(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 .
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 .
(Trinidad Guardian) There is a prediction that Petrocaribe will be discontinued by the Venezue-lan government in the near future .
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 .
(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 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 .
(Trinidad Guardian) There is a prediction that Petrocaribe will be discontinued by the Venezuelan government in the near future .
(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 .
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 .
(Trinidad Express) Martial arts instructor Anthony Charles was yesterday denied bail on sex charges against three teenage boys .
(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 .
(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 .
(Jamaica Gleaner) Alcoa is selling its 55 per cent interest in the Jamalco refinery to Noble Group Limited, the parties announced yesterday morning .
(Jamaica Gleaner) The leader of the Trinidadian muslim group Jamaat Al Muslimeen, Yasin Abu Bakr, has been denied entry into Jamaica .
(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 .
(Trinidad Express) Trinidad and Tobago has the capacity to deal with an Ebola outbreak .
(Trinidad Express) Illegal immigrants can have positive and negative impacts on the country’s economy, heads of local business groups have said .
(Jamaica Observer) Threats were on Monday issued at China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) officials less than 24 hours after four men transporting a J$2-million payroll for workers on the Linstead to Moneague leg of Highway 2000 were murdered and robbed by gunmen .
(Trinidad Express) Chairman of the Massy Group Robert Bermudez says despite the country’s wealth, many people are joining the ranks of the underclass .
(Trinidad Express) The West Indian Tobacco Company (Witco) has increased the cost of its cigarettes for yet another year .
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, (Reuters) - Hurricane Gonzalo strengthened as it swirled in the northern Caribbean toward the British Virgin Islands overnight, the U .
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Under pressure in Brazil’s closest election race in decades, President Dilma Rousseff is centreing her campaign around a familiar bogeyman - an 83-year-old former president associated with a more turbulent, elitist era .
(Jamaica Observer) FOUR men transporting a J$2-million payroll for workers on the Chinese-constructed Linstead to Moneague Leg of the North/South link of Highway 2000 were brutally murdered yesterday in a daring daylight robbery in the community, of Bowers Wood on the outskirts of Bog Walk in St Catherine .
(Trinidad Express) A million-dollar insurance policy for doctors, nurses and members of the Ebola response team has been proposed for consideration .
(Trinidad Express) Eleven months ago, 29-year-old Shane Crawford sold his valuables—a van and a big screen TV— to make up money for the airfare to go to war-torn Syria .
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti’s former dictator, Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, was laid to rest yesterday, marking the end of a political dynasty notorious for its corruption and abuse of human rights .
SAO PAULO, (Reuters) - Brazil's health ministry said today a man under observation for a possible case of Ebola has tested negative for the disease .
(Trinidad Express) There are 19,000 illegal Jamaicans living in Trinidad and Tobago who are feeding off State resources and causing this country to lose over TT$1 billion in revenue annually, according to National Security Minister Gary Griffith .
(Trinidad Express) The distraught cries of a father and his sister echoed throughout the Forensic Science Centre in St James yesterday, after they identified the bullet-riddled body of 17-year-old Nickosi Trim, who was shot to death in Laventille just hours before .
(Trinidad Guardian) Dr Asante Van West‐Charles‐Le Blanc, the doctor of leader of the Highway Re-Route Movement (HRM) Dr Wayne Kublalsingh, has withdrawn her services with immediate effect, saying it was too difficult to witness the environmentalist waste away .
(Trinidad Express) Amid information that Jason Nero, 30, was the suspect behind the murder of his 52-year-old mother, Patricia Spinks, last week, the two were buried together following a joint funeral service in Longdenville yesterday .
(Barbados) A Guyanese national was expected to appear in the District “B” Magistrates’ Court today on four drug charges .
PORT-AU-PRINCE, (Reuters) - The life of Haiti’s former dictator, Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, will be celebrated at a private Mass tomorrow, his lawyer said, ending speculation about government plans for an official state funeral .
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, (Reuters) - The former premier of the Cayman Islands, McKeeva Bush, was found not guilty on charges of corruption by a local jury yesterday, a court official confirmed .
(Trinidad Express) Head of the Organisation of American States (OAS) José Miguel Insulza has offered assistance to T&T to tackle campaign financing .
CARACAS, (Reuters) - The socialist movement built by Venezuela’s former president Hugo Chavez risks imploding if corruption, inefficiency and an economic crisis are not tamed, a dissenting faction of the ruling Socialist Party says .
HAVANA, (Reuters) - Cuba has received no indication the Obama administration might change U .