Government has agreed to advance discussions with Chile for a Partial Scope Trade Agreement (PSTA).
This was disclosed by Minister of Trade and Industry Paula Gopee-Scoon.
The decision arose from a courtesy visit by the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Chile His Excellency Aníbal Barría Garcua.
United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago Joseph Mondello and his family arrived in Port of Spain last evening, a statement by the US Embassy said.
Ambassador Mondello officially assumes duties after the presentation of his Letters of Credence to President Paula Mae Weekes.
On his arrival Ambassador Mondello said, “My wife and I are honored to be here in beautiful Trinidad and Tobago. I look forward to presenting my credentials to the President and meeting and working with the wonderful people of this country.”
As the investigations deepen into the murder of Archbishop Alisa Ali, police officers have received critical information that suggests there is a second suspect in the case—a woman.
Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal intends to launch a “defence in democracy fund” in his constituency in order to raise money to pay legal fees in his court battle with Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.
In the coming days, Moonilal said QC Richard Clayton, who he has retained from the United Kingdom, will arrive here to begin preparing his case. Clayton handles human rights and constitutional court matters.
The notion that every Petrotrin employee will go home with hundreds of thousands of dollars is a fallacy, according to several workers who have already collected their termination letters.
Employees said yesterday that their separation payments cannot last any significant time, as they have outstanding loan and mortgage payments leading up to their retirement.
The rakhi issue at the St Augustine Girls' High School was blown out of proportion in media reports, according to the principal of the school.
The school was put into the national spotlight after Pundit Satyanand Maharaj claimed that a Hindu student was brought before the school and shamed for wearing a rakhi, a symbol of brotherhood love in the Hindu religion.
Blind and bedridden, 62-year-old Salmattie Garibsingh wishes for the day when her home can be completed so she would not get soaked on her bed when it rains.
Speaking to Guardian Media at her Freeport home on Monday, Garibsingh said she has been blind for 21 years.
Her left leg was amputated 13 years ago and her right leg was amputated in 2016 due to complications from diabetes.
She lives with her husband Mahadeo Ragbir, 58 and their 23-year-old son Mitchell, who they affectionately call “Mitchie.”