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Archbishop's Appointment Causes Stir

The new Roman Catholic archbishop of Trinidad and Tobago, Edward J. Gilbert, embodies all the qualities many locals fear – he’s white, American and in charge.

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Prime Minister: Drug Cartels Threaten Trinidad

Insurgent groups within Trinidad and Tobago have teamed up with drug cartels to try to destabilize the oil-rich southeastern Caribbean nation, its prime minister told troops participating in U.S.-Caribbean military exercises on Wednesday.

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Crime Fears Shadow Caribbean Tourist Playground

Gangs fight violent turf wars in Jamaica’s tough inner cities. Members of an anti-Roman Catholic cult hack and torch worshipers in a St. Lucia church with machetes, killing a nun.

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Trinidad Couple to Hang for Killing Daughter

A Trinidadian man who admitted to dabbling in the occult and his wife were sentenced to hang after they were convicted of killing their 2-year-old daughter by burying her alive in an outhouse cesspit.

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Trinidad Priests Angry Over U.S.-Born Archbishop

A spat has broken out in Trinidad over the appointment of an American as archbishop of the Caribbean nation, with one prominent priest quitting a senior position in protest and another calling it a “slap in the face” to local clergy.

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Trinidad Government Impasse Ends

Thanks for praying. This should restore a measure of stability to the country.

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Maraj: Hinduism will thrive all over

By NATASHA OFOSU (as reported in the Trinidad Guardian) FOREIGN Affairs Minister Ralph Maraj on Friday outlined a vision of Hinduism thriving in every country of the world. (more…)

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Anglicans on a mission to reclaim flock

By DEBRA WANSER (published in Trinidad Guardian) THE Anglican church in Trinidad and Tobago is on a mission “to reclaim its lost flock.” Dean Knolly Clarke told the Guardian yesterday that “considerably less Anglicans are worshipping” at its churches. (more…)

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Call for end to blood sacrifices on beach

By RADHICA SOOKRAJ (as published in the Trinidad Guardian) WHILE residents were complaining against animal sacrifices at the Toco beach, members of the Point Fortin Little Bethlehem Spiritual Baptist Church were conducting a similar blood sacrifice at the Moruga beach yesterday. (more…)

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