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T&T municipality levied upon over debt, vehicles seized

T&T municipality levied upon over debt, vehicles seized

(Trinidad Express) As People’s National Movement political leader Keith Rowley celebrated his 64th birthday yesterday, the PNM-held Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation was levie­d upon for failure to pay a debt amounting to about TT$2 million .

As Cuban economy stagnates, economists press for deeper reforms

HAVANA, (Reuters) - Some of Cuba’s best-known economists are openly questioning the very core of the Soviet-style command economy and saying market reforms under way are too modest to boost weak growth .

Another Trini discovered fighting in Syria for ISIS

(Trinidad Express) Another Trinidadian has been unmasked fighting in Syria for the militant movement Islamic State (ISIS) .

IMF warns Caribbean of PetroCaribe change amidst low oil prices

(Jamaica Observer) Montego Bay, St James — JAMAICA and the Caribbean need to prepare stress tests that include the halt of the PetroCaribe oil arrangement with Venezuela, said the International Monetary Fund (IMF) .

In T&T: Gunman escapes after killing woman, brother

In T&T: Gunman escapes after killing woman, brother

(Trinidad Express) A CHAGUANAS woman and her brother were shot dead yesterday afternoon by a close male friend of the woman after he had allegedly threatened to kill her that morning .

Wife’s dress: President threatens to sue radio talk-show host for defamation

(Trinidad Express) - In an unprecedented move, the Office of the President has joined with the wife of the President, Reema Carmona, in threatening legal action against comedienne and talk-show host Rachel Price for “offensive” utterances made about Mrs Carmona’s attire .

Ramnarine: Ebola protest a dynamic case

(Trinidad Guardian) - This country will be sourcing crude oil supplies from Colombia and Russia after Petrotrin workers refused to berth a tanker that arrived in T&T waters on October 18 from Gabon due to concerns over the Ebola virus .

Venezuela seizes warehouses packed with medical goods, food

CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro’s government said yesterday it had taken over warehouses around Venezuela crammed with medical goods and food that “bourgeois criminals” were hoarding for speculation and contraband .

Wife’s dress: T&T President threatens to sue radio talk-show host for defamation

Wife’s dress: T&T President threatens to sue radio talk-show host for defamation

(Trinidad Express) In an unprecedented move, the Office of the President has joined with the wife of the President, Reema Carmona, in threatening legal action against comedienne and talk-show host Rachel Price for “offensive” utterances made about Mrs Carmona’s attire .

In T&T: 22,085 living with HIV

(Trinidad Express) An estimated 22,085 people in Trinidad and Tobago are living with HIV, according to UNAIDS Strategic Intervention Adviser Dr Miriam Chipimo .

Venezuela says to avoid costly foreign borrowing

CARACAS, (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro said yesterday that the South American OPEC member would avoid more borrowing on international markets because of rising costs as a result of worsening credit risk perceptions .

Cuban doctors proud to risk lives in mission to halt Ebola

HAVANA, (Reuters) - Cuban doctors and nurses departing for West Africa to combat Ebola consider themselves lucky .

Brazil protects giant swathe of Amazon rainforest

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The Brazilian government said yesterday it has put an environmentally rich area of the Amazon rainforest under federal protection, creating a reserve larger than the U .

Triple murder in Montego Bay

(Jamaica Observer) MONTEGO BAY, St James - Residents of Upper King Street were on edge on Monday night following Sunday evening’s shooting attack which left three members of the community, including an elderly woman, dead .

World must stop Ebola in West Africa or face ‘pandemic’ – Castro

HAVANA, (Reuters) - The world must confront Ebola in West Africa to prevent what could become one of the worst pandemics in human history, Cuban President Raul Castro told his closest allies yesterday .

Farrakhan says Jamaica has let national heroes down

(Jamaica Observer) Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan on Sunday criticised Jamaican governments over the years for not adequately building on efforts made by the country’s late national heroes to create an independent Jamaica .

T&T denies entry to Nigeria woman over Ebola

(Trinidad Express) IN what can be described as the first person to be banned from Trinidad and Tobago following new rules implemented last week as the country responds to the current Ebola threat, a Nigerian woman was turned away when she landed at Piarco International Airport on Friday .

Three-month amnesty likely for illegals in T&T

Three-month amnesty likely for illegals in T&T

(Trinidad Express) A crackdown on illegal immigrants is coming in one month’s time .

‘Trinidad not much different from Guyana: hard there, hard here’-vendor

(Trinidad Express) Trinidad is no bed of roses .

