Response to IPI statement on Press Freedom in TT

March 30th 2013 International Press Institute Dear Sir/Madam Greetings! I note with great concern your release about press freedom in Trinidad and the assertion that it is under threat. I wish to state categorically that press freedom is not under threat in Trinidad and Tobago...
Posted On 30 Mar 2013
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Prime Minister Statement on Jack Warner

Statement from the Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar Soon after the Reuters story came to my attention on March 27th 2013, I issued a release from my office stating: “I will not rely on published reports in the media, but will again seek to get official corroboration of the...
Posted On 30 Mar 2013
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ROGUE ELEMENTS IN THE MEDIA?

by Robin Montano The uproar in the Press to the Prime Minister’s allegation earlier this week that there are rogue elements in the media was entirely predictable. The media in Trinidad & Tobago are notorious for never apologising for anything they do whether right or...
Posted On 30 Mar 2013
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Let there be joy and peace

PRIME Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar extended wishes of joy and peace to all citizens as the country celebrates Easter. In her Easter Message to the nation, Persad-Bissessar identified joy and peace as the common thread which linked the celebrations of Easter, Phagwa and Shouter...
Posted On 30 Mar 2013
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Good triumphs over evil

PRIME Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar urged citizens to remember that good always triumphs over evil. In her Phagwa Message to the nation, Persad-Bissessar said, “There are various aspects of Holi, or Phagwa, which makes it significant to our lives.” She explained “it is a time...
Posted On 30 Mar 2013
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Kamla: Baptists are heroes

PRIME Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar hailed the men and women of the Spiritual Shouter Baptist community as heroes whose great deeds and accomplishments can inspire the people of this country. In her Spiritual Shouter Baptist Liberation Day Message to the nation, the Prime...
Posted On 30 Mar 2013
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St Barbara’s Shouter Baptist Primary School, Maloney

After 14 years of waiting for school Spiritual Baptists shout for joy “Growing up I was ashamed to say I was a Spiritual Baptist. I used to hide my religion from my peers. People always scorned us. They would say we did devil ting. I think they just didn’t understand the shouting...
Posted On 30 Mar 2013
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Kamla makes list of top ten best-dressed world leaders

PRIME Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has been named on Vanity Fair’s list of the top ten best-dressed world leaders. “Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most,” according to its website, vanityfair.com. The...
Posted On 29 Mar 2013
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Government’s handling of blackout deserves praise

It occurred just after midnight Friday. Some say at 1.30am. Nevertheless, a nationwide blackout was brought to an end by ten am the following morning with most areas getting back their electricity by seven am. More than this WASA whose facilities were also affected was brought...
Posted On 29 Mar 2013
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INCORRECT TIME as a result of the power outage

Dear readers Throughout the day I noticed particularly on social media networks, a rather big issue has been made about the time appearing on a clock in a photo with the Prime Minister and the Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs. As a former Advisor at the Ministry of Energy...
Posted On 29 Mar 2013
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