[World History Archives]

The contemporary political history of
Trinidad and Tobago

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   The history in general of Trinidad and Tobago

Homeless Persons Resist
By Peter Richards, IPS, 24 May 1999. Homeless persons resist government's efforts to remove them from the streets as the administration embarks on a clean up campaign ahead of the staging of the Miss Universe beauty pageant here.
Attorney General embarks on campaign of misinformation
Amnesty International news release, 12 May 2000. The Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago seems to be deliberately misleading the nation's population about international human rights law and wantonly attacking those who seek to protect human rights
Indian Arrival Day statement: United in our differences
By National Union of Government and Federated Workers, 29 May 2000. What unites us is more significant than what divides us. In fact, we should embrace and enjoy those differences of culture and faith that history has bestowed upon our small country.
Indian Arrival Day celebrated
The Herald, 30 May 2000. Trinidadians and Tobagonians celebrate the 155th anniversary of the arrival of the first group from India and promote multi-cultural understanding. The National Union of Government and Federated Workers (NUGFW) statement points out that it was the forces of colonialism and imperialism that determined our ancestors' arrival in Trinidad and Tobago.
Govt weighs offer for sale of port
Trinidad Guardian, 9 August 2000. In light of the concerns of the PNM and the Seamen and Waterfront Workers' Trade Union (SWWTU) and others, the Works Minister insisted the Government does not intend to completely "privatise" the Port Authority, but merely invite proposals for a "joint venture" sale.
Turnout Heavy in Trinidad And Tobago Election
Reuters, 11 December 2000. Election seen likely to produce a close finish between the two main parties, Prime Minister Basdeo Panday's United National Congress and former Prime Minister Patrick Manning's People's National Movement.