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Trinidad and Tobago celebrates Mothers' Day

Battimamzelle and other fine dining restaurants were full today as Trinidadians and Tobagonians took their mothers out to lunch and celebrated the women who gave birth to them.

"Someone once said, 'Motherhood is neither a duty nor a privilege, but simply the way that humanity can satisfy the desire for physical immortality and triumph over the fear of death,'" Education Minister Tim Gopeesingh said as he wished Mothers a happy day today.

"On this day I remember my own dearly departed mother, who raised me and her seven other children from poverty into success, weakness into strength, and who never failed to demonstrate to us goodness, love, compassion and dedication. I honour her memory today with love, respect and happiness to have been blessed by God with her, and I cherish all mothers on this day.

"May God give them all blessings of health, safety, strength and wisdom to continue their task of raising our children, nurturing them, loving them and caring for them. In you, mother, our destiny lies, in you, our future continues, in you, our hope resides, in you, humanity is preserved," he said.

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY 2012
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UNC installs new executive - Kamla's speech in full



The United National Congress, the largest party in the ruling People's Partnership coalition Government today installed a new executive with pomp and fanfare.

The following is the full verbatim address delivered by Political Leader and Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
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Trinmar licence to be renewed

Petrotrin's license for Trinmar will be renewed and oil will be produced from the Jubilee discovery, Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs Senator Kevin Ramnarine announced today. He was speaking to business people at a breakfast event organised by the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Westmoorings.

His full speech was broadcast live on the Government's radio station 91.1 FM, with Ria Roopchandsingh reporting.

The announcement comes exactly one month after Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU) President General Ancil Roget vowed that Trinmar’s Jubilee discovery will not be produced within the next year or in the near future if the Government did not renew the licence to Petrotrin.

"With regard to Trinmar, I wish to announce that the Ministry of Energy will be renewing Petrotrin's licence for Trinmar. It is our view at the Ministry that the company has demonstrated that it has a well-thought out strategy to increase oil production in Trinmar from where it is today at 21,000 barrels per day to 35,000 barrels per day, and in my opinion, looking at the numbers, there is even more potential for further upside with regard to Trinmar," Ramnarine said.

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Bleeding gas line at Couva school stopped

Minister of Education Tim Gopeesingh this evening advised that arrangements are being put in place to ensure the health and safety of students, teachers and staff members of the Couva West Secondary School.

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Free laptops for Form 1s again this year



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Prime Minister opens schools for Marabella, Spiritual Shouter Baptists



Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar opened a new school for the people of Marabella yesterday. Education Minister Tim Gopeesingh released the photo above today as he remembered the schools the Prime Minister has opened so far for 2012. On Wednesday, May 9, 2012, the Prime Minister opened the Marabella South Secondary School (above) in which she is seen sitting in a classroom together with several other Government Ministers who attended the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Community Development Minister to open Activity Centre at Caura

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National Commission for Self Help Limited (NCSHL) celebrated its 25th Anniversary on April 17th 2012. As part of this celebration, NCSHL will commission the Caura Activity Centre in Caura Valley, on Saturday May 12, 2012 at 3pm. NCSHL, is a state owned company under the purview of the Ministry of Community Development. The Honourable Minister of Community Development, Nizam Baksh, will deliver the feature address, following which, there will be a the ribbon cutting and unveiling of a plaque at this new state-of-the-art facility.

Over the past five years, the number of persons living in Caura Valley has increased, with the population listed as 776, according to the 2011 Census. The main economic activities in the community are Agriculture, CEPEP and Re-forestation (minority).

Caura has limited recreational activity; there is one place of worship, the St Veronica Roman Catholic Church, one Eco-Park, one Agricultural Office located in Upper Caura and one Rehabilitation Centre, along with the Caura River.

Caura can now add another place for social gatherings with their new Activity Centre. Residents of Caura Valley can now host numerous activities and have village council meetings. Caura has two existing groups within the community, which are:

• Caura Village Council

• Caura Women’s Empowerment Group

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TCL shares trading 5 cents shy of all-time low



Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL) shares are trading on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange (TTSE) only 5 cents shy of its all-time low in August 2011.

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Energy Minister to speak on Deep Water Bid Round 2012



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Obama expected to declare support for gay marriage



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