(Trinidad Guardian) With both Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and National Security Minister Edmund Dillon upping the pressure on the police service to bring rising crime, in particular murders, under control over the last 24 hours, the T&T Guardian yesterday posed several questions to the divisional heads on the issue.
SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – Federal police in Brazil urged prosecutors on Friday to bring corruption charges against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his wife, Marisa, according to police documents seen by Reuters.
CARACAS/HOUSTON, (Reuters) – Venezuela’s state oil company, PDVSA, has relaunched a large tender for the drilling of 600 oil wells in the world’s largest crude reserves, sources with knowledge of the tender said this week, after a similar project collapsed last year amid concerns about transparency and political favouritism.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – The Senate impeachment trial of suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff descended into a shouting match between her political supporters and opponents during its second day yesterday, forcing a two-hour halt in the proceedings.
BERLIN, (Reuters) – Paul Wolfowitz, a Republican adviser to former U.S. President George W. Bush, plans to vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the November presidential election despite his “serious reservations”, Der Spiegel magazine reported yesterday.
(Trinidad Express) Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says the Government is doing all in its power to curb crime.
Addressing yesterday’s post-Cabinet press conference in Port of Spain, Dr Rowley said he had heard the cries of the population and acknowledged that criminal activity was on the increase.
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, (Reuters) – A Chinese-Mexican businessman accused of drug trafficking could be handed over by U.S. authorities to Mexican authorities as early as next week as he has nearly exhausted his legal options, ending a years-long extradition battle, his lawyer told Reuters.
(Trinidad Guardian) The Ministry of Health has teamed up with several local and regional stakeholders to develop new response to the Zika virus as it threatens the tourism industry and sparks panic among pregnant women as medical studies are linking potential serious birth defects to newborn babies.
TAMPA, Fla., (Reuters) – The captain of the doomed El Faro cargo ship sounded an alarm for his crew to abandon the vessel shortly before it sank last fall in a hurricane near the Bahamas, killing all 33 onboard, the U.S.
(Trinidad Guardian) Two business communities are calling National Security Minister Edmund Dillon to fix crime in T&T first before sitting with ministers from across the region to deal with the matter.
HOUSTON, (Reuters) – The promise that some oil traders and brokers saw for an expanded Panama Canal to become a new route for large tankers will take longer to realize than expected because many ships must first undergo inconvenient retrofits to transit through the new locks, shipping industry experts said.
(Trinidad Express) An appeal is being made by the police and the family of murdered nine year old Cyon Paul for the people who witnessed the gun play that resulted in the child’s death last Friday, to come forward and not allow the case to go cold and unsolved.
BUENOS AIRES, (Reuters) – Thousands of Argentines stood in line for free fruit next to the Casa Rosada presidential palace yesterday, while growers handed out 10,000 kilos of produce as a way of protesting price distortions and double-digit inflation they say crushes profits.
(Trinidad Guardian) A video depicting known gang leaders, some of whom are in currently in jail, is engaging the attention of Criminal Gang and Intelligence Unit (CGIU) and the Strategic Services Agency — this country’s main surveillance unit, as they gather information on suspected criminals.