(Trinidad Newsday) THE collapse of the David Granger-led government in Guyana after a no-confidence motion could not happen in Trinidad & Tobago, because of the differences in the two countries’ political systems.
(Jamaica Observer) CONTRARY to media reports, Barbados Gays and Lesbians Against Discrimination (B-GLAD) said it has no issue with Buju Banton performing in that Caribbean island.
(Trinidad Guardian) Gloria Nicome, who is living with an enlarged tumour growing on her back, buttocks, hips and legs that weighs almost 200 pounds, has been given notice by her landlord to vacate her Malabar apartment.
MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – The Mexican government yesterday pledged to end the “horror” migrants face crossing the country en route to the U.S.
MANAGUA, (Reuters) – An influential Nicaraguan journalist critical of the country’s government said on Monday that local journalism was living its worst moment under repression by President Daniel Ortega.
(Trinidad Express) By pressing their bodes against a flimsy sheet of galvanise to create a space they could fit through, five Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) detainees escaped while officers relaxed at a Christmas gathering last Thursday.
(Jamaica Observer) DERRICK Rodgers has been missing for two months. Family members, living in Georgia and Massachusetts in the United States, fear that the worst has happened to him.
(Jamaica Observer) CHRISTMAS — the time of giving — has turned into one of loss for Patrick Delroy Thomas, a man without arms, whose roadside electronics were stolen last week.
(Trinidad Guardian) Opposition MP Barry Padarath yesterday hailed Guyana MP Charrandas Persaud as a hero for democracy in the Caribbean and warned the Dr Keith Rowley-led Government that it could find itself in a similar situation.
(Barbados nation) Disputes between the Chinese and local contractors at Wyndham Sam Lord’s Castle Resort are threatening to stall construction of the multimillion-dollar hotel.
(Trinidad Guardian) A deadly gun attack by the jilted former boyfriend of a 19-year-old woman in Penal, before he took his own life, has left the community in shock.
(Jamaica Gleaner) A total of 19 persons have died in motor vehicle crashes this month.
(Trinidad Guardian) If Devant Maharaj’s claim that he is getting privileged information from someone inside Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s Cabinet is correct, then Rowley needs to ensure that any discontent is addressed to avoid being put in a similar predicament to what transpired in the Guyana Parliament on Friday night.
(Jamaica Gleaner) A 32-year old mother has been arrested and charged with child endangerment after leaving her four-month-old baby boy alone in a car while at the Daybreak party at Sabina Park in Kingston earlier today.
(Jamaica Observer) Fly Jamaica has begun taking steps towards compensating passengers who suffered loss when its Boeing 757-200 aircraft overshot the runway at Guyana’s main international airport last month.
(Trinidad Guardian) A La Romaine man was shot dead not far from his home on Friday night.
(Trinidad Guardian) Predictions of sabotage of T&T’s oil assets are materialising after Heritage Petroleum reported that a crude oil line had been hacksawed on Friday by alleged saboteurs.
(Trinidad Express) How did five men escape from the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) in Wallerfield on Thursday?
(Jamaica Gleaner) Fly Jamaica Limited has been awarded US$4.2 million in damages for breach of contract against ADS Global Limited, the company that operated the airline’s call centre from 2012 to 2014.
(Trinidad Guardian) Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is pleading with the population to educate themselves on the difference between decriminalisation and legalisation of marijuana, saying they are not the same.
(Trinidad Guardian) Heritage Petroleum Company Limited says it has plugged what it says was a minor oil spill in the Gulf of Paria which occurred on Thursday.
RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) – Brazilian prosecutors leading the so-called “Car Wash” probe yesterday charged 42 people for their role in an alleged corruption scheme involving a construction contract for state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro in the state of Bahia.
(Jamaica Observer) Popular dancehall entertainer, Tommy Lee Sparta, was yesterday freed of lottery scamming related charges in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston.
(Trinidad Express) A ransom of $2 million has been demanded for the safe return of 32-year-old Sheldon Sukhdeo, police have confirmed.
SANTIAGO, (Reuters) – Chilean President Sebastian Pinera asked the country’s police chief to resign yesterday following a growing controversy over the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of an indigenous man in southern Chile.
