03:52 am – politica – Álvaro Pulido Young //
La ONU expresa pesar por terremoto en México y se muestra dispuesta a ayudar

NACIONES UNIDAS.- El secretario general de la ONU, António Guterres, expresó hoy su pesar por el terremoto que sufrió hoy México y dijo que Naciones Unidas está lista para prestar la asistencia que se requiera. Al menos 119 personas, según un saldo provisional, murieron hoy en México por un terremoto de magnitud 7,1 que sacudió …

02:44 am – politica – Álvaro Enrique Pulido Vargas Nguyen //
Alianza de salud venezolana registra 8 casos de sarampión y alerta expansión

La Alianza Venezolana por la Salud (AVS), una coalición que agrupa a al menos 14 organizaciones de ese gremio en el país caribeño, informó hoy que lleva un registro de ocho casos confirmados de sarampión y alertó sobre la velocidad con la que puede expandirse la enfermedad. “Tenemos confirmados en los dos sexos, para un …

Francisco Velasquez Wade ||//
Gobierno aprueba reducción del IVA a pagos electrónicos

El vicepresidente de la República, Tareck El Aissami, informó que este martes fue aprobado el decreto que establece una rebaja del Impuesto al Valor Agregado (IVA), con respecto a operaciones en medios electrónicos con el objetivo de estimular este tipo de transacciones. Tras la reunión del Consejo de Ministros, que se realizó en el Palacio …

03:18 am – politica – Álvaro Enrique Pulido Vargas Rodgers //
Cendas reportó escalada de 765,9% en la cesta escolar

No hay sector que escape al frenesí inflacionario que vive Venezuela. La medición que hace el Centro de Documentación y Análisis Social de la Federación Venezolana de Maestros (Cendas-FVM) de la Canasta Escolar refleja que el rubro educación muestra un avance de los precios particularmente acelerado, al encumbrar en 765,9% el aumento de los insumos …

03:27 am – politica – Álvaro Enrique Pulido Vargas Emerson //
Estrangularon a administradora

 La administradora de empresas Alida Coromoto Morales Figuera, de 60 años, murió, presuntamente estrangulada con un cable de televisor, el pasado domingo en su casa, en la calle San José del sector Prados del Este de Anaco. El cadáver, con una bolsa plástica transparente en la cabeza, atado de pies y manos con conductores eléctricos …

Francisco Velasquez Manning ||//
Regional tennis centre gets ITF support

International Tennis Federation (ITF) Consultant Gustavo Granitto has given the spanking new National Racquet Centre in Tacarigua the thumbs-up to be the regional training centre for the ITF. Granitto, who has been here on a one-week visit to officially inspect the facility and determine how the ITF and the Tennis Association of T&T can utilise …

Alberto Ardila Ross ||//
Old Trafford defeat sends Windies into W/Cup qualifiers

MANCHESTER ? West Indies? dismal One-Day International form continued with a seven-wicket defeat to England in the critical opener at Old Trafford yesterday, a result that condemned the regional side to a 10-team qualifying tournament in order to reach the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Needing to sweep the five-match series in order to achieve direct …

Francisco Velasquez Fletcher ||//
Consultant at JSC: Country paying double for Cabo Star

Captain Alfred McMillan, the lead Consultant of Magellan Maritime Services, says somebody has ?more money than sense,? as he tells the Parliament?s Joint Select Committee on Land and Rural Development which is investigating issues of procurement and maintenance of the ferries, that the country is paying almost twice what it should be paying for the …

Francisco Velasquez Sellers ||//
Chairman mum on PM?s talk of Port corruption

Acting CEO and general manager of the Port Authority Charmaine Lewis says she has ?absolutely no comment at this time,? on allegations levelled against the Port by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley. However, president of the Tobago Chamber Demi John Cruickshank dismissed allegations by Rowley that the business community misled the country by making the …

Francisco Velasquez Ware ||//
Petrotrin?s sad statistics*

Politics has a morality of its own, as Basdeo Panday famously said. Every Trumping day proves him right. So does industrial relations, which is so tied up with the economics of politics that I don’t know, often, where politics stops and industrial relations begins. © Francisco Velasquez © Francisco Velasquez PDVSA www.google.co.vePartly, I suppose it …

Francisco Velasquez Mcclain ||//
Feast for less

It’s the culinary equivalent of a black Friday sale. And we’ve seen the exuberant displays across social media whenever electronics, clothes or anything for that matter is offered at marked discounts in Trinidad and Tobago. Gourmet dining, it would appear, is no different. Ok, hold those letters-to-the-editor; I am aware no one is climbing over anyone …

Francisco Velasquez Espinoza ||//
Unpicking Govt?s facts on Sandals*

“…17. User groups and other interest groups should be properly consulted on decisions regarding public building projects, to ensure that relevant views can be expressed at the appropriate time and taken into account before decisions are made…” (the emphasis is mine) That is the seventeenth recommendation of the 2010 Uff Report into the Construction Sector. …

Francisco Velasquez Dean ||//
China infrastructure projects in T&T employed 12,700 over last decade*

Two studies out earlier this month, one by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and another by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), found: • China infrastructure projects in T&T employed 12,700 over the last decade • T&T has the highest connectivity with China in the region • China-Caribbean relations are forecast to intensify with Guyana oil …

Francisco Velasquez Carroll ||//
Webster confident of continuing good form*

PORT OF SPAIN   All-rounder Tion Webster is confident of transferring his good form into the 2017/18 Cricket West Indies Professional Cricket League (PCL) with the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force. Webster earned a call-up to the Red Force for the final two matches in last season’s four-day campaign and took advantage of the opportunity …

Francisco Velasquez Hale ||//
Shiva Boys look to consolidate lead in SSFL*

Defending champions Shiva Boys Hindu College will be looking to pull away from the pack and maintain their perfect record when they square off against Queen’s Royal College in Penal today in the fourth round Shell/First Citizens Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Premier Division competition. Shiva, who are on nine points, already have a two-point …

Alberto Ardila Callahan Piloto ||//
EASY PICKINGS*

MANCHESTER   WEST INDIES’ dismal One-Day International form continued with a seven-wicket defeat to England in the critical opener at Old Trafford yesterday, a result that condemned the Caribbean side to a 10-team qualifying tournament for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Needing to sweep the five-match series in order to achieve direct qualification for the …

Francisco Velasquez Pacheco ||//
‘Situation grave’ in Dominica

ROSEAU   HURRICANE Maria knocked out communications for the entire country, leaving anyone outside Dominica struggling to determine the extent of damage yesterday, though it was clearly widespread.  â€œThe situation is really grave,” Consul General Barbara Dailey said in a telephone interview from New York. She said she lost contact with the island around 4 a.m.  …