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TRINIDAD | 'Leave Me Alone': Trinidad’s Feminist Anthem at Carnival 2017

Soca music, rum, and gyrating hips fill the streets of Trinidad during the annual Carnival festival — the biggest party of the year on the island. This year, the feminist anthem “Leave Me Alone” is the new rallying cry of women festival-goers in a stand against the misogyny and gendered violence of Carnivals past.

TRINIDAD | St. Vincent singer dropped from finals of Calypso Monarch finals

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Feb 22, CMC- The St. Vincent and the Grenadines government Wednesday described as “terrible” a decision by the Trinidad and Tobago Unified ­Calypso Association (TUCO), to remove the St. Vincent-born singer Lornette “Fya Empress” Nedd Reid from the Calypso Monarch finals scheduled for the Queen’s Park Oval there on Sunday night.

TRINIDAD- Government seeking to puts the brakes on Uber

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jan 17, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago says it is seeking legal advice to determine whether or not the ride sharing app Uber can continue to operate in the country less than 24 hours after it began operations here.
  • Published in Tourism

Outgoing US diplomat praises Trinidad and Tobago government

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jan 13, CMC – Outgoing United States Ambassador John Estrada has praised the Trinidad and Tobago government for showing the “political will to go after corruption, face a faltering economy (and0 deal with the threat of terrorist fighters”.
  • Published in Politics

TRINIDAD-Chaos as Saintfiet quits after five weeks

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jan 11, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago’s football was thrown into chaos on Wednesday when men’s head coach Tom Saintfiet dramatically quit the post after just five weeks and four games in charge, citing a lack of support from the country’s Football Association.
  • Published in Sports

TRINIDAD-Gov't says PETROTRIN must be restructured in order to survive

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jan 11, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government Wednesday night said it is necessary to carry out a restructuring of the state-owned oil company, PETROTRIN, less than 24 hours after it signed an agreement for a five per cent salary increase for its workers and in the process avoiding a 90-day strike within the vital energy sector.
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