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T&T TV host dies in fire at home

T&T TV host dies in fire at home

(Trinidad Express) TELEVISION personality Marcia Henville was scheduled to file divorce papers tomorrow .

T&T AG ducks question on appointment of police complaints head

(Trinidad Express) Attorney Gene­ral Anand Ramlogan has refused to confirm or deny an allegation that six days before attorney David West was appointed director of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA), he asked him to withdraw his witness statement in a defamation lawsuit rela­ting to the failed extradition involving Section 34 applicants Steve Ferguson and Ishwar Galbaransingh in exchange for him being selected for the job .

Stranded man granted British visa

Stranded man granted British visa

(Jamaica Observer) - Lloyd Bogle’s anxious wait for a British visa ended on Friday when the 64-year-old man, who was stranded in Jamaica for the past three months, got a call from the British High Commission .

Jamaican fraudster to be extradited to US from Turks and Caicos

Jamaican fraudster to be extradited to US from Turks and Caicos

(Jamaica Gleaner) Convicted fraudster, David Smith, has been arrested by Turks and Caicos police on a provisional warrant to be extradited to the United States to continue a prison sentence .

Another big blow to Arawak Cement Company

(Barbados Nation) THE ARAWAK CEMENT Company has been dealt another blow .

Senior US diplomat ruffles Cuba by meeting dissidents

Senior US diplomat ruffles Cuba by meeting dissidents

HAVANA (Reuters) - A senior US diplomat in Cuba for negotiations with Havana on restoring long-frozen diplomatic relations met a group of dissidents yesterday, seeking to underline Washington’s concern over human rights but irritating the island’s communist government .

UWI lecturers reach agreement with admin, says Karim

(Trinidad Guardian) - Minister of Tertiary Education Fazal Karim announced a new agreement between the lecturers and managers of the University of the West Indies (UWI) St Augustine Campus .

Haiti picks election council to get back on democratic path

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti yesterday installed a Provisional Electoral Council in a key step toward averting a constitutional crisis after weeks of protests and political uncertainty .

Robbers target food delivery trucks in shortage-hit Venezuela

SAN CRISTOBAL/CARACAS (Reuters) - Robbers and looters are targeting trucks carrying food across Venezuela in another sign of worsening shortages that have turned basics like flour and chicken into coveted booty .

Lecturers, students storm office of UWI Principal

(Trinidad Express) THE UNIVERSITY of the West Indies (UWI) lecturers were joined yesterday by non-academic staff of the St Augustine campus as both groups stormed the office of principal Cle­ment Sankat, demanding answers about their respective money issues .

Spies, lies and death: plot thickens in Argentine scandal

Spies, lies and death: plot thickens in Argentine scandal

BUENOS AIRES, (Reuters) - Alberto Nisman was working hard preparing for a congressional hearing on his claim that Argentina’s president tried to whitewash Iran’s involvement in a bombing attack that killed 85 people, a make-or-break day in his career as prosecutor .

Buju loses appeal for new trial

Buju loses appeal for new trial

(Jamaica Gleaner) The US Court of Appeal has dismissed Buju Banton’s request for a new trial .

Argentina's Fernandez says prosecutor's death was not suicide

Argentina’s Fernandez says prosecutor’s death was not suicide

BUENOS AIRES, (Reuters) - The death of a prosecutor investigating the bombing of a Jewish community center was not a suicide, as was initially reported, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said today .

T&T cops seeking man in murder of two women

T&T cops seeking man in murder of two women

(Trinidad Express) Police believe a man named Azad Ali can help them with information that can solve the murders of Salma Chadee in Caroni and Sherlene Mahangoo-Charles in Ste Madeleine .

Jamaica Parliament to vote on CCJ on April 28

(Jamaica Gleaner) All 63 members of parliament will cast a critical vote on April 28 - the three-month period given to legislators to support or reject the three bills to make the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Jamaica’s final appellate court .

T&T failing in laundering convictions

(Trinidad Guardian) T&T has already failed at least one recommendation of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on money laundering, having had no convictions for the crime despite passing stringent laws last year .

UWI students protest refusal by lecturers to hand out grades

UWI students protest refusal by lecturers to hand out grades

(Trinidad Express) Students of the University of the West Indies yesterday morning locked down the St Augustine Campus .

