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Trinidad Hindus celebrate Lord Krishna’s birthday


August 11th, 2012 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, Aug 11 (IANS) More than 300,000 Hindus in Trinidad and Tobago celebrated Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, at temples and homes by hosting special prayers and ... Read more...

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Assam Rifles contingent leaves for Haiti UN mission


June 27th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) A 160-man contingent of India's Assam Rifles Wednesday left for the Caribbean nation of Haiti on a year-long deployment under the United Nations' stabilisation mission ... Read more...

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New recruit Johnson eager for more success


June 18th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Gros Islet (St Lucia), June 18 (IANS/CMC) Almost from nowhere, left-arm West Indian pacer Delorn Johnson has emerged as one of the brightest fast bowling prospects in the region.If his performances ... Read more...

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Exotic cactus species found in Cuba


June 4th, 2012 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
Havana, June 4 (IANS) Scientists in Cuba have discovered the presence of a rare and exotic but harmful coastal species of cactus called Opuntia stricta, on small islets in the ... Read more...

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Cuba showcases cancer vaccines


March 6th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, March 6 (IANS) Cuba's biotechnology industry is showcasing the latest advances in the anti-cancer vaccines at the 29th Havana International Biotechnology Congress.Monday's opening session was attended by 600 experts ... Read more...

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India scientist helping to revive Trinidad and Tobago coconut industry


February 27th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, Feb 27 (IANS) India has sent a scientist to Trinidad and Tobago to assist in the control of a pest affecting the coconut industry in the Caribbean ... Read more...

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Mass nude wedding held in Jamaica


February 20th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Kingston, Feb 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A couple dropped out at the last minute leaving only nine couples to strip bare for a mass wedding ceremony in Jamaica. The couples who traveled from ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Trinidad and Tobago keen to host mini Indian diaspora meet


January 8th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar Sunday invited Indian investments in her country, assuring all possible help and said the Caribbean nation was keen ... Read more...

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India looks to Trinidad for oil, signs 5 pacts


January 6th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) India Friday enhanced its economic and cultural ties with Trinidad and Tobago by signing five pacts and agreed to step up energy collaboration with ... Read more...

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Kamla Persad-Bissessar, a ‘Pravasi Bharatiya’ on her way to India


January 1st, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, Jan 1 (IANS) Kamla Persad-Bissessar, the Indian-origin prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, will be going to India Jan 2 on a state ... Read more...

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40 Haitian immigrants drown off Cuban coast


December 26th, 2011 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
Santo Domingo, Dec 26 (IANS) At least 40 Haitian illegal immigrants have drowned when their ship sank off the Cuban coast, Xinhua reported Sunday.The accident took place Saturday off the ... Read more...

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Tagore’s ‘Chitra’ holds audiences spellbound in Trinidad and Tobago


December 3rd, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, Dec 3 (IANS) Audiences in Trinidad and Tobago sat entranced watching "Chitra", a rendition of Rabindranath Tagore's poem presented through the medium of Manipuri dance, staged in ... Read more...

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No police deaths in Jamaica in 2011


November 9th, 2011 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Nov 9 (IANS/CMC) The minister for national security of Jamaica has described the year 2011 as the "safest year" for the police in the small Caribbean nation as there ... Read more...

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Emergency was necessary, says Trinidad and Tobago PM


September 8th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, Sep 8 (IANS/CMC) Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, who is of Indian origin, has said the decision to impose a state of emergency was necessary to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Wilde to make documentary on Haitian children


May 10th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) Actress Olivia Wilde is planning to direct a movie about a Haitian children's baseball team."I'm going to Haiti to work on a documentary about a Little ... Read more...

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Charlie Sheen is set to perform in Haiti


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 22 (IANS) Actor Charlie Sheen is planning to team up with actor friend Sean Penn for a live show in Haiti and the proceeds from the event will ... Read more...

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Suriname observes festival similar to India’s Mahakumbh


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Paras Ramoutar Port-of-Spain, Feb 23 (IANS) Hindus in Suriname enthusiastically observed Surya Kumbha Parvaa, a festival that is similar to India's mammoth Mahakumbh.The Surya Kumbha Parvaa began Jan 14, the auspicious ... Read more...

