Pupils mark World Down Syndrome Day

By | March 21, 2018

THESE pupils of the Grant Memorial Presbyterian School in San Fernando did not have a wardrobe malfunction.

Source: Pupils mark World Down Syndrome Day

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International SEO: How to build a global footprint

By | March 21, 2018

Being successful on the international stage requires more than practicing basic SEO, says Contributor Jim Yu. You must make meaningful connections and adapt to local-level insights to make your mark.

Source: International SEO: How to build a global footprint

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Autistic man beaten in Canada

By | March 21, 2018

Ronjot Singh Dhami, 25, is one of three men suspected of beating a man with autism at a Mississauga bus station March 13, Peel Regional Police say. A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for his arrest on one count of aggravated assault.

Source: Canada-wide warrant issued for suspect in assault of man with autism

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Donald Trump lies to his base because he knows they’re stupid

By | March 21, 2018

Donald Trump lied to his Republican base and thought they were so stupid they would believe it, according to Jared Kushner. Mr Kushner, a property developer who is both President Trump’s senior advisor and son-in-law, reportedly made the remarks after he was challenged about Mr Trump’s prolonged interrogation

Source: Jared Kushner ‘admitted Donald Trump lies to his base because he thinks they’re stupid’

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Trinidad Jouvert records lowest attendance in history due to recent crime wave

By | March 21, 2018

Bare stands and vacant pavements greeted J’Ouvert revellers in the capital city of Port-of-Spain yesterday a dismal sign for vendors and organisers alike. Up to 8.30 am yesterday—the Lord Kitchener Stand, South Quay remained virtually deserted. It was a similar situation as the normally crowded streets along South Quay and Broadway, Independence Square remained devoid of spectators. A long-time supporter of Carnival, 60-year-old Mary Adams, of Belmont, who journeyed into the capital around 3 am— expressed surprise at the lack of spectators. “I got up extra early to come here because I know it always have people here and I wanted to make sure I got a good seat. Imagine, we have our pick now and we could even switch seats too,” Adams said, as she burst out in laughter. Asked why people may have stayed away, Adams opined, “It could be any number of things right now. I know the crime bad and plenty people frighten to come out although the police keep saying it is okay.” At exactly 4 am, Port-of-Spain Mayor Joel Martinez declared the start to the Carnival celebrations—while National Carnival Commission chairman, Colin Lucas said he was looking forward to what was shaping up to be an “interesting” season. He urged both masqueraders and spectators to have, “A great, safe and enjoyable Carnival 2018.” Also present for the formal opening was former mayor Murchison Brown. Chairman of the Downtown Carnival Committee, Wendell Stephens—who has been holding the position for the last five years — said he intended to step down following after this year’s season. He said, “chairing Carnival has been a challenge.” “However, it has been a challenge that I have managed to overcome during the last five years as chairman.” Stephen praised Supt Glenn Charles of the Port-of-Spain City Police as one of the main people who guided him through his years of organising the Carnival celebrations. Stephens said he was ready to pass on the baton. Asked what measures had been adopted to ensure the downtown judging point was safe for all users, Charles boasted, “The Downtown Carnival is one of the safest zones.” “This year, we did out homework to correct whatever little problems we have last year and we intend to keep it that way.” The main problem last year was the issue of crowd control as the larger bands positioned themselves for judging. “We have since brought in additional numbers to assist and because of the security threat, we are even more vigilant regarding people going up into the stands and we are keeping a more vigilant watch.” Charles said they were assisted by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) as well Court and Process Branch officers in searching spectators and arresting those on outstanding warrants. Insp Krishna Boodoo, who was in charge of the RBC carpark located opposite to the judge’s bandstand at South Quay, said “We want to ensure the masqueraders and the public using this venue are safe. We are wishing the Carnival goers all the best and a safe celebration.” He said they were ready for any emergency.

Source: Spectators scarce at city mud festival

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8 months Pregnant Mother beaten to death with brick

By | March 20, 2018

The woman beaten to death with a brick in Mayaro on Monday night was eight months pregnant.

Source: Battered with brick: Mayaro mom was 8-months pregnant

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Declining Birth Rates Causes Toy R Us to close down

By | March 20, 2018

Toys R Us will close or sell each of its more than 700 locations in the US. In the company’s most recent annual filing, it cities declining birth rates as a threat to sales. Births have decreased rapidly since 2008 in the US, especially among millennial women. Toys R Us was one of the last national toy chains, and other similar retailers could be in trouble. Millennials are defined as those born between 1981 and 1996. They’re more college-educated and marry later than previous generations.

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World’s last male northern white rhino dies

By | March 20, 2018

The world’s last male northern white rhino has died, the Kenyan conservancy taking care of it said, leaving only two females of its subspecies alive in the world, although scientists still hope to save it from extinction by in vitro fertilization.

Source: World’s last male northern white rhino dies

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Facebook accused of feeding data to Trump

By | March 19, 2018

It’s becoming increasingly clear that Facebook has never faced a scandal like the one it’s currently fighting through. Revelations over the weekend about its reckless sharing of user data sent its stock price plunging on Monday, and fresh calls for regulations on the social media network are looking more real than ever.

Source: This Time, Facebook Really Might Be Fucked

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Rowley blames Manning for 12 year Housing Delay

By | March 18, 2018

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday blamed politics in the PNM administration of Patrick Manning for triggering the 12-year delay in the construction of the Vieux Fort housing development in St James.

This project began in 2006 when he turned the sod as housing minister. It was halted, along with others, when a colleague reported to Manning, the prime minister, that there was a discrepancy in the Cleaver Heights project in Arima, and $10 million was missing, leading to Uff Commission of Enquiry into construction.

Source: Blame PNM – Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

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