Chow-Chow dog

A Chow-Chow dog, left, waits besides a Peruvian Hairless dog, right, during the International pedigree dog and purebred cat exhibition in Erfurt, Germany, Sunday, June 2, 2019. More than 3,600 dogs and around 160 cats with their owners and 49 breed judges from 15 different countries take part at the exhibition and the competitions during this weekend. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

When it comes to creating a disaster risk reduction plan, thoughts of including animals and more so pets are not included.

Now, an international animal welfare charity wants to change that and is urging Caribbean people to include livestock and pets when putting together their disaster risk reduction plan. “We believe that in order to protect people from disasters, you have to protect animals as well,” Aura Freeman, head of campaign on disasters at World Animal Protection.

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LAST week saw 1,346,042 shares traded on first tier market, a decrease of 14.24 per cent on the previous week’s total of 1,569,519 shares crossing the floor. The value of the shares traded was up by 15.62 per cent to $14,347,690.73 from the previous week’s value of $12,409,110.29.

Thanks but no thanks. Wheel and come again. This is the message president of the Public Services Association Watson Duke has sent to UNC political leader Kamla Persad Bissessar, who on Tuesday called for unity with the trade union movement, ahead of next year’s general election.

THE Chief Executive Officer of the Heritage Petroleum Company Mike Wylie has taken leave of absence from the job on medical grounds. This was confirmed by chairman of Trinidad Petroleum Holdings Company (TPH) Wilfred Espinet, who said the CEO was on sick leave.

SUNWING Travel Group, the Toronto, Canada-headquartered tour operator, is proposing to invest at least US$100 million ($680 million) in Tobago to create a 325-room, all-inclusive resort in the location on Courland Bay on Tobago’s east coast, which was once occupied by Turtle Beach Resort.