Venezuela crisis fuels exploitation in T&T

(Trinidad Guardian) The social, economic and political upheavals, hyperinflation, shortages of food, medicine and other supplies and US sanctions have forced many Venezuelans to flee their country and look for work in neighbouring countries, including T&T, to earn money and supplies to send back home to their families.

Holness hits back at critics

- defends position on chief justice appointment

(Jamaica Gleaner) Prime Minister Andrew Holness has hit back at critics regarding his decision to appoint the country’s new chief justice in an acting role, declaring that he was from a different age and his way of thinking may not always coincide with those who hold traditional views.

T&T teacher bludgeoned to death

(Trinidad Express) Tobago police officers have launched a search for a man suspected of bludgeoning to death a school teacher yesterday morning in Lambeau.

New technology reveals numerous ancient Maya structures in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY, (Reuters) – Thousands of previously unknown ancient Maya structures, including pyramids, palaces and causeways, have been revealed in Guatemala following an investigation by a team of international archaeologists using ground-penetrating laser technology.

T&T police kill three in shootout

(Trinidad Guardian) A 17-year-old was among three men, who were killed during a shootout with police in Diego Martin, yesterday.

T&T welder charged with bathroom murder

(Trinidad Express) A Santa Cruz man is expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate charged with the murder of Jason Thomas, and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, against a friend of the victim.

UTT shuts down SAPA campus

(Trinidad Guardian) Grappling to deal with financial constraints, the University of T&T has now closed down its campus at the Southern Academy for the Performing Arts (SAPA) in San Fernando.

In T&T: Sibling rivalry ends in death

(Trinidad Guardian) A cocktail of alcohol and bad temper led to a tragic end for two siblings who spent childhood into manhood together as one ended up in the mortuary while the other sat restlessly in jail.

In T&T: Sibling rivalry ends in death

(Trinidad Guardian) A cocktail of alcohol and bad temper led to a tragic end for two siblings who spent childhood into manhood together as one ended up in the mortuary while the other sat restlessly in jail.

Bouterse had nothing to do with 1982 deaths -lawyer tells court

-says deceased were engaged in high treason

In an impassioned plea against the 20 years the prosecutor is seeking for his client, Surinamese President Desi Bouterse, attorney Irvin Kanhai on Monday told a Surinamese court the men his client is accused of killing some 35 years ago were involved in ‘high treason’ in a grand collusion with the Netherlands but denied Bouterse had anything to do with their deaths even though he was the then military leader.

New strategies being mulled to protect T&T prison officers

(Trinidad Guardian) A number of new strategies were discussed during a closed-door two-hour meeting between the Prison Officers Association, commanders of the Police and Prison Service and the Minister of National Security Edmund Dillon last night to protect officers whose lives are at risk.