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It looks like south schools have topped the SEA

Secondary Entrance Assessment results will be released to primary schools today and it looks like south Trinidad schools have produced to top performers. The Ministry of Education has instructed principals to collect the results at Education District Offices at 8am, for distribution to parents and pupils.

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Local religious leaders oppose US gay marriage ruling

Religious leaders were opposed to the United States Supreme Court ruling yesterday, which stated same-sex marriage was a constitutional right throughout the country-a historic victory for gay rights advocates. This decision, which strikes down bans against gay marriage that had previously existed in 13 states, comes after decades of protest and litigation on behalf of gays and lesbians.

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Spain looks for investments in T&T

"There is much to be gained from the existing double taxation treaty between Trinidad and Tobago and the Kingdom of Spain," said Spanish Secretary of State for International Co-operation and Latin America JesAos Gracia Aldaz in his address at the First T&T-Spain Partnership Forum at the Hyatt Regency in Port-of-Spain. The event was co-hosted by InvesTT Limited, the country's investment promotion agency with the Embassy of Spain in T&T.

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Strapped for cash

WITH the country in full general election campaign mode and the various political parties fine- tuning their electioneering machinery, the entity known as the Debates Commission, which is planning a leadership debate ahead of the 2015 general election, yesterday said it was 'actively seeking sponsorship'. In a media release, the Debates Commission called on businesses to invest in its event as a way of increasing public education.

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Commercialising breadfruit for food and nutrition securityJun. 29, 2015, 8:16 PM Ast

The Faculty of Food and Agriculture at The University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, will host the 2015 International Breadfruit Conference under the theme 'Commercialising breadfruit for food and nutrition security.' The conference takes place from July 5-10 at the Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain.

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Jack Warner extradition not yet requested, says U.S. Embassy

That's the message from the U.S. Embassy in Port-of-Spain, which this morning issued a release stating that the U.S. Department of Justice "has not yet sent any final requests on the Jack Warner extradition request to the Trinidad and Tobago authorities". The statement added that the Department of Justice "is still within the 60-day window specified by the treaty for the final request to be delivered."

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MSJ leader: Don't return Clico to Duprey

Colonial Life Insurance Company of Trinidad and Tobago must not be returned to the hands of former chairman Lawrence Duprey, but retained as a viable national insurance company that will be able to return dividends to policy holders and investors. Speaking at the party's weekly Sunday meetings at its office in San Fernando, Abdulah said, "Clico should be retained as an insurance company and should be restored.

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Student Arti shines

ARTI RAMROOP wrote her name in the record book of the North Eastern College in Sangre Grande, becoming the first student to earn 15 awards for scholastic excellence last Friday at the graduation ceremony for the Form Five class of 2015. Arti, 14, was given 15 trophies for achieving top grades in the school in the CSEC exams.

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Loitering woman put on bondJun. 28, 2015, 10:14 PM Ast

A WOMAN who claimed she was abandoned by her boyfriend and left without money appeared before the court on Friday, charged with loitering. The court heard that around 11 p.m. the police were on mobile patrol duty at the corner of Coffee and Cipero Streets, San Fernando, when they saw Shamilla Ragubhar standing near the roadway.

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11-year-old boy shot while asleep

A shooting spree early yesterday morning in the Plum Mitan, Sangre Grande left an 11-year-old boy injured. According to reports, around 3.55 am Bradyn Jurie, of Settlement Road, was asleep when his parents were jolted awake by loud explosions.

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HDC continues to distribute homesJun. 28, 2015, 9:33 PM Ast

Housing Minister Roodal Moonilal presents the keys to Aliaster Purcell and Sophia Campaine-Purcell for a Mora Heights home during the home distribution ceremony at Fairfield Estate Community, Princes Town, yesterday. Photo: Innis Francis continued the distribution of 100 homes a week, Housing Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal pledged that the process would continue after the September 7 general election.

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'T&T still facing teen pregnancy problem'

'be vigilant': Reema Carmona, left, wife of President Anthony Carmona, and Dr Vanessa Harry at the Radisson Fort George Hotel, Belize, last Thursday. TECHNOLOGY and poor parenting have enabled misguided behaviours among youths, including sexual irresponsibility, wife of President Anthony Carmona, Reema Carmona, said recently at a Belize City round-table meeting of the spouses of heads of government of the Caribbean.

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Nick Dean, financial analyst: Questions answered

The Ask Nick column has been a fixture in the Sunday BG since its start last year April, but while 'Nick' has been a wellspring of information for those seeking to improve their financial affairs, his real life alter ego, Nicholas Dean, 45, is a little more reticent. "I'm really an introvert," Dean said, as the Sunday BG turned the spotlight on the financial advisor, who is such an integral part of the publication.

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Popular Trinidad street food in Miami

HA MOMENT. IT'S A CULINARY EXPERIENCE THAT STARTED ON STREETS OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO AND IS NOW IN FLORIDA.

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TV6 to premiere Korean soap opera 'An Innocent Man' Jun. 28, 2015, 9:9 Am Ast

THE STARS: Song Joong-Ki plays the role of Ma-Roo and Park Si-Yeon is Jae-Hee in the Korean drama, The Innocent Man. SHAKE ON IT: Caribbean Communications Network chief executive officer, Shida Bolai shakes the hand of the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Doo-young Lee after an agreement to air a Korean series on CCN TV6, Independence Square Port of Spain, on Tuesday.

