70 East Port-of-Spain students graduate from skills-training programme

Seventy students from communities across East Port-of-Spain today graduated from the ‘2017 Education to Production and Creating the Beats' programme facilitated by the East Port-of-Spain Development Company Limited (EPOS), an agency of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.

The ceremony recognised the efforts of persons who completed programmes in carpentry, electrical, heavy equipment operations, masonry, plumbing, welding, and the creation of musical beats.

Minister: Evidence will exonerate me

National Security Minister Edmund Dillon has addressed a court matter in which he is involved in the United States.

The Minister told the media that he believes the evidence will lead to a full exoneration.

This clip is from a news conference he addressed on Friday.


NH International to build 160 HDC apartments in Mt Hope

The Housing Development Corporation (HDC) has signed a contract with NH International (Caribbean) Limited for the construction of 160 apartments in Mt Hope.

They consist of 120 three-bedroom apartments and 40 two-bedroom apartments.

The contract is a form of public-private partnership whereby NH International has obtained its own financing to fund the cost of the design and construction of the project.

US, T&T to engage in crisis response training next month

The Governments of Trinidad and Tobago and of the United States will be collaborating to host a bilateral crisis response training exercise entitled Fused Response 2018, the Ministry of National Security has said.

Scheduled to take place from 16-26 April 2018, Exercise Fused Response is a simulation exercise designed to build capacity and strengthen capabilities in Trinidad and Tobago, using a Whole of Government approach to crisis management.

UNC calls on PM to take action against Dillon

The United National Congress (UNC) is calling on Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to take action against National Security Minister Edmund Dillon, following reports that he is before the US Supreme Court in a civil matter involving allegations of financial abuse.

The UNC issued the following statement today.

"The United National Congress is disturbed by allegations of fraud and misconduct levelled against yet another member of the Keith Rowley administration.

PM discusses finance and trade with Chinese delegation

Finance and trade were the principal topics of a high-level meeting between Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and His Excellency Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor of the People’s Bank of China and Chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee today.

The discussions were aimed at strengthening the bilateral relations between Trinidad and Tobago and China towards fostering mutual interests in finance and commerce.

Prime Minister Rowley says he welcomes Chinese interest in expanding into areas of regional trade where Trinidad and Tobago has a geographic and commercial advantage.