Tag Archives: Trinidad

Trinidad’s, Guyana’s and Suriname’s current relations with Venezuela

In March last year, Trinidad and Tobago’s (T&T’s) relation with Venezuela shot into the spotlight. It was sparked by a secretive and suspicious meeting by Venezuela’s Vice President Delcy Rodriguez with Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley. Another controversy was sparked by the fuel shipment from T&T’s Paria Fuel Trading Company to Aruba, which was then surprisingly sent to Venezuela. In

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Process and Priorities for the PM’s COVID-19 ‘Road To Recovery’ Committee

Posted to Afra Raymond’s website Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley, appointed a 22-member COVID-19 ‘Road to Recovery’ committee on 16 April 2020 to handle and advise on the path of the post-pandemic economic and social recovery. Afra Raymond discusses what he believes should be the priorities of this committee. Programme Length: 00:10:15 Programme Date: 18 April 2020

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‘Contagion’ Effect – 43 Murders in TnT

Amit befitting the name of his website caribbeansignal.com has expanded monitoring of key events  to neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago. This is important surveillance for Barbados given Trinidad’s nexus to Barbados. David, blogmaster There have been at least 43 murders in Trinidad for the month of January. The data presented below was collected and compiled from the online editions of the

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UTT Staff Retrenched

Related Links: Petrotrin Cries Felt by Fired UTT Lecturers UTT Professor BARRED from GRADUATION The National Budget Presentation on UTT The National Budget Presentation on UTT No Hearing or Appeal before UTT Fired Lecturers Due Process Not Followed in UTT Firings MASSIVE FIRING AT UTT BEGINS: UTT lecturers dismissed amidst Imbert’s bright forecast  

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Media Sell out? – Is the Express an Objective Newspaper?

Open letter to Express editor Dear Editor-in-Chief Ms. Omatie Lutchman Lyder, Greetings. As a newspaper which claims to be “national,” the Express should be truthful and objective in its coverage of national events in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T). Readers have been observing that you have practically never published any news on the University of Trinidad and Tobago’s (UTT) restructuring exercise

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The Plight of Petrotrin and UTT Retrenched Workers

As the spokesperson for the retrenched lecturers of UTT, I stand in solidarity with the displaced workers of Petrotrin. On May 11, 2018, about 60 lecturers were wrongfully dismissed by the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT). On October 1, about 2,600 permanent workers would be innocently sent home by the oil company. Both the UTT and Petrotrin are national

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Sandals MoU? Part III

Citizen Advocate Afra Raymond continues his piercing examination of the Sandals transaction – David, blogmaster Sandals/Beaches Tobago Illustrative Master Plan The previous article delved into the published information on the three existing State-owned hotels and juxtaposed that with the proposals for a Tobago Sandals. Apart from the unsatisfactory position with the State’s existing hotel investments and the reluctance to give

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Sandals and Secret Deals with Caribbean Governments Continue …

The same concerns many Barbadians have voiced at the lack of transparency by government with the Sandals Butch Stewart deal is also playing out in Trinidad & Tobago. Unlike Barbados, Freedom of Information legislation is on the statute books of Trinidad and therefore affords citizens like Afra Raymond the avenue to request information deem to be in the public interest.

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The Jefferson Cumberbatch Column – A Caribbean Tragedy

In 1960s Barbados, many looked forward on Friday afternoon to a publication called the “Calypso”. My late mother and I were among them. It was a newspaper that, according to my best recollection, consisted of stories of entertainment and the lighter stuff much like the traditional Friday afternoon newspapers in some regional jurisdictions such as Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago.

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T&T Extreme Prejudice For Citizens Fighting with ISIS –Never Happen!

Submitted by Tony Humphrey Is this a reality check for PM Dr. Rowley or is this absolutely unacceptable, unconstitutional and flat out wrong. I can hear the Bajan progressives screaming bloody murder even as those who sit in the conservative seats raise their eyebrows with a smirk. The headline read: French Special Forces Targeting French Citizens Fighting for ISIS in

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Reality Check

Originally posted on AfraRaymond.net:
Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie After a flurry of attempted explanations from the Minister of Planning & Sustainable Development, Dr. Bhoe Tewarie, as to the real meaning of the High Court’s 14 July ruling on the Invader’s Bay matter, the State has now appealed that ruling and applied for expedited hearing of the matter while having the…

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