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IMF concludes 2017 mission to Trinidad and Tobago

August 8, 2017
IMF concludes 2017 mission to Trinidad and Tobago PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team, led by Elie Canetti, visited Trinidad and Tobago from July 20 to August 2, 2017, to conduct the annual Article IV consultation. At the end of the visit, Canetti issued the following statement in Port of Spain: “Trinidad and Tobago...

Letter: The story of pan is a perfect analogy for the underdevelopment of our nation

August 8, 2017
Letter: The story of pan is a perfect analogy for the underdevelopment of our nation We do not respect pan, so pan leaving Trinidad and Tobago. It may seem like nothing really, to us, but the world sees it, and they are acting while we react. There are countries right now doing far more for pan than we do, and will eventually have a greater claim to it then we have. Why do we not have a...

Two tropical systems threaten the Caribbean

August 7, 2017
Two tropical systems threaten the Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami are monitoring two tropical weather systems that are currently threatening the Caribbean. Showers and thunderstorms are showing some signs of organization in association with a strong tropical wave located over the...

Letter: Is deflation a threat?

August 7, 2017
Letter: Is deflation a threat? The recent announcement of the Trinidad and Tobago Central Bank of that country’s low inflation rate, 1.7 percent, which its minister of finance claims to be his government’s doing, together with low interest rates, have raised fears in certain quarters of price deflation and its dangers in the current recession.

Book Review: Search for Place in Mystic Masseur

August 4, 2017
Book Review: Search for Place in Mystic Masseur Trinidadian born and London based Nobel laureate, Sir V.S. Naipaul wrote his first novel, the Mystic Masseur, in 1957. The central theme of the novel deals with the disenchantment, displacement, mental damaging effects and dynamics of the postcolonial Trinidad and the Caribbean half-made societies.

Letter: The black man and governance

August 2, 2017
Letter: The black man and governance When the prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago recently spoke about individuals questioning his blackness he was alluding to an issue that is extremely complex. In the present PNM administration, there are many who think that it’s their time to access lucrative government contracts and senior...

Letter: The parasitic technocracy

August 1, 2017
Letter: The parasitic technocracy A parasitic technocracy is a network corrupt politicians, consultants, businesses, contractors, civil servants, who conspire to seek their own interests, often against the public interest, and close ranks when they are caught. I know it exists. I have experienced it over the last 15 years. Here are seven...

Letter: The judiciary is not about economics

July 31, 2017
Letter: The judiciary is not about economics The latest episode in the CL Financial farce is that the Appeal Court has given permission to the government to appoint provisional liquidators to preserve the assets of CLF pending the outcome of the substantive action filed in the courts by the government to dispose of, liquidate, the assets to pay...

Letter: Nothing is more important in Trinidad and Tobago

July 29, 2017
Letter: Nothing is more important in Trinidad and Tobago Nothing can be more important now in Trinidad and Tobago than agreeing on the path for economic survival and growth. Crime reduction, health care, education, infrastructure development and social services are all dependent on finance. The government has indicated that traditional sources of income...

Letter: Twenty-seven years later

July 28, 2017
Letter: Twenty-seven years later Twenty-seven years later and we STILL have no idea how that rag tag bunch got all those guns into the country to attack the democratically elected government. Twenty-seven years later the Prime Minister states with full knowledge that there are thirty thousand illegal guns in the country, but says nothing...

Trinidad and Tobago and the US reaffirm commitment to counter violent extremism

July 27, 2017
Trinidad and Tobago and the US reaffirm commitment to counter violent extremism PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The governments of Trinidad and Tobago and of the United States have once again reaffirmed their commitment to support and collaborate with each other aggressively to treat with the evolving phenomenon of violent extremism and transnational crime. This demonstration...

Letter: Undo and redo everything in Trinidad and Tobago

July 25, 2017
Letter: Undo and redo everything in Trinidad and Tobago When even something as simple as the elevation of the chief magistrate to the judicial bench ends in chaos, confusion and lawsuits, where scores of citizens have had their rights to speedy justice trampled upon without redress, if the system cannot promote from within, what or who do you blame?

Engine fire indicator causes Caribbean Airlines flight to St Lucia to abort landing

July 24, 2017
Engine fire indicator causes Caribbean Airlines flight to St Lucia to abort landing CASTRIES, St Lucia -- On July 9, 2017, a Caribbean Airlines ATR-72 flying from Port of Spain in Trinidad to Saint Lucia with 68 people on board, was on its approach to George F.L. Charles Airport (SLU), the smaller of Saint Lucia's airports, when the crew decided to divert to Hewanorra Airport.

Arrest over a Facebook rant brings Trinidad and Tobago's cybercrime legislation into focus

July 24, 2017
Arrest over a Facebook rant brings Trinidad and Tobago's cybercrime legislation into focus PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- A gruesome double murder took place on June 28 in Trinidad, in which a 13-year-old boy and his babysitter were found with their throats slit. Police initially treated the incident as a robbery gone bad, but subsequently charged the sitter's brother and an accomplice for the murders.

