(Trinidad Newsday) Matthew Woods appeared before the Scarborough Magistrates Court after he tried to escape custody this morning while prison officers were transferring him from Tobago to Trinidad.
(Jamaica Observer) The Ministry of Health yesterday reminded the public that the country was still on the influenza alert status announced by Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton in Parliament in February.
(Trinidad Express) An Arima teenager died when his car spun out of control and crashed on Saturday.
(Trinidad Express) Two more Chinese nationals, including one who was said to be a former military commander in China have been charged with harbouring under age Venezuelan girls for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
THERE is something fishy going on at gas stations across the country. Motor vehicles owners are complaining that the fuel imported and received at the pumps is of a substandard quality.
(Trinidad Guardian) From 2015 to March 2019, almost 100 people and groups have been added to the state’s consolidated list of terrorists whose assets in local financial institutions were ordered to be frozen.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Angry Venezuelans set up burning barricades near the presidential palace in Caracas and in other parts of the country yest+erday in protests over constant power outages and shortages of drinking water in the wake of two major blackouts this month.
SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – Brazil’s armed forces yesterday paid tribute to a 1964 coup leading to a two-decade dictatorship, after far-right President Jair Bolsonaro – who argues that military intervention saved the country from communism – reversed an 8-year-ban on celebrations.The move has stirred debate and underscored Bolsonaro’s support for a military government that executed hundreds, tortured thousands, shuttered Congress and left most Brazilians with dark memories of the period.
(Trinidad Express) A Chinese national is clinging to life after being shot and robbed of TT$100,000 today.
(Trinidad Guardian) Looking at 25-year-old Collin Gibbs, at first glance, one sees a smartly dressed and peaceful looking young man.
(Trinindad Guardian) Police Commissioner Gary Griffith was involved in a vehicular accident yesterday, but luckily he suffered no injuries.
(Jamaica Gleaner) As the trees bowed as if in admiration and reverence for the libation ritual that kick-started the graduation ceremony of the first batch of students who participated in the One One Cocoa Permaculture and Sacramental Course at Source Farm in Johns Town, St Thomas, last Friday, Yoruba Priest Babba Yommi Robinson offered a sacrificial offering to God and his ancestors.
(Trinidad Guardian) A Point Fortin youth has gone from never stepping foot out of T&T to touring across more than 25 states in America within a year through the art of stilt walking.
(Trinidad Express) A MAN driving to the Couva hospital for medical help fell unconscious and crashed into the lobby before daybreak Friday.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The extent to which the Uchence Wilson Gang infiltrated the society was brought to light in court yesterday following the revelation that a medical doctor was among the professionals on its payroll.
(Jamaica Observer) Rape charges against Capleton were dropped on Wednesday when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.
(Trinidad Guardian) Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith is looking to clamp down on the long list of officers serving indefinite suspensions due to criminal charges noting the state is paying some $50 million annually on these officers.
(Trinidad Express) A man will be going to court on Friday charged with stealing his wife jewelry.
(Trinidad Guardian) National Security Minister Stuart Young is challenging activist Yesenia Gonzales and other Venezuelan nationals to bring evidence they have against Immigration officers they allege are taking bribes from Venezuelan nationals seeking to gain entry into T&T and to stay here after their time has elapsed.
(Trinidad Express) Police inspector Christopher Fuentes appeared in the Sangre Grande Magistrates’ Court yesterday charged with abduction, false imprisonment and three sexual offences against a 16-year-old mother.
(Trinidad Guardian) The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) has recorded over 700 environmental accidents within the past three years.
(Trinidad Guardian) St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonzalves has hinted that Leeward Islands Air Transport (LIAT) could drop Trinidad and Tobago from its schedule of routes as the airline seeks to restructure amid financial burdens.
(Jamaica Observer) THE second witness in the Uchence Wilson Gang trial testified yesterday that two of the series of robberies that he participated in were coordinated from behind bars.
(Trinidad Express) A special investigations unit has been assigned to find who killed Sheron Sukhdeo and his friends and relatives.
(Trinidad Express) A man was shot dead and a pundit injured during a Pooja (Hindu prayer service) in Hardbargain near Princes Town on Tuesday.
