Ambassador Joseph N. Mondello arrives in Trinidad and Tobago

U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Joseph N. Mondello and his family arrived in Port of Spain last evening.  Ambassador Mondello officially assumes duties after the presentation of his Letters of Credence to President Paula Mae Weekes. On his arrival Ambassador Mondello said, “My wife and I are honored to be here ...
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United States Donates Computer Equipment to Financial Intelligence Unit

U.S. Embassy-donated computer equipment will soon allow the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Trinidad and Tobago to accept electronic reports on suspicious transactions from financial institutions and other entities under the FIU’s jurisdiction. The donation was made through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, utilizing funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics ...
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Treasury Sanctions Key ISIS Financial Facilitators from T&T

September 19, 2018 Action includes targets connected to the Caribbean and the Middle East Washington – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action today to designate two Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) financiers pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. ...
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Country Reports on Terrorism 2017

Today September 19, the State Department released its annual Country Reports on Terrorism, which describes the global counterterrorism landscape in 2017 and fulfills a congressional mandate. The report allows us to highlight significant terrorist trends and takes stock of how effective United States and international efforts were in countering these threats. It also helps us ...
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Presidential Proclamation on Patriot Day, 2018

On Patriot Day, we honor the memories of the nearly 3,000 precious lives we lost on September 11, 2001, and of every hero who has given their life since that day to protect our safety and our freedom. We come together, today, to recall this timeless truth: When America is united, no force on Earth ...
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U.S. Embassy Law Enforcement Working Group Meets with Police Commissioner

The U.S. Embassy Law Enforcement Working Group, led by Chargé d’Affaires (CDA) John McIntyre, hosted Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith for a courtesy call and briefing on September 4 regarding the strong working relationship between the Embassy and the TTPS.  Representatives were present from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Department ...
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U.S. Navy to conduct Subject Matter Expert Exchanges with T&T Coast Guard

USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) will dock in Port of Spain from Aug. 8 to Aug. 11 in support of U.S. 4th Fleet’s two concurrent deployments, Southern Seas and Southern Partnership Station.   The ship was deployed by the U.S. Navy last month to the Caribbean, Central and South America to conduct subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE), key leader engagements (KLE) ...
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USAID Launches Project to Support Regional NGOs

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Local Capacity for Local Solutions (LC4LS) Project was launched on June 10 in Georgetown, Guyana. The project builds the capacity of Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working in critical sectors in ten Eastern and Southern Caribbean countries. The project is being implemented in Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, ...
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U.S. Invites Regional Health Practitioners to Tackle Zika

More than 80 health professionals including doctors, nurses, midwives, and health administrators from across the Eastern and Southern Caribbean, Brazil, and Colombia attended a recent forum on Zika, organized by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and in collaboration with Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of Health and the Caribbean Regional Midwives Association (CRMA). ...
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T&T’s strong partnerships is a model in the fight against violent extremism

Trinidad and Tobago is a model for the global community in building strong, resilient communities in the fight against violent extremism because of the strong partnerships between government, civil society, academics and religious groups. This is the view expressed by Irfan Saeed – Director for the Office of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), Bureau of Counterterrorism ...
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Safety Standards Same for U.S. Domestic and Exported Poultry

Trinidad and Tobago consumers can eat U.S. poultry with full confidence.  The United States takes food safety very seriously. All U.S. exports of poultry must, by law, be inspected and only poultry produced in federally-inspected plants and receiving the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) mark of inspection can be exported. Products exported to Trinidad ...
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National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) 2018 delegates off to the U.S.

