• Breaking News

    Sounds Of The Caribbean Grenada Concert A Hit

    Jamaica Gleaner / Grenada’s national stadium was recently turned into a mosaic of red, green and gold – the colors of their flag – as a first-time festival called Sounds of the Caribbean rocked the venue with sizzling performances from the genres of reggae, soca, and jab. Jamaica was represented by Luciano, I-Octane and Dexta…

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    Thompson, McPherson impress indoors

    Jamaica Gleaner / World Championships 200-metre silver medallist Elaine Thompson looked at home on her indoor debut, twice clocking 7.14 on a day that saw her finishing second to her Dutch rival Dafne Schippers in the 60m at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix at the Emirates Arena yesterday. Just like she did in the 200m…

  • Breaking News

    Scalia a man of God, country

    News day / Scalia, the longest service justice on the current Supreme Court, was found dead on February 13 at a resort ranch in west Texas. He was 79. Adele Scalia, originally from Trincity and a former student of St Joseph’s Convent, has been married to the late Justice’s son Christopher since July 2010. She…

  • Breaking News

    Election 2016: What are the key issues?

    Jamaica Gleaner / Unless the acrobatics of this election campaign manage to arouse large numbers of uncommitted voters, a miracle of the order of the resurrection of Lazarus, four days dead, not much more than 50 per cent of the electorate is likely to cast ballots on V-Day, four days hence. Continuing a declining trend,…

  • Breaking News

    More questions for Peter Phillips

    Jamaica Gleaner / Thanks to Peter Phillips for taking the time (‘Gordon Robinson fails the fact-check test’, February 9) to respond to my comments on the PetroCaribe deal (‘The Great Pretenders’, February 7). I especially appreciate his dumbing down the complicated budgetary process for simpletons like me. Regrettably, I still have concerns, queries and comments….

  • Breaking News

    Zika, sex and pesticides

    News day / Could the use of a popular pesticide to control the mosquito population be responsible for the most feared outturn of Zika, head and brain deformity in babies born to mothers who were afflicted by the virus? Can the Zika virus be transmitted through sexual intercourse? These were among the most pressing fears…

  • Breaking News

    McPherson And McLeod Win Indeoors

    RJR News / 2015 outdoor World Championship 400 meter finalist Stephanie McPherson was a winner at the Glascow Indoor track and field meet in Scotland on Saturday. McPherson clocked a personal best 52.05 seconds to win the women’s 400 meters. In renewing their rivalry,  fellow Jamaican and MVP teammate Elaine Thompson was second to Daphne…

  • Breaking News

    A tribute to Joey Lewis

    The trinidad Guardian / Oswin Rose The passing of Joey Lewis, my good friend, signals the end of an era which included many well-known bandleaders and dance bands that graced the dance halls of T&T. We remember fondly venues like Tavern on the Green, Lotus Restaurant, Portuguese Association, Perseverance Hall (both in Maraval and Freeling…

  • Breaking News

    Limits placed on studios

    Jamaica Gleaner / Real estate developers of studio units now have a new set of guidelines restricting the size of such residences to 400 square feet, a move aimed at curbing the abuse of planning approvals and the resultant environmental impacts. The planning guidelines presented to sector interests in January aim to arrest the “uncertainty…

  • Breaking News

    Crunching numbers on PAYE proposal

    Jamaica Gleaner / This paper represents both a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the personal income tax (PIT) reform proposal outlined in the recently published 10-Point Plan and an evaluation of their appropriateness and sufficiency. At present, the first J$592,800 of a person’s annual income is tax-free. Any income in excess of this tax-free threshold…

  • Breaking News

    PEACEFUL POLLS PLEASE

    Jamaica Gleaner / Trevor Munroe Executive director of National Integrity Action “I am calling for a peaceful election because the opposite of that can only be disastrous. Jamaica is poised, at a place in time, where we have to forget about that and talk about unifying the country and moving towards genuine development. There is…

