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Yorke named Trinidad and Tobago's player of the year February 15, 2007
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad: Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke has been named Trinidad and Tobago's 2006 Player of the Year for the second successive year. Yorke played a major role in the Soca Warriors' success in qualifying for the World Cup for the first time. read more..

Trinidad PM admits breakdown in PetroCaribe talks February 15, 2007
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, Patrick Manning has admitted that cross-border talks have broken down, after the signing of the PetroCaribe agreement last July involving Venezuela and other countries in the region. read more..

Trinidad to supply Jamaica with LNG February 12, 2007
KINGSTON, Jamaica: At a press conference last week Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Patrick Manning, gave his commitment to fulfill his country's obligations under the liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, which was reached with the Jamaican government some two years ago. read more..

BP Trinidad aims to drill 10 wells from 2008 February 9, 2007
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Reuters): BP Trinidad and Tobago plans to drill 10 wells over a decade when it resumes oil and gas exploration in the Caribbean twin island state in 2008 after a one-year break, a company official said. read more..

Trinidad military get training in HIV/AIDS awareness February 8, 2007
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Some 53 officers from the Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force were on Wednesday part of the first batch in a series of training programmes on HIV/AIDS Awareness involving the US military. read more..

Trinidad government seeks to introduce witness protection and new hearsay evidence rule February 7, 2007
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Trinidad and Tobago Government is moving to provide increased protection for witnesses and persons who are required to give evidence in criminal court proceedings. It is also seeking to make hearsay evidence admissible in court. read more..

German firm wins $1.1bn contract for petrochemical plant in Trinidad February 7, 2007
MUNICH, Germany (AFP): German engineering conglomerate MAN said Tuesday that it has secured a contract worth 1.1 billion dollars to build a petrochemicals complex in Trinidad and Tobago. read more..

Trinidadian Kirk says victory at Millrose was a thrilling moment February 7, 2007
NEW YORK, USA: Trinidad and Tobago's Sheridan Kirk has said that his win in the men's 800-metres at the Millrose Games in New York on Friday was a thrilling moment for him. read more..

High-powered Canadian trade mission visits Trinidad February 5, 2007
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: A 27-member trade mission from Nova Scotia, Canada is now on a visit to Trinidad and Tobago to pursue business and investment opportunities. The undertaking is being described as one of the largest trade missions to the country. read more..

Sixty European tourists fall ill at Tobago hotel February 2, 2007
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Reuters): Sixty European tourists, mainly British nationals, fell ill with gastroenteritis at a hotel in Tobago and health authorities are considering closing its kitchen, a senior medical official said on Thursday. read more..

Trinidad High Commissioner's residence in Jamaica damaged by fire February 2, 2007
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Fire is reported to have damaged the official residence of the Trinidad and Tobago High Commissioner in Jamaica. The residence is located in the Jack's Hill neighbourhood of Kingston, where a number of heads of missions reside. read more..

Trinidad and Tobago a nation in terror, says MP February 1, 2007
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad: The people of Trinidad and Tobago are now living in terror and President George Maxwell Richards must now step forward and take leadership in restoring law and order, Congress of the People political leader, Winston Dookeran has said. read more..

Trinidad businesses send strong message to government over rising crime February 1, 2007
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the largest private sector organisation representing businesses throughout the country, has delivered a strong worded message to the Patrick Manning-led administration and all parliamentarians. read more..

Trinidad MP calls Ishmael arrest 'politically motivated' January 27, 2007
CHAGUANAS, Trinidad: The arrest of broadcaster, Inshan Ishmael was politically motivated and in fact, directly related to the wishes of the Government, Congress of the People political leader, Winston Dookeran has said. read more..

Trinidad's Ashby to race at Russian Winter Indoor permit meeting January 26, 2007
MOSCOW, Russia: Former Trinidad and Tobago champion Fana Ashby will make her professional career debut at the 2007 Russian Winter, an IAAF Permit Indoor meeting on Sunday January 28, in the Russian capital of Moscow. read more..

Letter: Firm disapproval over the arrest of Inshan Ishmael January 26, 2007
The Hindu Students Council wishes to express its firm disapproval over the arrest of broadcaster and businessman, Inshan Ishmael. The circumstances surrounding the arrest of Mr Ishmael are extremely worrying. read more..

Owner of Islamic TV station in Trinidad released after being held under Terrorism Act January 26, 2007
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad: Owner and broadcaster of Trinidad and Tobago's lone Islamic television station, Ishan Ishmael, has been released after being arrested for allegedly attempting to lead an illegal demonstration against the state. read more..

Letter: Connecting the dots in Trinidad January 26, 2007
It is time for the people of Trinidad and Tobago to wake up and connect the dots. Yesterday it was me, today it is Inshan Ishmael, tomorrow it could very well be you. read more..

Jaggernauth stars in Trinidad's win over the Windwards January 25, 2007
COUVA, Trinidad: A superb five-wicket haul from Amit Jaggernauth led Trinidad and Tobago to an easy 185-run win over the Leeward Islands on the fourth and final day of the third round of the Carib Beer Series at Couva on Tuesday. read more..

Fishing accord talks resume between Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago January 25, 2007
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: Negotiations on a bilateral fishing agreement between Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago have resumed. After a break of over three years, officials from the two countries met in Port-of-Spain this week for talks aimed at settling the dispute. read more..

Trinidad PM and top officials to go to court January 25, 2007
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago's embattled Chief Justice Satnarine Sharma, Prime Minister Patrick Manning, Attorney General John Jeremie, as well as Acting Chief Justice Roger Hamel-Smith, are all set to take the witness stand in court. read more..

Haiti beat Trinidad 2-1 to win Digicel Caribbean Cup January 24, 2007
PORT OF SPAIN , Trinidad: After the toughest route to the final, playing more qualification games than any other team, Haiti lifted the Digicel Caribbean Cup after defeating Trinidad & Tobago 2-1 in a thrilling final. read more..

Trinidad criminologist calls for stronger action against crime January 24, 2007
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: One of Trinidad and Tobago's best-known criminologists, independent Senator Professor Ramesh Deosaran, has made a call for strong and immediate action against persons who he said are bent on terrorising society. read more..

Soca Warriors see off Cuba to reach final January 22, 2007
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago showed just why they were the Caribbean’s favourite side this past summer when they overcame a very strong Cuban side to reach the Digicel Caribbean Cup Final, where they will play Haiti for the right to be crowned champions. read more..

Mary J. Blige, Diana Ross and Sean Paul added to Tobago Jazz Festival January 20, 2007
SCARBOROUGH, Tobago: Superstars Mary J. Blige, Diana Ross, and Sean Paul will be featured at the 3rd Annual Plymouth Jazz Festival in Tobago, which takes place from April 27 - 29, 2007. read more..

Pollard hits crucial half-century in Trinidad KFC Cup win January 19, 2007
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad: A sparkling half-century from teenager Kieron Pollard guided Trinidad and Tobago to an easy five-wicket victory over defending champions Guyana, as the second round of the West Indies limited-overs KFC Cup got underway on Wednesday. read more..

Trinidad's Prime Minister sees benefits in Irish model of development January 17, 2007
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: At a seminar this week held in Trinidad, Prime Minister Patrick Manning said he believes his country can learn some good economic lessons from the Republic of Ireland, measures that have been used by the Irish government to stimulate economic growth. read more..

Trinidad and Tobago show World Cup form in seeing off Martinique January 16, 2007
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago showed why they are the perceived the no 1 team in the Caribbean when they produced a professional display to defeat Martinique 5-1 in the Digicel Caribbean Cup Group Sedely Joseph in the Hasely Crawford stadium. read more..

Trinidad introduces machine readable passports January 15, 2007
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Immigration Division of the Ministry of National Security in Trinidad and Tobago will be implementing on January 24, 2007 a new Machine Readable Passport and Integrated Border Management System. read more..

Soca Warriors held in opening Digicel Caribbean Cup Finals tie January 13, 2007
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: After a spectacular opening ceremony unveiled the Digicel Caribbean Cup Finals in Trinidad, the home side kicked off the finals tournament with an extremely entertaining game of football. read more..

Lara's cancer treatment centre launches in Trinidad January 12, 2007
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: West Indies captain and batting maestro, Brain Lara, launched a cancer treatment centre in his name during a media conference in the Kapok Hotel in Port of Spain, Trinidad, on Wednesday. Lara said the launching was a bittersweet moment for him. read more..

CARICOM Secretary General praises Prime Ministers Douglas and Manning for critical roles during 2006 January 12, 2007
BASSETERRE, St Kitts: The Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Denzil Douglas and his counterpart of Trinidad and Tobago, Patrick Manning, played critical roles in ensuring the deepening of the regional integration process last year. read more..

Trinidad Senate president calls for full-time members of parliament January 11, 2007
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The President of Trinidad and Tobago's Senate, Dr Linda Baboolal, has spoken out in favour of making all Members of Parliament in Trinidad and Tobago full-time. Currently some members are serving part time. read more..

Protesting Trinidad doctors back on the job January 6, 2007
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Protesting doctors at the public health institutions in Trinidad and Tobago are back on the job after withholding their services and threatening mass resignations. read more..

UK producer to supply gas to Trinidad & Tobago January 5, 2007
LONDON, England (Bloomberg): BG Group Plc, the UK's third-biggest oil and gas producer, has agreed to supply natural gas to Trinidad & Tobago for 15 years from 2009, as the supplier expands its operations outside Britain. read more..

Parties meet in emergency session to end crisis at Trinidad hospitals January 5, 2007
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Public Services Association of Trinidad and Tobago, the recognised bargaining body for the country's public servants, met Wednesday with a representative group of protesting doctors. read more..

US crime fighter visits Trinidad for talks with local officials January 4, 2007
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad: American crime fighter, and crime consultant, Bernard Kerik, has arrived in Trinidad for talks with local officials on ways of curtailing the country's spiraling crime wave. The country has experienced at least three killings for the year 2007. read more..

Crisis looms at Trinidad public health institutions January 3, 2007
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Protesting doctors at the nation's public health institutions in Trinidad are threatening mass resignations. The action comes following an injunction filed by government to prevent them from abandoning their jobs. read more..

Trinidad inflation rate falls slightly January 1, 2007
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad: The latest data released by the Central Statistical Office in Trinidad indicate that headline inflation measured 9.6 percent for November, compared with 10 percent in the previous month. read more..

Trinidad's BWIA management blocks disposal of airline's assets January 1, 2007
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad: The Communications, Transport and General Workers Trade Union in Trinidad and Irenia Patterson, BWIA's acting area manager for Jamaica, through the industrial court in Trinidad, have blocked the management of the national airline from disposing of its assets. read more..

Trinidad seeking alternative sites for smelter December 27, 2006
CHICAGO, USA (Bloomberg): Alcoa Inc. has said that Trinidad's government approached it about building an aluminum smelter in an alternative location to that planned on the island's Cap-de-Ville, denying a report that the project was cancelled. read more..

New Caribbean Airlines appoints team for January 1 launch December 20, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: As the December 31 date draws closer for shutting down operations at Trinidad and Tobago national airline BWIA, another airline, the recently established Caribbean Airlines, has now appointed a new team aimed at making a smooth transition from BWIA when it makes its first official flight on January 1, 2007. read more..

Samsung wins $176m Trinidad refinery order December 19, 2006
SEOUL, South Korea (Bloomberg): Samsung Engineering Co., a South Korean construction company, has said it received a $176 million order to build a refinery for Petrotrin, the state oil company of Trinidad and Tobago. read more..

Illegal Trinidadian immigrant gets 30 years for shooting British policewoman December 18, 2006
LONDON, England (Reuters): An illegal Trinidadian immigrant who shot a trainee policewoman was jailed for 30 years last week for her attempted murder. Trevon Thomas, 24, shot Pc Rachael Bown as he ran away from police investigating a burglary. read more..

Letter: Trinidad is too small for aluminum smelting December 8, 2006
Some special interest groups are determined that Trinidad should serve as a site for ALCOA aluminium-smelting. This is extremely unwise and short-sighted in a small country with a quickly-growing population. read more..

Final Qualification Group J of the Digicel Caribbean Cup moves from Bermuda to Trinidad December 7, 2006
KINGSTON, Jamaica: The final qualification Group J of the Digicel Caribbean Cup has had to be moved from the originally proposed venue of Bermuda from December 12 -16 to now being held in Trinidad from January 5-7, 2007. read more..

