North America

  • Is fiscal expansion the way out?*

    Trinidad Express / There is an emerging conversation that to get out of our present recession via increased taxes and reduction in subsidies, i.e. via austerity measures, is the wrong approach. Further the negativity attached to government deficits, its borrowings, is also wrong, since deficits in this situation is a good thing. The reasoning can…

  • Is sharing the burden good economics?*

    Trinidad Express / The table above indicates that $751 billion was spent by the various administrations in T&T between the 2001 and the 2017 fiscal years. If the 2018 allocation is included, some $801 million would have been spent in that 17-year period. By my calculations, $373.54 billion was allocated to transfers and subsidies in the…

  • Improved security for UWI campus

    The trinidad Guardian / Security at the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies is expected to be improved in light of recent reports of robberies at the institution. Students accompanied by members of the Guild of Students marched through the campus on Monday after they presented a range of recommendations to…

  • Prisoners lose assault case

    The trinidad Guardian / Three men accused of murder, who claimed to have been beaten by police in the holding cells of the Hall of Justice, have lost their lawsuit against the State for compensation. Delivering an oral ruling in the assault and battery lawsuit yesterday, Justice Frank Seepersad stated that the claims made by…

  • Businessman shot twice, critical at hospital

    Trinidad Express / A Chaguanas businessman is now fighting for his life at hospital after he was shot twice on Tuesday. Brian Seurattan, owner of Seumeds Limited, was opening his business at Citrus Drive, Enterprise, when he was ambushed at around 7.45a.m. Police said Seurattan was standing at the doorway when a car pulled into…

  • 19 hours in police custody for Inshan

    Trinidad Express / BUSINESSMAN and broadcaster Inshan Ishmael said he spent 19 hours in police custody and was released without being charged following his detention on Thursday. Ishmael said after a 15 minute interview with the police the following day, he was allowed to leave the police station. A video was posted on social media…

  • LeBron questionable to face Irving, Celtics in Cavs’ opener

    Trinidad Express / INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James has never missed a season opener in the NBA — or at any level. His streak is in jeopardy. James remains questionable for Tuesday night’s game against the Boston Celtics and former teammate Kyrie Irving because of a sprained left ankle that has bothered him for…

  • Spa ransacked: vandal leaves message

    Trinidad Express / Leave! That was the message left on the walls of a medical spa which was broken into, vandalised and cash stolen on Sunday. Loving Lovelly Company Limited, located at La Joya Complex, St Joseph, was closed when a man dressed in black broke through the front door at around 11.30am. Close circuit…

  • The Great Vehicle Rip-off $$

    Trinidad Express / A disappointed Wayne Huggins is calling on Minister of Finance Colm Imbert and by extension, the Government, to look into the unscrupulous dealing of some car dealers who are literally hijacking customers with increased prices following the 2018 Budget presentation. “On September 29 my wife and I visited a San Fernando dealer…

  • Cops issue Divali fireworks warning

    Trinidad Express / The police have used a warning regarding the unauthorised sale and unlawful use of fireworks which could likely cause injury to the user or result in damage to property. The following therefore are directions that must be followed as we seek to prevent harm or injury to the person during this period: …

  • Should sex work, ganja use be decriminalised?

    Trinidad Express / Barataria/San Juan MP Dr Fuad Khan has called for the decriminalisation of marijuana and sex workers. He said illegal activity as marijuana use or prostitution pose no real threat or danger to society and too often persons charged with these offences are oppressed, humiliated and branded as criminals. And by decriminalising these…

  • This woman is missing

    Trinidad Express / Police need help in locating 20-year-old Cadesha Ramdeen  Cadesha, was last seen at her Victoria Street, Arima home, around 11:15p.m last Friday . She was reported missing to the Arima Police Station, around 12:30am, on Tuesday by her mother, Keisha Dopson.  Cadesha is of mixed descent, 5 feet 4 inches tall, heavy…

  • ‘Suicidal’ mom pleads for housing help

    Trinidad Express / Carla Jeffery woke up yesterday morning with two thoughts racing through her head; kill herself or come to the Trinidad Express. For Jeffery’s five children, it was a huge relief that the latter decision prevailed. Jeffery said she reached her breaking point, as the family will soon be homeless if something is…

  • Divali sales are dim

    Trinidad Express / THE depressed state of the economy is hurting the business community, says President of the San Fernando Business Association Daphne Bartlett. Speaking to the Express on Monday, Bartlett said that the information she has received is there being a drop in Divali sales during a period in which usually brings a good…

  • Doctor beaten by female patient

    Trinidad Express / THE North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) says it is investigating an incident that occurred at the Arouca Health Centre on Monday afternoon, where a doctor was allegedly assaulted by an irate patient.  According to reports, the doctor was on duty at the Arouca Health Centre providing care to a patient affected…

  • Netflix sinking deeper into debt to fuel subscriber growth

    Trinidad Express / SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is sinking deeper into debt in its relentless pursuit of more viewers, leaving the company little margin for error as it tries to build the world’s biggest video subscription service. The big burden that Netflix is shouldering hasn’t been a major concern on Wall Street so far,…

  • Turner Takes Head Coach Role With Cross Country Team At Fayettville

    RJR News / Former national middle distance star Inez Turner is now head coach of the women’s cross country athletics programme at Fayetteville State University in the United States. Turner recently departed Winston Salem State University to join the North Carolina-based Fayetteville State University and was recently awarded women cross country coach of the week….

  • Tivoli Record First Victory Of RSPL Season

    RJR News / Tivoli Gardens coach Omar Edwards says with their first win of the season now out of the way, it will only be a matter of time before they gets things going in the Red Stripe Premier League. Tivoli turned back Harbour View 1-0 in the Monday night fixture at the Antony Spaulding Sports…

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  • Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio

    Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio   El gobierno del Presidente Donald Trump pidió anoche a la Corte Suprema de EE.UU. que restablezca la prohibición temporal de viaje al país desde seis naciones de mayoría musulmana, luego de que fuera bloqueada por tribunales inferiores que la consideraron discriminatoria. Para decidir si se…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

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