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  • The Shepards' visit to T&T April 7-9, 2014

    The Shepards' visit to T&T April 7-9, 2014

    Judy and Dennis Shepard, founders of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, visited Trinidad and Tobago from April 7-9, 2014 to promote their message of understanding, compassion, and acceptance for all, regardless of sexual orientation.

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  • Pathways to Prosperity Innovation Challenge

    Pathways to Prosperity Innovation Challenge

    The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, in partnership with the World Environment Center (WEC), is pleased to announce open registration for the first Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas Innovation Challenge.

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  • U.S. Speaker Participates in Women's Conference

    U.S. Speaker Participates in Women's Conference

    Writer, speaker, and change agent Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever visited 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.

  • HRR 2013 - Trinidad and Tobago

    HRR 2013 - Trinidad and Tobago

    The 2013 Human Rights Report has been released by Secretary of State John Kerry. See the full report here

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  • Human Rights Report 2013

    The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. 

  • U.S. – Caribbean Regional HIV/AIDS Partnership Framework

    The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is a global health program launched in 2003 to combat and limit the spread of the HIV/AIDS disease. PEPFAR represents the largest commitment in history made by a nation to a single disease. Through PEPFAR, as of September 30, 2012, the U.S. directly supported more than 5.1 million people on antiretroviral treatment (ART). This number is up from 1.7 million in 2008 – a three-fold increase in only four years. 

More News from the Embassy

  • Connecting Cultures through Art
    Connecting Cultures through Art

    I am so pleased to have the opportunity to showcase in this small installation the artwork of some of the brightest talent working in Trinidad and Tobago.  

  • VIDEO: Chargé d'Affaires Thomas Smitham on Carnival
    VIDEO: Chargé d'Affaires Thomas Smitham on Carnival

    Take a look at Chargé d'Affaires Thomas Smitham's perspective on Carnival in video. 

  • Regional CBSI Fact Sheet

    Working together through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), the United States and the nations of the Caribbean are combating the drug trade and other transnational crimes that threaten regional security. This partnership fulfills the commitment to deepen regional security cooperation that President Barack Obama made at the Fifth Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago in April 2009. CBSI is one piece in an integrated effort that includes the other security initiatives in the Hemisphere. The United States, CARICOM member nations, and the Dominican Republic are improving citizen safety throughout the Caribbean by working to: Substaintially reduce illicit trafficking; Increase public safety and security and Promote social justice. 


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