Trinidad official escapes sanction over World Cup tickets December 7, 2006
ZURICH, Switzerland (AFP): FIFA's executive committee on Wednesday reprimanded its vice-president Jack Warner, but decided not to impose any sanctions following the illicit resale of tickets at the 2006 World Cup. read more..

Aluminum smelter debate begins in Trinidad December 7, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: A major aluminum smelter symposium has begun in Port of Spain, Trinidad. This comes at the same time as a raging debate over the setting up of smelter plants in the country announced by Prime Minister Patrick Manning. read more..

Jamaica head to Trinidad with qualifying spot in mind December 6, 2006
KINGSTON, Jamaica: Following their convincing 2-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago in the first leg of their CONCACAF Under-20 qualifiers in Kingston on Sunday, Jamaica left the island full of confidence going into Wednesday's return leg in the twin islands. read more..

Trinidad and Tobago to host major world conferences in 2009 December 6, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Preparations are underway in Trinidad and Tobago for the staging of two major world conferences to be hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago government in 2009. read more..

Trinidad bank moves to close takeover of Jamaican company December 6, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Bank of Nova Scotia Trinidad and Tobago Limited and the Bank of Nova Scotia Jamaica Limited have stated that the offer to purchase shares in Dehring Bunting and Golding (DB&G) was declared unconditional on November 27, 2006. read more..

BP Trinidad takes one-year break in exploration December 6, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Reuters): BP Trinidad and Tobago will take a one-year break from its exploration programme in 2007 after failing to find new hydrocarbons in the deepest well ever drilled in the Caribbean country, the company's chief executive said on Monday. read more..

Trinidad Muslim leader freed of charges of conspiracy to murder December 5, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Leader of the Jamaat-Al- Muslimeen in Trinidad, Yasin Abu Bakr, has been freed of all charges of conspiracy to murder two expelled members of his organisation. The judgment was handed down on Monday by Justice Mustapha Ibrimam. read more..

British court allows arrest of Trinidad chief justice December 1, 2006
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AFP): Trinidad and Tobago's Chief Justice Satnarine Sharma can be arrested and prosecuted on charges he attempted to influence the trial of a former prime minister, Britain's Privy Council ruled Thursday. read more..

Commentary: UPDATE: Privy Council rules arrest warrant for Trinidad Chief Justice is valid! December 1, 2006
I was not the least bit surprised yesterday by the news, which spread like wildfire throughout the Caribbean, that the Privy Council in London had ruled, unanimously, against Trinidad and Tobago Chief Justice Satnarine Sharma. read more..

World Cup Cricket fans in ticket rush November 30, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Trinidad and Tobago Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for ICC World Cup Cricket 2007 announced on Wednesday that Phase 2 ticketing comes to a close on November 30, 2006. read more..

US embassy officials in Port of Spain to observe World AIDS Day November 30, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Officials of the United States Embassy in Port of Spain, Trinidad, will observe World AIDS Day on December 1, at the island's Queen's Park Health Counselling Center. read more..

Trinidad and Tobago unveils new airline November 29, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Caribbean Airlines, the new air carrier to replace Trinidad and Tobago's national airline BWIA, unveiled its first aircraft in Port of Spain on Monday. The aircraft is a Boeing 737 with a seating capacity for 150 persons. read more..

Trinidad's inflation rate reaches double digits November 25, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Reuters): The rate of annual inflation in Trinidad reached double digits in October, rising to 10 percent from 9.6 percent the previous month, the fastest pace of price rises in 12 years, the central bank said. read more..

Trinidadian missing following plane crash en route to St Vincent November 22, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidadian national, 28-year-old Rashim Ibrahim De Silva, is one of two persons missing following the disappearance of an aircraft between Bequia and St Vincent & the Grenadines. read more..

Trinidadian Scott looking ahead to Beijing November 21, 2006
HAVANA, Cuba: Candice Scott, the Trinidad and Tobago World Championships and Olympic Hammer Throw finalist, said she is already looking forward to the challenge of meeting the performance standards for the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. read more..

'Play Mas' at Trinidad & Tobago Carnival 2007 November 21, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: With its massive masquerade bands, astounding costumes, pulsating music and unparalleled stamina for partying, Trinidad & Tobago Carnival is often referred to as the world’s greatest street festival. read more..

Trinidad's Yorke to focus on playing for new club November 20, 2006
SUNDERLAND, England: Trinidad and Tobago international Dwight Yorke has once again dismissed talks of ending his career following a number of reports suggesting that he may soon call it a day. read more..

Trinidad MP slams prime minister over land use proposals November 20, 2006
CHAGUANAS, Trinidad: Congress of the People political leader, Winston Dookeran, has slammed Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Patrick Manning, who has said he intends to create mixed communities using Caroni lands. read more..

Elton John and Al Green to headline Tobago Jazz Festival November 17, 2006
SCARBOROUGH, Tobago: Musical icon Sir Elton John, recording legend Al Green, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Gladys Knight, and Grammy winner LL Cool J are scheduled to perform at the 3rd Annual Plymouth Jazz Festival in Tobago. read more..

Trinidad and Tobago telecoms company pushes ahead with IP-based upgrade November 17, 2006
PETALUMA, USA: Calix announced on Wednesday that Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) has selected solutions from Calix to upgrade access lines spread over 125 locations on two islands. read more..

Trinidad reporters come under scrutiny for communicating with prisoners November 16, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: There is a controversy brewing in Trinidad and Tobago about a reporter's right to accept cell phone calls from prisoners. The issue stems from a reported prison riot last week at the Trinidad maximum state prison in Arouca. read more..

Indian vice president visits Trinidad November 13, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Vice President of India, Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat has paid a courtesy call on Trinidad and Tobago. He arrived in Trinidad on November 9 for the official visit and departed on November 11. During his stay, Shekhawat visited the Eric Williams Memorial Collection. read more..

Jamaican netballers capture Test series against Trinidad and Tobago November 13, 2006
KINGSTON, Jamaica: Jamaica's senior netballers sealed victory in their three match series against Caribbean arch rivals Trinidad and Tobago, when they defeated the visitors for the second time in the series on Saturday. read more..

Trinidad & Tobago prepares to host ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 November 10, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Preparations are already underway on the island of Trinidad, where thousands of cricket enthusiasts will be heading for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 in March. read more..

Trinidad's CWC security legislation gets knocking from opposition November 8, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Patrick Manning-led administration in Trinidad & Tobago came under heavy criticism in the Senate on Tuesday over security regulations for the 2007 Cricket World Cup tournament in Port of Spain. read more..

BHP Billiton makes oil, gas discovery off coast of Trinidad November 3, 2006
SYDNEY, Australia (Bloomberg): BHP Billiton, Australia's biggest oil and gas producer, has said it made an oil and gas discovery off the Trinidad coast that may be commercially developed. read more..

US Embassy in Trinidad institutes new visa application procedures November 1, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Consular Department of the US Embassy in Port of Spain Trinidad now has a new system for processing non-immigrant visas, effective Wednesday, November 1. read more..

Trinidad and Tobago gets good reviews from IMF November 1, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago continues to receive favourable financial reviews from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In its latest report, the IMF says the country is remaining on a good economic growth path. read more..

Trinidad Prime Minister hints at third aluminum smelter plant October 30, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Along with protests in Trinidad about the dangers associated with smelter plants comes an announcement by Prime Minister, Patrick Manning, that a third smelter could be on the way. read more..

Trinidad and Tobago has a new ambassador to Venezuela October 30, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidadian, Razia Ali, is the country's new Ambassador to Venezuela. Ali's Instrument of Appointment was delivered to her on Friday by Trinidad and Tobago's Foreign Affairs Minister, Arnold Piggott. read more..

CARICOM signs security agreement with US ahead of CWC 2007 October 30, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has signed an agreement with the United States, which now allows the US access to information about people traveling to and from the Caribbean and also within the region. The agreement provides for the sharing of airline passenger data. read more..

Trinidad Legal Commission turns down complaint by Chief Justice October 30, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Judicial and Legal Service Commission in Trinidad has turned down claims made by the island's embattled Chief Justice, Satnarine Sharma, that the country's Chief Magistrate had been involved in a conspiracy in relation to the Basdeo Panday trial. read more..

Trinidad Energy Minister visits China October 27, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago's Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Dr Lenny Saith, is part of a seven-member delegation visiting China. Saith's visit follows a long-standing invitation to the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago from China. read more..

Trinidad and Venezuelan Coast Guards on lookout for armed bandits October 27, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard and Venezuela's Guardia Nacional are on the look-out for two armed men, who abducted a 53-year-old man and stole a fishing boat to make good their escape. read more..

Former Trinidad PM gets parliamentary sendoff October 27, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: History will be created in Trinidad and Tobago on Friday, when the House of Representatives meets for a semi-official political sendoff for former Prime Minister, Basdeo Panday. The House will meet with Panday as the former MP says goodbye to Parliament. read more..

Trinidad national on US most wanted list October 26, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: A Trinidadian national is believed to be among ten most wanted men in New York City. The New York Daily News has reported that 38-year-old Andre Neversen, is wanted for murdering his sister, and his former girlfriend. read more..

Top US official for security talks in Trinidad October 26, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: United States Secretary for Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, is due to arrive in Trinidad Thursday for talks with several national security ministers of the Caribbean region. Discussions will focus on security arrangements for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007. read more..

Trinidadian John scores in Coventry win October 24, 2006
LONDON, England: Trinidadian striker Stern John scored a goal and made another as Coventry City defeated Colchester 2-1 at the Ricoh Arena in the lone English Coca-Cola League Championship match on Monday. read more..

Former Trinidad PM loses parliamentary seat October 23, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Former Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for Couva North in Trinidad, Basdeo Panday, has returned to private life after his seat was officially declared vacated last week by the Trinidad Parliament. The former PM had spent over 30 years in politics. read more..

UK police appeal to Trinidad and Tobago for help in capturing serial rapist October 21, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Visiting officers from the Metropolitan Police in London have appealed to Trinidad and Tobago for help in capturing a serial rapist. The officers held a news conference at Police Headquarters in Port of Spain on Thursday. read more..

High drama in Port of Spain as two men are rescued from financial complex October 21, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: There was high drama in downtown Port of Spain on Thursday night when two window cleaners working on the twin towers on Independence Square had to be rescued from the outer portion of the 17th floor of the financial complex. read more..

Digicel calls on competitor in Trinidad to stop blocking calls October 21, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Mobile telecommunications operator Digicel has called on its competitor in Trinidad & Tobago, the Telecommunication Services of Trinidad & Tobago (TSTT), to stop immediately its "anti-competitive practice" of blocking calls made from Digicel’s network. read more..

Trinidad government aims at poverty eradication by 2015 October 18, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago is aiming to eradicate poverty among sections of the population by the year 2015. read more..

Drugs and ammunition seized at Trinidad prison October 16, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: A parcel containing a gun, marijuana, cigarettes and a knife have been seized by the prison authorities in Trinidad. The seizure comes in light of several appeals by prison officers, who continue to stay away from the facility. read more..

Trinidad's murder rate climbs to 301 October 16, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago’s murder rate has now jumped to 301. Among the recent murder victims was 27-year-old Keston Peters, who was said to have been killed outside the Penal police station in south Trinidad on Friday. read more..

Commentary: The splendour of Divali: Highlights of the festival October 16, 2006
Trinidad and Tobago, land of Carnival, steel band, tassa, calypso and chutney, is the same country that gives the world its unique brand of Divali. Indeed, the Hindu Festival of Lights has become Trinidad’s second largest national open-air festival after Carnival. read more..

Trinidad & Tobago’s fantastic five October 13, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Beyond the dark sand beaches and curvy slopes, the dual-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago offers visitors a myriad of off-the-beaten path activities and extraordinary sights unique to the island. read more..

Trinidad & Tobago diplomat calls for OAS to focus on anti-poverty measures October 12, 2006
WASHINGTON, USA: Trinidad and Tobago’s Ambassador Marina Valere on Wednesday presided over the Organization of American States (OAS) Permanent Council, and urged a more serious look at measures to eradicate poverty and tackle concerns such as the needs of women and children. read more..

Trinidad budget debate ends in confusion October 11, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: In a surprise move the budget debate that followed Prime Minister Patrick Manning's fiscal package for 2007, ended abruptly in Parliament on Wednesday. read more..

Trinidad budget is a recipe for disaster, says opposition leader October 10, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago's Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says the Patrick Manning administration's 2006/2007 38 billion dollar budget is a recipe for disaster. She said government had lost its way in failing to deal with key issues. read more..

