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Manning, Arthur for follow-up talks on fishing row

Posted on Sunday 23 April 2006

Port of Spain, 23 April 06 [AlterPresse] --- Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur has written to Prime Minister Patrick Manning, seeking to expedite negotiation between the two countries which would lead to Barbadian fishermen catching flying fish in T&T’s waters.
This was revealed by Prime Minister Patrick Manning, who said he got the letter from Arthur on April 20, 06 and had a brief discussion with him.
One week after the Arbitration tribunal ordered T&T and Barbados to negotiate a settlement of the longstanding fishing row, the Prime Minister of Barbados kept his promise to (...)

Trinidad & Tobago : Drug trade major cause of crime, according to the Security national authorities

Posted on Wednesday 5 April 2006

By Exilus Deceyon
Port- of- Spain, Trinidad, April 5th 2006 [AlterPresse] --- Sixty-five per cent of all serious crimes committed in Trinidad and Tobago are related to the illicit drug trade, Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security Fitzgerald Hinds has stated. Quoting “ongoing statistics,” Hinds made the disclosure at the launch of a two-day workshop on building stronger policies and consolidating government and NGO collaborations at the Ministry’s Temple Court, Abercromby Street, office in Port-of-Spain on April 4th, 2006.
However, Hinds would not comment on what type of (...)

Haiti: Petrol prices up again

Posted on Thursday 30 March 2006

March 30, 2006 P-au-P, [AlterPresse] --- Petrol (91 and 95 octane fuel) have gone up in price by more than 10%, according to consumers in the capital, Port-au-Prince.
From 159 gourdes last week, 91 octane fuel is now 179 gourdes per gallon, while 95 octane fuel increased yesterday from 165 gourdes to 184 gourdes per gallon (US$1.00 = approximately 45 gourdes).
The prices of diesel (used by the majority of public transport vehicles) and of kerosene (used for domestic lighting in the majority of the country’s households) did not change, remaining respectively 109 and 110 gourdes per (...)

Trinidad : United States government files more charges in airport scandal

Posted on Wednesday 29 March 2006

Port of Spain, 29 march 05 [AlterPresse] --- The United States government has filed further criminal charges against Steve Ferguson, Ishwar Galbaransingh and others, alleging they defrauded the T&T Government of more than $150 million from just two packages in the Piarco Airport development project.
The money allegedly represented the earnings from overpriced contracts which, it is claimed, was won by fraud, political influence and gerrymandering of bids. The indictment was filed last Thursday in the US.
According the United States grand jury, in a web of corruption, it was (...)

Trinidad : No race, politics in housing plan, said Prime Minister

Posted on Wednesday 22 March 2006

Port of Spain 22 march 06 [AlterPresse] --- Prime Minister Patrick Manning said yesterday that the Government’s housing policy has nothing to do with race and politics. Instead, he said, it was his objective to develop a comfortable living for citizens.
Stopping short of chastising detractors who have summed up the Government’s housing programme as house padding, Manning said the Ministry of Housing would continue to construct 10,000 homes each year.
He made the comments during a site visit to Wellington Gardens, Debe, yesterday where 488 homes are being constructed on 26 hectares of (...)

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