(Trinidad Express) While Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley was addressing the media yesterday afternoon regarding his trip to Belize and flood-related matters, the country was recording its 400th murder.
CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela, (Reuters) – With some nursing wounds, others jailed and many heading abroad, Venezuela’s young opposition supporters are demoralized by the ruling socialists’ shock election win this month, after prolonged protests failed to oust President Nicolas Maduro.
(Trinidad Guardian) Four days after saying he felt no need for him to resign, Office of Disaster Preparedness Management (ODPM) deputy CEO Dave Williams on Tuesday tendered his resignation with immediate effect.
(Trinidad Express) A Couva mother was killed on Monday during a robbery at her home.
(Trinidad Express) My mom is my hero! These are the words from 14 year-old, Rodrigo Darius Sanchez, who obtained passes in seven subjects after completing the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations recently.
(Trinidad Express) BULLETIN: Weather activity associated with the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is forecast to affect Trinidad and Tobago in 12 to 24 hours, from early Wednesday morning.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s Supreme Court has suspended a decree issued by President Michel Temer’s government changing the definition of slavery that was widely condemned as a reversal in the fight against forced labour.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, (Reuters) – A new United Nations-backed mission to support Haiti’s justice system has had a mixed reaction from local politicians and civil society groups after long-standing criticism of its predecessor.
(Trinidad Express) Six days after it began, the rains continued to pound parts of south Trinidad yesterday.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Businessman Dennis Ramdial was yesterday afternoon shot dead outside his business place on Beechwod Avenue, St Andrew, just three months after his son, Richard, was murdered in a sports utility vehicle along Ruthven Road.
(Trinidad Express) A Moruga man is expected to appear before a Couva Magistrate yesterday, charged with the September 21 murder of hospital attendant Aaron Kim Goorachan.
PANAMA CITY, (Reuters) – A group including China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC) has started building a $165 million port in Panama for cruise ships, the first project announced between China and the Latin American nation since they re-established diplomatic ties this year.
(Jamaica Observer) The integrity of the region’s secondary examination has been brought into question as some educators are uncomfortable with the recently implemented electronic marking system.
Police are continuing their investigations into the shooting incident which occurred around 11:35 p.m., on Friday, October 20, at Silver Hill, Christ Church.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The bloodletting in St James continued on the weekend, with seven persons being killed and one being injured by gunmen in separate incidents.
SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – Brazil’s Petróleo Brasileiro SA has applied to federal environmental agency Ibama to provide environmental protection services in exchange for wiping out all its fines for environmental offenses, the state-controlled oil company said late on Saturday.
GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said on Saturday, describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong.
YASUNI PARK, Ecuador (Reuters) – The manager of state oil company Petroamazonas defended Ecuador’s plans to expand exploitation of major oil reserves in one of the world’s most species-diverse rainforests, saying it will ensure minimum environmental impact and use appropriate technology.
(Trinidad Guardian) Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has admitted the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) and other State agencies must improve their disaster relief response times.
OTTAWA, (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has been badly shaken by a conflict-of-interest controversy about his finance minister, but the Liberal government’s upcoming fiscal update offers an opportunity to reset the public focus on Canada’s strong economy, political observers say.
(Trinidad Express) Soldiers have been engaged to assist other State agencies in the rescue of some 200 citizens marooned in flood waters in Woodland and Barrackpore.
HAVANA, (Reuters) – Cuba unveiled a replica of a New York statue of independence hero Jose Marti yesterday, putting a gift from the hometown of U.S.