(JAMAICA GLEANER) A Government senator yesterday stopped short of suggesting that more “ordinary” Jamaicans be allowed to obtain licensed firearms.
(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) The new US ambassador to Trinidad & Tobago Joseph Mondello arrives next month, US Charge D’Affairs John McIntyre said yesterday.
(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) The 22-year-old Trinidad and Tobago national who has been charged with attempting to steal an American Airlines aircraft at the Melbourne Airport in Florida, wanted to use the aircraft to “harm himself”.
(TRINIDAD NEWSDAY) According to a cana report, former principal of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Professor Clement Sankat says the focus of his family now is to provide “all the legal, mental, emotional and parental support possible” to his 22-year-old son who was arrested in the United States on Thursday and charged with trying to steal a passenger jet at an Orlando airport.
Government Senator Kamina Johnson Smith says the brazen killing of Pastor James Johnson inside his St Catherine church yesterday afternoon is a clear sign that criminals no longer subscribe to the unwritten code that violence against some vulnerable groups and in some places are off limits.
(BARBADOS GIS) Government has appointed international pop icon, Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, with specific responsibility for promoting education, tourism and investment for the island.
(TRINIDAD NEWSDAY) Trinidad-born aviation student Nishal Sankat, 22, has been arrested and charged by US law enforcement agents for attempting to steal an American Airlines (AA) A321 airbus, which was down for maintenance at the Melbourne International Airport in Florida yesterday.
(JAMAICA GLEANER) Police investigators are seeking to establish the motive behind the killing of a 29-year-old pastor, James Johnson.
(Trinidad Express) Aspiring international model Gabriella Bernard feels she deserves an apology from former Miss Universe and executive producer of the Caribbean Next Top Model competition, Wendy Fitzwilliam, after she was given an ultimatum on the television show- relax her natural hair or go home.
(Trinidad Express) It is now official. Anal intercourse between two consenting adults is no longer a criminal offence – at least for now.
(Trinidad Express) Police officer Ian Dwarika and building contractor Shain Steven have been charged in connection with the kidnapping of businesswoman Natalie Pollonais.
(Trinidad Express) A student pilot from Trinidad and Tobago has been arrested in Florida after jumping a security fence at Florida’s Orlando Melbourne International Airport on Thursday and boarding a passenger jet.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Caribbean Airlines is cutting its services from Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport to Fort Lauderdale.
(Barbados Nation) The quiet neighbourhood of 5th Avenue, Rowans Park North, St George, was thrown into a state of shock Tuesday night after the stabbing death of one of its own.
(Trinidad Guardian) Inappropriate, unfortunate and angry. That was how two political analysts viewed statements made on Tuesday by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley that an “Oreo is the modern, politically correct way of calling someone a house nigger.” Yesterday, analyst Prof John La Guerre described Rowley’s public remarks as “unfortunate and inappropriate,” saying he should not have gone down that road but focused on the closure of Petrotrin, which has been building momentum and attracting national attention.
(Jamaica Gleaner) As Seprod grapples internally on whether to hang on to its sugar operation, the company is chasing a tax break to offset the losses that continue to mount in the near decade that it has owned the Golden Grove factory in St Thomas.
(Trinidad Express) Just over 24 hours after gang violence in Maloney Gardens led to the deaths of two men, a school teacher was gunned down on Tuesday night.
(Trinidad Express) Police are using GPS trackers to locate five vehicles, a Jaguar, three BMW and a KIA Sorento, stolen from the home of a Gasparillo businessman yesterday.
(Trinidad Guardian) Energy Minister Franklin Khan on Monday told Parliament that 3,500 permanent workers plus 1,200 non-permanent workers will be affected by the Government’s planned closure of the refinery in two weeks.
(Trinidad Express) A Special Reserve Police officer and a welder accused of kidnapping Natalie Pollonais, were denied bail by a San Fernando magistrate yesterday.
(Barbados Nation) Barbados needs to speed up its immigration process for non-nationals who could hold the key to the country’s economic future, says Minister of Home Affairs Edmund Hinkson.
(Barbados Nation) Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley yesterday revealed plans for Barbados to delve into a national digital payment network.
Sandals Resorts International (SRI) yesterday issued a strong denial that it owes the Government of St Lucia withholding taxes and pointedly stated that a claim being made to the contrary is designed to tarnish its “good name and reputation”.
