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Caribbean Students Apply To Tennessee State For Grant Program
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NASHVILLE, Tennessee— More than 200 graduating high school students from the Caribbean have applied to Tennessee State University under a tuition assistance grant program, the school said. The applicants are from the Bahamas, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and other Caribbean nations, the university said in a news release. High school graduates must

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Russia's Invasion Of Ukraine Likely To Have A Devastating Impact On Caribbean Food Security
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BRIDGETOWN — As Russia began its invasion of neighboring Ukraine this week, the world watched— and reacted. On top of the deeply devastating human elements of war have been the unavoidable global political and economic implications and potential impacts on global food security, as Forbes first reported. In the Caribbean,

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Trinidad Says Venezuelan Migrant Infant Dies In Border Security Operation
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PORT OF SPAIN — Trinidad and Tobago’s Coast Guard said a Venezuelan migrant infant died in a security operation on Saturday when a vessel illegally crossed the maritime border, prompting the Caribbean nation to offer condolences. In a statement on Sunday night, the Coast Guard said one of its patrol

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Trinidad To Offer Onshore, Shallow-water Blocks In 2022 auction
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PORT OF SPAIN — Trinidad and Tobago next year plans to launch bidding rounds for onshore and shallow-water areas on top of last week’s launch of an auction of 17 deepwater oil and gas blocks, the nation’s energy minister told Reuters. The Caribbean country, which is among the region’s top

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CDC Warns Americans Not To Travel To Trinidad, Regardless Of Vaccination Status
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PORT OF SPAIN — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising against travel to the twin-island Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago, regardless of vaccination status. In Europe, Poland also made the list along with Niger in Africa and Papua New Guinea in Oceania. The four destinations were moved

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Actor Michael B. Jordan To Rename Rum After Cultural Appropriation Criticism
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PORT OF SPAIN — “Black Panther” U.S. actor Michael B. Jordan said he would rename his recently launched rum, “J’Ouvert,” after nationals in the Caribbean accused him of cultural appropriation. J’Ouvert — which refers in Creole to the crack of dawn — is the name of the first official day

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Trinidadian Movie HERO Lands On Amazon Prime Video Today
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PORT OF SPAIN — HERO, the film inspired by the extraordinary life of Caribbean-born Mr. Ulric Cross, will be available exclusively in Canada on Premium VOD in the Cineplex Store and Prime Video in the United States today. HERO opened to rave reviews at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Canada and played

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World Food Prize Goes To Nutrition Expert In Fish Research From Trinidad
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DES MOINES, Iowa — A nutrition expert who pioneered innovative ways of raising fish rich in micronutrients and fatty acids and incorporating them into diets in developing countries was named the recipient of the World Food Prize on Tuesday. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, 71, who grew up in Trinidad & Tobago

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ONE NIGHT ONLY: Carnival-Style COVID-Free Concert Considered Rousing Success
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism’s Division of Festivals has pioneered the return of in-person Carnival events while prioritizing public health safety and the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The 2021 Carnival Virgin Islands “1 Night, 1 Fête” took place seaside on Friday at The

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United Nations 'Deeply Saddened' Over Capsized Boat That Killed 2 Near Trinidad
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PORT OF SPAIN — UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said it is “deeply saddened” by the latest loss of at least two lives after a boat capsized off Venezuela’s shores on April 22, According to local authorities, at least 24 people including several

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