LONDON, England - As if clearing 10 barriers while trying to outrun the world’s elite athletes wasn’t enough, 23-year-old Omar McLeod suddenly found himself carrying the weight of an entire nation’s hopes entering the final of the men’s 110 meters hurdles at last month’s IAAF World Championships here.
LONDON, England - Judging from his reaction after finishing third in the 200 meters at the IAAF World Championships here last month, it seemed nothing else could’ve made Trinidad and Tobago sprinter Jereem Richards more proud.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has urged the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago to be “focused and fearless” as the nation seeks to implement progressive strategies and policies.
Trinidad and Tobago celebrates Independence on Aug. 31 each year. This year, that date marked the 55th Independence from Britain for the twin-island republic. Originally, Trinidad was a Spanish colony. In 1797 it was conquered by the United Kingdom. Tobago was a Dutch colony as early as the 16th century, but has been ruled by Britain, France, the Netherlands and the Duchy of Courtland over the years.
The 2020 Census is off to a rocky start, with crucial preparations already delayed or falling to the wayside, largely a result of inadequate funding from Congress. Some of the nation’s oldest civil rights organizations, while fearing the worst, say there’s still time for Congress and the Trump administration to turn things around – but the window is “closing fast,” according to Vanita Gupta, the president and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
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