The Embassy of the United States of America in collaboration with NIHERST is pleased to announce that Sebastian Rudden of North Gate College and Josh-Michael Ashman of Bishop Anstey Trinity College East have been selected to participate in the National Youth Science Camp 2018. The camp will take place near Bartow, West Virginia in the ...
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U.S. Embassy presents Minister of Finance with appreciation plaque

U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires John McIntyre presents Minister of Finance Colm Imbert with a plaque of appreciation for his ongoing support of the Federal Air Marshal (FAM) program.  The FAM program agreement was signed last year and has grown in the number of missions to and from Trinidad and Tobago.  One key element of FAM ...
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U.S. Embassy and Delaware National Guard partners with Mayaro/Rio Claro on Disaster Management SMME

The United States Embassy’s Military Liaison Office (MLO) and the Delaware National Guard (DNG) is partnering with the Office of the Member of Parliament for Mayaro and the Mayaro Rio Claro Regional Corporation to host a series of workshops on Disaster Management, Preparedness and Response in the Mayaro constituency. The first Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE) ...
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Trinidad and Tobago to Host Emergency Preparedness Exercise with the United States

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago, in cooperation with U.S. Embassy Port of Spain and U.S. Southern Command, will host an exercise called Fused Response 18, to enhance emergency preparedness and the bilateral relationship April 16-26, 2018. Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force (TTDF), Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), and the U.S. Southern Command will ...
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Public Affairs and Strategic Communications Subject Matter Expert Exchange

Communications professionals from the Trinidad and Tobago government successfully completed a four-day Public Affairs and Strategic Communications workshop with U.S. SOUTHERN COMMAND, through the U.S. Embassy, March 5-8.
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Participants from U.S. and 19 Caribbean Countries Discuss Disaster Preparedness

Forty-six U.S. government cultural exchange alumni representing 19 countries from the Caribbean and the United States converged on Port of Spain from February 19-23 to participate in the seminar Alumni in Action for Resilient Communities: Emergency Response and Disaster Preparedness. In the aftermath of the devastating hurricanes that made landfall from Dominica to Puerto Rico, ...
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CariSECURE Launches in Trinidad and Tobago

The United States government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) CariSECURE Project, is fostering the use of evidence-based analysis of youth crime and violence in Trinidad and Tobago to drive more effective policies and programming. The CariSECURE Project was officially launched today in Port of Spain in collaboration with the Ministry of ...
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More Canines for the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) Mounted and Canine Branch received five canines from the U.S. Embassy as part of our continuing support for the security of the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI). Chargé d’Affaires John W. McIntyre and Senior Superintendent Patsy Joseph, Head of the TTPS ...
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U.S. Embassy in Arima – November 14

The U.S. Embassy will move to Arima for one day on November 14.  The Embassy’s offices will be based at various locations throughout Arima from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. “The U.S. Embassy’s visit to Arima is part of our continued engagement with communities in Trinidad and Tobago and follows our visit to San Fernando ...
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Ask the U.S. Consul – October 2017

I heard that there is a ‘green card’ lottery. Can people living in Trinidad and Tobago enter and when does it take place? Thank you for your question. The Diversity Visa Program, often called the ‘green card lottery,’ is an annual diversity immigration program. It makes available, by random selection, 50,000 immigrant visas to people ...
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Independence Greeting from Secretary Tillerson

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, congratulations to the people of Trinidad and Tobago on the 55th anniversary of your independence. The United States values Trinidad and Tobago’s shared commitment to regional security, economic integration, and democracy. We look forward to strengthening these ties and to greater collaboration, as underscored ...
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2017 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony

Human trafficking is as old as humankind. Regrettably, it’s been with us for centuries and centuries. But in the expression of this act, as I read that one line to you, it is our hope that the 21st century will be the last century of human trafficking, and that’s what we are all committed to.
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United States Strategy for Engagement in the Caribbean

The U.S. Department of State, in coordination with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), submitted a multi-year Caribbean strategy to Congress on June 19 that establishes a framework for enhancing the security and prosperity of the United States and its Caribbean partners. Considered the “third border” of the United States, the Caribbean is a ...
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Defending Democracy with Diplomacy

By John McIntyre, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy Trinidad and Tobago and the United States share a deep respect for the rule of law and the tradition of helping other nations in need. As Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Francisco “Paco” Palmieri said during his visit to Trinidad last week:  “The entire ...
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U.S. Embassy in San Fernando – June 9

