Collateral damage in T&T triple murder

(Trinidad Guardian) A schoolboy who was playing a video game at his home, a man who was celebrating a friend’s birthday, and another man who took a chance to urinate in a track, were all shot dead when gunmen opened fire in Laventille on Friday night.

Petrojam responds to corruption claims

(Jamaica Observer) Government sources told the Jamaica Observer Thursday that they are awaiting a response from Venezuela on its offer to repurchase their 49 per cent share in the local oil refinery, Petrojam.

T&T imam to those who hid guns in ceiling: Stay away!

(Trinidad Guardian) The Imam of the Masjid-ul-Muttaqeen yesterday sent a strong message to those responsible for hiding high-powered guns and ammunition on the mosque’s Munroe Road, Cunupia property, saying stay away from his mosque.

Guatemalans bury dead after volcano eruption; nearly 200 missing

EL RODEO, Guatemala,  (Reuters) – Stunned Guatemalans near the Fuego volcano yesterday buried relatives and friends killed in its most violent eruption in four decades, after dangerous flows of ash, rocks and toxic gases in the morning prompted panicked locals to evacuate.

Guns, ammo found in T&T mosque

(Trinidad Express) The leadership of the Masjid ul Mattaqeen has distanced itself from the discovery of arms and ammunition found hidden in the ceiling of its mosque at Monroe Road, Cunupia, yesterday.

U.S. sending 1,600 immigration detainees to federal prisons

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO,  (Reuters) – U.S. authorities are transferring into federal prisons about 1,600 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees, officials told Reuters yesterday, in the first large-scale use of federal prisons to hold detainees amid a Trump administration crackdown on people entering the country illegally.

Massy recalls glucose in Barbados

(Barbados Nation) Massy Distribution (Barbados) Ltd., on behalf of Regal Products Limited, the manufacturer for Regal products out of Trinidad and Tobago, has issued a voluntary recall for Regal Glucose – 225 grammes.

Brazil front-runner softens view on Chinese investment

BRASILIA,  (Reuters) – Far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said yesterday that China was an “exceptional partner” of Brazil, softening earlier criticism that Chinese investors were taking over Latin America’s largest economy.

Bermuda judge rules against law banning gay marriage

HAMILTON,  (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Bermuda’s top judge yesterday ruled against a new law banning same-sex marriage in the British overseas territory, a decision the government could now appeal, lawyers and witnesses said.

Agri Minister: Land fraud rampant across T&T

(Trinidad Guardian) Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat yesterday admitted that land fraud is rampant in T&T and that as line minister for land, he had to report land fraud to the police for an investigation.

T&T vigilante victim dies, residents realise error

(Trinidad Guardian) Oropune residents are now said to be showing genuine regret, remorse and sadness for the man they badly beat last week, after they claimed he attempted to lure a five-year-old girl away from a nearby playground.

Pence to visit Brazil, Ecuador to discuss Venezuela crisis

WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Brazil and Ecuador at the end of June in an effort to strengthen trade and security ties with countries grappling with growing numbers of refugees fleeing Venezuela’s economic crisis, his spokeswoman said on Monday.

Sagicor welcomes Barbados IMF move

(Barbados Nation) Sagicor Financial Corporation has welcomed Government’s decision to get help from the International Monetary Fund.