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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.


THE first tremor of an earthquake within the People’s National Movement (PNM) Tobago leadership took place last night, when Tracy Davidson-Celestine became the first female political leader of the PNM’s Tobago Island Council, dethroning Kelvin Charles in the historic run-off.

Calypso veteran Trinidad Rio (Daniel Brown) says he has collected his Carifesta payment.

“Yes I got paid,” an abrupt Rio told the Express yesterday via phone.

Rio caused a stir last Friday night when he put Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly on the spot about the payment at the opening of the Back 2 Basics calypso tent, at Roslyn Hall, Auzonville Road, Tunapuna.

POLICE are seeking to question one of their own after a policewoman violently prevented her colleagues from arresting her brother near their Maloney apartment and one of the arresting officers was shot and the suspect escaped.