Trinidad casino owners outraged over threats by government to shut them down October 7, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Officials of the gaming industry in Trinidad and Tobago are preparing to take legal action against a decision by Government to crack down on their operation. read more..

Trinidad school gets US government assistance October 7, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The United States government, through its Port of Spain, Trinidad, Embassy, has donated computer equipment to the Trinidad Belmont Boys' Roman Catholic School in Port of Spain. read more..

Trinidad budget gets widespread reaction October 7, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago's national budget of TT$38 billion, which was presented on Wednesday by Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Patrick Manning, has begun to receive widespread reaction from the national community. read more..

Trinidad PM presents national budget for 2007 October 5, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: A reduction in inflation, greater social sector support, more emphasis on fighting crime and drug trafficking, increased focus on the energy sector and an expanded role for the non-oil energy sector, are some of the highlights of Trinidad and Tobago's 2007 budget. read more..

Trinidad's Chief Justice appears before Privy Council October 4, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago's Chief Justice Satnarine Sharma appeared before the Privy Council in London on Tuesday in an attempt to prevent efforts by the authorities in Trinidad to arrest him. read more..

Trinbago national among winners of Caribbean-American heritage awards October 4, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The names of the winners of this year's Caribbean Heritage Awards have been announced. The awardees include Trinidad and Tobago national, calypsonian Macarthur Lewis, who is known internationally as Calypso Rose. read more..

Trinidad and Tobago is new chair of OAS Permanent Council October 3, 2006
WASHINGTON, USA: Ambassador Marina Valere of Trinidad and Tobago assumed office on Monday as chair of the Organization of American States’ (OAS) Permanent Council. read more..

BP delivers LNG cargo to UK from Trinidad & Tobago October 3, 2006
LONDON, England (Bloomberg): BP Plc, Europe's second-biggest oil company, delivered a cargo of liquefied natural gas to Britain from Trinidad & Tobago, augmenting supplies in the UK. read more..

Bush waives restrictions on military aid to three Caribbean countries October 3, 2006
WASHINGTON, USA (AFP): US President George W. Bush has cleared the way for US military aid to Barbados, St Vincent & the Grenadines, and Trinidad & Tobago. read more..

Wall Street worries about Trinidad and Tobago spending October 2, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: With a booming economy and revenue from energy coming into Trinidad and Tobago, the spending habits of the Government have begun to worry Wall Street investors. read more..

Strong quake jolts Trinidad September 30, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (AFP): A strong earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale rocked Trinidad and Tobago on Friday, alarming locals and leaving major areas of the Caribbean country of 1.3 million without electricity. read more..

Seminar in Trinidad and Tobago seeks to strengthen teacher education in the hemisphere September 28, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: During a visit on Wednesday to the new campus of the University of Trinidad and Tobago, education experts from around the hemisphere learned about the country’s new policies to ensure that schoolteachers can earn a university education. read more..

Trinidad PM stresses drug trafficking and illegal arms trade as top security challenges September 28, 2006
WASHINGTON, USA: Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Patrick Manning, speaking on Wednesday at the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, stressed the multifaceted security challenge facing the Americas. read more..

Trinidad Foreign Affairs Minister resigns September 28, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago's Foreign Affairs Minister, Knowlson Gift, has resigned from the Patrick Manning Administration. The shock resignation came in a four-page letter to Manning as the Prime Minister was on a trip to the US. read more..

Thousands of Tobagonians protest against foreign land ownership September 28, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Thousands of Tobagonians have formed a pressure movement protesting against the sale of land on the island to foreigners. More than three thousand names have so far been collected by way of a petition. read more..

Infection scare forces increased vigilance at Tobago hospital September 28, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Infection control measures are being increased at the Tobago Scarborough Hospital, in order to ensure the vigilance of staff and the infection control team. read more..

Puerto Rico wants stronger trade ties with Trinidad and Tobago September 28, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Puerto Rico is said to be one of the countries in the region that now suffers from a critical trade imbalance and is seeking to increase trade with Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, and other countries in the region. read more..

Trinidad president speaks of 'political and social issues' facing the nation September 26, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago 's President George Maxwell Richards has spoken of what he terms "convulsions," which are taking place in the country as food and social issues currently affect the nation. read more..

OAS partners with Trinidad and Tobago on education seminar September 26, 2006
WASHINGTON, USA: A four-day seminar entitled "New Approaches to Policy and Practice for Teacher Educators in the Americas" opens Tuesday in Port-of-Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago. read more..

Commentary: Trinidad and Tobago's dirty peg to the US dollar and inflation galore: Fateful days for the economy September 19, 2006
Bolstered by significant foreign-exchange inflows to its energy sector, Trinidad and Tobago is achieving astounding growth in its GDP. Between 2002 and 2005, the country's international trade balance increased from US$237.7 million to over US$2.64 billion. read more..

Food security issues highlighted at regional workshop September 18, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: There is heightened concern about food security in the region and it is now believed that urgent measures must be taken to address the vulnerability of some Caricom member states on this issue. read more..

Warner to face hearing over FIFA World Cup charge September 18, 2006
ZURICH, Switzerland (AFP): FIFA's disciplinary body will examine allegations of illicit sales of 2006 World Cup tickets against one of its vice-presidents, Jack Warner, governing body president Sepp Blatter said Friday. Blatter said FIFA's Executive Committee decided to forward the case. read more..

Tobago Health Authority denies responsibility for infant deaths at hospital September 15, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Health officials in Tobago have denied reports that babies are dying at the Scarborough General Hospital as a result of poor administration and poor health conditions. read more..

More tension at Trinidad prisons September 15, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: President of the Trinidad and Tobago Prisons Officers Association, Michael Williams, says he has been banned by the authorities from entering the island's Remand Prison due to recent developments among the Prisons Administration and inmates. read more..

Letter: Mr Manning on fiscal responsibility September 14, 2006
While on vacation there in 2004, the Trinidad & Tobago government received about US$9 million. It equated to approximately TT$54 million. Television channel 5 reported how the money was to be spent. My calculation accounted for TT$9 million. read more..

Warner to face FIFA World Cup ticket probe September 14, 2006
ZURICH, Switzerland (AFP): FIFA vice-president Jack Warner and his son face a day of destiny on Friday as global football's governing body investigates corruption and embezzlement accusations against the pair. They are both accused of making money through the illegal sale of World Cup tickets. read more..

Progress for Caribbean tsunami early warning system September 14, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The United States Government, via its Agency for International Development of Foreign Disaster Assistance, has given the University of the West Indies St Augustine Seismic Research Unit in Trinidad a US$249,680 grant, which will be used to upgrade the Unit's seismic monitoring. read more..

Trinidad and Ireland discuss investment treaty September 13, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: A proposal towards the establishment of a bi-lateral investment treaty between Trinidad and Tobago, and the Republic of Ireland, was one of the major issues to emerge from recent discussions. read more..

BWIA to close down September 11, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago national airline, BWIA is to be shut down by December 31, 2006. A new company, Caribbean Airlines, is to take the place of BWIA. The decision to shut down BWIA was announced Friday following a meeting between labour union officials and management. read more..

Sydney FC say Trinidad's Yorke took club to brink of ruin September 11, 2006
SYDNEY, Australia (AFP): Australian A-League champions Sydney FC say they will play less for their next marquee player after being taken to the brink of financial ruin in their signing of Trinidad and Tobago captain Dwight Yorke. read more..

Trinidad Government plans continued borrowing from the IDB September 8, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Despite what government says is at the moment a buoyant Trinidad and Tobago economy, there will still be the need to seek financial assistance from financial agencies such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). read more..

US rejects claim by Trinidad PM of neglecting fight on drug traffickers September 8, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The United States Embassy in Port of Spain on Wednesday issued a statement saying that the US will continue to work with the Trinidad and Tobago government and the security agencies to continue the fight against drug trafficking. read more..

Trinidad companies for regional trade mission to Dominican Republic September 7, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: About 38 service-orientated companies in Trinidad and Tobago are expected to be part of a high powered regional trade mission to the Dominican Republic from October 16 to 20. read more..

Trinidad Prime Minister defends government's spending September 6, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Patrick Manning, has defended his administration's spending, saying it is for the betterment of the country. Speaking at a luncheon on Tuesday, Manning said government spends not because it wants to but because it has to. read more..

Trinidad government denies conspiracy in Chief Justice appeal hearing September 6, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Foreign Affairs has refuted claims that government is involved in a conspiracy to deliberately delay the sending of an appeal court file of Chief Justice Satnarine Sharma to the Privy Council in London for review. read more..

Trinidad & Tobago host steel pan concerts throughout September September 6, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago: Steel pan aficionados and novices alike can enjoy the powerful and melodic sounds of the only musical instrument invented in the 20th Century throughout the month of September during the Pan Yard Sensations. read more..

Gang leaders in Trinidad agree to end gang violence September 5, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (AFP): Major gang leaders in Trinidad have agreed to end gang violence in and around the country's capital city. Members of the various gangs gathered in the crime plagued community of Laventille for an anti-crime rally. read more..

Trinidad prison officers call for protection from inmates September 1, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago: The Prisons Association in Trinidad has called for the authorities to deal with outstanding issues affecting officers, which it believes contribute to disorder at the nation's prisons. read more..

Trinidad government moves to ease inflationary pressures August 31, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: As budget day nears, the Trinidad and Tobago Government is expected to remove Value Added Tax (VAT) on specific items in the next fiscal year. This is one of several measures that would be undertaken by the current administration. read more..

Drug abuse reported to be on the rise in Trinidad schools August 30, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: A recent survey conducted in Trinidad and Tobago has revealed that the use of alcohol and illicit drugs among students in public schools is on the rise. read more..

Trinidad labour unions demand more for working class August 28, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Labour unions in Trinidad and Tobago are threatening to take serious action if steps are not taken soon to increase salaries of the working class. read more..

Former Trinidad and Tobago president dies August 26, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Reuters): Noor Hassanali, who served as president of Trinidad and Tobago from 1987 to 1997, died on Friday at age 88, after a brief illness. read more..

Trinidad Government establishes Heritage Stabilization Fund August 26, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Trinidad Government is moving to establish a new Heritage Stabilization Fund to buffer against the uncertainties and potential depletion within its energy sector. read more..

Two Trinidad Digicel officials resign following company shake up August 26, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Two senior management officials of Trinidad and Tobago's Digicel Telecommunications group have resigned, following a reported shake up within the Group. read more..

Trinidad Central Bank raises 'repo' rate August 26, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Trinidad and Tobago Central bank has raised its REPO rate to 8 percent. The latest inflation figures released by the Central Statistical Office in Trinidad indicate that headline inflation measured 8.6 percent. read more..

Trinidad to begin public consultation on new Constitution August 21, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The government of Trinidad and Tobago is due to begin widespread consultation before the end of the year on a proposed new National Draft Constitution for the country. read more..

Trinidad gets new defence chief August 17, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Brigadier Edmund Dillon has officially been appointed to the post of Chief of Defence Staff of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force. read more..

Tobago House of Assembly blamed for denying disabled community a voice at UN Convention August 16, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Executive of the Trinidad and Tobago local Chapter of Disabled Peoples International, DPI, say the organization is in danger of not having a voice on a current United Nations Convention for persons with disabilities. read more..

Trinidad airports relax security following London terror threat August 16, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago has relaxed security measures at the Piarco and Crown Point International Airports. read more..

Trinidad labour union warns of massive retrenchment of workers August 16, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: At least one labour union is gearing up for a long fight with the Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago. On Tuesday the Communication Workers Union reported that some 345 of TSTT's staff are set to be retrenched. read more..

Trinidad Finance Minister dismisses reports of early budget August 15, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago's Minister of Finance, Conrad Enill, has dismissed reports of an August 21 budget presentation to the nation. Enill told the media that preparations for the country's 2006/2007 fiscal package were still underway. read more..

Trinidad & Tobago to get new defence chief August 15, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Trinidad and Tobago Army is to get a new Chief of Defence Staff before the end of this week. A new Chief of Defence Staff is to be appointed to replace Brigadier General Ancil Antoine. read more..

Japanese government delegation visits Trinidad August 12, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Minister of State for Gender Equality and Social Affairs in Japan is on an official visit to Trinidad and Tobago from August 9-12. Dr Kuniko Inoguchi and a 6-member delegation arrived in Trinidad on Wednesday. read more..

