Daily Archives: December 30, 2012

Trinis happy and have sexiest accents, says CNN

Trinis happy and have sexiest accents, says CNN

Story Updated: Dec 21, 2012  – Trinidad Express

Trinidadians have been polled as being among the happiest people in the world.

And on top of that, citizens also have one of the world’s most sexiest accents, according to international polls conducted by Gallup Inc and CNN.

An Associated Press (AP) report on Wednesday stated that Gallup Inc asked roughly 1,000 people in each of 148 countries the following questions: Did you feel well-respected yesterday? Were you treated with respect all day yesterday? Did you laugh or smile a lot yesterday? Did you learn or do something interesting yesterday? Did you experience the following feelings during a lot of the day yesterday? How about enjoyment?   Continue reading

APNU wants Ramotar administration to honour Linden agreement

APNU wants Ramotar administration to honour Linden agreement

December 28 2012 – Capitol News – The Opposition grouping, A Partnership for National Unity, wants the Donald Ramotar administration to honour its commitments to the agreement signed with officials of Region 10 in August, that paved the way for the ending of the protest action in the mining town.

Region 10 officials have been complaining bitterly about the sloth at which much of the work to address the concerns of the Lindeners has been moving. A number of committees that came out of the agreement are still to begin their work.   Continue reading

Looking back on 2012 – commentary

Looking back on 2012

Stabroek News –  December 28, 2012

We have come to the time of the year when it is customary, almost de rigueur, to look back and reflect on the past year’s happenings. For most of us, the musings will inevitably be of a most personal nature – notable achievements, disappointments, anniversaries celebrated, the pursuit of happiness punctuated by sickness and death – all ticked off in the wins and losses columns on life’s scorecard.

For some of us, beyond the intensely personal nature of our reflections, there will be the realisation that much of what has affected our daily life – our struggles, big and small, to provide comfort and security for our families, our ambitions to do more for them and ourselves – can be laid at the feet of the politicians, the people whose actions most determine the economic and social environment in which we function.         Continue reading

Seven persons arrested for Curacao gold heist

56 of 70 gold bars recovered from Curacao heist…

………  Thieves sent 30 to US buyer via FedEx

DECEMBER 29, 2012 | BY KNEWS |

Authorities in Curacao and the US have made some major breakthroughs in the investigations into last month’s multi-million-dollar gold bar heist in Curacao.
According to news reports from that Dutch Antillean island, police in recent days arrested six suspects, including a prominent downtown jeweler, Giovani Regales. Some 56 gold bars have been seized in Curacao, Kaieteur News has since learnt.

Curacao’s police in a statement yesterday said that of the seven persons arrested, one of them is from Bonaire, another Dutch Antillean island; three from Venezuela and the remainder from Curacao. One of the suspects was since released while the others are still being interrogated. During the investigation, the police said that they have confiscated articles that are “very important for the case”.         Continue reading

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