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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, has called on the Jamaican business community to intensify its partnerships with businesses in other CARICOM states. Persad-Bissessar said this was needed to ensure that member states reap optimal benefits. read more...



Monday, July 12, 2010

Kamla Persad Bissessar, the new prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago definitely stole the show at the recently concluded summit of CARICOM Heads of State at Montego Bay, Jamaica, not only for her nimble dance moves, and calypso relics, but for her tough, no nonsense talk, and sympathy shown to the... read more...



Saturday, July 10, 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, has confirmed that her government is prepared to honour the deal between Air Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines (CAL). She made the disclosure during a press briefing on Thursday in Jamaica.  read more...



Wednesday, July 7, 2010

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- Trinidad and Tobago’s first female Prime Minister and the newest addition to the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Kamla Persad-Bissessar, attended the 31st Conference of Heads of Government armed with a formidable slate of issues. read more...



Saturday, July 3, 2010

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The importance of understanding international standards as they relate to Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) issues and the ability to participate in the process at the international level, will be the focus of a sub-regional workshop to be held in Port of Spain Trinidad on July 7-8, 2010. read more...



Friday, July 2, 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Dr Christopher Tufton, has noted that Jamaican primary producers are being "short changed" within CARICOM due to a subsidised agro processing sector in oil rich Trinidad and Tobago. He accused the subsidised agro processing sector there... read more...



Monday, June 28, 2010

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (AFP) -- Trinidad and Tobago's newly elected Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar is launching a war on litterbugs in the oil-rich nation branded as one of the region's most unclean countries. As she addressed the official launch of a national clean up campaign late Friday... read more...



Friday, June 25, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Kamla Persad-Bissessar has hailed Guyana’s ‘very buoyant’ economy and joined the country’s President Bharrat Jagdeo in announcing that new bridges of economic cooperation will be built between the two countries. read more...



Thursday, June 24, 2010

ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad -- The economic costs of Invasive Alien Species (IAS) are beyond what farmers spend to control the pest and beyond the resources that agricultural scientists employ to determine best control strategies or loss in trade opportunities. This was the view of Dr Govind Seepersad. read more...



Thursday, June 17, 2010

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- A mad rush for seats is expected at Friday's historic opening of the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament and, as a result, the Clerk of the House and other officials had to limit allocation in order to accommodate a wide cross section of the community that wants to see... read more...



Saturday, June 12, 2010

The election victory of the People's Partnership in Trinidad and Tobago has ushered into office the first female prime minister of the twin island republic. I would like to congratulate Mrs Bissesser on her election victory and hope that she would be a much different leader than the many other Caribbean leaders. read more...



Friday, June 11, 2010

NEW YORK, USA (AFP) -- Suddenly the 100m field for Saturday's Diamond League meeting here is wide open, thanks to the injury withdrawals of Jamaican star Usain Bolt and American Tyson Gay. With both Bolt and Gay nursing apparently minor injuries, 2008 Olympic silver medallist Richard Thompson... read more...



Thursday, June 10, 2010

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -- West Indies middle order batsman, Brendan Nash, has said that he and his teammates are tired of losing and will use the Digicel Test Series against South Africa as another stepping stone to return to winning ways in Test cricket. “We’re sick of losing. We don’t like losing... read more...



Monday, June 7, 2010

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -- Trinidadians and visitors alike are still talking about last weekend’s inaugural fashion, food and funk experience that attracted local and international celebrities – from Trinidadian cricket legend Brian Lara to the world’s number one male supermodel Tyson Beckford at the upscale... read more...



Monday, June 7, 2010

Located at the southern tip of the Caribbean basin, the oil and gas-rich twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (hereafter “T&T”) often referred to as the rainbow country, is known for its flamboyant mixtures of cultures and succulent culinary dishes. T&T possesses one of the highest per capita growth rates in... read more...



Wednesday, June 2, 2010

It seems as if voters, at least in Trinidad and Tobago, go all out to boot out their leaders who are mismanaging their affairs. According to reports from Port of Spain, a group of close associates of former prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Patrick Manning, betrayed him on the May 24 elections. read more...



Saturday, May 29, 2010

Politicians, especially the senior ones who hold high offices like prime ministers or ministers of government, should not live in ivory towers and behave as if they are better than the electorate -- the people who put them in office. They should remember that they work for the people and behave as such. read more...



Saturday, May 29, 2010

ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- The Management Board of the Inter-American Agency for Cooperation and Development (IACD) of the Organization of American States (OAS) has approved an allocation of US$91,800 to facilitate the on-going execution of the project: Regional Network of Women in Politics. read more...



Friday, May 28, 2010

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (AFP) -- Trinidad and Tobago's former prime minister Patrick Manning has handed in his resignation as political leader of the People's National Movement (PNM), three days after being defeated at the polls. Manning said he accepted "full responsibility" for the loss. read more...



Thursday, May 27, 2010

ROSEAU, Dominica (AFP) -- Trinidad & Tobago will stage the fifth and final One-day International, and the first Test between West Indies and South Africa, which have been moved from the violence-torn Jamaica capital of Kingston. The West Indies Cricket Board confirmed on Wednesday that the ODI on June 3... read more...