Former Trinidad Energy Minister to go on trial August 12, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: A date has been set for the trial of Trinidad and Tobago's former Government Minister of Energy, Finbar Gangar on charges of failing to declare his financial assets, contrary to the country's Integrity in Public Life Act of 1987. read more..

Trinidad airport remains on high security alert following London terror plot August 12, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Passengers now traveling through Trinidad's Piarco International Airport are now subject to tighter security regulations following the discovery of a plot to blow up aircraft enroute from the UK to the US. read more..

Trinidad Business Chamber responds to inflation indicators August 12, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce is calling for government to take immediate measures to ensure that citizens maintain an adequate standard of living in light of reports of worrying inflation indicators. read more..

Santos double powers Japan to Trinidad victory August 10, 2006
TOKYO, Japan (AFP): Japan won their first game under new coach Ivica Osim on Wednesday, with Brazilian-born Alessandro Santos scoring twice early to sink Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 in a friendly here. read more..

Trinidad's university principal re-appointed August 3, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Council of the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus in Trinidad has agreed to renew the contract of Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie as Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal of the St Augustine Campus. read more..

Trinidad's Appeal Court rules against Chief Justice August 2, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Trinidad and Tobago Court of Appeal has overturned a ruling which was made earlier by another judge preventing the arrest of the country's Chief Justice, Satnarine Sharma. read more..

Additional flight service from Trinidad to Tobago August 1, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Tobago House of Assembly recently announced an additional service from Piarco International Airport in Trinidad to Crown Point International Airport in Tobago. read more..

Privy Council blocks arrest of Trinidad's Chief Justice July 29, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The London-based Privy Council has ordered a continuation of an injunction by Trinidad and Tobago's high court that prevents any arrest of Chief Justice Satnarine Sharma, who is accused of perverting the course of public justice. read more..

More inflationary pressures for Trinidad's economy July 29, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Trinidad and Tobago Central Bank has issued another financial report. In its latest data, it says that the Central Statistical Office has revealed that the domestic economy continues to experience inflationary pressures. read more..

Letter: Cowboy justice July 29, 2006
This is exactly what we are fighting against in Trinidad & Tobago. Your writer, Mr Hall, has called the Chief Justice of Trinidad & Tobago a "bad justice." read more..

Trinidad remembers its 1990 attempted coup July 28, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is observing the 16th anniversary of the attempted coup of July 27 1990. read more..

Trinidad's Chief Justice steps down from judicial duties July 27, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad's embattled Chief Justice, Satnarine Sharma, has bowed to pressure, saying he has decided to step down from performing any judicial duties until his application for judicial review is heard. read more..

Trinidad & Tobago welcomes new Delta Air Lines service July 27, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Traveling from the land of peaches and southern hospitality to the cultural capital of the Caribbean and industrial epicenter of the West Indies is now easier than ever.. read more..

Trinidad President to take action on Chief Justice controversy July 26, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, George Maxwell Richards, says as head of state he will soon take action on the controversy concerning the country's Chief Justice, Satnarine Sharma, who is charged with perverting the course of public justice. read more..

Trinidad's Yorke unsure of future with Sydney July 25, 2006
SYDNEY, Australia (AFP): Dwight Yorke said Monday he was unsure of his playing future beyond his second and final season with Australian A-League football champions Sydney FC. read more..

Trinidad Law Association seeks advice on AG contempt of court claim July 24, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Trinidad and Tobago Law Association on Thursday made a decision to call in an independent senior attorney to advise on whether or not Trinidad's Attorney General, John Jeremie, is guilty of contempt of court. read more..

Canadian company to start drilling for oil in Tobago waters next year July 24, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: A reported shortage of drilling rigs has forced Petro-Canada to delay its exploration for oil and natural gas in waters off Tobago. read more..

Trinidad media left out of national security meeting July 24, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Journalists and reporters from the Trinidad media were on Friday left somewhat in the dark on details and matters discussed during an emergency meeting of the country's National Security Council. read more..

Grenada Bar Association president says Trinidad situation has lessons for region July 24, 2006
ST GEORGE'S, Grenada: The President of the Grenada Bar Association, Ruggles Ferguson, is concerned about the implications the situation involving Trinidad and Tobago’s Chief Justice Satnarine Sharma could have for the region. read more..

30 Trinidadians said to be trapped in war-torn Lebanon July 20, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: News reaching Trinidad indicates that about 30 Trinidadians of Lebanese descent were up to Wednesday trying to leave Lebanon to escape the bombing there. read more..

International conference salutes Tobagonian scholar July 20, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The International Society for Oral Literature in Africa (ISOLA) will host its 6th conference at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad from July 20 – 23, 2006. read more..

Trinidad's Attorney General claims Chief Justice is above the law July 19, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad's Attorney General, John Jeremie, has claimed that two court orders to stop criminal proceedings against the nation's Chief Justice, Satnarine Sharma, has virtually put the Chief Justice above the law. read more..

Trinidad & Tobago and Venezuela to sign hydrocarbons agreement July 19, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Governments of Trinidad & Tobago and Venezuela are soon to conclude an agreement for the unitizing of any hydrocarbon reserves that straddle their maritime boundaries. read more..

Trinidad's radical Muslim leader released on bail July 18, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad's Muslimeen leader, 64-year-old Imam Yasin Abu Bakr, after spending almost eight months in jail on charges of sedition, has been granted bail in the sum of TT$400,000. read more..

Tobago sets aside TT$20m for hurricane season July 18, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Tobago House of Assembly has allocated TT$20 million toward disaster preparedness for the year 2006. The fund has been set aside especially for the hurricane season. read more..

Trinidad prison officer shot by bandit July 17, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: A prisons officer attached to the Arouca Golden Grove Maximum State Prison in Trinidad has been shot and wounded by a gunman as bandits attempted to stage a robbery at a business establishment on Thursday. read more..

Trinidad national security officials attend prison reform conference July 17, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN , Trinidad: Officials from the National Security Ministry and the Trinidad and Tobago Prisons, are currently attending a major conference in Denver, Colorado on Prison Reform. read more..

Trinidad manager Beenhakker takes over as Polish coach July 12, 2006
WARSAW, Poland, (AFP): Leo Beenhakker, the Dutchman who led tiny Trinidad and Tobago into the World Cup finals, was Tuesday named the new coach of Poland, who made an embarrassingly early exit from the competition. read more..

Poland may name Trinidad manager Beenhakker as coach July 7, 2006
WARSAW, Poland (Bloomberg): Poland may appoint a new coach for its national soccer team next week, with Trinidad & Tobago manager Leo Beenhakker among the candidates. read more..

Trinidad Bureau of Standards employees stage protest against management July 6, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Over two hundred workers at the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards, a state agency in Macoya, east Trinidad, have embarked on a series of protests against what they say are improper management practices. read more..

Trinidad's Hislop signs for Dallas July 6, 2006
DALLAS, USA (AFP): Trinidad and Tobago's goalkeeping hero from the World Cup Shaka Hislop signed for MLS club Dallas from English Premiership outfit West Ham on Wednesday. The 37-year-old joins the MLS West Division leaders after an outstanding World Cup. read more..

Tobago's minority leader set to give budget response June 29, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Tobago's Minority Leader, Ashford Jack, is expected to respond to the island's 2.7 billion dollar fiscal package presented on Monday by Anselm London, Secretary for Finance. read more..

Two killed in Trinidad power company explosion June 29, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Two Trinidadian men employed at the Power Generation Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited have been killed and another seriously injured following an explosion on Wednesday morning. read more..

Baptiste and Harper win 100m titles at Trinidad Championships June 27, 2006
BACOLET, Trinidad: Collegiate Kelly-Ann Baptiste and Jacey Harper captured the men's and women's 100-metre dash titles at the Sagicor National Track and Field Championships held at the Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet, on the weekend. read more..

Yorke enjoys World Cup memories before career decision June 22, 2006
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany (AFP): Trinidad and Tobago talisman Dwight Yorke said he was still in the dark over his future after the West Indians' dramatic exit from the World Cup on Tuesday. Leo Beenkakker's tournament romancers lost their final Group B clash to Paraguay 2-0. read more..

Soca Warriors lose battle, but heads held high June 22, 2006
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany (AFP): Trinidad and Tobago coach Leo Beenhakker admits his Caribbean side still lacked the competitive pace to keep up with some of the world's top sides. But after the Soca Warriors' 2-0 Group B defeat some of his players are already looking towards the World Cup in 2010. read more..

World Cup dream over for brave Trinidad and Tobago June 21, 2006
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany (AFP): Trinidad and Tobago's dreams of qualifying for the second round of the World Cup came crashing to Earth after a 2-0 defeat to already eliminated Paraguay here Tuesday. read more..

Trinidad-born US labour leader calls on workers to speak up June 20, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad-born US labour union leader, Roger Toussaint, has called on the Trinidad working class to be vigilant and not to let government or foreign multi-national companies rob them of their wealth from oil and gas. read more..

Trinidad government to purchase third blimp next month June 20, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: National Security officials in Trinidad have confirmed that a third anti-crime skyship, commonly referred to as a blimp, will arrive in the country by July of this year, costing government an initial US$15 million. read more..

Digicel reaches over two million customers in the Caribbean with the launch of VoluBill’s Charge-it solutions June 20, 2006
PARIS, France: VoluBill on Monday announced the successful launch of its latest versions of Charge it™ for Browsing, Charge It™ for Delivery and Charge it™ for IP solutions in Digicel’s mobile network operations in Trinidad & Tobago and Haiti. read more..

Regional security for Cricket World Cup 2007 June 20, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Several security exercises for Cricket World Cup 2007 (CWC 2007) have already been carried out in Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados and other CARICOM States. The region is at present collaborating with regional law enforcement bodies and international agencies. read more..

Letter: The Soca Warriors June 20, 2006
I am a Trini at heart and I am very proud of my homeland. I know if God is for us, who in the World Cup can be against us. read more..

Rooney can fire Trinidad to second round, says Birchall June 20, 2006
ROTENBURG, Germany (Reuters): England's fit-again Wayne Rooney can be the key to help Trinidad and Tobago reach the second round of the World Cup, the Caribbean team's midfielder Chris Birchall said on Monday. read more..

Yorke calls on England allies to boost Soca Warriors bid June 20, 2006
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany (AFP): Tiny Trinidad and Tobago are bidding to cause an upset and create World Cup history when they face Paraguay in what promises to be a nail-biting Group B decider here on Tuesday. read more..

Jack set to replace Hislop in goal for Trinidad June 19, 2006
ROTENBURG, Germany (Reuters): Kelvin Jack looks set to start in goal for Trinidad & Tobago against Paraguay on Tuesday, with Shaka Hislop dropping to the bench, sources within the camp said on Sunday. read more..

Soca Warriors set for history-making battle June 19, 2006
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany (AFP): Tiny Trinidad and Tobago are bidding to create an upset, and create World Cup history when they face Paraguay in a Group E decider here on Tuesday. read more..

England's blushes spared against brave Trinidad & Tobago June 16, 2006
NUREMBERG, Germany (AFP): England stuttered into the second round of the World Cup here Thursday after late goals from Peter Crouch and Steven Gerrard handed them a flattering 2-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago. read more..

Caribbean Star and Sun airlines to expand Trinidad operations June 15, 2006
FORT LAUDERDALE, USA: Caribbean Star Airlines and Caribbean Sun Airlines announced Wednesday a major expansion in their Trinidad operations to take effect in July 2006. read more..

Beckham wary of threat from old friend Yorke June 15, 2006
BADEN-BADEN, Germany (AFP): David Beckham is an old friend of Dwight Yorke and knows his game inside out, which is why the England captain is wary of the threat he poses despite being 34. read more..

Scots backing unfancied Trinidad to trounce England June 15, 2006
LONDON, England (AFP): British bookmakers said Wednesday they were bracing for the biggest betting mismatch in World Cup history, with only a handful of Scots backing Trinidad and Tobago to beat England. read more..

England vow to turn on the style as Trinidad eye upset June 15, 2006
NUREMBERG, Germany (AFP): England will try to turn on the style as they attempt to secure their passage to the World Cup second round with victory over Trinidad and Tobago here Thursday. read more..

Trinidad have no fear of England June 15, 2006
NUREMBERG, Germany (AFP): Minnows Trinidad and Tobago play their biggest ever match against England on Thursday, but have no fear of their star-studded opponents. read more..

Trinidad hit by another earthquake June 14, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale shook parts of North Trinidad on Tuesday sending tremors through several areas. read more..

