Trinidad and Tobago



    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Twenty Trinidadian youngsters learned how animation principles can be used to create animated stories about their life and how they perceive their future. Squash and stretch, anticipation and staging were among twelve basic principles of animation explained to the young participants at the Youth Training Centre (YTC) in Trinidad and Tobago during a one-day…

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  • PM bows out of debate

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago Debates Commission is appealing to Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar to re-consider her decision not to participate in a leader’s debate on Tuesday as the voters prepare to elect Mayors and Local Government councilors on October 21. The debate on Tuesday would have involved the leaders of the coalition People’s…

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  • Rambarran urges IMF to tackle Caribbean debt

    debt PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Central Bank Governor Jwala Rambarran has called on the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde to move quickly to address the debt challenges and low economic growth issues facing Caribbean countries. Governor Rambarran made the call at the 2013 Caribbean Breakfast Meeting with Lagarde at the Annual Meetings of the…

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  • Photo of Establishment of Regional Renewable Energy Research Centre advanced in Trinidad and Tobago

    Establishment of Regional Renewable Energy Research Centre advanced in Trinidad and Tobago

    A Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate cooperation on scientific, technical and policy aspects of energy efficiency and clean energy technologies through the exchange of ideas and information was signed between Trinidad and Tobago and the United States Department of Energy. According to Prime Minister of the Twin Island Republic, the Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, “Energy security interdependence is a critical issue…

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  • CCJ judgment validates RTC

    RTC PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Does the judgment of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in the Shanique Myrie case open the door for someone to have the court rule that governments of Caricom are violating the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas (RTC) and should therefore be forced to end their continuing resistance to having the CCJ replace the British…

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  • The reality—after CCJ ruling

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – THE ripple effects of the landmark ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in the case of the Jamaican Shanique Myrie vs the Barbados government, should shake the leaders of Caricom out of their  Rip van Winkle-like slumber to honour their commitment to unhindered free intra-regional movement of citizens of the regional community. Caricom…

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  • Farmers protest lack of action from Government

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Promises, promises and more promises. This is what angry farmers said they been receiving over the years from the Government. Various farming associations falling under the umbrella of the National Food Crop Farmers Association (NFFA) protested yesterday at the Norris Deonarine Wholesale Market, Macoya. At the protest, they held placards, banners and threw pumpkins and…

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  • T&T PM must lead Caricom in settling Haiti-DR dispute

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – From her busy schedule of travel and other obligations, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar must make time for an ugly crisis engulfing two member states of Cariforum, which shares membership with Caricom, of which she also serves as chairman. The crisis has been triggered by a Dominican Republic constitutional court ruling that threatens a devastatingly disparate…

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  • Making the Family Real

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Caricom Secretary General came to town last week and managed to deliver a lecture distinguished mainly by its silence on two of the most explosive issues in the Caribbean.  Within 24 hours of his lecture, one of them broke wide open. The Caribbean Court of Justice’s decision delivered last Friday in Port of Spain…

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  • Welcome clarity from CCJ

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – As a committed proponent of regional integration we, too, welcome the ruling delivered on Friday by the Caribbean Court of Justice in the Shanique Myrie case. The ruling by Sir Dennis Byron and his panel effectively sends a message to all Immigration authorities throughout the Caricom region that the days of arbitrary denial of access…

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