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Trinidad Hindus celebrate Good Friday

Hindus in Trinidad and Tobago, as part of a hoary annual tradition, participated in hundreds in the Christian observance of Good Friday. The tradition is that hundreds of devout Hindus, mainly women, visit the Roman Catholic Church at Siparia, 50 km from the city, and offer obeisance to,”La Divina Pastora or Divine Shepherdess,” but Hindus […]

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MYSTERY DEATH

A very religious 11-year-old boy who told his mother he didn’t want to go see Carnival celebrations, tied his belt around his neck and hanged himself in his bedroom, leaving his family with a multitude of unanswered questions. Read the rest of the Trinidad Express article.

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National bird under threat

The national bird, the Scarlet Ibis, is under threat of being hunted to near extinction in Trinidad, several game wardens feared yesterday. Read the rest of the Trinidad Express article.

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Flour $et to rise

NATIONAL FLOUR MILLS (NFM) is set to raise its price of flour next Monday by 15 percent. Read the rest of the Trinidad and Tobago’s Newsday article.

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RBTT sold for $14B

Twenty years after it gave up control of its Trinidad operations, the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has made a re-entry into the local financial landscape by buying the RBTT Financial Group for TT$13.8 billion, or US$2.2 billion. Read the rest from Trinidad and Tobago’s Newsday : newsday.co.tt :

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NOVEMBER 5: PM reveals election date at last

Prime Minister Patrick Manning says he did not intend to cause any insult to the Hindu community when he announced yesterday that the general election would be held on November 5, just five days before the Divali public holiday. Read the rest of the Trinidad Express article.

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EVIL IN THE AIR: Cedros holymen hold exorcism ritual

GENUINE FEAR: Pundit Prabhoodeo Maharaj leads villagers of Granville, Cedros, on a mile-long walk in a bid to rid the area of a perceived demonic force linked to the death of a woman and the evil possession of three others. The walk ended in an interfaith service on Friday night. Three weeks ago, a young […]

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T&T marks 45th with pomp – and problems

ON Friday, while the contesting political parties in Jamaica were winding up weekend arrangements for that country’s general election today, Trinidad and Tobago was celebrating with customary pomp and ceremony 45 years of political independence from British colonial rule. Read the rest of the Trinidad Express article.

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Who will take their place?

Recent headlines have not been good for the Catholic church, both here and abroad. A recent census revealed that only 17 percent of Catholics attend Sunday Mass. Read the rest of the article at Trinidad and Tobago’s Newsday : newsday.co.tt

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Hindus under attack in TT

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) has listed Trinidad and Tobago among ten countries in the world which abuse Hindus’ human rights in its third annual Hindu human rights report for 2006 published on Wednesday. Read the rest of the article at Trinidad and Tobago’s Newsday : newsday.co.tt :

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