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  • Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica pose after receiving their World Athlete of the Year awards during the IAAF World Athletics Gala in Monte Carlo

    Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce Win IAAF Athletes of the Year

    Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were crowned as the Male and Female World Athletes of the Year at the World Athletics Gala on Saturday night (16), a fitting climax to the Jamaican athletes’ stunning seasons. Bolt, 27, previously the World Athlete of the Year in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012, successfully regained his 100m title [...]

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    Former Miss Universe Wendy Fitzwilliam and others sued by T&T Gov’t

    A court has cleared the way for the Trinidad and Tobago government to pursue a multi-million dollar lawsuit against several people, including former Miss Universe, Wendy Fitzwilliam. William, who won the international pageant in 1998, had, along with other former directors of the state-owned Evolving Technologies and Enterprise Development Company (eTeck), argued that the claim [...]

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    T&T Gov’t Sued by AIDS group for ‘prohibiting entry of homosexuals’

    In case you missed it…. An AIDS group in Trinidad and Tobago has filed a lawsuit against the Government for “prohibiting the entry of homosexuals” to the twin-island republic. This as news of UNAIDS and the Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) prepare to sponsor a book launch in Trinidad and Tobago, AIDS-Free World, [...]

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    St Vincent exploring geothermal energy solutions

    St Vincent and the Grenadines has launched its geothermal energy initiative that Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves believes will be a “potentially game changing initiative.” Prime Minister Gonsalves, speaking at the launch of the testing phase of the project said geothermal energy “is something which is getting more and more interest across the region. “So, [...]

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    Grenadians Faces New Tax Measures…

    The Grenada government has announced new tax measures it said would help provide much needed revenue and urged the private sector not to use the measure to lay off workers. Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell, in a nationwide radio and television broadcast on Wednesday night, said that his administration had agreed that persons earning more [...]

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    UPDATE: Misick to be extradited to TCI, will receive fair trial

    Premier Dr Rufus Ewing says he expects his predecessor Michael Misick to receive a fair trial when he is extradited from Brazil to face a number of corruption related charges in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). “We believe in the rule of law, justice and fairness and upon the arrival of Honourable Misick, we [...]

  • SHANIQUE MYRIE WINS CASE JAMAICA VS BARBADOS CCJ

    Shanique Myrie Wins $3M Lawsuit Against Barbados; may have to wait four months for her money!

    The Government says that a four-month wait could be considered the outer limit for Jamaican Shanique Myrie to receive the J$3.6 million that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) awarded her in her suit against Barbados. Minister of justice, Senator Mark Golding, who was responding in the Senate Friday to questions tabled by Opposition Senator [...]

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    Caribbean Energy Transition In The Spotlight In Martinique

    The first Caribbean conference on energy transition (CTEC 2013) held in Martinique (October 22 and 23) has been hailed a success. The two-day conference, at Palais des Congrès de Madiana, focused on establishing regional collaboration through the exchange of experience, policies for the development of renewable energies, the use of public financing (in particular instruments from [...]

  • Over 100 international cyclists for Tobago classic

    Over 100 international cyclists for Tobago classic

    Over 110 international and regional cyclists from 25 countries are down to participate in the Tobago International Cycling Classic (TICC) which involves six days of racing which started on October 1st. The Cycling classic is expected to reach fever pitch with the main event the World ranked UCI tour of Tobago in which cyclists will [...]

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    Guyanese-born EZjet boss pleads guilty to US$20M-$50M wire fraud

    A Florida court yesterday accepted a guilty plea from the founder of EZjet, Sonny Austin Ramdeo, and he could face up to 40 years in jail when sentenced in January. Appearing for approximately half an hour before Judge Kenneth Marra in a Southern Florida court, Ramdeo pleaded guilty to one count each of wire fraud [...]

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    HEALTH ALERT: Barbados and SVG confirm H1N1 cases including one death

    There is a H1N1 scare presently in the Caribbean as St. Vincent and the Grenadian has reported six cases, while Barbados has confirmed four cases of influenza A H1N1 including one death. According to the CMC, a statement from the Barbados Ministry of Health said that results from the 10 samples sent to the Trinidad-based [...]

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    Trini Scholar & Former President Medal Winner killed in Kenyan mall terrorist attack

    Trinidad national Ravindra Ramrattan was among several people killed in a terrorist attack and siege at a Kenyan shopping mall that entered its third day today. Ramrattan, who was awarded the President’s medal gold in 2002, was living and working in Nairobi, Kenya since September 2011. He was employed as a research economist. It was [...]

