Trinidad Express JAMAAT-AL-MUSLIMEEN leader Imam Yasin Abu Bakr, in an interview with police officers seven years ago, said his sermon on the collection and distribution of Zakaat during Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations in 2005 was based on theology.
Trinidad Express Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar last night described Jack Warner as a man of action and expressed confidence that as the new National Security minister, he would be the best crime-buster.
A 60 year old man was found tied up with his throat slashed early this morning at an Enmore shop where he was employed as a security guard.
There will no elephant for the zoo just yet. And it will be expensive to modernize the facility.
The Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc (TIGI) has condemned the conduct of Police Commissioner Henry Greene who has admitted sexual relations with a potential criminal defendant and called on him to resign saying that he was unfit to hold public office.
The Caribbean Community (Caricom) is at risk of being “brought down quickly” if the international financial situation worsens, according to recent review that also warns of the real possibility that member states could walk away over the movement’s slow progress.
BEIRUT (Reuters) – At least 31 Syrian civilians and soldiers were killed today in fighting over Syria’s future that coincided with a vote on a new constitution that could keep President Bashar al-Assad in power until 2028.
BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian military took its bombardment of the rebel-held Baba Amro district of Homs into a fourth week today as the Red Cross tried to evacuate more distressed civilians from the city.
SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea threatened today to wage a “sacred war” in response to joint military exercises planned by its arch-rival South Korea and the United States, saying it was determined to keep Washington from imposing its political will on it.
KABUL (Reuters) – Two Americans who were shot dead today inside the Interior Ministry in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul are believed to be a colonel and a major in the US military, Afghan security sources told Reuters.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Former South African president Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital today to be treated for a “long-standing abdominal complaint”, intensifying concerns about the health of the 93-year-old anti-apartheid leader.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Nineteen-year-old Alicia Smith was sentenced to serve 18 months in prison and pay a fine exceeding $124,000 after she was caught trying to smuggle marijuana to Panama.
(Trinidad Express) CLICO Investment Bank (CIB), a subsidiary of CL Financial, was yesterday described as a “bran tub” and a “cancer” by one of its founders, ambassador Mervyn Assam.
(Trinidad Guardian) Former minister in the Ministry of National Security Subhas Panday said during his tenure at the ministry he rejected the idea of conjugal visits for prisoners because he felt it added no value to the prisoners or society.
AMMAN (Reuters) – Qatar has proposed sending Arab troops to halt the bloodshed in Syria, where violence has raged despite the presence of Arab League monitors sent to check if an Arab peace plan is working.
PORTO SANTO STEFANO, Italy (Reuters) – At least three people were killed and rescuers were searching for other victims after an Italian cruise ship carrying more than 4,000 people ran aground and keeled over in shallow waters.
The Guyanese suspect wanted in connection with the killing of another US-based Guyanese man in Richmond Hill, New York last month is believed to have fled back here or to Miami.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller yesterday warned newly installed ministers of government to perform or be fired.
(Trinidad Express) Lawrence Duprey is the opposite of his uncle Cyril Duprey. This was stated yesterday by Mervyn Assam, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary with responsibility for trade and investment, as he took the witness stand at the Commission of Enquiry into the collapse of CL Financial and the Hindu Credit Union (HCU) yesterday.
(Trinidad Express) Maintaining their stance that they did no wrong, Chief Justice Ivor Archie and Justice of Appeal Wendell Kangaloo yesterday returned the instruments which granted them the title of Senior Counsel to President George Maxwell Richards.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Hundreds of Christians have begun to flee northern Nigeria after dozens were killed in a series of attacks by Islamist militants who issued an ultimatum to Christians to leave the mainly Muslim region or be killed, witnesses said today.
CAIRO (Reuters) – Arab foreign ministers meet tomorrow to discuss whether to ask the United Nations to help their mission in Syria which has failed to end a 10-month crackdown on anti-government protests in which thousands have died.
By Mark McGowan With the opposition feeling that there are still too many unanswered questions surrounding the Amaila Falls Hydropower project, the entire project is likely to undergo scrutiny in the National Assembly in the days ahead.
Today the Guyana Police Force announced several new postings at command level which take effect from tomorrow.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The team from the Organisation of American States (OAS) that observed Jamaica’s parliamentary elections on Thursday has proposed several measures it said could improve the country’s electoral machinery.