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The US Government donates 5.5 Million Pfizer Vaccines to CARICOM

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs

The US Government has gifted the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) with 5.5 million doses of Pfizer vaccines. This is the culmination of efforts initiated by the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley, who as Chair of CARICOM, wrote to President Joseph Biden of the United States earlier this year requesting a supply of vaccines for the Community. President Biden subsequently announced that the US was donating…

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OAS Council meeting postponed after Caricom countries threaten boycott

By News & Current Affairs

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Organisation of American States (OAS) Wednesday announced it had postponed its debate on the “current situation” in Cuba after several Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries had raised concerns about the procedure used to convene the special meeting. A brief statement on the OAS website said that the “Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) postponed the special virtual meeting scheduled for today to…

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Dear President Biden

By Commentaries/Opinions

Having announced its intention to donate 80 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to the rest of the world, the United States should move swiftly to deliver on its pledge. About a month ago, on April 26, we in Trinidad and Tobago joined the world in cheering the announcement by US President Joe Biden that the US would donate its supply of 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to low…

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Eric Lewis, hereditary prince of the First Peoples of Moruga, at La Retraite Beach in in Trinidad and Tobago, to the east of which lie Trinity Hills.

Trinidad and Tobago – Protecting the iconic Three Sisters

By News & Current Affairs

A draft management plan for the Trinity Hills environment project in Trinidad & Tobago suggests urgent action is needed to prevent losses to the sanctuary and forest reserve. By Jewel Fraser, IPS — Trinity Hills in Trinidad and Tobago’s southeast region, also affectionately known as the Three Sisters, is home to a wildlife sanctuary that serves as a sort of incubator for fauna to reproduce and replenish the surrounding forest…

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George Floyd Rally at North Park (2020 May)

Progressives in Trinidad & Tobago Stand in Solidarity with the Protests in the USA

By News & Current Affairs

By David Abdulah, Movement for Social Justice — “It is not easy to describe a crisis so profound that it has caused the most powerful nation in the world to stagger in confusion and bewilderment. Today’s problems are so acute because the tragic evasions and defaults of several centuries have accumulated to disaster proportions. The luxury of a leisurely approach to urgent solutions – the ease of gradualism – was…

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Harry Belafonte Turns 93!

By News & Current Affairs

Harry Belafonte the Entertainer, Civil Rights activist, international Human Rights Icon turn 93 on March 1st. Still active in the struggle for freedom and justice, he celebrated his birthday with a fundraiser at Apollo Theater. In attendance were hip-hop poet and Academy award winner Common, percussionist Sheila E., Grammy winner Maxwell, Gael Faye, John Forte, Talib Kweli, Thelma Plum, Yemen Blues Impact Repertory Theatre, Resistance Revival Chorus and Trinidad &…

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From left, Chair of the House Committee on Financial Affairs, Maxine Waters and Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, Gaston Browne.

US banks and US House Committee meet with CARICOM heads

By News & Current Affairs

By Antigua Observer — Prime Minister Gaston Browne, as The CARICOM lead Head of Government on Financial matters, has gotten assurances from Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Chairperson for the US House Committee on Financial Affairs, that the House Committee, “to take actions that may be necessary to preserve the mutual interests of the U.S. and the Caribbean.” Representatives of the government of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) had a fully attended…

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Antigua and Barbuda Culture Minister Daryll Matthew accepts the Carifesta baton from T&T Culture Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly.

A Cultural Supernova: Carifesta XIV hailed as a success

By News & Current Affairs

Carifesta XIV has been hailed as a success. By Laura Dowrich-Phillips, Loop — Speaking at the closing ceremony of the festival on Sunday night, Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts Dr Nyan Gadsby-Doll, Acting Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Colm Imbert, and Assistant General Secretary of Caricom Douglas Slater lauded the organisers for a successful festival. In her address, Dr Gadsby-Dolly described the festival…

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T&T can be leader in medicinal marijuana

By News & Current Affairs

By Shaliza Hassanali, The Guardian — It’s not too late for T&T to establish itself as a leader in medicinal marijuana. This was the view shared yesterday by Prof Jayaraj Jayaraman, a biotechnology and plant microbiologist at the University of the West Indies (UWI), as he appeared before a Joint Select Committee on Social Services and Public Administration chaired by Dr Dhanayshar Mahabir at Parliament Building, Tower D, Port-of-Spain. The proceedings…

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Activist Jason Jones celebrating with others after Trinidad and Tobago’s High Court ruled against the country’s anti-homosexual laws, outside the Hall of Justice, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, April 12, 2018

A Win Against Homophobia in the Caribbean

By News & Current Affairs

By Monique Roffey, NYR Daily — On April 12, outside the Hall of Justice in downtown Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, the streets were alive with office workers going about their business, vendors hawking everything from CDs to shaved ice—the usual hubbub on a hot morning in the middle of the dry season. And yet, something unusual was taking place inside the Hall of Justice, and, as a result,…

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President Anthony Carmona (Trinidad & Tobago)

Pay reparations for slavery, says Trinidad and Tobago President

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Sean Douglas Anthony Carmona, President of Trinidad & Tobago, yesterday publicly supported a call to have European governments, whose countries benefited from slavery in the West Indies, to pay reparations to the descendants of African slaves. In his Emancipation Day message, Carmona said TT should support the efforts of Caricom governments as expressed by Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies and Chairman of the…

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