Jamaica: Accused baby thief remanded

(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 suffers major fall in rice output

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 businessman granted cannabis license in Ontario

(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: Child’s death triggers high alert for dengue

(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.

Venezuelans in Trinidad wary of support for Maduro

(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: Parents of kidnapped baby hopeful

-police say still no leads in investigation

(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.