October 14, 2019

Trinidad: PM dismisses criticism over CARICOM aid offer

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By CMC From St Lucia Online (CMC) – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley Wednesday criticised persons whom he said had been spreading rumours that his administration had turned down offers from Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries in the aftermath of the flood situation caused by torrential rains over the past few days. “What is wrong with […]

St. Kitts & Nevis PM Harris expresses solidarity with Trinidad and Tobago following widespread flooding and landslides

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“Prime Minister Rowley, his government and people have our full assurance that we will support them in any way we can,” Prime Minister Harris said, adding, “We stand ready to be of assistance.” PM HARRIS EXPRESSES SOLIDARITY WITH TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO FOLLOWING WIDESPREAD FLOODING AND LANDSLIDES October 22nd, 2018 Prime Minister the Hon. Dr. Timothy […]

UWI arrears being cleared by regional gov’ts

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From Jamaica Observer BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Vice Chancellor of the University of West Indies (UWI) Professor Hilary Beckles says regional governments are clearing arrears to the institution. During a press conference on Thursday at the UWI’s Cave Hill campus, Beckles said progress is being made in recouping millions of dollars and revealed that the […]

OUR CARIBBEAN: Fighting crime as a region

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By Rickey Singh From Nationnews Barbados LAST WEEK the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Keith Rowley, had the painful task of informing that nation that crime had reached a “crisis level”. It is the kind of information, or news, no Head of Government of our Caribbean Community would wish to broadcast. The sad, harsh […]

OUR CARIBBEAN: Word game vs realities

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By Rickey Singh, From Barbados Nation News WHILE FEARS of the right-wing billionaire Donald Trump emerging as new President of the USA at the forthcoming elections in November continue to spread at home and abroad, growing uneasiness is the name of the game in CARICOM’s formerly two best known performing economies – Barbados and Trinidad […]

OUR CARIBBEAN: Consultation way to go

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By Rickey Singh,From Barbados Nation News IN LAST week’s focus on the “ole” politics in Barbados and Guyana, I had mentioned how successive governments in this country have failed to take relevant initiatives to end the monarchical system of governance in favour of a constitutional republic with a Barbadian national as Head of State. Since […]

OUR CARIBBEAN: Finally, Rowley as T&T prime minister

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By Rickey Singh From Barbados Nation News THE 65-year-old volcanologist,Dr Keith Rowley, who is now the new Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, succeeded in upstaging all the professional pollsters and organisations at Monday’s general elections when he accurately forecast victory for his People’s National Movement by “more than 21 seats” for the 41-member House […]