(JAMAICA OBSERVER) A five-year-old American boy who was vacationing in Jamaica, and a local raft captain were feared drowned in the Martha Brae River in Trelawny yesterday afternoon.
(Trinidad Express) As was expected, social media exploded following yesterday’s 6.9 magnitude earthquake and the verdict was unanimous — it was terrifying!
(Barbados Nation) An American company involved in Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) projects in Barbados has been slapped with a four year ban by the financier.
(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) The death of Trinidad-born Aneal Lall, who was struck by lightning at a New York park on Saturday has been described as surreal.
An entire class of 35 pupils from Rio Claro East Secondary have scored ungraded in two of their Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination subjects after their School-based Assessment (SBA) marks were not uploaded to the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC).
(Reuters) – U.S. producer ConocoPhillips yesterday said Venezuela’s PDVSA agreed to pay $2 billion to settle an arbitration award, suspending a dispute that blocked the state-run oil firm from exporting crude from most of its key Caribbean facilities.
(Trinidad Guardian) Prime Minister Keith Rowley’s apology to the Hindu community concerning the PNM’s controversial sari skit should be copied by all PNMites including party social media activists, says Pundit Satyanand Maharaj.
(Reuters) – Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri plans to report Venezuela’s government to the International Criminal Court at The Hague for alleged crimes against humanity, according to an interview broadcast on CNN’s Spanish service on Sunday night.
(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) A Trinidad-born man was struck by lightning and killed in Long Island, New York.
(TRINIDAD NEWSDAY) FOR the past three years, Lutchmin Rampersad-Basdeo, 52, would leave her Rousillac home accompanied by her daughter, Aarti Rampersad, 25, and drive to Macoya to purchase fruits and vegetables to sell at the Point Fortin market.
(JAMAICA GLEANER) Hopes of finding Jamaican Dawna Munroe and her nine-year-old daughter Crystal were crushed last Friday when Italian authorities confirmed they were among the 43 people killed when a bridge they were driving across collapsed in Genoa, Italy.
(Trinidad Guardian) Mourners at the funeral of murdered family doctor Sinanan Lutchman yesterday appealed to new Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith to find the killers and bring closure to the case.
PACARAIMA, Brazil, (Reuters) – Fearful Venezuelan immigrants lined up in smaller numbers to enter Brazil yesterday at the only border crossing between the two countries one day after violent protests by Brazilian residents drove hundreds back across the frontier.
(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica — News from Italy is that a Jamaican woman, her Italian husband and nine-year-old daughter, were among the causalities of last Tuesday’s bridge collapse in Genoa.
MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – The United States has dropped a contentious demand from the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement to impose restrictions on Mexican agricultural exports, Mexico’s top farm lobby said yesterday.
(Trinidad Guardian) Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley last night unreservedly apologised to the Hindu community for a skit performed at the People’s National Movement (PNM) family day, saying the skit was disrespectful to that religion but it was done out of ignorance and not malicious intent.
BRASILIA (Reuters) – Angry residents of the Brazilian border town of Pacaraima ran riot and drove out Venezuelan immigrants on Saturday after a local restaurant owner was stabbed and beaten, residents and government officials said.
(Jamaica Gleaner): The Court of Appeal has effectively put aside a near $4-billion claim against Sagicor Bank Jamaica Limited in favour of contractor York P.
(Trinidad Guardian): Two guns, a quantity of ammunition and marijuana have been seized by officers of the Port-of-Spain Division.
(Trinidad Guardian) The murder of 79-year-old family doctor during an armed robbery sent shock waves in the eastern town of Sangre Grande on Thursday.
(Trinidad Express) The Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action (CAFRA) said the skit performed at the People’s National Movement (PNM) family day feeds into “rape culture”.
RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – A potential ban on the popular herbicide glyphosate in Brazil over concerns it may cause cancer in humans would be a “disaster” for the country’s agricultural industry, Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Thursday.
(TRINIDAD NEWSDAY) Trinidad & Tobago lifeguards and their union, the National Union of General and Federated Workers (NUGFW) held a protest yesterday outside the National Security Ministry, Abercromby Street, Port of Spain, to show their discontent with the way the lifeguards were being managed under the ministry.
(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) The murder of 79-year-old family doctor during an armed robbery sent shock waves in the eastern town of Sangre Grande yesterday.
(Trinidad Express) The Law Association of T&T (LATT) has been given the all clear to continue its investigation into allegations that this country’s third highest office holder “corruptly and knowingly used his office in concert with convicted felons for their benefit”.
