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Education Minister Anthony Garcia

Lakshmi girls Hindu College has taken home its fifth consecutive President's Medal.

Top CAPE performer from the school, Celine Roodal , as well as Shivanie Rampersad-Maharaj of Naparima Girls were announced today as the recipients of this year's President's Medal.

Education Minister Anthony Garcia said at a press conference Monday that Cabinet accepted the ministry's recommendation for the award of 400 scholarships coming from CAPE 2019.

The minister said performance at the secondary level continues to be "excellent" and there has been improvement in the Government schools.

For 2019, 179 of the scholarships awarded were in the "open" category, and 221 in the "additional" category.


Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan has instructed that planned road works on the Uriah Butler Highway this weekend be suspended so that the United National Congress (UNC) motorcade can proceed without hindrance.

A man who tried to evade a speed trap ended up being chased by the police who charged him with 16 traffic offences. Kipchogie Hicks was sent to jail and also disqualified from driving.

THE wife of a former local government councillor died yesterday from a suspected case of the H1N1 flu virus (swine flu). Julia Callendar, 33, was taken to the Point Fortin Area Hospital early yesterday and died around 4 a.m.