Trinidad author lands deal with Netflix

(Trinidad Guardian) Net­flix has snapped up the tele­vi­sion rights for the as yet to be pub­lished de­but nov­el of T&T na­tion­al Car­o­line MacKen­zie, which tells the tale of a Venezue­lan fam­i­ly liv­ing in this coun­try il­le­gal­ly.

737 Max 8 still landing at Trinidad airport

(Trinidad Guardian) Even as dozens of coun­tries around the world im­posed re­stric­tions on the Boe­ing 737 Max 8, Amer­i­can Air­lines con­tin­ues to op­er­ate the air­craft on its routes be­tween T&T and the Unit­ed States on Tues­day.

Jamaican scores with New York Times Scholarship

(Jamaica Gleaner) Nineteen-year-old Davina Scott overcame poverty in her native Jamaica and the embarrassment of not being able to read and write to rise to become one of 10 students who have received a New York Times College Scholarship.

Nerves fray, tempers flare as Venezuela blackout hits fourth day

CARACAS,  (Reuters) – Furious Venezuelans lined up to buy water and fuel yesterday as the country endured a fourth day of a nationwide blackout that has left already-scarce food rotting in shops, homes suffering for lack of water and cell phones without reception.

UNC moves on CJ

(Trinidad Express) A motion calling on the Prime Minister to take action against Chief Justice Ivor Archie is to be debated in the House of Represen-tatives.

Plane’s brake system was not functional

CAL aircraft terminal building collision in Trinidad…

(Trinidad Guardian) A pre­lim­i­nary re­port has shown that the brak­ing sys­tem on the Caribbean Airlines Limited’s (CAL) ATR air­craft was not func­tion­al at the time the air­craft col­lid­ed with a wall at Pi­ar­co Airport on Wednes­day, Fi­nance Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert said on Friday.

Venezuela power flickers after worst blackout in decades

CARACAS,  (Reuters) – Venezuela’s power supply remained patchy yesterday after the worst blackout in decades paralyzed most of the country, exacerbating hardship for millions of people already suffering from hyperinflation and widespread shortages of basic goods.

Brazil aims to open indigenous reserves to mining – minister

BRASILIA,  (Reuters) – The government of Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro is preparing an overhaul of mining sector regulations that will include opening up indigenous reserves to mining, the country’s mines and energy minister said.

Venezuela must pay Conoco over $8 bln -World Bank

HOUSTON,  (Reuters) – Venezuela must pay ConocoPhillips more than $8 billion to compensate for the 2007 expropriation of oil assets by the country’s late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, the World Bank ruled yesterday, making the U.S.

Trinidad: US$1m to fix crashed CAL aircraft – Imbert

(Trinidad Guardian) The dam­age to one of Caribbean Air­lines’ (CAL) ATR air­craft will cost the State US$1 mil­lion to re­pair, a cost which the act­ing Prime Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert has de­scribed as a “pre­lim­i­nary es­ti­mate.” Im­bert gave the fig­ure at yes­ter­day’s post-Cab­i­net me­dia brief­ing at the Diplo­mat­ic Cen­tre in St Ann’s, as he ad­dressed is­sues sur­round­ing the ac­ci­dent which dam­aged the air­craft’s nose.

Brazil sends expedition to protect isolated Amazon tribe

BRASILIA,  (Reuters) – Brazilian anthropologists are looking for members of an Amazon tribe that has had little or no contact with the outside world to steer them clear of a rival indigenous group and avoid a bloody clash of cudgels against arrows.

Jamaica: Fake doctor arrested, charged

(Jamaica Gleaner) The police are reporting that Alicia England, a woman accused of posing as a medical doctor and fleecing individuals of hundreds of thousands of dollars, is now in custody.

Trinidad: After heist foiled, all items recovered

Jewellers thank cops for effort

(Trinidad Guardian) Prais­ing the po­lice for killing two rob­bers and re­cov­er­ing over $200,000 in stolen loot, Cou­va jew­ellers An­na and Lakhram Par­riag yes­ter­day ex­pressed sat­is­fac­tion that some of the “pests” who had been ter­ror­is­ing them were dead.