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Trinidad and Tobago Appoints New Senator to Replace MSJ’s Abdulah

 Above: Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago President George Maxwell Richards will appoint James Lambert as a new government senator to replace the departed David Abdulah. The move was announced by Prime Minister …

Trinidad’s Movement for Social Justice Leaves Coalition Government

 Above: Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Photo: OPM Trinidad) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad’s Movement for Social Justice political party has withdrawn from the country’s People’s Partnership coalition government. The move was made by MSJ head David Abdulah, who …

Interview with Trinidad and Tobago Sprinter Kelly-Ann Baptiste

 Above: Kelly-Ann Baptiste (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Kelly-Ann Baptiste headlines a group of sprinters carrying Trinidad and Tobago’s medal hopes at this summer’s London Olympics. Baptiste, a former sprinter for Louisiana State University, competes in the 100m and 200m …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago’s economy is turning the corner, with growth expected to resume in 2012, according to the International Monetary Fund. The fund recently concluded its Article IV Consultation discussions with Trinidad. After contraction of …

 Above: Tobago (Photo: Tobago Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has presented a Green Paper on internal self-government for the island of Tobago to former Presidnet Arthur Robinson. The Green Paper is currently out for …

 Above: Public Administration Minister Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan ((Photo: MPA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Sweden and Trinidad and Tobago have finalized a contract to help modernize and restructure Trinidad’s Central Statistical Office. The deal was signed with Statistics Sweden, a government …

 By Alexander Britell THE POLICE RAID on Trinidad newspaper Newsday and the home of one of its journalists earlier this month sent shockwaves throughout Trinidad and the region. Trinidad’s Prime Minister and the opposition have expressed “grave” concern over the …

 Above: Port of Spain By the Caribbean Journal staff A new pipeline to be laid on 188 miles of seabed will bring natural gas from Trinidad and Tobago to the Eastern Caribbean, the country’s Ministry of Energy announced today in …

 Above: Trinidad Justice Minister Herbert Volney and Venezuelan Ambassador Maria Eugenia Marcano Casado By the Caribbean journal staff The governments of Venezuela and Trinidad have begun discussions about potential cooperation on penal reform, offender management and other criminal justice issues. …

 Above: the iPhone 4S (Photo courtesy of Apple) By the Caribbean Journal staff Apple’s iPhone 4S will be released across the Caribbean on Friday, Jan. 13, the company announced today. The company will begin a rollout in Anguilla, Antigua, the …

 Above: India’s External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and Trinidad Foreign Minister Dr Surujrattan Rambachan (UN Photos/Mark Garten and Paulo Filgueiras) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad Foreign Minister Dr Surujrattan Rambachan is in India today attending the Inaugural Session of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Anthony David Edghill has been appointed Trinidad’s Ambassador to Venezuela, following a ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Wednesday. Edghill, a longtime professional in the foreign service, has served 16 years with Trinidad’s foreign …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The European Union Council on Tourism on Trade has named Trinidad and Tobago the World’s Best Tourist Destination for 2012, it announced today. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar accepted the award on behalf of the country. …

 Above: Tobago By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad has suspended hunting season for the calendar year 2011-2012 due to the State of Emergency. The season would have started Oct. 1. According to Minister of Housing and Environment Dr Roodal Moonilal, …

 Above: PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago’s State of Emergency declaration was worth the sacrifice, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said in a public statement marking the country’s 35th anniversary as a republic. “The …

 New low-fare Caribbean air carrier REDjet is unable to fly to Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and is asking politicians in the two countries to change their current policy. “REDjet is extremely disappointed for its passengers in Trinidad and Jamaica …

 Trinidad and Tobago’s state-run National Gas Company has been tapped by the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation to supply energy for power plants in Ghana. “NGC is breaking new ground as it is the first state company to be extending its …