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Report slams senior T&T cops over `total policing’

Report slams senior T&T cops over `total policing’

(Trinidad Express) In an unprecedented action which could lead to the humiliation of the top office holder in the Police Service, the report on the March 23 day of “total policing” has called for the acting Commissioner of Police and the three deputy Commissioners to formally apologise to the nation .

Three boys, man shot dead in Jamaica

Three boys, man shot dead in Jamaica

(Jamaica Gleaner) Three students and a 35-year-old Clarendon man were on Wednesday night shot dead in the Monymusk Housing Scheme, Hayes in the parish .

Caribbean Court of Justice celebrates tenth anniversary

(Trinidad Express) The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has said that over the past ten years 160 matters have been filed and 140 disposed in its appellate jurisdiction .

Brazil’s Rousseff under pressure after party treasurer jailed

Brazil’s Rousseff under pressure after party treasurer jailed

CURITIBA, Brazil, (Reuters) - Brazilian police yesterday arrested the treasurer of the ruling Workers’ Party Joao Vaccari, moving an investigation of rampant corruption at state-run oil company Petrobras closer to President Dilma Rousseff’s inner circle .

Jamaica to sign US$5-billion Logistics Hub MOU Monday

(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica — On Monday, the Government will sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Krauck Systems and Anchor Financial Group LLC, for the development of projects in Jamaica related to the Global Logistics Hub .

T&T cracking down on CD pirates

(Trinidad Express) People who trade in pirated CDs and DVDs could now find themselves charged under the Trademarks Bill, as well as for copyright infringements under the Copyright Act .

Food For the Poor completes  50 Jamaica schools

Food For the Poor completes 50 Jamaica schools

(Jamaica Observer) Food For the Poor (FFP) Jamaica has delivered on its promise to complete 50 schools in observance of Jamaica’s golden anniversary of Independence, 18 months sooner than was planned .

CAL baggage restrictions in force from today

(Jamaica Gleaner) As of today, all passengers traveling on Caribbean Airlines will only be allowed one free carry-on and one free checked bag .

Former Atlanta educators sentenced to up to seven years in prison

ATLANTA, (Reuters) - Eight former Atlanta public school educators were ordered yesterday to serve between one and seven years in prison, a stiff punishment for their convictions on racketeering charges in one of the nation’s largest test-cheating scandals .

Brazil probe of Petrobras seen spurring positive business agenda

SAO PAULO, (Reuters) - A corruption probe at Brazil’s state-run oil company Petrobras is likely to promote less government intervention and more transparency, economists and analysts said yesterday .

Missing luxury chair mysteriously shows up

Missing luxury chair mysteriously shows up

(Trinidad Express) The missing luxurious $26,558 .

Electrocuted snake shuts down water supply to thousands of Trinis

(Trinidad Express) A snake that slithered into the compound WASA's water treatment plant in North Oropouche triggered a series of events that knocked out the water supply to thousands of people along the east-west corridor and as far south as Manzanilla .

History now made, US and Cuba face bumpy road ahead

History now made, US and Cuba face bumpy road ahead

PANAMA CITY, (Reuters) - Cuba and the United States just made history .

Obama says Brazil’s Rousseff to visit United States in late June

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - US President Barack Obama said yesterday that Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff will visit Washington on June 30, raising hopes of closer ties that could increase trade between the two biggest economies in the Americas .

Inside the new Jamaica US$510m port concession agreement

Inside the new Jamaica US$510m port concession agreement

(Jamaica Gleaner) The Port Authority of Jamaica will receive an upfront payment of US$75 million equivalent to the value of the equipment at Kingston Container Terminal (KCT), which are to be handed over to the new concessionaire Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited for operation .

Obama announces US$70m youth initiative

(Jamaica Gleaner) Young leaders from across Jamaica and the Caribbean were elated at United States President Barack Obama’s announced US$70 million investment in their development – through education, training and employment – revealed on Thursday at the youth leaders town hall held in the Assembly Hall at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus .

T&T PM discusses terrorism threat

(Trinidad Express) Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, has said she is very concerned about the threat of terrorism, not only for her country, but for the entire Caribbean region .

Obama touts clean energy in bid to restore US leadership in Caribbean

Obama touts clean energy in bid to restore US leadership in Caribbean

KINGSTON, (Reuters) - President Barack Obama yesterday unveiled a major clean energy partnership at a Caribbean summit where he sought to reassert U .

Rape remark minister blames the media

Rape remark minister blames the media

(Trinidad Express) In her ‘apology’ to the Parliament yesterday in the wake of the furore over her ‘rape’ remarks, Minister Vernella Alleyne-Toppin placed the blame on “ media reports” of her controversial statements, rather than on the statements themselves .

