Indian panchayat system promotes family values: Trinidad PM

Trinidad and Tobago`s Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has appreciated the Indian panchayat system as promoting "family values".

Swami Vivekananda`s philosophy can help to heal Trinidad

The philosophy of Indian saint and philosopher Swami Vivekananda can assist in healing the nation of Trinidad and Tobago.

Tourist bus flips in Cuba, injuring 16 foreigners

Cuban authorities are reporting a serious highway crash involving a bus carrying foreign tourists. Sixteen passengers are injured, most of them from Europe.

Indian Caribbean Museum in Nat Geo list of 500 sacred places

The Indian Caribbean Museum, described as "a national treasure, a window to the past, and an opportunity to see history come alive", has been cited by a National Geographic publication that showcases 500 of the world`s most powerful and spiritual places and guides travellers who wish to visit them.

Trinidad hunger striker ends protest

An emaciated activist in Trinidad has ended his hunger strike over a highway extension project.

Trinidad took Nehru`s help to regain US-controlled bases

Eric Williams, the first prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, had sought the assistance of Jawaharlal Nehru to regain US-controlled bases.

Tropical wave`s rains flood airport in Dominica

Rains from a passing tropical wave have flooded an airport and knocked out power to roughly 3,000 people in Dominica.

Ayurveda centre opens at Indian mission in Trinidad

The Indian High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago has launched a centre for ayurveda following a growing interest in the Caribbean in the traditional Indian system of medicine.

Trinidad lawmakers end historic 27-hour debate

Legislators in Trinidad have
rejected a no-confidence motion against the Island`s PM after a marathon 27-hour debate.

Trinidad PM says police thwarted assassination plot

Security officials have seized more than 13,000 rounds of ammunition and destroyed illegal drugs worth more than $240 million.

Trinidad extends state of emergency by 3 months

Authorities in Trinidad and
Tobago have extended a state of emergency by three months, citing continued security concerns since the measure was first imposed last month to dismantle gangs and decrease crime.

`Dulha Mil Gaya` opens Indian film festival in Trinidad

Shah Rukh Khan starrer "Dulha Mil Gaya", which was Trinidad and Tobago`s historic entry into the Bollywood movie arena, is one of the top films being shown in Port-of-Spain and Chaguanas as part of the first Indian film festival in the country.

Trinidad offers 10K free pizzas to flood victims

Officials have began distributing 10,000 vouchers for the national chain Mario`s Pizzeria to poor communities hit by flooding this week.

Trinidad gets Indian origin woman PM

Kamla Persad-Bissessar of
Indian origin has been elected the first female Prime Minister
of Trinidad.

Krishna, Qureshi to attend CHOGM, but meeting unlikely

Unhappy with the behaviour of Pak over terrorism, India is not too keen to have a Foreign Ministerial meeting with Pak even though both SM Krishna & his counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi are here to attend an international summit.

Brown to push bank bailout plan at Trinidad summit

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said he would lobby for support for his plan to make banks pay for any future bailout at a Commonwealth summit this week.

Bhagvad Gita used for smuggling cocaine in Trinidad

The Trinidad and Tobago police have found pages of the Hindu holy book Bhagvad Gita soaked in millions of dollars worth of liquid cocaine in a laboratory in Couva, Central Trinidad.

Air fares between India and Trinidad to become cheaper

Indian High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago Malay Mishra has announced that state-owned Caribbean Airlines and Air India are working on a project to reduce air fares between the two countries.