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Six injured as Fly Jamaica aircraft makes emergency landing in Guyana

SOURCE: CMC: The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) re-opened on Friday, a few hours after a  Fly Jamaica airliner made an emergency landing 45 minutes into its flight to Toronto, Canada. “We can confirm that Fly Jamaica flight OJ256 bound for Toronto has returned to Georgetown with a technical problem and has suffered an accident […]

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Antigua and Barbuda vote in favour of staying with the Privy Council

SOURCE: CMC: Antigua and Barbuda Tuesday voted in favour of retaining the London-based Privy Council as its final court, according to the preliminary figures released here. The Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission (ABEC) said that of the 17,743 votes counted, the “no” vote secured 9, 234 as against 8,509 for the “Yes” vote. Voters here had […]

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Grenadians reject efforts to adopt the CCJ as final court

SOURCE: CMC:  Grenadians voted for a second time within a two year period, to reject efforts to replace the London-based Privy Council as the island’s highest court. In a national referendum on Tuesday, the preliminary figures released by the Parliamentary Elections Office (PEO) show that the “No’ vote secured 12,133 as compared to 9,846 for […]

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JAMAICA – Stop the killing!

KINGSTON — A rise in the incidence of domestic attacks, the latest of which claimed the life of a nine-year-old St Catherine boy, has triggered a call for the authorities to set up centres in vulnerable communities where people who are experiencing domestic issues can access counselling. The call was made by mostly male residents […]

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JAMAICA – 8-year-old chopped to death in domestic dispute

An eight-year-old boy was chopped to death in St Catherine in the latest incident of domestic violence in Jamaica. The child’s name has not yet been released. His mother and older brother were also injured in the incident, police sources revealed. According to reports, the mother of the eight-year-old got into an argument with her […]

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TRINIDAD – Twin-island jolted by 10th earthquake in recent days

The 10th earthquake in recent days was felt in sections of Trinidad and Tobago late Friday. The Seismic Research Centre at The University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine Campus says the earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 was felt at 9:13 p.m. (local time). The tremor was located at Latitude: 10.56N, Longitude: 61.95W, […]

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GUYANA – Disabled man attacked outside nightclub

GEORGETOWN — Police have launched an investigation into the severe beating of a disabled man at a popular Georgetown nightclub, early on Sunday morning. Hospitalized with stitches to the face, a damaged jaw and bruises about his body, is 21-year-old Romario Baljeet, widely known as Short Boss. The nickname is due a congenital disorder which […]

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Trinidad and Tobago records another earthquake

SOURCE – CMC – Another earthquake was felt in sections of Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday. The Seismic Centre at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine Campus says the 4.1 magnitude earthquake occurred at 11:36 a.m. (local time). It was located at latitude: 11.11N, longitude: 61.93W and at a depth of 10 […]

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TRINIDAD – ‘We’re no thieves’ . . . Residents thrown out of shelter slam MP

PORT OF SPAIN – Hurt by an accusation that he and his family stole relief items from the Munroe Road Hindu School, which was being used as a flood shelter over the weekend, pensioner Pooran Samaroo lashed out at Chaguanas West Member of Parliament Ganga Singh yesterday. On Tuesday, Samaroo, 66, spoke to Guardian Media on […]

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T&T rattled by fifth earthquake in seven days

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 rocked sections of Trinidad and Tobago this morning. The Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine campus, said this was the fifth earthquake to hit the twin island republic within the past seven days. The Seismic Research Centre said the quake that occurred at 11:57 am (local […]

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TRINIDAD – Ready to assist

PORT OF SPAIN – Food shortages, higher food prices and unusual health threats may be looming following recent floods – but on the plus side various countries have reached out to Trinidad and Tobago offering assistance. Guyana, for instance, is offering help with agricultural supplies. Confirmation came from agriculture minister Clarence Rambharat and the office […]

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Calypsonian The Mighty Shadow has died

Popular Trinidadian Calypsonian Winston The Mighty Shadow Bailey passed away this morning at the age of 77. Shadow suffered a stroke on Sunday and died this morning. The veteran calypsonian  is known for  his hit song , including Yuh Looking For Horn,  Bassman, Dingolay, Tension, Stranger.

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Water, water everywhere in the village of Greenville Park, La Horquetta. (All photos courtesy Trinidad Guardian.)

Mop-up Monday in T&T after massive floods

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Trinidad and Tobago Monday began the task of mopping up following heavy rains over the past four days that caused widespread flooding, landslides and left millions of dollars (One TT dollar=US$0.16 cents) in damage. There were no reports of deaths or missing people. Many citizens were being housed at hurricane […]

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TRINIDAD – Magnitude 5.1 earthquake shakes Trinidad and Tobago

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 was felt in sections of the twin island republic on Sunday afternoon. The Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine campus reports that the tremor was felt at 12:35 p.m. (local time). It had a depth of 80 kilometres and was located […]

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Haiti president reaffirms commitment to PetroCaribe probe

President Jovenel Moise is promising that no one “will escape justice” as the leader of the radical opposition “Pitit Dessalin” Party yesterday called for continued street demonstrations in protest at the illegal use of the PetroCaribe funds . “Citizens’ demand for light to be made on the use of PetroCaribe funds testifies to the vitality of […]

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TRINIDAD – Severe weather affecting twin-island nation

The Trinidad and Tobago government Saturday said teams were working to rescue people trapped by floods and landslides caused by heavy rains here over the past 48 hours and that the full extent of the damage caused will be revealed as the water subsides in the coming days. “This is a national disaster, the flooding […]

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TRINIDAD – ‘Demons in my head’ – mom, daughter drink poison

PORT OF SPAIN – Days after she told a story of demons in her head, a 40-year-old woman died from ingesting a poisonous substance on the streets of Penal on Thursday. Her 14-year-old daughter is being treated at the San Fernando General Hospital for poisoning. Hema Hosein, a housewife, was found unconscious on the pavement along […]

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