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Mya cops Point Fortin Borough Queen title

Eigh­teen-year-old Mya Bartholomew of Aripero Vil­lage, Rousil­lac was crowned Miss Point Fortin Bor­ough Queen 2019.

The Up­per Six pupil of Holy Faith Con­vent, Pe­nal drew a step clos­er to take the ti­tle at the Point Fortin East Sec­ondary School as she ap­peared in each seg­ment of the show last Sat­ur­day.

Each del­e­gate on the night of the show rep­re­sent­ed a Caribbean coun­try. Bartholomew rep­re­sent­ed Do­mini­ca.

It's now an easy road - Buju gets official clearance into T&T

National Security Minister Stuart Young, has approved the entry into Trinidad and Tobago of entertainers, Buju Banton, Wayne Wonder and Luciano ahead of Sunday's "I Am Legend" concert.

The approval is for the period April 19 to 22, 2019.

The statement from the Ministry of National Security said that it is to facilitate the trio’s performance in the concert at the Queen’s Park Savannah on April 21.

More seats for Easter, Tobago Jazz

Caribbean Airlines says it will add new seats to the domestic air bridge for the Easter and Jazz weekends.

The airline says it has entered into a wet lease agreement with Danish Air Transport.

This wet lease will be solely dedicated to the operation of the domestic air bridge between Trinidad and Tobago, and will run from April 17 – September 08, 2019, to cover major peak travel periods.

Buju can't legally enter T&T but Young prepared to grant exemption

Buju Banton's criminal record does not give him legal access to Trinidad and Tobago because of this country's immigration laws.

But, if you're one of the thousands lining up to see him perform on Easter Sunday, don't let your heart fail as yet.

Minister of National Security, Stuart Young says he is prepared to give Buju an exemption to enter the country so that the concert can go on.

The minister was asked about the issue at today's post-Cabinet news conference.

"Buju Banton falls foul of our immigration laws in T&T," Minister Young said.

NCC owes $78 million to service providers

The Na­tion­al Car­ni­val Com­mis­sion (NCC) has racked up a debt of $78 mil­lion in the last two years.

The rev­e­la­tion was made be­fore a Pub­lic Ac­counts Com­mit­tee meet­ing chaired by Dr Bhoe Tewarie, as they ex­am­ined of­fi­cials of the NCC on the ex­pen­di­ture and in­ter­nal con­trols for the pe­ri­ods 2010 to 2018.

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