(Jamaica Observer) Popular dancehall entertainer, Tommy Lee Sparta, was yesterday freed of lottery scamming related charges in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston.
(Trinidad Express) A ransom of $2 million has been demanded for the safe return of 32-year-old Sheldon Sukhdeo, police have confirmed.
SANTIAGO, (Reuters) – Chilean President Sebastian Pinera asked the country’s police chief to resign yesterday following a growing controversy over the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of an indigenous man in southern Chile.
(Barbados Nation) Two years and six months after he was expected to be sentenced, Terry Cassius Seale was sentenced to 18 years in jail for manslaughter on Wednesday.
(Trinidad Guardian) Some 127 passengers arrived on Sunwing Airlines’ first-ever direct flight from Canada to Tobago yesterday.
(Jamaica Gleaner) A second paternity test has all but concluded that the Kingston pastor who is facing criminal charges for repeatedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl is the father of her infant child, Gleaner sources have revealed.
(Jamaica Observer) The bail application that was scheduled for three St Ann residents accused of a $100-million fraud at National Commercial Bank (NCB) was cancelled yesterday in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court after it was disclosed that more charges are to be laid against the trio.
(Trinidad Express) A Caribbean airlines pilot, his Italian wife, two lawyers and a fifth person appeared in the Tunapuna Magistrates’ Court this morning charged with making arrangements for the adoption of a child contrary to Section 9 (A) of the Adoption of Children Act, Chapter 46:03.
(Trinidad Guardian) Illegal cellphones in T&T’s prisons have become a lucrative business. The comment came from Prison Commissioner Gerard Wilson yesterday as he spoke in his first in a series of “Conversations with the Commissioner” which was streamed live on Facebook.
(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are investigating the death of a United States resident, who turned up at a gas station with a gunshot wound in Mammee Bay, St Ann earlier today.
SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, (Reuters) – The chief justice of Brazil’s Supreme Court late yesterday knocked down a colleague’s ruling that would have freed from jail former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, but said the full court will take up the contentious case in April.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s Prosecutor General Raquel Dodge yesterday charged President Michel Temer with corruption and money laundering uncovered in an investigation into graft related to port concessions, according to a statement from her office.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil has failed to replace nearly one third of the thousands of Cuban doctors who exited the country after a diplomatic spat, as many new recruits failed to turn up for work, the Health Ministry said yesterday.
RIO DE JANEIRO, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Brazilian authorities have expelled a group of illegal loggers and ranchers from a remote area of the Amazon in a risky and rare operation to protect a threatened indigenous tribe.
(Trinidad Guardian) The grieving common-law husband of 26-year-old Maquader Martin wants answers before his wife is laid to rest.
(Trinidad Guardian) Three people, including a Trincity couple, have been charged with illegally adopting a Venezuelan infant in what police are calling a historic case.
(Trinidad Express) Sheldon Sukhdeo is alive. At about 12.03a.m. today, Sheldon Sukhdeo made contact with his relatives.
(Jamaica Observer) IT’S official. Buju Banton’s first major performance will be held on March 16 at National Stadium in St Andrew.
(Trinidad Guardian) Three people were killed and one injured in two separate police-involved shootings in east Trinidad yesterday.
(Trinidad Guardian) A pastor, of Consolation Ministry in Arima, has appeared in court charged with grievous sexual assault.
(Barbados Nation) The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled in favour of Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) and Arawak Cement Ltd in their battle with local importer Rock Hard Cement to have tariffs on imported cement remain at 60 per cent, and not five per cent as argued by the company.
(Jamaica Observer) Sandals Resorts has strongly denied allegations that it was covering up allegations of sexual assault on two American female guests and said it stands ready to “vigorously defend itself in court” against the case that is now a subject of litigation.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Bandele Sankofa’s plans to watch the English Premiere league match between Liverpool and Manchester United on Sunday were cut short by a horrific nightmare for him and his family after he received a call that his niece, Dr.
(Trinidad Guardian) A soured love affair is believed to have led to the murder of a mother of one and her new boyfriend at the woman’s Paramond Street, Toco Main Road, Vega De Oropouche home early yesterday.
