CHUTNEY SINGER: ANAND YANKARRAN IS DEAD

January 9, 2017 admin 0

TRINIDAD and Tobago has lost one of its cultural exponents in the form of Anand Yankarran. Yankarran, 51, died of a heart attack at the Couva District Hospital at about 7.30 am yesterday. News of his death sent chutney song lovers, locally and as far as the United States and Canada, into grief. His wife, Vidia, told Newsday yesterday that […More]

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO STEEL PAN: Smaller Greens For Panorama

January 9, 2017 admin 0

If Panorama 2017 comes off, patrons to the Greens can expect a smaller venue. Richard Forteau, Secretary of Pan Trinbago, told Loop the Greens will return but it will be back to its original size. Last year, the Greens was expanded but suffered a loss of many party groups who opted out of the Panorama experience citing security and other […More]

OIL INDUSTRY: Citizens Urged To Support OWTU’s Plan To Strike

January 9, 2017 admin 0

While the management of Petrotrin and T&T’s employers believe that the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union’s (OWTU) threat of a strike is not in the best interest of the country at this time, it has received support from the World Federation of Trade Unions. In a statement on Tuesday, the WFTU expressed its support of the planned strike by the OWTU […More]

OWTU urged against carrying out strike

January 9, 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 9, 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]

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]

T&T Olympian Ato Boldon Named Sports Illustrated’s Best Television Analyst of 2016

January 6, 2017 admin 0

FLORIDA, United States, Wednesday December 28, 2016 — The successes of retired Trinidad and Tobago track star Ato Boldon have continued off the track. Boldon, a four-time Olympic medallist and T&T’s most decorated track athlete of all time, has been named as one of the best television analysts of the year by Sports Illustrated. The 42-year-old former sprinter, who celebrates […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]

Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill Split After Nearly 2 Years of Dating

January 6, 2017 admin 0

Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill have called it quits. Minaj, 34, broke the news in a tweet on Thursday, writing: “To confirm, yes I am single. Focusing on my work & looking forward to sharing it with you guys really soon. Have a blessed New Year. Love u.” Rumors of the couple’s split hit the internet last month after the 29-year-old rapper […More]

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