The U.S. Embassy will move to San Fernando for one day on June 9 as we seek new opportunities to engage with the community.  Our offices will be based at the Southern Academy for the Performing Arts (SAPA), Todd Street, San Fernando from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An initiative of Chargé d’Affaires John W. ...
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President Trump’s Ramadan message

President Donald J. Trump wished all Muslims “a joyful Ramadan” upon the start of the Muslim holy month. “During this month of fasting from dawn to dusk, many Muslims in America and around the world will find meaning and inspiration in acts of charity and meditation that strengthen our communities,” President Trump said in a May 26 statement . “At its core, the ...
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New PISCES Agreement Between T&T and U.S. Will Improve Border Security

The Governments of Trinidad and Tobago and the United States today signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) that will provide for the establishment of a state-of-the-art border control system that documents the arrival and departure of international travelers at airports and seaports in Trinidad and Tobago.
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New Delaware Commander visits Trinidad

Major General Carol Timmons, new Adjutant General of the Delaware National Guard (DNG) has given a personal commitment to continued strong relations with the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF).  She made the declaration during a visit to Trinidad earlier this week. Major General Timmons is Delaware’s first female two-star general and first female Adjutant ...
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Youth Ambassadors 2017

Applications are invited for the 2017 Youth Ambassadors Program.  Six students between the ages 15-18 years will be selected to participate in the three week exchange program from August 7-28 in the U.S.  The program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by the U.S. Embassy.  This year World Learning will host ...
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Embassy staff receives World Customs Organization’s Certificate of Merit

U.S. Embassy staff Arthlyn Samuel of the Department of Homeland Security and Dina Abaa-Ogley of the Department of State received meritorious awards from the World Customs Organization for the indispensable role they played in the completion of the Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA) between the United States and Trinidad and Tobago last year.  Chargé d’Affaires ...
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U.S. working with Trinidad and Tobago to fight money laundering and terrorism financing

U.S. working with Trinidad and Tobago to fight money laundering and terrorism financing John Murphy, an economic crime advisor from U.S. Treasury, is currently working with government of Trinidad and Tobago to fight money laundering and terrorism financing, as part of the U.S. Embassy’s ongoing partnership with the government building capacity in the security sector. ...
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Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Keith Rowley of Trinidad and Tobago

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Prime Minister Keith Rowley of Trinidad and Tobago to facilitate cooperation on shared priorities. The two leaders reaffirmed the strong security partnership and agreed to continue close coordination in the fight against terrorism and transnational organized crime. President Trump invited Prime Minster Rowley to visit Washington, D.C., in ...
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Ask the U.S. Consul – February 2017

Question: I am expecting family from the U.S. for Carnival, is there any information that they should know before travelling? First of all we hope you have a safe Carnival. Please note the recent Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals” does not affect U.S. Citizens, TT citizens travelling on TT ...
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“Quiet Mondays” for Special Needs Applicants

U.S. Embassy Port of Spain has launched a new initiative for persons with special needs as part of our improved customer service. “Quiet Mondays” will be hosted by the Consular Section on the first Monday afternoon each month with special attention to minimizing distractions and offering personalized service to applicants with sensory processing difficulties. In ...
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Statement from U.S. Ambassador John L. Estrada on deportations

United States immigration law and regulations have not changed following our recent elections.  Non-U.S. citizens convicted of crimes in the U.S. can be deported to their country of origin.  This happens in Trinidad and Tobago, as all over the world. The vast majority of Trinidad and Tobago citizens with U.S. visas follow the laws while ...
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Statement by Ambassador Estrada on U.S. Presidential Transition

Ambassador John L. Estrada: Every time a new president is elected U.S. Ambassadors all over the world submit their resignation. It is up to the new President‎ to either accept or reject these resignations. I will submit my resignation, following long-established procedure.  This would have happened no matter who was elected. For now, I remain ...
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Visa Requirement for Citizens of T&T