A time to win, not make friends, says Trinidad's Yorke June 14, 2006
ROTENBURG, Germany (Reuters): Dwight Yorke's "intimate" relationship with Rio Ferdinand will count for nothing when he gets even more up close and personal with his friend during Trinidad and Tobago's World Cup game with England. read more..

Trinidad president plans on World Cup success June 14, 2006
ROTENBURG, Germany (Reuters): The president of Trinidad & Tobago is so confident the Caribbean team can pull off another World Cup shock against England on Thursday he has extended his stay in Germany. read more..

Trinidad's Lawrence plays down Crouch threat in 'Battle of the Beanpoles' June 14, 2006
BADEN-BADEN, Germany (AFP): They might be giants, but Trinidad and Tobago defender Dennis Lawrence is playing down the chances of a 'Battle of the Beanpoles' when he comes up against England's Peter Crouch on Thursday. read more..

England determined to beat Trinidad June 14, 2006
BADEN-BADEN, Germany (AFP): England are determined to get their World Cup campaign back on track Thursday with a victory over Trinidad and Tobago that will see them march into the last 16. read more..

I can die happy, says Trinidad keeper Hislop June 13, 2006
LONDON, England (Reuters): Trinidad & Tobago goalkeeper Shaka Hislop said on Monday he could die happy after keeping Sweden at bay in a shock 0-0 World Cup draw in Group B. read more..

Swedes in locker-room brawl after Trinidad fiasco June 13, 2006
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AFP): Swedish captain Olof Mellberg and team-mate Fredrik Ljungberg had a bustup after a disappointing World Cup draw against Trinidad and Tobago, the Swedish press reported on Monday. read more..

Trinidad's Birchall reveals World Cup torment ahead of England clash June 13, 2006
ROTENBURG, Germany (AFP): Should World Cup minnows Trinidad and Tobago pull off another upset against England on Thursday, expect the Caribbean islands to party like never before. read more..

Eriksson mulling shock Rooney return for Trinidad clash June 13, 2006
BADEN-BADEN, Germany (AFP): England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson is poised to unleash Wayne Rooney upon Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday as his team seeks to wrap up qualification from Group B. read more..

BWIA employees protest over stalled wage negotiations June 12, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Operations at Trinidad and Tobago's national airline, BWIA, were almost brought to a halt on Saturday with a large number of employees calling in sick. read more..

Lara proud of Trinidad's World Cup exploits June 12, 2006
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (AFP): West Indies captain Brian Lara paid tribute to the achievement of his native Trinidad and Tobago in earning a surprise draw in their first ever match at the World Cup. read more..

'Soca Warriors' land another blow for Trinidadian sporting heroes June 12, 2006
BERLIN, Germany (AFP): 'Together we aspire together we achieve' -- seldom could a team's motto have been more appropriate than for the 'Socaboys' of Trinidad and Tobago following their battling 0-0 draw with Sweden in the World Cup. It was just another remarkable sporting exploit. read more..

We should have beaten Trinidad by hatful, says Ljungberg June 10, 2006
DORTMUND, Germany (AFP): Sweden's Arsenal star Freddie Ljungberg believes his team should have beaten Trinidad and Tobago by at least four goals instead of allowing the 10-man Caribbean side to escape with a 0-0 draw. read more..

Trinidad and Tobago celebrates World Cup draw June 10, 2006
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AFP): Trinidad and Tobago celebrated Saturday as the country's team made their debut on the World Cup stage with a nil-nil draw against Sweden. read more..

Hero Hislop gives 10-man Trinidad share of spoils June 10, 2006
DORTMUND, Germany (AFP): Goalkeeper Shaka Hislop, who was called into the team at the last minute, pulled off a string of fine saves to give 10-man Trinidad and Tobago a courageous 0-0 draw with Sweden on their World Cup finals debut on Saturday. Hislop proved to be the star of the show. read more..

Former Trinidad players hold differing World Cup views June 9, 2006
PIARCO, Trinidad: Former Trinidad and Tobago internationals Warren Archibald and Everard Cummings revealed contrasting viewpoints ahead of Friday's start of the FIFA 2006 World Cup tournament in Germany. read more..

Beenhakker says warm-up defeats are learning experience June 9, 2006
ROTENBURG, Germany: Trinidad and Tobago's coach Leo Beenhakker is hoping his team can use their recent experience from warm-up matches as preparation to face some of the top European teams in the 2006 World Cup tournament. read more..

Yorke will not be used up front, says Trinidad's coach June 9, 2006
ROTENBURG, Germany: Trinidad and Tobago's Dutch coach Leo Beenhakker has confirmed he will not be using captain Dwight Yorke as an out-and-out striker for their first FIFA World Cup tournament group match, which is scheduled for Saturday. read more..

Swedes prepare tough debut for Trinidad June 9, 2006
LEVERKUSEN, Germany (Reuters): Sweden plan to ruin Trinidad & Tobago's World Cup debut on Saturday and give themselves a flying start ahead of seemingly tougher matches against Paraguay and England. read more..

Birchall dreaming of Trinidad and England success June 9, 2006
WUEMME, Germany (Reuters): England winning the World Cup, but losing to Trinidad & Tobago along the way would be the perfect scenario for Chris Birchall. read more..

Isaksson out of Trinidad clash thanks to former clubmate June 9, 2006
BREMEN, Germany (AFP): Sweden suffered a blow 48 hours away from their opening World Cup salvo against Trinidad and Tobago when goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson was ruled out after taking a shot from former Rennes team-mate Kim Kallstrom in the face. read more..

Trinidad's Hislop ready to wait for World Cup chance June 9, 2006
BREMEN, Germany (AFP): Shaka Hislop may have to settle for a place on the substitutes bench when Trinidad and Tobago make their first-ever World Cup appearance against Sweden in Dortmund on Saturday. read more..

Facts: Trinidad & Tobago v Sweden June 8, 2006
WUEMME, Germany (Reuters): Trinidad & Tobago face Sweden in their opening Group B match of the World Cup finals on Saturday. Where: Westfalenstadion, Dortmund. When: Saturday June 10, 1800 local (1600 GMT). read more..

Trinidad team is decided, says coach Beenhakker June 8, 2006
WUEMME, Germany (Reuters): Trinidad & Tobago coach Leo Beenhakker says his players know him so well he does not need to tell them his side for their opening Group B game against Sweden on Saturday. read more..

First-timers Trinidad and Tobago fly in for World Cup June 6, 2006
BREMEN, Germany (AFP): Trinidad and Tobago flew in on Sunday for their first ever appearance in the World Cup finals. The Caribbean squad, coached by Dutchman Leo Beenhakker, completed their series of warm-ups with a 3-0 defeat to fellow finalists the Czech Republic on Saturday. read more..

Trinidad and Tobago gripped by football fever June 6, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Reuters): Football fever has gripped Trinidad and Tobago, the smallest country to qualify for the World Cup finals in Germany. The former British colony is living up to its carnival reputation with parties celebrating the achievement of the Soca Warriors. read more..

Trinidad and Tobago end barren spell June 6, 2006
HAMBURG, Germany (Reuters): Trinidad and Tobago coach Leo Beenhakker dismissed claims that his side were tired ahead of their opening World Cup game after they ground out a 2-1 win against German third division side St Pauli on Monday. read more..

Trinidad government scraps 'Trinity Cross' as nation's highest award June 5, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: What was once Trinidad and Tobago's highest national award, the 'Trinity Cross', is no more. Prime Minister Patrick Manning made the announcement in Parliament on Friday that the Trinity Cross will be replaced. read more..

Czechs beat Trinidad & Tobago 3-0 in friendly June 5, 2006
PRAGUE, Czech Republic (Reuters): Striker Jan Koller notched a pair of goals and Pavel Nedved added another as the Czech Republic beat Trinidad and Tobago 3-0 on Saturday in their final tune-up ahead of the World Cup finals. Trinidad and Tobago are making their first appearance in the World Cup finals. read more..

Trinidad's million-dollar blimps out of commission June 2, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Two of Trinidad and Tobago's most expensive anti-crime fighting air security surveillance systems have been taken out of commission. read more..

Trinidad bank robbers appear in court June 2, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Two men, one from Trinidad and the other from Tobago, who reportedly stole a bank vault containing more than TT$340,000 in cash and bank equipment, appeared before a San Fernando court on Wednesday. read more..

Trinidad opposition leader criticised over alleged racist remarks June 1, 2006
NEW YORK, USA: The Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy has taken Trinidad and Tobago's opposition leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, to task over what the Institute says are apparently unfounded, racist comments. read more..

World Cup 2006 factfile: Trinidad and Tobago June 1, 2006
BERLIN, Germany (AFP): Thirty-two teams have qualified for the 2006 World Cup finals which take place in Germany from June 9-July 9. AFP has prepared factfiles on all the finalists. Following is a factfile on Trinidad and Tobago. read more..

Injury doubts over Trinidad and Tobago stalwart Andrews May 31, 2006
PARIS, France (AFP): Trinidad and Tobago coach Leo Beenhakker has expressed concern over the fitness of his veteran central defender Marvin Andrews. read more..

Wales defeat Trinidad in World Cup warm up match May 29, 2006
GRAZ, Austria: Trinidad and Tobago suffered a minor set-back in their preparation for next month's World Cup in Germany after they were beaten by an inexperienced Wales side in their latest warm-up match on Saturday. read more..

Trinidad PM defers local government elections May 29, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister, Patrick Manning, has postponed the country's local government elections for one year, elections which normally would have been held by July of this year. read more..

Trinidad government steps up fight against crime May 26, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Patrick Manning-led administration in Port of Spain, Trinidad has taken further measures to clamp down on criminal activity on the island. read more..

Trinidad's economy remains under inflation watch May 24, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: As Trinidad and Tobago continues to experience high liquidity, the latest data released by the Central Statistical Office suggest that inflation continues to be a major economic challenge for the country. read more..

Curacao to negotiate tax convention with Trinidad May 23, 2006
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao: Last week, Curacao's State Secretary of Finance, Alex Rosaria, met with Conrad Enill, Minister of Finance of Trinidad and Tobago, in Port of Spain. read more..

African immigrants join prison protest in Trinidad May 22, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Several African immigrants imprisoned at the maximum security prison in Trinidad are joining a remand yard prisoners' hunger strike in protest of alleged wrongful imprisonment. read more..

Trinidad's Yorke to return to Australia's A-League May 22, 2006
SYDNEY, Australia (AFP): Trinidad and Tobago skipper Dwight Yorke intends to honour his contract with Australian A-League champions Sydney FC next season, it was reported here Sunday. read more..

Letter: A few suggestions for when Benny Hinn visits Trinidad May 19, 2006
Controversial faith-healer, Benny Hinn, is scheduled to conduct his "International Crusade" in Trinidad at the Queens Park Savannah on May 19-21, 2006. read more..

Captaining Trinidad at the World Cup highlight of my career, says Yorke May 18, 2006
CHESTER, England (AFP): Dwight Yorke Wednesday insisted that captaining Trinidad and Tobago at the World Cup will eclipse anything else he has achieved in his career. read more..

Yorke has no retirement plans May 17, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago's striker Dwight Yorke said he has no intentions of retiring from international football, despite the announcement by teammate Russell Latapy, who made his last international appearance on home soil against Peru. read more..

Trinidad opposition wants investigation into conduct of top officials over Chief Justice controversy May 17, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad's Opposition Party, the United National Congress, is asking that investigations be conducted into the role of the Prime Minister, Chief Magistrate, and Attorney General in the ongoing controversy surrounding Chief Justice Satnarine Sharma. read more..

From mean streets of Trinidad to World Cup fairytale May 17, 2006
FALKIRK, Scotland (AFP): He grew up on the notorious Nelson Street district of Port of Spain where gambling, drug-dealing, prostitution and even murders are part of everyday life. read more..

'Me-Mum' is the word for Trinidad and Tobago's great white hope May 17, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (AFP): Four years ago, Chris Birchall was just another England fan watching the World Cup on television at his local pub. But this summer the Port Vale midfielder will line up at the greatest footballing show on earth -- for Trinidad and Tobago. read more..

Yorke looking to start World Cup party for Soca Warriors May 17, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (AFP): His wildest hell-raising days might be behind him, but Dwight Yorke is determined to give Trinidad and Tobago's fans something to party about at the World Cup. read more..

Seeing red: Can colour make a difference to Trinidad's World Cup success? May 16, 2006
PARIS, France (AFP): Fancy making an outside bet for the World Cup? How about Spain? South Korea? Costa Rica? Trinidad and Tobago? What unites all these teams is that they wear red, a colour that some scientists say gives such an advantage in sport that it should even be regulated. read more..

