(Barbados Nation) On Monday, January 14 police arrested and charged Janella Christy Milord Ashford 18, of 219 Lucinda Crescent, K1WOA1, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and Marc Dawins Cimeus, 20 of 932B Cummings Avenue, Ottawa Ontario, Canada with, possession of cannabis, intent to supply cannabis, trafficking in cannabis and importation.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The 26- year-old woman who has been accused of stealing a baby in the parking lot at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James over a week ago, has been remanded into custody until next week Tuesday.
(Trinidad Guardian) Emergency repairs to a major landslip along the Moruga Road, Indian Walk, Princes Town have begun.
(Trinidad Newsday) A series of Facebook posts by Trinidad soca star Rodney “Benjai” Le Blanc implying he has cancer has left scores of people saddened.
(Trinidad Guardian) Influenza vaccinations have run low in some health centres as public demand grows with the threat of the deadly H1N1 virus.
(Trinidad Newsday) A form five student of the Moruga Secondary School and his 24-year-old cousin have been kidnapped at sea and a ransom of US$40,000 demanded for their safe return.
(Jamaica Observer) A reward of $100,000 is being offered through Crime Stop for information leading to the whereabouts of missing US citizen Janice Palmer.
(Barbados Nation) According to several international media sources Rihanna is suing her father Ronald Fenty for exploiting the Fenty name.
Sandals international has announced its withdrawal from a proposed resort in Tobago. The “unfortunate ” decision was announced by Sandals Gebhard Rainer at a press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister in Port of Spain today.
(Trinidad Guardian) 32-year-old woman has been killed in a shooting incident in El Dorado.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Inmates at the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre last night again took to Facebook Live, claiming that since their first appearance to raise security concern, the authorities have been violating their rights.
(Trinidad Guardian) Officials of the Susamachar Presbyterian Church have arranged for flu vaccinations to given to their congregation members today.
(Trinidad Guardian) Police were last night interviewing several people after an 11-year-old autistic girl fell off the balcony of her home in Maloney.
BOGOTA, (Reuters) – South American countries are developing a new diplomatic group to replace the Unasur regional bloc that is heavily influenced by increasingly isolated Venezuela, Colombian President Ivan Duque said yesterday.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday called Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro a modern Adolf Hitler, days after Brasilia officially recognized an opposition leader as the legitimate head of the increasingly isolated country.
Local rice production dropped from 21,000 metric tonnes in 1992 to just 585 metric tonnes last year, a Joint Select Committee (JSC) chaired by Anthony Viera heard from National Flour Mills (NFM) chairman Nigel Romano yesterday.
(Trinidad Express) Police say they have discovered a crack cocaine making laboratory in Carapichaima.
(Barbados Nation) A new post will be created to keep an eagle eye on Government spending and especially state-owned enterprises.
(Trinidad Newsday) While his homeland hasn’t even begun to discuss whether or not to decriminalise marijuana use for medical purposes, let alone fully legalise the herb, Trinidadian Clint Seukeran is set to go on a financial high as he was among six people selected by the Canadian government to be licensed retailers of marijuana in Ontario.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Over the past month, Jade McLaren has shared video calls each Sunday with friend Miss Universe Jamaica 2014 finalist Zandrea Bailey.
(Jamaica Observer) A police constable is now in hospital nursing a facial wound after he was reportedly shot, accidentally, by one of his colleagues during an operation to apprehend wanted men in Portland yesterday.
(Trinidad Express) A Penal father is pleading for assistance in locating his 16-year-old daughter who did not return home last Friday.
(Trinidad Guardian) An Arima man was gunned down moments after leaving his home yesterday.
(Trinidad Guardian) Two days of “intense” policing saw 138 people arrested by police over the weekend.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Already faced with a shortage of science teachers, the local education system could be in further trouble as a United Kingdom-based education recruitment agency is planning another raid on Jamaica.
(Trinidad Newsday) The art of practising black magic in Trinidad & Tobago has become the subject of a police and immigration investigation, the suspects being nationals from India.
(Trinidad Guardian) Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh says there is a crisis in the outbreak of H1N1 or swine flu in Trinidad especially in the southern part of the country where there have been three reported deaths.
(Jamaica Gleaner) A Canadian woman died this morning from injuries she sustained in a motor vehicle crash involving popular entertainer Munga Honorable.
(Trinidad Guardian) A 16-year-old Trinidad and Tobago national has been captured on the battlefield in Syria with fighters for the Islamic State, a report in the New York Times says.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The partial shutdown of the United States Government has started to impact operations at its embassy in Kingston, but Jamaicans will continue to have their visa applications processed, at least for now.
(Trinidad Guardian) Take the free vaccines to guard against swine flu, was the advice from Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh on Friday after he revealed there have been 17 lab-confirmed cases of Influenza A (H1N1) in the last year.
(Trinidad Express) A couple was killed early on Saturday after their vehicle hit the concrete bridge spanning the Guyamare River on the Uriah Butler Highway.
(Trinidad Express) The family of slain Couva fish vendor Samuel Sookdeo were bracing for more gunfire during his wake last week.
(Trinidad Guardian) A staggering 500 police vehicles have been taken out of service over the past three years and Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith blames an inefficient maintenance system for the ongoing problem.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Following the revelation that a child reportedly died from the dreaded dengue virus, health officials and directors from the Portland Municipal Corporation have launched a public education campaign to sensitise residents about the need to clean up their surroundings.
(Trinidad Guardian) The Health Ministry is on high alert for cases of Swine Flu following the death of a third patient from the deadly virus.
(Trinidad Express) The body of a man found with bullet wounds to the face in Cunupia last week has been identified as missing taxi-driver Anton Jacelon-Moore.
(Barbados Nation) She initially lodged a charge against her common-law husband for assault, but after conversing with some other women in the District “A” courtyard, a Guyanese woman decided to drop the matter against him.
(Trinidad Express) Two criminals who went “shopping” at George Street, Port of Spain this afternoon, left the store with multiple bullets wounds.
(Trinidad Guardian) A group of Venezuelans who are living in Trinidad and Tobago are questioning the relationship between the Government and Nicolas Maduro regime, in light of the questions surrounding the legitimacy of Maduro’s new regime.
(Jamaica Observer) There was an attempted prison break at the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre for women yesterday, the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has informed.
(Jamaica Observer) THE parents of the newborn baby who was snatched from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital on Tuesday say they are optimistic that their son will be returned to them.
(Trinidad Guardian) A Tabaquite woman has died from swine flu. Relatives said medical officials only confirmed Nicole Seecharan contracted the deadly H1 N1 virus days after her death.
(Barbados Nation) Tuesday night’s killing of a tattoo artist, who was shot 16 times, has left his family in a state of shock.
(Barbados Nation) Several mourners turned up at St Stephen’s Anglican Church on Wednesday afternoon for a funeral service, but the corpse never made an appearance.
(Barbados Nation) About 46 sugar workers are being cut from the Barbados Agricultural Management Company (BAMC).
(Trinidad Express) A WOMAN who allegedly had sexual intercourse with her 15-year-old stepson has been sent to St Ann’s Hospital for evaluation.
(Jamaica Observer) SUZETT Whyte, who lost her second child due to pregnancy complications in 2017, was over the moon when she gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
(Trinidad Guardian) While most children would scream and run away from the sight of fire consuming their home, 11-year-old Jarell King was convinced that he could have saved his family’s house in Sobo Village, La Brea on Tuesday.
QUITO, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Indigenous leaders from tropical forest nations have urged Californian regulators to reject a proposed international carbon trading scheme, arguing it would violate forest peoples’ rights.