Air Canada debuts new flight to Trinidad

January 9, 2017 admin 0

The Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe, Minister of Tourism, hosted a welcome reception on December 20, 2016 for Air Canada Rouge’s new nonstop service between Toronto and Trinidad. Yesterday’s departure of Air Canada Rouge flight AC1880 marks the beginning of a new, year-round service between Toronto and Port of Spain as part of the airline’s ongoing global expansion. This new service connects […More]

Jovenel Moise Clinches Haiti Presidency, Poll Fraud Ruled Out

January 6, 2017 admin 0

WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (VOA) — Haitian businessman Jovenel Moise was declared the official winner of November presidential elections in the impoverished Caribbean nation on Tuesday, after an electoral tribunal ruled out allegations of massive fraud at the polls. Moise, who ran for former President Michel Martelly’s Bald Heads Party (PHTK), won with 55.6 percent of votes cast in the Nov. […More]

PM Rowley Highlights Outcome Of 2 Day Government Retreat At Media Conference

January 6, 2017 admin 0

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (GISL) — Upon completion of the two (2) day Government retreat, Prime Minister Dr. Rowley hosted a media conference on January 4 at the Diplomatic Centre, St. Ann’s. During the conference, Prime Minister Rowley stated that the main reason for the retreat was to focus and streamline the development programmes and activities to be undertaken by […More]

Prime Minister Rowley leads 2-day Government Retreat

January 5, 2017 admin 0

Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley, on Tuesday 3rd January led his Cabinet and other non-Cabinet members of Government in a 2-day Retreat focused on the country’s on-going Development Programme, at the Diplomatic Centre. Also attending the Retreat were the Permanent Secretaries assigned to the various Government Ministries. Speaking at the joint Ministers/Permanent Secretaries session, the Prime Minister highlighted the need […More]

OWTU urged against carrying out strike

January 5, 2017 admin 0

While the Oilfield Workers’ Trade Union plans on leading a strike at State-owned Petrotrin, one former Energy Minister is appealing to the workers and the Union to reconsider the action as he says a strike is not in the best interest of T&T or the company Speaking during an interview on Power 102.1 FM Tuesday morning, Ramnarine maintained that the […More]

Candidates file nomination papers for THA election

January 5, 2017 admin 0

Nomination day for the January 23, 2017 Tobago House of Assembly election got underway today with candidates from four parties filing nomination papers. Speaking on Power 102.1 F.M Tuesday morning, Tobago Forwards political leader Christlyn Moore said she expects things to run smoothly as it relates to filing her papers as all papers have been prescreened and approved. The former […More]

Longest serving Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank dies

January 2, 2017 admin 0

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) family deeply mourns the sudden passing of the Honourable Sir K Dwight Venner, the second and longest serving Governor of the ECCB, the Government of Grenada said in a statement today. The Government said: On behalf of the Chairman of the ECCB Monetary Council, Prime Minister the Honourable Gaston Browne, and all members of […More]

UWI degrees now accepted in China

December 22, 2016 admin 0

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has announced the official recognition of its degrees in China. In correspondence to The UWI Vice-Chancellor, Sir Hilary Beckles, dated December 15, 2016, His Excellency Ambassador Niu Qingbao, of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Jamaica, affirmed The UWI’s status as an approved university by the Ministry of Education of […More]

CDB Approves US$436M For T&T

December 21, 2016 admin 0

The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a country strategy for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for the period 2017 to 2021. The strategy proposes financial support of USD436.7 million from CDB. “This strategy underscores CDB’s longstanding commitment to helping Trinidad and Tobago achieve its development priorities,” said Dr. Justin Ram, CDB Director of Economics. […More]

Decriminalising marijuana a complex issue, says Barbados attorney general

November 28, 2016 admin 0

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Barbados will not be decriminalising marijuana just because other countries are doing so, without the proper supporting information on its effects, said attorney general, Adriel Brathwaite, who restated his position in the debate on legalising marijuana, during a recent meeting with Barbados’ ambassador to the United States, Selwin Hart. During the discussion, Brathwaite said Barbados had […More]

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