  • Breaking News

    Cabinet split over EU membership

    Jamaica Gleaner / LONDON (AP): A historic referendum on whether Britain should stay in the European Union (EU) will be held on June 23, Prime Minister David Cameron announced yesterday as he declared his belief that the United Kingdom would be “safer and stronger” if it remained in the 28-nation bloc. Cameron spoke in front…

  • Breaking News

    Cop, young mother injured in accident

    The trinidad Guardian / A last-minute decision by Vanessa Persad to leave her three-year-old son at home on Friday night may have saved his life. Persad, who celebrated her 22nd birthday on Friday, was supposed to take her son Elijah Aidan George out to dinner with her, but changed her mind at the last minute….

  • Breaking News

    Poker Star Scores Fourth Consecutive Win

    RJR News / Reigning champion sprinter ‘Poker Star’ turned in another smart performance to land Saturday’s feature ‘Eileen Cliggott Memorial Trophy’ Grades Stakes event over 6 and a half furlongs at Caymanas Park. ‘Poker Star’ who was ridden by four time former champion jockey Omar Walker for champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, finished ahead of ‘Phineas’;…

  • Breaking News

    Make your book cover stand out

    Jamaica Gleaner / I have been asked by a client to address this topic and I gather it would be of benefit to all of you, my dedicated readers, aspiring authors, and writing enthusiasts. The one thing you need to keep in mind when designing your book cover is that it is the only thing…

  • Breaking News

    Poker Star Scores Fourth Consecutive

    RJR News / Reigning champion sprinter ‘Poker Star’ turned in another smart performance to land Saturday’s feature ‘Eileen Cliggott Memorial Trophy’ Grades Stakes event over 6 and a half furlongs at Caymanas Park. ‘Poker Star’ who was ridden by four time former champion jockey Omar Walker for champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, finished ahead of ‘Phineas’;…

  • Breaking News

    TTUTA: Same-old, same-old

    News day / Rather, the Government’s National Consultation on Education, which heads to the Shaw Park Cultural Complex, Tobago, tomorrow, sought to provide a long-awaited forum for the ventilation of issues affecting the system. At the first two consultations, held at the Teaching and Learning Complex, University of the West Indies, St Augustine, and the…

  • Breaking News

    TTUTA: Same-old, same-old

    News day / Rather, the Government’s National Consultation on Education, which heads to the Shaw Park Cultural Complex, Tobago, tomorrow, sought to provide a long-awaited forum for the ventilation of issues affecting the system. At the first two consultations, held at the Teaching and Learning Complex, University of the West Indies, St Augustine, and the…

  • Breaking News

    Miller bags seven at Sabina

    Jamaica Gleaner / The outstanding season of Jamaica Scorpions left-arm spinner Nikita Miller continues. The left-armer, the leading wicket-taker in the WICB First-Class Championship this season, increased his tally to 48 victims after claiming seven for 69 against the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in seventh round action at Sabina Park yesterday. The 21st five-wicket…

  • Breaking News

    Don’t let Laventille youths self-destruct

    The trinidad Guardian / Have you, dear reader, ever thought of the circumstances and experiences which help shape the lifestyle and eventual character of certain groups of young boys growing up in Laventille? What of their environment, the influences under which the boys are raised and how they slide into the gangster life, eventually their…

  • Breaking News

    Karting plans speed up

    Jamaica Gleaner / If newly elected Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) president David Summerbell and his cabinet implement their plans quickly, 2016 may be an eventful and outstanding go-karting season. Among the team’s list of priorities is the proposal of hosting a night race meet at the Palisadoes International Raceway, Kingston. “Our 2016 season begins today…

  • Breaking News

    Pantin puts Pan Rhythms & People on display

    The trinidad Guardian / The Art Society of T&T is pleased to feature new works from local artist Gail Pantin in her latest solo exhibition titled Pan Rhythms & People. The exhibition, which runs from February 20 to March 1, offers the artist a chance to reintroduce her work to T&T after living and travelling extensively…

