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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Concerns about the future of New York’s annual West Indian Carnival

Arts & Theater: The Caribbean American community in New York City faces the daunting reality that convening and funding the West Indian American Day Parade and Carnival this year could become an insurmountable challenge. Failure to bring our community together to collectively meet this challenge could result in no parade and a major embarrassment for our elected and community leadership, as well as the Caribbean Diaspora as a whole. This result we cannot afford! Comment.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Caribbean Round-Up

Trinidad and Tobago: Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart is expected to discuss the state of the Barbados economy when he meets with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank in Washington later this month. Comment.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

CARICOM leaders meet with Mexican counterpart

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders held a special meeting on the margins of the Sixth Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, on Sunday, with President of Mexico Felipe de Jesus Calderón, in which they discussed a wide range of issues, including mechanisms for further bilateral and hemispheric cooperation, and strategies to prevent further financial fallout from the global economic crisis. Comment.

Plea for help to fight drug arms trade

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders say they have pressed United States President Barack Obama for greater support in securing the region from the traffic in illegal narcotics and small arms. Comment.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Inter-island ferry service gets the nod

Trinidad and Tobago: CARICOM has agreed to go ahead with the proposed inter-island fast ferry service. Comment.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Caribbean Round-Up

Trinidad and Tobago: Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer has joined other regional leaders in congratulating Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow on his re-election to office following the recent general elections. Comment.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Caribbean Round-Up

Trinidad and Tobago: Barbados is moving to boost its tourism industry with new additions to the list of tax exempt items provided under the Barbados Tourism Development Act. Comment.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

T&T master tailor to train catwalk winner

Music: In addition to receiving an array of prizes which include the opportunity to show at London Fashion week in September 2012, the winner of Mission Catwalk Season two will learn the secrets of Savile Row tailoring under the watchful tutelage of world renowned Master Tailor Prof. Andrew Ramroop OBE at his Savile Row Academy (SRA) in London. Comment.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Honoring New York steelband pioneers

Music: Some veterans of the New York steel band scene who, back in the 1950s and ‘60s, laid the foundation for the steel band movement that now exists in the city, will be honored at a gala tribute at Brooklyn’s Tropical Paradise Ballroom organized by the Trinidad & Tobago Folk Arts Institute on Sunday evening, May 20. Comment.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Caribbean Round-Up

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean states have been urged to remain steadfast and continue the fight against transnational crime. Comment.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Caribbean Round_Up

Trinidad and Tobago: International leaders will give US$65 million in concessionary loans to 18 Caribbean nations to help the islands defend their coasts and fragile economies from the impact of climate change. Comment.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

West Indies face uphill task against Austrlia

Trinidad and Tobago: When Australia faces the West Indies this month, they will have a strong advantage going into the Tests, One-Day Internationals and the Twenty-Twenties. West Indies are facing many setbacks which include a long injury list, out-of-form batsmen, including players who have been discarded by West Indies Cricket Board selectors. Comment.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Summit With A Grouse

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders head to Suriname this week for their annual mid-year retreat with what would normally contain a list of mundane agenda items on their plate, but recent grumblings from one of the most influential among the current bunch could generate enough sound bites and quotes to make the two-day summit starting on Thursday a memorable one. Comment.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Jack Warner faces law suit

Trinidad and Tobago: The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFA) is moving to sue its former Special Advisor, Works and Infrastructure Minister Jack Warner, to compel him to provide information on the accounts related to T&T’s 2006 World Cup campaign. Comment.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Runako Morton dies in car crash

Trinidad and Tobago: West Indies cricketer Runako Morton, 33, was killed in a car crash on the Sir Solomon Highway, while heading to his home in Princess Town, South Trinidad around 11:00 p.m. on Sunday night Comments (1).

‘Kes The Band’ set to rock NYC

Music: KES ALL IN post Trinidad Carnival concert tour begins with Trinidad’s own, KES the BAND & Friends, at the Best Buy Theater NYC on Friday, March 9. Comment.

Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012

Judges, prosecutors examine incarceration alternatives

Trinidad and Tobago: The Organization of American States (OAS) said on Feb. 27 that 40 Caribbean judges and prosecutors are among other professionals receiving training on alternatives to incarceration. Comment.
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