Blunder after Blunder
Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2011
Kamla to Castro after Hilton fiasco: I am sorry
PRIME MINISTER Kamla Persad-Bissessar has apologised to Cuban President Raul Castro who was not allowed to stay at the Hilton Trinidad, St Ann's, for the Caricom/Cuba Summit held last week in Port of Spain.
Manning: Govt has offended one of its allies
Manning to Govt: Apologise to Castro for Hilton fiasco
PM: Castro accepted apology for Hilton snub
PRIME Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday said she personally offered an apology to Cuban President Raul Castro after her Government was forced to relocate the Fourth Caricom/Cuba Summit.
Raffique Shah: Blunder after Blunder
FIVE weeks ago, in my column titled "Diplomatic Blunders", I wrote, "...The US has the right to decide what countries it has relations with, so excluding Cuba as a trade or investment partner is not the issue. What is criminal is for the US to use its might to deny other countries, as well as all corporations, their right to have relations with Cuba..."
US/Caricom tit-for-tat over Cuba
THE administration of US President Barack Obama got it wrong in thinking it could deal a diplomatic 'black eye' to the host government and its allies for last week's Fourth Triennial Caricom/Cuba Summit in Port of Spain, and escape a stinging rebuke from the 15-member Community.
'Not the time to lift embargo'
The United States does not see it fit to raise its trade embargo against Cuba at this time, the US Embassy in Port of Spain has said.
HKL, UDECOTT IN FIGHT FOR $$$
HAFEEZ KARAMATH Limited (HKL), the company that is still at work on the half-a-decade overdue Tarouba Stadium, is asking the Urban development Corporation (Udecott) for an additional payment of approximately $40 million to satisfy what it says are claims owed to it, in a behind-the-scenes impasse over payments.
Oil/gas earnings exposed
THE public may soon know exactly how much money is earned by the oil and gas companies working in TT, as the Government adopts the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).
Sandy admits to mistakes during SoE
Minister: No escalation of crime, urges cops to work hard
From jubilation to despair
...differently-abled man pleads with Prime Minister as scholarship pulled from him
PM: We will give to young Akini
Port-of-Spain North St Ann's West MP has accused Government of discrimination against differently abled Akini Gill by pulling a scholarship awarded to him.
Khan: We have to get our act together
PNM already gearing up for 2015 general election
Workers ordered back on the job
After two-day 'shutdown' at TCL...
Ganga still acting CEO at WASA
More than a year after Public Utilities Minister Emmanuel George announced him as acting chief executive of the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA), former UNC minister Ganga Singh continues in the position, even though a new board was installed since December 2010.
Rethink trade union perspective
At Friday's street demonstration, Roget peppered the crowd with further provocation, noting that the crowd, smaller than expected, was just "smoke" and the "fire" was still to come, along with a "day of reckoning."
Kamla doubtful unions will shut down T&T
Kamla: PNM created the crime
Martin Daly: Don't chain we up
Selwyn Ryan: Hung parliaments in Guyana, T&T
Lennox Grant: As extremism goes mainstream
Judy Raymond: In politics, sincerity alone is not enough
Nacta: PP popularity falls
...Kamla stays high, Rowley rises too
Even though the popularity of the People's Partnership Government is slipping, the people still have confidence in Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and do not see the People's National Movement as a viable alternative, according to a North American Caribbean Teachers Association (NACTA) poll conducted over the last two weeks.
Haiti president banking on tourism
WHEN one thinks of a tourist destination in the Caribbean, Haiti hardly comes to mind.
Haiti needs, deserves more than just 'sorry'
Volney: Judicial system overburdened
The judicial system is so heavily overburdened with cases it would take ten years for the country's long list of murder cases to be tried before the courts.
Different strokes for different folks as Boxing Board approves $1.9m card for Potts' son
Cops: Kidnap, murder suspect likely dead
No sign of accused since shoot-out in Tunapuna forest...
Depressed teen attempts suicide after mom dies
Police probing three rapes
One woman raped by driver, one at home, one near beach
No bail for two Jamaican women
...accused of trafficking marijuana
Man held in plot to assassinate PM, Cabinet members running scared
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