(Barbados Nation) Two years and six months after he was expected to be sentenced, Terry Cassius Seale was sentenced to 18 years in jail for manslaughter on Wednesday.
(Trinidad Guardian) Some 127 passengers arrived on Sunwing Airlines’ first-ever direct flight from Canada to Tobago yesterday.
(Jamaica Gleaner) A second paternity test has all but concluded that the Kingston pastor who is facing criminal charges for repeatedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl is the father of her infant child, Gleaner sources have revealed.
(Jamaica Observer) The bail application that was scheduled for three St Ann residents accused of a $100-million fraud at National Commercial Bank (NCB) was cancelled yesterday in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court after it was disclosed that more charges are to be laid against the trio.
(Trinidad Express) A Caribbean airlines pilot, his Italian wife, two lawyers and a fifth person appeared in the Tunapuna Magistrates’ Court this morning charged with making arrangements for the adoption of a child contrary to Section 9 (A) of the Adoption of Children Act, Chapter 46:03.
(Trinidad Guardian) Illegal cellphones in T&T’s prisons have become a lucrative business. The comment came from Prison Commissioner Gerard Wilson yesterday as he spoke in his first in a series of “Conversations with the Commissioner” which was streamed live on Facebook.
(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are investigating the death of a United States resident, who turned up at a gas station with a gunshot wound in Mammee Bay, St Ann earlier today.
SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, (Reuters) – The chief justice of Brazil’s Supreme Court late yesterday knocked down a colleague’s ruling that would have freed from jail former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, but said the full court will take up the contentious case in April.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s Prosecutor General Raquel Dodge yesterday charged President Michel Temer with corruption and money laundering uncovered in an investigation into graft related to port concessions, according to a statement from her office.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil has failed to replace nearly one third of the thousands of Cuban doctors who exited the country after a diplomatic spat, as many new recruits failed to turn up for work, the Health Ministry said yesterday.
RIO DE JANEIRO, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Brazilian authorities have expelled a group of illegal loggers and ranchers from a remote area of the Amazon in a risky and rare operation to protect a threatened indigenous tribe.
(Trinidad Guardian) The grieving common-law husband of 26-year-old Maquader Martin wants answers before his wife is laid to rest.
(Trinidad Guardian) Three people, including a Trincity couple, have been charged with illegally adopting a Venezuelan infant in what police are calling a historic case.
(Trinidad Express) Sheldon Sukhdeo is alive. At about 12.03a.m. today, Sheldon Sukhdeo made contact with his relatives.
(Jamaica Observer) IT’S official. Buju Banton’s first major performance will be held on March 16 at National Stadium in St Andrew.
(Trinidad Guardian) Three people were killed and one injured in two separate police-involved shootings in east Trinidad yesterday.
(Trinidad Guardian) A pastor, of Consolation Ministry in Arima, has appeared in court charged with grievous sexual assault.
(Barbados Nation) The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled in favour of Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) and Arawak Cement Ltd in their battle with local importer Rock Hard Cement to have tariffs on imported cement remain at 60 per cent, and not five per cent as argued by the company.
(Jamaica Observer) Sandals Resorts has strongly denied allegations that it was covering up allegations of sexual assault on two American female guests and said it stands ready to “vigorously defend itself in court” against the case that is now a subject of litigation.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Bandele Sankofa’s plans to watch the English Premiere league match between Liverpool and Manchester United on Sunday were cut short by a horrific nightmare for him and his family after he received a call that his niece, Dr.
(Trinidad Guardian) A soured love affair is believed to have led to the murder of a mother of one and her new boyfriend at the woman’s Paramond Street, Toco Main Road, Vega De Oropouche home early yesterday.
(Trinidad Express) Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has announced that lands belonging to State-owned Petrotrin will be made available to former workers for housing and agriculture.
(Trinidad Guardian) Police believe a hit was called on the life police constable Kryston Ramirez.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The family of 82-year-old returned resident Seymour Samuels is upset that for the seven weeks he was reported missing, he had been lying dead in a Westmoreland morgue.
(Trinidad Express) A 22 year old man was shot dead just after midnight outside a club in Penal.