Trinidad’s sixth President Paula-Mae Weekes was inaugurated yesterday at a ceremony at the Queens Park Savannah, Port of Spain.
BUENOS AIRES, (Reuters) – Colombia proposed yetserday that the International Monetary Fund provide assistance to help several hundred thousand Venezuelan refugees who have fled an economic and political crisis to neighboring countries, officials at the G20 summit said.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Four current or former Venezuelan government officials were added yesterday to a list of people sanctioned by the U.S.
PUNTO FIJO, (Reuters) – Venezuela has arrested the former refining boss of state oil company PDVSA for alleged corruption, two sources told Reuters yesterday, extending a crackdown on the OPEC nation’s ailing oil sector.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Determined to stem the murder tally in St Catherine North now at 48 since the start of this year, Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday morning announced a state of public emergency in the police division, saying some rights will be suspended.
(Barbados Nation) The woman who has been leading the fight on behalf of former local policyholders of CLICO International Life Insurance said it was unfortunate that no one has yet been charged in connection with the company’s2009 collapse.
(Trinidad Express) The man suspected in the killing of four La Brea residents last Tuesday, has been caught.
(Trinidad Guardian) Seven people were killed in less than 24 hours between Thursday night and yesterday evening, taking the murder toll to 117 for the year.
(Trinidad Express) Three police officers attached to the La Brea Police Station have been suspended from duties pending the outcome of an investigation into how they responded to a domestic violence report made by Abigail Chapman, who ended up being killed along with her daughter and two others in la Brea this week.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Gloria Palomino was the first Jamaican woman to receive a recommendation by Dr Uma Dhanabalan and Dr Shantell Neely-James to legally purchase Cannabis in Jamaica.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) says Jamaica stands to gain positively from the Production Sharing Agreement with Tullow Oil Limited, in the exploration for oil and gas off the island’s coast.
(Trinidad Guardian) Even though Chief Justice Ivor Archie has changed his sabbatical leave to vacation leave, Government is still seeking the courts’ interpretation on whether sabbatical is really an entitlement for judges.
(Trinidad Express) Police are asking for the public’s help in locating Roger Mathison.
(Trinidad Express) A Customs Officer 2, with over 15 years’ service with the Customs and Excise Division, is expected to appear before an Arima Magistrate on Thursday, charged with the March 12 importation of prohibited goods and importation of concealed goods to deceive Customs officials.
(Trinidad Express) Two men were killed by police yesterday morning. They died during an exchange of gunfire with police officers at Seventh Avenue, Malick.
Two Arima men were expected to appear before an Arima Magistrate yesterday charged with the January 4 murders of Shaquille Thomas and Kylon Alexander.
(Trinidad Express) Justice Ivor Archie has decided to cancel his plan to go on a six month sabbatical.
(Trinidad Express) Retired secondary school teacher Michael Scott, who was found murdered along with three tenants at his La Brea house on Tuesday, is being remembered for his passion as a teacher and dedication towards his pupils.
(Jamaica Gleaner) A DNA report has concluded that Kenneth Blake, the Kingston pastor facing criminal charges for allegedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl, is the father of the child she gave birth to last year.
(Jamaica Gleaner) ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has led the ruling New National Party to another election win.
(Trinidad Express) President Anthony Carmona has responded to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s request for an explanation on what authority he granted sabbatical leave to Chief Justice Ivor Archie.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuelan security forces yesterday detained Miguel Rodriguez, a dissident former interior minister, on accusations he was conspiring to destabilize the government of unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela needs to dollarize its economy, seek $15 billion to $20 billion a year from abroad, and ease oil sector taxes to reverse the “disaster” of President Nicolas Maduro’s rule, according to an adviser to his main election rival.
GENEVA, (Reuters) – Honduran security forces, especially the military police, used excessive and lethal force against protesters demonstrating against President Juan Orlando Hernandez’s disputed re-election in November, the United Nations said on Monday.
(Barbados Nation) The alert level of the underwater volcano Kick ‘em Jenny, located near Grenada, has been raised from yellow to orange, but there is no indication of it posing any immediate danger to Barbados.