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A Venezuelan military aircraft landed at Piarco International Airport yesterday to take back 82 nationals to their homeland.

This was confirmed by National Security Minister Edmund Dillon. The arrangement between both governments–T&T and Venezuela—were finalised on Friday.

The military aircraft, flight number FAV2410, landed at Piarco...

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The award-winning film Mas Man, dedicated to the legacy of Peter Minshall, was screened by the Cultural Centre of Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington, DC. The film was shown on February 10 at the IDB’s Enrique V Iglesias Conference Centre Auditorium. The event was a collaboration...

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A new board of directors has been appointed to the Trinidad and Tobago Postal Corporation (TTPost). Minister of Public Utilities Emmanuel George  presented Instruments of Appointment to the new board on Monday at a brief ceremony held at the ministry’s head office, Elizabeth Street, St Clair. ...

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Students from the Victoria Educational District participated in a walk-a-thon on Thursday calling on young people to engage in sports as an alternative to criminal activity. The walk-a-thon took place through the streets of San Fernando and was attended by students from more than 80 schools in...

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Ministry of Health and the United States have signed a technical agreement for corneal transplantation and cataract surgery training which will help ease the backlog of patients currently on a waiting list. Chief medical officer Dr Anton Cumberbatch gave Health Minister Therese Baptiste-...

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Police yesterday gave the driver of soca artiste Benjai a traffic ticket yesterday for driving along the shoulder of the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway in the vicinity of the Piarco traffic lights. Benjai was being driven to perform his soca hit Trini at the sod-turning ceremony to mark the start...

Sunday, February 20, 2011

A police sergeant, accused of having sexual intercourse with a close female relative, was yesterday ordered to stay no less than 50 feet away from his alleged victim. The accused—an officer with 23 years’ in the Police Service—stood before Magistrate Maureen Baboolal-Gafoor in the Port-of-Spain...

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Arts and Multiculturalism Minister Winston “Gypsy” Peters says he does not subscribe to the view that the $2 million first prize being offered to the winners of several calypso competitions is too much for one person. Neither does he endorse the suggestion that the attractive purse should be...

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Prime Minister Kamla Persad–Bissessar held a meeting with permanent secretaries at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) last week Wednesday to discuss their reassignment. Persad–Bissessar gave her assurance that any action to reassign permanent secretaries would only be done after holding...

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Minister of Food Production, Land and Marine Affairs Vasant Bharath, along with members of staff of his ministry, has expressed condolences to the family and friends of the late Norris Deonarine. The ministry expressed its sympathy in a media release yesterday. Deonarine, who was the Education...

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Opposition People’s National Movement is insisting that the State will not be able to execute convicted killers if the death penalty bill is passed. Chief whip Marlene McDonald said so during her response to the presentation of the bill by Attorney General Anand Ramlogan in Parliament...

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