  • Breaking News

    Ian Alleyne in police brutality battle

    News day / Alleyne, who turned up more than an hour late for his scheduled visit to the station, was accompanied by his attorney Gerald Ramdeen. Despite much publicity on his programme the evening before about the visit, a mere 10 supporters turned up to show support. Alleyne accused his former friend Alexander, who now…

  • Breaking News

    US Ends T&T Women Olympic Dreams

    The trinidad Guardian / T&T’s senior women had their Rio Olympic Games aspirations ended on Friday night as Alex Morgan netted a hat-trick to lead the United States to a 5-0 victory in Concacaf Olympic semifinal round qualifying at the BBVA Compass Stadium. T&T went into the match hopeful of an upset but the hosts…

  • Breaking News

    Thompson, McPherson impress indoors

    Jamaica Gleaner / World Championships 200-metre silver medallist Elaine Thompson looked at home on her indoor debut, twice clocking 7.14 on a day that saw her finishing second to her Dutch rival Dafne Schippers in the 60m at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix at the Emirates Arena yesterday. Just like she did in the 200m…

  • Breaking News

    PEACEFUL POLLS PLEASE

    Jamaica Gleaner / Trevor Munroe Executive director of National Integrity Action “I am calling for a peaceful election because the opposite of that can only be disastrous. Jamaica is poised, at a place in time, where we have to forget about that and talk about unifying the country and moving towards genuine development. There is…

North America

  • Google mistakes Shaq for Joey Fatone in *NSYNC boy band

    MiamiHerald / Google accidentally listed Shaquille O’Neal as the fifth member of musical boy band *NSYNC, replacing baritone Joey Fatone with the NBA legend, who played for the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat, when people searched for the group. O’Neal won NBA titles with the Lakers and Heat. Justin Timberlake, one of…

  • Publix censors 'Summa Cum Laude' on graduation cake, mom says

    MiamiHerald / Publix cake makers, or whoever came up with the list of naughty words that cannot appear on cakes, clearly didn’t graduate from high school “with the highest distinction.” For generations, students who graduate in the top 1 to 5 percent of their class are awarded the distinction summa cum laude, Latin for “with…

  • Google mistakes Shaq for Joey Fatone in *NSYNC boy band

    MiamiHerald / Google accidentally listed Shaquille O’Neal as the fifth member of musical boy band *NSYNC, replacing baritone Joey Fatone with the NBA legend, who played for the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat, when people searched for the group. O’Neal won NBA titles with the Lakers and Heat. Justin Timberlake, one of…

  • UK worried over Germany’s Russian gas reliance as hot war scenario discussed with MPs

    RT / UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson told the Commons select committee of his fears of German over-reliance on Russian gas – should conflict arise between NATO and Moscow. Williamson appeared during a Defence Committee on US, NATO and UK defense relations ahead of July’s upcoming NATO summit, where MPs scrutinized the MoD’s financial priorities…

  • Zuckerberg responde en Europa por filtración de datos de Facebook

    La voz de america / El presidente ejecutivo de Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, se reunirá el martes con líderes del Parlamento Europeo para responder a las preguntas sobre cómo los datos de millones de usuarios de la red social terminaron en manos de una consultora política. La reunión tiene lugar tres días antes de que entren…

  • Publix censors 'Summa Cum Laude' on graduation cake, mom says

    MiamiHerald / Publix cake makers, or whoever came up with the list of naughty words that cannot appear on cakes, clearly didn’t graduate from high school “with the highest distinction.” For generations, students who graduate in the top 1 to 5 percent of their class are awarded the distinction summa cum laude, Latin for “with…

  • Google mistakes Shaq for Joey Fatone in *NSYNC boy band

    MiamiHerald / Google accidentally listed Shaquille O’Neal as the fifth member of musical boy band *NSYNC, replacing baritone Joey Fatone with the NBA legend, who played for the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat, when people searched for the group. O’Neal won NBA titles with the Lakers and Heat. Justin Timberlake, one of…

  • Germany wants to extradite Catalonia’s independence leader Carles Puigdemont

    RT / Ex-Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, one of the leaders of the region’s secession movement wanted in Spain on rebellion charges, will most likely be extradited from Germany on lesser charges. Prosecutors of the higher regional court in Schleswig-Holstein stated that they were preparing the necessary paperwork to allow the extradition of Puigdemont to Spain….

