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Ian Alleyne pulled off TV 6 - it is alleged

It is alleged that CCN TV 6 has pulled one of its most popular programmes "CrimeWatch" hosted by Ian Alleyne off the air until further notice. Within less than one hour viewers will know if the rumour is true or if it is just alleged. The news comes in the wake of a clip that Ian Alleyne asked his director to run. The clip allegedly showed the rape of a 13 year old girl on "national television" as Alleyne would call it.

"Finally TV6's common sense prevailed!" said a former co-worker at WIN TV where Alleyne gained initial fame.

"Great News," said a Facebook user. "Ignorance of true Journalism is not an excuse Ian. May God help the young lady in question and I hope they (TV6) learn about sensitivity and justice."

"I am so sorry for citizens of this country now [because I don't know if you people] realise how much good this man had done!" said another.

Said another, "I agree the video was wrong to put on air but action was only taken 4 months after the police had info...too bad it was an avenue to highlight some of the crap people in high places do."

"He still made an effort," another said. "He did alot of shit but he also did good too."

"All who critizing Ian Alleyne none of you could ever be like Ian Alleyne," another fan said. "He risking his life for this country whereas all yuh just talking and no action. He is helping the poor by giving them justice because if he did not show the video on TV they would not catch the criminal. Four months now the info was in the police hands. Nothing [was] done. Now, he show[ed] the video and they catch the criminal all yuh want to cut him down. Get your facts right."

Said another, "My question is this: Did'nt he consult with his "special legal advisor" before airing that clip?"

Another viewer said, "Ian Alleyene was the same person who accused the police of harassment when they arrested a group of men on Nelson St but when the police showed a video with the same men robbing people, he had nothing to say."

More comments from viewers included:

"Thank you for stating that. If you have evidence of ANY criminal activity first thing to do IS GO TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT, not show it on a TV programme, and tell yourself you are fighting crime."

"The hunt is on for a new show to replace crime watch!"

"This is EXACTLY the kinda s**t that is associated with Ian Alleyne...bacchanal and scandal! The man is a clown, an opportunist and really heartless to expose such a sensitive issue to the public without consent of the young lady involved. He is the same one quick to defend his younger sister who made an ass of herself in club Zen and this is the best he can do.

"Ladies and gentlemen. Let's not go on and on. Be patriotic and involve yourselves in community activities that build stronger ties and family values. Most people do not know how sick, elderly, children are taken care of by selfless individuals in the community. Be a part not a commentator.

"That may be true but an arrest was only made after the story was highlighted and nothing can change that fact now. I agree not all members of the police force are bad but not all are good. That is why I think it is still a shame for the removal of CrimeWatch. Poor people need someone to stand up for them even if it means he gets ratings. Isn't that what the Governments do?"
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Graduate School of Business to host Regional Forum on Cluster Development

The Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business will host a Regional Forum on Cluster Development on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Speaking at the event will be Arthur Lok Jack – Chairman, Associated Brands Investments Limited; the Honorable Stephen Cadiz, Minister of Trade and Industry; the Honorable Fazal Karim – Minister of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education; the Honorable Winston Dookeran - Minister of Finance; the Honorable Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie - Minister of Planning; and a host of international speakers.
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NCSHL to distribute $1.8 million in grants along east/west corridor

Minister of Community Development, the Honourable Nizam Baksh (centre) presents a MRRG to a recipient (left), as Mayor of San Fernando, Her Worship Marlene Coudray (right) looks on, along with Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government, Nela Khan (second right) at the NCSHL grant distribution ceremony at the San Fernando City Hall in San Fernando on Friday September 16, 2011.
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Egyptian ambassador discusses environment with Minister Baksh

During a courtesy call today, November 4, 2011, at the Port of Spain Head Office of the Ministry of Community Development, Egyptian Ambassador to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, His Excellency Ali Saleh Mourad discussed with Minister of Community Development, the Honourable Nizam Baksh a wide range of issues including successes in Egypt with environmental sanitation and possible co-operation on the Clean & Beautify T&T initiative.

The Ambassador, resident in Caracas, was in Trinidad and Tobago for an official visit during the period November 2 to 4, 2011.

Caption: From left, Minister of Community Development, the Honourable Nizam Baksh, His Excellency Ali Saleh Mourad and Acting Permanent Secretary Ms Donna Ferraz during the gift exchange.

CREDITS: Photo courtesy the Ministry's Communications Unit

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Community Development Ministry to mark “Mediation Week”

The Mediation Division of the Ministry of Community Development will host a Community Outreach at the Central Main Mediation Centre in Warrenville, Cunupia on Wednesday November 9, 2011 at 1:30 pm, as part of “Mediation Week” to be observed from Saturday November 5 to Friday November 11, 2011.

Minister of Community Development, the Honourable Nizam Baksh is scheduled to attend the outreach and deliver the feature address. The theme for this event is “Building Confidence in Mediation in Trinidad and Tobago.”

The week of activities highlighting the work of the Division will be launched with an Interfaith Service at the Aramalaya Presbyterian Church in Tunapuna at 4:00 pm on November 5, 2011.

“Mediation Week” is being formally presented by the Mediation Board of Trinidad and Tobago, a corporate body established by the Mediation Act 2004. The Board performs and exercises various regulatory functions and powers under the Act which includes: Formulating standards for the accreditation of, and accrediting mediation training programmes, mediators and mediation trainers.

As a matter of policy the Mediation Board envisages creating a vibrant culture for mediation in Trinidad and Tobago where disputes and conflicts at every level of our society can be resolved peacefully through mediation.
The members of the Board are: