(Jamaica Observer) Director of the Road Safety Unit (RSU) in the Ministry of Transport and Mining, Kenute Hare is lamenting that, since the start of the year, 25 people have lost their lives on the nation’s roads up to yesterday.
(Jamaica Gleaner) A St Elizabeth mother is blaming the death of her daughter, a 13-year-old student at William Knibb High School in Trelawny, on a medical doctor at the Falmouth hospital who she claimed misdiagnosed her daughter and then gave her medication for an ailment she did not have.
(Trinidad Express) Shane Ramjattan has been charged with making a false report.
(Trinidad Guardian) The T&T Government has backed Barbados’ position not to send a representative to today’s meeting being held by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with several Caribbean leaders in Jamaica.
(Jamaica Gleaner) CARICOM Chairman and Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley has drawn a clear line between herself and Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness and other Caribbean leaders planning to meet with United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, criticising the sidelining of the regional bloc as an attempt at divide and rule.
(Trinidad Express) A Trinidadian couple who travelled to the United States and entered into fraudulent marriages to gain citizenship was convicted for the crime last week Thursday.
(Jamaica Star) Last November when Ayoka Lawrence checked her account balance online, she was confronted by a dismal reality – it was $387.16.
(Jamaica Star) Pastor Jeremy Arnold said he was thrown into a garbage bin at birth by doctors who thought he was dead.
(Trinidad Guardian) State-owned National Petroleum Marketing Company Limited (NP) lost over US$500,000 in a bad deal on the sale of bunker fuel on the international market.
BOGOTA, (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said yesterday he looks forward to meeting with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Monday in Bogota at a regional counter-terrorism conference.
ASUNCION, (Reuters) – At least 75 inmates, including members of Brazil’s most powerful gang, escaped from a Paraguayan prison yesterday after digging a tunnel in an operation that prison officials were believed to have been aware of, Paraguay’s government said.
TEGUCIGALPA, (Reuters) – Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said yesterday he was committed to battling corruption after his government ended the mandate of an anti-graft mission in the country backed by the Organization of American States (OAS).
(Barbados Nation) Barbados will not be at the table when Caribbean leaders meet with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Jamaica, on Tuesday.
(Trinidad Express) Shane Ramjattan, the missing father of two, has emerged from the forest telling an incredible story of being abducted, beaten and a trip to Venezuela.
(Jamaica Gleaner) They mostly come out in the afternoons, about five o’clock for those who bother to go home and change from their school uniforms – children as young as six years old with outstretched palms and chilling tales of misfortune.
(Trinidad Express) The shootout between police and suspected gang members on the Eastern Main Road, Laventille Wednes-day was a watershed event with criminals now operating with new sophisticated, highly organised guerilla-type tactics.
BRASÍLIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s Culture Secretary Roberto Alvim was sacked yesterday after posting a video in which he appeared to copy a speech by Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Dancehall artiste Quada, who is charged with murder and arson, was yesterday granted $500,000 bail when he appeared before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.
(Trinidad Express) National Security Minister Stuart Young has given the assurance that Venezuelan migrants who were given registration cards will receive “an automatic six-month extension” at the end of the expiry period.
XINGU INDIGENOUS PARK, Brazil, (Reuters) – She is only 16 and from a remote Brazilian village on the Tapajos River in the heart of the Amazon, but her plea has been heard at the United Nations and the Vatican.