The U.S. Embassy would like to remind travelers using Trinidad and Tobago passports, wishing to visit the United States, of the continued requirement of a valid visa. Please visit our website at tt.usembassy.gov for official information regarding application instructions and requirements. Recent reports on social media advising that the Department of State has placed Trinidad ...
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Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue

On October 18, the United States, the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM), and the Dominican Republic jointly hosted the Sixth Annual Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue, part of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) launched by President Obama in 2009. The Dialogue brought together senior representatives from the Caribbean states, the United States, and international ...
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Carter Thanks Leaders in T&T for Successful Conference

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2016 — In Trinidad and Tobago’s capital of Port-of-Spain today, Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with the Caribbean nation’s prime minister and national security minister during the 12th Conference of the Defense Ministers of the Americas , Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said. In a statement summarizing Carter’s meeting, Cook said the ...
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Defense Secretary to attend Defense Ministers Meeting

Defense Secretary Ash Carter will travel to Trinidad and Tobago Oct. 10-11 to meet with critical security partners and build on opportunities for cooperation throughout the Western Hemisphere, according to a news release from the Defense Department on Friday. During the trip, Carter will participate in the 12th Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas, where ...
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Empowering Leaders to Fight Crime

U.S. Government, Trinidad and PADF Empower Local Leaders to Fight Crime — Five-Day Accreditation Course Brings Together Diverse Actors to Pool Resources This week, 28 Trinidadian community leaders and government officials have been accredited to serve as facilitators in social crime prevention. This is part of a collaborative effort to address youth crime and violence between ...
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Ambassador’s Statement on FATCA

I am in Washington D.C. for meetings with the Department of State, Congress, and the White House. I am bringing positive reports about our strong and expanding ties with the Government and people of Trinidad and Tobago. Over the last few months we have finalized a number of important mutual assistance programs. And I am ...
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U.S./TT Sign Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement

Today the United States and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA).  U.S. Ambassador John L. Estrada and Finance Minister Colm Imbert represented their respective governments. The CMAA is an important part of the strong cooperative relationship between our two countries.  It will allow our governments to cooperate more ...
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JCET Moves Into High Gear

As the Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) between the U.S. Southern Command, through the U.S. Embassy, and the Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force (TTDF) and Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) comes to an end, please be advised of increased military training activity from September 23 to 30. On September 23 training will take place ...
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Consular Check-In Goes Paperless

The U.S. Embassy, Port of Spain has introduced a new initiative to improve customer service and readiness in the visa process for the holiday season, with the implementation of the Paperless Gate Entry List system (PGEL).  PGEL is an electronic check-in process that facilitates smoother entry of applicants to the waiting room for interviews. U.S. ...
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Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) Returns To Trinidad And Tobago

A Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) exercise is currently underway in Trinidad and Tobago between the U.S. Southern Command, through the U.S. Embassy, and the Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force (TTDF) and Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).   This training exercise is part of a series of engagements that have been planned over the last ...
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Our Ocean Conference Events

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will host the third annual Our Ocean conference on September 15-16 in Washington, D.C., to catalyze global action to protect our ocean from the effects of human activity, including unsustainable and illegal fishing, marine pollution, and climate-related impacts. In addition to the conference itself, the U.S. Department of State ...
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Statement by Ambassador John L. Estrada on anniversary of 9/11 attacks

On the 15th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, we honor the dead and comfort the families of those left behind.  We also recognize how that event affected not only the United States, but the entire world.   Of course, the attack happened on American soil, and most of the nearly 3,000 who died were ...
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U.S. Army South and TTDF to co-host Interagency Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief Workshop

U.S. Army South through the U.S. Embassy and the Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force (TTDF) will co-host a Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief workshop in Port of Spain September 12-16.  The workshop is designed to promote interagency cooperation and bring together 21 nations to increase awareness of capabilities in the region that each country can ...
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Delaware National Guard partners with Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force

