SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump is set to make his first visit to Puerto Rico today, two weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S.
(Jamaica Observer) FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The body of late supercentenarian Violet Moss Brown has been donated to The University of the West Indies (UWI) for scientific research.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers urged President Donald Trump yesteday to stop sniping at Puerto Ricans and get to work helping them recover from a devastating hurricane, two days before he was to visit the island, where people remained without food, water or power.
(Trinidad Express) A Chinese national known as Lee was gunned down during a robbery in San Fernando on Saturday night.
Jassodra Jagmohan leaving court. (Trinidad Guardian) After spending more than nine years in jail awaiting trial for killing her abusive and adulterous husband, stroke-stricken Jassodra Jagmohan, 63, was finally reunited with her family yesterday when she was set free.
(Jamaica Observer) Stanley Motta Ltd, subsidiary of the Musson Group, is investing US$30 million in an integrated Tech Campus at 58 Half-Way-Tree Road in Kingston.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The former household helper and her boyfriend who have been convicted of killing university lecturer Dr Peter Vogel have each been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, (Reuters) – The Pentagon appointed a senior general to oversee military relief operations in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, even as President Donald Trump’s administration faced calls from lawmakers for a far more robust response to the disaster.
(Barbados Nation) The Barbados Coast Guard has evacuated over 100 persons from Dominica to date, and it is anticipated that its disaster relief operations would continue into November 2017.
(Trinidad Express) Almost three weeks after Hurricane Irma crashed into St Maarten, Caribbean Airlines has announced that it is still unable to operate its scheduled services into the island as the Princess Juliana International Airport remains closed to commercial air traffic.
BOGOTA, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Rebuilding the Caribbean islands of Dominica and Barbuda, ravaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria, is an opportunity to “build back better” and limit the impact of future disasters, U.N.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/ NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Puerto Rico officials pressed the Trump administration yesterday to lift a ban on foreign shipping between American ports as the U.S.
(Barbados Nation) Digicel is committing to help the people of Dominica to rebuild in the wake of the devastating category five hit from Hurricane Maria.
With fuel and water scarce, stricken Puerto Rico presses for shipping waiver (Reuters photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/NEW YORK, (Reuters) – As Puerto Rico struggles with a lack of fuel, water and medical supplies following the devastation of Hurricane Maria, it is pressing the Trump administration to lift a bar on foreign ships delivering supplies from the U.S.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Broken electricity poles and streetlights list into the middle of highways.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition said yesterday it will not join scheduled talks with President Nicolas Maduro’s government, undercutting a dialogue effort that has been viewed with suspicion by many adversaries of the ruling Socialist Party.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela’s doctors, fed up with what they called the World Health Organi-zation’s passive attitude toward the country’s deep medical crisis, protested at the agency’s Caracas office yesterday to demand more pressure on the government and additional assistance.
SAN JUAN, (Reuters) – Many people living near a crumbling dam in storm-battered Puerto Rico have evacuated, Governor Ricardo Rossello said yesterday, as he asked for more government aid to avert a humanitarian crisis after Hurricane Maria.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil will reinstate a mining ban in a vast area of the Amazon rainforest, a person with knowledge of the matter told Reuters yesterday, in a victory for environmentalists who feared deforestation.
(Jamaica Gleaner) About 125 Jamaicans are set to be evacuated from the hurricane-ravaged British Virgin Islands (BVI).
(Trinidad Express) The Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force and Coast Guard have been at the helm of a dramatic rescue of a family of four, including two small children, who lived in a car for four days after their home in Dominica was destroyed last Monday by Hurricane Maria.