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Chucky retains Trinidad and Tobago Calypso Monarch title – music videos

Chucky retains Trinidad and Tobago Calypso Monarch title



PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Monday February 16, 2015, CMCRoderick “Chucky” Gordon retained his Calypso Monarch title here on Sunday night joining a list of prominent calypsonians, able to win consecutive titles in Trinidad and Tobago’s premier calypso competition.

His tune “The Rose” took a pot shot at Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissesar and her People’s Partnership government for being able to survive various incidents and a drop in the opinion polls. Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol News Videos – 04 February 2015

Guyana: Capitol News Videos – 04 Feb 2015

  • Jagdeo says not interested in third term or any elected posts
  • Son of Rice board head charged with rape
  • UG workers reject latest pay hike offer
  • Massive Ground search to begin for search of missing pilot, cargo handler
  • Honorary Consul in caught up in Trinidad’s political storm
  • BV residents burn tires in anger over state of roads
  • Sports

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Jagdeo says not interested in third term or any elected posts

Posted: 04 Feb 2015 05:04 PM PST   Continue reading

“Too black to be Prime Minister”: the shackles of mental slavery

“Too black to be Prime Minister”: the shackles of mental slavery

image Mr Hinds’ statement about Dr Rowley rightly caused a stir in Trinidad and Tobago. Regrettably, it also attracted the attention of international news broadcasters, such as the British Broadcasting Corporation says Sir Ronald Sanders.

Sir Ronald Sanders

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday February 13, 2014 – Of all the offensive – and unintelligent – statements made in the politics of the post-independence Caribbean, an assertion, that Dr Keith Rowley, the leader of the Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago, is “too black” to be Prime Minister, has to rate as the worst.

It is a telling indictment of the person through whose mind the thought passed without perishing and from whose mouth the stupidity was uttered.  Fitzgerald Hinds, a former Senator of Mr Rowley’s political party, the Peoples National Movement (PNM), is the person reported to have made the statement to a party political meeting.  He is also reported to have said that “a group of businessmen and former PNM ministers have agreed that Dr Rowley was “too dark in complexion to become prime minister.”   Continue reading

Opposition PNM wins local government elections in Trinidad

Opposition PNM wins local government elections in Trinidad
Published on October 22, 2013

People’s National Movement (PNM) Senator Fitzgerald Hinds celebrates with party supporters last night in Port of Spain. Photo: Micheal Bruce/Trinidad Express

By Marcia Braveboy
Caribbean News Now Senior Correspondent
Twitter: @mbraveboy

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad [UPDATE] — “We have won,” declared Keith Rowley, the political leader of the opposition People’s National Movement (PNM), as preliminary results in Monday’s local government elections in Trinidad showed the PNM emerging with 8 of the 14 corporations up for grabs.

As predicted by the North American Caribbean Teachers Association (NACTA) poll, the PNM retained the three corporations it held in the 2010 election and picked up five more, giving it control of eight corporations so far.    Continue reading

Trinidad and Tobago in a difficult place – commentary

Trinidad and Tobago in a difficult place

AUGUST 9, 2013 · BY Stabroek News – EDITORIAL
Ever since Jack Warner’s victory in the Chaguanas West by-election in Trinidad on July 29, there has been a lot of excited comment in the twin-island republic about a “paradigm shift” in the politics of the country. Unsurprisingly, some interest has been aroused in Guyana, where we have rather similar ethnic voting patterns. A bit of the buzz has also spread to other parts of the Caribbean, with the Jamaica Observer opining in its editorial on Tuesday, “The most intriguing possibility posed by the election of Mr Jack Warner is the emergence of post-racial politics in Trinidad.”

Notwithstanding the fact that Mr Warner would appear to have transcended race and party paramountcy to reclaim the seat he vacated in April, this newspaper warned in last Friday’s leader that Mr Warner’s re-election could be “a double-edged sword for the people of Trinidad and Tobago.” In other words, in spite of the validation by the voters of Chaguanas West of his personal popularity and his reputation as a caring politician, as well as the momentum he and his new Independent Liberal Party seem to be carrying into the October local government elections, it may be a tad premature to get carried away by his achievement whilst there remain serious allegations of financial mismanagement during his colourful career as a football administrator and other controversies surrounding his ministerial actions under the People’s Partnership (PP) government.  Continue reading

Trinidad PM: Curfew in 17 hot spots stays

Trinidad PM: Curfew in 17 hot spots stays

Trinidad Guardian –  October 7, 2011 – By Gail Alexander

Kamla Persad-Bissesar

The state of emergency in T&T and the curfew in 17 “hot spot” areas will continue unchanged until the security forces advise otherwise, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissesar said yesterday. She confirmed that after Cabinet was updated yesterday on the situation by heads of the Police Service, Defence Force and other agencies. “I have been advised that the murder rate has now dropped to the lowest in a decade,” Persad-Bissessar added. When the emergency was announced on August 21, Government mandated a 9 pm to 5 am curfew in  six “hot spots” within regional corporation boundaries. It comprised areas in Port-of-Spain, San Fernando, Arima, Diego Martin, Chaguanas and San Juan/Laventille.                    Continue reading

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