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 […]

Jasse McDonald says ‘ stay tuned’

Jasse McDonald says ‘ stay tuned’

Remember Jasse McDonald ? He used to be known as the golden  voice on the silver  network. That was decades ago when he started his  broadcasting career on Redifussion  in his  native Trinidad. McDonald, popularly known as JC,  still possesses” the golden voice ” and says he is getting ready to make a comeback in  […]

Police Commissioner says foreign assassins paid to kill him

Police Commissioner says foreign assassins paid to kill him

PORT OF SPAIN,  Trinidad -Trinidad and Tobago’s  Police Commissioner, Gary Griffith, says he is aware of plans to assassinate him, using foreign killers but said he is not perturbed and would continue his job to deal with the criminal elements in the country. Addressing front-line police officers and their families at the Police Academy last […]

Trinidad-Tobago prime minister invites election observers

Trinidad-Tobago prime minister invites election observers

PORT OF SPAIN,  Trinidad – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has written to CARICOM Secretary General Irwin La Rocque and Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland  inviting them to send election observers to the upcoming general election on August 10. In a statement  last Thursday, Rowley said the letter formally invites both parties to send election missions […]

Was the recently established Community Recovery Committee in Trinidad just an election gimmick ?

Was the recently established Community Recovery Committee in Trinidad just an election gimmick ?

By Gerard Johnson   It was a day of rage and mayhem unlike anything the capital had seen since the Black Power revolt of 1970. From Beetham to Belmont, Sea Lots to Cocorite, from Laventille to Morvant, hundreds of angry marauding youths from these depressed areas  rampaged through the streets of Port of Spain, blocking […]