Caricom leaders discuss impact of COVID-19

Caricom leaders discuss impact of COVID-19

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders met virtually last Friday to discuss the impact of the coronavirus on their economies and populations with some indicating that they are still not in a position to reopen their borders, Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said here on Saturday. Rowley, speaking at […]

Trinbago Knight Riders trounce Zouks to claim fourth CPL title

Trinbago Knight Riders trounce Zouks to claim fourth  CPL title

TAROUBA, Trinidad – Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) clinched a record fourth Caribbean Premier League title when they made light work of St Lucia Zouks by eight wickets in last Thursday’s ’s final, to complete an historic unbeaten campaign in the franchise tournament. Inspired by captain Kieron Pollard’s four-wicket haul, TKR withstood an early onslaught to […]

The first Indians to Trinidad were not indentured

The first Indians to Trinidad were not indentured

BOOK REVIEW The First East Indian to Trinidad By Dennison Moore Publisher: Amazon The first Indians to Trinidad were not indentured By Ralph Paragg Dr. Dennison Moore has produced a masterpiece.  It should be of interest to both academic historians and lay readers with an interest in the migration of East Indians to the Caribbean […]

Playing the race card for votes in Trinidad and Tobago

Playing the race card for votes in Trinidad and Tobago

Fifty-eight years after Trinidad and Tobago attained political independence from Britain,  we’re still hearing about race problems  plaguing the twin-island state. Would you believe? In fact, the  vexed question of race became a major talking point in Independence Day speeches last Monday. The president, the leader of the Opposition. a high court judge – they […]

Building a nation on the watchwords of discipline, production and tolerance

Building a nation on the watchwords of discipline, production and tolerance

By Carlton Joseph Trinidad and Tobago celebrated 58 years of Independence on August 31 last without fanfare or the usual parades as the COVID-19 pandemic caused the government to shelve all celebrations, including plans for fireworks display and festivities. Instead, Prime Minister  Keith Rowley announced that from Monday last it would be illegal for citizens […]

Persad Bissessar sworn in as Trinidad-Tobago’s opposition leader

Persad Bissessar sworn in as Trinidad-Tobago’s opposition leader

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  – Sixty-seven-year-old Kamla Persad Bissessar was sworn in as the opposition leader here on Tuesday, promising to lead a “formidable” team that would work in the best interest of Trinidad and Tobago. Persad Bissessar, who led the main opposition United National Congress (UNC) in the August 10 general election, said that […]

Trinidad-Tobago Prime Minister claims election victory for ruling party

Trinidad-Tobago Prime Minister claims election victory for ruling party

PORT OF SPAIN – Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Keith Rowley claimed victory for his ruling party in the general election on Monday. Preliminary results showed the ruling People’s National Movement (PNM) won 22 of the 41 electoral seats, while the opposition United National Congress (UNC) led by former prime minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar won 19 […]

‘The pandemic opened up many issues that society had been suppressing and hiding for years ‘

‘The pandemic opened up many issues that society had been suppressing and hiding for years ‘

Conversation with comedian Marc Trinidad ‘The pandemic opened up many issues that society had been suppressing and hiding for years’   Just ask Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle who is the best Caribbean Canadian comic they have worked with and the answer will be the same – Marc Trinidad. True to his surname, Marc Trinidad […]

Tobago focuses on domestic tourism

Tobago focuses on domestic tourism

SCARBOROUGH Tobago -The Tobago Tourism Agency Limited  (TTAL) and the destination’s tourism industry stakeholders are seeking ways to stimulate economic activity for the island with initiatives targeting the domestic market. When the Trinidad and Tobago government closed the borders in mid-March to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Agency ran a user-generated campaign to keep […]

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