Trinidad : Manning off to meetings in Barbados

Posted on Wednesday 7 December 2005

By Exilus Deceyon
Port of Spain, 7 dec. 05 [AlterPresse] --- Prime Minister Patrick Manning leaves for Barbados on December 6 in the afternoon to attend a special meeting of Caricom heads of government tomorrow. The meeting will focus on the European Union’s planned 36 per cent price cut of its sugar subsidy to regional producers.
That hastily-prepared meeting occurs ahead of Thursday’s second summit of Heads of State and Governments of Caricom and Cuba, which Manning is also scheduled to attend. Both meetings will take place in Barbados’ capital, Bridgetown.
Whitehall said on December 5 (...)

World cup : Promises and privileges for the Trinidadian Warriors

Posted on Tuesday 6 December 2005

By Exilus Deceyon
Tobago., 06 déc. 05 [AlterPresse] --- T&T’s Soca Warriors have been guaranteed a minimum of TT$28.4 million (US$4.5) to appear in the World Cup finals in Germany next year.
According to an AP report which followed yesterday’s announcement of the seeded teams for Friday’s draw, all teams will get at least 2 million Swiss francs (US$1.5 million) per group game, assuring a minimum of at least 6 million Swiss francs (US$4.5 million) for all 32 qualifiers.
If T&T moves into the second round, appearance will increase to 2.5 million Swiss francs per game.
Fifa will also (...)

Trinidad : TSTT under investigation

Posted on Tuesday 6 December 2005

By Exilus Deceyon
Tobago., 07 déc. 05 [AlterPresse] --- The telecommunications Authority (TATT) has begun a probe of TSTT’s two-year contracts in which customers can be penalized for terminating their mobile services with the monopoly provider.
The authority’s executive director Dr John Prince said yesterday that TSTT has taken advantage of mobile customers in the absence of competition by locking them into a two-year agreement.
He said the country did not have unfair competition legislation and TSTT was using this as leverage for its Christmas promotions to customers-a mobile package of (...)

Haiti’s Latortue wants UNIDO field office in the Caribbean

Posted on Monday 28 November 2005

by Charles Arthur
Vienna, 28 nov. 05 [AlterPresse] --- Haiti’s interim prime minister, Gérard Latortue, today called on the UNIDO leadership to establish an office in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, "from where it can cover the whole Caribbean region".
Referring to UNIDO’s past involvement in the Caribbean region, Latortue insisted that things must change. "The new UNIDO office in the Caribbean cannot be as it was in the past, when just one officer spent all his time traveling to five or six Caribbean islands, and was left with no time to do anything. The new office must be properly worked (...)

Latortue calls on UNIDO to come and help Haiti

Posted on Monday 28 November 2005

By Charles Arthur
Vienna, 28 Nov. 05 [AlterPresse] --- Addressing the opening session of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna, Austria, interim prime minister, Gérard Latortue, today said the UN agency should end its neglect of Haiti.
At a press conference the same day, Latortue told AlterPresse that he would be speaking to the current UNIDO director-general, Dr. Carlos Magariños, and his designated successor, Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, while in Vienna, and would ask the agency to assist in three particular areas. "UNIDO can help with investment, and (...)

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