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Visa crackdown by UK

Visa crackdown by UK

(Jamaica Gleaner) Despite a series of interventions by local authorities, Jamaicans, including students, applying for visas to enter the United Kingdom are likely to be barred by a Home Office visa clampdown in the United Kingdom .

U.S. denies Cuba resisting release of several prisoners on list

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - A White House official yesterday denied that the Cuban government was resisting freeing some of the 53 people listed for release as part of a thaw in U .

Cuba has released some of 53 ‘political’ prisoners, U.S. says

Cuba has released some of 53 ‘political’ prisoners, U.S. says

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - Cuba has freed some of 53 people the United States regards as political prisoners, as agreed under last month’s U .

T&T Gov’t must account for Christmas gift to churches

- Transparency Watchdog Group

(Trinidad Express) The Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute (TTTI) yesterday called on Government to explain the process by which TT$55 million was given as a gift to Christian Churches during the Christmas of 2014 .

Teens charged with retired Jamaica nurse’s murder

(Jamaica Gleaner) The police have charged two sixteen year old boys in relation to the New Year’s Eve murder of 79-year-old Hyacinth Hayden at her Green Park home in Trelawny .

Cartel cannibalism: Mexico says drug gang members ate human hearts

MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) - A vicious Mexican drug gang forced some members to eat the hearts of murder victims as part of a gruesome initiation rite to root out infiltrators, a government security official said on Tuesday, citing witness testimony .

Venezuelans not ‘lovin’ it’ as McDonald’s fries go scarce

CARACAS, (Reuters) - Venezuelan fast-food lovers are mourning the disappearance of McDonald’s golden staple: the french fry .

T&T businessmen concerned about crime

(Trinidad Express) President of the Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA) Gregory Aboud said yesterday while the National Security Minister seems to have the right intentions, he must admit that the crime situation is getting out of control .

Former National Security Minister Martin Joseph drowns in Tobago

Former National Security Minister Martin Joseph drowns in Tobago

(Trinidad Guardian) - The National Security Ministry is investigating the cause of death of former National Security Minister Martin Joseph, whose body was recovered yesterday from a beach in Tobago .

Officers in court  over assault on  wheelchair-bound man

Officers in court over assault on wheelchair-bound man

(Trinidad Express) - Two Special Reserve Police officers appeared in the San Fernando Magis-trates’ Court yesterday charged with crimes related to the incident at High Street, San Fernando two Saturdays ago involving wheelchair bound hospital patient Robbie Ramcharitar .

Brazil’s new finance chief unveils plan to restore confidence

Brazil’s new finance chief unveils plan to restore confidence

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s government must make difficult budget cuts to improve investor confidence and restore economic growth, the country’s new Finance Minister Joaquim Levy said yesterday .

Former T&T National Security Minister drowns in Tobago

Former T&T National Security Minister drowns in Tobago

(Trinidad Express) Former National Security Minister Martin Joseph, drowned in the waters off Tobago today .

In T&T: 10 murders in 4 days

(Trinidad Express) WITH ten murders being recorded in the first four days of the new year, the Ministry of National Security yesterday escalated the alert state of all law enforcement agencies with immediate effect .

Venezuela’s Maduro to visit China, OPEC nations amid cash crunch

Venezuela’s Maduro to visit China, OPEC nations amid cash crunch

CARACAS, (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said yesterday he will visit China and several unspecified OPEC countries during a week-long tour meant to improve the South American nation’s finances, which have been weakened by tumbling crude prices .

In T&T: 46 killed by cops last year

(Trinidad Express) While many may believe that 2014 was a record year in terms of the number of people killed following altercations with members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS)—with 46 dead following confrontations with officers—it actually was not .

Venezuela’s Maduro would free Lopez if U.S. freed Puerto Rican

Venezuela’s Maduro would free Lopez if U.S. freed Puerto Rican

CARACAS, (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said yesterday he would only seek the release of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez if the United States agreed to release a Puerto Rican nationalist currently held in a U .

In T&T: 46 killed by cops last year

(Trinidad Express) While many may believe that 2014 was a record year in terms of the number of people killed following altercations with members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS)—with 46 dead following confrontations with officers—it actually was not .

Obama’s Cuba opening hits early  obstacles, faces struggle with Congress

Obama’s Cuba opening hits early obstacles, faces struggle with Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Only two-and-a-half weeks after US President Barack Obama announced a historic prisoner exchange and re-establishment of long-broken ties with Cuba, his new policy is encountering obstacles that threaten to flare up when Congress returns next week .

Brazil minister recants minimum-wage plan aimed at cutting budget

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s promise to cut spending during a second term that began Thursday got off to a rocky start, as her new planning minister recanted a pledge to change how the country’s minimum wage is calculated .