New high-tech device to detect T&T contraband

(Trinidad Express) The Customs and Excise Division has stepped up its border security measures with the acquisition of a TT$500,000 hand-held device which can detect drugs and explosives the size of a rice grain .

Three-month amnesty likely for illegals in T&T

(Trinidad Express) A crackdown on illegal immigrants is coming in one month’s time .

Maduro supporters, foes stage rival protests in polarised Venezuela

CARACAS (Reuters) - Red-clad “Chavistas” rallied in central Caracas yesterday to protest the killing of a young ruling party lawmaker, while across town a protest called by the opposition’s new leader failed to attract as big a crowd .

New high-tech device to detect T&T contraband

(Trinidad Express) The Customs and Excise Division has stepped up its border security measures with the acquisition of a TT$500,000 hand-held device which can detect drugs and explosives the size of a rice grain .

Hurricane Gonzalo scores direct hit on Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda, (Reuters) - Hurricane Gonzalo scored a direct hit on Bermuda last evening, knocking out most of the electricity there as it lashed the tiny Atlantic island chain with pounding surf, drenching rains and sustained winds topping 100 miles (161 km) per hour .

Expert predicts Venezuela’s PetroCaribe to end

(Trinidad Guardian) There is a prediction that Petrocaribe will be discontinued by the Venezue-lan government in the near future .

Long-term investors ready to buy Brazil after election

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO, (Reuters) - Long-term foreign investors are growing more optimistic about Brazil no matter who wins this month’s presidential election but they say an opposition victory could unleash a flood of new money .

In T&T: US$60,000 for cameras to fight Ebola

(Trinidad Express) Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Colin Furlonge says it will cost about US$60,000 to purchase thermal cameras to fight the threat of Ebola at the country’s two airports .

Jamaica admits to paying US$36,000 for private plane to send barred T&T Muslim leader home

(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaican Govern-ment has confirmed that it paid US$36,000 for a private plane to take leader of the Jamaat al Muslimeen in Trinidad and Tobago Yasin Abu Bakr back to the twin-island republic Thursday morning .

Experts predict Venezuela’s PetroCaribe to end

(Trinidad Guardian) There is a prediction that Petrocaribe will be discontinued by the Venezuelan government in the near future .

Ship coming from Africa refused entry by T&T over Ebola

(Trinidad Express) As Trinidad and Tobago takes steps to prevent the deadly Ebola from reaching its shores, the United Kingdom registered cargo ship Ocean Discovery was yesterday prevented from docking at the Chaguaramas port .

Oil slide puts Venezuela’s Maduro under pressure for reforms

Oil slide puts Venezuela’s Maduro under pressure for reforms

CARACAS, (Reuters) - The slump in global oil prices has heightened pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to enact politically risky reforms to bolster Venezuela’s weak public finances and its ability to pay down debt .

T&T martial arts instructor accused of molesting three boys

(Trinidad Express) Martial arts instructor Anthony Charles was yesterday denied bail on sex charges against three teenage boys .

PM blanks T&T delegation from attending conference in Africa over Ebola

(Trinidad Express) The Kamla Persad-Bissessar-led Cabinet, out of an abundance of caution and acting on advice from Health Ministry officials, vetoed a trip by a Trini­dad and Tobago delegation to attend the annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference which took place in Cameroon, Africa .

Chik-V seen as costing Jamaica billions in lost productivity

(Jamaica Gleaner) The Private Sec-tor Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is estimating that about 13 million man hours may have been lost to the chikungunya epidemic, potentially resulting in economic losses of more than J$6 billion as workers stay off the job while recovering .

Alcoa selling 55% of Jamaica refinery to Noble Group

 (Jamaica Gleaner) Alcoa is selling its 55 per cent interest in the Jamalco refinery to Noble Group Limited, the parties announced yesterday morning .

T&T Muslimeen leader denied entry to Jamaica

T&T Muslimeen leader denied entry to Jamaica

 (Jamaica Gleaner) The leader of the Trinidadian muslim group Jamaat Al Muslimeen, Yasin Abu Bakr, has been denied entry into Jamaica .

T&T invites Jamaica for immigration talks

(Jamaica Gleaner) KINGSTON, Jamaica: Trinidad and Tobago’s National Security Minister Gary Griffith has invited Jamaica’s Foreign Affairs Minister AJ Nicholson to visit Port of Spain for talks on immigration issues between the two countries .



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