Venezuela prosecutors seek to stop new legislative superbody

CARACAS,  (Reuters) – The Venezuelan state prosecutor’s office yesterday asked a local court to halt the inauguration of the country’s new 545-member legislative superbody, citing allegations that the government fudged the results of the vote that created it.

Medical emergency at Piarco: 30 passengers injured

(Trinidad Express) The number of passengers injured as a result of the turbulence encountered by an American Airlines flight headed to Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday night, stands at 30.

TCL worker gunned down

(Trinidad Express) Trinidad Cement Limited employee Al Pascall was shot and killed at his home early yesterday.

T&T man chased, killed by car

-after row with girlfriend’s ex

Akeem Reiid (Trinidad Guardian) A 25-year-old Arouca man died on Tuesday after being chased and knocked down by a man driving a car, moments after he was forced to flee his girlfriend’s home following an argument with her former boyfriend.

T&T nurse slain outside home

(Trinidad Express) For the second time in less than a week, a relative of a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) has been shot dead.

T&T husband to hang for killing ex-wife, lover

(Trinidad Guardian) A jilted husband and his friend were sentenced to death by hanging yesterday, for soliciting and contracting a hitman to murder the man’s ex-wife and her lover for $30,000 some 11 years ago.

Venezuela’s Maduro cheers election, opposition barricades streets

CARACAS (Reuters) – Anti-government demonstrators barricaded streets yesterday and promised a fresh wave of protests against President Nicolas Maduro, after an election a day earlier giving the Venezuelan leader and his ruling Socialist Party sweeping powers.

US targets Maduro for sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US government slapped sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro yesterday, the Trump’s administration’s toughest move so far against his government in response to Sunday’s election of a legislative superbody Washington denounced as a “sham” vote.

Businessmen warn of second exodus of Chinese from T&T

(Trinidad Guardian) If further attacks continue on Chinese people living in T&T there may be a second exodus of this group of people from the country similar to what occurred during the Black Power revolution in 1970.

Venezuelan opposition promises new tactics after today’s vote

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition said it is ready to change tactics in its bid to bring down President Nicolas Maduro after today’s election of a legislative super-body that they say is designed to tighten the socialist’s already strong hold on power.

DHL to pay TT$2.3m for wrongful dismissal

(Trinidad Guardian) The Industrial Court has ordered that international courier firm DHL pay TT$2.3 million in compensation for the wrongful dismissal of its former district manger for the English-speaking Caribbean.

Father, son gunned down in Laventille

(Trinidad Guardian) An employee from the Port-of-Spain General Hospital (PoSGH) and his father, a retiree who also worked at the hospital, were both ambushed and killed by gunmen in Laventille yesterday, while responding to a call of an accident along Picton Road involving one of their vehicles.