(Trinidad Guardian) Energy Minister Franklin Khan yesterday told Parliament that 3,500 permanent workers plus 1,200 non-permanent workers will be affected by the Government’s planned closure of the refinery in two weeks.
(Barbados Government Information Service) Anyone applying for Barbados passports for the first time, or those seeking to renew them, will now be issued with an e-passport.
(Trinidad Express) Hours after an elderly brother and sister were heard arguing, neighbours found the two dead.
(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) Former Director of Energy Industries at Industrial, Jim Catterson, says closure of the Petrotrin refinery makes no economic sense.
(TRINIDAD NEWSDAY) KIDNAP victim Natalie Pollonais was so moved by the round-the-clock efforts of the police which saw her being rescued four days after she was snatched, that she put pen to paper and wrote a thank-you letter to Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith.
(JAMAICA OBSERVER) The Government is to introduce a ban on the importation, manufacture, distribution and use of single use plastic carriers (bags) below certain sizes starting in January.
(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) Parts of Trinidad and Tobago are being lashed by heavy rains and winds as a weather system passes across the islands.
(JAMAICA GLEANER) Jamaicans in all but one parish reported yesterday that they felt a minor earthquake.
(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) A Missing Persons Unit (MPU), with specialist investigators, is critically needed in T&T to deal with the scores of missing persons cases and to also deal with cold cases.
(JAMAICA OBSERVER) New York , USA — Eight months after the death of its founder, Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill has expanded its operations into the Canadian market, opening two stores in the greater Toronto, Ontario, area, home to a large number of Jamaican and other Caribbean nationals.
(Trinidad Express) Narad Motilal, the eight-year-old boy who survived the toxic smoke inhalation that killed his brother, will be discharged from hospital in time to attend the funeral today.
(Trinidad Guardian) State-owned Petrotrin will retrench all its workers and not just those in the refinery as was previously announced.
(Trinidad Express) A debate on Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s description of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley as an “oreo” continues to be the centre of debate on social media.
(Trinidad Guardian) Chief Immigration Officer Charmaine Gandhi-Andrews admits there has been an increase in illegal immigrants to this country, but she is also admitting she is not in a position to give exact numbers “because a lot of the persons who have entered we know nothing about.” But she is admitting that over the last year most of those who are entering illegally are Venezuelans.
BEIJING/CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela gave China another stake in the OPEC member’s oil industry and signed several other deals in the energy sector, but Beijing made no mention of new funds for Caracas during President Nicolas Maduro’s visit to his government’s key financier yesterday.
(Trinidad Express) A family’s search for their missing relative ended in heartbreak on Friday as the body of 34-year-old Hayden Chickoree was found in Arima.
(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) A non-national of T&T can work in this country for 30 days without a work permit for one time only during a year, Housing Minister Edmund Dillon has pointed out.
(TRINIDAD NEWSDAY) A BARRACKPORE mother is appealing for the public to help find her only child, who vanished from in front of their home on Wednesday morning.
CARACAS/BEIJING, (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is traveling to China to discuss economic agreements, as the crisis-struck OPEC nation seeks to convince its key Asian financier to disburse fresh loans.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump yesterday disputed Puerto Rico’s official death toll of 3,000 from hurricanes last year and accused Democrats of inflating the figure that was reached in an independent academic study.
SAN JOSE, (Reuters) – Thousands of Costa Ricans kept up a fourth day of marches and a wide public workers strike yesterday to protest a proposed fiscal reform, dealing their center-left president his first major test since taking office in May.
(JAMAICA OBSERVER) A 19-year-old Jamaican girl has been selected among 63 students for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in the United States, for the 2018/19 academic year.
(TRINIDAD NEWSDAY) THE life-threatening hurricane, Florence, is expected to hover the Carolinas in the US with torrential rains, high winds and massive coastal erosion.
(Trinidad Guardian) Earthquake displaced farmers from Los Iros are begging the Minister of Agriculture Clarence Rambharat to make good on his promise to relocate them.
(Trinidad Express) The closure of the Petrotrin refinery is a crisis, it is tragic, but it presents an opportunity for Trinidad and Tobago, says economist Dr Terrence Farrell.
(Trinidad Express) The Executive of Arouca/Maloney Constituency of the People’s National Movement (PNM) has called on Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar to apologise “unreservedly” for her “racist, vile and disgusting comments” made about Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley at the her party’s Monday Night Forum.
(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) Police have detained a fourth suspect in connection with the kidnapping of Natalie Pollonais.