Jamaica: Three remanded over $100-m ABM fraud

(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 prisons chief: Cellphones a lucrative business in jail

(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.

Brazil chief justice suspends Lula ruling until next year

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.

Brazil top prosecutor indicts President Temer for corruption

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.

Brazilian doctors fail to report for duty to replace Cubans

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.

Barbados: CCJ rules in favour of TCL, Arawak

(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-born pilot soars in the US

(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.

Marijuana, Cocaine found at Trinidad soft drink factory

(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.