A delegation of approximately 30 Soldiers and Airmen from the Delaware National Guard travel to Trinidad and Tobago the week of August 7 – 13 to partner with the Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force (TTDF) on multiple joint projects and professional development exercises. The Delaware National Guard and TTDF formalized a relationship in 2005 under ...
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Remarks by Ambassador John Estrada at Credentialing Ceremony

AS PREPARED Remarks by Ambassador John L. Estrada at Credentialing Ceremony, President’s Office Tuesday April 19, 2016 10:00 His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago… Her Excellency Reema Carmona, First Lady of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago… Ms. Margaret B. Diop, ...
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U.S. Adviser trains Government and NGOs on Disability Rights Reporting

Disability stakeholders are now equipped to report on government compliance with the recently ratified United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).  This follows five days of training with international disability law adviser for the U.S. International Council on Disabilities, Allison deFranco.  The Embassy partnered with the United Nations Development Program and ...
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Text of Ambassador Estrada’s Video Message

Port of Spain March 23, 2016: Hello, I am John Learie Estrada. I am honored to be the next United States Ambassador to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. I was born in Trinidad.  As a young child I lived, played and went to primary schools in the communities of Laventille, Diego Martin and Toco. My fondest ...
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Girl Be Heard in T&T for IWD

Members of the New York-based performance group Girl Be Heard (GBH) will visit Trinidad and Tobago March 4-11 to participate in activities celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD). During the visit, GBH will engage in outreach through workshops and meetings in collaboration with our partners, Ms. Brafit, Population Services International (PSI) Caribbean, and the Heroes Foundation.  The Embassy is also ...
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Youth Ambassadors 2016

Applications are invited for the 2016 Youth Ambassadors Program.  Eight students between the ages 15-18 years will be selected to participate in the three week exchange program from August 8-29, 2016 in the U.S.  It is funded by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by the U.S. Embassy Trinidad.  This year World Learning will ...
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Trinidad and Tobago’s Independence Day

John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC August 28, 2015 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I extend my sincerest congratulations to the people of Trinidad and Tobago as you celebrate 53 years of independence this August 31. As the United States marks the 25th Anniversary of the Americans ...
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Statement on Elections

Port of Spain August 16, 2015:  The U.S. government, and the Embassies that represent it abroad, do not endorse candidates or parties in foreign elections.  U.S. citizens are free to express their opinions in any forum, whether in the U.S. or abroad.  Opinions expressed by U.S. citizens who are former office-holders, either on the Federal ...
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U.S. Department of Energy Lab conducts energy training workshop at UWI

Port of Spain July 8, 2015:  With a very low cost of energy, Trinidad and Tobago hasn’t always had the same incentives as some countries to aggressively pursue energy efficiency or renewable sources, but momentum is building.  The government has indicated energy will be a part of the national carbon reduction strategy while numerous private ...
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Jack Warner case

Port of Spain June 29, 2015:  The U.S. Department of Justice has not yet sent any final requests on the Jack Warner extradition request to the Trinidad and Tobago authorities and is still within the 60 day window specified by the treaty for the final request to be delivered.
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U.S. Embassy Supports Food Safety and Agricultural Sustainability Program for CARICOM region

Port of Spain June 22, 2015:  A two-day workshop on Food Safety and Agricultural Sustainability Training (FAST) began today at the Radisson Hotel in Port of Spain.  The workshop is designed to deliver practical ways for the Trinidad and Tobago food complex to access the U.S. market by building knowledge regarding food, animal and plant ...
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INTERPOL Awards

Port of Spain June 18, 2015: Eight members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service/INTERPOL were presented with awards from the United States Marshal’s Service and the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service and the U.S. Embassy for their outstanding and continuing efforts in the location, apprehension, and extradition of fugitives attempting to evade justice ...
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Visit of Judge Helen Whitener

