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241. Over 300 turn out for Health Clinic in ...
Over 300 persons turned out for a free health clinic hosted by Community Development Minister Nizam Baksh at the Valleyline United Centre in Barrackpore yesterday. Doctors, chiropractors and other medical staff working on behalf of the charitable group, Missions International, saw patients from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm yesterday. Services ...

242. 30 Community Development, Best Village Officers graduate at ...
The following are the addresses (verbatim) delivered by Community Development Minister the Honourable Nizam Baksh and Permanent Secretary Mrs Margaret Farray at the graduation held at the Yara Auditorium, Arthur Lok Jack GSB, Max Richards Drive, Uriah Butler Highway on Friday March 2, 2012. The Minister's address is as follows: ...

243. Trinidad and Tobago celebrates Easter, Shouter Baptists, Phagwa ...
By Dr Kumar Mahabir For the first time in multi-ethnic Trinidad and Tobago, three religious festivals will be celebrated this weekend: Spiritual Baptist Liberation Day, Easter and Phagwa.

244. Hotel association recommends Tobago for history
5 HISTORIC ADVENTURES ON TOBAGO Tobago has a rich historic past having been captured more times than any other island in the Caribbean. Over the centuries its been fought over by the French, British, Dutch and the Courlanders and each of these nations have left their mark on the island. ...

245. Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister to trace roots ...
Story by ARCHIS MOHAN IN NEW DELHI, The Telegraph (India) Photo by GISL Her ancestors boarded a ship to the West Indies from Calcutta in the late 19th or early 20th Century. More than 150 years later, Kamla Persad Bissessar, the first woman Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, is ...

246. Trinidad hotel occupancy on the rise
T&T's hotel room occupancy rate is on the rise, President of the Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants and Tourism Association Hassel Thom has said. Asked about the occupancy rate in T&T, during a telephone interview on March 19, 2013, the Cara Suites Hotel & Conference Centre boss said: "It has been going ...

247. Traditions of Carnival 2013 set for this Saturday
The Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition of the Ministry of Community Development will host its “Traditions of Carnival” competition at the Edinburgh 500 Recreational Facility, Humming Bird Drive, Chaguanas on Saturday January 19, 2013. The action kicks off from 10:00 am and is expected to include a host of ...

248. Diageo: Latin America and Caribbean now a high ...
Based on its net sales growth from 2011 to 2013, British consumer alcohol company Diageo plc has identified Latin America and the Caribbean as one of its "new high growth markets." Diageo's new high growth markets, which "include Russia and Eastern Europe, Turkey, Africa, Latin America and Caribbean, and Asia ...

249. Repsol to drill more wells with larger budget ...
Repsol hosted its annual exploration day this week: Overall, the company provided a comprehensive update on an active campaign in 2014. Highlights include: 1) A 30+ well exploration and appraisal campaign targeting >300m of risked resources net to Repsol with a similar pipeline in 2015, 2) an increase in the ...

250. Trinidad and Tobago gets second bronze medal
Recording their names in history at the London 2012 Olympics for Trinidad and Tobago, from left were Lalonde Gordon, Deon Lendore, Jarrin Solomon, and Ade Alleyne-Forte

251. Where To Snorkel in Tobago
From colourful reef fish and the mighty manta ray to beautiful corals and curious crustaceans, Tobago has a rich variety of marine life which is just waiting to be discovered. It is no surprise then that the island has been named as the second best place in the Caribbean for ...

252. EU funds project to help Caribbean employers implement ...


253. Minister Baksh addresses Mothers Against Drug Abuse
The following is the address (verbatim) delivered by the Honourable Nizam Baksh, Ministry of Community Development at a luncheon hosted by Mothers Against Drug Abuse at the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce at Westmoorings on Friday December 2, 2011. All protocols observed. Good Morning. I’m very happy ...

254. Trinidad & Tobago Budget Speech 2011
Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a short statement on the state of our finances and the arithmetic of our budget. Mr. Speaker, our national economy is still at risk and remains vulnerable to external shocks. Notwithstanding, our economy remains resilient and our financial system is strong. We must stay ...

255. Tobago hotel and tourism association celebrates with Cadiz
The Minister of Tourism, the Honourable Stephen Cadiz and his wife Suzette, and Tobago House of Assembly Tourism Secretary, Oswald Williams were among the honoured guests at the Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association (THTA) Golden Christmas Affair, a statement from the THTA said today. Held at the Magdalena Grand Beach ...

