Trinidad and Tobago

  • Photo of Trinidad Receives $40 Million CDB Loan for Energy Policy Changes

    Trinidad Receives $40 Million CDB Loan for Energy Policy Changes

    By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has received a $40 million policy-based loan from the Caribbean Development Bank to help reinforce “policy changes” in the energy sector, the bank announced. The policy relates to a sustainable energy programme on which Trinidad embarked in 2011. The programme is designed to “enhance the ability of the regulatory and legal framework…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Public Health Agency aims to reduce child obesity by 2025

    Caribbean Public Health Agency aims to reduce child obesity by 2025

    San Juan, (EFE).- The Caribbean Public Health Agency, or CARPHA, published a Plan of Action for Promoting Healthy Weights: 2014 – 2019, part of a push to reduce obesity among children and adolescents by 2025. CARPHA has an integrated strategy to address nutrition-related diseases in Caribbean countries, where the proportion of overweight or obese people is in the range of 28 percent to 35…

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  • Photo of Guyanese and Trinidadian nationals win CARICOM Annual 10k

    Guyanese and Trinidadian nationals win CARICOM Annual 10k

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Trinidad and Tobago’s Tonya Nero won the women’s leg of the CARICOM 10K Road Race for the third time in a row, when the event came off in St. John’s, Antigua/Barbuda on Sunday June 29 2014. Nero made it to the finish line in just over 38 minutes to claim the winning trophy along…

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  • Photo of Cybercrime in focus at ICT talks

    Cybercrime in focus at ICT talks

    A meeting of Caribbean Commonwealth officials with responsibility for ICT will bring the region’s eGovernance and cybercrime issues squarely into focus. The Caribbean Stakeholders’ Meeting on the Importance of ICTs and their Impact on Regional Development takes place in Port-of-Spain from today to Wednesday.   Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar will deliver the feature address at the opening ceremony for the…

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  • Photo of CARPHA and CTO Launch Tourism and Health Programme in the Region

    CARPHA and CTO Launch Tourism and Health Programme in the Region

    Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, May 06, 2014:  Closures of hotels and cruise ports due to outbreaks of communicable diseases, environmental challenges like climate change, and poor health and wellness in the tourism workforce, can result in significant losses in revenue. These were the major catalysts for the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) partnering to…

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  • Caribbean fertility rates low

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, Guardian – The assumption that the Caribbean is a hotbed of fertility is a fallacy, local experts say. Rising teenage pregnancies and large families with up to ten children can give a false picture of a highly reproductive population but, with a falling T&T birth rate (currently 15.2 births per year per 1,000 people),…

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  • New ferry for Trinidad and Tobago

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — An additional inter-island ferry will soon be available for passengers to travel back and forth between the sister isles of Trinidad and Tobago. The government is expected to invest at least $48 million annually to provide this newest service on board the MV Super-Fast Galicia. The service is expected to be a hefty $10 million…

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  • New therapy for advanced prostate cancer available in Trinidad and Tobago

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The Chemistry, Food and Drugs Division of the Trinidad Tobago Ministry of Health approved the introduction of Abiraterone Acetate to the country, the first-orally administered androgen synthesis inhibitor (testosterone) medication for the treatment of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Clinical trials have demonstrated that this new therapeutic resource for the standard therapy of patients…

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  • TRINIDAD-SECURITY-Government announces new unit to tackle crime

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government has announced the establishment of a National Security Special Operations Group to deal with criminal activities in the country. But National Security Minister Gary Griffith made it clear that the new unit comprising, highly trained and specialised people capable of dealing  with hostage negotiation, counter-terrorist activities and gang warfare,…

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  • TRINIDAD-LABOUR-Port workers embark upon industrial action

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Port workers have downed tools as management and trade union officials were meeting on Tuesday in an effort to end the industrial action that has affected operations at the Port of Port of Spain. The workers, some of whom have stayed away from the port, have erected red flags on the main road leading…

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