Trinidad and Tobago

Free British citizenship for members of Windrush generation, UK Home Secretary announces

Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd has pledged that the Windrush generation will be granted British citizenship, as the government attempted to draw a line under the scandal.

UK citizenship fees and language tests will be waived for the Windrush generation and their families, Rudd said.

She told MPs she wanted people to have the "formal status" they should have had all along, without having to pay naturalisation fees or pass any tests.

She also vowed speedy compensation for anyone who had "suffered loss".

They're back - Cedros fishermen return from Venezuela

The three T&T fishermen who were taken by Venezuela's Guardia Nacional are back home.

The fishermen arrived in Cedros just after 4pm today where they were reunited with family members.

We will have more in the CNC3 weekend news at 7pm.

Photo by Guardian Media's Ivan Toolsie.

Fishermen finally coming home

The three Trinidad and Tobago fishermen who were taken by Venezuela's Guardia Nacional are finally on their way home to Trinidad.

The men boarded a vessel in Venezuela this afternoon for the short journey home.

Awardnath Hajarie, his son Nicholas and Shami Seepersad appeared in a Venezuela court but were released and have been staying at one of the men's family members in Venezuela.

Reports claim Iraq to execute T&T woman found guilty of ISIS involvement

After initial reports that indicated that a Trinidad and Tobago woman was to be sentenced to life in prison for her role in ISIS, other news agencies are now reporting that she has in fact been sentenced to death in prison.

CNC3 News exclusively reported on the matter on Tuesday.

The UK Daily Mail is among several new agencies that are reporting that the sentence is in fact death.

AG to refile matter against Jearlean John following procedural error

The Government has suffered a setback in its prosecution of a corruption lawsuit against former Housing Development Corporation (HDC) officials, two State officials and two private companies over a $175 million land deal.

High Court Judge Eleanor Donaldson-Honeywell yesterday upheld an application by the 10 defendants in the case to set aside the lawsuit, based on the procedure used by the Office of the Attorney General in filing it two years ago.

CariFLAGS celebrates T&T ruling in favour of LGBTI community

CariFLAGS (Caribbean Forum for Liberation and Acceptance of Genders and Sexualities), the LGBTI regional network is celebrating with its member organizations and regional partners, the Trinidad and Tobago High Court decision in Jason Jones vs Attorney General delivered last Thursday, April 12.

CariFLAGS says it joins voices with T&T groups in calling on the country’s political and religious leaders, including Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, to speak out to prevent violence and discrimination in the wake of the ruling.

Galleons Passage expected to make delayed arrival in mid-May

The Galleons Passage will not arrive in Trinidad and Tobago until mid-May or thereabout.

That's the word from Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan as the vessel continues its journey from Hawaii en route to Acapulco, Mexico.

The new vessel was due in Mexico on April 24th but checks on the marine traffic site put a new estimated time of arrival of April 26th.

Sinanan explained that because of unforeseen delays along the route the vessel is expected to arrive by the middle of May.

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