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Tuesday, October 24 2017 @ 05:22 AM AST

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Another rainy week ahead for Trinidad & Tobago

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Quick movie review: The Foreigner


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jetBlue to resume flying to Sint Maarten from November 1

Sint Maarten Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher on Thursday announced that jetBlue will resume service to the island twice-weekly on its New York route as of November 1.

As of November 1, JetBlue flights will service the JFK-SXM route on Mondays and Thursdays. The airline will resume its regular daily service out of New York as of January 2018.

The Minister along with Head of the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau Rolando Brison and her Chief of Cabinet Cecil Nicholas met with jetBlue on Thursday in New York. The airline’s representatives used the opportunity to re-assure the Minister of its commitment to maintaining a long-term partnership with St. Maarten and expressed confidence in St. Maarten’s recovery efforts.

The Dutch island was ravaged by category 5 Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria last month.

The airlines representatives also told the Minister that its confidence to return is based largely in part on the efforts of the tourism Ministry to reassure its tourism partners after the hurricanes, maintain open lines of communication and get its airport open in the short term.

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Trinidad & Tobago PM Rowley: ODPM needed to respond better to flooding

Rowley: ODPM needed to respond better

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How to tell if your phone is being tapped


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Trinidad & Tobago schedules desalination plant shutdown for maintenance

The Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Desalcott)
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Rain threatens to put damper on Trinidad & Tobago's Divali celebrations

Rain is likely for the next few days in Trinidad & Tobago. Hindus are said to be praying for clearer skies by dusk.

Postponing the actual deya lighting to another day has been done in previous years.

Also comforting is that in some other countries, Divali is called Deepavali and it is officially tomorrow, October 19.

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