HAVANA, (Reuters) – Cuba said yesterday it remained baffled by health issues affecting U.S.
(Trinidad Guardian) A schoolboy who was playing a video game at his home, a man who was celebrating a friend’s birthday, and another man who took a chance to urinate in a track, were all shot dead when gunmen opened fire in Laventille on Friday night.
PINEDALE, Wyo., (Reuters) – Environ-mentalists on Friday accused the Trump administration of political interference and retaliation in the ouster of Yellow-stone National Park’s chief after his disputes with U.S.
(Jamaica Observer) Government sources told the Jamaica Observer Thursday that they are awaiting a response from Venezuela on its offer to repurchase their 49 per cent share in the local oil refinery, Petrojam.
(Trinidad Guardian) The Imam of the Masjid-ul-Muttaqeen yesterday sent a strong message to those responsible for hiding high-powered guns and ammunition on the mosque’s Munroe Road, Cunupia property, saying stay away from his mosque.
(Barbados Nation) Even before it reaches an agreement to help Government, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has prescribed some bitter medicine for Barbados.
EL RODEO, Guatemala, (Reuters) – Stunned Guatemalans near the Fuego volcano yesterday buried relatives and friends killed in its most violent eruption in four decades, after dangerous flows of ash, rocks and toxic gases in the morning prompted panicked locals to evacuate.
SAN SALVADOR, (Reuters) – El Salvador’s attorney general ordered the arrest yesterday of former president for alleged embezzlement and money laundering, in addition to allegedly covering up various illicit acts during his government.
PANAMA CITY, (Reuters) – Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela said yesterday that the U.S.
(Trinidad Express) The leadership of the Masjid ul Mattaqeen has distanced itself from the discovery of arms and ammunition found hidden in the ceiling of its mosque at Monroe Road, Cunupia, yesterday.
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO, (Reuters) – U.S. authorities are transferring into federal prisons about 1,600 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees, officials told Reuters yesterday, in the first large-scale use of federal prisons to hold detainees amid a Trump administration crackdown on people entering the country illegally.
(Barbados Nation) Massy Distribution (Barbados) Ltd., on behalf of Regal Products Limited, the manufacturer for Regal products out of Trinidad and Tobago, has issued a voluntary recall for Regal Glucose – 225 grammes.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said yesterday that China was an “exceptional partner” of Brazil, softening earlier criticism that Chinese investors were taking over Latin America’s largest economy.
HAMILTON, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Bermuda’s top judge yesterday ruled against a new law banning same-sex marriage in the British overseas territory, a decision the government could now appeal, lawyers and witnesses said.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security Zavia Mayne yesterday held an emergency meeting with representatives of China Harbour Engineering Company Limited and Sinopharm Pan Caribbean.
(Trinidad Guardian) Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat yesterday admitted that land fraud is rampant in T&T and that as line minister for land, he had to report land fraud to the police for an investigation.
HOUSTON/CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s state-owned oil firm PDVSA is considering a declaration of force majeure if customers do not accept new contract terms to ease a bottleneck of tankers around its two main export ports, according to three sources familiar with the matter.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has announced that starting January 2019, sugary drinks will be restricted in schools.
(Trinidad Express) Police suspect that the killing of two men in Beetham Gardens on Monday night was a reprisal for a killing earlier in the day.
(Trinidad Guardian) Oropune residents are now said to be showing genuine regret, remorse and sadness for the man they badly beat last week, after they claimed he attempted to lure a five-year-old girl away from a nearby playground.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Brazil and Ecuador at the end of June in an effort to strengthen trade and security ties with countries grappling with growing numbers of refugees fleeing Venezuela’s economic crisis, his spokeswoman said on Monday.
HAVANA, (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Jeff Flake, former Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt and the Trump administration’s top diplomat in Cuba met yesterday with new Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, the highest-level U.S.
MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – Mexican firms will need to cut deals with suppliers and consider buying goods elsewhere once a conflict over U.S.
(Barbados Nation) Sagicor Financial Corporation has welcomed Government’s decision to get help from the International Monetary Fund.
(Trinidad Guardian) Petrotrin recorded revenue of $11.3 billion for the six month period ending March 31 —a 9.6 per cent increase compared with the corresponding period in 2017.
