discrimination

Strategic approach taken to reduce HIV/AIDS in T&T

There are roughly 11,000 people recorded as being HIV positive and living with HIV/AIDS in this country.

And health ministry officials say more and more people are ensuring they know their status by getting tested for HIV.

Coordinator of the HIV/AIDS Coordination Unit at the Ministry of Health, Keitha Kennedy, says Trinidad and Tobago continues to put up a good fight against the disease.

COLFIRE denies discrimination allegations

Insurance company, COLFIRE, is denying allegations of discrimination against an employee because of the texture of his hair.

This follows a Facebook post that includes a letter from the company's human resource manager Rhonda Oblington-Joseph to a worker Maurice Ramirez, threatening Ramirez with disciplinary action for an apparent breach of the company's policy related to proper grooming.

Woman claims hiring discrimination over hijab

A woman's dream of working for a popular local accessories and cosmetics store came crashing down, after she claims she was turned away for wearing a hijab, even after being offered the job.

Njemile Alexander says she is heart-broken as she claims she only found out that she was being refused, after she had already turned up for the job for which she had qualified.

In a post to CNC3's Facebook page, Alexander relates her story.