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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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JAMAICA – Ten-year-old runaway went in search of more suitable housing for family

KINGSTON – A ten-year-old girl, frustrated with her living conditions at her family home on New Lincoln Avenue in St Andrew, ran away last weekend in search of better accommodation. Now safely back home, she says she is sorry for all the pain that she had caused her parents. The child, who is the fourth […]

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THE BAHAMAS – Shootout at sea

NASSAU – Dominican poachers engaged the Royal Bahamas Defence Force in a shoot-out on the high seas before more than 100 of them were arrested after escaping into Cuban waters. According to a press release from the RBDF, no Bahamians were hurt during the shoot-out, however 124 Dominican crew members are in custody and three […]

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GUYANA – Attorney General urged to investigate Ukrainians who allegedly attempted to pervert justice

The New York-based Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) is calling on Guyana’s Attorney General, Basil Williams, to investigate allegations that two Ukrainian nationals, criminal defendants in a subjudice case, contacted relatives of a magistrate in an attempt to pervert the course of justice. On Saturday, CGID said the Ukrainians, Vitaly Paraschuck and Maksym Furtak, […]

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THE BAHAMAS – Reckley remorseful

NASSAU – Royal Bahamas Defence Force marine Christin Reckley is a free woman after paying a $20,000 fine as her punishment for hitting and killing two people in her uninsured car in the Marathon area last month. After her sentencing, Reckley read an apology to the victims’ relatives, saying she hopes they can find it in […]

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HAITI – Death toll rises

PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti (AP) — The death toll from a 5.9 earthquake that hit Haiti over the weekend rose to 15 people with 333 injured, authorities said Monday, as thousands of people slept outdoors fearing aftershocks would topple their cracked homes. Haiti’s civil protection agency said it will soon deploy 70 soldiers to the Nord-Ouest and […]

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Haiti earthquake: 14 killed and more than 100 injured

SOURCE: Agence France Press (AFP): An earthquake hit northern Haiti late Saturday, killing at least 14 people, injuring more than 100 and sparking a scramble by rescue agencies to help towns in the impoverished Caribbean country battered by the shockwave. A local official said at least eight people died in Port-de-Paix on the northern coast […]

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JAMAICA – Sixteen more firearms seized at Kingston port

KINGSTON — The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) says it today seized 16 firearms at the Kingston port, following the seizure of ten firearms and approximately 640 rounds of ammunition at the location yesterday Tuesday, October 3. Reports are that the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigations Branch, the JCF’s Narcotics Division and Jamaica Custom’s Contraband […]

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TRINIDAD – ‘Hit ordered from behind bars’

PORT OF SPAIN – Police are working on several theories on the motive behind the killing of 50-year-old prison superintendent Wayne Jackson, with one being that he refused to allow a delivery of contraband into the prison. Sources told Newsday that a delivery of wildmeat was supposed to pass through prison security and into the hands […]

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Seismic experts monitor high levels of activity at Kick em’ Jenny

The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Center of the University of the West Indies is monitoring high levels of seismic activity at the Kick em’ Jenny Volcano. The center said since an episode recorded last Sunday, there have been several other notable events. It said that on Monday an event with a magnitude of 3.5 occurred at […]

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REGIONAL – T&T stu­dents get­ting high on over the counter med­i­cine

PORT OF SPAIN – An incident at a secondary school in central Trinidad where two students passed out after getting high on over the counter medicine has raised concern about a new trend in drug addictions taking root in the country. Reports are that the two Form Four students took high doses of an easily […]

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