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GUYANA – Three in custody for allegedly threatening to kill President Granger

Police said three persons, including a 65-year old man, have been arrested in connection with allegedly threatening to assassinate Guyana’s President, David Granger. According to Demerara Waves, investigators said the threatening phone calls were made against the life of Granger on the 911 system at Brickdam on March 20, 2018. Previously, an inmate of the […]

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TRINIDAD – Moses in clear

PM: Public servants caused Dominica vote PORT OF SPAIN – Public officials who usurped the authority of the political directorate and not foreign affairs minister Dennis Moses, were responsible for T&T’s recent refusal to support Dominica’s request for waiver of its dues for the Organisation of American States (OAS) last month. That’s the direction in […]

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JAMAICA – $300m in fake goods seized, six people arrested

KINGSTON – The police raided two stores operated by Chinese in downtown Kingston yesterday and seized what they described as fake brands valued at more than $300 million. But the operation, carried out by the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime (CTOC) Investigation Branch, angered some people who said they had no problems with the goods […]

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No love for Buju in T&T

The concert is 13 months away but already the LGBT community in this country is expressing its displeasure with Reggae singer and one of dancehall’s stalwarts, Buju Banton’s schedule visit to T&T in 2019. It has resolved there should be no promoting of artistes who promote violence against against LGBT people. In the past some of […]

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VENEZUELA – 17 detained over attack on opposition

CARACAS –- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday that 17 people had been detained for an attack on a rival presidential candidate’s campaign, but the leftist leader rejected accusations that pro-government thugs were to blame for the unrest ahead of the May vote. The security boss of opposition candidate Henri Falcon sustained a “severe” […]

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TRINIDAD – Scores of passengers stranded

Although Caribbean Airlines staff worked overtime for the Easter long weekend to fill the gap of the collapsed ferry service, transporting over 13,000 passengers on the domestic airbridge, there were still scores of ferry passengers who had to camp out at the airport in Tobago for hours to catch a flight. Scores of passengers, including […]

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Bajan gold medalist disqualified

Kyle Gale’s CARIFTA glory has been shortlived. Following last night’s final at the Thomas Robinson Stadium, he was disqualified today after a jury reviewed his gold medal performance in the Under 17 400 metre dash and found that he had infringed rule 163 (3a) which specifically states that “in all races run in lanes, each […]

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Barbados wins CARIFTA gold

Kyle Gale has won CARIFTA glory for Barbados. Earlier tonight, the St Michael School student not only won the island’s first gold medal in the regional three-day tournament at the Thomas Robinson Stadium in the Bahamas, but he also smashed retired Jamaican sensation Usain Bolt’s Under 17 400 metre record in the process. With a […]

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ST LUCIA – Three foreign nationals drown

Three foreign nationals, including two students of an offshore university, drowned while bathing on a beach in the southern town of Vieux Fort on Saturday, police have confirmed. They said all three were nationals from India, two of whom were attending the Spartan Health Sciences University. The third victim was reported to be a lecturer […]

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ST LUCIA – New airline offering direct service between St Lucia and Dominica

A new airline, offering a direct service between St Lucia and Dominica, three times a week, has started operations, with St Lucia’s tourism Minister Dominic Fedee hoping that it provides more opportunities for the travelling public. “We look forward to the opportunities that this flight allows, which connects us to even more gateways across the […]

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Major bush fire in Dominica

Villagers were late Friday said to be closely watching a massive bush fire in Tarreau, Dominica. The cause of the blaze is unknown at this time, but according to the reports, it was burning all evening long. This comes amid ongoing recovery efforts on the island, which was devastated last September by Hurricane Maria. (Dominica News […]

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TRINIDAD – Schoolboy killed in tragic accident

PORT OF SPAIN – Longing to own a bicycle, schoolboy Darion “Tin Tin” Lucas worked hard, saved up his money and bought a used bike last month. In a cruel twist of fate, on Tuesday, Lucas, 15, was killed when he rode down a steep hill into the path of a truck, transporting logs at […]

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VENEZUELA – Catastrophic blaze

Relatives demand answers after Venezuela jail fire kills 68 VALENCIA, Venezuela — It wasn’t long after Daniel Marquez’s family showed up at the Venezuelan police station jail where he’d been locked up for nearly a year awaiting trial when black smoke began billowing from the building. Guards ordered them to flee, forcing them and other […]

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Major faux pas

PORT Of SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad and Tobago government Thursday sought to distance itself from a position taken by its ambassador to the Organisation of American States (OAS) Anthony Phillip Spencer during a hemispheric meeting last week against a financial waiver for hurricane ravaged Dominica. Instead of supporting the waiver on Dominica’s assessed quota […]

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