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PM making the rounds in Riyadh
Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2023

PM making the rounds in Riyadh
Discussions between Caricom leaders and members of the Saudi Arabian government have explored possibilities for collaboration in areas such as agriculture and food security, renewable energy, climate change, finance and tourism.

TSTT poops
Who's fault it is and who pays the price may not be the same person.

Kamla to move ahead with her own anti-crime talks
At the UNC's Pavement Report in Penal on Thursday, UNC deputy political leader Dr Roodal Moonilal slammed Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley's "jetting off" to Saudi Arabia and other places for almost a month, leaving the talks in abeyance.

Persad-Bissessar had said she made futile calls for such talks in April, but the Government only agreed after President Christine Kangaloo in September urged collaborative efforts in the anti-crime fight.

Venezuela rejects calls to halt Essequibo referendum
VENEZUELA vice president Delcy Rodriguez on Wednesday rejected Guyana's calls to scrap the December 3 referendum on Venezuela's claim to the Essequibo region of Guyana, addressing the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague, Netherlands.

Addressing Trinidad and Tobago's diabetes landscape
Trinidad and Tobago faces a significant diabetes burden, with alarming statistics painting a stark picture of the disease's prevalence and impact. Nancoo said, "In 2021, the International Diabetes Federation estimated that 12.7 per cent of the population of TT (148, 900 people) were living with Type 2 diabetes and that 2,365 deaths that year were attributable to diabetes.

"By 2045, this is expected to increase, with approximately 15.4 per cent of the population (177,600 people) living with Type 2 diabetes in TT. In 2019, among the countries in the Americas with the highest age-standardised mortality (excluding chronic kidney disease) due to diabetes, TT ranked third, with 69.6 deaths per 100,000 persons."

Jason Julien has a vision for International Men's Day
International Men's Day, which is observed on November 19, serves as a platform for promoting positive role models and addressing the multifaceted challenges faced by men a stark reality.

"Men struggle. Men can be weak and carry deep-seated trauma and hurt. That men wrestle with mental health and emotional issues. That men are underperforming in the classroom. Men suffer from violence and sadly have also inflicted pain, crime and monstrosities."

Trinidad and Tobago's natural wonder the Pitch Lake
There are other tar pits around the world, but ours is the only one that humans can walk on.

The La Brea Pitch Lake is 75 metres deep and covers 40 hectares of land.

'I'm ready to make peace'
...The story of Nizamoodeen Hosein

Convicted T&T killer offers to say where victim's body is buried in UK

Crime comes home
Last week I was robbed at gunpoint. The incident unfolded in mere seconds; living through it, however, felt like a lifetime.

Three reported missing on same day

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