The contemporary political history of
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- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.