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CAROOOOOResidents of Point -a -Pierre Road , San Fernando are complaining about noise pollution emanating from a nearby construction site.

They have raised the matter with San Fernando Mayor, Kazim Hosein.

On Wednesday evening San Fernando West Member of Parliament, Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan, visited the site to investigate the complaints.

Speaking with reporters she promised to find out from the various ministries, if the business owner got the necessary authorization from the relevant authorities.

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Mrs Seepersad Bachan said she did not have all the facts surrounding the matter but would do the necessary checks to ensure regulations are not being breached.

News Power was reliably informed that the matter was raised at the weekly post cabinet news briefing today.

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Trade and Industry Minister, Vasant Bharath

Trade and Industry Minister, Vasant Bharath, is defending the consultation process to get input from various stake holders on the way forward for the foreign used car sector.

Trinidad and Tobago Automobile Dealers Association has been granted an injunction by the Court which will prevent the government from implementing a policy for the industry.

Automobile Dealers Association President, Visham Babwah, in a News Power Now interview Wednesday said the group is concerned about plans to introduce new dealers  without a probation period to monitor and ensure they comply with rules and regulations.

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However, in a News Power Now interview this afternoon, Minister Bharath said the government is determine to bring order and standard to the fast growing sector.

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karen montubrunThe Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute this afternoon announced the death of former Vice Chair, Karen de Montbrun who served the organization from June 2010 to May 2012.

TTTI says it is saddened by Mrs Montbrun’s death, adding that she was a prominent, much loved and respected member of the business and civil society communities and a valued member of the Transparency Institute.

The organization said she brought a wealth of experience and expertise, forthrightness and realism to the Institute and to the Board.

WAYNE MYSTARThe Trinidad and Tobago Police Service has issued safety tips ahead of the long holiday weekend.

Public Relations officer, Inspector Wayne Mystar is asking the public to pay close attention to safety practices while on the nation’s roads.

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He advised that the TTPS will be conducting several exercises on the roadways and is asking for the corporation of the public.

He also advised groups that will be camping to notify the authorities.

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Inspector Mystar said there’ll be an increased police presence during the Holidays but recommended that the public take precautionary measures for their safety.

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trinidad lifeguardMembers of the Life Guards Section of the National Union of Government and Federated Workers will highlight challenges they face on the job during a meeting today with Tourism Ministry officials.

The life guards have been complaining about a lack of man power at the nation’s beaches for the past three years.

Life Guard General Branch Secretary, Curtis Hernandez, in a News Power Now interview said the situation is heightened during the Easter Holidays.

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SWWTU President, Michael Annisette

SWWTU President, Michael Annisette

Port of Spain workers are now back on the job.

On Wednesday the employees engaged in protest action for a third time in two weeks.

They claim the demonstration stemmed from concerns raised about the process of wage negotiations.

Earlier this week representatives from the Seamen and Waterfront Workers Trade Union (S.W.W.T.U.) and Port Authority officials resumed wage negotiations.

It came after a conciliatory meeting was held between both sides at the Labour Ministry last week.

S.W.W.T.U. President, Michael Annisette, in a News Power Now interview this afternoon said the union is not in support of the wage proposal put forward by the Port Authority.

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He admitted that any protest action by the workers will impact operations at the port.

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