What would Good Friday celebrations be without the traditional effigy of Judas Iscariot being hung on telephone and electricity poles in strategic places throughout the country. For centuries this tradition depicting the betrayal of Jesus by one of his disciples called Judas, became an act of revenge by Christians. As it grew in popularity it [...]
A “religious war” is brewing in a small community in Princes Town over the desecration of two Hindu prayer rooms by a Christian woman who declares it was God who destroyed several murtis. Sister Sharon Mohammed, 50, religious leader of recently formed Full Gospel Church named “Joy Tabernacle” of Hope Road, Second Branch, Princes Town [...]
PM signals better times ahead with discovery of 48 million barrels of crude oil by Petrotrin The people of this country can expect better times ahead as State-owned Petrotrin has struck “black gold” with the discovery of 48 million barrels of crude oil, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said yesterday. … Persad-Bissessar, in making the announcement [...]
Authorities in Trinidad and Tobago are beefing up security after uncovering an assassination plot against the prime minister and three Cabinet members, state media reported. A senior government official told the Caribbean New Media Group, or C News, that suspects linked to the plot have been arrested and that more arrests are expected. The threat [...]
The Jamaat-al-Muslimeen should have prevented the destruction of the church at Heights of Guanapo, former Muslimeen insurgent Jamaal Shabazz said yesterday. via Trinidad Express Newspaper | News.
As the nation prepares for Easter observances, bakeries in South Trinidad have reported a brisk trade in a traditional favourite — hot cross buns, with customers crowding one bakery from as early as 6 am yesterday. via Trinidad and Tobago’s Newsday : newsday.co.tt :.
Trinidad and Tobago is among the happiest countries in the western hemisphere, according to a recent survey undertaken by a doctoral student of Vanderbilt University, Trinidad and Tobago ranks at number five in the 26 countries surveyed. via Trinidad and Tobago’s Newsday : newsday.co.tt :.
Education Minister, Dr Tim Gopeesingh, says, in the future, schools including those run by denominational boards, will be mandated, under a revised curriculum, to teach about all religions. via All schools will teach about all religions | Trinidad Express Newspaper | News.
THE Merry Monarch today is back on the streets of Trinidad and Tobago once again. At 4 am, J’ouvert bands took to the streets with their clothes and skin covered in mud, chocolate, oil, paint or whatever is available. Others chose to portray topical events which took place over the last year. via Trinidad and [...]
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad–BUSINESS WIRE–Move over Mardi Gras, step aside Rio Carnaval, Trinidad has the greatest pre-Lenten celebration in the world. Over 40,000 visitors and 780,000 locals are getting ready to jump, dance and wave to the beat of pulsating soca rhythms during the Caribbean’s largest and most anticipated cultural mega-festival, Trinidad Carnival. Known as [...]