HDC owed $12.4M

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THE HOUSING Development Corporation (HDC) is claiming $12.4 million it says is owed by a contractor at work on the long-delayed Victoria Keys, Diego Martin housing project, Housing Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal said as he described a litany of gaps and problems with projects in the area. Source: Newsday     

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Rajaee Ali: We have only ourselves to blame

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FORMER coordinator of the Carapo leg of the defunct Life Sport Programme, Rajaee Ali yesterday said he is not pointing fingers at those who have labelled him and others in his Jamaat, as liars and thieves. Instead he is blaming himself and his jamaat followers. Source: Newsday     

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'Stop beating your wives'

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IMAM Yaseen Fernandez, in his Eid-ul-Fitr sermon yesterday, called on Muslim men to stop beating their wives, telling the congregation during an open-air gathering, that he has to deal with a large number of women weeping in the face of licks from their husbands. Source: Newsday     

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Anil must resign

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WHILE declining to get into a “mud-slinging” match with Sport Minister Anil Roberts, former head of the public service Reginald Dumas, yesterday said he continues to hold the view that following the revelation of “grave” financial mismanagement and corruption in the Life Sport Programme, “according to the Westminster practice, the minister would take responsibility even if the minister is not ...

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Malala praises harmony in T&T

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Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai yesterday thanked Trinidad and Tobago for showing the world how people can live in harmony with each other. Source: Trinidad Express     

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London: Living examplars

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THA Chief Secretary Orville Lon­don, in his brief address, noted Muslims in Tobago have not only contributed greatly to Tobago society, but the Muslim community is one everyone can emulate. Source: Trinidad Express     

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TML president: Women have a right to education

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Dr Nasser Mustapha, president of the Trinidad Muslim League (TML) and sociology lecturer at The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, said, contrary to popular opinion, Islam advocates education for girls and women since it acts as a passport to social mobility and contributes to nation building. Source: Trinidad Express     

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‘Please pray for Gaza’

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Amid the festivity and conviviality synonymous with Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations, Imam Imtiaz Ali at Real Street Masjid, Real Street, San Juan appealed to the 300 Muslims gathered there yesterday to pray for the people of Gaza, the Palestinian region on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Source: Trinidad Express     

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