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Probe into high-profile cases still ongoingJun. 27, 2015, 8:51 PM Ast

Investigative sources say some of the cases are near completion while others are more technical and, as a result, the officers have sought the advice of their legal department. The criminal probes have seen detectives conduct interviews with employees of the Hall of Justice, while others have been conducted behind the walls of the Golden Grove, Arouca and Frederick Street, Port of Spain prisons.

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Local religious leaders criticise same-sex marriage ruling

Local religious leaders on Friday, denounced the US Supreme Court's decision to legalise same sex marriage. In a landmark decision Friday morning, the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right in a 5-4 ruling.

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Rowley wants - urgent probe'

Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley yesterday said that tapes played by Independent Liberal Party leader Jack Warner warranted "urgent police attention" to determine the veracity of the information. "To the extent that any of these allegations are sustainable it points to a disturbing trend of criminality in public affairs and disturbing developments of moral decay, which can only confirm our worse fears," he added.

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Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

Research and Markets: Uruguay Oil and Gas Strategic Analysis and Outlook to 2025 - Forecasts of Supply, Demand, Investment, Companies and Infrastructure )--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Uruguay Oil and Gas Strategic Analysis and Outlo... )--H.I.G. Capital affiliate completed the acquisition of the Plaza Eboli Shopping Centre in Madrid. The centre comprises over 31,000 square meters and tenants include Inditex,... )--During the first week of June, Woodville ISD's school board selected Hellas Construction to begin a Design/Build project that mobilized yesterday in Woodville, Texas... )--Echoing Green announced the 2015 class of 52 social entrepreneurs.

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Two arrested for arms, ammo in Arima

The 22-year-old man and 18-year-old woman were held at about 6.38 pm by officers attached to the Northern Division, executing a warrant at Semp Avenue, Cocorite Road, Arima. Fatal accidents which claimed five lives marred Father's Day celebrations yesterday.

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Sick of seaweed - corporations appeal for help

Chairman of the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation Terry Rondon, center, along with other members corporation remove seaweed from the shore line of the Cumana Beach on Trinidad's East Coast. Members of the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation remove seaweed from the shore line of Cumana Beach on Trinidad's East Coast.

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Five killed in Father's Day accidents

Undertakers remove the bodies of Dave Christian and Isiah Jones, both of Block 22, Laventille, who were killed when the car in which they were travelling crashed into another on the Priority Bus Route near Sixth Avenue, Barataria, yesterday morning. Photo: JEFF MAYERS Fatal accidents which claimed five lives marred Father's Day celebrations yesterday.

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Trinity Exploration's non-exec director steps down

Trinity Exploration announced that non-executive director Finian O'Sullivan will step down as non-executive director of the company as of 19th June. The Trinidad and Tobago based company are yet to reveal O'Sullivan's successor.

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Sir David Simmons - passionate - about CCJ

Sir David Simmons: "My personal philosophy of law and the legal practice is: practitioners of law should seek to demystify law, it is something that affects everybody - rich or poor; high or low." Widely regarded as 'the architect of the Caribbean Court of Justice , Sir David Simmons is passionate about the entire region divesting itself of the shackles of colonialism in this vital area.

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Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago added to UAE Ramadan charitable programme

Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here . The Caribbean is especially vulnerable to rising sea levels brought about by global warming.

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$6m mansion paid for in 6 cheques

CHEQUES: Three of the six cheques from Danny Enterprises Company Ltd for the four-bedroom mansion located next door to the Prime Minister's private Phillipine residence. Six cheques totalling $6 million were paid by Danny Enterprises Company Ltd for the four-bedroom mansion located next door to the private Phillipine residence of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

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Wallerfield racing returns Jun. 21, 2015, 9:59 PM Ast

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, second from left, and Sports Minister Brent Sancho, second from right, brought their familes to view the Caribbean Motor Racing Championships yesterday at the Wallerfield Racing Complex. From left are the PM's son Kris, grandson Kristiano and husband Dr Gregory Bissessar.

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Shell executives show faith in energy sector Jun. 21, 2015, 9:9 PM Ast

Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine greets Ton ten Have, Vice President for LNG Growth and Development from Shell to the local energy sector. Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine had a courtesy visit from executives of Shell on June 9, when Luis Prado, country chairman of Shell, introduced Ton Ten Have, the company's new vice-president for LNG Growth and Development.

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No leads yet on who was behind it Jun. 21, 2015, 9:3 PM Ast

Flashback March 23: Police officers speak to motorists on the Beetham Highway in Sea Lots during the nationwide traffic exercise. -Photo: KERWIN PIERRE There is still no clarity on who exactly was in charge overall of the men who participated in the roadblock exercises, known as the 'Total Policing' initiative, on March 23, 2015.

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The bones of our ancestorsJun. 21, 2015, 3:20 PM Ast

Photographer Dexter Philip photographs the grave of 19th century splantation owner Louis Bicaise, located on a hilltop at Rambert Village, near San Fernando THE teeth belonged to someone who survived childhood. Still attached to the lower jawbone, the molars show signs of a hard life; deep cavities, worn enamel, gum disease.

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Parliamentary Committee holds talks on oil industry

A delegation of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Mines and Energy, at the weekend returned from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where they held discussions on how to improve the local industry. They were engaged in a number of meetings on the promotion of best practices with the Malaysian Parliament as well as Officials of Petronas, the Malaysian National Oil Company, which operates as a global giant in oil exploration, production and distribution in 40 years.

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