Undernourished figure rises by 400,000 in Latin American & Caribbean

For the third consecutive year, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced an increase in the number of people suffering from hunger.

In the case of Latin America and the Caribbean, 39.3 million people live undernourished in the region, an increase of 400,000 people since 2016.

According to the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018 (SOFI), globally almost 821 million people - approximately one in nine- were victims of hunger in 2017, an increase of 17 million in relation to the previous year.

Another family appeals for help finding missing woman

Yet another family is pleading for the public's help in locating a missing woman.

The family of Susan Maynard has issued an appeal for anyone know of her whereabouts.

The family says she was last seen on Tuesday in Chaguanas, on the Caroni Savannah Road, between the hours of 1 and 2 pm.

Anyone with information is being asked to call 341-7952, 399-1034 or 743-8733.

Teen in tears as siblings off to school

It's the first day of school today and once again Princes Town mother Nadia Singh will be heading out to neighbouring schools trying to find a transfer for her teenage son.

The 13-year-old, of Princes Town, feels he is losing his chance at having a successful life because his mother cannot afford to send him to the school he passed for after setting the Secondary Assessment Entrance Examination earlier this year.  

Children's Homes get over $150,000 in school supplies from TSTT staff

Over 140 students from 13 Children’s Homes throughout Trinidad and Tobago are now fully equipped for the dawning academic year having received a full complement of back-to-school supplies courtesy a host of TSTT employees.

The bmobile Foundation 2018 Book Buddies Programme culminated at TSTT’s Head Office on Edward Street, Port-of-Spain, on Tuesday, when several Children’s Homes were presented with overflowing packages of book bags, stationery, textbooks and craft equipment, all courtesy staff at TSTT.

Police give school supplies 10 families of homicide victims

Ten families of the victims of homicides are today the grateful recipients of donations of school supplies from officers of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI), following a brief ceremony held at the Trinidad and Tobago Police Retirees Association Conference Room, 1st Floor Riverside Plaza Annex, Besson Street, Port of Spain.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (Ag.), ‘Homicide’, Anthony James, who was present for the event, said the distribution was an important outreach initiative which will positively impact the lives of the children of the victims of homicides.

Police, fire officers, nurses to welcome Point-a-Pierre students back to school

Students from Pointe-a-Pierre Government Primary School will get a very special back-to-school surprise as they receive encouragement and cheers from a crowd of community leaders.

On September 3rd, 2018 at 7:45 AM, uniformed police officers, firemen, pastors, nurses and other professionals will welcome students on the first day of school.

Leading the effort is Key of David International (KODI), a local church based in Plaisance Park, Pointe-a-Pierre.

Pastor Mwale Henry says he hopes to inspire the next generation of leaders to take their education seriously.

McDonald's brings joy to children in closing days of school vacation

McDonald’s, Cipriani Boulevard, was transformed into a family fun zone on Friday 24th August for its grand Family Day event hosted by popular entertainer Tim Tim.

As the school holidays near a close, children and their families at the event enjoyed the special experience and participated in creative activities such as a mini fishing pond, Minute to Win It, sketch art, face painting, balloon art and games.

The Family Day was free to the public, and patrons revelled in the festive atmosphere with music and tasty meals.