Plane’s brake system was not functional

CAL aircraft terminal building collision in Trinidad…

(Trinidad Guardian) A pre­lim­i­nary re­port has shown that the brak­ing sys­tem on the Caribbean Airlines Limited’s (CAL) ATR air­craft was not func­tion­al at the time the air­craft col­lid­ed with a wall at Pi­ar­co Airport on Wednes­day, Fi­nance Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert said on Friday.

Venezuela power flickers after worst blackout in decades

CARACAS,  (Reuters) – Venezuela’s power supply remained patchy yesterday after the worst blackout in decades paralyzed most of the country, exacerbating hardship for millions of people already suffering from hyperinflation and widespread shortages of basic goods.

Venezuela must pay Conoco over $8 bln -World Bank

HOUSTON,  (Reuters) – Venezuela must pay ConocoPhillips more than $8 billion to compensate for the 2007 expropriation of oil assets by the country’s late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, the World Bank ruled yesterday, making the U.S.

Trinidad: US$1m to fix crashed CAL aircraft – Imbert

(Trinidad Guardian) The dam­age to one of Caribbean Air­lines’ (CAL) ATR air­craft will cost the State US$1 mil­lion to re­pair, a cost which the act­ing Prime Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert has de­scribed as a “pre­lim­i­nary es­ti­mate.” Im­bert gave the fig­ure at yes­ter­day’s post-Cab­i­net me­dia brief­ing at the Diplo­mat­ic Cen­tre in St Ann’s, as he ad­dressed is­sues sur­round­ing the ac­ci­dent which dam­aged the air­craft’s nose.

Jamaica: Fake doctor arrested, charged

(Jamaica Gleaner) The police are reporting that Alicia England, a woman accused of posing as a medical doctor and fleecing individuals of hundreds of thousands of dollars, is now in custody.

Trinidad: After heist foiled, all items recovered

Jewellers thank cops for effort

(Trinidad Guardian) Prais­ing the po­lice for killing two rob­bers and re­cov­er­ing over $200,000 in stolen loot, Cou­va jew­ellers An­na and Lakhram Par­riag yes­ter­day ex­pressed sat­is­fac­tion that some of the “pests” who had been ter­ror­is­ing them were dead.

Venezuela expels German Ambassador, releases US journalist

CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela’s government released an American journalist and his local colleague on Wednesday, after they spent more than 12 hours in custody in a move that drew further international condemnation of socialist President Nicolas Maduro’s government.

Trinidad: Cops able to keep Carnival 2019 safe

(Trinidad Guardian) Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young yes­ter­day laud­ed the T&T Po­lice Ser­vice for their ef­forts for Car­ni­val, say­ing they achieved an ap­prox­i­mate­ly 95 per cent of­fi­cer turnout which con­tributed to this year’s safe Car­ni­val.

Trinidad: Ex-coastguard officer killed in mysterious incident had been linked to attack on T&T man who fled to UK

(Trinidad Guardian) Dil­lian John­son who fled to the Unit­ed King­dom in 2017 af­ter he was shot out­side his home has writ­ten to British Prime Min­is­ter There­sa May ex­press­ing fear for his life fol­low­ing the sus­pi­cious cir­cum­stances in which ex-coast guard of­fi­cer Richard “Mus­cle” Ed­wards died.

Jamaican army not ready for rasta soldiers

(Jamaica Gleaner) A prominent member of the local Rastafarian community has hailed reports of Rastafarianism being the fastest-growing religion among British soldiers as a victory for the faith, even as the Jamaica Defence Force has not yet warmed up to the idea of enlisting dreadlocked soldiers.