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A high court judge has delivered a historic ruling striking down the buggery laws from the statute books in Trinidad and Tobago. Justice Devan Rampersad presiding in the Port of Spain Hall of Justice last week delivered the landmark ruling in favor of Trinidad-born gay rights activists. Jason Jones, who ...
Here's a look at today's weather courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS). Predominantly hot, sunny and at times breezy conditions are expected despite the low chance of a few showers over Tobago during the late evening. Tonight will be mostly clear. Seas. Seas are moderate ...

He said property tax around the world, in both developed and developing countries, normally represented three to six per cent of disposable income while in Trinidad and Tobago the proposed taxation based on rental value was ranging from quarter to half of one per cent of disposable income.
HOUSTON – McDermott International will perform air and saturation diving on two projects offshore South Africa and Trinidad & Tobago. SAPREF has contracted the company to remove and replace a 24-in. subsea hose string to a single buoy mooring and pipeline end manifold (PLEM) associated with an ...
Central is leading the way with murders in all divisions in Trinidad and Tobago. That was the pronouncement made by Police Superintendent Daniel Moore as he addressed the issue of crime while speaking at the Chaguanas Borough Corporation's Inter Agency meeting at the Corporation headquarters in ...
Trinidad and Tobago, the country acknowledged as one of the region's economic powerhouses, has been experiencing the same downward trend in its aquaculture sector seen in its less affluent neighbors. Whereas Latin America's share of aquaculture production had doubled between the early 1990s ...

Against that background, I as Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago will, under my hand, write a complaint to the United Nations at its headquarters about the conduct of persons who take it upon themselves to speak about Trinidad and Tobago.” The PM said he intended to defend T&T's reputation, hence ...
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Tuesday April 24, 2018 – Immigration officials in Trinidad and Tobago are probing reports that foreigners arriving in the country are being charged a fee to facilitate a claim for asylum, even though they are not entering as refugees. The Immigration Division says these ...
What does Tobago produce that can be quantified as its contribution to the country's (Trinidad & Tobago) gross domestic product? Once upon a time, before the island descended into a URP-like syndrome, its farmers cultivated crops such as vegetables, ground provisions, fruits and legumes, and reared ...
Three drilling rigs that Trinidad Drilling Ltd. had planned to move from Saudi Arabia to the Permian Basin will instead be sold for about $30 million each. The Calgary-based Canadian drilling company said it had “assessed the possible sale relative to the relocation alternative and determined that the value ...
Rampersad's ruling was in response to a constitutional motion filed by Trinidad-born gay rights activist Jason Jones. Although Rampersad found that the laws were irrational and illegal, they remain on the statute books, pending a hearing in July. Conservatives opposed to gay rights and LGBTQI activists ...
THE commercial complex at Kilometer 5, La Trinidad is eyed to become a parking facility instead of a mall. Juanito Teope from Jarco Realty and Development Corporation said their company agreed to convert the area into a parking facility. “In general terms we have no objections because parking is ...
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Alumni from 34 educational institutions in Canada gathered on April 10 at La Cantina Pizzzeria, Victoria Avenue, Port-of-Spain, to celebrate the launch of the Canada Alumni Trinidad and Tobago. The event was organised by the High Commission of Canada, in collaboration with the Interim Executive of the ...
Here's a look at today's weather courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS). Trinidad and Tobago will experience dull, hazy and breezy conditions which will be interrupted by brief showers in a few areas. Tonight will be mostly clear. Seas. Seas are moderate with waves up to 2 ...
On one side of courtroom POS 09 sat a small group of pastors dressed in suits and expressions that were just as stiff. On the other were supporters of sexual and gender minorities' rights, at least one of them sporting a T-shirt that declared details of the “homosexual agenda” in Trinidad and Tobago: “1.
Three separate participants in a rally celebrating the repeal of Trinidad and Tobago's buggery law have been hounded out of their homes. A court ruling in Trinidad and Tobago earlier this month struck down a British Colonial-era law that criminalised gay sex in the islands, finding it a violation of gay ...

