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Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley address supporters at the PNM public meeting on Tuesday night in Marabella. (Trinidad Express) copy

TRINIDAD – Rowley’s warning

PORT OF SPAIN – Prime minister Dr Keith Rowley has warned civil aviation workers against shutting down this country’s air space on Friday. Rowley said any civil aviation worker who heeds the call by the Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) to stay away from work would face legal action. Speaking at the People’s National Movement […]

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CARICOM heads mean business, assures Mottley

Prime Minister Mia Mottley today assured that heads of governments of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) were serious about advancing the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), while identifying transportation, communication and hassle free travel as areas for urgent attention. “I refer specifically to the need for us to make life easier for those of our […]

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JAMAICA – Rape not enough to justify abortion, say christian lawyers

KINGSTON – Given what they believe to be “a culture of death” in the country, members of the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship (LCF) are urging Jamaicans to reject abortion and instead place more efforts on saving mothers and their unborn babies. Towards this end, president of the LCF, Helene Coley-Nicholson, is hoping that Jamaicans will support the […]

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JAMAICA – Education for guns

KINGSTON – Ruel Reid yesterday said the government is willing to help individuals involved in a life of crime to get an education if they put down their guns and become productive members of society. Reid, the education minister, made the offer after engaging students at Excelsior Primary School in St Andrew during a tour of […]

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THE BAHAMAS – Teens die in power line tragedy

NASSAU – One day before the start of the new school year, two high school students were tragically killed in an early morning accident in Grand Bahama when they were fatally electrocuted moments after surviving a car crash. The victims were students of Jack Hayward High School, aged 15 and 16. The Tribune understands one […]

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JAMAICA – Vendor alleges police brutality; cops investigate

KINGSTON – One week after a vendor was allegedly beaten by a police officer on King Street in downtown Kingston, the Kingston Central police are still investigating the matter. The woman cop who was involved in the incident was also reportedly injured. Last week Thursday, irate vendors marched to the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal […]

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JAMAICA – Man killed by crocodile while trying to earn school money for kids

KINGSTON – People who knew Wilford Edmondson say that he was a good father — a man who would spare no effort to provide for his wife and children. That he was killed on Sunday doing just that, made the pain of his loss more unbearable for his family and friends. Edmondson, who was also […]

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PUERTO RICO – Toll rises

SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor raised the US territory’s official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975 on Tuesday after an independent study found that the number of people who succumbed in the desperate, sweltering aftermath had been severely undercounted. The new estimate of nearly 3,000 dead in the six months after […]

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TRINIDAD – ‘Win-win situation’

PORT OF SPAIN – Government is giving no details on the pricing structure this country will pay for gas from the Dragon Field under the agreement signed with Venezuela on Saturday, but energy minister Franklin Khan is assuring that the pricing structure agreed to was competitive and followed “months of negotiation, serious intervention, serious sharing […]

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Stop killing our children, says Jamaican PM

Source: Jamaica Observer: Prime Minister Andrew Holness has condemned the gruesome murder of 14-year-old Yetanya Francis of Arnett Gardens in St Andrew. Yetanya was killed after she went missing on Thursday night. Her charred body was found on Friday in the community. In a release today, Holness expressed outrage at the incident and said, “the […]

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WE’RE SORRY!

The Trinidad headquartered Carib Brewery, the producer of Carib Beer, today apologized for a cricket advertisement on its social media platforms which provoked a wave of backlash across the region. The post, described by rights advocates as offensive, appeared to promote violence against “nagging” women whose spouses spend too much time watching the Caribbean Premier […]

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HAITI – Where’s the money?

PORT AU PRINCE – In the photo, a blindfolded man holds up a cardboard sign with a question scrawled on it in Creole: Kot Kòb Petwo Karibe a, or where is the PetroCaribe money? The message posted on Twitter by Haitian filmmaker and writer Gilbert Mirambeau Jr. a week ago has sparked a social media campaign. […]

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REGIONAL – No bad blood over dousing, says councillor

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Less than a week after he was doused with flood water by a group of irate Beetham Gardens residents, local government councillor Akil Audain returned to the community to hand out food hampers yesterday. However, Audain did not venture back to the exact location where he and Laventille West MP Fitzgerald […]

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REGIONAL – Frustration rules as new money unveiled in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela — Saul Jimenez just wanted to buy bread from his neighborhood bakery in Venezuela’s capital on Monday. It did not go well. Banks and most other businesses were closed for the day as Venezuela launched a series of dramatic economic reforms, beginning with the release of currency with five fewer zeros in a […]

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REGIONAL – Say sorry, PM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – “Be a man, respect women!” That placard-borne message and others conveyed the feelings of protesters outside of the prime minister’s office yesterday, demanding an apology from prime minister Dr Keith Rowley and national security minister Stuart Young for the PNM’s controversial “sari” skit. The skit at last weekend’s PNM’s Family Day, […]

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TRINIDAD – Acting AG and Councillor drenched with water by angry residents

PORT OF SPAIN – Acting attorney general and member of parliament for Laventille West Fitzgerald Hinds was given an unceremonious bath with flood water yesterday by constituents in Beetham Gardens and chased from the area. But in an almost immediate response, at least one MP and other social media users who viewed footage on a […]

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BAHAMAS – ATM scam

NASSAU – ROYAL Bank of Canada (RBC) yesterday confirmed some of its Bahamian Visa debit and Visa credit card holders had fallen victim to “skimming”, with some irate customers reporting “thousands of dollars” having been wiped off their accounts. Jacqueline Taggart, RBC’s director of strategic and corporate communications for the Caribbean, responding to Tribune Business inquiries, […]

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