Anthony Garcia

TOPPING THE SEA: First placed 2019 Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) pupil Siri Vadlamudi collects her certificate from Education Minister Anthony Garcia during yesterday’s SEA Recognition Ceremony. The top 200 pupils received certificates at the event held at the Southern Academy for the Preforming Arts.

WITHIN the next five years, it is expected that the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination will be written online. This was shared by Minister of Education Anthony Garcia as he addressed the top 2019 Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) pupils during an SEA recognition ceremony yesterday, at the Southern Academy for the Performing Arts in San Fernando.

Garcia told the students, teachers, principals and parents gathered at the function: “As the national dialogue goes on, you will be hearing a lot of talk about the age in which we now live, the digital age. Our Chief Education Officer spoke to you that by the time you are ready to write CSEC, that will be done strictly online. It is because we are in the digital age and if we are to be successful then we are to make sure that our teachers and our students are able to come to grips with what we are offering.”


After 14 years before the court, those charged with corruption-related offences from the construction of the new Piarco airport may have to face a new preliminary enquiry.

National Security Minister Stuart Young yesterday wrote Police Commissioner Gary Griffith “with regard to damning allegations made by Mr Christopher Wylie in his book Mindf*ck, as it relates to the spying activities of Cambridge Analytica on the people of Trinidad and Tobago”.

THE probe into the UNC’s involvement with Cambridge Analytica took a major step forward with the Minister of National Security’s formal request to the Commissioner of Police to commence a criminal investigation.

Pupils who wrote the 2019 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) will have to wait a little longer to find out if they won national scholarships, as Cabinet has not yet approved a list of 2019 scholarship winners.

ALL lies. The UNC’s top brass have uniformly denied any knowledge of hiring, utilising or holding meetings in connection with Cambridge Analytica-type strategies designed to influence voter behaviour.