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Osama’s death gives Obama life

By Raffique Shah
May 08, 2011

Raffique ShahIT was inevitable, of course, that Osama bin Laden would have met his death at the hands of the “Great Satan”. That he survived the hunt for some 15 years, eluding the world’s best intelligence agencies and killer-squads, is testimony to the man’s ingenuity, his survival skills. Little wonder he evolved from an ordinary freedom fighter to being a legend in his lifetime, a hero to many, a demon to others. Like him or hate him, few will deny that Osama has carved his name in history.
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5th Summit of the Americas News: April 19, 2009

Bolivian President Evo Morales at the 5th Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

The Fifth Summit of the Americas in pictures

Drummit 2 Summit at the St James Amphitheater in pictures
Photos were taken after the rally was allowed to continue

Obama must denounce plot
BOLIVIA’S PRESIDENT Evo Morales yesterday charged that Americans were behind a plot to assassinate him.

Tensions run high at St James protest
Officers of the Guard and Emergency Branch (GEB) squared off with a coalition group over a drum protest at the St James Ampitheatre.
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President Obama’s Opening Statement at Americas Summit

– 04/17/09

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Good evening. I am honored to join you here today, and I want to thank Prime Minister Manning, the people of Trinidad and Tobago for their generosity in hosting the Fifth Summit of the Americas. And I want to extend my greetings to all the heads of state, many of who I am meeting for the first time. All of us are extraordinarily excited to have this opportunity to visit this wonderful country — and as somebody who grew up on an island, I can tell you I feel right at home. (Applause.)
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5th Summit of the Americas News: April 18, 2009

The Fifth Summit of the Americas in pictures

The Fifth Summit of the Americas in pictures

Chavez flies in over the Gulf
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez thought he had escaped the glare of the media when he quietly flew in on his military jet over the Gulf of Paria from Sucre, Cumana, to Trinidad and landed at the helipad in Chaguaramas shortly after 4 pm yesterday.

Smiling Obama lands on T&T soil

The Fifth Summit of the Americas in pictures

Media mob Chavez

Chavez steals the spotlight
“Hail, Presidente!” The cry emitted from the lips of the Venezuelan contingent of media personnel who had gathered at the entrance to the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain, yesterday.

LET’S BE FRIENDS
Chavez tells Obama during historic handshake:
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5th Summit of the Americas News: April 17, 2009

The Fifth Summit of the Americas in pictures

The Fifth Summit of the Americas in pictures

Obama, Chavez arrive today
After months of preparation, the Fifth Summit of the Americas gets going this evening at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port-of-Spain.

Michelle opts out of Summit

CHAVEZ WARNS OBAMA
Don’t try to set me up at summit

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez ramped up his verbal artillery yesterday saying US President Barack Obama should not follow the example of Spain’s King Juan Carlos who told him to shut up during a 2007 summit…
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5th Summit of the Americas News: April 16, 2009

The Fifth Summit of the Americas in pictures

The Fifth Summit of the Americas in pictures

» Castro and the Summit of the Americas
Cuba, and in particular its former President, Fidel Castro, is already a player at the fifth Summit of the Americas which takes place Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18, in Port of Spain, Trinidad. That much is evident from information coming out of Havana, Moscow, Santiago de Chile and La Paz in recent days.
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5th Summit of the Americas News: April 15, 2009

The Fifth Summit of the Americas in pictures

The Fifth Summit of the Americas in pictures

Manning opens ‘People’s Summit’
PRIME Minister Patrick Manning yesterday declared open the Fifth Summit of the Americas which he dubbed, “the People’s Summit”, as he launched the Civil Society Forum onboard the cruise ship, Caribbean Victory, which is docked in Port-of-Spain.

Panday still waiting for Summit invitation

UN Secretary General comes to PoS
A SURPRISE high-profile celebrity has been added to Prime Minister Patrick Manning’s guest list for the Summit of the Americas. He is United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
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5th Summit of the Americas News: April 14, 2009

The Fifth Summit of the Americas in pictures

The Fifth Summit of the Americas in pictures

Mariano: Everything’s on track
Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Committee, Mariano Browne, says “everything is on track for a good summit.”

Manning pleased as big opening day draws near

Obama talks at summit opening
United States President Barack Obama will speak “live” in Trinidad on Friday at the Opening Ceremony of the Fifth Summit of the Americas at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, said Prime Minister Patrick Manning.
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5th Summit of the Americas News: April 13, 2009

The Fifth Summit of the Americas in Photos

The Fifth Summit of the Americas in pictures

Chavez holds own talks: Nations meet in V’zuela
Three days before the Fifth Summit of the Americas, scheduled for April 17-19, a group of Latin American and Caribbean leaders led by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will meet in Caracas to discuss new paths for regional integration, trade and cooperation.

Much conflict and contradiction
Questions were being raised about the alleged breaking of the rules, the outright refusal to be governed by the rules, about the refusal of the UDeCOTT leadership to submit to ministerial oversight.
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Food pact from Summit

By Raffique Shah
Sunday, March 22nd 2009

Fifth Summit of the AmericasI understand and can excuse the average citizen’s call for Government to cancel hosting the Fifth Summit of the Americas (SOA), and later this year, the Commonwealth Heads’ (CHOGM) meeting. After all, most ordinary people will have noted these conferences mere months ago, when Government alluded to them, to their costs, and what the country hoped to gain by hosting half of the world’s heads of governments (when both meetings are combined). The man-in-the-street would think Prime Minister Patrick Manning awoke one morning last year, and while still in a daze, took the billion-dollar decision up St Ann’s way.
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