Parents, teachers and pupils of the Ramai Trace Hindu School have set off on a three-hour protest march from Debe to the Ministry of Education in San Fernando to press their demands for the immediate opening of the school. They have been joined by Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal and members of the community
More than 100 people began the six-mile journey around 9 am from Ramai Trace Junction at the SS Erin Road to the Ministry of Education's Sutton office where they intend to drop off a petition signed by more 1,000 stakeholders.
Immediately upon hearing that the police had stopped part two of a motorcade for retrenched workers, Police Commissioner Gary Griffith assured that full police cooperation will be granted once an application seeking permission is made by the Movement for Social Justice.
In an interview with Guardian Media, Griffith said the Monday motorcade had to be cancelled because proper protocols were not put in place. The motorcade, organised by the MSJ, was supposed to start at 7 am at Paramount headquarters and end in Port-of-Spain.
Head of the Hindustan Shiv mandir Pundit Kasheva Gosine has led devotees in a march against crime, saying many crimes in Princes Town go unreported.
The procession marked the start of the Hindu period of Navratri.
Gosine said the nine nights of Bhagwat (prayers) were meant to bring harmony in the community hard hit by crime.
The Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) will hold a march and a rally in San Fernando on Tuesday, to celebrate May Day.
May Day, which is also called International Workers' Day in some countries, is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement which occurs every year on May 1st.
JTUM issued the following statement with regard to tomorrow's celebrations.
Dozens of women police officers will be leading a march through the capital city today.
The lunch-time procession commemorates International Women’s Day observed on March 8th every year.
According to the network of Non-Government Organisations, this year’s theme focuses on rural women and girls.
According to a statement from the network, this year’s march comes at a time of unprecedented global movement for women and girls’ rights, gender equality and justice, sexual harassment, gender-based violence and discrimination.
As the world marked International Women’s Day yesterday, Woodford Square in Port-of-Spain was notably absent of women’s groups who failed to turn out in their numbers to voice their concerns about the violence perpetuated against women and girls.
This was the concern of Jamaat-al-Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu Bakr as he led a group of women and children from the Jamaat on a march through the capital yesterday.
The march took place down Frederick Street then to Independence Square, onto Duncan Street, on to Duke Street and back to Woodford Square.