Missing T&T man found dead in car

(Trinidad Express) A family’s search for their missing relative ended in heartbreak on Friday as the body of 34-year-old Hayden Chickoree was found in Arima.

Trump disputes Puerto Rico storm death toll, draws outcry

WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump yesterday disputed Puerto Rico’s official death toll of 3,000 from hurricanes last year and accused Democrats of inflating the figure that was reached in an independent academic study.

Costa Rica strikes, marches against tax plan, testing new president

SAN JOSE,  (Reuters) – Thousands of Costa Ricans kept up a fourth day of marches and a wide public workers strike yesterday to protest a proposed fiscal reform, dealing their center-left president his first major test since taking office in May.

Earthquake-hit Trinidad farmers still awaiting help

(Trinidad Guardian) Earth­quake dis­placed farm­ers from Los Iros are beg­ging the Min­is­ter of Agri­cul­ture Clarence Ramb­harat to make good on his promise to re­lo­cate them.

Controversy in Trinidad after Kamla calls Rowley ‘Oreo’

(Trinidad Express) The Executive of Arouca/Maloney Constituency of the People’s National Movement (PNM) has called on Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar to apologise “unreservedly”  for her “racist, vile and disgusting comments” made about Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley at the her party’s Monday Night Forum.

CAL cancels two flights because of Isaac

Caribbean Airlines (CAL) says that due to Tropical Storm Isaac, the following flights for September 13, 2018 are cancelled: SEPTEMBER 13 BW 434 Port-of-Spain to St.

BVI Human Chain “Shows We Are On Our Way, We Are United”

(Government of the BVI)  Scores of persons from various organisations in the BVI joined hands at Long Bay Beach, Beef Island on Saturday September 8 to form a human chain spelling “One BVI” in observance of the first anniversary of Hurricane Irma.

Dana Seetahal murder trial to proceed

(Trinidad Express) Senior Magistrate Indrani Cedeno has dismissed an application that was made by a defence attorney in the Dana Seetahal murder inquiry for her to step down from further presiding over the matter on the ground of apparent bias.

Over 1,500 Jamaicans left for Canada since Express VISA system

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) In the three-and-a-half years since Canada introduced its Express Entry immigration application system, close to 1,500 Jamaicans have left the island’s shores for that North American country, with the number expected to increase in the face of subsequent changes to the qualifying criteria.

Meeting of U.S., Central American officials is called off this week

SAN SALVADOR/TEGUCIGALPA,  (Reuters) – A U.S.-hosted meeting with Mexico and Central American countries scheduled for this week in Washington has been called off, officials said yesterday, as President Donald Trump’s policies test relations with the region.

Barbadian men found dead in Jamaica

(Barbados Nation) Reports coming out of Jamaica say two Barbadian men have been found dead in the eastern parish of St Thomas.

Venezuela announces easing of currency controls, economists skeptical

CARACAS,  (Reuters) – Venezuela yesterday eased 15-year-old currency controls, decreeing that private banks and exchange houses are allowed to sell dollars, but economists are skeptical the measure will improve the dysfunctional and crisis-stricken economy.

Missing T&T woman found dead

(Trinidad Express) Burnt remains found in Cunupia on Tuesday have been positively identified as those of 21-year-old Reshma Mahadeo.

T&T workers ignore call to ‘rest and reflect’

(Trinidad Express) Instructions by the labour movement for its members to recognise a day of “rest and reflection” yesterday seemed to have gone unheeded by workers in the public and  private sector.

Agri workers recommended as new free movement category in CARICOM

(Barbados Government Information Service) CARICOM Heads of Government have made a number of recommendations for consideration at the next Heads of Government conference, which they hope will make the business of living and working in the region much more viable for all.

Guatemala tells U.N. Secretary-General to back off

GUATEMALA CITY,  (Reuters) – Guatemala’s Foreign Minister said yesterday that United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres should not interfere with the country’s decision to bar an anti-corruption prosecutor.

US warns of regional crisis if Nicaragua unrest goes on

(Reuters) – The United States yesterday called on Nicaragua to release all detained students and political prisoners, declaring the country’s five months of civil unrest a threat to the region’s security.

Roget: T&T Govt failed to keep promises

(Trinidad Express) Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU) president, Ancel Roget, said yesterday the closure of Petrotrin’s refinery did not instigate this Friday’s intended day of “rest and reflection”.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro seeks to capitalize on rivals’ corruption charges

BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s front-running far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro rallied his supporters yesterday with a message of a clean break from the past, hopeful that charges filed against two of his rivals in recent days will consolidate his support among voters fed up with rampant graft.

T&T PM: Workers to get stocks in ‘new’ Petrotrin

(Trinidad Guardian) Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley last night as­sured that Gov­ern­ment is not clos­ing down Petrotrin, al­though it does in­tend to shut down its re­fin­ery op­er­a­tions.

Crisis-hit Argentina hopes for improved IMF deal this month

WASHINGTON/BUENOS AIRES,  (Reuters) – Argentina’s government said on Tuesday it hoped the International Monetary Fund would agree in the second half of September to a deal giving the country more financial support as it seeks to escape a deepening economic crisis.

Espinet in dark about Petrotrin refinery sale

(Trinidad Guardian) Petrotrin chair­man Wil­fred Es­pinet is hold­ing fast to his po­si­tion that there is no plan to sell or pri­va­tise the re­fin­ery at Point-a-Pierre which is be­ing shut down.