Dookeran appointed Professor of Practice at UWI

Dookeran appointed Professor of Practice at UWI

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad   – Economist Winston Dookeran has been appointed Professor of Practice at the Institute of International Relations, University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine Campus. A former minister of finance and minister of foreign affairs, Dookeran said ” it’s a great opportunity to contribute once more to the scholarly world at […]

Trinidad-Tobago senator calls for decriminalization of marijuana for medical use

Trinidad-Tobago senator calls for decriminalization  of marijuana for medical use

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  -An independent senator is urging the Trinidad and Tobago government to allow for the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, saying the initiative could also help in the diversification of the economy of the oil rich twin island republic. Senator Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir, a University of the West Indies lecturer, said […]

ABC teacher meets her author-student

ABC teacher meets her author-student

An elderly woman stunned guests at the Annual Mothers’ Day and Arrival Day celebrations of the Zoomers’ Association of Trinidad and Tobago ( ZATTIC) in Mississauga on Sunday. Dr Kris Rampersad, a Trinidad-based journalist and author was speaking about her efforts at ” developing literary and  heritage sectors  and creating global connections with Caribbean groups” […]

Trinidad-Tobago women’s football team gears up for qualifiers

Trinidad-Tobago women’s football team gears up for qualifiers

Trinidad and Tobago’s s women’s football team will remain largely unchanged, heading into the opening phase of the CONCACAF Caribbean World Cup qualifiers, starting on May 19 at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Central Trinidad. The squad, which topped their group in the recent Caribbean Football Union Challenge Series a couple weeks ago, will […]

Trinidad-Tobago and China sign cooperation agreements

Trinidad-Tobago and China sign cooperation agreements

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Trinidad and Tobago has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Cooperation within the Framework of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative with China, according to an official statement issued here on Monday. The statement from the Office of the Prime Minister said […]

Caribbean warned to prepare for possibility of severe outbreak of dengue fever

Caribbean warned to prepare for possibility of severe outbreak of dengue fever

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – While Chikungunya and Zika which swept the region in 2014 and 2016 are not expected back anytime soon, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning residents to “gear-up for the possibility of a major outbreak of dengue fever in 2018.” It says that’s because the pre-conditions of abundant mosquito […]

David Chariandy wins the 2018 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

David Chariandy wins the 2018 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

It is another win for Brother and its author, David Chariandy.  Over the weekend The West Coast Book Prize Society presented Charlandy with the 2018 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize for writing the best work of fiction in  British Colombia. The author, formerly of Scarborough, is now living and working in Vancouver. In Brother, Chariandy tells […]

UN team to investigate Trinidad -Tobago complaints in controversy over repatriation of Venezuelans

UN team to investigate Trinidad -Tobago complaints in controversy over repatriation of Venezuelans

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – A complaint made by Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister      Dr Keith Rowley about a locally-based United Nations (UN) official’s “misinformed” comments following the repatriation of 82 Venezuelans last month, has got the attention of the UN’s Secretary General António Guterres. Acting Attorney General Stuart Young says Guterres plans […]

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