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Trinidad & Tobago Rocked By Strong Earthquake – updates later

Trinidad & Tobago Rocked By Strong Earthquake

A strong earthquake on Tuesday knocked items from the shelves of a supermarket in Tobago (Photo by Elizabeth Williams)

A strong earthquake on Tuesday knocked items from the shelves of a supermarket in Tobago (Photo by Elizabeth Williams)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Dec 06 2016 – An earthquake with an magnitude of 6.2 rocked Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday evening sending people into the streets and throwing items of the shelves of some stores and supermarkets.

The Seismic Research Centre (SRC) at the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) said that the quake, which occurred at 5.42 pm (local time) was located at a depth of 29 kilometers.

It said the 6.2 magnitude quake was felt in many parts of the country including Scarborough in Tobago.   Continue reading

Suriname identified as one of world’s top two sources of fresh water

Suriname identified as one of world’s top two sources of fresh water
Published on December 2, 2016
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Amazone Resources towing fresh water to Barbados on a trial run

 By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now contributor

PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Alliance Partners of Monaco, which is moving to tap the lucrative drinking water business, has identified Suriname and Finland as the world’s top two sources of high quality drinking water during a press conference this week in Finland.

However, the company has chosen Finland because it is three hours away from Monaco. Nevertheless, Suriname isn’t so far from the EU, it borders France’s overseas department of French Guiana, and may have an advantage in tapping the EU market.    Continue reading

1972: How four Caribbean countries led the collapse of the Cuban embargo in the Americas

1972: How four Caribbean countries led the collapse of the Cuban embargo in the Americas

BY SIR RONALD SANDERShttp://www.antillean.org/ – December 18, 2014

Note: This article was written and published two years ago

In 1972, the leaders of Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago put themselves and their countries at risk for a principle in which they believed

The US is cutting loose the shackles of the past by establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba after 53 years.  But the first blow in the Western Hemisphere against those shackles was struck by four governments of the English-Speaking Caribbean.  Today that single act should be a source of great satisfaction to leaders who put themselves, their governments and their countries at risk for a principle in which they believed.    [Read more]

“If I Had A Hammer” by Pete Seeger & Lee Hays

By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

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U.S. Post-Election 2016 – Stop Hate Crimes – Muslim Lives Matter
Photo Credit: Quartz.com

In keeping with my end-of-year tradition, I feature a song on my Poetry Corner December 2016. Bob Dylan’s award of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature prompted my choice. In the uncanny way that our memory weaves songs and events into our lived experiences, the song “If I Had A Hammer” forced its way to the frontline and hammered for attention. I discovered that Bob Dylan didn’t write this song. We owe this tribute to America’s folk singers and social activists Pete Seeger and Lee Hays who wrote and recorded it in 1949.

If I had a hammer
I’d hammer in the morning
I’d hammer in the evening
All over this land
I’d hammer out danger
I’d hammer out a warning
I’d hammer out love between
My brothers and my sisters
All over this land

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Guyana Government News Brief – December 5, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – December 5, 2016

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