US Ambassador Joseph Mondello

Off to study abroad: US Ambassador Joseph Mondello, centre, stands with Fulbright 2019 scholarship winners, from left, Amaara White, Dike Samai, Ibrahim Abdullah, Kerri-Ann Chandler, David Springer and Shivani Ramoutar on Thursday. —Photo: US Embassy

Six Trinidad and Tobago ­nationals have been awarded scholarships from the United States Fulbright Scholarship programme. The recipients are Amaara White, David Springer, Dike Samai, Ibrahim Abdullah, Kerri-Ann Chandler and Shivani Ramoutar.

The awardees will leave next month to embark upon their graduate studies at various universities in the US, a news release from the US Embassy stated yesterday. US Ambassador to T&T Joseph Mondello congratulated the winners during a pre-departure orientation session at the US Embassy, Port of Spain, on Thursday.

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AN “intense tropical wave” is likely to affect the country early this morning until tomorrow around 8 p.m. The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) yesterday raised its alert level to “Orange”, meaning that citizens should brace for bad weather today.

THERE are billion-dollar questions surrounding the sale by the Government to the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) of the Pointe-a-Pierre refinery. The announcement on Friday that the OWTU submitted the winning bid for the former Petrotrin refinery has led to a request for details on the US$700 million (TT$4.76 billion) sale to be shared with the public.

BUSINESS owners in communities surrounding the former State-owned oil company celebrated the sale of the former Petrotrin refinery yesterday. And store owners said they are looking forward to a bumper Christmas season.

A WALK through the capital city of Port of Spain on a rainy day is not a pleasant experience. You have to leap over puddles of water, dodge mounds of garbage washed up from drains and do your best to avoid rats scurrying about in search of a dry place.

NEW High Commissioner of India to Trinidad and Tobago Arun Kumar Sahu is hoping to do more than just strengthen his country’s bilateral relationship with Trinidad and Tobago in political, economic, cultural, scientific and other fields.