In T&T: Chinese proprietor gunned down in broad daylight

(Trinidad Express) Shoppers went scampering for safety yesterday afternoon when the proprietor of a business place, along Southern Main Road, Curepe, was gunned down in broad daylight .

Two Cubans struggle to win election as opposition candidates

Two Cubans struggle to win election as opposition candidates

HAVANA, (Reuters) - In a rare challenge to Cuba’s political system from within, two government opponents are on the ballot for upcoming elections, only to find that officials have altered their biographies to portray them as dangers to the revolution .

Jamaica vendors furious about stalls being demolished in Obama clean-up

(Jamaica Observer) Preparations for this week's visit of US President Barack Obama have triggered anger among street vendors in sections of the capital city as their stalls have been destroyed .

12 police officers get bail over ‘Pouring hot water on detained suspect’

(Trinidad Express)  THE 12 police officers allegedly involved in pouring hot water on a detained suspect at the Sangre Grande Police Station in late February, and who were arrested by officers of the Professional Standards Bureau last Sunday, were granted station bail on Friday night .

12 Cops in hot water

...charged with burning suspect in police station

(Trinidad Express) The 12 police officers allegedly involved in pouring hot water on a detained suspect at Sangre Grande Police Station in late February, and arrested by officers of the Professional Standards Bureau, last Sunday were charged last night following instructions issued by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), according to reliable police sources .

Fidel Castro appears in public for first time in over a year

Fidel Castro appears in public for first time in over a year

HAVANA (Reuters) - Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, 88, appeared in public “full of vitality” for the first time in more than a year on Monday, greeting a delegation of Venezuelans, official media reported yesterday .

Why Brazil has a big appetite for banned pesticides

LIMOEIRO DO NORTE, Brazil (Reuters) - The farmers of Brazil have become the world’s top exporters of sugar, orange juice, coffee, beef, poultry and soybeans .

Twelve T&T cops in not water

(Trinidad Express) THE 12 police officers allegedly involved in pouring hot water on a detained suspect at Sangre Grande Police Station in late February, and arrested by officers of the Professional Standards Bureau, last Sunday were charged last night following instructions issued by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), according to reliable police sources .

Company to export fresh water from Suriname

(De Ware Tijd) PARAMARIBO—The Swiss based Amazone Resources has been granted a concession for 40 years to export fresh water .

Venezuelan ‘resistance’ movement struggles to bruise Maduro

Venezuelan ‘resistance’ movement struggles to bruise Maduro

VALENCIA/MERIDA, Venezuela, (Reuters) - Housewives stash bottles and fuel for Molotov cocktails .

T&T AG: Illegal guns  used in 72% murders

T&T AG: Illegal guns used in 72% murders

(Trinidad Express) Illegal firearms account for 72 per cent of murders in Trinidad and Tobago compared with 2 .

Cable and Wireless closes Columbus deal

(Jamaica Gleaner) Grace Silvera, group director of communications and culture at Cable & Wireless Communications Plc (CWC), said Tuesday that while “certain regulatory requirements are still outstanding” in some markets, the company will press ahead with the merger of Columbus’ operations .

Caribbean tax haven resists UK pressure for company register

LONDON, (Reuters) - The government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) said it has no plans to establish a central register of true company owners, despite pressure from Britain to adopt the anti-money laundering and tax evasion measure .

Fears of sickout after CAL talks collapse

(Trinidad Express) Talks between Caribbean Airlines (CAL) and the Trinidad and Tobago Airline Pilots Association (TTALPA) have broken down and it’s pos­sible there may be sick-out action by pilots over the long Eas­ter weekend .

Jamaica cops seize rocket launcher, other weapons

Jamaica cops seize rocket launcher, other weapons

(Jamaica Observer) FALMOUTH, Trelawny -- The Trelawny police have taken two men into custody in connection with the recovery of 11 illegal firearms, a rocket launcher and more than 300 rounds of assorted ammunition which were hidden in a barrel being transported by a pickup yesterday .

Only PM can fire rape  controversy minister – Bharath

Only PM can fire rape controversy minister – Bharath

(Trinidad Express) Rape statements under the protection of parliamentary privilege and the public outcry which followed it are not enough to remove Minister of State in the Ministry of the People and Social Development Vernella Alleyne-Toppin from her post .

T&T judge cleared of misconduct claims

T&T judge cleared of misconduct claims

(Trinidad Express) High Court judge Justice Carla Brown-Antoine has been cleared of alleged misconduct by the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC) .

‘No truth to rape talk’ – mother of Rowley’s son says

‘No truth to rape talk’ – mother of Rowley’s son says

(Trinidad Guardian) Roselyn Alleyne, the mother of People’s National Movement leader Dr Keith Rowley’s son, Garth, is claiming that an unnamed operative, in cahoots with Minister of the People Vernella Alleyne-Toppin, attempted to get her to confess that she was raped by Rowley 46 years ago .



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