(Trinidad Express) Don’t condemn Beetham! This was the message from acting Attorney General Fitzgerald Hinds as he broke his silence in defence of the wider Beetham Gardens community, saying “three miscreants” were the ones who disrespected him and councillor Akil Audain.
(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) TWENTY-ONE thousand, two hundred and fifty students who wrote the 2018 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination will be able to access their results from 10 p.m.
(JAMAICA OBSERVER) The Government has reported an increase in the pass rate for students in public schools who sat the compulsory subjects of Mathematics and English Language in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) this year, when compared to 2017.
(JAMAICA OBSERVER) WHEN 13-year-old Shanoya Wray left home quietly on the night of July 15, her relatives — who quickly reported her missing — had no clue she would not return home alive.
(TRINIDAD NEWSDAY) A Penal businessman was shot at close range by a bandit during a robbery at his jewellery store on Tuesday morning.
(Trinidad Guardian) Acting Attorney General and Member of Parliament for Laventille West Fitzgerald Hinds was given an unceremonious bath with flood water on Tuesday by constituents in Beetham Gardens and chased from the area.
(Trinidad Guardian) Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley on Tuesday accused certain individuals of trying to stir up racial hatred in the country over a People’s National Movement (PNM) skit.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Prime Minister Andrew Holness says other institutions in the society will have to look at their dress code policies as the government embarks on its own review.
CHICAGO, (Reuters) – U.S. and Mexican law enforcement authorities will set up a joint team based in Chicago targeting the leaders and finances of drug cartels that ship opioids into the United States, aiming to stanch a spike in overdose deaths, officials said yesterday.
ASUNCION, (Reuters) – Former senator Mario Abdo Benitez took office as Paraguay’s new president on Wednesday, pledging to cut poverty and fight corruption after winning national elections in April, but major changes to economic policy were not expected.
(TRINIDAD NEWSDAY) Officers of the Homicide Bureau Region 1 are on the hunt for two men posing as police officers, after they killed two Diego Martin men earlier today.
The Acting Attorney General and Parliament member, Fitzgerald Hinds was given a bath with flood water as he visited constituents in Beetham Gardens, Trinidad and Tobago.
(TRINIDAD & TOBAGO NEWSDAY) NEARLY 1,500 students who wrote the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exam in May and June from government and government-assisted secondary schools in TT received no passes.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela chief prosecutor, Tarek Saab, said yesterday two high-ranking military officers were arrested for their alleged involvement in drone explosions during a speech by President Nicolas Maduro earlier this month.
SANTIAGO, (Reuters) – The Chilean government asked the Vatican yesterday for documents related to sex abuse accusations against clergy in Chile, as local prosecutors raided another office of the Roman Catholic Church in Santiago.
(Trinidad Guardian) Prime Minister Keith Rowley is getting flack from some PNMites for referring to certain members as “imps” at last Sunday’s PNM Family Day function—and for making reference to mosques in his speech.
(JAMAICA GLEANER) Fishermen attached to Rainforest Seafoods caught an unlikely catch at sea on Monday when an elderly fisherman was rescued after drifting for seven days.
(BARBADOS NATION) Barbadians will be given details of Phases Two and Three of Government’s Barbados Economic Recovery and Transformation Plan in the next two weeks.
(JAMAICA OBSERVER) A violent domestic dispute in Glengoffe, St Catherine on Sunday resulted in the death of one man while two other persons have been hospitalised following the melee.
HAVANA, (Reuters) – Cuba has begun a public debate on issues ranging from one-party rule and socialism to inequality, gay rights, private property and restructuring of the country’s government as it moves to replace a Cold War-era constitution.
MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday his administration will invest more than $11 billion to boost refining capacity in order to curb growing fuel imports.
OSLO, (Reuters) – Scientists called yesterday for greater transparency over the use of tax havens by companies involved in activities that have harmed the world’s oceans and the Amazon rainforest.
(Trinidad Express) Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has extended condolences to the family of global literary icon, Sir Vidiadhar Surujprasad (VS) Naipaul.
(Trinidad Express) Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has extended condolences to the family of Nobel Laureate Sir Vidia Naipaul following his death in London Saturday.
BUENOS AIRES, (Reuters) – Argentine senators rejected a bill to legalize abortion after an impassioned debate ran into the early hours of Thursday, pushing back against a groundswell of support from a surging abortion rights movement.