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TT govt minister fired

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Less than 24 hours after he was appointed minister in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Darryl Smith has been fired. A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister on Tuesday said that Smith’s dismissal followed a meeting with prime minister Dr Keith Rowley and Planning and […]

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Region remembers Winnie Mandela

Former Commonwealth secretary general Sir Shridath Ramphal today hailed the late Winnie Mandela as “the embodiment of the struggle” against apartheid. The Guyana-born Sir Shridath, who served as secretary general of the Commonwealth from 1975 to 1990 and was in the forefront of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and for the release from […]

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Major bush fire in Dominica

Villagers were late Friday said to be closely watching a massive bush fire in Tarreau, Dominica. The cause of the blaze is unknown at this time, but according to the reports, it was burning all evening long. This comes amid ongoing recovery efforts on the island, which was devastated last September by Hurricane Maria. (Dominica News […]

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Major faux pas

PORT Of SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad and Tobago government Thursday sought to distance itself from a position taken by its ambassador to the Organisation of American States (OAS) Anthony Phillip Spencer during a hemispheric meeting last week against a financial waiver for hurricane ravaged Dominica. Instead of supporting the waiver on Dominica’s assessed quota […]

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TRINIDAD – Rescued!

Over 50 passengers rescued at sea PORT-OF-SPAIN – Coast Guard officers and crew from two other vessels responded last night to a mayday call from a water taxi transporting 63 passengers and customer service representatives to Tobago after the vessel stalled off the coast of Blanchisseuse shortly after 6 pm. Photos of panicked passengers, wearing […]

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