(Barbados Nation) Barbadian ambassador, superstar and entrepreneur Robyn ‘Rihanna’ Fenty’ took to Instagram today to express admiration for Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and to say thank you for her kind words. Rihanna, whom Mottley thanked on Tuesday for the donation of 4 000 tablets to the Ministry of Education, said she is a “fan” of the Prime Minister.
(Trinidad Guardian) The Opposition has welcomed Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s move to invite both Caricom and the Commonwealth to send election observers to Trinidad and Tobago for the August 10 General Election.
(Trinidad Express) Oropune resident Saglal Samlalsingh, 32, is to appear before the Arima Magistrates’ Court to answer three charges including that of murder.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s government announced yesterday it planned to ban setting fires in the Amazon for 120 days, in a meeting with global investors to address their rising concerns over destruction of the rainforest.
(Jamaica Observer) Yesterday’s ‘not guilty’ verdict for the six men accused of committing heinous crimes under the umbrella of a Westmoreland gang has raised questions about the nation’s prosecutors’ ability to win other gang-related cases now before the court.
(Jamaica Observer) THE family of 43-year-old Carsha Johnson Sinclair, who died at the National Chest Hospital yesterday after plunging one storey through a garbage disposal chute from the ward on which she was admitted, is accusing the hospital of negligence.
(Jamaica Star) Upon realising that her mother had visitors, four-year-old Marecia Marshall stared curiously at the news team before politely saying: “Mommy is coming, what is your name?”
(Trinidad Express) The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Social and Welfare Association has offered a $10,000 reward for any information which may lead to the arrests of those responsible for the murder of Police Constable Allen Moseley.
(Trinidad Guardian) Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith says the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) cowered to public pressure by issuing a release which called for the suspension of the police officers involved in the shooting deaths of Morvant residents Joel Jacobs, Israel Clinton and Noel Diamond last month.
SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said yesterday he tested positive for the novel coronavirus, adding in a television interview that he was in good health despite running a fever.
SANTO DOMINGO, (Reuters) – Ruling party presidential candidate Gonzalo Castillo conceded defeat to the opposition’s Luis Abinader in a vote overshadowed by the Dominican Republic’s struggles with the coronavirus pandemic.
(Trinidad Guardian) One of Trinidad and Tobago’s local dancehall artistes, Kyle “Rebel Sixx” George, 26, was ambushed and killed in his home at Bon Air, Arouca, on Sunday night.
(Trinidad Guardian) Popular central pharmacist of the Fit for Life Pharmacy Robert Soogrim was strangled.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – A group of 39 companies, including several of Brazil’s largest firms, expressed concerns over deforestation in the Amazon rainforest yesterday, following global investor demands that President Jair Bolsonaro end the destruction or risk divestment.
(Barbados Nation) Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley thanked Bajan superstar and entrepreneur Robyn ‘Rihanna’ Fenty for the donation of 4 000 tablets to help bridge the digital divide of the haves and have nots in Barbados.
LA PAZ, (Reuters) – Leonie Dorado, 26, is blazing a trail as the first transgender news anchor in Bolivia, a traditionally conservative South American nation currently in the grip of the coronavirus pandemic.
(Trinidad Guardian) A 14-year-old boy is expected to appear before the Children Court on murder charges, in virtual proceedings.
(Trinidad Guardian) A 14-year-old boy is expected to appear before the Children Court today, on murder charges, in virtual proceedings.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Days after a major operation in which eight St James men were arrested for their suspected involvement in an international drug syndicate, another man has been nabbed as cops made a $26-million cocaine seizure on the weekend.
(Jamaica Star) Retired Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt and his longtime girlfriend Kasi Bennett on Tuesday shared a first look at their daughter ‘Olympia Lighning Bolt.’