Latest Patrick Manning Stories

2007-02-08 06:00:00

OTAHEITE, Trinidad _ When Ramos Ramdeo gazes at the water off this southern fishing village, he sees more than the crystal blue color, choppy waves and one of the world's richest shrimp spawning grounds. He sees his livelihood. It's the kind of livelihood that has defined fisherman Ramdeo's existence for much of his 60 years _ and the kind that does not include an aluminum smelter and other industrial plants on a man-made, 3,500-acre island offshore. That's what Prime Minister Patrick...

2005-10-13 07:10:00

By Linda Hutchinson-Jafar PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Reuters) - Soaring murder rates, kidnappings and exploding trash bins have two Caribbean tourist playgrounds on edge, with business owners pleading for police protection and foreign governments warning travelers to be wary. The important tourism sectors in Trinidad and Tobago and in Jamaica could be hard hit if governments do not act soon, business leaders say. But so far Caribbean residents, not tourists, have borne the brunt of the crime...

2005-09-28 18:28:17

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Reuters) - Trinidad and Tobago's prime minister said on Wednesday he has asked Scotland Yard and the FBI for help battling a surge in crime in the Caribbean nation, especially murders and kidnappings. During his annual budget presentation, Prime Minister Patrick Manning said he asked London's Metropolitan Police to establish a unit in Trinidad to supply equipment and expertise to a special police unit. He said he asked Washington to provide a similar FBI unit...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.