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TRINIDAD – Burst of earthquakes felt in Leeward Islands

CMC – The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies, Saturday said that a burst of 54 earthquakes occurred north of St. Kitts during a 21 hour period. The biggest had a magnitude of 4.1. In a brief statement, SRC said that the quakes were […]

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REGIONAL – Buju arrives in Jamaica

KINGSTON – The Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston 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. There were was a few false alarms as people […]

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THE BAHAMAS – Gunmen slay couple as they leave hospital

NASSAU – An engaged couple were murdered yesterday in an apparent ambush near the general entrance to the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre in Fox Hill. The incident, which shocked many who had gathered in the area, reportedly played out as the victims attempted to leave Sandilands following a therapy session. The male victim was said to be […]

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REGIONAL – Antigua, Guyana raise concerns regarding sale of Scotiabank

ST JOHN’S / GEORGETOWN— Two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments Tuesday expressed some unease at the announcement that the Canadian-based Bank of Nova Scotia had agreed to sell its operations in nine Caribbean countries to a Trinidad-based financial institution. The Antigua and Barbuda government Tuesday said it was “deeply disappointed” that the Bank of Nova Scotia […]

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JAMAICA – Housing for poor

KINGSTON — The Andrew Holness administration is now crafting a programme through which $500 million will be spent to build “reasonable” housing solutions for the poor and indigent across the island. Further, Holness, the prime minister, signalled yesterday that from the Corporate Area to the western end of the island, more major roadworks were in […]

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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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