The home of former army Chief of Staff Norman McLean and former Registrar of the High Court, Sita Ramlal was destroyed this morning after a fire of electrical origin started in the upper flat.
(Barbados Nation) Police have arrested a Guyanese woman who allegedly tried to smuggle a kilo of cocaine – hidden in her hair, bra, underwear and private parts – into Barbados.
(Barbados Nation) Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Chris Sinckler has come clean on a NATION report that he and ten of his Government colleagues were seeking an “urgent audience” with Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to discuss matters of “grave” concern and to chart a path forward for the retention of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) in Government.
(Jamaica Observer) Erica Atkinson and Shauntell Ferguson sat on a bench outside the arrival area at the Norman Manley International Airport depressed, tired, and infuriated by the treatment they said they received from Antiguan immigration authorities last Thursday evening.
(Barbados Nation) If there was an attempted palace coup against Prime Minister Freundel Stuart of the ruling Democratic Labour Party, heads will roll.
Everybody says Mr. Ramotar is no Bharrat Jagdeo. That is true in several senses.
The police say they are investigating a fatal accident that occurred at about 2130h last night at Walton Hall, Essequibo Coast, and which resulted in the death of Seemangal Singh, 24 years of Devonshire Castle, Essequibo Coast.
Police are probing two murders that occurred at Issano Landing, Mazaruni River and Liverpool, Corentyne.
CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines, (Reuters) – More then 400 people have been killed and hundreds more were missing after a typhoon hit the southern Philippines, National Red Cross Secretary-General Gwendolyn Pang said today.
(De Ware Tijd) PARAMARIBO – Gerrit Breinburg, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries (LVV) says that tampering with fishery licenses has not let up.
(De Ware Tijd) PARAMARIBO – President Desi Bouterse does not want the war on drugs to relapse.
(Jamaica Observer) Mavado fans in Zimbabwe who were anticipating his performance yesterday at the Harare International Conference Centre, have been let down as the gig was postponed.
(Jamaica Observer) Low-cost Caribbean airline carrier REDjet, which last month began flying from Barbados to Jamaica, Trinidad, Guyana and Antigua, is looking to add new routes as it begins to fine-tune its operations.
(Jamaica Observer) The lives of 17 Jamaican children in the United States may today be in danger after they were adopted and shipped off to that country by a woman the local police believe may be part of a major human trafficking ring operating between both countries.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Popular deejay Vybz Kartel, who is facing two murder charges, has been ordered by the Supreme Court to pay J$15 million in damages to Jamaican promoter Alton Salmon for his failure to perform at a concert in the Turks and Caicos Islands in August 2009.
(Trinidad Express) Haunted by what he participated in, one of the men allegedly involved in the kidnapping of Gasparillo businessman Naail Ali, said he wanted to clear his conscience, so he led police to Ali’s bones.
(Trinidad Express) China Investment Corporation (CIC) has signed off on an agreement to purchase ten per cent of the shares of liquefied natural gas producer Atlantic at Point Fortin.
(Trinidad Express) Another major trade union has accepted Government’s five per cent wage offer bringing to an end a crippling shutdown of operations at the main cargo port in Port of Spain.
(Barbados Nation) Tough financial times have forced a blackout of Christmas lights at the Robinson residence in Warrens, St Thomas, this year.
(Reuters) – Prosecutors are asking a federal judge to rule that financier Allen Stanford has regained competence and can stand trial over an alleged $7.2 billion Ponzi scheme.
(Barbados Nation) There has been a shake-up in management at the financially-troubled CLICO International Life Insurance (CIL).
President Donald’s new Cabinet has been a revelation. He has shocked some of us into silence.
(Trinidad Guardian) Soft ball cricket, an art of the sport developed in Guyana is now big among Caribbean nationals living in New York.
ST. JOHNS, Antigua, (Reuters) – Two men convicted of killing a Welsh couple honeymooning on the Caribbean island of Antigua were sentenced today to three consecutive life sentences in prison.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations said today it was investigating allegations of assault and attempted homicide by peacekeepers in Haiti, the latest charges of misconduct to be leveled against the blue-helmeted force.