LIAT could drop Trinidad & Tobago route

(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.

UK Privy Council sides with Jamaica group on probing allegations against police

(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.

CARICOM foreign ministers in video conference with Venezuela’s Guaido

-as part of good offices process

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.

Trinidad: Children ‘dumped’ in hospitals for Carnival

(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: Police SUV kills elderly man crossing road

(Trinidad Guardian) The death of an el­der­ly man who was struck and killed by a po­lice ve­hi­cle while at­tempt­ing to cross the Pri­or­i­ty Bus Route in Barataria — the sec­ond fa­tal ac­ci­dent in­volv­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer in three days — has prompt­ed the Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice to get per­son­al­ly in­volved in the in­ves­ti­ga­tions of both mat­ters.

Jamaica: More people could be charged in stolen baby case

(Jamaica Observer) The origin of one of the documents Peta-Gay Ffrench presented at the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) in Twickenham Park, St Catherine, when she attempted to register a stolen baby last month, will determine whether another person is charged in the matter.

Trinidad: Seven cops held over extra-duty racket

(Trinidad Guardian) Five fe­male Spe­cial Re­serve Po­lice Of­fi­cers and a se­nior su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice are among sev­en po­lice of­fi­cers ar­rest­ed by of­fi­cers of the Pro­fes­sion­al Stan­dards Bu­reau for mis­chief in pub­lic of­fice.