Trinidad: Probe launched into fake ID card

(Trinidad Guardian) A na­tion­al iden­ti­fi­ca­tion card bear­ing the name of a Venezue­lan na­tion­al has sparked an in­ves­ti­ga­tion and claims of vot­er-padding as the State gets ready to roll out an amnesty pol­i­cy to al­low mi­grants to live and work legal­ly in this coun­try.

Jamaicans masterminds of CARICOM skills certificate fraud – report

(Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaicans are the main culprits in an emerging illicit scheme of Caribbean nationals submitting fraudulent skills certificate to obtain the right to work in CARICOM countries, an issue likely to inflame anti-free movement passions to the detriment of an already struggling integration movement.

Man of Trinidadian descent charged in US over Porsche scam

(Trinidad Guardian) It has been clas­si­fied as the largest fi­nan­cial crime in Porsche Cars North Amer­i­ca’s his­to­ry and it was al­leged­ly per­pe­trat­ed by Shi­raaz Sookral­li, 44, a man born to Trinida­di­an par­ents who has lived in the Unit­ed States all his life, but is re­port­ed to have deep busi­ness con­nec­tions in this coun­try.

Jamaica signs on to China’s global initiative

(Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaica is on the cusp of reaping the benefits of expanded relations with China after Thursday’s signing of a landmark memorandum of understanding set to be the launching pad of ramped-up investment and trade between the two nations.

T&T Cabinet approves Venezuelan amnesty policy

(Trinidad Guardian) As Government announced a two-weeks registration process of Venezuelans living in T&T, which will begin next month, National Security Minister Stuart Young on Thursday admitted they expect to face difficulties with the entire “process” which is expected to cost taxpayers $5 million.

Buju allowed to perform in Trinidad

(Trinidad Guardian) Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young says Ja­maica’s dance­hall and reg­gae star Bu­ju Ban­ton will be the green light to en­ter the coun­try for his much-an­tic­i­pat­ed “Re­demp­tion” con­cert sched­uled next Sun­day at the Queen’s Park Sa­van­nah.

Daddy, don’t kill mommy!

12-year-old girl pleaded with father before he shot dead her mother, then himself

(Jamaica Observer)  “Daddy, don’t kill Mommy” was the earnest cry of a 12-year-old girl when her father chased her mother and shot her before killing himself on Waltham Park Road on Wednesday.

Trinidad man, 29, on over 100 fraud charges

(Trinidad Guardian) A 29-year-old man from Ari­ma has been de­nied bail af­ter ap­pear­ing in court charged with mon­ey laun­der­ing close to $300,000 that was stolen from the San Juan/Laven­tille Re­gion­al Cor­po­ra­tion (SJL­RC) in a mul­ti-mil­lion fraud scam.

TCL wants higher tariff

(Barbados Nation) Trinidad Cement Limited  (TCL) isn’t planning on waiting for the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to determine what’s next in the cement war against Barbados-based Rock Hard Cement after all.

Kamla: Unexplained Wealth Bill dangerous

(Trinidad Guardian) Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has described The Civil Assets Recovery and Management and Unexplained Wealth Bill as dangerous and warned that she will challenge it in court if it is passed in its current form.

Car fires ignite new fuel fears in Trinidad

(Trinidad Guardian) Wide­ly shared so­cial me­dia posts blam­ing im­port­ed fu­el for at least six in­ci­dents in re­cent months in which cars caught fire have been dis­pelled by me­chan­ics who be­lieve poor main­te­nance and shod­dy mod­i­fi­ca­tions were done to the ve­hi­cles were like­ly the cause of the fires.