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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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