Thursday, May 27, 2010

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  (AFP) -- Trinidad and Tobago swore in its first female Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar on Wednesday, completing a new chapter for this energy rich Caribbean nation. Persad Bissessar took the oath of office after her People's Partnership party's landslide victory at the polls. read more...



Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The newly elected government of the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago does not only have a woman as prime minister -- the first in the history of the country -- but it has a government that has a three-fifths constitutional majority, which would enable it to pass legislation that affects rights. read more...



Wednesday, May 26, 2010

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  (AFP) -- Kamla Persad-Bissessar, the first female president-elect of Trinidad and Tobago, began picking a cabinet on Tuesday and preparing for her inauguration in the former British colony. Yellow-clad supporters of her "People's Partnership" celebrated through the night. read more...



Tuesday, May 25, 2010

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (AFP) -- Kamla Persad-Bissessar was to become the first female prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago as her five-party coalition headed on Monday for a strong victory in snap elections in the former British colony. A subdued Prime Minister Patrick Manning conceded defeat. read more...



Monday, May 24, 2010

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (AFP) -- Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Patrick Manning conceded defeat in snap elections late Monday, confirming that Kamla Persad-Bissessar would become the first woman to lead the country. "What I do know is that we've lost the elections," Manning said on live television. read more...



Monday, May 24, 2010

Trinidadians and Tobagonians are going to the polls on Monday, May 24, to elect a new administration to govern the twin island republic for the next five years. Monday's election has been described as the Mother of all Elections and it is expected that it will have a nail biting finish.Close to 100 candidates are vying for 41 seats. read more...



Saturday, May 22, 2010

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  (AFP) -- Trinidad and Tobago heads for a tight race in Monday's snap elections called by Prime Minister Patrick Manning, with crime and corruption key concerns in the energy-rich Caribbean nation. Manning called the elections mid-way through his five-year term. read more...



Saturday, May 22, 2010

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Tourism Development Company (TDC) of Trinidad & Tobago has announced the appointment of Chantel Ross Francois as head of the newly formed Trinidad & Tobago Convention Bureau (TTCB). Focus will be on Trinidad becoming the conference capital of the Caribbean. read more...



Friday, May 21, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has been invited by the incumbent governments of Trinidad and Tobago, and Suriname to monitor their countries’ general elections, which both take place next week. The teams began arriving on 19-20 May to begin their observations. read more...



Thursday, May 20, 2010

Special voters have started to exercise their franchise for the crucial general elections in the oil-rich Trinidad and Tobago. The special voters, a total of 16,900, which include electoral workers, police officers, firemen, defence force officers and other persons who will work on elections day, have up to Sunday to vote. read more...



Friday, May 7, 2010

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (GIS) -- The Treaty on the Delimitation of Marine and Submarine Areas between the Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago has been posted on the government of Grenada website. The seven-page document includes details of the treaty which was signed by both countries' prime ministers. read more...



Wednesday, May 5, 2010

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (AFP) -- Trinidad and Tobago will ask the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to act, for the second time, as the official observer body for the May 24 general election, Prime Minister Patrick Manning said on Monday. "We are going to ask CARICOM to send its election observers to this election... read more...



Monday, May 3, 2010

It is the first time in 38 long years that the name Panday will not be on a ballot paper in Trinidad and Tobago. The opposition United National Congress (UNC) has omitted the daughter and brother of the founder of the party from the list of candidates to contest the May 24 general elections in the oil rich country. read more...



Saturday, May 1, 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- On May 1, Air Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines will implement a transition plan, which will see the lovebird continuing its operations under agreements with the Trinidadian carrier. Negotiations now complete, the airlines will formally sign a number of agreements to cement the deal. read more...



Thursday, April 29, 2010

As the Trinidad and Tobago election campaign intensifies, the media in the twin island republic is kept busy with varying headlines, which include the entry of outspoken judge Herbert Volney into the political arena; Prime Minister Patrick Manning chickening out of a debate with his rival, Kamla Persad Bissessar, and... read more...



Thursday, April 29, 2010

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Trinidad & Tobago is headed to Expo 2010 Shanghai China this week to market the nation on a global stage. The nation will exhibit in the CARICOM Pavilion from the 1st of May to 31st of October, 2010 with the theme “Trinidad & Tobago: We Are Next” and highlight five areas for growth. read more...



Thursday, April 29, 2010

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- Instruments of Ratification for the maritime treaty involving Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago have been exchanged by the Foreign Ministers of the two countries. Grenada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Peter David, and his Trinidad counterpart, Paula Gopee-Scoon... read more...



Thursday, April 29, 2010

LONDON, England -- New figures published this week by The Royal Commonwealth Society suggest that over 1 million Commonwealth citizens living in the UK, including at least 70,000 Caribbean nationals, could vote in next week’s General Election. Potentially representing more than 2 per cent of the electorate... read more...



Tuesday, April 27, 2010

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Senior officials of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime led by Regional Representative Antonio Mazzitelli met with the Executive Director Lynne Anne Williams and Executive Management of the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS). read more...



Saturday, April 24, 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Representatives from the Trinidad and Tobago Vision 2020 Office will be among a special contingent that will visit Jamaica from April 26 to May 1, to meet with representatives from the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), the national focal point is for the implementation of the... read more...



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