British national found dead in Tobago May 16, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Police in Tobago have discovered the body of a British national on the island. The body, that of a male, was found at a house at Post Office Street in Buccoo, Tobago around 5pm on Sunday. read more..

Trinidad's Prime Minister denies trying to force Chief Justice from office May 15, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister, Patrick Manning, says there will be no attempt by him at this time to recommend to the President that the Chief Justice ought to be investigated or removed from office. Prime Minister Manning also said it was his duty to speak out. read more..

Trinidad's Attorney General hits out at lawyers commenting on Chief Justice controversy May 15, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago's Attorney General, John Jeremie, has released a statement criticising the Council of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago over its public comments concerning the Basdeo Panday trial and controversy involving the Chief Justice. read more..

Trinidad's 'Soca Warriors' name World Cup lineup May 15, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (AFP): Trinidad and Tobago coach Leo Beenhakker has unveiled his final squad of 23 for the World Cup, axing utility player Anthony Rougier from his preliminary line-up named last month. read more..

Gas line explosion injures eight in Trinidad May 12, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Eight people in Trinidad had to be rushed to hospital for emergency medical treatment when a faulty, leaking gas line from a peanut vendor exploded on Independence Square in Port of Spain on Thursday evening. read more..

Trinidad 's Chief Justice reacts to allegations of interference in Panday trial May 12, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago's Chief Justice Satnarine Sharma has reacted to statements made against him by Chief Magistrate Shermon McNicols that he (Sharma) attempted to influence the outcome of the Basdeo Panday integrity trial. read more..

Hindus want American televangelist arrested on arrival in Trinidad May 10, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: A major Hindu organisation in Trinidad, the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha, wants the Commissioner of Police to arrest American televangelist Benny Hinn as soon as he arrives in Trinidad later this month. read more..

Trinidad Estate Police Association threatens court action over wage negotiations May 10, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Trinidad and Tobago Estate Police Association, which represents over two thousand state enterprise security officers, is threatening to go to the industrial court if the issue relating to better salaries for workers is not addressed. read more..

Earthquakes, tsunamis and Trinidad May 9, 2006
ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad: The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Unit has received several enquiries regarding a supposedly impending earthquake and subsequent tsunami to affect Trinidad. read more..

Letter: An open letter to the people of Trinidad and Tobago concerning Benny Hinn May 8, 2006
Christian Research Service is just one discernment ministry among many ministries worldwide that has spent years conducting extensive research on Benny Hinn, and informing the body of Christ about Hinn's false teachings, false prophecies, false healings, and lavish lifestyle. read more..

Trinidad and Tobago's 'Soca Warriors' ready to rumble May 8, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (AFP): The bookmakers might have made them the longest of long shots, but Trinidad and Tobago are odds on to be every neutral fan's favourite when they make their World Cup debut. read more..

Police in Trinidad hunt for suspects in attack on US missionary workers May 3, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: On Tuesday police in Trinidad police were still on the hunt for suspects believed to be connected to the wounding and robbery in Port of Spain of two Church missionary workers from Texas, USA. read more..

Trinidad and Tobago taking a look at the Diaspora May 2, 2006
NEW YORK, USA: Dr James Hepple, Trinidad and Tobago’s Director of Tourism, says targeting the country's own expatriate nationals is part and parcel of the twin-island republic's plans to attract tourists from North America. read more..

Trinidad Central Bank keeps tight hold on inflationary pressures May 2, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Trinidad and Tobago Central Bank, in one of its latest financial reports, has maintained its policy of absorbing the country's current liquidity levels through the issue of short and medium-term instruments. read more..

Trinidad court to rule on mobile interconnection dispute May 2, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Port of Spain civil court in Trinidad is expected to give its decision on May 3 as to whether or not an independent arbitration panel hearing an interconnection rate dispute between the Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) and Digicel has the right to make interim decisions regarding rates. read more..

Trinidad's opposition continues in political turmoil May 1, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: High drama within Trinidad and Tobago's opposition party, the United National Congress (UNC) has resulted in three major developments. read more..

Trinidad's former Prime Minister released on bail May 1, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Basdeo Panday, who has been sentenced for two years hard labour for breach of the country's Integrity in Public Life Act, has been granted bail in the sum of TT$300,000 pending appeal. read more..

Trinidad Police Commissioner responds to Amnesty International report on police killings April 27, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad's Police Commissioner, Trevor Paul has reacted to a report on police killings in the country and is urging Amnesty International not to prejudge the matter as it relates to Trinidad and Tobago. read more..

Police killings in Trinidad and Tobago go unpunished, says Amnesty International April 26, 2006
LONDON, England: In a report published Wednesday, Amnesty International argues that structural reforms within the police forces of Trinidad and Tobago are key to regaining community support, essential for preventing and combating crime in the country. read more..

Letter: Trinidad suffered a huge and costly defeat April 25, 2006
Your correspondent from Trinidad, Stephen Cummings, was quick to report on Wednesday April 12, "A long-running maritime law battle between Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago has ended with a victory for Trinidad". read more..

Renowned volcanologist to speak at UWI April 25, 2006
ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad: The Seismic Research Unit will, this week, host world-renowned volcanologist, Professor Steve Sparks, as an eminent speaker for the University of the West Indies’ Distinguished Open Lecture Series. Professor Sparks has conducted field work in at least sixteen countries. read more..

Trinidad’s Hislop says he’s on the verge of an exciting career April 25, 2006
LONDON, England: Trinidad and Tobago goalkeeper Shaka Hislop says he is looking forward to playing in his first World Cup finals this summer after coming back from a minor set back in his career last year. read more..

Trinidad opposition leader found guilty of financial impropriety April 24, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago's former Prime Minister, and sitting Opposition leader, Basdeo Panday has been found guilty by a Trinidad court for failing to declare monies held in a London bank account. read more..

Trinidad journalist bailed following fraud charges April 24, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: A former journalist who worked at both theTrinidad Express and Guardian newspapers appeared in court last week to answer charges of fraud. read more..

US citizen found dead in Trinidad died of drug overdose April 24, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: A pathologist's report in Trinidad has revealed that US citizen, Richard Lange, who was found dead in a Port of Spain hotel died from a drug overdose. read more..

Trinidad World Cup players for Grenada friendly April 24, 2006
ST GEORGE'S, Grenada: Several Trinidad and Tobago players preparing for the 2006 World Cup Finals in Germany have been invited to appear for a President's XI side to tackle Grenada's national team in two home friendly matches later this month. read more..

Trinidad’s Yorke linked with Luton move April 24, 2006
LONDON, England: Caribbean Net News has learnt that Trinidad and Tobago's veteran forward, Dwight Yorke, has been linked with a move to English Coca-Cola Football League Championship side Luton Town. read more..

Trinidad defeat Barbados to lift Carib Beer Challenge trophy April 21, 2006
POINTE-A-PIERRE, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago defeated Barbados by 125 runs to claim the 2005-06 Carib Beer Challenge title at Guaracara Park on Wednesday. read more..

Trinidad government to establish ethylene plant with US firm April 20, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Trinidad and Tobago government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a US firm for the establishment of an ethylene plant at Point Lisas, South Trinidad. read more..

Whale conservation meeting gets under way in Trinidad April 20, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Caribbean and international environmentalists meeting in Trinidad will try to develop a Caribbean Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) strategy and action plan ahead of the much anticipated International Whaling Commission (IWC 58) meeting in St Kitts this June. read more..

Caribbean strikers score for Southampton April 19, 2006
LONDON, England: Caribbean strikers, Jamaican Reggae Boy Ricardo Fuller and Trinidad and Tobago's Soca Warrior Kenwyne Jones, each hit the back of the net as Southampton beat Millwall 2-0 in the English Championship on Monday. read more..

Caribbean environmentalists to meet in Trinidad over threats to whales April 18, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Some twenty-four environmental experts from across the Caribbean region are expected to meet in Trinidad this week to discuss ways of dealing with threats to whales. read more..

Trinidad phone company says it's being sabotaged by competition April 17, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) is claiming that its operations are being sabotaged due to current open market competition. read more..

Roman Catholic head in Trinidad condemns attack on Archbishop in St Lucia April 17, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad's Roman Catholic Archbishop of Port of Spain, Edward Gilbert, speaking at a traditional Easter Thursday service has condemned the attempt on the life of St Lucia's Roman Catholic Archbishop, Kelvin Felix. read more..

Dream start for Trinidadian Glen at Galaxy April 17, 2006
CARSON, USA: Trinidad and Tobago's Cornell Glen had a dream start for his new club Los Angeles Galaxy in the U.S. Major Soccer League (MLS) on Saturday night at The Home Depot Center when he scored both goals in his team's 2-1 victory over Chivas USA. read more..

Barbados and Trinidad both claim victory in maritime dispute ruling April 13, 2006
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago have been told they have to work out an agreement to allow and govern the access of Barbadian fishermen to Trinidad waters. read more..

Trinidadian Glen joins Galaxy from Rapids April 13, 2006
CARSON, USA: Trinidad and Tobago international Cornell Glen has joined Jamaican Reggae Boy Tyrone Marshall at U.S. Major League side Los Angeles Galaxy after Colorado Rapids exchanged the striker for their natural third round pick in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft. read more..

Trinidad's 'Soca Warriors' name World Cup lineup April 13, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (AFP): Trinidad and Tobago's 'Soca Warriors' named a 24-man squad for the FIFA World Cup here Wednesday, with coach Leo Beenhakker planning to cut one player after a May 10 home friendly with Peru. read more..

Trinidad and US security firms combine to serve Caribbean clients April 12, 2006
ORLANDO, USA: Two corporate security consulting firms -- one based in the United States and the other in Trinidad & Tobago -- have formed an alliance to offer a wider range of security services to clients in the Caribbean basin. read more..

International court rules for Trinidad in maritime dispute with Barbados April 12, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: A long-running maritime law battle between Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago has ended with a victory for Trinidad. read more..

Trinidad kidnap victims released April 12, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Two of Trinidad's latest kidnap victims, used car dealers Joey Alexander, and Ramesh Mahabir, who were kidnapped earlier this week, have been released by their abductors. read more..

TT$2m ransom demanded by kidnappers in Trinidad April 10, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: A TT$2 million-dollar ransom has been demanded for the safe return of Trinidad's latest kidnap victim, Princes Town businessman Ramesh Mahabir. read more..

Canada deports three Caribbean-born alleged terrorists April 7, 2006
OTTAWA, Canada (AFP): Canada deported three Caribbean-born men late Wednesday with links to a Pakistan terror group and considered "a security risk" who had earlier been convicted of trying to bomb a Hindu temple, officials told AFP Thursday. read more..

Digicel officially launches in Trinidad and Tobago April 6, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: After nine months of a fierce telecom trade war between Trinidad's telecommunications company, TSTT, and newcomer Digicel over interconnectivity, Digicel has finally opened its doors to the Trinidad and Tobago public, promising better service to mobile customers. read more..

Trinidad police probe kidnapping ring April 6, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Members of the Trinidad police Inter Agency Task Force are saying that they have infiltrated a major kidnapping ring after seizing a cache of arms, genuine army uniforms, bulletproof vests and tie straps. read more..

Domestic violence-related homicides remain major challenge for Trinidad and Tobago says minister April 5, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago's National Security Minister, Senator Martin Joseph, has admitted that certain types of homicides now occurring in the country remain a real challenge for government but has vowed to put measures in place to deal with the situation. read more..

Trinidadian teenagers charged for murder of 6-year-old boy April 3, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: After three days of questioning, police in Trinidad have formally charged two teenagers for rape and murder of 6-year-old US national, Sean Luke. read more..

Trinidad business community wants action from government over child's killing March 31, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Members of two of Trinidad and Tobago's most powerful business organizations -- the South and Central Chambers of Commerce -- are calling on government immediately to address a number of issues, including the recent murder of six-year-old Sean Luke. read more..

Trinidad minister underscores importance of energy supplies to CARICOM March 30, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago Foreign Affairs Minister, Knowlson Gift, sees the supply of energy-based products to the region as vital to the survival of CARICOM member states. read more..

Trinidad police arrest two in connection with murder of six-year-old US boy March 30, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: A combined team of local and foreign police officers in Trinidad have led to the detention of two persons believed to be connected with the murder of six-year-old US citizen, Sean Luke. read more..

