Trinidad and Tobago

Friday, June 1, 2012

Caribbean Round-Up

Trinidad and Tobago: The Guyana government plans to open offices in the country’s interior to cut down gold smuggling and ensure miner’s safety. Comment.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Caribbean Round-Up

Trinidad and Tobago: More than 300 hospitality consultants, real estate developers and the biggest hotel investors in the Caribbean recently attended a two-day Caribbean Hotel and Resort Investment Summit in downtown Miami. Participants focused on recent tourism trends in the Caribbean, which is rebounding despite the global economic downturn. Demand for new hotel rooms is up, participants said, but they noted that securing financing remains difficult. Currently there are 8,000 hotel rooms in the pipeline and of the five biggest hotel projects currently under construction two are in the Bahamas and two in the Dominican Republic. Comment.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Black Diasporan John-Sandy dies in Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago: Rene John-Sandy, former publisher of Black Diaspora died in his birth-island of Tobago recently. Comments (1).

Friday, May 18, 2012

Caribbean Round-Up

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) will host a gathering of culinary enthusiasts and experts as they converge to witness an all-out food and beverage battle between an assortment of chefs and bartenders from the Caribbean. The annual “Taste of the Caribbean” will be held at the Hyatt Regency, Miami from June 20-24 to crown the Caribbean cuisine masters. Comment.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Awards for New York steel band pioneers

Music: Two surviving members from a three-piece steel band which appeared in the 1954 Broadway musical House of Flowers will be among the special lineup of individuals being honored at a Tribute to New York Steel Band Pioneers organized by the Trinidad & Tobago Folk Arts Institute, Sunday evening May 20. The gala event will be held at Tropical Paradise Ballroom, Brooklyn from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. Comment.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Caribbean Round-Up

Trinidad and Tobago: Barbados is poised to create history this month, when it becomes the first Caribbean island to take over the chairmanship of the World Health Organization (WHO). Comment.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Carib-American journalists to hold confab in NYC

Trinidad and Tobago: NEW YORK, N.Y.-- The National Association of Caribbean-American Journalists will hold its third bi-annual meeting at The New York Times’ headquarters in New York City on May 31 and June 1, 2012. The theme is “Styling Caribbean Identities: Reclaiming the Past, Building the Future.” Comment.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Call to embrace Caribbean Court of Justice

Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago is bound by international law to make the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) its final court of appeal. Comment.

Caribbean Round-Up

Trinidad and Tobago: The Antigua and Barbuda Trade Union Congress (ABTUC) is calling on the Baldwin Spencer administration to delay the implementation of the personal income tax after the Inland Revenue Department said it had began administering the Personnel Income Tax Act in full, including the provision to withhold taxes from qualifying benefits and allowances. Comment.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Lynch places 12th in challenge race

Trinidad and Tobago: Coming off a 35:17.8 time for a five-mile challenge race conducted by the Alley Pond Striders, Collin Lynch will take a short journey to East Meadow, Long Island this weekend. Comment.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Obama promises $130 M for regional security

Trinidad and Tobago: CARICOM states are expected to benefit from a $130 million in financial assistance from U.S. President Barrack Obama to deal with crime and security in the region. Comment.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Caribbean Round-Up

Trinidad and Tobago: Inter-regional travel could come to a halt if industrial action hits LIAT. The Antigua-based LIAT and the Antigua and Barbuda’s Workers Union (ABWU) are up in arms following its recent announcement that it was terminating employment of 25 airline workers. Comment.

Goodbye to Privy Council: T&T PM

Trinidad and Tobago: Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, in a historic move announced that Trinidad and Tobago would abolish criminal appeals to the London-based Privy Council. Comment.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Caribbean round-up

Trinidad and Tobago: Travel and tourism stakeholders from the wider Caribbean diaspora recently attended a meeting in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) to discuss the critical importance of regional tourism. Comment.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Caribbean Round-Up

Trinidad and Tobago: Bahamas The United States Embassy in the Bahamas is warning Americans living in and traveling to New Providence, to be aware of recent reports of robberies tied to staged vehicle accidents in the capital. Comment.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

LOT TO SHOUT ABOUT

Trinidad and Tobago: Carib-US Trade Grows Continuing hed US-Caricom trade spiral By Bert Wilkinson Comment.

Carib private sector lag on  EU trade

Trinidad and Tobago: BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar. 30, 2012 (IPS/GIN) - When Europe signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the Caribbean Forum countries in 2008, the intention was to boost trade and services between the two regions. Comment.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tremendous start to Poets and Passion 2012

Arts & Theater: Organizers of the 2012 Poets&Passion literary series, say they are encouraged by the response to the three readings held during the program’s first week. Comment.
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