(Reuters) – The powerful Hurricane Jose was moving away from the northern Leeward Islands on Saturday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, giving some relief to the Caribbean archipelago battered by the massive storm Irma earlier this week.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Hurricane Irma’s deadly tear through the Caribbean will hobble the region’s multi-billion dollar tourism industry for months, just as hotels, airlines, and cruises were gearing up for the region’s peak winter season.
MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) – Uruguay’s Vice President Raul Sendic resigned on Saturday amid accusations that he misused public funds while heading state oil company Ancap.
SANTIAGO, (Reuters) – Chilean President Michelle Bachelet officially created a 740,000-square kilometer (286,000-square mile) marine reserve on Saturday around remote Easter Island, a move that will protect dozens of species found nowhere else.
Lance Corporal Kurt Collins, right, of the T&T Defence Force is escorted to the Port-of-Spain Magistrates Court charged with sexually assaulting two minors, yesterday (Trinidad Guardian) A Lance Corporal with the T&T Regiment was released on $80,000 bail when he appeared in court yesterday charged with sexually assaulting two minors ages eight and 14.
BOGOTA, (Reuters) – Pope Francis yesterday urged Colombians to shun vengeance following a bloody 50-year war with guerrillas but challenged the country’s leaders to enact just laws to resolve the causes of inequality that lead to violence.
HAVANA, (Reuters) – Opponents of the Cuban government are putting forward an unprecedented number of candidates for municipal elections in late October, the first step in a process to select a new president after nearly 60 years of the Castro brothers’ rule.
(Trinidad Express) Caribbean Airlines advises that due to Hurricane Irma, the following flights for September 10th are cancelled: BW 414 from Kingston to Nassau, BW 415 from Nassau to Kingston, BW 031 from Kingston to Fort Lauderdale, BW 030 from Fort Lauderdale to Montego Bay, BW 039 from Montego Bay to Fort Lauderdale, BW 036 from Fort Lauderdale to Kingston BW 484 from Port of Spain to Miami, BW 483 from Miami to Port of Spain BW480 from Port of Spain to Fort Lauderdale, BW481 from Fort Lauderdale to Port of Spain BW482 from Port of Spain to Orlando and BW485 from Orlando to Port of Spain Passengers are advised to contact our reservation offices for rebooking on the next available service.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – The former finance minister under Brazil’s Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva yesterday accused the ex-president of receiving bribes from contractor Odebrecht , adding to a list of corruption accusations that threaten Lula’s ability to run in 2018.
BOGOTA, (Reuters) – Pope Francis arrived in Colombia on Wednesday with a message of unity for a nation deeply divided by a peace deal that ended a five-decade war with Marxist FARC rebels but left many victims of the bloodshed wary of the fraught healing process.
(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Constant Spring Police have charged the man who was implicated in the killing of 34-year-old fashion designer Dexter Pottinger, whose body was found at his home at Yarico Place, Kingston 20 last Thursday.
(Trinidad Guardian) Seventy-six-year-old Ramdevi Singh was stabbed once in the back of the neck, a wound which paralysed her before her killer/s used her pajama pants to strangle the remaining life out of her.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s top prosecutor yesterday charged former Presidents Luis Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff along with fellow Workers Party members with forming a criminal organization, the latest accusations in Brazil’s sprawling corruption scandal.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition is shifting its focus to forthcoming state elections as protests aimed at ousting President Nicolas Maduro have subsided following the installation of an all-powerful, pro-government legislative body.
(Trinidad Express) Caribbean Airlines (CAL) is advising that a number of flights have been cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.
(Trinidad Express) A woman was knifed to death at her home shortly after midnight on Tuesday.
Workers put boats on dry docks in preparation, as Hurricane Irma, barreling towards the Caribbean and the southern United States, was upgraded to a Category 4 storm, in San Juan, Puerto Rico September 4, 2017.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Sunday announced a massive national firearm recovery reward programme as well as a five-day grace period for illegal weapons found on premises in the Mount Salem community, which was last Friday declared Jamaica’s first zone of special operations (ZOSO).
BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia and the Marxist ELN rebel group said yesterday they agreed a temporary ceasefire that would run through mid-January 2018, but it would not be in effect when Pope Francis arrives in the Andean country for a visit later this week.
PARIS, (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition-led congress leaders met yesterday with French President Emmanuel Macron to press for humanitarian aid to their crisis-hit nation, on the first leg of a European tour seeking support against President Nicolas Maduro.
Stephen Broadbridge (Trinidad Express photo) (Trinidad Guardian) The people of Trinidad and Tobago have become quitters and cowards and it is high time now that they take back the country from the hands of criminals.
MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – Tensions over sharp differences in pay between Mexican workers and their Canadian and U.S.