(Jamaica Gleaner) A Montego Bay taxi operator who went missing from his home on Tuesday was found dead in an open lot along Brandon Hill, near downtown Montego Bay, on Thursday, heightening fears that criminals are still carrying out brazen attacks despite the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) in St James and two other western parishes.
(Trinidad Guardian) Seventeen Venezuelans have been caught hiding in an abandoned hotel infested with bats and rats at Chatham South beach.
(Trinidad Guardian) Any Venezuelan national who arrives in this country before the end of the two-week registration process can apply to live and work here for up to a year.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaican hotel chain Sandals has dismissed as “downright false” allegations raised in a lawsuit filed in the United States (US) that for decades, it “secretly” pocketed fees collected from guests as “local government taxes”.
(Trinidad Express) Eight hand grenades have been discovered by officers of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit (OCIU) during an exercise in the Point Fortin area, yesterday.
(Barbados Nation) Government has moved to compulsorily acquire the lands in Bay Street, The City, owned by businesswoman Asha “Mrs Ram” Mirchandani.
(Jamaica Observer) Rewards keep on coming for Ackaisha Green, the mother of two who stumbled upon a stash of cash inside an ATM in downtown Kingston last month and handed it over to the police, despite the fact that she was in dire need of money.
(Trinidad Guardian) Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says that Trinidad and Tobago cannot be the solution for millions of Venezuelans who are fleeing the country and that there will come a time when the volume of Venezuelans coming here will become a burden.
(Jamaica Gleaner) All but one of the nearly three dozen private security firms contracted by government ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs) are flouting the law either by short-changing their guards or not making maternity payments to females, an investigation by the labour ministry has found.
(Trinidad Guardian) Just less than one month after he was allegedly involved in a shooting in Malick, Nicholas ‘Chico’ Jobe, 35, was gunned down yesterday morning in San Juan along with another man.
(Barbados Nation) Barbados has agreed to a long-term business partnership in the region of 25 to 30 years to completely renovate and refurbish Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA), to make it the best small airport in the Western Hemisphere.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Dr Alveda King, the niece of one of United States’ most celebrated civil rights activists, Martin Luther King Jr, is appealing to Jamaican lawmakers to steer clear of making abortion legal in the island.
(Trinidad Guardian) Barefeet and cold, little Lucia Meza sat on the street hungrily licking an empty pack of biscuits while her mother tried to find accommodation for them to spend the night.
(Trinidad Guardian) “Everybody deserves a second chance.” This is why a 30-year-old clerical worker wants to pay the fines imposed on popcorn vendor Kevin Thomas for illegally vending on Lower High Street, San Fernando.
(Jamaica Observer) The St James police have launched a massive manhunt for a group of brazen gunmen who, in an attempted robbery Tuesday night, ensnared a truck along the busy ‘elegant corridor’ and sprayed it with bullets, seriously injuring the three occupants.
(Jamaica Gleaner) By the middle of next week, Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown expects to lay to rest all issues surrounding a tweet made last Wednesday by People’s National Party Youth Organisation President Krystal Tomlinson, likening Prime Minister Andrew Holness to former German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler.
(Trinidad Guardian) Police have launched a manhunt for two suspects, who fatally shot a former member of the Medical Board of Trinidad & Tobago just meters away from his Wallerfield home yesterday.
(Barbados Nation) British national James O’Rourke is singing the praise of technology today.
(Trinidad Express) A security officer assigned to keep watch on a cargo vessel anchored off the port of Port of Spain has been found murdered.
(Trinidad Guardian) The 93 Venezuelan nationals who have been detained by police in Palo Seco, are being released.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The Andrew Holness-led Cabinet will be asked to agree to amending laws to allow convicts who have abandoned criminality for an extended period of time to have their records expunged.
A 75-year-old medical doctor was killed in a robbery near his home before dawn on Wednesday.
(Trinidad Express) Independent Senator Dr Varma Deyalsingh says, given the ill-effects of alcohol, legislation should be passed that will make it harder for people to obtain liquor licences.
(Trinidad Newsday) Tobago East MP Ayanna Webster-Roy is appealing to parents who have children languishing in orphanages to renounce their rights and allow them to be adopted.
(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica — A new batch of 113 farm workers will take up employment opportunities in Canada under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme (SAWP).
(Trinidad Guardian) Relatives of a young woman who was among 22 passengers on board the Ana Maria, the vessel that has not been seen since it sailed from Güiria in Venezuela bound for T&T, say she had been promised a job at a resort hotel where the income of up to US$1,000 a week was guaranteed.