(Trinidad Express) Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has announced that lands belonging to State-owned Petrotrin will be made available to former workers for housing and agriculture.
(Trinidad Guardian) Police believe a hit was called on the life police constable Kryston Ramirez.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The family of 82-year-old returned resident Seymour Samuels is upset that for the seven weeks he was reported missing, he had been lying dead in a Westmoreland morgue.
(Trinidad Express) A 22 year old man was shot dead just after midnight outside a club in Penal.
(Jamaica Observer) The man who was arrested and charged in connection with the murder of Karen Cleary-Brown, a returning resident from the United Kingdom, was remanded when he appeared before the St Mary Parish Court on Friday.
(Trinidad Express) A mother appeared before the San Fernando Court on Monday charged with neglecting her two children.
(Jamaica Observer) A father who cut his 10-year-old daughter’s forehead while beating her, claimed he panicked and ended up stitching the wound with needle and thread.
(Jamaica Gleaner) It comes as no surprise that of the fewer than 100 African-American female commercial pilots in the United States, one of two employed to American Airlines (AA) is Jamaican-American.
(Trinidad Guardian) Five-year-old Joshua Rufus is literally getting a helping hand from a Point Lisas-based engineering company.
(Jamaica Observer) THE gun is still the weapon of choice for co mitting violent crimes in Jamaica, with the deadly weapon being used in 78.9 per cent of murders and 67.8 per cent of robberies in 2018.
(Trinidad Guardian) The police officer slain at a Carapo bar yesterday may have been shot dead in a case of mistaken identity.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – A Brazilian faith healer who was accused of sexual abuse by more than 300 women has turned himself in a day after being officially ruled a fugitive, local news media reported yesterday.
(Trinidad Guardian) Nine months after his older brother Sheron Sukhdeo was murdered, his younger brother Sheldon Sukhdeo has been kidnapped by men pretending to be police officers.
(Jamaica Gleaner) While most Jamaicans are preparing for the usual festivities which surround the Christmas period, more than 40 residents of premises on Fifth Street in Cockburn Gardens, St Andrew, are now homeless and trying to figure out their next move.
(Jamaica Observer) A St Elizabeth woman is asking the Government to help her get her son back from her husband of 11 years who, she said, sold their assets, moved back to his native India, and has alienated her from her nine-year-old son after she asked for a divorce.
(Trinidad Express) Just minutes after he posted a photograph on social media, Troy Mitchell was gunned down in Maloney on Saturday.
(Trinidad Express) Just days before Christmas, five families have been left homeless after fire destroyed their homes at a squatting village in Couva on Friday.
(Trinidad Guardian) An agreement between BP T&T (bpTT) and the Government will see the energy company investing some US$1.8 billion (TT$12 bn) in two new energy projects.
(Trinidad Guardian) Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said he will not be rushed to decide on the Law Association’s report on Chief Justice Ivor Archie.
(Trinidad Guardian) A month after the owner of 4Play Sports Bar and Lounge was murdered, one of his employees was shot in the carpark of the hostel on Friday night.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Senior Superintendent of Police Anthony Castelle, who collapsed in court three weeks ago when he was found guilty for shooting a pregnant woman in Montego Bay, escaped a prison term but was fined $1 million when he appeared in the St James Parish Court for sentencing yesterday.
(Jamaica Observer) A musician from Panama was arrested and charged with several breaches of the Dangerous Drug Act after he was nabbed with several pounds of ganja at the Sangster International Airport in St James yesterday.
Just days before Christmas, five families have been left homeless after fire destroyed their homes at a squatting village in Couva on Friday.
(Trinidad Guardian) Stephen “Yankee” Lopez, who confessed that he murdered his friend 15 years ago, yesterday expressed his remorse and thanked a judge for bringing closure in the matter.
(Trinidad Guardian) A shipment of marijuana and cocaine totalling 13 bags were discovered by employees as they were offloading a container on the compound of Caribbean Bottlers Limited along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway in Tunapuna yesterday.
(Trinidad Express) A Longdenville air-conditioning technician has been charged with the murder of 13-year-old Trinity College pupil Joash Pantin.