(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.
(Trinidad Guardian) Investigators probing the death Multinational Protection Specialist Network owner Richard Edwards have concluded it was accidental due to negligence in using his licensed firearm.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazilian anthropologists are looking for members of an Amazon tribe that has had little or no contact with the outside world to steer them clear of a rival indigenous group and avoid a bloody clash of cudgels against arrows.
(Trinidad Express) A 16-year-old boy is one of the thieves killed by police in the washroom of a jewellery store in Couva yesterday.
(Jamaica Observer) A Clarendon farmer who faked his death to collect on a $17-million insurance policy is expected to be sentenced in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court today.
(Trinidad Express) A Caribbean Airlines aircraft crashed into the terminal building at the Piarco International Airport on Wednesday night causing extensive damage.
(Barbados Nation) Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw says she will not tolerate teachers who flog children when the law does not permit them to do so.
(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 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.
(Trinidad Guardian) Medium band K2K Alliance & Partners are the first ever winners of the National Carnival Commission’s Overall Band of the Year competition.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The United States has identified efforts by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to work with foreign banks to move and hide money and is ready to punish the banks with sanctions in the near future, a senior U.S.
RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has sparked shock and outrage by tweeting a video showing one man urinating on another during his country’s massive annual street carnival.
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 Guardian) A Carnival Tuesday lime at Claxton Bay Junction turned deadly when a masked gunman opened fire on a soldier, killing him instantly in front of family and friends.
(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.
(Jamaica Gleaner) A Jamaica-born resident of Texas is feared dead, and her husband, an Air Force major, has been arrested and charged in connection with her disappearance.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The Kingston pastor charged with rape and other sex-related offences for repeatedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl and impregnating her has had his bail revoked by a High Court judge who reportedly suggested that he give careful consideration to the case against him.
(Trinidad Express) A US citizen was stabbed, robbed and beaten during J’ouvert celebrations in San Fernando on Monday, and her mother is claiming that police did not do enough to apprehend the criminals.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Incarcerated dancehall star Vybz Kartel has returned to prison following a visit to the hospital today to receive treatment for a health condition.
(Jamaica Observer) Sixty-eight-year-old David Aarons of Stratton Crescent, Whitby, Ontario, Canada who was staying at a hotel in Kingston, has been reported missing since Monday, March 04.
(Trinidad Express) A New Yorker who went missing during Carnival celebrations in Port of Spain on Monday, sparked panic and a police search.
(Jamaica Observer) WHEN Tamoya Rainford and her two sisters were no longer able to provide the necessary care for their mother, who has been battling Parkinson’s disease for the last 10 years, they thought sending her to a private nursing home was the best option.
(Trinidad Express) Two High Court judges have distanced themselves from the Judiciary’s statement regarding an incident on the front steps of the Hall of Justice in Port of Spain on Friday.
(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.
(Trinidad Express) Police said a seven month old baby was found with three Venezuelans, firearms, game fowls and suspected drug-laced cheese in Moruga on Sunday.
(Jamaica Observer) A St Mary woman is believed to have committed suicide and is said to have seriously injured her three-year-old son before committing the act.
(Trinidad Guardian) Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith is urging all active police officers to turn out for work on Carnival Monday and Tuesday, not based on consequences, but because of “patriotism and an answer to the call to duty”.
(Jamaica Observer) ANOTHER Jamaican claiming sexual abuse, allegedly at the hands of a local Roman Catholic priest, has come forward.
(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.
(Trinidad Guardian) How could Richard “Muscle” Edwards, a man with at least 25 years training in the Defence Force, point a weapon to his head with a round chambered and squeeze the trigger?
RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – Investors were skeptical yesterday about the surprise decision by Brazil’s Vale SA to remove its high-profile chief executive in the wake of a deadly January accident at one of the world’s largest iron ore miner’s facilities.
(Trinidad Guardian) Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will leave tomorrow for the United States (US) where he will undergo a series of coronary tests and observation.
(Jamaica Observer) The Ministry of Education has moved to warn educators about the so-called Momo Challenge encouraging children to engage in increasingly terrifying and destructive behaviour, culminating with suicide.
(Trinidad Express) Police have made “a major breakthrough” in a case involving an increase in fraudulent automated banking machine (ABM) transactions at the One Woodbrook Place branch of First Citizens (FCB).
(Jamaica Observer) A woman, who reportedly collected £4,000 and $140,000 from a woman to make reservation for her and her family to travel from London, England to New York in the United States but failed to do so, is scheduled to return to court on May 6, to pay over half of the amount to the complainant.
(Jamaica Observer) Guess what! Twenty-three-year-old American actor and rapper Shameik Moore, more popularly recognised for his role as Curtis “Shaolin Fantastic” in the Netflix hit The Get Down and who was christened recently at the 91st Annual Academy Awards for his voice-over role as Miles Morales in the critically-acclaimed and multiple award-winning film Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse has deep Jamaican roots and could eat his mother’s oxtail 24 hours a day.
(Trinidad Guardian) Police Commissioner Gary Griffith is using drone technology as part of the TTPS’s effort to ensure public safety and security across the country during the Carnival celebrations.
(Barbados Nation) Regional airline LIAT could go belly-up in the next ten days unless CARICOM can find it a $10 million lifeline.
(Jamaica Observer) The Portland man who was initially taken into custody and released in connection with the gruesome killing of Dr Lynvale Bloomfield was on Friday charged with murder after he was again called in for questioning.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Two men who were caught cultivating ganja in Trelawny three years ago and told police investigators it was for research have pleaded guilty to drug charges.
(Trinidad Express) FORMER Chief of Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard Richard Edwards fatally shot himself on Friday while demonstrating gun safety.
(Trinidad Express) TWO year old Devika Dass did not even cry when the wheel of a car crushed her chest in the garage of her family’s home on Tuesday.
(Trinidad Express) The spice Isle, Grenada, is now also the new Soca kingdom as the island’s most popular soca artiste, Mr Killa (Hollis Mapp) is the 2019 International Soca Monarch (Power).
(Trinidad Guardian) Officers at Caroni Police Station were caught by surprise on Thursday night when a man “soaked in blood” ran into the charge room screaming for help after his friend was shot dead and he himself had been shot several times in the chest and arms during an apparent ambush.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The estimated multibillion-dollar campaign designed to influence policymakers to impose a minimum 20 per cent sugar tax on drinks is funded by external forces with no genuine interest in the promotion of health, a Jamaican business czar has claimed.
(Trinidad Newsday) HOURS after National Security Minister Stuart Young announced that Cabinet would be registering all Venezuelans in the country and offering an amnesty to those who entered illegally, 17, including elderly and toddlers, were caught hiding in the Moruga forest.
(Trinidad Express) A 67 year old Rio Claro man was charged with attempted murder of his son and daughter in law.
(Jamaica Observer) A 21-year-old man has been charged with the murder of People’s National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament for East Portland Dr Lynvale Bloomfield.
(Trinidad Guardian) Inter-Caribbean airline Liat Ltd only has enough cash to function for the next 10 days and will face a shutdown if Caricom does not intervene.
(Jamaica Observer) While acknowledging that the Catholic community has been hurt by the sex scandals that have rocked the Church globally, Archbishop of Kingston Most Rev Kenneth Richards says the Jamaican priest fingered by one alleged victim has said their relationship was consensual.