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A Congress of the People supporter waves posters of the COP leader Prakash Ramadhar in the midst of UNC
supporters during a meeting at the Massy Foods carpark in St Augustine yesterday.
PHOTO: MARCUS GONZALES
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-
Bissessar yesterday vowed to
never to stop laptop distributions
to students if she is returned to
office. She also pledged to make
Tobago a duty free haven to boss
the tourism industry there.
Speaking at a People's Part-
nership meeting at Massy Stores
carpark in St Augustine, Persad-
Bissessar disclosed that in her five
years of governance, 95,000 lap-
tops had been given out. She also
revealed two other initiatives
where students will benefit.
"I will give a computer to every
first-year university student and
also, on a phased basis, to give
Tablets/iPads to children in the
primary schools. They must be
equipped in today's digital world,"
She said the laptop distribution
had been successful so far, as only
one had been reported stolen,
adding, "We were able to get it
back within one day's time due
to the technology installed in the
announced that her Government
would make Tobago a duty free
country if returned to office.
"This will attract tourists and
bring in revenue from tourism.
We will also build a mariner in
Tobago, which will also bring in
revenue through tourism," she
The PM also sought to bring
relief to squatters in the St Augus-
tine South area.
Echoing the words of St
Augustine candidate Prakash
Ramadhar, who spoke earlier, Per-
sad-Bissessar said that by the end
of this week people will be given
their title deeds.
She said title deeds have already
been given out to the people of
Tobago and assured that the exer-
cise would continue.
In his speech earlier, St Joseph
candidate Vasant Bharath said the
People's Partnership Government
had halted growth decline and
further disclosed that 11,000 new
businesses had started in the last
five years, with about 56,000 jobs
He also said foreign investment
had increased about five times,
from US$500,000 to US$2.5 bil-
A People s National
activist preparing for
yesterday s political
meeting in San Fer-
nando was attacked
and his car damaged
by an alleged United National Congress
supporter on Saturday.
According to police, Marlon Remy, 35,
of Circle Drive, Embacadere, was putting
up flags and stickers bearing the PNM
symbols around the community shortly
after 4 pm when the incident occurred.
He told San Fernando police that the
suspect, a man he
knows from the area,
began covering his
stickers with UNC
stickers and removing
the PNM flags.
Remy said when he
confronted the man he was attacked and
received slight injuries to his head while
the windscreen of his car was shattered.
Police went in search of the suspect,
whom they said was mentally unstable,
but Remy later decided not to pursue
the matter. (KF)
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PNM supporter attacked
while posting symbols
Two foreigners, from England and
India, were among 23 people arrest-
ed over the weekend in Tobago for
driving under the influence of alco-
hol as the police ramped up their
activities to coincide with the Carib
Great Race weekend.
They are all expected to appear
before a Scarborough magistrate
The T&T Guardian was told that
a party of officers from Traffic Branch
in Aranjuez, San Juan, went over to
the sister isle to conduct road block
exercises over the weekend.
The officers conducted four major
police exercises in Scarborough,
Crown Point, Pigeon Point and Lam-
Three people were also arrested
for possession of marijuana during
the exercises, which were conducted
by Insp Jaikaran, Sgt Cadette, Cpls
Ramdass and Smith.
23 charged with DUI
offences in Tobago
PM: 95,000 laptops given to students
T'go to be made
duty free haven
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