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Here is some important information about...
What is Shine?
"Shine" is e name of Guardian Group's 5K and 10K Charity
Walk and Run where all proceeds go to charities, whose focus is
on children in need.
Where and when is e race?
The Walk/Run will be held on Saturday 28 November, 2015. It
starts and ends at Nelson Mandela Park, St. Clair, next to
Queen's Park Oval. Start time: 4pm.
Who can enter?
The Walk/Run is open to all walkers, runners, groups, teams and
What is e registration cost and how do I register?
TT$60 per person. Register online at www.run2shine.com. You
can also register at Guardian Group's o ces and Express House.
Visit e website for more information.
Which children's charities will benefit?
The following are e main charities: Kids in Need of Direction
(KIND), Blink B-Mobile Foundation, Express Children's Fund and
e Just Because Foundation.
Where can I get more information?
For more infomation, including details about e race courses,
visit www.run2shine.com, email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 632-5433.
President of the Route 5 (brown band)
Maxi Taxi Association Brent Munroe is advis-
ing passengers not to pay the $1 increase in
the fare which went into effect on Monday
for the Penal and Siparia route from San
Munroe said the increased fare was illegal
as it was not sanctioned by him or the Asso-
ciation of Maxi Taxi drivers. He said the new
tariff card printed with the new prices does
not carry the official signature of the associ-
Munroe said he met with the national
executive body in Port-of-Spain on
Tuesday and a decision was taken to
report the illegal fare increase to the
He said the person who undertook to
increase the fare was a former executive
member of the Route 5 association, who
acted on his own.
"I am advising passengers travelling along
the Siparia and Penal route to and from
San Fernando, that they should refuse to
pay that increased fare. And I am advising
drivers who have implemented the increase
what they are doing is illegal."
He encouraged passengers to report to the
police or send the name and number of the maxi
taxi of any driver demanding the increase to their
email address --- email@example.com
Munroe said the 15 per cent increase in the price
of diesel and super fuel in the budget which was
blamed for the increase did not justify the fare increase.
"The increase in fuel cost for the small maxi is
$12 and $20 for the large maxis---works out to approx-
imately ten cents per passenger.
"We are of the view that we can absorb that increase
in the cost of fuel and we believe that it is both
unethical and unreasonable to charge every passenger
$1 to compensate for a $12 increase. In my opinion,
those drivers who are doing that are just greedy."
Last Saturday, the Port-of-Spain to San Fernando
taxi drivers arrived at a unanimous decision not to
increase their fares from $15 to $18.
Some maxi and taxi drivers across the country
have increased their fares on the basis of the hike in
fuel prices which went into effect on October 5.
Lotto fever has gripped the nation.
Punters are selecting their numbers carefully, study-
ing the charts and hoping a quick pick can land them
the highest ever jackpot of an estimated $21 million.
Agents in Port-of-Spain said hopeful players were
anxiously trying to pick the winning five numbers
and matching powerball for tonight s draw.
Officials of the National Lotteries Control Board
(NLCB) confirmed the estimated Lotto Plus Jackpot
of $21 million was the largest ever offered.
The largest jackpot ever awarded was $20 million
in May 2013.
NLCB officials said there was an increase "in traffic"
as Wednesday s Lotto Plus jackpot of $18 million
Agents in Port-of-Spain said while they had expe-
rienced an increase in the numbers of people buying
Lotto tickets, it was not a steady stream nor were
there any long lines.
However, they expected that will change by today
as the draw became closer.
One punter said: "It wrong for one person to win
all that," while his friend joked: "I want all. I have
real bills." --- Anna Lisa Paul
Lotto mania as
jackpot nears $21m
I would pay off all
my bills, give some to
charity and the church
and help my family.
I would buy a
better home, go
church and charity.
give $1 million
to charity. The
rest I would
use to take
care of my
wife is in the
now, so I could use
I want to help the
temple, help the
mosque and my
family and friends. I
also want to start my
I would give some
to charity and I want
to travel around the
world, I have gone to
some places but I
have always wanted
to go to Israel, so I
would do that.
I will buy property
and land for my
family, and once we
are set up, I will
donate to children's
homes across the
country. I also want
to start my own
daycare for children
with special needs.
I would retire early
and probably travel
the world. I will also
give a percentage to
What would you
do if you won the
$21 million Lotto?
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Route 5 association
not to pay increase
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