WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is “deeply disappointed” the Netherlands released a former Venezuelan military intelligence chief detained over US drug trafficking allegations, and is “disturbed” at reports indicating Caracas used threats to obtain his freedom, the State Department said yesterday .
(Trinidad Express) The former acting registrar at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is calling on Caricom heads of government to investigate and fix the problems at the regional court .
CARACAS, (Reuters) - A former Venezuelan military intelligence head detained on the Caribbean island of Aruba over U .
MIAMI, (Reuters) - Morgan Wienberg, a slight 22-year-old from Canada, was only 18 when she joined the wave of volunteers who flew to Haiti to help out after the catastrophic earthquake in 2010 .
(Trinidad Express) He was paid TT$34 million from LifeSport but did no work .
DAKAR, (Reuters) - The wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister was kidnapped and at least three people killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants on the vice prime minister's home in the northern town of Kolofata on Sunday, Cameroon's information minister and government spokesman told Reuters .
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s ruling Socialist Party began a six-day congress yesterday with President Nicolas Maduro seeking to quieten hardliners who believe the state is failing to stem corruption or fix the economy .
(Trinidad Express) LifeSport, the brainchild and baby of Sport Minister Anil Roberts, has been laid to rest .
(Barbados Nation) Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur handed in his resignation to the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) yesterday, but will be serving out the rest of his parliamentary term as an independent representative .
(Trinidad Express) President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Sir Dennis Byron breached procedure when he suspended the Court’s financial comptroller last month, a disciplinary tribunal ruled on Tuesday .
(Trinidad Express) The audit into the LifeSport programme has unearthed enough evidence to warrant a probe by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) .
CARACAS/MIAMI, (Reuters) - Venezuela’s former military intelligence chief, accused of involvement in drug trafficking by the United States, was arrested on a Caribbean island while on diplomatic business, the South American country said in a sternly worded statement yesterday .
(Trinidad Express) Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard has advised that former tourism minister Chandresh Sharma not be charged in a matter involving a complaint by his former girlfriend, Sacha Singh, that he had assaulted her .
(Reuters) - Momentum is building toward a deal that would make painful losses inevitable for investors holding about $20 billion in bonds issued by Puerto Rico’s highway, water and electricity authorities even as some big U .
(Reuters) - The second tropical depression of the Atlantic hurricane season is expected to approach the Leewards and Windwards tonight, the U .
CARACAS, (Reuters) - Venezuelan soldiers and officials began moving hundreds of families yesterday out of a half-built 45-story skyscraper that dominates the Caracas skyline and is thought to be the world’s tallest slum .
KUALA LUMPUR, (Reuters) - As Western leaders increasingly pointed the finger of blame at pro-Russian separatists, and Moscow itself, over the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine, the government in Kuala Lumpur said little .
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba has prosecuted and is likely to send Canadian businessman Cy Tokmakjian to prison after he denounced corruption in the Havana government’s awarding of contracts, his company said yesterday .
(Trinidad Express) -A judge at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), accused by his driver of attempting to sell two complimentary tickets to a Carnival event, has been given an additional allowance to privately hire a driver of his choosing .
MADRID (Reuters) - Police in the Spanish region of Alicante said yesterday they had arrested a 40-year-old man who they identified as the head of the military wing of a violent Colombian drug cartel and one of Colombia’s most wanted criminals .
(Jamaica Observer) BILLED as The Greatest Show On Earth', the 2014 World Cup, which kicked off June 12 with host nation Brazil facing European rivals Croatia, kept Jamaican criminals so busy that murders dropped by 70, or 12 per cent during the month-long soccer fiesta .
PARAMARIBO — Fishermen who lack the Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) will not be eligible for a license .
(Trinidad Express) The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is being asked to determine whether 22 criminal charges should be laid against Harry Harnarine for fraud and larceny during his tenure as president of the Hindu Credit Union (HCU) .
(Jamaica Gleaner) Three children died in an early morning fire which destroyed their home in Negril, Westmoreland yesterday .
HAVANA, (Reuters) - Former Cuban President Fidel Castro blamed the “warmonger” government of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for shooting down a Malay-sian airliner with 298 people on board over eastern Ukraine .
BRASILIA, (Reuters) - China and Brazil sealed their expanding commercial partnership yesterday with a $5 billion credit line for Brazilian miner Vale and the purchase of 60 passenger jets from Brazilian planemaker Embraer .
(Trinidad Guardian) Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams is condemning soldiers going out on patrols and carrying out operations on their own .
(Trinidad Express) Six police officers who appeared in court on Wednesday charged with setting fire to a teenager were granted a total of TT$300,000 bail by a San Fernando magistrate .
(Trinidad Express) Five leaders of Islamic organisations have called on Opposition Senator Faris Al-Rawi to provide proof that he is a descendant of the Holy Prophet Muhammad .
(Jamaica Gleaner) Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has come out swinging against the United States, declaring that nation lacks the moral authority to cite human-rights abuses as reasons to withdraw support to the Jamaican security forces .
(Trinidad Guardian) If brothels and drug blocks did not have police protection, they could not flourish, Attorney General Anand Ramlogan said yesterday .
(Trinidad Express) Six police officers who appeared in court yesterday charged with setting fire to a teenager were granted a total of TT$300,000 bail by a San Fernando magistrate .
The Caribbean Media Corporation is reporting that two people were killed and others injured in a drive-by shooting late Tuesday at the Curacao international airport .
(Trinidad Express) Government makes no apologies whatsoever for taking the position that all deportees, all law enforcement officers and all private security officers must be subjected to mandatory DNA testing .
(Jamaica Gleaner) July 15, was a morning of trauma for the staff and patients of the male surgical ward at the Mandeville Regional Hospital in Manchester .
RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) - A Brazilian rest home for the elderly believes it may be home to the world’s oldest person, a former agricultural labourer born in a runaway slave community, who is identified in documents stating he was born 126 years ago at a time when Brazil still had an emperor .
(Trinidad Express) High Court judge Justice Frank Seepersad has delivered a landmark ruling supporting transparency in actions of the State in the expenditure of public funds .