T&T

Ysabel's through to Head to Head Challenge's top 20 and needs your votes

Trinidad and Tobago's representative in this year's miss world competition Ysabel Bisnath has moved on to the next round of competition.

This after taking part in a head-to-head challenge at the Mangrove Tree Resort in Sanya, China.

You can continue to cast your votes for T&T's representative.

The competition's winner is decided by the voting system.

Bisnath commented on her success so far on the Miss World Trinidad and Tobago page:

69,000 visitors expected during this cruise season

With the arrival of just over 4,200 visitors on the Princess Cruise Lines’ Caribbean Princess, Trinidad is set for a bumper cruise season, the Ministry of Tourism said.

Sailing from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the Caribbean Princess arrived at the Port of Port of Spain on Monday with 3,024 passengers and 1,190 crew.

The Caribbean Princess is the first of 25 scheduled cruise calls this season, which will bring an estimated 69,000 visitors to our shores.

This figure will represent a second consecutive year of significant increases in cruise arrivals.

TT athlete not charged with hit-and-run incident; placed on ID parade

A Trinidad and Tobago athlete is to be placed on an identification parade today, in connection with an alleged hit and run accident which resulted in the death of a woman in the Tobago Division on July 1st 2018.

A statement by the Police Service says that the athlete, accompanied by his attorney, surrendered to officers of the Barataria Police Station on Sunday 30th September, 2018.

He was informed of investigations into the alleged incident and subsequently taken into custody.

Energy Chamber welcomes TT-Guyana energy signing

The Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago says it warmly welcomes the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the governments of Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago and congratulates both governments on this positive step towards strengthening regional economic and social integration.

The MOU recognizes that the development of the energy sector contributes significantly to the strengthening of economic and social development while improving the quality of life of the citizens of both countries.

After 14 years in UK, T&T family facing deportation over £7,000 visa fee

A Trinidad and Tobago family living in Britain, has claimed that they face being split apart because they are can't afford to pay a 'ridiculous' £7,000 (TT$62,000) visa fee.

In a report carried by the Daily Mail, Peter Dipnarine, who has lived in Edinburgh for 14 years with his wife Claire and three children, state that their residency visas expired in November 2016.

The parents, both 57 and originally from Trinidad and Tobago, have worked in England, mostly in administration, until their visas expired.

T&T abstains as OAS votes to suspend Venezuela

The Organization of American States has passed a resolution to call an Extraordinary Assembly to vote on suspending Venezuela from the 34-member group after President Nicolas Maduro’s widely condemned re-election last month.

The OAS’s General Assembly in Washington voted, with 19 member states in favor, four against and 11 abstaining, to take the first step to suspending the South American nation.

Trinidad and Tobago was among the countries that abstained from the vote.

Uber to pause service in T&T

An email being circulated now suggests that the Uber service is being paused in T&T, just days after a man who was operating as an Uber driver, was killed.

The email states that after operating for more than a year in Trinidad and Tobago, and having made multiple efforts to create a significant change in the country in regards to mobility and opportunities for entrepreneurship, "Uber has unfortunately decided to pause its operation in the country".

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