Trinidad & Tobago murder toll hits 500

Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice (CoP) Gary Grif­fith unhappy

(Trinidad Guardian) Trinidad & Tobago’s mur­der toll reached the 500 mark yes­ter­day. How­ev­er, de­spite the alarm­ing­ly high fig­ure—the T&T Po­lice Ser­vice said that the mur­der rate has de­creased be­tween the pe­ri­od Au­gust to De­cem­ber.

St Vincent passes medicinal marijuana bill

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) has made history as the first member of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)  to decriminalize marijuana for medical purposes and scientific research.

Trinidad law association internal probe finds enough on CJ

-says PM must weigh impeachment

(Trinidad Guardian) The Law As­so­ci­a­tion of T&T (LATT) mem­ber­ship has vot­ed to re­fer al­le­ga­tions of mis­con­duct against Chief Jus­tice Ivor Archie to Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley for his con­sid­er­a­tion of im­peach­ment pro­ceed­ings against the CJ.

Jamaica leads the Caribbean in Renewable Energy

(Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaica is now developing its renewable-energy potential at a leading pace among its Caribbean neighbours with support from private investment, says David Delaire, managing director, Germany-based MPC Capital.

Chile drives electric vehicle rollout in Latin America

SANTIAGO,  (Reuters) – A massive cargo ship docked in the Chilean port of San Antonio at the end of November, carrying it its belly the first 100 electric buses from China that Chileans hope will revolutionize their public transport system.

Chile declines to sign UN pact, says migration not a human right -report

SANTIAGO, (Reuters) – Chile has become the latest country to pull out of a controversial United Nations migration pact, its interior ministry indicated, provoking fury among opposition parties who accused Sebastian Pinera’s government of “shameful and authoritarian” behavior.

Jamaica: Buju Banton rewards fans

(Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaican reggae superstar Buju Banton rewarded a handful of fans who camped outside his St Andrew recording studio on Friday night after his return to the island.

Buju Banton arrives in Jamaica

(JAMAICA GLEANER) The Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica was the centre of all activity — as far as reggae music lovers are concerned — moments ago, as dancehall-turned reggae superstar Mark ‘Buju Banton’ Myrie touched down after spending eight years imprisoned in the United States. 

Grace acquiring 49% stake in US patty company

(Jamaica Gleaner) Grace Foods (USA), Inc. a company owned by GraceKennedy Limited, said it will be acquiring a 49 per cent equity stake in a new joint venture company, Majesty Foods, a Florida-based manufacturer of patty and empanada products.

11 remigrants killed in Jamaica over the course of this year

-ministers condemn murders of Karen Cleary-Brown & Barbara Findley

(Jamaica Observer) National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang yesterday condemned the murders of returning residents Karen Cleary-Brown and Barbara Findley and said that the Government and his ministry remain steadfast in their mandate to serve and protect all citizens.

In Jamaica, 13-year-old boy stabs his mom to death

(Jamaica Gleaner) Residents of Berkshire District in Bethel Town, Westmoreland, were left baffled yesterday, as they woke up to the shocking news that a seemingly quiet second form high school student had allegedly attacked and murdered his mother early Wednesday night.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro lumps native tribes with women in new ministry

BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro named a pro-life evangelical pastor yesterday to head a new ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights that will also take over the agency looking after the country’s 850,000 indigenous people.