T&T PM: Public servants caused Dominica vote

(Trinidad Guardian) Public officials who usurped the authority of the political directorate and not Foreign Affairs Minister Dennis Moses, were responsible for T&T’s recent refusal to support Dominica’s request for waiver of its dues for the Organisation of American States (OAS) last month.

Brazil judge orders ex-president Lula jailed by today

BRASILIA,  (Reuters) – A Brazilian judge yesterday ordered former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to turn himself in to police within 24 hours to serve a 12-year sentence for a graft conviction, likely ending the presidential front-runner’s hopes of returning to power.

Venezuela cuts commercial ties with Panama officials, firms

CARACAS/PANAMA CITY,  (Reuters) – Venezuela said yesterday it was halting commercial relations with Panamanian officials and companies, including regional airline Copa , for alleged involvement in money laundering, prompting Panama to recall its ambassador.

U.S. jury finds ex-Bolivia leader responsible for civilian deaths

LA PAZ,  (Reuters) – A U.S. jury yesterday found former Bolivian President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada and his defence minister responsible for civilian deaths during 2003 street protests in Bolivia, awarding $10 million in compensatory damages to victims’ families.

Developing nations to study ways to dim sunshine, slow warming

OSLO,  (Reuters) – Scientists in developing nations plan to step up research into dimming sunshine to curb climate change, hoping to judge if a man-made chemical sunshade would be less risky than a harmful rise in global temperatures.

Jamaica Top Cop’s credit card cloned

(Jamaica Gleaner) Detectives are trying to track down members of a criminal network who went on a shopping spree with just over $1.3 million allegedly stolen from the credit card account of Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson before he took up office last month.

Russian spy ship visits T&T again

(Trinidad Guardian) For the third time this year, Russian intelligence gathering ship Viktor Leonov has visited Trinidad and Tobago.

Ex-Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt dies, leaving bitter legacy

GUATEMALA CITY,  (Reuters) – Former Guatemalan military dictator Efrain Rios Montt died at the age of 91 yesterday, a bitterly divisive figure in the country’s long civil war who escaped a 2013 genocide conviction only to face renewed charges last year.

Calls made for minister to be dismissed over OAS vote

(Trinidad Guardian) As the debate rages on about who is responsible for the diplomatic blunder in which T&T voted against Dominica’s bid to waive its OAS contributions for the next two years, there have been renewed calls for the dismissal of Minister of Foreign and Caricom Affairs Dennis Moses.

Calls made for minister to be dismissed over OAS vote

(Trinidad Guardian) As the debate rages on about who is responsible for the diplomatic blunder in which T&T voted against Dominica’s bid to waive its OAS contributions for the next two years, there have been renewed calls for the dismissal of Minister of Foreign and Caricom Affairs Dennis Moses.

T&T teen killed for gold chain

(Trinidad Guardian) Weak with grief and with tears pouring down her face, Cindy Dowrich yesterday begged police to find the gunman who murdered her teenaged son for his gold chain.

AG: Govt to probe UNC link to UK data harvesting firm

(Trinidad Express) T&T has joined the list of countries probing embattled British political consultants, Cambridge Analytica’s (CA) work — and a local probe is targetting the organisation’s alleged link with the past People’s Partnership administration for the 2015 general election.

T&T probing Dominica OAS dues debacle

(Trinidad Express) Foreign and CARICOM Affairs Minister Dennis Moses has responded to the criticism and concern over Trinidad and Tobago’s decision to object to Dominica’s request for a waiver of its fees to the Organization of American States in the wake of the destruction caused by the hurricane in September 2017.