(Barbados Nation) Owen Arthur has been advised to “see politics and leave it” after repeatedly failing to minimise the appeal of Mia Mottley.
(Barbados Nation) The Barbados Government’s decision to suspend debt payments to external commercial creditors has triggered a credit rating downgrade for Barbados by a regional agency.
VATICAN CITY, (Reuters) – Pope Francis has called for an end to violence in Nicaragua, where at least 15 people were killed this week in protests against President Daniel Ortega and his proposed changes in social security.
HAVANA, (Reuters) – Cuba’s national assembly named former President Raul Castro yesterday to head the commission charged with carrying out changes to the constitution that would provide legal backing to the island’s economic and social opening.
SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – Rampant corruption scandals and a deep recession soured many foreign investors on Brazil in recent years, but one Canadian group saw opportunity.
HAVANA, (Reuters) – Seven people drowned and two remain missing as a result of flooding last week in Cuba caused by storm Alberto that forced tens of thousands to evacuate and caused a spill of oily water in Cienfuegos bay, Cuba’s Civil Defense authority said.
(Jamaica Observer) Four young men were yesterday shot dead during a firefight with police from the St Catherine South Division in Cressa Lane, Old Braeton.
(Barbados Government Information Service) The Government of Barbados yesterday announced a multi-pronged plan to address critically-low levels of international reserves, unsustainably high levels of public indebtedness, poor growth and major failings in public infrastructure and social safety nets.
(Jamaica Observer) NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Two women were among four people killed in a bizarre, two-motorcycle collision on the Sheffield main road here on Wednesday night.
HAVANA, (Reuters) – Cuba and the United States are making the re-establishment of postal services permanent after a trial run, the state-run Cuban News Agency reported yesterday, as cooperation in some areas inches forward despite a chill in relations under the Trump administration.
GRAND ANSE, Grenada, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Caribbean countries should dive into the “blue economy” to exploit marine resources, giving their economies a much needed boost, while protecting coastal eco-systems, economists said.
(Barbados Nation) Prime Minister Mia Mottley has painted a sobering picture of the Barbados economy.
RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – Brazil showed signs of returning to normal yesterday as an oil workers union ended a strike ahead of schedule and an 11-day trucker protest wound down, a welcome breather for a government suffering from rock-bottom approval levels.
(Trinidad Express) A couple has been found dead at their Williamsville home. Farmer Dipchan Heeralal, 53 and Radha Baldeo, 53 were discovered at their American Flats, Williamsville home around 4 p.m.
(Trinidad Express) Convicted fraudster Kern Romero was not murdered. Romero, 32, a friend of Chief Justice Ivor Archie, died on Sunday night at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex from complications associated with an illness.
(Trinidad Guardian) Three US residents have been sentenced for illegally purchasing 36 guns and smuggling them into T&T from Atlanta, Georgia.
(Jamaica Observer) The Windalco bauxite company, majority-owned by the Russian company UC Rusal, is now facing an uncertain future as both local and overseas banks are allegedly refusing to do business with the company.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Islamic terrorist group ISIS is virtually dismantled, but a warning has been sounded for Caribbean nations to be on the lookout for members of that and other radical organisations moving in to regroup or expand.
(Trinidad Express) After operating in Trinidad for almost a year and a half, ride-sharing app Uber is “pausing” its operations here.
(Trinidad Express) Watermelon vendor Brandon Samaroo was shot and killed at his vending stall in Gasparillo at around noon yesterday.
(Trinidad Express) An American Airlines flight that departed Trinidad en route to Miami, Florida yesterday made an emergency landing in Piarco after one of the pilots said that he heard screaming coming from the plane’s cargo hold.
(Trinidad Guardian) The Pesticides and Chemicals Board, chaired by the Chief Medical Officer, is currently considering the banning of importation and distribution of Gramoxone, Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat has revealed.
(Barbados Government Information Service) Prime Minister Mia Mottley has described yesterday’s three-hour meeting with the leadership of the Social Partnership as “very good”.
(Trinidad Express) A 23-year-old woman yesterday appeared before an Arima Magistrate charged with the May 17 murder of her 88-year old grandmother, Edna David.
(Trinidad Express) High Court judge Kevin Ramcharan appeared in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court yesterday, a day after his midnight arrest at the scene of a crash in Maraval.