Bachelor of Social Work Program Director Don Schweitzer led twenty-one students from a variety of majors to Trinidad, one of the southernmost islands of the Caribbean. The winter study abroad course was meant to provide students from a variety of disciplines international experience. “The history of ...
On a rough count, there are about 100,000 LGBTQ+ people in Trinidad and Tobago. Finally, each of us is free from the fear of arrest, prosecution and imprisonment simply for living our lives. Listening to the judgment, I broke down in tears as I realised that I had won, that my country – for the first time – had ...
A photo was shared on social media showing the victim's head almost severed from the body. According to a police report, at about 8 am a passerby notified police officers that they found a body of a man lying face up at the side of the road at Exchange Branch Road. The man was dressed in a pair of long ...
Far away from Venezuela's capital city of Caracas, along the northeast coast of the nation, lies a coastal town struggling to feed itself. Cradled in the Gulf of Paria, the town survives on fishing but almost everything else is smuggled to its shores from neighboring Trinidad and Tobago. With no end in sight to ...
While the Palm Sunday celebrations were taking place at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Port-of-Spain yesterday, a medical student took out a pair of dumbbells and damaged the statue of St Paul and desecrated the crucifix that was supposed to be used on Good Friday. Yesterday signalled the ...
They'll ride this one out for a good while and make a fortune from the people of Trinidad and Tobago. Isn't it funny that the same greedy immoral lawyers will be running thus country one day. I wonder if they change or remain the same?. Crime is big bucks in Trinidad as they suck the taxpayers dry. Why do ...
TTPS public information officer, ASP Michael Jackman, described the matter as “troubling” and added that it is “a source of great concern to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.” A woman, who identified herself as a close relative of the police officer who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the ...
BOGOTA, Colombia — U.S. Southern Command announced that it will be participating in military exercises just a few miles off Venezuela's coast next month, as the island of Trinidad and Tobago plays host to an annual event called “Fused Response.” In a statement, Southcom said the multilateral exercise ...
The Tobago East representative, the Honourable Ayanna Webster-Roy, took a page from Greek mythology with her statement in Parliament on Friday. It is interesting to note that the Ancient Greeks, with their polis system, had tried to democratise representation by reaching down to the individual citizen and ...
“The member for Couva North indicated that they on the other side are patriots, they hold Trinidad and Tobago dearly to their heart, yet at every opportunity they bad mouth this country. How can we possibly attract people to destination Trinidad and Tobago when you constantly put negative out there?
PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad and Tobago government says it will spend an estimated half a billion dollars for the construction of a new terminal building at the ANR Robinson airport in Tobago. ... So many governments have spoken about the need for a modern international airport terminal in Tobago.
One doesn't have to look very far to find Carnival in Port of Spain, the capital of the dual-island state of Trinidad and Tobago — it will find you. That became clear when my taxi took a right turn toward the city center, and smack into what might be the most entertaining traffic jam I've ever experienced.
FORMER Fifa vice-president Jack Warner has been successful in having extradition committal proceedings against him put on hold until he has an opportunity to appeal Justice James Aboud's ruling, which cleared the way for the start of the magisterial proceedings. Justice of Appeal Mark Mohammed on ...
... Al Rawi has backtracked on his comments, reported in the Sunday Newsday, where he denied media reports– and the Parliamentary record– that Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley had been misrepresented when he affirmed to House of Represenatives on Friday that ISIS cells were operating in Trinidad.
PORT of Spain Mayor Joel Martinez said civil obedience in the city, including a garbage driver reportedly being threatened and forced to dump garbage in the streets, cannot be allowed to continue. "No, no this is unacceptable. I am not happy about it." He was responding to a riot on Monday in upper Port of ...
Trinidad and Tobago will be predominantly sunny with breezy conditions which will be interrupted by intermittent showers in a few areas. Tonight will be mostly settled and cool with the odd brisk shower. Seas: Seas are moderate to occasionally rough with waves reaching between 2 and 2.5 metres and ...
