(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.
(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) A non-national of T&T can work in this country for 30 days without a work permit for one time only during a year, Housing Minister Edmund Dillon has pointed out.
(TRINIDAD NEWSDAY) A BARRACKPORE mother is appealing for the public to help find her only child, who vanished from in front of their home on Wednesday morning.
CARACAS/BEIJING, (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is traveling to China to discuss economic agreements, as the crisis-struck OPEC nation seeks to convince its key Asian financier to disburse fresh loans.
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.
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.
(JAMAICA OBSERVER) A 19-year-old Jamaican girl has been selected among 63 students for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in the United States, for the 2018/19 academic year.
(TRINIDAD NEWSDAY) THE life-threatening hurricane, Florence, is expected to hover the Carolinas in the US with torrential rains, high winds and massive coastal erosion.
(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.
(Trinidad Express) The closure of the Petrotrin refinery is a crisis, it is tragic, but it presents an opportunity for Trinidad and Tobago, says economist Dr Terrence Farrell.
(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.
(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) Police have detained a fourth suspect in connection with the kidnapping of Natalie Pollonais.
(JAMAICA OBSERVER) THE Ministry of Health is urging the country to be on the alert as the forecast model for Tropical Storm Isaac suggests that the storm might impact the island as early as Friday.
(BARBADOS NATION) It is time to resume hanging people in Barbados when all their appeals have been exhausted.
(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) A construction executive and his common-law wife have been released on a total of $180,000 bail after appearing in court charged with firearm, ammunition and drug possession.
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.
(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.
(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says a caring prime minister would not take a decision to shut down the Petrotrin refinery sending home hundreds of workers.
(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) Hours after workers of Inland and Offshore Contractors Ltd (IOCL) joined hands in prayer for the safe return of Natalie Pollonais, a combined effort by T&T’s national security agencies led to her rescue in El Socorro, San Juan, last night.
(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — MovieTowne chairman and founder Derek Chin is eyeing St. Lucia and Jamaica as the next territories for his multi-million dollar cineplex.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela has agreed to hand over at least seven oil fields to little-known companies that will be paid to boost output through contracts similar to ones rolled back under late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, according to two sources and an internal document.
(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.
(Trinidad Express) Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has confirmed that San Fernando resident Natalie Pollonais, who went missing on Thursday, was rescued by police.
(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.
(TRINIDAD NEWSDAY) FOUR days after she was kidnapped, Palmiste mother of three Natalie Pollonais was rescued by police.
(JAMAICA GLEANER) Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga has made public his distaste for modern dancehall music, which he describes as lacking in substance.
(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) The body of a worker employed at the Embassy of El Salvador was yesterday found in an agricultural area in Cunupia.
(Reuters) – Florence, the sixth tropical storm in the Atlantic basin this year, intensified into a hurricane yesterday and will rapidly gain force as it churns over the open ocean toward the U.S.
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.
(Barbados Nation) Reports coming out of Jamaica say two Barbadian men have been found dead in the eastern parish of St Thomas.
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.
(Reuters) – Tropical Storm Florence was expected to strengthen back into a hurricane by last night, with forecasters warning the storm will bring life-threatening rip currents to the U.S.
VENICE, Italy, (Reuters) – Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival yesterday, bringing Netflix its first major festival victory to seal the online streaming company’s reputation as a big name in arthouse movies.
(Trinidad Express) Burnt remains found in Cunupia on Tuesday have been positively identified as those of 21-year-old Reshma Mahadeo.
(Trinidad Express) Police are yet to determine whether the case of San Fernando mother of three, Natalie Pollinais, was connected to that of Ria Sookdeo and Carolyn Katwaroo, both of whom are still missing.
(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.
(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.
(Jamaica Gleaner) MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Linton Stephenson, the 59-year-old Seventh-day Adventist deacon wanted for the murder of a 25-year-old Mandeville woman has been found dead in Manchester.
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.
(Trinidad Express) Four years after relatives told police Esther Williams’ died as a result of suicide, her common law husband and daughter have been charged with killing her.
(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.
(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”.
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.
(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.
QUITO, (Reuters) – A group of Latin American nations called yesterday for increased aid to assist thousands of Venezuelan immigrants fleeing the economic collapse of their homeland.
RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) – Firefighters combing through the charred remains of Brazil’s National Museum have found a skull that may belong to its star exhibit, an 11,500-year-old woman named Luzia, local TV reported yesterday.
GUATEMALA CITY, (Reuters) – Guatemala’s government said yesterday it had barred the head of a U.N.
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.
(Trinidad Express) Basil St Clair got a phone call around midnight to hear his daughter’s screams.
(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.