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Trinidad and Tobago Police Commissioner, Deputy Tender Resignations

 Above: Dr Dwayne Gibbs (centre) (Photo: TGISL) Trinidad and Tobago’s Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Police have tendered their resignations. Commissioner Dr Dwayne Gibbs and Deputy Commissioner Jack Ewatski are both from Canada. Gibbs was appointed Commissioner in 2010. The …

Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan to Visit Trinidad and Tobago

 Above: Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan By the Caribbean Journal staff Nigeria President Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is heading to Trinidad and Tobago for an official visit beginning Tuesday. Jonathan, who will be joined by his wife, Dame Patience Faka Jonathan, …

Trinidad Native Appointed Cayman Islands’ New Solicitor General

 Above: Solicitor General Jacqueline Wilson By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago native Jacqueline Wilson has been named the new Solicitor General of the Cayman Islands. Wilson was selected following an open recruitment process to fill the vacancy created …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has reshuffled her cabinet, reassigning the country’s Foreign Minister, Trade Minister, National Security Minister and others. Also notable was the reassignment of Works …

 By Hon. Sen. Don MeredithOp-Ed Contributor As the people of the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago reach a historic milestone, it is both a time to celebrate the successes of the past and the opportunities that lie ahead. It …

 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 …

 Above: Trinidad Finance Minister Winston Dookeran By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago’s pension system is in need of reforms, as risk still remain despite a solid pension industry, according to Finance Minister Winston Dookeran. According to the Minister, …

 By Michael W EdghillOp-Ed Contributor This week, Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced that the Partnership government of Trinidad would move forward on a plan to abolish the appellate jurisdiction of the London-based Privy Council. It was a …

 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: Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (Photo: OPM Trinidad) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar held talks with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper Saturday before a Canada-CARICOM meeting at …

 Above: Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar and Panama President Ricardo Martinelli (centre) at the Palacio de Las Garzas (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of Trinidad and Tobago and Panama have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the …

 Above: the ICC’s new judges (Photo: ICC) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Judge Anthony Carmona was sworn in today as a judge of the International Criminal Court. Carmona, who attended the University of the West Indies and …

 Above: the new housing community (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic is set to unveil a new $4.05 million low-income housing project in San Pedro de Macoris, the government announced today. On Thursday, President Leonel Fernandez …

 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: Industry Minister Anthony Hylton By the Caribbean Journal staff Manufacturing is a “major area of growth potential” for Jamaica, and it will regain its status as a critical driver of growth, according to Industry Minister Anthony Hylton. Manufacturing is …

 Above: Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s economy is projected to slow to 1 percent in 2012, down from a 1.3 percent rate in 2011, according to a report released this week by the United Nations’ Economic Commission for …

 Above: Harrismith Beach in Barbados (Photo: Barbados Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has the highest life expectancy in CARICOM, according to a report released by the United Nations Population Fund. The report, “State of World Population 2012,” was …

 Above: IFC Headquarters By the Caribbean Journal staff The International Finance Corporation, a division of the World Bank, and Barbados National Bank have launched the Caribbean SME Toolkit in Barbados today, bringing the country an online guide for small- and …