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Canine detection at airports from Thursday

The Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (AATT) says that effective Thursday 16th November, 2017, canine detection will be introduced as an additional security measure at the Piarco International Airport.

The AATT says this new feature will be introduced on a trial basis and is aimed at increasing the effectiveness of the security systems at the Piarco International Airport.

The AATT says the dogs and their handlers have been highly trained to perform in the aviation environment, and will function in accordance with international standards.

Tobago scheduled for 67 cruise ship calls this season

Tobago has launched its 2017-2018 cruise season with a welcome event for the first ship of the season, Crystal Serenity.

The event was coordinated by the Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation at the Port of Scarborough on Wednesday 15 November, 2017.

The ship saw a steady stream of passengers disembarking the vessel, enticed by the lively cultural showcase, which included the Tobago Ole Time Wedding procession, bele dancers and drummers.

Education Ministry, OWTU meet to discuss future of UTT

Minister of Education, Anthony Garcia has assured the Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU) that he will continue to explore all avenues to secure the best outcome for all stakeholders of the University of Trinidad and Tobago.

This comes amidst fears that the UTT will be closed because of a lack of funding.

Garcia: Ministry cannot remove teacher at San Fernando Methodist Primary

Education Minister Anthony Garcia has advised protesting parents of the San Fernando Methodist Primary School that the assistance being requested for the removal of a teacher at the school is the responsibility of the Teaching Service Commission (TSC).

In a statement issued the by the Ministry, the Minister reiterated that the responsibilities of the Ministry and that of the TSC differ and must not be confused to ensure that transparency is maintained in all matters.

Vasant pulls out "unfair & illegal" UNC elections

Vasant Bharath and his team reconnect have withdrawn from the United National Congress's internal elections.

Bharath who signaled his intentions early to contest the position of political leader says he cannot in good conscience participate in what he is calling an unfair and illegal election.

He was speaking at a media conference in Chaguanas this morning.

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