(Jamaica Gleaner) Included in the four senators who were appointed yesterday by the governor general in Canada was Jamaica-born Dr Rosemary Moodie.
(Jamaica Observer) A British family is now waiting with bated breath as local investigators try to determine the whereabouts of their 82-year-old relative, who has been missing since October 25.
(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.
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 Express) Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) yesterday fired 51 more employees.
(Trinidad Express) An argument over an Orchard fruit drink at a mini-mart in Tunapuna has led to the shooting death of 47-year-old Lester “Bellyman” Sookhai on Tuesday.
(Jamaica Observer) The post-mortem conducted on Karen Cleary-Brown — who was found dead at her home in Boscobel, St Mary, last week — has revealed that she was stabbed nine times.
(Trinidad Express) Bail has been set at $300,000 for a 32-year-old financial advisor and managing director of an investment company.
(Jamaica Observer) A man who was taken into custody on Sunday after he crashed a stolen taxi into the perimeter fence of a church on Lyndhurst Road, St Andrew is yet to be charged.
(Jamaica Observer) A two-year-old parliamentary committee reviewing sexual offences legislation has recommended that buggery, abortion and other issues of “broad public divide” could be put to a referendum.
(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.
(Trinidad Guardian) The Estate Police Association of T&T yesterday said it stood behind officer Kelvon Alexander in the recent issue involving Foreign Minister Dennis Moses at the Piarco International Airport.
(Trinidad Guardian) A family of three has appeared in the the Sangre Grande Magistrates’ Court charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition.
(Barbados Nation) A PRISON OFFICER who had been charged with knowingly associating with an ex-convict, whom she eventually married, walked out of the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court yesterday with the matter no longer hanging over her head.
(Trinidad Guardian) The organisers of Sex Island say this is not the first time they’ll be using Trinidad and Tobago as the venue for their controversial sex and drugs event.
(Trinidad Express) Prostitute and drug-fueled Sex Island will be hosted at a resort on a private island off the coast of Trinidad and Tobago, a representative from the company has told the New York The Post.
(Jamaica Gleaner) News has emerged that 25-year-old District Constable Toyan Ormsby reportedly shot 62-year-old Dawnette Maxwell to death before turning the gun on himself as a mark of revenge, after one of Maxwell’s grandsons had refused the lawman’s homosexual advances.
(Jamaica Gleaner) An increasing number of assault, rape, negligence and personal-injury cases are being filed against Jamaican resorts in federal courts in the United States (US).
(Trinidad Express) Tabaquite MP, Surujrattan Rambachan, has revealed alarming statistics on the high number of people living in poverty in Trinidad and Tobago.
(Trinidad Guardian) Security Guard Jodie Awai was mercilessly beaten to death during a robbery at his workplace at Macfoods Meat Processors Limited in Laventille Sunday night.
(Barbados Nation) Just over 1 000 civil servants have been severed so far during Government’s retrenchment programme.
(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.
(Trinidad Guardian) The families of Krystiana Sankar and Yannis “Pebbles” Augustine will have to find $6 million each for their freedom.
(Jamaica Observer) Dancehall artise Kalado had a brief encounter with the law yesterday over what police officers thought were three high-powered rifles found in his possession.
(Trinidad Express) A father and his son have been jointly charged with assault and wounding with intent against their neighbour.
(Trinidad Guardian) A 44-year-old father was granted $50,000 bail when he appeared in court charged with willfully neglecting a two-year-old boy.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Scores of Jamaicans were eagerly awaiting Banton’s arrival in the island as they camped out at the Norman Manley International Airport last Friday to welcome ‘The Gargamel’ home.
(Trinidad Guardian) There is no let-up on Government from Devant Maharaj. Now the UNC activist has released Communication/National Security Minister Stuart Young’s cell number and urged people to call Young.
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.
(Trinidad Guardian) Six days after a Penal family of five were kidnapped from their home, one man has been charged.
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.
Commissioner of Police (CoP) Gary Griffith is bringing in foreign officers and other experts to help in the war on crime.
(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.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Kadijah Robinson, Jamaica’s representative to the Miss World pageant has finished 4th in the grand final which took place yesterday in Sanya, China.
(Trinidad Guardian) Two men will appear before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate on Monday, charged with kidnapping UWI employee Maria Dass-Supersad.
Preparations were in high gear for the return of Buju Banton at Gargamel Recording Studio, which is located off Red Hills Road in St Andrew, yesterday.
(Barbados Nation) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) likes the way the Barbados economy is being fixed, calling it an “excellent start”.
(Trinidad Newsday) The payphones that were being loaded onto a flat bed truck on Thursday were not stolen.
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Kadijah Robinson , Jamaica’s representative to the Miss World pageant has finished 4th in the grand final which took place earlier today in Sanya, China.
(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.
(Trinidad Guardian) Business magnate Derek Chin has called for the regularisation of Venezuelans living in T&T so that they can become part of the workforce.
(Trinidad Express) Two men were shot and killed overnight in separate incidents in south Trinidad.
(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.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Buju Banton has been released from prison after eight years at the McRae Correctional institution.
(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.
(Trinidad Guardian) Heightened security in the capital city since midnight is expected to impact thousands of people today, as one of the main streets leading into downtown Port-of-Spain will be cordoned off to facilitate two high-profile criminal cases.
(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.
(Trinidad Guardian) Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels and behaves.
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.
(Trinidad Express) A man was gunned down in a drive by shooting in Freeport on Wednesday night.