ADELAIDE, (Reuters) – Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke hit masterful double centuries to drive Australia to 604 for seven declared before their bowlers reduced India to 61 for two at the end of second day of the fourth test today.
(Trinidad Express) Opposition Leader and Political Leader of the People’s National Movement (PNM), Dr Keith Rowley, did not get to see his former prime minister Patrick Manning at the Intensive Care Unit of the San Fernando General Hospital last evening.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – A 300-megawatt Chinese-built power plant in Sri Lanka failed for a fourth time since its commissioning in March, in what a trade union on Tuesday said was either sabotage or continuing negligence by the operator.
HOUSTON, (Reuters) – Texas financier Allen Stanford used lies and bribes to steal the hard-earned savings of his customers, prosecutors said today.
The Muslim scholar at the centre of a sexual molestation scandal is now being accused of interfering with at least six other boys.
(Barbados Nation) Yesterday, the fully-clothed 20-year-old Michael Arthur Francis Marshall was again the centre of attention, this time as he stood in the dock of the District “A” Magistrates’ Court.
Police say that at about 1630h yesterday, police ranks stopped and searched a mini-bus at the check-point at Mabura, during which a bag containing 924 grammes of marijuana was found.
A Partnership for National Unity has condemned the sacking of UG lecturer and political scientist Freddie Kissoon, charging that it is a violation of academic freedom and press freedom.
The Lester B Pearson College in Canada is inviting local high school students to apply for a two-year scholarship programme at its Vancouver campus.
(Trinidad Guardian) Gervase Warner, president and group chief executive officer of Neal and Massy, is confident his company can work with the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) and residents of La Brea to treat with any environmental concerns they may have with the construction of a US$600 million vertically integrated iron and steel complex on Union Estate.
(Trinidad Express) The Government has paid sacked director of the Special Anti Crime Unit of Trinidad and Tobago (SAUTT) Brig Peter Joseph TT$1 million for his wrongful dismissal, sources told the Express yesterday.
(Trinidad Express) It was Hazel Manning who noticed that her husband, Patrick Manning did not appear well, and called a doctor for advice late Monday night.
(de Ware Tijd) PARAMARIBO – Four out of six patients with a viral condition in Diakonessenhuis have dengue.
(Barbados Nation) For the first time since the start of the new school term on January 4, a full complement of teachers is expected back in the classroom at Alexandra School tomorrow.
MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Champion Kim Clijsters again showed her mental toughness as she ended Caroline Wozniacki’s Australian Open title hopes and her hold on the world’s top ranking today.
ADELAIDE, (Reuters) – Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke both hit centuries and combined for 251 runs to drive Australia to 335 for three as India wilted in the Adelaide sun on the opening day of the fourth test today.
BEIRUT, (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s Gulf allies joined Riyadh today in pulling out of an Arab League monitoring team to Syria, risking the collapse of a mission whose presence has not halted more than 10 months of violence.
The Guyana Police Force today said that a hair sample in the Sheema Mangar case which was to be taken to Barbados for testing in October 2010 was left behind by a policeman but it was eventually dispatched to Bridgetown in August last year and the results are being awaited.
UNITED NATIONS, (Reuters) – The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti, whose members have been accused of rape, assault and sparking a cholera epidemic in the country, is investigating new allegations that peacekeepers sexually abused minors.
Police today said that last Friday, a total of ten police ranks from the Narcotics Branch and the Tactical Services Unit, headed by an Officer, uplifted 137 packets of cocaine from Police Headquarters to be escorted to Bartica.
The celebration of the life of Cyril Shaw will be held at the National Cultural Centre, tomorrow, Tuesday 24th January at 2pm.
(de Ware Tijd) PARAMARIBO – Although the Chinese association Kong Ngie Tong Sang is content with last year’s results, it calls for a speedy settlement of the legal residence permit for over 1,000 Chinese.
(Jamaica Observer) The St Ann police have charged a 13-year-old boy in connection with the death of seven-year-old Delano Greenwood, who was killed in Scarlett Hall near Salem in St Ann last Saturday.
(Jamaica Gleaner) In a few days Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says the Government will create approximately 700 jobs when the much talked about Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP) begins rolling.
The word out there is that now that CGX has announced that the oil rig The Ocean Saratoga has been dispatched from the Gulf of Mexico to the Guyana/Suriname Basin to start drilling for oil, large numbers of ‘better off’ Guyanese are busy googling the various Japanese used car websites, sizing up those high-performance gas guzzlers that they have been denied for so long.