This Sea Stallion helicopter, attached to the United States Marines, currently on a visit to Trinidad and Tobago, scouts out the area over Barataria yesterday.
From one of Trinidad’s news dailies, Newsday, this very disappointing piece from Sunday, 26 October, 2008:
US Marines in TT
Sunday, October 26 2008
Members of the public in Laventille, Curepe, certain parts of the East and Central were jolted out of their beds early yesterday by the roaring sounds of two marine helicopters flying over...Read Full Story
PORT OF SPAIN (Reuters) - Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Patrick Manning, one of the Caribbean's most enduring political figures, looks highly vulnerable in his bid for a fourth term in general elections on Monday.Recent polls, including one released earlier this week by the University of the West Indies, show Manning's People's National Movement, or PNM, being swept out of power by a coalition headed by the United National Congress, or UNC.Many voters say they are still undecided in the...Read Full Story
According to Trinidad Express/ Trinidad Newsday, the history is written in the Caribbean nation that Trinidad and Tobago’s opposition leader General Kamla Persad-Bissessar is becoming the first ever woman prime minister. The 58-years old leader of the UNC defeated her number one opponent for the post, Ex- Prime Minister Patrick Manning.
Preliminary elections results in the twin-island Caribbean nation indicated Bissessar, and her 5- party People’s Partnership alliance have won 29 of 41 seats...Read Full Story
U.S. Marine Sea Stallion flies low over Barataria on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008The Mayor of Arima, Adrian Cabralis, and presumably the Deputy Mayor as well (Ricardo Bharath, who is also the head of the Santa Rosa Carib Community) played host to a contingent of U.S. Marines who are in Trinidad for "Operation Continuing Promise" (CP 2008). This mission comes with little in the way of an advance public announcement, most Trinidadians being very surprised to see two U.S. Marine Sea Stallions flying...Read Full Story
Kamla Persad-Bissessar has been elected the first female prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago after her five-party coalition swept to victory in snap elections in the former British colony.A subdued Prime Minister Patrick Manning conceded defeat some five hours after the close of polls late Monday, as TV counts showed almost the whole map of the larger island of Trinidad turn the coalition color of yellow, as well as both seats in Tobago.The Elections and Boundaries Commission was on Tuesday...Read Full Story