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1 hr ago | Trinadad Express

The best in folk performances

There was no mistaking the plethora of talent that exists in Trinidad and Tobago. youngsters of all ages came out to showcase their creativity and passion in the areas of music, dance and theatre arts during the finals of the Miss La Reine Rive competition on Saturday.

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5 hrs ago | Trinadad Express

How to Identify Those at Risk

In 2012, there were 192 cases of suicides in Trinidad and Tobago, of which 146 were men, according to a report compiled by the World Health Organisation . The Ministry of Health that same year issued a release stating that, "in Trinidad and Tobago, there has been a significant increase in the number of reported suicides with an average of 1,000 admissions annually related to self-harm or suicide at each Regional Health Authority.

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9 hrs ago | Trinadad Express

Orisha Ocean Festival to Be Held in Tobago this Weekend

On Sunday 21st September 2014 the Orisha community will celebrate their Festival for the Ocean- the Olokun Festival or Ase Odun Olokun- at Englishman's Bay in Tobago between Castara and Palatuvier from 10am- 3pm. The Festival will also pay tribute to His Excellency the late President Arthur NR Robinson TC, OCC, SC who was Chief Olokun Igbaro- the first daspora-African to carry that title.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Trinadad Express

Armed Forces on show this weekend

The Office of the President on Tuesday issued a statement advising on plans by the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force to celebrate Republic Day. The following is the statement - As part of continuing efforts to raise the national awareness and profile of Republic Day, the Office of The President, in partnership with the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, is embarking on a week-long series of military-themed events, geared towards highlighting the importance and role that the Nation's Armed Forces play in the human development of our twin-island Republic.

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Trinadad Express

Amanda Chedu wins Face of T&T 2014

Amanda Chedu emerged the winner of this year's Face of T&T competition at the Grand Finale Showcase, held at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad on Saturday. The first runner-up was Avionne Gloudon, and Gabrielle Solomon of St Augustine earned the second runner-up position.

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Caribbean News Now!

Icons, innovation and industry at 2014 CaribbeanTales Film Festival

Soca Queen and star of 'Two Smart', Alison Hinds poses with Executive Director Frances-Anne Solomon at the film's screening TORONTO, Canada -- The 2014 CaribbeanTales International Film Festival was indeed a landmark occasion as this year the festival broke boundaries in gaining additional recognition for the creativity and culture of the Caribbean. The festival, which ran alongside the Toronto International Film Festival, highlighted the region's icons as well as some of its brightest and freshest filmmakers.

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Trinadad Express

The CJ's Address

Your Excellency Mr. Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

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Trinadad Express

Retired DCP Winston Cooper has died

RETIRED Deputy Commissioner of Police Winston Cooper, has died. Cooper had been attached to the Community Policing Department of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

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Trinadad Express

Jenkins wins crime writing prize

"The Long Arm of the Lawless", a short story by Barbara Jenkins, has won much praise and a trip to Scotland for its author. The theme of crime writing was introduced during the 2014 NGC Bocas Lit Fest in partnership with Bloody Scotland, Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival, and the British Council.

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The Gleaner

Disabled Jamaican caught with drugs in Trinidad

A disabled Jamaican who was found in possession of just over 15 pounds of ganja hidden in his wheelchair at the Piarco International Airport in Trinidad and Tobago, managed to escape jail time in the country recently, THE STAR has learnt. Charged with marijuana trafficking is 33-year-old Kevon Francis who pleaded guilty to the offence.

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Trinadad Express

The birth of Rio Claro

ALL you adventurers and explorers trekking around Trinidad and reporting "finding" its hidden places, sorry about this, but you're probably not the first to set eyes on that river bend, giant silk cotton, or secluded cove. The island was home to the Amerindians for at least 7,000 years.

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ABS-CBN News

Tetangco, BSP honored by AFI

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. was recently honored by the Alliance for Financial Inclusion for his excellent stewardship of the network during his two-year chairmanship. The BSP also received a Maya Declaration award for the tangible financial inclusion commitments that were achieved by the BSP.

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Global Voices Online

Trinidadians Concerned Over "Largest Ever Budget"

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone. As the Trinidad and Tobago government, in anticipation of national elections next year, serves up a massive budget, two political bloggers take the country's leaders to task.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Trinadad Express

Four in court for theft of fire hydrant

Andre Paul, 42, an employee of the Water and Sewerage Authority , Nigel Howard, 47, self-employed in transport services, Nigel Antoine, 42, a pie vendor, and Jeremy St Louis, unemployed, appeared before magistrate Gillian Scotland. Scotland read the charge that on Saturday the four stole a fire hydrant, valued $35,000 at Welcome Road, Cunupia.

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Global Voices Online

Trinidadians Concerned Over "Largest Ever Budget"

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone. As the Trinidad and Tobago government, in anticipation of national elections next year, serves up a massive budget, two political bloggers take the country's leaders to task.

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Agrimoney.com

Nitrogen prices 'to stay volatile' - Credit Suisse

Global nitrogen fertilizer prices will remain "volatile", with a downward bias, as the ammonia markets negotiate supply disruptions, while urea traders deal with, in the US, a "tidal wave" of Chinese supplies. A "spike" in ammonia prices prompted by disruptions to natural gas supplies in Trinidad and Tobago, the top exporter of the nutrient, besides by concerns over former Soviet Union stability, looks "sustainable" for now, Credit Suisse said.

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Trinadad Express

The birth of Rio Claro

ALL you adventurers and explorers trekking around Trinidad and reporting "finding" its hidden places, sorry about this, but you're probably not the first to set eyes on that river bend, giant silk cotton, or secluded cove. The island was home to the Amerindians for at least 7,000 years.

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Trinidad Guardian

Filmmaker's devil

My name is Shea Best and I'm the technical operations director of the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival that opens tomorrow. I grew up in Arima and still live there but I consider myself to be "from" Tunapuna/St Augustine.

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ABS-CBN News

Tetangco, BSP honored by AFI

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. was recently honored by the Alliance for Financial Inclusion for his excellent stewardship of the network during his two-year chairmanship. The BSP also received a Maya Declaration award for the tangible financial inclusion commitments that were achieved by the BSP.

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Trinidad Guardian

By force or by change of heart: State can stop hunger strike

A government supporter, left, taunts members of the Highway Re-Route Movement, who were at the time creating a boundary near the construction site of the Debe to Mon Desir segment of the Point Fortin highway yesterday. Looking on, fourth from right, is environmentalist Dr Wayne Kublalsingh.

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