Dutch authorities seize cocaine from Trinidad and Suriname March 29, 2006
PARAMARIBO, Suriname: Customs officers seized 500 kilograms of cocaine last Wednesday night in the Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands. Two wooden crates containing 466 packages of drugs were found while inspecting a sea freight container allegedly shipped from Trinidad. read more..

Former Venezuelan Ambassador to Trinidad speaks of eased tensions over PetroCaribe March 29, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Former Venezuelan Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, Ambassador Hector Azócar, says the cordial relationship between the Trinidad and Tobago government and Venezuela is now permanent. read more..

Trinidad central bank moves to fight rising inflation March 29, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago has decided to increase the 'Repo' rate by 25 basis points from 6.5 percent to 6.75 percent with effect from Tuesday March 28, 2006. read more..

Trinidad government to inject US$250m to save struggling airline BWIA March 29, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The government of Trinidad and Tobago will invest US$250 million to assist its cash-strapped national airline, BWIA. The announcement was made by the country's Ambassador Plenipotentiary, John Donaldson. read more..

Two Trinidad prison officers held for supplying phones and narcotics to inmates March 29, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Two prisons officers attached to Trinidad's Maximum Security State Prison have been charged with possession of narcotics while others are accused of supplying cellular phones to prison inmates. read more..

US child found dead in Trinidad March 29, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (AFP): The body of a six-year-old American boy has been found naked, burned and buried in a shallow grave close to his parents home in Trinidad and Tobago, police said Tuesday. read more..

Trinidad 's Prime Minister sees full employment by year's end March 28, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad's Prime Minister Patrick Manning says the country is likely to achieve full employment status for its people by the end of the year. read more..

Wife of Trinidad's opposition leader may testify in integrity trial March 28, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: There is speculation that Oma Panday, wife of Opposition leader Basdeo Panday, could take the witness stand this week to testify in his ongoing Integrity in Public Life trial being conducted at the Port of Spain Magistrates' court. read more..

Trinidad's opposition leader admits to receiving million-dollar gift March 27, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Integrity in Public Life trial against Trinidad's Opposition Leader Basdeo has taken a new twist, with Panday saying that £119,000 (TT$1.3 million) deposited in a joint account with his wife, Orma Panday, in London was a gift. read more..

Shell disowns oil drums as Trinidad's panmen gather for soccer World Cup March 27, 2006
PARIS, France (Bloomberg): Royal Dutch Shell Plc has one word to offer on the subject of its musical oil barrels. "What?" says Shell spokeswoman Alexandra Wright in London. The World Cup is about to change Shell's tune. read more..

Lawyers for Trinidad 's opposition leader want trial dismissed March 23, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Lawyers for Trinidad and Tobago opposition leader, Basdeo Panday, in his Integrity in Public Life trial on Wednesday failed to have a senior government minister, Labour Minister Danny Montano, implicated during legal arguments as one of those persons in breach of the country's Integrity in Public Life Act. read more..

Trinidad police officer to hang for murder March 23, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: A Trinidad high court judge on Wednesday sentenced to death a police officer after the officer was found guilty of killing a teenager in 2004. read more..

Trinidad to spend TT$50 million for UK police officers March 22, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Trinidad and Tobago Government plans on spending an estimated TT$50 million per year for the crime-fighting skills of the 39 Scotland Yard police officers expected here at the end of April. read more..

Trinidad opposition leader's legal team claims abuse of court process March 22, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The defence team of Trinidad's opposition leader Basdeo Panday in his Integrity in Public Life trial is claiming abuse of process saying that there are several other top government officials who have been in breach of the country's Integrity in Public Life Act. read more..

Trinidad opposition leader calls for investigation into prime minister's assets March 21, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago's Opposition Leader Basdeo Panday is calling on the country's Registrar of the Integrity Commission to investigate the 2003 and 2004 declarations of assets made by Prime Minister Patrick Manning and his wife, Senator Hazel Manning. read more..

UK officers to join Trinidad police service by April March 20, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: According to recent reports, officers from Brtiain's Scotland Yard will be arriving in Trinidad and Tobago at the end of April. A news release from the Ministry of National Security says that the officers are specialised forensic investigators. read more..

Top public officials in Trinidad to be charged with corruption March 20, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: There are reports in Trinidad that charges of corruption are likely to be laid against a number of top public officials for their involvement in a multi-million dollar desalination plant contract. read more..

Trinidad NGO wants breathalyzer testing to deal with drunken drivers March 16, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Trinidad and Tobago National Council on Alcoholism and other Addictions (NCAA) has expressed outrage at the alarming number of road accidents attributed to drunk driving. read more..

Pigeons shut down Trinidad school March 16, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Parents, students and staff of Sacred Heart Girls Primary School in Port of Spain, Trinidad held a silent march around the institution on Wednesday in protest against a pigeon infestation problem. read more..

Trinidad records an increase in Gastroenteritis March 16, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Two people in Trinidad recently died from Gastroenteritis virus and the incidence of the food-borne illness is rising throughout the country. read more..

Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation withdraws support for cultural programme March 15, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Until recently, the Local Organising Committee of Trinidad and Tobago’s Soca Warriors football team was planning a cultural programme to heighten awareness for local players and the country before and during the 2006 World Cup in Germany. read more..

British teenager arrested for cocaine possession at Trinidad airport March 15, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: In Trinidad on Tuesday, a British teenager was denied bail and charged with trafficking pure cocaine estimated to be worth TT$1.3 million on the street. read more..

Bird flu scare prompts Trinidad to ban poultry imports from France March 15, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Ministry of Agriculture in Trinidad and Tobago has banned all poultry products imported from France. As an additional precautionary measure, a temporary ban on live birds and eggs will remain in effect until further notice. read more..

FIFA hesitant in allowing Trinidad steelpan to go to Germany for Soca Warriors matches March 13, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: A controversy is now brewing in Trinidad and Tobago as to whether one of the country's national instruments, the steelpan, will be allowed to accompany the nation's senior footballers to the World Cup in Germany. read more..

Inmates in Trinidad jail complain of being dehumanised March 13, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Several inmates at the Trinidad Golden Grove Prison in Arouca east of the capital, Port of Spain, have continued to accuse the authorities of gross mistreatment of prisoners. read more..

Trinidad government threatens action against illegal cellular tower construction March 9, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago's Minister of Planning and Development, Camille Robinson Regis, has sent a strong warning to persons and organizations constructing unauthorized cellular tower facilities in the country. read more..

Trinidad’s Education Ministry breaking its silence on problems facing school children March 9, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Ministry of Education in Trinidad says, despite continued criticisms being leveled against the country's education system, it is tackling the many deficiencies ultimately affecting the nation's children. read more..

More turmoil for Trinidad opposition party as another member resigns March 9, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Another key member of the Opposition (UNC) United National Congress party in Trinidad has resigned. UNC member and Member of Parliament for St. Joseph, Gerard Yetming, made the announcement on Wednesday during a press conference. read more..

Trinidad's Chief Justice wants shorter jail terms for convicted prisoners March 7, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago's Chief Justice, Satnarine Sharma, believes imposing shorter jail sentences for persons found guilty of crimes against persons and society, could be a way of dealing with what has been noted as worsening prison conditions in the country. read more..

Trinidad criminologist blames the country's educators for falling standards March 7, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Heavy criticisms have been leveled against the Trinidad and Tobago education system by one of the country's top criminologists, Professor Ramesh Deosaran. read more..

Trinidad parliament to consider new laws to deal with medical malpractice March 7, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Parliamentarians and lawmakers in Trinidad may soon consider bringing new legislations to deal with reports of malpractice by doctors and other medical personnel at the nation's public hospitals. read more..

Another American aircraft makes emergency landing in Trinidad March 7, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: An American Boeing 757 jet was on Monday forced to make an emergency landing at Port of Spain Piarco International Airport in Trindad, the second aircraft to do so in less than three months. read more..

Trinidad's Yorke inspires Sydney FC to league title March 6, 2006
SYDNEY, Australia (AFP): Dwight Yorke shrugged off the effects of a trans-continental midweek flight to spearhead Sydney FC to Australia's inaugural A-League football title here Sunday. read more..

Cellphone tower construction sites raise health fears in Trinidad March 3, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Some residents in Trinidad are calling on the authorities to put strict controls on the construction of cellular phone towers. read more..

Port of Spain, Trinidad hit by 3.5 magnitude earthquake March 2, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: An earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter Scale rocked parts of Trinidad on Monday sending tremors across the capital Port of Spain. read more..

Trinidad coach praises two-goal Yorke March 1, 2006
LONDON, England (AFP): Trinidad and Tobago Head Coach Leo Beenhakker paid tribute to the contributions of Dwight Yorke and Collin Samuel after his side beat Iceland 2-0 at Loftus Road on Tuesday, but admitted there is much to do before the Soca Warriors are ready for the World Cup. read more..

Yorke strikes twices for Trinidad March 1, 2006
LONDON, England (AFP): Former Manchester United forward Dwight Yorke struck twice as Trinidad and Tobago began their preparations for the World Cup in style here on Tuesday, recording a comfortable 2-0 victory over Iceland. read more..

Trinidad's Telecom Authority to hear interconnection dispute February 27, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago's Telecommunications Authority will hold the first hearing in two weeks' time regarding a dispute between mobile operator Digicel and the Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago, (TSTT) over interconnection rates. read more..

Trinidad and Jamaica set sprint relay date in Melbourne February 23, 2006
MELBOURNE, Australia: Trinidad and Tobago men's 4x100m relay team has been tipped by track officials as favourites for the gold medal at the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, despite the presence of Asafa Powell, the world's fastest man, in Jamaica's line up. Jamaica has collected four relay medals at these Games. read more..

Fire scare at Trinidad's Central Bank February 22, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Reports of a fire at the Trinidad and Tobago Central Bank Towers on Independence Square, Port of Spain, sent firefighters rushing to the scene on Tuesday morning, only to find out there was a false alarm. read more..

FBI presence in Trinidad has resulted in crime reduction, says US Ambassador February 22, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Roy Austin, on Tuesday told a Rotary Club group in Port of Spain that the presence of the US FBI in the country is making a positive difference in the fight against crime. read more..

Trinidad and Tobago adheres to one-China policy February 22, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Xinhuanet): Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Patrick Manning said Monday his country will continue unswervingly to adhere to the one-China policy and looks forward to closer relations between his country and China. read more..

Trinidad Law Association sends warning to attorneys guilty of professional misconduct February 21, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Trinidad and Tobago Law Association has threatened to take disciplinary action against its members who are practicing attorneys - members it says engage in interviews giving sensitive information about cases to the media. read more..

Killer bees attack six persons at Trinidad health centre February 21, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Six persons from Careenage West Trinidad had to seek medical attention on Monday after being attacked by a swarm of African killer bees. read more..

Trinidad's Atlantic LNG gets presidential visit February 20, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Atlantic Liquefied Natural Gas Company, one of Trinidad and Tobago's biggest revenue earners, on Friday had its first Head of State visit after President George Maxwell Richards accepted an invitation to tour the company's Point Fortin Facility in south Trinidad. read more..

Trinidadian Fitzpatrick released by Real Salt Lake February 20, 2006
FLORIDA, USA: US Major League soccer club Real Salt Lake on Saturday released six of its players, including Trinidad and Tobago's international Leslie "Tiger" Fitzpatrick to reduce their active roster. read more..

Trinidadian charged in Britain with shooting policewoman February 20, 2006
LONDON, England (AFP): A 24-year-old Trinidadian man was charged Saturday with the attempted murder of a probationary policewoman who was shot and injured as she chased a suspected burglar in the east of England, police said. read more..

Arson suspected following massive fire in Trinidad February 17, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: A team of investigators probing Wednesday's massive fire on Frederick Street in Port of Spain say they have found from their initial inquiries that the blaze, which gutted several buildings, including damage to a Republic Bank Branch, had been deliberately set. read more..

Trinidad sprinter appointed senator February 16, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago's former Olympic medalist, sprinter Ato Boldon, was on Tuesday sworn in as an opposition UNC Senator making him the youngest senator in the Trinidad Parliament. 32-year-old Boldon took the oath of office, replacing former senator Roy Augustus, who resigned a few days ago. read more..

Trinidad's Prime Minister admits to breakdown of PetroCaribe talks February 16, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Patrick Manning has admitted that cross-border talks had broken down after the signing of the PetroCaribe agreement with Venezuela last July. read more..

