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(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — The United States government’s decision Wednesday to ground all Boeing 737 Max jets until further notice has caused distress locally. Students, those with sick rela­tives and business people have now been put to scramble for passage out of Trinidad and Tobago. At least one American Airlines 737 Max jet is now parked ...

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(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — A man from Golden Lane is being questioned in connection with the murder of retired police sergeant and businessman, 85- year-old Donald “Sonny” Parks. Parks was the owner of Endeavour’s Children and Maternity Store in Tobago which has been closed until further notice since the murder. Police said the man being held ...

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(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — Instructions have been given to make alternative arrangements for Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s flight back home in the wake of the crash of the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft flown by Ethiopian Airlines which claimed 157 lives. Sources confirmed that this decision, which was taken in “anticipation of a worldwide ban”, ...

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(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — Private bus driver Aleem Mohammed appeared before the court charged with having sex with a 12-year-old girl three times at a guest house. Mohammed, 33 of Tableland, faced the three charges before San Fernando magistrate Alicia Chankar. It was alleged that in 2017, between August 1 and 25, on August 26 and ...

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LONDON, England — Benito Wheatley, Policy Fellow at the University of Cambridge and the British Virgin Islands’ (BVI) former UK representative, paid a courtesy call on Ben Merrick, director of the overseas territories (OTs) Directorate at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in early March. Among other things, they discussed the UK government’s support for the […]

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CARACAS, Venezuela – At approximate 4:50 pm local time on March 7, full-scale power outages in the capital Caracas and at least 22 other states have left homes, businesses, public services, and hospitals in Venezuela without power. By the early hours of March 8, journalists and civilians in the country who were able to use […]

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By Desmond Brown GEORGETOWN, Guyana (IPS) — For several decades, Guyana has been using mangroves to protect its coasts against natural hazards, and the country believes its mangrove forests should be included in programmes like the REDD+ of United Nations, in order to access financing to continue their restoration and maintenance, as they complement miles […]

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has unveiled its strategic plan 2019-2024, under the theme ‘Unlocking Potential’, which will chart the court’s direction over the next five years. Justice Adrian Saunders, president of the CCJ and chairman of the strategic planning committee, asserted that the implementation of the strategic plan […]

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MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Nicaragua made front-page news in April 2018 as demonstrators protesting social security reforms clashed with police on the streets of Managua, leaving two dozen people dead. Activists have shifted their attention to campaign for the release of political prisoners, who are estimated to number in the hundreds. While the Nicaraguan government announced […]

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WASHINGTON, USA — On February 15, 2019, the executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the article IV consultation with St Vincent and the Grenadines. The 2018 article IV consultation focused on policies to achieve stronger and sustainable growth, build fiscal buffers, bolster resilience to natural disasters, and ensure financial stability. Executive directors […]

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