Cuba’s Santeria priests hail US detente in New Year forecast

HAVANA (Reuters) - Priests offering New Year’s prophecies from Cuba’s Afro-Cuban religion urged old Cold War foes Havana and Washington to continue rebuilding relations, and forecast that detente would bring economic benefits in 2015 .

Criminal charges for T&T cop in wheelchair incident

(Trinidad Express) DIRECTOR of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard last night gave the green light to offi­cers of the Professional Stan­dards Bureau to lay two criminal charges against the female Special Reserve Police (SRP) officer who was involved in an incident last Saturday that was captured on video, which showed the offi­cer vigorously pushing Robbie Ramcharitar in a wheelchair down High Street, San Fernando, in oncoming traffic .

CAL pilot killed in road accident

(Trinidad Express) A Caribbean Airlines pilot is the country’s first road fatality .

Jamaican 79-year-old retired nurse killed hours before 2014 closed

Jamaican 79-year-old retired nurse killed hours before 2014 closed

(Jamaica Observer) GREEN PARK, Trelawny — The Trelawny police were on Thursday trying to locate the whereabouts of a suspect in connection with the murder of retired nurse Hyacinth Hayden, who was butchered at her home in this usually peaceful community on New Year’s Eve .

Artist Bruguera freed in Cuba after colleagues write in support

Artist Bruguera freed in Cuba after colleagues write in support

HAVANA, (Reuters) - Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera was freed yesterday after three back-to-back detentions in three days, and after more than a thousand artists worldwide signed an open letter to Cuban President Raul Castro calling for her release .

CAL pilot killed in road accident

(Trinidad Express) A Caribbean Airlines pilot is the country’s first road fatality .

Cuba frees dissidents from crackdown condemned by U.S.

HAVANA, (Reuters) - Cuba freed some leading dissidents yesterday after holding them overnight to thwart an unauthorized demonstration in a crackdown that has tested its new detente with the United States .

Man in wheelchair slapped and shoved by cops embarrassed, hurt by incident

Man in wheelchair slapped and shoved by cops embarrassed, hurt by incident

(Trinidad Express) Robbie Ramcharitar, the man in a wheelchair who was seen in a viral video being slapped and his wheelchair shoved down a busy High Street by two police officers in San Fernando, said yesterday he was hurt and embarrassed by the public beating which has been seen by thousands of people .

Recession-hit Venezuela vows New Year reforms, foes scoff

CARACAS, (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro vowed yesterday to reform Venezuela’s Byzantine currency controls in early 2015 as part of a six-month plan to shake Venezuela out of recession, but foes accused him of incompetence and inaction .

Political accord in Haiti seeks to avert crisis

Political accord in Haiti seeks to avert crisis

PORT-AU-PRINCE, (Reuters) - The president of Haiti and heads of the country’s two houses of parliament reached a tentative agreement on Monday to avert a political crisis that has sparked nationwide protests .

T&T cop caught on camera abusing disabled man in wheelchair

T&T cop caught on camera abusing disabled man in wheelchair

(Trinidad Express) A video has emerged on Facebook showing a policeman slapping a man in a wheelchair, and a policewoman pushing his wheelchair downhill along a busy street .

T&T cop caught on camera abusing disabled man in wheelchair

T&T cop caught on camera abusing disabled man in wheelchair

(Trinidad Express) A video has emerged on Facebook showing a policeman slapping a man in a wheelchair, and a policewoman pushing his wheelchair downhill along a busy street .

Argentina’s president suspends Vatican trip after fracturing ankle

Argentina’s president suspends Vatican trip after fracturing ankle

BUENOS AIRES (Reu-ters) - Argentinian Presi-dent Cristina Fernandez has cancelled a trip to the Vatican in January and suspended official events next month after fracturing her ankle during the Christmas holiday period, the government said yesterday .

Finance minister slams talk of ‘evil’ $50 design

Finance minister slams talk of ‘evil’ $50 design

(Trinidad Guardian) - Citizens who say the redesigned $50 note is evil are engaging in acts of divisiveness, Minister in the Ministry of Finance and the Economy Rudranath Indarsingh said on Sunday .

Amazon Indians raid remote Peru village

(BBC) - Authorities in Peru have decided to evacuate a remote Amazon community after it was raided by members of an indigenous tribe .

Merry Christmas highway billboards stripped of T&T PM’s image

(Trinidad Express) Two of the photos bearing the face of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar wishing the nation “a Merry Christmas and a bright and prosperous new year” were removed yesterday from the billboards on which they were placed .

T&T Govt gave TT$15,000 ‘per diem’ to journalists

(Trinidad Express) Christmas is not the only time that Government has tried to be generous to the media .

T&T High Court judge accused of misconduct

T&T High Court judge accused of misconduct

(Trinidad Express) A High Court judge who as a prosecutor represented the State in the historic 2006 case against former Chief Justice Sat Sharma has now been accused of misconduct .



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