256. Gov't spends US$25M to refurbish Tobago resort
Government spent US$25 million refurbishing a 200-room beach resort, Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar (left) revealed yesterday. Speaking at "the official opening of the Magdalena Grand Beach Resort in Tobago" although it was open since December 2011, she said, "I am advised that the facility that we are ...

257. IFC makes Colombia country manager Director for Latin ...
Photo by Hernando Galeano, http://Vanguardia.com The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, named Irene Arias director for Latin America and the Caribbean, a release said today. Based in Bogotá, Arias will supervise the investment operations and advisory services of the IFC in 34 countries in ...

258. IATA hosts first Caribbean day in Port of ...


259. CEP launched, classes to start March 26
The Community Education (Skills Training) Programme of the Ministry of Community Development was formally launched at the Ministry’s Adult Education Centre, #1 La Fantasie Road, St Ann’s this morning, Wednesday March 21, 2012. Two CEP success stories were showcased during the launch: S&S Persad Bakery of Rio Claro and Heartbeat, ...

260. Bullying least prevalent in Trinidad & Tobago, IDB ...
In an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) paper released this month called a "Bullying Victimization Profile in the Caribbean" by Inder Jit Ruprah, and Ricardo Sierra, Trinidad & Tobago appears to be the country in the Caribbean where bullying is least prevalent. "What are the facts? The size of the problem ...

261. Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association recommends 5 cultural ...
Tobago has one of the richest cultures in the Caribbean, as diverse as the countries which invaded and colonized it. The biggest influence on Tobago's culture comes from the island's African ancestry which permeates dance, song, folklore, superstitions, stories and community life. Tobagonians are unsurprisingly proud and passionate about their ...

262. Canadian gold miner mulls setting up plant in ...


263. Student rent in St Augustine costs $2500 or ...
Students renting in St Augustine, the home town of the University of the West Indies' largest campus in Trinidad and Tobago are paying $2500 and above for a simple one-bedroom apartment, a senior government minister has said. While speaking on the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme in Parliament ...

264. Then there were four
The Movement for Social Justice (MSJ), one of the five political parties that make up the coalition Government led by United National Congress (UNC) Political Leader and incumbent Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, will be represented and spoken for at a massive rally of the People's Partnership planned for Thursday at ...

265. Best Village to re-enact Camboulay Riots on Friday
The Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition’s re-enactment of the 1881 Camboulay Riots will for the first time include a ‘live’ stick-fighting display as part of the production, to be staged on the Piccadilly Greens in Port of Spain on Friday March 4, 2011 from 5.00 am. This year’s re-enactment ...

266. $40,000 prize for Community Beautification announced
Persons cleaning and beautifying public spaces in their communities can now win as much as $40,000 from the Prime Minister's Beautification Competition, Community Development Minister Nizam Baksh announced today. Speaking during the launch of the new Prime Minister's Beautification Competition, Minister Baksh told community leaders gathered at the Sangre Grande ...

267. Aripo Awards to honour Best Village 2010 winners
The Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition will host the Aripo Awards from March 20th to April 5th, 2011, to honour the participants of Best Village 2010. Each district will host its own prize-giving ceremony, where awards, trophies and cash prizes will be presented to the winners. The full schedule ...

268. Martinique prefers alternative energy to gas pipeline
- Martinique secures T&T's support to become an Associate Member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and is invited to CARICOM's Intersessional Meeting (half-year summit) in Port of Spain in July. - Cement problem with TCL exports will be discussed within the framework of CARICOM associate membership negotiations. - A National ...

269. NADAPP tackles Drug Abuse in South Eastern District
“As young people, you have the power to reach out to your brothers, sisters and cousins who use drugs.” This was one of the messages delivered at NADAPP’s (National Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Programme) Primary School Drug Prevention Initiative on September 28, 2011. The session took place at the ...

270. Cabinet nod on cross-border gas field imminent
An agreement between South American neighbours, Venezuela and T&T, on how to develop a cross-border gas field and who will be in charge, is imminent. T&T's Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine confirmed last Wednesday (July 31) that related documents are now before Cabinet for approval. In his speech at the release ...