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Venezuelans Risk Their Lives in Sea Trips to Feed Families.

As the country's economy crumbles, desperate residents are undertaking risky sea passages to barter for goods in Trinidad, and the outcomes are sometimes tragic.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Venezuela's Shortages Impel Perilous Journeys.

As the country's economy crumbles, desperate residents are undertaking risky sea passages to barter for goods in Trinidad, and the outcomes are sometimes tragic.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Indian team arrives in Trinidad.

The Indian cricket team arrived here for a limited-overs series against the West Indies amid the off-field drama surrounding Anil Kumble's resignation as head coach following a rift with captain Virat Kohli.The West Indies Cricket Board posted a photo of Kohli and opposition captain Jason Holder at the team hotel.India, who ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

'Minor Storm' Causes 'Major Losses' in Parts of Trinidad & Tobago.

Tropical Storm Bret was milder than it could have been, but some areas of Trinidad and Tobago still suffered damage.

- Global Voices - US

Ministry insists there is no case of cholera in Jamaica.

THE Ministry of Health insisted yesterday that there has been no confirmed case of cholera in Jamaica.In a press release issued yesterday, the chief medical officer, Dr Winston De La Haye, said a sample for confirmation has been sent for testing to the Caribbean Public Health Agency in Trinidad regarding the patient ...

- - JM

TS Bret causes heavy flooding, power outages in Trinidad.

Tropical Storm Bret has unleashed heavy flooding, knocked out power and ripped off several roofs in some areas of Trinidad &Tobago as it swirls west across the southern Caribbean region.

- FOX News - US

Tropical Storm Bret threatens heavy rain in Venezuela.

A rare southerly storm is making its way across Trinidad and Tobago and onto South America.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Trinidad, Grenada brace for tropical storm's passage.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados , Tropical Storm Bret, with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour , is moving rapidly towards Trinidad and Grenada.The National Hurricane Center in its 5:00 pm bulletin said that the storm, the first named for the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, is located about 125 miles south-east of Trinidad ...

- - JM

Tropical Storm Bret Hits Trinidad & Tobago , and Twitter.

A tropical storm with an attitude makes landfall in Trinidad and Tobago -- and causes a stir in the Twittersphere.

- Global Voices - US

TS Bret to dump rain over Venezuelan coast, SE Caribbean.

The Caribbean island of Trinidad & Tobago is closing public schools and government offices as heavy thunderstorms approach the region.

- FOX News - US

Tropical Storm Bret forms in Atlantic.

Tropical Storm Bret formed in the Atlantic on Monday afternoon , with areas including Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada and parts of Venezuela under a tropical storm warning.

- Times-Picayune - US

Jamaica to get results on suspected water-borne disease Tuesday

ALTHOUGH Chief Medical Officer Dr Winston De La Haye is insisting that the form of vibrio cholerae identified in a patient's blood is not the deadly cholera widely known, the country will have to wait until Tuesday for confirmation from the Caribbean Public Health Agency in Trinidad.In the meantime, Dr De La Haye is urging ...

- - JM

Young Chinese couple shot dead with 'high-powered weapons' in Trinidad

A young Chinese couple were shot dead outside their apartment in the tiny Caribbean state of Trinidad and Tobago, the Trinidad Express reported. Police are still investigating the motive for the killing of Shirui Zhao, 32 and Yanli Gu, 30, on Thursday night. They ran a members club and a casino in the town of Marabella, ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

2 Chinese murdered in Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - Police say two Chinese nationals were shot and killed on Thursday night after leaving a casino in what is believed to be a hit.Investigators said they are working on the theory that the Chinese nationals, Shi Rui Zhao, 32, and Yangli Gu, 30, both self-employed, had been targeted and that it was ...

- - JM

Caribbean not immune from worldwide refugee problems

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - A United Nations High Commission for Refugee official says more than 5,000 people came to the Caribbean last year seeking asylum and urged regional countries to play their part in dealing with the worldwide problem of refugees and re-settlement.

- - JM

More Twists and Turns in Trinidad & Tobago's Chief Justice Fiasco

"Marcia say her workload and short notice is why she couldnt remember her full caseload, oui. #MarciaCovfefe"

- Global Voices - US

Child Marriage Is No More in Trinidad & Tobago

"It was overlong and full of pointless double talk but you know what child marriage is now illegal in Trinidad and Tobago."

- Global Voices - US

Cuban Migrants Live in Limbo

Hundreds living in Trinidad and Tobago face an uncertain future. It's hard to hear Baldomero Castro Despayne's voice from behind the thick glass covered by metallic mesh in the Aripo detention centre.  The Cuban citizen has been held in legal limbo behind its thick cement walls and barbed wire for the last eight months. ...


FEATURE: Relationship with ocean vital part of Trinidad and Tobago culture

Oceans comprise roughly three-quarters of the Earth’s surface and play an essential role in human well-being, producing half the oxygen necessary for life on the planet. They also serve as the backdrop for another important component of a well-rounded life: recreation.

- UN - INT

FEATURE: UN Ocean Conference 'dream come true' for Caribbean nations such as Trinidad and Tobago

Protecting the oceans is among the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals , the blueprint for a more just and equitable world adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations in September 2015.

- UN - INT