(Jamaica Observer) New York, USA — An influential member of the US Congress, Congressman Eliot Engel, said here Saturday that Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean could see a 28 per cent decline in assistance under the US Agency for International Development (USAID) programme, if what he describes as a “draconian and short-sighted 33 per cent cut” in his country’s international affairs budget, as proposed by the Trump administration, is implemented.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Director of Elections Orrette Fisher is now taking legal action to prevent the Electoral Commission of Jamaica from removing him from the job.
(Trinidad Express) Cocorite resident Sayid Callender was shot then stabbed after being approached by two men, one of whom greeted him with a handshake.
(Reuters) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating a $300 million contract that Puerto Rico’s government power company awarded to a U.S.-based energy startup, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.
(Trinidad Express) A Diego Martin man was expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate yesterday, charged with the September 17 murder of Amado Hernandez.
(Trinidad Express) Former governor of the Central Bank Jwala Rambarran is under investigation by the Fraud Squad for an alleged conspiracy with the former general manager of the Deposit Insurance Corporation (DIC) to defraud.
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Puerto Rico’s government power company said yesterday it will cancel a $300 million contract with a tiny Montana company to restore power to the storm-hit U.S.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) recently received four new vessels from the Government of the United States (US) under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative.
Clifton Street Towers (Trinidad Guardian) For the past few years residents of Clifton Towers have been living in an environment of extreme discomfort and fear at their Housing Development Corporation (HDC) apartments.
(Trinidad Guardian) The Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) has been ordered to pay compensation to the mother of a 17-year-old boy who died days after he was discharged from the Scarborough General Hospital with stab wounds.
(Trinidad Guardian) The Prison Officers Association (POA) was yesterday tracking down all their members living in west Trinidad following the murder of one of their colleagues and attempted murder of another who recently retired.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaica’s central bank is eyeing the Chinese renminbi, the RMB, as an opportunity to reduce reliance on US dollar usage in the Jamaican economy.
(Jamaica Observer) The smile on Omar Azan’s face is broader these days. That’s because his Boss Furniture Company Ltd this month doubled exports to the Caribbean.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Where there is smoke, there tends to be fire, say medical researchers who found frequent marijuana users have about 20 percent more sex than those who abstain.
Justice Frank Seepersad (Trinidad Guardian) The Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) has been ordered to pay compensation to the mother of a 17-year-old boy who died days after he was discharged from the Scarborough General Hospital with stab wounds.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The Agriculture Ministry says the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed with China does not allow Chinese vessels or fishers to fish in Jamaican waters.
(Trinidad Guardian) Education Minister Anthony Garcia has once again made the call to principals to enforce the ban on cell phones with cameras in all schools.
(Trinidad Express) A man who allegedly set his wife on fire because he did not want the meal of patchoi and roti she was cooking went on trial on Wednes-day.
(Trinidad Express) While Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley was addressing the media yesterday afternoon regarding his trip to Belize and flood-related matters, the country was recording its 400th murder.
CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela, (Reuters) – With some nursing wounds, others jailed and many heading abroad, Venezuela’s young opposition supporters are demoralized by the ruling socialists’ shock election win this month, after prolonged protests failed to oust President Nicolas Maduro.
(Trinidad Guardian) Four days after saying he felt no need for him to resign, Office of Disaster Preparedness Management (ODPM) deputy CEO Dave Williams on Tuesday tendered his resignation with immediate effect.
(Trinidad Express) A Couva mother was killed on Monday during a robbery at her home.
(Trinidad Express) My mom is my hero! These are the words from 14 year-old, Rodrigo Darius Sanchez, who obtained passes in seven subjects after completing the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations recently.