Thursday July 24 View All →

Five Confirmed Cases of Chikungunya Virus in Trinidad

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By   9 hours ago

The Ministry of Health, through consultation with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) wishes to inform the public that two additional cases of the chikungunya virus in Trinidad have been confirmed. This brings the total number of confirmed chikungunya cases in Trinidad to five. The affected persons live in different parts of Trinidad. This underscores [...]

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$75 million US sells to banks

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By   9 hours ago

  As part of its scheduled foreign exchange intervention program, Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago sold US $75 million to the banking system on July 18. A statement from the Central Bank said the timing of this sale was based on the Bank’s ongoing analysis of market conditions and consultation earlier this week with foreign [...]

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Wednesday July 23 View All →

Standing Committee on Food Prices Established

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By   19 hours ago

Caption: Minister Bharath (at the head of the table) as he engages the attendees at this critical first meeting. (Photo Courtesy: Ministry of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications) Tuesday 22nd July, 2014 saw the hosting of the inaugural meeting of the Standing Committee on Food Prices at the Head Office of the Ministry of Trade, [...]

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Trinidadian made president of Howard University

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By   1 day ago

WASHINGTON (WJLA) – Howard University’s board of trustees has appointed Wayne A. I. Frederick as its next president, the school announced Tuesday. Wayne Frederick (Photo courtesy Howard University) Frederick, who earned his bachelor’s, medical and business degrees from Howard, has served as the University’s interim president since October of last year. He was appointed by the [...]

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MH17 crash: First set of bodies en route to the Netherlands

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By   1 day ago

  Kharkiv, Ukraine (CNN) – After spending days exposed to the elements on a Ukrainian field and then inside a refrigerated train, the first group of victims from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is one step closer to home. The remains of 50 victims are expected to arrive in the Netherlands on Wednesday, Ukrainian officials said. The [...]

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Tuesday July 22 View All →

Take note: Florida town bans sagging trousers

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By   2 days ago

Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne and lovers of low-hanging legwear everywhere will be disappointed to learn that Ocala, Florida, has became the latest American city to ban sagging trousers. The City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to prohibit anyone wearing trousers two inches below their natural waist, making Ocala the fourth place - along with towns in New Jersey, Louisiana and [...]

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Rebels hand over MH17 black box flight recorders

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By   2 days ago

            A pro-Russian fighter hands over a black box from the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight (Picture: AP)   Two black box flight recorders salvaged from the MH17 crash site and held by pro-Russian rebels have been handed over to Malaysian officials. It comes after calls for international access to the site in [...]

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