Port of Spain June 10, 2015: Judge Helen Whitener will visit Trinidad from June 14-17 as part of the U.S. Embassy’s celebration of June as National Caribbean-American Heritage and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride (LGBT) months. Judge Whitener was born in St. Augustine and migrated to the U.S.A. at age 16.  She now sits on the Pierce County Superior Court, (the highest trial court ...
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U.S. and Trinidad Forces Conduct Joint Combined Exchange Training

Port of Spain: Members of the U.S. Special Operations Command South (SOCSO) and Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) will participate in a month-long Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) in the Chaguaramas area, starting June 1. The purpose of this exercise is to share training, knowledge, and operational experience between the two countries’ armed forces. ...
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Disability Rights Pioneer to visit Trinidad

Port of Spain April 22, 2015:  John Wodatch, one of the drafters of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), will visit Trinidad and Tobago from April 26 to May 1.  He will meet with leaders of the government, civil society, and the disability community to help advance legislative reforms to improve disability inclusion in Trinidad ...
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Thirty-Two sign language interpreters benefit from signing workshop

Port of Spain March 18, 2015:Sign language interpreters from Trinidad and Tobago have benefited from the expertise of three U.S.-based sign language trainers.  The local interpreters, 17 hearing persons and 15 deaf, including five from Tobago, were selected by the Deaf Empowerment and Advancement Foundation (DEAF), an NGO based in Williamsville, south Trinidad for the ...
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UWI/APHIS signs MOU

Port of Spain March 18, 2015:The U.S. Embassy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) last week signed an MOU with the University of the West Indies (UWI) for the continued provision of office space for APHIS International Services and plant quarantine training courses. In his remarks prior to ...
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Journalism Workshop

March 4, 2015:  Patrick Butler, vice president of programs at the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), will visit Trinidad on March 9 to participate in an Elections Coverage Workshop hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Publishers and Broadcasters Association and the Association of Caribbean Media workers in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy. Butler’s visit is ...
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Applications invited for 2015 NYSC

2015 NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE CAMP, WEST VIRGINIA, USA: SIXTH FORM SCIENCE STUDENTS SOUGHT  Port of Spain January 5, 2015:  The U.S. Embassy and National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST) are pleased to announce they are accepting applications from sixth-form students of science from the POS and Caroni educational districts for a full ...
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From Intelligent Investigations to Successful Prosecutions Training

Port of Spain December 31, 2014:  Continuing the legacy of state prosecutor and attorney, the late Dana Saroop Seetahal SC, the U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Section recently collaborated with High Court Judge Justice Gillian Lucky and a team of leading attorneys and professionals to train members of the Trinidad and ...
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Dragon Boat Racing Clinic for North East coaches and students

December 9, 2014: Master dragon boat trainer, Connie Flesuras, is currently in Trinidad and Tobago engaging in an intense but exciting dragon boat coaching and paddling clinic with dozens of students and coaches from the Northeastern part of Trinidad. Flesuras’ visit was facilitated through a grant from the U.S. Embassy to the North Eastern Dragon ...
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U.S. Expert on Disabilities Visits Trinidad

December 8, 2014:  A world-renowned human rights lawyer and expert on disability rights recently undertook an official visit to Trinidad in honor of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.  In a program sponsored by the National Center for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) and the U.S. Embassy, Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, coordinator for Disability and Inclusive Development ...
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2016 Diversity Visa Lottery Program Registration

September 29, 2014:  The U.S. Embassy announces the opening of the 2016 Diversity Visa Lottery Program (DV-2016).  Often called the “Green Card Lottery,” DV-2016 is the only official lottery program for immigrant visas to the United States.  Registration begins at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, and ends at noon EDT ...
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Police, Immigration and Customs Officials Receive U.S. Anti-Terrorism Training

Port of Spain September 4, 2014: Local Police, Immigration and Customs Officers are now better equipped to detect fraudulent travel documents, having received training and equipment through the U.S. Government’s Anti-Terrorism Assistance (ATA) program. Fifty participants were taught skills in detecting and analyzing travel documents through the use of lighting and magnification.  They are now ...
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UWI students win NASA scholarships

