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Mood signals ‘change’ in Trinidad and Tobago


TODAY, Trinidadians go to the polls. According to the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) over one million voters are eligible to cast their ballots today – 1 040 001 to be precise. Back in November 2007, leading regi...

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Manning’s political gamble


Trinidad and Tobago’s prime minister Patrick Manning is taking the biggest gamble of his political career in tomorrow’s general election here, having called the poll midway into his term which was scheduled to end in 2012. ...

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DFP still to decide on by-elections


ROSEAU, Dominica – The minority opposition Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) says it is still to decide whether or not it will contest the two by-elections after the Speaker of the island’s parliament, Alix Boyd-Knights, declare...

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Eyes on T&T election


PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – A  36-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) mission has arrived here to monitor Monday’s general election, saying it is confident that voters will elect a new government in a free and fair environme...

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Who is Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke?


CHRISTOPHER “DUDUS” COKE  is not the average Jamaican.The tentacles of his power and influence stretch across Jamaica and in to the upper echelons of the current government. The community Coke controls is a notorious strong...

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Willing to die for ‘Dudus’

Willing to die for ‘Dudus’


KINGSTON – Christopher “Dudus” Coke's influence on West Kingston was put on show yesterday as hundreds of mostly women from Tivoli Gardens and Denham Town poured  into the streets to show support for the man wanted by the U...

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Coke stand


A TENSE STAND-OFF in a section of Jamaica’s capital, Kingston, seems set to continue, following the postponement yesterday of a court hearing involving reputed dope dealer and gunrunner Christopher  “Dudus” Coke.The hearing...

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Castro meets with church leaders


HAVANA – President Raul Castro has held a rare  sit-down with Cuba’s Roman Catholic cardinal and another top cleric, discussing many issues, including  a recent crackdown against dissidents that ended only after the mediati...

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Warner queries minister’s finances


PORT-OF-SPAIN – United National Congress (UNC) chairman Jack Warner Wednesday night continued to raise integrity-related questions regarding People’s National Movement  St Joseph candidate Kennedy Swaratsingh.Speaking at a ...

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Abbot seeking top Labour post


LONDON – Diane Abbot, a candidate with Caribbean heritage, says she will seek the top post in the Labour Party to succeed Gordon Brown, who lost the general election on May 6 and subsequently retired  from active politics. ...