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Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Haiti President Jovenel Moise will become the next chairman of the 15-member regional integration movement next month. Comment

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

Immigrant rights leader Ragbir to be returned to New York area

Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad-born immigrants’ rights activist Ravi Ragbir — who was arrested by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials amid peaceful demonstrations in lower Manhattan on Jan. 11 and taken that same day to Krome Detention Facility in Miami, Fla. — will be returned to the New York area, where he will be held pending the outcome of his legal case, Immigration officials announced Wednesday, Jan. 17. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018

Is Chutney out of place in Carnival?

Arts & Theater: When people get angry, they tend to speak their mind. Their emotions explode in words that they have been suppressing for some time. Psychologist Dr Jeffrey Huntsinger proved this theory after conducting experiments at Loyala University in Chicago in the USA in 2012. Comment

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018

Caribbean RoundUp

Trinidad and Tobago: Antigua The Antigua government is set to begin the US$90 million St. John’s port modernization project this month as it moves to increase employment opportunities on the island. Comment
Trinidad and Tobago: Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane D. Williams was arrested last week in lower Manhattan by NYPD officers while protesting the detention by federal immigration authorities of Trinidadian community leader Ravi Ragbir. Comment

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018

Trinidad to have its first female president

Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad and Tobago will soon have its first female president. Come March this year, retired Court of Appeal judge Paula Mae Weekes will make history when she is inaugurated as the first woman to be elected president of Trinidad and Tobago. Comment

Letter to Massive

Trinidad and Tobago: Dear Mr. Massive Gosine, Permit me to extend my sincere thanks for your recent kaiso, “Rowley Mother Count.” Carefully, I listened to its articulation. The word ‘count’ was pronounced faithfully, meticulously, cautiously, abiding strictly to the rules of English phonetics. I do not regard this as an accident. I regard it as your careful, wary efforts to not exceed the norms of simple courtesy. It cannot be otherwise, for, as we all know, a righteous woman is a joy and boon to the nation. Comment

T&T fails to make a bid

Trinidad and Tobago: The Trinidad and Tobago government has taken a decision not to support a bid to host matches in the Twenty20 Women’s World Cup, which will be played in the Caribbean this year. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018

Caribbean Round-Up

Trinidad and Tobago: Barbados A new governor of the Barbados Central Bank (BCB) took up office from January 1 2018. Finance Minister Christopher Sinkler announced that Christopher Haynes has been appointed as Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados effective Janauary1. Comment

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