Regional News

T&T’s budget in surplus, says PM

(Trinidad Express) Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bisssessar said Wednesday that despite projections that this country’s budget would have been in a deficit of billions of dollars, figures at the end of this half of this fiscal year, shows a surplus. 0

UN ranks T&T as happiest Caribbean nation

(Trinidad Express) Trinidad and Tobago has been named the “happiest” Caribbean nation again. With its vibrant lifestyle, dynamic culture, booming business centre, strong government and, of course, largest Carnival celebration in the Caribbean, it is no surprise that the dual-island nation leads the way in happiness, according to the World Happiness Report from the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) released on April 23 which also stated that the country ranked highest in happiness in the Caribbean and 41st in the world. 0

U.S. lawmakers seek to bar new travel to Cuba

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Members of the U.S. House of Representatives launched an effort yesterday to prevent new travel from the United States to Cuba, one of the first legislative attempts in Congress to thwart President Barack Obama’s move to normalize relations with the Communist-ruled island. 0

Kamla won’t ‘call election before it is due’

(Trinidad Express) – Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said on Sunday she will not be “jumbied” into setting an election date. Instead, Persad-Bissessar said her Government will be moving another motion of censure against Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley to have him suspended from the Parliament for the controversial “emailgate” issue. 0