West Indian ‘Family and Friends Picnic’ to be held at Markham fair grounds

West Indian ‘Family and Friends Picnic’ to be held  at Markham fair grounds

By Lincoln DePradine An outing which began simply as an occasion for nationals of Trinidad and Tobago to  “lime” together in Toronto, now has mushroomed to include other West Indians and has raised thousands of dollars for charitable causes. The first “Family and Friends Picnic’’, organized by what is now known as the United Trinbago […]

Rowley to contest leadership of the ruling PNM

Rowley to contest leadership of the ruling PNM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The leader of the ruling People’s National Movement (PNM), Dr Keith Rowley said he will head a slate contesting the leadership of the party when it holds internal elections on September 30. Addressing supporters at the party’s Family Day in Central Trinidad on Sunday, Rowley said that while the elections […]

Was the CIA involved in ending attempted coup in Trinidad and Tobago?

Was the CIA involved in ending attempted coup in Trinidad and Tobago?

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad— A former attorney general has dismissed statements that the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was involved in helping Trinidad and Tobago authorities suppress the 1990 attempted coup by a radical Islamic group. Anthony Smart, who served as attorney general during the insurrection, said that his then Cabinet colleague, Dr Brinsley […]

Yasin Abu Bakr unapologetic 28 years after failed coup

Yasin Abu Bakr unapologetic 28 years after failed coup

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  – Leader of the Jamaat-Al-Muslimeen group Yasin Abu Bakr says he will not apologise for the 1990 attempted coup aimed at unseating the Trinidad and Tobago government, even as he acknowledged the “unfortunate inability” of at least one survivor to understand the context of the 1990 “revolution”. In a statement marking the 28th anniversary […]

City of Toronto to provide $625,000 for Toronto Caribbean carnival

City of Toronto to provide $625,000  for Toronto Caribbean carnival

By Lincoln DePradine   Funding for the 2018 Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival from the three levels of government amounts to less than $1 million, with the City of Toronto as the largest contributor. Toronto Mayor John Tory announced on Tuesday that the city’s allocation to the event, organized by the Festival Management Committee (FMC), was […]

Trinidad-Tobago and Bahamas win top culinary honours

Trinidad-Tobago and Bahamas win top culinary honours

MIAMI  – Trinidad and Tobago is the Caribbean National Culinary Team of the Year. The team won top honors in the finale of the 2018 Taste of the Caribbean culinary competition at the Hyatt Regency in Miami last Thursday evening, after also winning the Bartender, Best Non Alcoholic Drink and Beef categories. Trinidadians in winners’ […]

Mandatory Death Penalty Outlawed in Barbados

Mandatory Death Penalty Outlawed in Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The High Court in Barbados can no longer impose mandatory death sentences on convicted murderers. Last week, the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the island’s highest court, struck down the mandatory death penalty on the grounds that it is unconstitutional. The judgments, the last which Sir Dennis Byron will deliver as […]

Two terms only for presidents of Guyana, Caribbean Court of Justice rules

Two terms only for presidents of Guyana, Caribbean Court of Justice rules

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  —The Trinidad and Tobago based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled that an amendment, that barred Presidents of the Republic of Guyana from serving more than two terms in office, was a valid amendment to the Constitution. In the ruling handed down on Tuesday, the court said that after examining […]

Ahye retains Trinidad and Tobago national 100m title

Ahye retains Trinidad and Tobago national 100m title

Trinidadian  Commonwealth gold medallist Michelle-Lee Ahye (left) powers her way to victory in the women’s 100-metre final at the NGC/Sagicor/NAAA National Open Championships at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain on Saturday.  Also in photo are Zakiyah Denoon (centre) and Jenea Spinks. It was  Ahye’s first race on home soil since capturing the […]

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