Disappointed by the low number of school children who took the vaccine over the past month, on Saturday Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley, announced that as of October 1, only fully vaccinated children will be allowed face-to-face learning in their schools. The vaccination of children has been rejected by several stakeholders who have raised concerns over its safety. Giving his perspective on the matter, we were joined by President of the Concerned Parents Movement, Clarence Mendoza
Union leaders have declared September 1 Freedom Day, when hundreds of people are being asked to come out – the day after the extended state of emergency is expected to expire – to express their displeasure at decisions taken by the government in the last 17 months.
Joining us to speak on this issue were President General of the Oilfield Workers' Trade Union Ancel Roget, General Secretary of the National Trade Union Centre (NATUC) Michael Annisette; President of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions Joseph Remy, and Clyde Elder, general secretary of the Communications Workers' Union.
In our Business Breakfast segment, The Trinidad and Tobago Fair Trading Commission (TTFTC) as part of its continuing efforts to promote a greater understanding of its work as well as to provide valuable information and explore the intricacies of the Fair Trading Act (FTA), we were joined by the TTFTC's Chairman, Dr. Ronald Ramkissoon and TTFTC's Executive Director, Mr Bevan Narinesingh.
In our Have Your Say segment, the phone lines were open, so our audience shared their thoughts on Saturday's media conference held by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley. This is what some of our viewers had to say.
August 31st marks 59 years of this country's independence. In a collaborative segment with NALIS, the National Library, we discussed the history and evolution of the great nation Joining us was Eintou Pearl Springer, Founder and First Director of the Heritage Library, NALIS Cultural Activist, Author, Storyteller and Poet.