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]

Vogue lists T&T as a hot destination for 2017

January 5, 2017 admin 0

Vogue has listed Trinidad and Tobago as one of the hot destinations to visit in 2017. T&T placed sixth on the list with Georgia, Oman and Langkawi, Malaysia, in the top three respectively. According to Vogue, T&T is the perfect alternative to Cuba which though still hot is logistically complicated to travel to for most Americans. “Rather than join the “mad rush” to experience Cuba […More]

Trinidad & Tobago Government makes good on its promise: Jehue Gordon finally receives keys to his HDC home

January 5, 2017 admin 0

On Tuesday November 15, the Honourable Randall Mitchell, Minister of Housing and Urban Development, presented track and field athlete, Jehue Gordon with the keys to his new home at Maracas Valley, St. Joseph. In his brief remarks, the Honourable Randall Mitchell, regretted the length of time it had taken to present Mr. Gordon with his keys but expressed his appreciation […More]

Zapping Zika: Puerto Rico Tourism Company optimistic for 2017

January 2, 2017 admin 0

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Experiencing a 96% reduction in the number of new zika cases since the peak in October 2016, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) is optimistic heading into 2017. Over the past ten weeks, there has been a markedly steady decline of reported new zika cases, with new cases of zika infection peaking at 5,317 for […More]

PM Skerrit urges collaboration over improving Windies

January 2, 2017 admin 0

(CMC) Caricom chairman Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit urged regional leaders to be less confrontational than they have been previously in addressing the parlous state of West Indies cricket. A number of regional prime ministers have been vocal about the present state of the game in the region, with the Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell and St Vincent & […More]

West Indies cricket 2016: 3 steps forward, 3 steps back

January 2, 2017 admin 0

By Garth Wattley (ESPNcricinfo)West Indies’ year began brightly with a trio of world titles, but then predictable bad blood between players and administrators affected results. The brilliant and the mediocre made for another unpredictable and challenging year in West Indies cricket. The unprecedented and unexpected capture of three global limited-overs titles in the first half of the year was tempered […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]

Government to spend $39.8 million on completion of 2017 carnival events

January 2, 2017 admin 0

Total subvention for “carnival component” (mas) is $7,290,000; for the “pan component” $23,085,000; and for the mas component $9,450,000, said Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly today in Parliament. She said close to 180 steel bands were given money as recently as last week. WHEN IS TRINIDAD CARNIVAL 2017? Officially Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2017 […More]

Woman has baby using ovary frozen in childhood

January 2, 2017 admin 0

(BBC) A woman has given birth in London after doctors restored her fertility using frozen ovarian tissue removed when she was a young child. The 24-year-old is thought to be the first in the world to have a baby after having an ovary frozen before the onset of puberty. Moaza Al Matrooshi, whose son was delivered at the privately-run Portland […More]

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