Thousands of Venezuelan migrants are expected to enter the country’s workforce following Government’s recent registration policy programme and while employment will provide many with the lifeline needed during their stay, no measures have been implemented by the government for the state’s coffers to reap any benefits.
President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will visit Trinidad and Tobago next week.
A statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign and Caricom Affairs said the visit will take place on June 13th and 14th, 2019.
During the visit, President Akufo-Addo will call on President Paula-Mae Weekes and will meet with Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, to advance interest to both countries in the fields of energy, health, finance, education, tourism and culture.
The Caribbean must aspire to be energy efficient as the region is one of the world’s largest untapped sources of renewable energy, with potential in solar, wind, geothermal and marine energy.
This was the appeal from acting Prime Minister Colm Imbert as he addressed the opening of the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) 49th annual meeting of the Board of Governors at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Port-of-Spain yesterday.
Public Utilities Minister Robert Le Hunte says outstanding payments owed to the Electricity Commission (T&TEC) for the supply of services is approximately $700 million—with the majority of arrears owed by Government divisions.
In confirming the figure following a query by the T&T Guardian recently, Le Hunte said the amount owed by household consumers made up the smallest amount—$100 million.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley on Tuesday met with Geraldine Slattery, President of BHP Petroleum and Vincent Pereira, President BHP Trinidad and Tobago at the energy company’s petroleum Headquarters in Houston, Texas.
The discussions focused on BHP’s current exploration programme and the opportunities available for collaboration with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago aimed at increasing oil and gas production.
A total of 492 positions will be up for grabs in the United National Congress’ (UNC) constituency executive elections due this month.
Confirmation came from the party’s deputy political leader David Lee, two days after the UNC announced on its website that the party will hold its constituency executive elections, as well as its woman’s arm and youth arm elections, as it prepares for the upcoming local government and general elections.
The constituency executive elections will be held on two days — June 23 and 30.
Local Government Minister Kazim Hosein has denied Opposition claims that Government’s Local Government reform bill includes a clause to facilitate a “backdoor” approach” to postpone Local Government polls.
Hosein confirmed this recently after Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar last week called for clarification on the Miscellaneous Provisions (Local Government Reform) Bill 2019 which was laid in the House of Representatives, just over a week ago.
President of the Public Services Association (PSA) Watson Duke says he will not contest next year’s PSA elections.
Instead, he plans to focus on his career as a politician which he began in 2016 having formed the Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP).
His party won two of the 12 contested seats and he became the Tobago House of Assembly’s Minority Council Leader on January 23, 2017. Duke revealed his future plans during a live Facebook broadcast on Sunday.
Citing several high profile arrests of East Indians citizens, Hindu leader Satnarayan Maharaj yesterday claimed that a certain group of people are being targeted by the authorities.
In his address at the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha’s (SDMS) 19th annual Indian Arrival Day celebrations at Parvati Girls’ Hindu College in Debe yesterday, Maharaj said he has been warned that he too will join that list.
On day one of the registration process to grant Venezuelan asylum seekers amnesty, only a few turned up at the Tobago centre located at Caroline Building, 36 Wilson Road, Scarborough.
One of them, Audrey Henderson, who has been living and working in Tobago for the past 18 months was among the first to arrive. He said prior to the economic crisis in Venezuela he lived a " good life" as a sailor.