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REGIONAL – T&T PM confirms re-election bid to protect PNM

PORT OF SPAIN – Prime minister Dr Keith Rowley has confirmed that he will be seeking re-election as political leader of the People’s National Movement (PNM). He said he has the right to prevent “imps” from entering the executive to ruin the party and on September 30 the party will be called upon under the […]

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REGIONAL – US-based Vincies robbed at gunpoint during vacation in SVG

KINGSTOWN – Two US-based Vincentians were robbed at gunpoint in Villa Sunday night as they returned to their hotel from a nearby restaurant, hours after attending the funeral of a relative who was shot and killed. The crime was committed by an adult male and two boys, whom one of the victims said looked to be […]

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REGIONAL – Bahamas receives $1.4m from US to tackle corruption

NASSAU – The government yesterday signed an amendment to the Letter of Agreement on Narcotics Control Law Enforcement with the United States, which would provide over $1.4 million to fight crime and corruption throughout the country. The original letter of agreement was signed on September 24, 2010. This would be the eighth amendment to this […]

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Ross University

Dominica Government officials refute claims the island was not ready for reopening of Ross University

Roseau, Dominica : The Dominica government had informed the US-owned Ross University School of Medicine that it could have resumed its operations on the hurricane struck island even before the start of the January semester in 2019, a senior government diplomat has said. Dominica’s ambassador to the United States and the Organization of American States (OAS), Vince […]

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REGIONAL – Another Cabinet reshuffle in T&T

PORT OF SPAIN – “I’m always up for challenges.” That’s the position of an unperturbed former national security minister Edmund Dillon who moves into his new job at the housing ministry today. Dillon and others affected by prime minister Dr Keith Rowley’s latest set of cabinet changes commented yesterday on the development. The prime minister’s office […]

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Denny condemns attack against Venezuelan leader

  General Secretary of the Friends of Venezuela Solidarity Committee (Barbados) David Denny has strongly condemned Saturday’s apparent assassination attempt against Venezuelan president Nicholas Maduro. Authorities in Caracas revealed that two drones packed with explosives targeted the president as he made a speech as part of celebrations marking the 81st anniversary of the National Guard. Seven […]

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Venezuela President Maduro target of drone ‘attack’

CARACAS (Reuters) – Drones loaded with explosives detonated close to a military event where Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was giving a speech on Saturday, but he and top government officials alongside him escaped unharmed from what Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez called an “attack” targeting the leftist leader. Seven National Guard soldiers were injured, Rodriguez added. […]

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THE BAHAMAS – Residents frustrated over multiple fires over the years

NASSAU – After a fire at Strachan’s Auto on Soldier Road in 2013, the then environment minister Kenred Dorsett suggested that the blaze highlighted the deficiencies in New Providence’s town planning and zoning guidelines. He lamented its impact on the environment and urged residents who experienced health problems to see a doctor. Dr Kendal Major, […]

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REGIONAL – leaked emails show judges’ displeasure with T&T’s chief justice

PORT OF SPAIN — While the Privy Council in London is getting set to deliver a ruling on the matter of Trinidad and Tobago chief justice (CJ) Ivor Archie v The Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago (LATT), a war of words erupted over the weekend after leaked emails between Archie and other Supreme Court […]

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REGIONAL – T&T president slams newspaper after prison article

PORT OF SPAIN – President Paula-Mae Weekes has sought to set the record straight on what she has deemed to be irresponsible journalism, following the publication of an article in a daily newspaper which inaccurately attributed quotes to her, purportedly made while on a visit to the Women’s Prison in Arouca.    The article in question […]

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GUYANA – Five bandits killed in shootout with police

GEORGETOWN – The communities of Turkeyen and Pattensen, Greater Georgetown, were startled by rapid gunfire around 3:15 a.m. yesterday. The gunshots lasted almost 40 minutes. When the shooting subsided, five known criminals were dead. Their attempts to access a safe in a house in a heavily secured and gated community, was foiled by ranks of the […]

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GUYANA – Woman dies after decades of abuse

GEORGETOWN – After reportedly suffering over 20 years of abuse at the hands of her husband, a 40-year-old domestic worker drew her last breath Saturday evening at the New Amsterdam Hospital after being admitted six days ago in an unconscious state. Sabita Shamnarine was admitted to hospital after she had complained of severe pain after being […]

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TRINIDAD – Steel bars block funeral during land dispute

PORT OF SPAIN – It Is a case of the dead being unable to pass freely. A land dispute between two neigbours which has now reached the high courts, saw steel bars being placed by one neighbour along a trace meant to prevent the other neighbour and his relatives from accessing their respective houses. The land […]

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Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett - Jamaica

Jamaica to invite Thai boys, coach on free vacation

The Government will be inviting the 12 boys from the youth football team in Thailand and their coach who were recently rescued from a flooded cave to vacation in the island with all expenses paid. Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett said he “couldn’t think of a more appropriate gesture for these brave and extraordinary young […]

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TRINIDAD – Beetham teen killed in ‘shootout with cops’

PORT OF SPAIN – Senior police officers in the Port of Spain Division have launched an investigation into a shooting incident involving police officers at Hell Yard, Beetham Gardens yesterday which left a teenager dead. A 19 year old man who was shot was taken to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital where he was pronounced dead […]

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TRINIDAD – Family exhumes body amid looting fears

PORT OF SPAIN – Officials of the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation (SGRC) were forced to perform the first exhumation of a body in the region yesterday. However, the reason was an extraordinary one. The move was initiated by the family of deceased Chanroutie Boodoo, who sought permission to exhume her body over fear that robbers […]

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CUBA – ‘Premature’ reports

HAVANA – The Cuban-led commission investigating the crash of a Cubana passenger jet in May said on Tuesday that reports on what caused it were premature, after the Mexican plane-leasing company Damojh that owned the plane blamed the crash on human error. The commission labeled Damojh’s conclusion “speculation” and said in a statement published by […]

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