CHAIRMAN of More FM 104.7 Robert Amar has described a letter, threatening legal action on behalf of Housing Minister Randall Mitchell, as an attempt to intimidate the station. “Nothing has happened and you writing me a letter to warn me? I don't need a warning. We know our responsibility. We are a ...
EMOTIONS ran high at the Arima Magistrates' Court yesterday as the mother-in-law of murder accused Earl Phillips had to be helped out of the courtroom by her daughter, Phillips' wife after his first appearance. Phillips, 44, who is paralysed from the waist down and uses a wheelchair, appeared before ...
I do not want to overplay the terrorist threat to Canada from Trinidad and Tobago. At the same time we need to acknowledge that the threat is variable ... OTTAWA—Every year, many Canadians flock to Trinidad and Tobago to escape the harsh winter climate. In addition, there are some 70,000 Canadians of ...
While not specifically declaring that Tobago is a lucrative destination Andre Bello, Commercial Manager of Virgin Atlantic (Caribbean region) said the sister isle is an important part of the airline's network of destinations. Bello's comments come as the impasse on the seabridge continues unabated, resulting ...
“No longer is education centred in Port-of-Spain, now it is all across Trinidad and especially South of the Caroni. You want to learn how to run schools? Come south of the Caroni and learn Mr Minister how to run a school,” he said, throwing out a challenge to the Education Minister Anthony Garcia.
Road March winner Machel Montano has thrown his support behind the initiative for Tobago to have its own Carnival. Since 2011, there have been calls for Tobago to have its own Carnival instead of having celebrations the same time as Trinidad. Montano gave his take on the issue during his performance ...
This heavily armed police officer stood guard over the Junior Parade of the Bands in downtown Port of Spain on Saturday. Photo: Rattan Jadoo. A series of exercises carried out by officers of the Port of Spain Criminal Investigations Department (CID) during J'Ouvert revellry resulted in 20 people being ...
KINGDOM DANCE: Wine and fling it up was all these masqueraders were singing in Port of Spain yesterday. PHOTO BY AZLAN MOHAMMED. MELISSA DOUGHTY. THE refrain appeared to be the same – Soca Kingdom! Wine and fling it up! Wine and fling it up! Bands which stormed across the Queen's ...
It was the home of another youth who had already been detained in Tobago. Meanwhile the family of detainee Tariq Mohammed yesterday sent a letter to the acting CoP demanding the release of Mohammed. His father Shamoon said, “Our lawyer sent the letter seeking his immediate release since 72 ...
LIVING IN THE MOMENT: Nothing could stop these women from Fantasy from having fun yesterday. PHOTO BY AZLAN MOHAMMED. CLINT CHAN TACK. REVELLERS yesterday appeared to heed advice about wining without consent as Carnival Monday festivities got underway at South Quay in Port of ...
Mitra Bunseelal, lies at the scene of yesterday's accident at the Lady Hailes Avenue entrance to the San Fernando General Hospital.. Five people had to be hospitalised after two cars collided near the Lady Hailes Avenue entrance of the San Fernando General Hospital yesterday morning. Ironically one of ...
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Two earthquakes rattled Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday night as the region continues to be jolted by a series of earthquakes in recent months, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has reported. It said that the first ...
Assistant Commissioner of Police for Tobago Garfield Moore said while there were smaller crowds at all three locations, with a stronger security presence from the TTPS and the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment. “So far the Carnival celebrations at Roxborough, Scarborough and Crown Point have been ...
Tobago steel bands travelling to Trinidad to compete in the National Panorama finals were accommodated on the air bridge. The five small bands which included Our Boys, New East Side Dimension, Uptown Fascinators, Tobago Pan-thers and Alpha Pan Pioneers journeyed to Trinidad last Monday along ...
The long-awaited “steups” emoji, designed by Trinidadian photographer Sarita Rampersad who shared it on Facebook with an invitation for netizens to use it. For some time now, social media users from Trinidad and Tobago — and perhaps even users across the region — have been agitating for a ...
The United Kingdom's Foreign Office also issued an advisory and cautioned "an attack is still possible." Trinidad and Tobago has long been an area of concern for the US military and intelligence communities as it is assessed to be home to ISIS sympathizers with officials saying that some of its citizens have ...
WHAT might be the dullest title in non-fiction history – Steelpan in Education, A History of the Northern Illinois University (NIU) Steelband – obscures what might be the most fascinating link between Trinidad and its worldwide diaspora. Thankfully, the rest of the book is far more interesting, starting at the ...


 

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