Regional News

Woman took guns to prison

(Trinidad & Tobago’s Newsday) – A woman dressed in Muslim clothing, who was given a special visit to one of the escapees at the Port of Spain Prison at mid-morning on Friday, has been identified as the person who allegedly smuggled two pistols and a hand grenade into the prison without being detected.

Kick ‘em Jenny acting up

-orange alert issued for submarine volcano


Kick ‘em Jenny, an active submarine volcano approximately 8km off the north coast of Grenada has triggered an orange alert level in parts of the Caribbean after significant seismic activity.

Abu Bakr released without charge

(Trinidad Guardian) Two Muslim leaders were released from the Central Police Station, Port-of-Spain early yesterday afternoon. Imam Yasin Abu Bakr and Imam Hassan Ali were released without charge on July 22, after being held there for three days.

FATCA takes effect next month in Jamaica

(Jamaica Gleaner) Effective August 17, financial institutions in Jamaica will be required to transmit relevant financial information to Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) – the competent authority – on persons who reside permanently in the United States (US) or persons who earn a substantial amount of their income from or within the United States.

Abu Bakr spends second night in custody

(Trinidad Express) Insurrectionist Yasin Abu Bakr and eight other members of the Jamaat-al-Muslimeen spent a second night under police guard at various police stations throughout the country last night as investigators continue their enquiries into the murder of senior counsel Dana Seetahal.