Possible 2017 payout for ECCU British American policyholders

July 24, 2017
Possible 2017 payout for ECCU British American policyholders BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Regional policyholders of the British American Insurance Company Limited (BAICO) may be one step closer to receiving a payout, eight years after the company collapsed. Close to 4,000 individuals and businesses in St. Kitts and Nevis were among the many...

Commentary: What happens when a government has a plan but no policy?

July 24, 2017
Commentary: What happens when a government has a plan but no policy? Answer: It runs into the proverbial wall at top speed. A plan is a schedule of activities, resources and a budget to achieve an objective. A policy is a set of principles and guidelines which establish why and how an intended action ought to take place. We see readily that a policy must precede a plan.

Sports Commentary: Trinidad hosts regional swimming championships

July 24, 2017
Sports Commentary: Trinidad hosts regional swimming championships The Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming Confederation (CCCAN) Championship Games were held In Trinidad and Tobago last month at the National Aquatic centre in Balmain Village, Couva. In an August 5, 2016, media statement, former prime minister Kamla Persad Bissessar stated:

Tropical Storm Don weakens as it moves into southern Caribbean Sea

July 20, 2017
Tropical Storm Don weakens as it moves into southern Caribbean Sea BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- After causing flight disruptions and dumping rains on the southern Caribbean islands on Tuesday, Tropical Storm Don has degenerated to an open wave in the far southeastern Caribbean Sea. Grenada closed its airport on Tuesday, while St Vincent and the...

Is the legalisation of marijuana in Trinidad and Tobago an 'idea whose time has come'?

July 20, 2017
Is the legalisation of marijuana in Trinidad and Tobago an 'idea whose time has come'? PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Even as many parts of the world move towards the decriminalisation of marijuana, Trinidad and Tobago still considers its cultivation and use illegal. As early as 2014, activists in neighbouring regional territories were agitating for the “freeing up” of the herb. By February 2015...

Letter: The Alvarez Plan

July 20, 2017
Letter: The Alvarez Plan I am asked time and time again, if I were prime minister what would I do differently? Within the first 100 days of my administration, I would take legislation to Parliament to change the way we manage ourselves. I would establish over 80 communities categorized into cities, towns and villages.

Tropical Storm Don brings heavy rain and wind to Windward Islands

July 19, 2017
Tropical Storm Don brings heavy rain and wind to Windward Islands MIAMI, USA -- Tropical storm conditions were expected to spread across the Windward Islands within the warning area on Tuesday night as Tropical Storm Don moved towards Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami...

Letter: Human trafficking, national security and governmental failure

July 19, 2017
Letter: Human trafficking, national security and governmental failure Since January 17th of this year at the launch of the Progressive Empowerment Party in Port of Spain I have been calling on the government through the minister of national security to account for the human trafficking terrorising this nation with specific regard to what they planned to do about it.

Tropical Storm Don forms; storm warning issued for Grenada

July 18, 2017
Tropical Storm Don forms; storm warning issued for Grenada MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Don formed east of the Windward Islands on Monday afternoon. A tropical storm warning was issued for Grenada and a tropical storm watch is in effect for Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Saint Lucia. Interests in Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, Bonaire, and...

Letter: Today's meeting is for Rowley and PNM benefit, not Trinidad and Tobago

July 18, 2017
Letter: Today's meeting is for Rowley and PNM benefit, not Trinidad and Tobago So Prime Minister Keith Rowley has invited opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar to a private meeting to discuss, in his view, “areas in which the opposition should be engaged.” After Persad-Bissessar accepted the invitation, Rowley indicated an agenda, which will be internal self-government for...

Letter: Create a new and just society

July 17, 2017
Letter: Create a new and just society I have listened to and observed, over the years, the many people in this so-called Republic of Trinidad and Tobago analyzing the system and trying to figure out what is wrong with it? To me this question is so comical. It’s almost bordering on contempt. Most of the questions are coming from people who...

Inside Paradise: Standing on the shoulders of giants, we outlawed child marriage

July 15, 2017
Inside Paradise: Standing on the shoulders of giants, we outlawed child marriage Every media house carried the news on June 9, 2017. This day was a historic one for Trinidad and Tobago and the seen and unseen actions of all will forever be etched in the annals of history as a memorial of all those who acted to protect human rights, promote gender equality, dignity and liberty.

Letter: Disturbing silence from PM on regional disaster

July 15, 2017
Letter: Disturbing silence from PM on regional disaster On Tuesday 11 July 2017, the Yucatan Times of Mexico reported that hydrocarbon “oil residues were found on the Riviera Maya’s shores” and are “affecting some Quintana Roo municipalities, such as Solidaridad and Tulum” as a consequence of the petroleum spill that occurred in Trinidad on April 23, 2017.

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