Trinidad-Tobago says it respects the rights of aslyum seekers

Trinidad-Tobago says it respects the rights  of aslyum seekers

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The Trinidad and Tobago government, in responding to claims that Venezuelan asylum seekers were forcibly repatriated to their homeland, says no Venezuelans were compelled or coerced into leaving the country last Saturday. The Ministry of National Security of the twin island republic, in a statement issued after the United Nations […]

Trinidad-Tobago judge rules buggery law unconstitutional

Trinidad-Tobago judge rules buggery law unconstitutional

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – A High Court judge in Trinidad and Tobago ruled last week that the part of the twin-island republic’s Sexual Offences Act which criminalizes sexual activity between homosexual men – whether consensual or not – is unconstitutional. And while the local – and regional – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and […]

Growing numbers of Venezuelans seeking asylum in Trinidad-Tobago

Growing numbers of Venezuelans seeking asylum in Trinidad-Tobago

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The number of Venezuelan nationals seeking asylum or detained at the main immigration center here has increased significantly, a joint select committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament has been told. Acting Chief Immigration Officer, Charmaine Gandhi-Andrews, told the committee on Friday that an estimated 2,000 Venezuelans have applied for […]

Monkey in court

Monkey in  court

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  – A four-month old capuchin monkey was taken to court  in South Trinidad on Monday. The monkey was an exhibit in a case in which Akiem John of Point Fortin was charged with having the animal without a permit. John pleaded guilty when he appeared before Magistrate Margaret Alert. He told […]

WHO DID THEY TALK TO?

By Gerard Johnson Trinidad and Tobago was rated the happiest country in the Caribbean. The twin-island republic ranked 38th among 156 countries surveyed for the 2018 World Happiness Report, released last week by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Countries were ranked based on six variables: income, freedom, trust, healthy life expectancy, social support and generosity. […]

Trinidad-Tobago President reaffirms leave for Chief Justice

Trinidad-Tobago President reaffirms leave for Chief Justice

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says he is studying a response by President Anthony Carmona “reaffirming his decision” to grant sabbatical leave to the embattled Chief Justice Ivor Archie. Archie was due to leave here for the United States last weekend, but deferred his departure after then acting head of […]

CCJ can make positive change to Caribbean social order – President

CCJ can make positive change to Caribbean social order – President

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  – The outgoing President of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Sir Dennis Byron says the court, which was established in 2001, to replace the London-based Privy Council as the region’s final court, is currently poised to contribute to positive change in the social order of  Caribbean societies. Speaking at […]

‘Politics will not solve the Caribbean problem’ – Winston Dookeran

‘Politics will not solve the Caribbean problem’ –  Winston Dookeran

Staring down the barrel of a gun while being held hostage in the Parliament Chamber at the Red House in Port-of-Spain, Winston Dookeran introduced himself to the gunman as the Minister of Planning. “He then said to me ‘I bet you didn’t plan for this!’” It was the 1990 attempted overthrow of the Trinidad and […]

Dr. Fry to speak at launch of CaribbeanMenCan solidarity campaign in Trinidad

Dr. Fry to speak at launch of CaribbeanMenCan solidarity campaign in Trinidad

Trinidad-born Dr.Hedy Fry,  Liberal Member of  Parliament for Vancouver Centre since 1993 and  the  longest serving female Canadian Member of Parliament, will be the  keynote speaker today at a  networking event in Trinidad at which  #CaribbeanMenCan solidarity campaign will be launched. The High Commission for Canada in Port of Spain has teamed up with Interclub, […]

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