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WASA gets green light for restructuring

News Jada Loutoo 19 Hrs Ago The Industrial Court clock, Port of Spain. - SUREASH CHOLAI THE final hurdle has been cleared for the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) to go ahead with its transformational plan. On Tuesday, the Industrial Court dismissed an industrial relations offence by the Public Services Association (PSA) which sought to

[UPDATED] Inshan Ishmael wins again over wrongful arrest

News Jada Loutoo 19 Hrs Ago BUSINESSMAN Inshan Ishmael has won his malicious prosecution lawsuit against the State after his arrest in 2016 for allegedly being involved in a public protest outside the Guardian Media building in Chaguanas. At his trial on Tuesday, Ishmael described his arrest and prosecution as “lies and falsehoods.” Ishmael and

Elderly patients waiting an average of 10 hours for care at Irish hospitals

More than 35,000 patients were left waiting longer than 24 hours...

Don't be SAD: How to help beat Seasonal Affective Disorder

People are being urged to keep in touch with each other, and reach out for help, as the weather gets colder and darker. Many people can experience a real dip in their mood with what's known as Seasonal Affective Disorder - or SAD. So how can you combat the onset of the winter blues? Dr

O'Gorman 'hopeful' childminders included in cost-cutting scheme from next year

The Children's Minister Roderic O'Gorman has said he hopes to include childminders in the National Childcare Scheme (NCS) from next year. This would mean they could avail of cuts to childcare costs the same as a crèche. It comes after a 25% reduction in the cost of childcare was announced on Tuesday as part of

Budget 2023 'missed opportunity' to target most disadvantaged

Changes announced in Budget 2023 for children are welcome, but it was a 'missed opportunity' to help the most disadvantaged. That's according to the Children's Rights Alliance, which was responding to measures announced on Tuesday. This included a double Child Benefit payment of €140 and a lump sum Working Family payment of €500. The Qualified

Budget benefits poorest the most

Budget 2023 benefits the poorest in society the most, Environment Minister Eamon Ryan has claimed.  In his budget speech today, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe told the Dáil that he was increasing the Standard Rate Cut Off Point by €3,200 to €40,000.  It was a decision that Sinn Féin said “short-changed” struggling families on low

Budget 2023: Businesses to get €10,000 a month energy subsidy

Businesses will be able to claim a payment of up to €10,000 a month to help them with soaring energy costs, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will announce in today’s budget.  Companies across Ireland have warned they face closure without significant Government intervention and earlier this month Chief Whip Jack Chambers promised there would be

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Royals’ Cornwall: ‘One last push’ to CPL crown

Sports Stephon Nicholas 19 Hrs Ago Rahkeem Cornwall (centre) of Barbados Royals raises his bat after reaching his half-century, while his teammate Azaam Khan congratulates him, during their team's Hero Caribbean Premier League qualifier against the Guyana Amazon Warriors, on Tuesday, at the Providence Stadium, Guyana. PHOTO COURTESY BARBADOS ROYALS. - BARBADOS Royals all-rounder Rahkeem

Al Hasan not ready to panic: We’ve played good cricket

Sports Stephon Nicholas 19 Hrs Ago Barbados Royals pacer Kyle Mayers (left) celebrates the dismissal of Rahmanullah Gurbaz (right), of the Guyana Amazon Warriors, at the Providence Stadium in Guyana, on Tuesday, during the teams' Hero Caribbean Premier League qualifier. PHOTO COURTESY BARBADOS ROYALS. - GUYANA Amazon Warriors all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has sought to

No access to boats, say Scarborough fishermen

News Kinnesha George 19 Hrs Ago Fisherman John Wayne Edwards explains conditions at the Scarborough fishing depot last week. - Photo by David Reid Fishermen at the Scarborough Fishing Depot are voicing concern over the dilapidated conditions under which they are forced to work, which they say makes it harder for them to make an