(Trinidad Guardian) Relatives of murder victim Rachel Mohammed, 30, are now said to be fearful for their lives as they believe they too may become targets of alleged gang members.
(Trinidad Guardian) A seven-year-0ld boy playing with matches accidentally torched his family’s home, leaving 11 people homeless.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Former executive director of Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ), Dr Carolyn Gomes, is hailing a major ruling from the United Kingdom-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council which could place cops accused of extrajudicial killings under greater scrutiny and prompt the Police Service Commission (PSC) to investigate them before they get the all-clear signal for upward mobility in the force.
(Trinidad Express) Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith’s plans to restructure the Legal Department of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service involves contracting a team of prosecutors from the United Kingdom, who specialize in fraud and fraud-related matters.
(Barbados nation) Two fake cops were forced to flee and call the real police after Deacons, St Michael residents set upon them when they tried to confiscate a second bicycle.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Broadcaster Dorraine Samuels has died at the age of 59. Samuels, a long time employee of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, passed away this afternoon.
(Trinidad Express) Thirty-year-old Rachel Mohammed was ambushed and shot dead on Saturday night near her St Augustine home.
(Jamaica Observer) A father is now disgruntled after administrators of the school his child attends, instead of taking the injured student to get medical attention, called him to do so.
(Trinidad Guardian) The buck mystery in Gasparillo has ended after an American exorcist intervened and chased away the “spirit” which Krishna Mathura says was tormenting his family over the past seven months.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Prime ministers within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have been sounding off over the decision of a select few Caribbean leaders to meet with United States (US) President Donald Trump last Friday in Florida to discuss the deepening political crisis in Venezuela and energy security.
(Trinidad Express) Rachel Mohammed, the woman shot on Dookiesingh Street, St Augustine, on Saturday night while liming with her friend, has died.
(Trinidad Express) The body found in Couva on Saturday has been identified. It is that of 17-year-old Netanya Mohamdally who went missing on March 17 from her home in Chagua-nas.
(Trinidad Express) The three friends who were taken by men pretending to be police officers have been released.
LIMA, (Reuters) – Residents of a remote Amazonian region seized a small oil installation operated by Canadian energy company PetroTal Corp to demand electricity and other government services, an industry group said yesterday.
(Trinidad Express) The police are asking the public to help them identify the body of a woman found in a watercourse at Exchange, Couva around 10 a.m.
(Jamaica Observer) The parents of a 10-month-old baby who was left unattended at home in Bull Bay, St Andrew, while they partied in St Catherine, drew the ire of people inside the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court last week.
(Jamaica Observer) HEAD of Calabar High’s Physics Department Sanjaye Shaw says he is still upbeat, despite the school’s rejection yesterday of his version of events surrounding an alleged assault involving two of the school’s top athletes last December.
(Trinidad Guardian) Allan “AJ” Martin, the son of slain gangster Allan “Scanny” Martin, was shot dead by an off-duty police officer during an attempted robbery in Chaguanas on Sunday.
(Trinidad Guardian) Two Freeport families are appealing for the public’s help in finding three men who were abducted on Sunday outside their homes.
In keeping with a decision of CARICOM Heads to facilitate a peaceful resolution of the crisis in Venezuela, a delegation of community foreign ministers took part in a video conference on Saturday in Barbados with the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly Juan Guaido while meeting with a team of his representatives.
(Jamaica Gleaner) An alarming shortage of registered dentists in Jamaica has led to a surge in botched services as patients pay a heavy toll chasing after dirt-cheap options.
(Trinidad Guardian) T&T’s debt to China has jumped from $2.2 billion last year to $6.2 billion after Government partnered with China again on two new projects.
(Trinidad Newsday) With last Monday’s bombing by US-backed Syrian forces of the two remaining ISIS-controlled villages in which 200 men, women and children were reportedly killed, some families in TT fear their loved ones who migrated to Syria and Iraq might be among the dead.
(Trinidad Guardian) Hospitals are becoming “home” for some—including children at Carnival time. Some parents deliberately dose their children with Brooklax laxative, take them to hospitals for “diarrhoea” treatment and leave them there when they want to fete for Carnival, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said on Friday.
(Trinidad Newsday) Siparia magistrate Margaret Alert denied bail to the parents of a two-month-old boy when they appeared before her yesterday jointly charged with having a gun and ammunition.