  • Gobierno de Maduro califica de “ilegales” sanciones de EE.UU.

    La voz de america / CARACAS —  Después de la victoria electoral el domingo, el gobierno del presidente Nicolás Maduro recibió un fuerte rechazo internacional y una primera embestida de sanciones de Estados Unidos. El Grupo de Lima, que congrega a Canadá y 13 países latinoamericanos, llamó a consultas a sus embajadores en Caracas y…

  • Venezuelan president expels top US diplomat

    MiamiHerald / President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday expelled the top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela and his deputy for allegedly conspiring against his government and trying to sabotage the country’s recent presidential election. “The empire doesn’t dominate us here,” Maduro said in a televised address, giving charge d’affaires Todd Robinson and his deputy Brian Naranjo 48…

  • Florida lawsuit alleges McDonald's forces customers to pay for cheese

    MiamiHerald / Two South Florida McDonald’s customers think the fast-food giant is being awfully cheesy with how it charges customers for a signature item that has been on its menu since 1975. According to a class-action lawsuit filed in Fort Lauderdale federal court on May 1, Cynthia Kissner, of Broward County, and Leonard Werner, of…

  • Bolsa de Nueva York será presidida por una mujer por primera vez

    La voz de america / La Bolsa de Nueva York (NYSE, por sus siglas en inglés) estará presidida por una mujer por primera vez en sus 226 años de historia. Stacey Cunningham se convertirá en la 67ta persona que ocupa la presidencia de la entidad, explicó la compañía matriz de NYSE, Intercontinental Exchange Inc., al…

  • Surveillance state? Amazon selling facial recognition technology to govt ‘threatens freedom’

    RT / Amazon’s powerful new facial recognition technology automates mass government surveillance and threatens individual freedom, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The online retail giant has begun selling the big brother-like technology, which it calls “Rekognition,” to law enforcement and local government authorities across the United States. The new service can identify,…

  • Outlawing of corrupt payments to political parties blocked by Tories

    RT / The UK government has refused to change a law to make it illegal for political parties to accept donations from corrupt sources, prompting Labour’s John McDonnell to ask, “why are you soft on tax evaders and money launderers?” McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, raised the issue of corrupt payments at Treasury Questions in Parliament,…

  • Russian sub test-fires volley of 4 ICBMs across Eurasia

    RT / A Russian submarine has successfully launched four intercontinental ballistic missiles from the White Sea at a test site on the Kamchatka peninsula in the Far East, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. The launch was made by the Borey-class strategic submarine Yuri Dolgoruky, from the underwater position on Tuesday. It was the first…

  • Two women who jumped off a rowboat in the Keys have been found

    MiamiHerald / Two woman who were reported missing by a man who said they jumped from his rowboat in Boot Key Harbor off Marathon early Tuesday morning were found safe in the afternoon, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The women called Coast Guard Sector Key West at 1 p.m. to report they were safe…

  • Summit with North Korea in June may be delayed – Trump

    RT / The summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “may or may not happen” as scheduled, depending on Kim’s actions in the coming days, Trump said in a meeting with the South Korean president. Trump and Moon Jae-in met at the White House on Tuesday to discuss the summit,…

  • OEA no reconoce a Maduro como presidente legítimo de Venezuela

    La voz de america / El secretario general de la Organización de Estados Americanos, OEA, Luis Almagro, criticó las elecciones en Venezuela diciendo que el domingo fue un “día infame para la democracia en las Américas”. “Las elecciones en Venezuela se realizaron con más de 300 presos políticos en las cárceles”, dijo Almagro en un…

Europe

Asia

  • 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;…

Latin America

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