Bajan cops in uproar over dress code

(Barbados Nation) A dress code that bans police officers from wearing dreadlocks, twists, beards, make-up, extreme hair colour or getting visible tattoos is causing an uproar in the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) .

Stranded in Jamaica after living in UK for 54 years

Stranded in Jamaica after living in UK for 54 years

(Jamaica Observer) LLOYD Bogle is living a nightmare .

IDB withdraws loan for Barbados Four Seasons

(Barbados Nation) The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has withdrawn its support of the controversial Four Seasons Project, cancelling US$160 million in loans it committed to the venture more than two years ago .

Guatemala ex-police chief found guilty of Spanish embassy attack

GUATEMALA CITY, (Reuters) - A Guatemalan court on Monday found Pedro Garcia Arredondo, a former police chief, guilty of ordering the 1980 attack on the Spanish embassy in Guatemala City in which 37 people died, sentencing him to 40 years in prison .

TCL Credit Union manager on TT$50m fraud charge

TCL Credit Union manager on TT$50m fraud charge

(Trinidad Guardian) A manager at Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL) Employees’ Credit Union was denied bail when he appeared in court on Monday to answer a TT$50 million fraud charge .

IDB withdraws loan for Barbados Four Seasons

(Barbados Nation) The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has withdrawn its support of the controversial Four Seasons Project, cancelling US$160 million in loans it committed to the venture more than two years ago .

US to seek end to travel curbs, set up embassy in Cuba talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will urge Cuba to lift travel restrictions on US diplomats and agree to establish US and Cuban embassies in historic talks in Havana this week aimed at restoring relations, a senior State Department official said yesterday .

Haiti minister at UN asks world to support new government

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Haiti’s foreign minister yesterday asked the UN Security Council and the rest of the world to continue supporting the impoverished Caribbean nation after President Michel Martelly named a new cabinet to end street protests .

El Salvador president returns to Cuba for medical treatment

El Salvador president returns to Cuba for medical treatment

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren has travelled to Cuba for a third time to receive medical treatment, an official said yesterday .

Man in wheelchair sought over murder of  T&T girl

Man in wheelchair sought over murder of T&T girl

(Trinidad Express) A manhunt has been launched by officers of the Police Service for a wheelchair-bound man who was said to be the main suspect in the murder of 19-year-old Salma Chadee on Saturday night .

12 sex charges for Tobago cop

(Trinidad Express) A Tobago police officer will appear before a Scarborough magistrate tomorrow, charged with having sexual intercourse with a minor .

St Kitts dissolves Parliament

(Barbados Nation) BASSETERRE – Prime Minis-ter Dr Denzil Douglas on Friday announced that he had advised the Governor General to dissolve the Parliament with immediate effect .

Mavado says former  colleague behind attacks

Mavado says former colleague behind attacks

(Jamaica Observer) - Dancehall artiste Mavado has responded to a recent petition to have him deported from the United States .

New York Governor Cuomo to lead trade mission to Cuba -WSJ

(Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is planning to lead one of the first trade missions to Cuba since the Obama administration loosened travel and trade restrictions on the Communist-ruled Caribbean island, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday .

St Kitts dissolves Parliament

(Barbados Nation) BASSETERRE – Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas yesterday announced that he had advised the Governor General to dissolve the Parliament with immediate effect .

Haiti president to announce consensus government

PORT-AU-PRINCE, (Reuters) - Haitian President Michel Martelly announced plans yesterday to form a consensus government within the next 48 hours in a bid to rescue the impoverished Caribbean nation from a looming political crisis .

T&T High Court admits error in emailgate case

(Trinidad Express) The High Court erred in the matter of the emailgate lawsuit .

Antigua’s Commissioner of  Police suspended

Antigua’s Commissioner of Police suspended

(Jamaica Gleaner) Antigua’s Commissioner of Police, Vere Browne, has been sent on suspension .

Brazil power rates may jump 60 pct on drought, subsidies -source

BRASILIA, (Reuters) - Brazilian electricity rates could rise as much as 60 percent in 2015 in order to cover the higher cost of power and to pay for subsidies for system expansion, low-income consumers and remote communities, a government source told Reuters on Friday .

T&T AG claims court ruled against Rowley in emailgate scandal

(Trinidad Express) Attorney General Anand Ramlogan said yesterday a legal victory was scored against Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley for what he said was his failure to file a defence in a defamation case against him, involving the allegations made in the emailgate fiasco .



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