Trinidad businessman granted cannabis license in Ontario

(Trinidad Newsday) While his homeland hasn’t even begun to discuss whether or not to decriminalise marijuana use for medical purposes, let alone fully legalise the herb, Trinidadian Clint Seukeran is set to go on a financial high as he was among six people selected by the Canadian government to be licensed retailers of marijuana in Ontario.

Jamaica: Child’s death triggers high alert for dengue

(Jamaica Gleaner) Following the revelation that a child reportedly died from the dreaded dengue virus, health officials and directors from the Portland Municipal Corporation have launched a public education campaign to sensitise residents about the need to clean up their surroundings.

Venezuelans in Trinidad wary of support for Maduro

(Trinidad Guardian) A group of Venezue­lans who are liv­ing in Trinidad and To­ba­go are ques­tion­ing the re­la­tion­ship be­tween the Gov­ern­ment and Nico­las Maduro regime, in light of the ques­tions sur­round­ing the le­git­i­ma­cy of Maduro’s new regime.

Jamaica: Parents of kidnapped baby hopeful

-police say still no leads in investigation

(Jamaica Observer) THE parents of the newborn baby who was snatched from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital on Tuesday say they are optimistic that their son will be returned to them.

Barbados records first murder of 2019

(Barbados Nation) Barbados has recorded its first murder for 2019. Police say investigations are continuing into the unnatural death of a Shaqullie Toppin 24-year-old St Michael resident, who was shot around 9:55 last night at Danesbury near Retreat Road Black Rock.

Jamaican minister admits schoolchildren are being fed imported GMOs

(Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaican schoolchildren are being fed a steady diet of genetically modified foods, with the full knowledge and consent of the State, exposing them to potential nutritional deficiencies and, in the process, marginalising local farmers, Audley Shaw, minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, admitted yesterday.

Trinidad mother begs for police protection

(Trinidad Guardian) Eight days af­ter her son was shot dead near his San­gre Grande home, Ann Marie Stephen says she is now be­ing tar­get­ed by gang mem­bers in her com­mu­ni­ty and is ap­peal­ing to Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith for im­me­di­ate pro­tec­tion.