Oxfam International boss says Haiti scandal ‘breaks my heart’

NEW YORK, (Reuters) – The executive director of Oxfam International said yesterday she was heartbroken by a sexual misconduct scandal in Haiti involving aid workers that prompted Britain’s government to threaten to cut off aid funding to charities.

Barbados Minister robbed at ATM

(Barbados Nation) Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator Maxine McClean was robbed on Friday The incident was said to have occurred at the ATM at the bottom of University Hill around 3:30 p.m.

Police detain 3 more in Carnival plot

(Trinidad Guardian) The threat to disrupt Carnival 2018 is still very much on, acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams stated on Saturday as he announced that three more people are now in police custody following ongoing investigations into the matter.

T&T police detain 3 more in Carnival plot

(Trinidad Guardian) Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams during an emergency press conference at the Police Services’ Administration Building in Port-of-Spain, yesterday.

Water authority employee in T&T shot dead

(Trinidad Guardian) High-powered weapons were used in the killing of an employee of the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) at La Horquetta yesterday morning.

Brazil’s Temer blasts Venezuela for refugee exodus

BRASILIA,  (Reuters) – Brazilian President Michel Temer criticized the leftist government of neighbouring Venezuela yesterday for leading that country into a crisis that is causing an exodus of refugees into northern Brazil.

Colombia wants to build Venezuela financial rescue plan

NEW YORK,  (Reuters) – Colombia has contacted international lending agencies about devising a financial rescue plan worth up to $60 billion for neighbouring Venezuela if President Nicholas Maduro leaves power, Colombia’s finance minister said in an interview yesterday.

US$800M available from CDB for hurricane recovery

- following Bank’s strong 2017 performance

aPresident of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr Warren Smith,  on Wednesday announced that the institution is making US$700 to 800 million available to help Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) recover from the impact of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

1,100 more cops needed in T&T

-Deputy CoP Dulalchan gives security update

(Trinidad Express) There are over 7,000 police officers in the Police Service, but 1,100 more are needed.

1,100 more cops needed in T&T

-Deputy CoP Dulalchan gives security update

(Trinidad Express) There are over 7,000 police officers in the Police Service, but 1,100 more are needed.

US lauds Jamaica on progress in combating lottery scamming

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, has lauded the Government for the important progress made in combating lottery scamming and assured of the US Government’s continued support to Jamaica’s security forces and criminal justice system.

Venezuela sets presidential vote for April 22 after talks crumble

CARACAS,  (Reuters) – Venezuela yesterday set a presidential election for April 22 after mediation talks between the leftist government and an opposition coalition collapsed, setting the stage for the likely re-election of President Nicolas Maduro.

Cuban independent media say no thanks to Trump free press initiative

HAVANA, (Reuters) – Leading Cuban independent media said they want nothing to do with a Trump administration initiative to foster more such outlets on the communist-run isle, contending it interferes in Cuba’s politics and creates the impression they are U.S.

Social media talk stuns T&T President-elect

(Trinidad Guardian)  “No, I am not a lesbian.” That was the firm response of president-elect Paula-Mae Weekes yesterday as she sought to put to rest questions, raised on social media, about her sexual orientation in light of the fact that she has never been married or had any children.