Trinidad and Tobago

  • TRINIDAD-CRIME-Police arrest businessman as investigations continue into sex allegation against form

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Police Tuesday said they had arrested a 50-year-old businessman during a sting operation as investigations continued into allegations that sacked government minister Dr. Glen Ramadharsingh had a woman perform sexual acts on him when she went for assistance to fast track an application with the Housing Development Corporation (HDC). The police said that the…

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  • Robinson has died

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Express- Former President and Prime Minister Arthur NR Robinson has died. Robinson, who had been ailing for several months, passed away at the St Clair medical Centre at around 6 a.m. He was 87. His passing was confirmed by National Security Minister Gary Griffith who said a State funeral was being planned.

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  • Photo of CEBO continues with Training of Trainers Workshop in Trinidad and Tobago

    CEBO continues with Training of Trainers Workshop in Trinidad and Tobago

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat led Creativity for Employment and Business Opportunity (CEBO) programme continued with a training of trainers workshop in Trinidad and Tobago on Monday (7 April). The project which is being funded under the CARICOM- Spain Citizen Security project is intended to enhance the capacity for sustainable livelihoods among youth by…

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  • Photo of Trinidad Names New Tourism Minister

    Trinidad Names New Tourism Minister

    Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has appointed Senator Gerry Hadeed as the country’s new Minister of Tourism. Hadeed, who had been serving as the country’s Minister of Communications, succeeds former Tourism Minister Chandresh Sharma, who resigned on Monday after allegations that he had assaulted a woman. Hadeed’s appointment makes him the fourth tourism minister in Trinidad since Persad-Bissessar’s…

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  • Tobago to get increase of British Airways flights from London

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, Express – Tobago will see an increase in British Airways flights from London, Gatwick from one to two per week effective October 2014. Diane Corrie, commercial manager Caribbean British Airways, said yesterday that the increase was in response to “heightened demand in leisure travel from the UK to Tobago”. Noting that Tobago was “growing…

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  • T&T pushes to lead Caribbean aviation industry

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, Guardian – With the signing of a collaboration agreement between US-based Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean nation moved one step closer to becoming a regional leader in the aviation industry. Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., announced the signing during the International Air and Space Fair (FIDAE) in Santiago,…

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  • Trinis hold marathon talks in Caracas

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, Express – The Trinidadian delegation who landed in Venezuela yesterday mor¬ning were locked in a marathon session all day into late yesterday eve¬ning with Venezuelan authorities as they sought answers involving the detention of 19 Trinidadian Muslims. The delegation, headed by Rear Admiral Richard Kelshall, arrived in the capital Caracas on a “fact-finding mission”,…

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  • Kamla to talk food security at Chogm

    Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar arrived in Australia yesterday ahead of the 22nd sitting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which takes place from October 28 to 30 in Perth. The Prime Minister, who was accompanied by Foreign Minister Surujrattan Rambachan, left Trinidad last Wednesday. Commonwealth leaders will discuss, among others, issues related to food security, sustainable development and…

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  • New state of the art recycling plant coming to T&T

    (Trinidad Express) In an effort to reduce Trinidad’s carbon footprints, Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Ramona Ramdial said, Trinidad and Tobago will have a state-of-the art recycling plant very soon. “The recycling plant would cost around $400mTT,” Ramdial said. She revealed this Wednesday during the prize giving ceremony of the “I Am Secondary School…

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  • Central Bank: Increase in agriculture supply

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, Guardian – Data from the National Agricultural Marketing and Development Corporation (Namdevco) indicates an increase in the availability of selected agricultural commodities at the Norris Deonarine Northern Wholesale Market (NDNWM) for the period July to December 2013, the Central Bank of T&T said in its latest Economic Bulletin. Among the major locally produced food…

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