Parliament passes controversial bill to amend Constitution

By Admin 13.08.2014

PORT-OF-SPAIN: On Tuesday, the Trinidad & Tobago parliament passed legislation allowing a two-term limit for a prime minister and a run-off in a general election in the event that a successful candidate fails to secure 50 per cent of the votes cast.

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Trinidad & Tobago records Chikungunya virus

By Admin 16.07.2014

PORT-OF-SPAIN: Trinidad & Tobago has become the latest Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to record cases of the Chikungunya virus after it was first detected in the region last December.   Health Minister Dr. Fuad Khan said the Caribbean Public Health …

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U.S. official says organized crime behind slaying of attorney

By Admin 02.07.2014

PORT-OF-SPAIN: U.S. Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield says prominent attorney Dana Seetahal was murdered earlier this year in a “well planned and orchestrated hit” by an international “player” with a crime organization presence in Trinidad & Tobago.

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No foreign exchange shortage or crisis, minister says

By Admin 11.06.2014

PORT-OF-SPAIN: In response to opposition legislators accusing the government of “failing to deal effectively with the current foreign exchange crisis”, Finance Minister Larry Howai declared that there is no foreign exchange shortage in Trinidad & Tobago.

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Provincial candidates seek to make a difference

Fayaz Karim
By Admin 04.06.2014

Like most newcomers, Fayaz Karim faced many challenges when he migrated from Trinidad & Tobago 26 years ago. He worked in a factory warehouse, worked as a courier and in sales and was a business manager in the auto industry before opening a commercial freight transportation business that he operated for a decade before returning to university.

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Government says it has no plans to devalue dollar

By Admin 28.05.2014

PORT-OF-SPAIN: The Government of Trinidad & Tobago has announced there are no plans to devalue the local currency, despite calls by the main opposition People’s National Movement (PNM) for an end to the new system of foreign currency allocation.

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Award recipients celebrated for their achievements

Gordon Cressy
By Admin 26.02.2014

Just over five decades ago while working part-time as a janitor at Northern Secondary School, Gordon Cressy was attracted to an advertisement in the building that read, “Plenty of work and No pay in the Caribbean.”

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