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    LIAT CEO Ian Brunton resigns

    The board of directors of the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, is expected to make a ”formal announcement” on Wednesday regarding the sudden resignation of the airline’s chief executive officer, Captain Ian Brunton, the carrier’s spokesman said Monday. “The chief executive officer has tendered his resignation. The board of directors will issue a formal statement on [...]

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    JetBlue Announces New Non-Stop Service From Florida to Trinidad

    This week, JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU), announced the intent to begin service to Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (POS) with once daily non-stop flights from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Service is set to begin on May 1, 2014. The airline will also begin twice-daily non-stop service to POS from New York’s JFK International [...]

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    St. Lucia Celebrates High Jumper Lavern Spencer

    The St.Lucian government has paid tribute to the country’s world ranked high jumper Levern Spencer following her return to the island from the IAAF World Championship in Moscow. Government officials including Member of Parliament Alvina Reynolds and Sports Minister Shawn Edward turned up at the Hewannora International Airport to greet her. Spencer placed 11th at [...]

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    Three Jamaicans seek seats in New York City borough elections

    Three Jamaican nationals will face the electorate in citywide elections here, tomorrow (Tuesday Sept 10), with the contest for Bronx Borough president between Kingston-born businessman Mark Escoffery-Bey and incumbent Ruben Diaz among the most closely watched. At the same time, Jamaicans here are expected to play a vital role in who becomes the next mayor, [...]

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    TRAGIC: NY Gunman Shoots 1 Year Old Point Blank With Bullet Meant For His Trini Dad

    In one of the most tragic stories this Labor Day weekend in New York City, a one year old child was heinously murdered in Brooklyn, in what appears to be pay back meant for his father…. Read the NY Daily News story below… A 1-year-old Brooklyn boy was killed by a bullet that had his [...]

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    Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT) elects New President

    Energy reporter, Curtis Williams, has been elected president of the Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT) and promised to pursue deeper relations with the Caribbean media umbrella body, the Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM). Williams was elected at one of the organisation’s largest annual meetings hosted at two locations in the north and [...]

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    T&T Prime Minister To Reshuffle Her Cabinet

    Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar has announced that her Cabinet will be reshuffled within two weeks. The disclosure was made late Wednesday while speaking with reporters following a function at the United National Congress’s (UNC) party headquarters at Rienzi Complex, Couva. “Before we go back to the Parliament that will take place. There will be [...]

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    LATE BUT SAFE: LIAT lands safely in Barbados after wheel malfunction

    The regional airline, LIAT, Monday confirmed that one of its aircraft on a flight from Guyana to Barbados landed safely at the Grantley Adams International Airport here after experiencing a “main wheel failure during takeoff”. It said the landing of flight LI 774 with 43 passengers on board was “uneventful” and the “aircraft is being [...]

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    Jamaicans Honored At Jamaica 51st Independence Gala in NYC host by Sheryl Lee Ralph

    Hundreds of Jamaicans, friends of Jamaica and celebrants, poured into the ballroom of the New York Hilton last Saturday, August 17, in anticipation of a Grand 51st Anniversary Ball, marking that moment fifty-one years ago when the proud nation of Jamaica, received its independence from great Britain.  Syn Dawkins with honoree Bobby Clarke The event [...]

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    Caribbean Returning Nationals Foundation (CRNF) launched in Trinidad

    Almost 200 persons attended the launch of the Caribbean Returning Nationals Foundation (CRNF) last Friday at the Central Bank, Port-of-Spain, which was addressed by public officials from TT, St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) and the United States, and a top local business organization. CRNF president and founder, Arlene Graham, told guests the group was [...]

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    ‘Jamaican Gangs, Guns and Drugs’ featured on National Geographic

    Drugs Inc, a reality television program featured on the United States television network, National Geographic, and one that explores the multi-billion dollar industry that fuels crime and violence across the planet, will air an episode, ‘Jamaican Gangs, Guns and Drugs’, on Thursday August 29th at 9pmET. Among local film producers behind this particular episode’s production, [...]

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    Jack Warner accuses PP ministers of ‘sex ring’ & dirty contracts, MP denies allegations

    How de hell did i miss this bacchanal?!?!? Just in case you did, check out this Trinidad Express story published on August 17th below… A government minister is being accused of running a “sex ring” at his ministry. Another is said to be aware that the Government-run Unemployment Relief Programme (URP) contracts in east Trinidad [...]

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    CONGRATS: T&T Men’s Hockey Team Win Bronze at 2013 Pan American Cup

    In case you missed it…. The Trinidad and Tobago national men’s hockey team won bronze medals at the recent 2013 Pan American Cup, making their achievement the first Pan American medal for the T&T men’s hockey team in 46 years! According to Wired868.com, the “Calypso Stickmen” took full advantage by storming into the 2013 Pan [...]

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