Archive | 2002

Celebrating Christmas Among The Heathen

by R.C. Sproul Jr. Turnabout is fair play. The pagan Roman festivals, while making a minor comeback, are not on the forefront of anyone’s social calendar these days. But seeing a block full of events between the fourth Thursday in November, and the beginning of the New Year, many have decided to crash our parties. […]

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T&T heading for most corrupt status

By NADINE HOSEIN (as published in The Trinidad Guardian) Trinidad and Tobago may be heading for ignominy of a spot in the top 10 most corrupt countries in the world, Legal Affairs Minister Camille Robinson Regis said yesterday. T&T currently holds the number 33 spot in the Transparency International

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Deluge-Torrential rains cut off communities

FIFTEEN people trapped inside the Cipriani Labour College had to be rescued in boats by firemen yesterday, while millions of dollars in machinery, livestock and produce were lost to surging flood waters in East, Central and South Trinidad. (more…)

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"Message of hope to all people"

(as published in The Trinidad Guardian Online Edition) In a small mandir tucked in Rambert Village, La Romin, a young woman gently wipes statues of Mother Durga and Lord Krishna. The scent of incense burns, and a deya flickers at the feet of a large Shiva lingum, the epitome of Lord Shiva. The woman, Dolly […]

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The Big Mac Index

On Saturday we had our first McDonald’s meal since arriving in Trinidad. Some time ago I ran across the Big Mac index, an attempt “to make exchange exchange-rate theory more digestible.” You can read all about it at The Economist’s website… http://www.economist.com/markets/Bigmac/Index.cfm. Since Trinidad isn’t listed, we’ll provide our information for the betterment of economists […]

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Deadlock continues in Trinidad's parliament

Click here to read the BBC News story

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Aids threat grows in Caribbean

According to this Financial Times news article, the Caribbean has the world’s second highest incidence of HIV/Aids infection after sub-Saharan Africa. And Trinidad & Tobago is in the top 12 countries with the highest incidence of HIV/Aids in the Americas.

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Trinidad Doctors Return to Work

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) – After the government promised to raise salaries, doctors ended a six-day strike Saturday which left Trinidad and Tobago hospitals poorly staffed and patients waiting hours for treatment. Click for the rest of the AP story

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Trinidad braces for political showdown

Security has been stepped up outside the parliament of Trinidad and Tobago in preparation for moves to break the deadlock that has paralysed the country’s political system for nearly four months. Read the rest of the BBC News story

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