Massive city fire guts several businesses in Trinidad February 16, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: A huge fire in downtown Port of Spain Trinidad has gutted a Republic Bank Branch and several other adjoining buildings located at the corner of Queen and Frederick streets in the heart of the city. No one was reported injured at the time of the blaze. read more..

Trinidad and Tobago to sign investment treaty with Germany February 15, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago and Germany are putting measures in place to encourage investments within each other's borders. read more..

Trinidadian radio personality held on cocaine possession charge February 14, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: A Trinidadian radio disc jockey is now in police custody after he was caught on Saturday evening attempting to traffic TT$800,000 worth in liquid cocaine through Port of Spain's Piarco International Airport. read more..

Political crisis hits Trinidad's opposition party February 14, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Several key members of the United National Congress (UNC), the main opposition party in Trinidad, have been publicly voicing their dissatisfaction with the leadership style of opposition leader Basdeo Panday. read more..

Tobago police step up patrols following increased attacks against tourists February 13, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Four Tobagoian men have appeared before a Scarborough Magistrate charged in connection with attacking three British golfers on the island. With an anticipated large group of foreigners traveling to Tobago for the February 2006 Carnival season, police have now stepped up patrols in and around many of the tourist sites. read more..

CARICOM Chairman optimistic about regional integration February 13, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Patrick Manning has renewed the call for deeper regional integration among Caribbean states. read more..

Lara praised for his role in Trinidad’s Carib Beer success February 10, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Triple world record holder Brian Lara, the West Indies batting maestro, received high praise from several cricket officials in Trinidad and Tobago for his role in the country's recent Carib Beer Series success. read more..

Caricom leaders meet in Port of Spain for 17th Inter-sessional conference February 9, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Caricom leaders have begun gathering in Port of Spain, Trinidad for the 17-Inter-sessional Caricom Heads of government conference to be held at the island's Hilton hotel on February 9-10. read more..

Dillon anchors Trinidad to beat Barbados and win first Carib Beer title in 21 years February 9, 2006
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: A five wicket haul from man-of-the-match Mervyn Dillon anchored Trinidad and Tobago to their first regional first-class title in 21 years after completing a comprehensive 264-run victory over Barbados on the fourth and final day of their final preliminary match in the Carib Beer Series on Sunday. read more..

Murdered US war veteran case begins in Trinidad on Monday February 8, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad's chief magistrate, Shermon McNicolls, will on Monday begin the preliminary inquiry against nine persons, including three members of the Trinidad and Tobago defense force, accused of the kidnapping and murder of 62-year-old US war veteran, Balram Maharaj. read more..

Trinidad government wants millions in compensation from insurrectionist, Abu Bakr February 8, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad's Muslin leader, Imam Yasin Abu Bakr, now being held on separate charges of terrorism for seditious statements made last year against the Trinidad Muslim community, could be made to pay some TT$31 million in compensation for the destruction of state property. read more..

Trinidad's Yorke wants to play in Japan February 8, 2006
TOKYO, Japan (AFP): Trinidad international and former Manchester United star Dwight Yorke wants to play in Japan for a few months from the end of Australia's A-League season until the World Cup in Germany in June, a press report said Tuesday. read more..

Trinidad government and opposition to resume anti-crime talks February 6, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Anti-crime talks between the Trinidad government and the opposition are expected to resume this week. Prime Minister Patrick Manning and a government team are expected to meet with opposition leader Basedo Panday and a UNC team. read more..

Trinidadian wins National Geographic award February 6, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: National Geographic, publishers of one of the world's best-known magazines, has presented a prestigious award to 34-year-old Trinidadian theoretical physicist, Dr Stephon Alexander. read more..

Trinidadians Burns and Brown confirmed for Commonwealth Games February 2, 2006
MELBOURNE, Australia: Trinidad and Tobago's duo Marc Burns and Darrel Brown are the latest additions to the star-studded 100-metre field for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia in March. Last season the pair helped Trinidad claim a silver medal in the men's 4x100 relay. read more..

American aircraft landing causes security alert at Trinidad airport February 1, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Four American nationals were questioned over the weekend by Trinidad immigration authorities after a plane in which they were traveling made an unscheduled landing around 4:15 Sunday morning at the Piarco International Airport. read more..

Major Trinidad kidnapping ring believed to be broken February 1, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Special investigators and US FBI officials in Trinidad working along with members of the island's Anti-Kidnapping Squad believe they have cracked a major kidnapping ring that has been operating in the country. read more..

Four Trinidad soldiers arrested in kidnapping and murder of US veteran January 30, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad : Four soldiers of the Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force have been arrested and are to be charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder of 62-year-old US war veteran Balram Maharaj. read more..

Lara to miss Carib Beer Series match against Windward Islands January 27, 2006
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad: West Indies triple world record holder Brian Lara will miss Trinidad and Tobago's seventh round Carib Beer Series match against the Windward Islands this weekend, after he was ordered by his doctor on Wednesday to rest his injured knee. read more..

Ready, set... goat? January 26, 2006
BUCCOO, Tobago: Unique and unusual to some, goat racing is a serious competitive sport in Tobago. So serious, that the island considers itself the goat racing capital of the world. read more..

Haiti's interim Prime Minister makes first official visit to Trinidad January 25, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Haiti's interim Prime Minister, Gerard Latortue is in Trinidad for a three-day visit and is to hold high level talks with Prime Minister Patrick Manning. read more..

International media reports on Trinidad's football ticketing scandal January 23, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: A British newspaper has reported on the World Cup ticketing scandal involving Trinidad travel agency, Simpaul's, owned by FIFA's Vice President Austin Jack Warner. read more..

Trinidad Muslim leader to go on trial for promoting terrorism January 23, 2006
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad's Muslim leader, 64-year-old Imam Yasin Abu Bakr, has been committed to stand trial for terrorism. The Imam's lawyers on Thursday failed to convince Port of Spain Magistrate, Sherman McNicolls, that Barkr should not face a grand jury. read more..

Digicel signs soca diva Destra

Thursday,  January 19, 2006

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Digicel, the fastest growing Caribbean mobile telecommunications company, has announced a two-year partnership with Trinibagonian soca diva Destra Garcia as part of Digicel’s continued commitment to the growth of soca music and carnival festivities in the region... read more...


Dr Lenny Saith is Trinidad's new Energy Minister

Wednesday,  January 18, 2006

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Dr. Lenny Saith is Trinidad and Tobago's new Minister of Energy.  The announcement was made on Monday by Prime Minister Patrick Manning.  Dr. Saith is currently Minister of Public Administration and Information and will now have additional responsibilities for matters of energy... read more...


Labour unions in Trinidad force implementation of  Occupational Safety Act

Wednesday,  January 18, 2006

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The Trinidad Government has agreed to implement parts of a controversial Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) which have been engaging the attention of labour unions and other interests groups in the country... read more...


Lara returns to Trinidad & Tobago’s squad for Guyana clash

Wednesday,  January 18, 2006

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad:  West Indies batting maestro Brian Lara will join the Trinidad and Tobago squad in preparation for their sixth-round Carib Beer Series match against Guyana at Guaracara Park starting Friday... read more...


Trinidad's PM gets clean bill of health from Cuban doctors

Tuesday,  January 17, 2006

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Doctors in Cuba have given Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister Patrick Manning a clean bill of health following his visit to the island last week for a medical check up... read more...


Trinidad prepares for two trade-related events

Tuesday,  January 17, 2006

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries, including Trinidad and Tobago, will from February 9 to 10 participate in the upcoming 17th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government... read more...


Trinidad's opposition leader set to go on trial

Monday,  January 16, 2006

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad:  Trinidad's opposition leader, Basdeo Panday could go on trial this week for a breach of the country's Integrity in Public Life Act.  Panday, who is also a former Prime Minster, has been charged with failing to declare his finances to the Trinidad Integrity Commission relating to a London bank account... read more...


Three in Trinidad charged with kidnapping and murder of US war veteran

Thursday,  January 12, 2006

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Police in Trinidad have charged three persons in connection with the abduction and murder of 62-year-old US war veteran, Balram Maharaj. The suspects are now to appear in a Port of Spain court... read more...


No bird flu here, says Trinidad's Health Minister

Thursday,  January 12, 2006

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Health Minister John Raheal has assured the Trinidad and Tobago population that there is no outbreak of the H5NI strain of bird flu in the country.  The Minister's response follows the deaths of over 2,000 chickens at a poultry farm in Cumuto just east of the capital Port of Spain... read more...


English-born Warner to join Trinidad's Soca Warriors

Thursday,  January 12, 2006

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad:  Anthony Warner, who keeps goal for English Premier League side Fulham United, has joined Trinidad and Tobago's national football team in preparation for the upcoming World Cup tournament in Germany in the summer... read more...


Trinidad’s World Cup budget needs minor adjustment, say Sports Minister

Thursday,  January 12, 2006

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The TT$55million budget for preparing Trinidad and Tobago’s national football team, Soca Warriors, for the FIFA World Cup needs “minor adjustments” before going to Cabinet, says Sports Minister Roger Boynes... read more...


Trinidad's Energy Minister resigns following bribery allegations

Wednesday,  January 11, 2006

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago's Energy Minister Eric Williams has resigned from the government.  The Minister's resignation follows a financial scandal in which Williams is alleged to have accepted TT$75,000 in bribe money in return for giving government contracts to a local government councilor, Dhansam Dansook... read more...


Mohammed bowls Trinidad to big win over Jamaica

Wednesday,  January 11, 2006

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad:  Left-arm spin bowler Dave Mohammed captured five wickets to lead hosts Trinidad and Tobago to a 282 run win over defending champions Jamaica in their third round Carib Beer Cricket Series match at the Sir Frank Worrell Grounds, St Augustine on Monday... read more...


US war veteran found dead in Trinidad forest

Tuesday,  January 10, 2006

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: FBI agents working along with local police in Trinidad have discovered the mutilated body of 62-year-old US war veteran, Balram Maharaj... read more...


Trinidad's Energy Minister to face fraud charges

Monday,  January 9, 2006

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad:  Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Trinidad and Tobago's Energy Minister, Eric Williams.  Minister Williams is wanted on seven fraud charges arising out of allegations of financial bribes from a local government councilor, Dansam Dhansook, over two years ago in return for lucrative government contracts... read more...


Trinidad government to use civilian helicopters to fight drug trade

Monday,  January 9, 2006

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Patrick Manning has denied that his government had intended purchasing armoured, military-type combat helicopters as part of the country's arsenal against drug traffickers.  Private sector groups and opposition politicians continue to lay criticisms... read more...


Trinidad police stage walkout over poor working conditions

Monday,  January 9, 2006

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Over 60 police officers attached to the St Joseph police station in Trinidad, just west of the capital Port of Spain, staged a walk out from their station post last week, saying they were no longer prepared to work in a dilapidated building, which has become both a physical and a health hazard for police officers... read more...


Trinidad company to supply cement to Antigua-Barbuda

Monday,  January 9, 2006

ST JOHN’S, Antigua: The availability of cement on the local market to supply the construction industry, especially the new Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, has been the subject of attention over the past few weeks by the Antigua and Barbuda government.  An urgent mission was mounted by Ambassadors Shoul and Henry to Trinidad... read more...


Trinidad government looking at gun amnesty to help fight crime

Thursday,  January 5, 2006

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The authorities in Trinidad and Tobago are now considering the introduction of a gun amnesty aimed at getting guns off the streets and so reduce the number of firearms-related crimes in the country... read more...


New tourism company for Trinidad & Tobago

Thursday,  January 5, 2006

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: The dual island nation of Trinidad & Tobago, famous for its Carnival and eclectic culture, has established the Tourism Development Company of Trinidad & Tobago Limited (TDC) as their tourism agency... read more...


Trinidad journalist accused of anti-FIFA campaign

Wednesday,  January 4, 2006

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (AFP): FIFA Vice-President Jack Warner on Tuesday lashed out at international media accusing two journalists, one in Trinidad and the other an accomplished English author, of attempting to sully his reputation and putting his family's safety at risk... read more...


Suspected bombers still being questioned by Trinidad police

Monday,  January 2, 2006

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Two suspected bombers who were arrested last Friday at a house in Concorde Gardens Arima, east of Trinidad's capital, Port of Spain, are still in police custody and continue to be interrogated by Interpol and intelligence officers... read more...


Trinidad Prime Minister tells of increased economic prosperity in 2006

Monday,  January 2, 2006

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad:  The achievement of full employment and an unprecedented level of economy prosperity for nationals are what citizens of Trinidad and Tobago can look forward to in 2006... read more...


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