T&T woman, 60, found dead with throat slit

(Trinidad Guardian) Valencia residents were left in shock yesterday, after a senior citizen was found dead on her bed, naked and with her hands tied behind her back and her throat slit.

Venezuela crisis enters pivotal week, Maduro foes protest

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition plastered election centres with slogans and rallied in honour of dead protesters yesterday in a final week-long push to force President Nicolas Maduro into aborting a controversial congress.

Colombia’s FARC rebels to debut political party on Sept 1

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia’s Marxist FARC rebel group will officially launch its new political party on September 1, part of a peace deal with the government under which former guerrilla fighters will serve in congress.

… ‘Despacito’ political remix backfires quickly

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro’s attempt to use Latin hit “Despacito” – which means ‘slowly’ – to inject some cool into his controversial new congress has backfired quickly.

Head of Jamaica Anglican church calls for decriminalising of gay sex

(Jamaica Gleaner) Head of the Anglican Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, Bishop Howard Gregory, has broken ranks with many of his Christian brethren and urged the parliamentary committee examining the Sexual Offences Act and related laws to recommend the removal of the offence of buggery from the law books, widen the definition of rape, and recognise marital rape.

T&T worker wins racism lawsuit

(Trinidad Express) A Government worker who contended he was never allowed in 2011 to act in the position of diesel mechanic because he is of East Indian descent won $167,351 from the Ministry of Food Production (now Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries) in court yesterday.

Clico parent company vows to repay T&T taxpayers

(Trinidad Guardian) We will pay back the taxpayers. This was the assurance given by representative for CL Financial (CLF) shareholders Carlton Reis, moments after the Government last night lost its bid to appoint a pair of provisional liquidators to recoup the remaining $15 billion it spent to bail out the company’s cash-strapped subsidiary Clico since 2009.

T&T man uses van to kill teen

(Trinidad Guardian) When 17-year-old David Sancaro rushed to a bar to protect a woman he didn’t even know from physical abuse being meted out by her enraged lover on Sunday, little did he know his gallantry would have cost him his life.

Going USA: Check-in three hours before, Trinis told

(Trinidad Express) If you are travelling out of Piarco International Airport to the United States, it would be wise to get there more than three hours earlier as the United States Department of Homeland Security has requested increased security checks.

Barbados woman shot dead at ATM

(Barbados Nation) Police are continuing  their investigations into Monday night’s shooting death of Colleen Beresdean Payne, 58, of Lodge Hill, St Michael.

T&T teen killed after intervening to protect woman

(Trinidad Guardian) When 17-year-old David Sancaro rushed to a bar to protect a woman he didn’t even know from physical abuse being meted out by her enraged lover on Sunday, little did he know his gallantry would have cost him his life.

CAL flights still delayed

(Trinidad Guardian) CAL’s communications manager Dione Ligoure yesterday apologised to the hundreds of passengers affected by the delays.

Brazil power plant construction paralyzed by indigenous protesters

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Construc-tion of a power plant on the Teles Pires River in Brazil was paralyzed by protesting members of the Munduruku tribe, a leader of the movement told Reuters yesterday, adding to tensions over land conflicts in South America’s largest country.

T&T PM, Opposition Leader to meet on range of topics

(Trinidad Guardian) Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar will discuss campaign finance reform, internal self government for Tobago and the Integrity Commission, among other matters when they meet tomorrow.