Trinidad and Tobago

  • PM: US needs to do more for Caribbean

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad- Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday met with United States Deputy Secretary of State William Burns to discuss ongoing bilateral issues. According to a release from the Prime Minister’s office, the PM and Burns addressed several important matters affecting Trinidad and Tobago and the region, among them the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), which was…

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  • Sympathy for Boston

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – he savage attack on the crowds viewing and participating in the Boston Marathon on Monday was a ruthless assault on innocents that will serve to remind all in authority in democratic nations that cowardly attacks on civilians remain the most potent weapon in the arsenal of terrorists. To date, no one has come forward to…

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  • Hopes, challenges with Maduro

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – WELL, the fierce battle to elect a successor to the late president Hugo Chavez is over. However, a heavy cloud of uncertainty hangs over Venezuela amid official arrangements for Friday’s oath-taking ceremony of Nicolas Maduro as new Head of State of that influential oil-rich nation of the Greater Caribbean region. While he was Chavez’s candidate…

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  • Cariled gets new director

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Caribbean Local Economic Development Project (Cariled) has a new programme directo. Alix Yule will direct the six year CIDA funded Local Economic Development (LED) project within 14 Caribbean countries.  She will first be based at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) headquarters in Ottawa, Canada.  Yule brings a wealth of knowledge to Cariled with…

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  • T&T, Guatemala negotiate Partial Scope Agreement

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Senior government officials are in the final leg of negotiations with Guatemalan officials to sign off on a Partial Scope Agreement. The T&T delegation includes senior officials of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment; the Customs and Excise Division of the Ministry of Finance and the Economy, Solicitor General Department, Ministry of Food Production,…

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  • New initiatives to spur air links development in the Caribbean

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC –Aviation officials from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and South America will meet here in May to discuss initiatives aimed at developing air links between the regions, Trinidad and Tobago’s Foreign Minister Winston Dookeran has said. Addressing the opening of the 14th annual Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development (STC-14) here on Monday night, Dookeran, said…

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  • Court stays Clico judgment

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Court of Appeal yesterday granted a stay stopping the decision of a High Court judgment which ordered that almost 250 Clico policyholders be repaid their full investments in the failed insurance giant. The stay was granted by Appeal Court judge Alice Yorke Soo Hon during a chamber court hearing at the Hall of Justice,…

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  • Howai: CAL not another BWIA

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Caribbean Airlines (CAL) will not be filing for bankruptcy and is not another BWIA in the making, Finance Minister Larry Howai assured yesterday. “There is no such thought at this stage. The thing is the airline industry is a very difficult industry to manage. Throughout the world we have had a number of different airlines …

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  • International tourism officials warns of excessive taxes

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – A senior international tourism official has warned that increased taxes on air transportation and tourism will damage economies and reduce travel to destinations such as the Caribbean. Addressing the 24th annual Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development (STC-14) here on Monday night, Carlos Vogeler, the regional director for the Americas within the United Nations…

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  • Trinidad minister wants greater regional unity in selling Caribbean

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago is calling for a united approach towards developing the region’s tourism industry as it prepares to host the 14th Sustainable Tourism Conference (STC) here on Monday. The three day event is being held under the theme “Keeping the right balance: Enhancing destination sustainability through products, partnerships, profitability”. Host Tourism Minister Stephen…

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