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India, Cuba to cooperate on natural medicine usage


February 18th, 2011 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Ties between India and Cuba may soon reach new levels after a top official of a medical research organisation in Havana met Indian scientists to discuss ways ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Brangelina ‘to adopt’ four-year-old Haitian girl


February 9th, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 9 (ANI): Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are set to adopt a four-year-old Haitian girl named Leah, according to reports.The couple - already parents to Maddox 10, Pax Thien, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Jolie to adopt fourth child from Haiti?


February 8th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie is reportedly set to adopt a four-year-old orphaned girl from Caribbean nation Haiti.Jolie who already has three adopted children, and naturally conceived Shiloh, four, ... Read more...

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Dominican Republic wants to deepen ties with India (Lead)


February 4th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) The Caribbean nation of Dominican Republic Friday said it looked forward to deepening and strengthening ties with India, saying both had lots in common.President Leonel Fernandez said ... Read more...

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Dominican Republic assured of Indian investment


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) India has assured the Dominican Republic that it will encourage Indian businessmen to invest in the Caribbean nation's hospitality, tourism, renewable energy sources, film industry and IT ... Read more...

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India, Trinidad and Tobago to strengthen tourism ties


January 17th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) India and Trinidad and Tobago Monday discussed ways to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in the tourism sector, a statement said. The Caribbean nation's tourism minister ... Read more...

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Trinidad and Tobago to host next commonwealth speakers meet


January 15th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The 21st Commonwealth presiding officers conference will be held in Trinidad and Tobago in 2012, an official release said Saturday. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar ... Read more...

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Penn to be honoured for charity work in Haiti


January 7th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) Veteran actor Sean Penn will be honoured by Producers Guild of America for his charity work in quake-hit Haiti.Contactmusic.com reports he will be honoured at the PGA's ... Read more...

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Haiti cholera toll rises to 2,535


December 19th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Dec 19 (IANS/EFE) The toll in the cholera epidemic in Haiti has risen to 2,535, the public health and population ministry said.A total of 114,497 people have been affected by the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

15 people lynched in Haiti in two weeks


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Dec 3 (IANS/EFE) Fifteen people have been lynched in the southwestern Haitian province of Grand'Anse over the past two weeks on suspicion of poisoning water supplies, media reports said Thursday.Several people ... Read more...

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Haiti cholera toll rises to 1,721


November 30th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Nov 30 (IANS/EFE) The number of deaths from the cholera epidemic afflicting Haiti since mid-October has risen to 1,721, health officials said.In all, 75,888 people have been attended for the disease, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

UN deplores violent acts in Haiti


November 17th, 2010 - 2:35 am ICT by BNO News
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations on Tuesday deplored the violent acts against personnel with the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) in the cities of Cap-Haitien and Hinche."The way ... Read more...

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India looks at Trinidad and Tobago for oil


November 15th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Paras Ramoutar Port-of-Spain, Nov 15 (IANS) An Indian delegation held a string of talks with ministers and top officials in oil and gas rich Trinidad and Tobago "to enhance trade relations" in ... Read more...

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Sean Penn’s charity receives cash boost from Bill Clinton


October 9th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 9 (ANI): Sean Penn's charity efforts in Haiti have got a major boost with former U.S. President Bill Clinton donating 334,000 pounds to the actor's cause.'The Milk' star founded ... Read more...

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Sean Penn honoured with Hollywood Humanitarian Award for helping Haiti


September 24th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 24 (ANI): Actor and activist Sean Penn has been honoured with this year's Hollywood Humanitarian Award for his charity work in Haiti.The Academy Award winner co-founded the J/P HRO ... Read more...

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Sean Penn to be honoured for Haiti work


September 23rd, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 23 (IANS) Veteran actor Sean Penn will be honoured for his charity work in earthquake-hit Haiti at this year's Hollywood film festival. The "Milk" star co-founded the J/P Haitian ... Read more...

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Wyclef Jean to appeal decision on candidacy


August 23rd, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Aug 23 (DPA) Singer Wyclef Jean Monday plans to appeal a decision by the Haitian Electoral Commission last week that he is not eligible to run for president of the Caribbean ... Read more...

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Are Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr expecting a baby?


July 28th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, July 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Well Orlando bloom and his partner recently surprised many when they had a private wedding, which shocked all and esp. the media. And now sources have ... Read more...

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