Port of Spain August 27, 2014:Two Trinidadian students from the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine campus won prestigious scholarships to participate in a four month internship program at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California beginning September 2.   Jason Renwick, 19 from Santa Cruz and Stefan Hosein, 21 from Chaguanas, ...
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U.S. Navy Secretary Visits Trinidad

Port of Spain August 22, 2014:Ray Mabus, Secretary of the United States Navy, visited Trinidad and Tobago on August 22 to meet with government officials about military, maritime and security issues.  Mabus, who came to Trinidad as part of a regional trip, met with His Excellency President Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona at President’s House.  Mabus ...
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U.S. to provide T&T with US$1.8 million for Security Assistance Programs

Port of Spain June 27, 2014: The United States has signed an agreement to provide Trinidad and Tobago with US$1.8 million for security assistance programs. The signing ceremony took place on Friday, June 27, 2014 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Waterfront Complex, Wrightson Road, Port of Spain. U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Margaret B. Diop ...
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United States Embassy announces Delegates to 2014 National Youth Science Camp

Port of Spain June 26, 2014: The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the selection of two outstanding students from Trinidad and Tobago –Alyssa Mike and Lisa Thomas – as delegates to the National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia, USA.  Selections were made in coordination with the National Institute for Higher Education, Research, Science ...
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Trinidad and Tobago to join Tradewinds 2014 (May 29, 2014)

May 29, 2014: Representatives from 18 partner nations including, Trinidad and Tobago and the United States of America, will gather in Antigua for the first phase of the Tradewinds 2014 multinational exercise, from June 1 until June 10. Tradewinds 2014 focuses on increasing regional cooperation to counter illicit trafficking and building participating nations’ capacity to ...
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“Blind Advantage” author Bill Henderson and Arts Educator Deborah Sunya Moore to speak at CODO Conference

Port of Spain May 6, 2014: Former educator and author of “The Blind Advantage” Bill Henderson will visit Trinidad and Tobago to deliver the keynote address at the 2nd Arts and Disabilities Conference hosted by the Consortium of Disability Organizations (CODO) in collaboration with the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT).  The conference is scheduled ...
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Assistant Secretary William Brownfield Visit to Trinidad and Tobago

Port of Spain May 1, 2014: U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) William R. Brownfield visited Trinidad and Tobago April 28-29, 2014. During his visit, Ambassador Brownfield delivered remarks on “Enhancing Security in the Caribbean Region,” at the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP) Annual Meeting at ...
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Assistant Secretary of State William R. Brownfield Travel to Trinidad and Tobago

Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 25, 2014 Ambassador William R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), will visit Trinidad and Tobago April 28-April 30. The Assistant Secretary will deliver remarks on the topic of “Enhancing Security in the Caribbean” at the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of ...
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U.S. Speaker to Participate in Network of NGOs Women in Enterprise Conference

March 5, 2014: Writer, speaker, and change agent Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever will visit Trinidad and Tobago to deliver the keynote address at a conference hosted by the Network of NGOs of Trinidad and Tobago for the Advancement of Women, in observance of International Women’s Day (IWD), 2014. Dr. Jones-DeWeever’s visit is sponsored by the U.S. ...
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Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) returns to Trinidad and Tobago (Feb 3, 2014)

Port of Spain February 3, 2014: The first Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) exercise carded for 2014 in Trinidad and Tobago between the U.S. Southern Command and the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) began on January 5, 2014. The second and more active phase of the training exercise will begin on February 4, 2014. ...
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Suspected Double Murderer Wanted in the U.S., May be Hiding in the Caribbean (Jan 16, 2014)

Port of Spain: January 16, 2014 Law enforcement authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a fugitive wanted in the United States for allegedly killing his sister and an ex-girlfriend in 2002. Andre Neverson, a Trinidad and Tobago citizen, is believed to have fled the United States and may be residing in Barbados or other ...
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