(Trinidad Guardian) Six men from Diego Martin, who spent almost a decade behind bars awaiting trial for murder, were freed on Tuesday after a magistrate found there was insufficient evidence for them to face a judge and jury.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The United States is preparing sanctions and criminal charges against Venezuelan officials and others suspected of using a military-run food aid programme to launder money for President Nicolas Maduro’s government, according to people familiar with the matter.
BUENOS AIRES, (Reuters) – Argentina’s populist ex-president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner passed through a crowd of ardent supporters and into a Buenos Aires courthouse yesterday to undergo a graft trial she derided as a “smokescreen,” days after kicking off her campaign for vice president on social media.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Popular entertainer, George Nooks, has been found not guilty of a cocaine possession charge.
(Trinidad Express) After a midnight argument with his sister, Ricardo Chinnon walked into the water near the Chaguaramas Boardwalk, and disappeared.
(Barbados Nation) SHOCKED. That was how Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant described her feelings after hearing how a male visitor tucked a $50 bill into the bosom of a female Barbadian and then slapped her on the bottom.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaican Olympian Usain Bolt’s Mobility company has unveiled a two-seater, all-electric and zero-emission vehicle named the Bolt Nano.
(Trinidad Express) Nalini Ramai, the woman who made comments about Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley after her Zee TV channel was interrupted by political broadcasts, is threatening to sue Amplia Communications.
(Trinidad Express) After three-years of assurances by the Ministry of Education that the Ramai Trace Hindu School is one of the Ministry’s priority project, the school, which is 90 per cent complete, remains abandoned, with overgrown bush choking the premises.
(Trinidad Guardian) A secret agricultural plot in Los Iros, where five Venezuelan women are being as sex slaves, has been uncovered by villagers who are now calling on law enforcement authorities to investigate.
(Jamaica Observer) BLACK HILL, Portland — One male Titchfield High student is dead and 23 others from that school, as well as Port Antonio High, are now in hospital after the minibus in which they were travelling plunged 70 metres into a ravine and landed on its four wheels.
(Trinidad Guardian) The T&T Coast Guard (TTCG) is on standby should they be called for help by the Venezuelan Coast Guard as the search continues for 19 refugees, who have been feared drowned after the pirogue they were in sunk last Thursday.
(Trinidad Guardian) The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is working with the New York Police Department (NYPD) on strengthening the performance the police’s homicide and anti-gang units.
(Trinidad Guardian) A pensioner, 74, was found murdered at her home at Mucurapo Road in St James yesterday.
(Barbados Nation) PORT OF SPAIN – Earlier yesterday the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) dismissed an application by four Grenadian nationals against Barbados.
(Trinidad Express) A Jamaican man is the second person to be charged in connection with the murder and the unlawful removal of the body of Kurt Edwards.
(Trinidad Guardian) A man known as “El Culon” who only recently assumed leadership of the Evander gang was one of eight Venezuelans arrested over the weekend in a police exercise in Point Fortin together with a Trinidadian man who together/who are both considered masterminds of kidnappings, drug trafficking, gun running and human trafficking.
(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica — Detectives assigned to the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) are today clarifying that a five-year-old boy who has been purported to be missing in several social media reports in recent days is not missing.
(Trinidad Newsday) Ryan Alexander is being hailed a hero in Tarodale for using his body as a shield to protect his girlfriend, Andrea Yusuff, from a hail of bullets on Mother’s Day.
(Trinidad Express) The six prisoners who were held last week following their escape from the Golden Grove Prison in Arouca, are expected to be charged with escaping lawful custody.
(Barbados Nation) Reverend Reginald Knight has called it quits. The part-time tutor at the Barbados Community College (BCC) has decided to withdraw his services as a tutor in ethics and citizenship, six days after being embroiled in a controversy over leaked exam results at the Howells Cross Road, St Michael institution.
(Trinidad Guardian) The Arima Hindu School on Temple Street, has been ordered closed following an upsurge of crime in the community where it is located On Friday, Ministry of Education officials told the principal and staff no one should enter the school compound until further notice.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The Reverend Al Miller, pastor of the Fellowship Tabernacle church in St Andrew, yesterday used his sermon to appeal to the Universal Service Fund (USF) to gift churches across Jamaica Internet connectivity.
(Jamaica Observer) A five-year-old boy and his grandmother were hacked to death by her machete-wielding son, said to be of unsound mind, who went berserk at their family home here late Saturday night.