(Jamaica Gleaner) WESTERN BUREAU: Less than two months after returning to Miami, Florida, Air Jamaica is pulling out of that gateway again.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Popular dancehall entertainer Elephant Man has been charged with grievous sexual assault and rape.
(Barbados Nation) Job and route cuts are on the horizon as LIAT charts a course to keep its planes in the sky and return to profitability.
Attorney General Anil Nandlall this morning said that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shalimar Ali-Hack has completely withdrawn herself from giving advice in the sexual molestation scandal involving a Muslim scholar and that a senior member of her chambers will now be handling the matter.
(Barbados Nation) Canada has pointed a finger at Barbados, Jamaica, Grenada and their Commonwealth Caribbean neighbours, accusing them of being behind the times by keeping anti-homosexual laws on their statute books.
(de Ware Tijd) PARAMARIBO – Police arrested the head of the customs’ Special Laws department last Saturday for aiding and abetting fuel fraud.
(Trinidad Express) San Fernando East Member of Parliament Patrick Manning continues to show signs of improvement, as he recovers from a stroke at the San Fernando General Hospital.
(Trinidad Express) Yesterday morning, at his Abercromby Street office, Minister of Sport Anil Roberts and Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) president Azim Bassarath put their recent clashes behind them and began a new partnership.
(Trinidad Express) Even as a Guyana team was trying to settle in Dominica in preparation for their rescheduled Regional four-day opening fixture against the Leeward Islands, the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) was again airing its concerns about the “rock and a hard place” between which Guyanese players find themselves.
(Trinidad Express) National Security Minister Brigadier John Sandy has asked top cop Dwayne Gibbs to provide a report on the TT$900,000 contract between the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service and Trinidad and Tobago Air Support Company for the use of a light aircraft for police surveillance.
SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Mahendra Singh Dhoni would readily step aside as India captain if there was a suitable replacement available, the under-fire skipper said today.
The European Union today announced that it transferred a further $3.4B to the Government of Guyana in support to the sugar sector and a further $6.8B is to be supplied this year once the relevant financing agreement is signed.
Yesterday’s rainfall: The Hydrometeorological Service as at 8.00 hours on January 30th, 2012, received reports from a number of its rainfall stationsa cross the country.
The Guyana Police Force says that telephone service at the Brickdam Police Station, including the emergency 911 line, has been disrupted after a tree fell on Brickdam.
It was only a matter of time before somebody came up with the idea of a pet project for the new First Lady Mrs.
(Trinidad Guardian) British journalist Andrew Jennings claimed in an article, published in the British press, yesterday that FIFA president Sepp Blatter favoured former vice president of the football body, Jack Warner, with television rights.
(Trinidad Guardian) Disabled Claxton Bay mother of two Patricia Pegus can’t understand why anyone would want to kill her son, Aldon, a 35-year-old dog trainer/breeder, who was ambushed at his Rose Hill Street, Claxton Bay, home yesterday morning.
(de Ware Tijd) PARAMARIBO – The commercial sex industry is also benefiting from high gold prices.
(Trinidad Express) Indian High Commissioner Malay Mishra said yesterday that Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar failed to truly connect with the people of her ancestral village of Bihar during her recent State visit to India.
(Trinidad Express) Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan promised “harsh decisions” after an ambulance service ignored the cry for help from a young mother and her ailing baby.
(Barbados Nation) Today is D-DAY for Prime Ministers Freundel Stuart, Dr Ralph Gonsalves and Baldwin Spencer, meeting at Hilton Barbados to chart the way forward for financially-troubled LIAT (1974) Limited.
The West Indies Players’ Association this afternoon entered the controversy swirling around local cricket by flaying remarks attributed to a lawyer for the Guyana Cricket Board that players here risked an ICC ban if they competed in matches scheduled by the Interim Management Committee established by the government here.
As the standoff over local cricket escalates, the West Indies Cricket Board this afternoon announced that matches scheduled for the Providence Stadium in the first four rounds of the regional four-day tournament will no longer be played here and it restated that it only recognized the Guyana Cricket Board.
There was a distinct tone of gracelessness to the comment by our Attorney General and Justice Minister and maybe even Senior Counsel in waiting, Anil Nandlall in his response to the comment made by Khemraj Ramjattan that the AG could help out the opposition in the drafting of legislation.
Following several hours of rain today, large swathes of the coast have been affected by flooding.