaded their home and carted off a small quantity of cash and a silver ring.

PAL Aerospace not yet in operation in Guyana

-will not be working without gov’t approval, Gouveia says

Canadian aerospace and defence company PAL Aerospace will not be conducting operations in Guyana without government approval, according to Captain Gerry Gouveia, whose company Roraima Airways has partnered with the firm to provide surveillance services to the oil and gas sector in Guyana.