Trinidad : Ex-DEA informant made call to security ministry

Posted on Tuesday 24 January 2006

By Exilus Deceyon
Port of Spain Jan. 24, 06 [AlterPresse] --- National Security Minister Martin Joseph has confirmed that former United States Drug Enforcement Agency associate Vernon Paul tried to contact him regarding an alleged link between high-ranking ruling PNM officials and a plot to destabilise the UNC in the 2002 general election.
In a statement he delivered during yesterday’s sitting of the House of Representatives, Joseph said he did not speak with Paul because of his reputation.
This week’s Sunday Guardian exclusively reported that Paul, who is now living in Venezuela under (...)

Haiti’s Prime Minister to visit Trinidad &Tobago

Posted on Tuesday 24 January 2006

By Exilus Deceyon
Port of Spain, Jan. 24th, 2006 [AlterPresse] --- Haiti’s interim Prime Minister, Gerard Latortue, arrives in Trinidad and Tobago T&T today January 24th, 2006, for meetings with Prime Minister Patrick Manning, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced yesterday.
Latortue is expected to stay in Trinidad until Thursday January 26th and his itinerary includes a meeting with the secretary general of the Association of Caribbean States, Ruben Silie Valdes.
Details of Latortue’s schedule are expected to be given today.
Latortue’s visit comes ahead of the Caricom heads of (...)

Oxfam readies for an awareness-raising campaign on the control of the proliferation of small arms

Posted on Tuesday 17 January 2006

Port-au-Prince, 13 January 2006 - The international organization, Oxfam Great Britain, is ready to launch a national campaign against the illegal and unregulated influx of small arms and light weapons. Yolette Etienne, the OxfamGB representative in Haiti, told AlterPresse that the proliferation of small arms in Haiti urgently needs to be brought under control.
As part of the national campaign against armed violence, a national commission composed of members of different parts of Haitian society will be set up. The targeted sectors will be human rights organizations, and women’s and (...)

Trinidad : Prime Minister Patrick Manning in Cuba as speculation remains on new Minister of Energy

Posted on Friday 13 January 2006

Port of Spain, 13 Jan. 06 [AlterPresse] --- Prime Minister Patrick Manning returns from Cuba January 14 in the night as speculation remains high over who he intends to appoint as the new Minister of Energy and Energy Industries.
Manning was in Cuba, for what Whitehall called a routine medical check-up.
In October, 2004, Manning went to Cuba to have a pacemaker implanted to regularise his heartbeat and has returned to the communist Caribbean state several times for such check-ups.
He left for Cuba on January 12 in the morning without announcing a replacement for Port-of-Spain South MP (...)

Trinidad : Prime Minister Patrick Manning restates Petro Caribe warning

Posted on Thursday 12 January 2006

Port of Spain, 12 Jan. 06 [AlterPresse] --- While there may be distinct negatives for the oil industry in T&T from Venezuela’s Petro Caribe agreement, it could be even more dangerous for Caricom states looking for oil on soft terms, Prime Minister Patrick Manning has reiterated, the Stabroek News reported yesterday.
Speaking in Georgetown, Guyana, at the Caricom Secretariat in Liliendaal, Manning said discussions on the issue at the level of Caricom, on the positives and negatives for T&T and member states, have begun and they would continue at the Inter-Sessional Meeting of the (...)

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