• Breaking News

    Ex-cricket boss backs WICB run out

    News day / Former WICB president Bruce Aanensen yesterday said he supported the move. “Something definitely needs to be done,” he said in a brief telephone interview from St Vincent. Aanensen described as “unfortunate,” the fact that Caribbean leaders felt impelled to intervene to change the fortunes of the regional game. “I didn’t think that…

  • 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

    Moving out 101

    Jamaica Gleaner / Moving out 101 Growing up, as teenagers, we all wanted the same thing: to be adults so we could be on our own. But it wasn’t until we acquired that ‘dream’ that we began to realise just how much of a nightmare the real world truly is; and, in hindsight, just how…

  • Breaking News

    Chaos in Caracas

    The trinidad Guardian / It’s been a busy week in Caracas, and the weeks look like they’ll get busier as the year progresses. The opposition majority in the National Assembly—elected in December and sworn in since January—is shaping up for a confrontation with President Nicolás Maduro and his regime. Meanwhile, the economy creeps ever nearer…

  • Breaking News

    MPATT: Pay doctors overtime

    News day / The Medical Professionals Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MPATT) yesterday called on doctors to continue submitting overtime claims forms and compensatory days-off to Chatoorgoon’s office, despite his insistence he would not entertain them. In response yesterday, Chatoorgoon warned if doctors do decide to submit such claims, he would stop their overtime roster,…

  • Breaking News

    Long time president wins disputed polls

    Jamaica Gleaner / KAMPALA, Uganda (AP): Long-time Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni was yesterday declared the winner of the country’s disputed presidential election, but the main opposition party rejected the results as fraudulent and called for an independent audit of the count. Museveni got more than 60 per cent of the votes, and his nearest rival,…

  • 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

    IMF deal safe, says Holness – JLP leader vows that growth push will not threaten fiscal programme

    Jamaica Gleaner / Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Andrew Holness has emphasised that a Government led by him would not abandon the existing agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Underlining his claim that the IMF agreement is being mishandled by the governing People’s National Party (PNP), Holness said that his administration would…

  • Breaking News

    Rev Abdulah: Carnival music not the same

    News day / Delivering the sermon at the funeral service for late West Indies cricket legend Andrew Gordon Ganteaume at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Port-of-Spain, Abdulah told mourners he had visited one of the well-known music shops in Port-of-Spain towards the end of Carnival to get a copy of the popular calypsoes but was disappointed…

  • Breaking News

    Mayhew Finishes Outside Of Medals At YOG

    RJR News / Jamaica’s Daniel Mayhew could not produce the nation’s first ever medal at a Winter Olympics but he had the best ever placing in bobsleigh at the Youth Games in Lillehammer, Norway on Saturday.    After his first run of 58.85 seconds, Mayhew improved on his second run to 58.61 but could only manage…

  • Breaking News

    More room for new car sales leader

    Jamaica Gleaner / After LAST Wednesday’s media tour of Toyota Jamaica’s Old new Old Hope Road branch, on Thursday evening the vehicles were removed from the showroom floor to make way for the many persons who turned up for the outlet’s official opening. They were treated to a bonus, an unexpected performance by singer Tarrus…

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    A hero and a scamp

    The trinidad Guardian / Two sportsmen exercised their rights within the law of the games and one is regarded as a hero and the other, a scamp. Lionel Messi was delegated the responsibility to take the penalty kick. Instead of kicking the ball directly towards the goal with the sole intention of scoring, he just…

  • Breaking News

    NGC contractor stabbed to death

    The trinidad Guardian / A National Gas Company (NGC) sub-contractor was found dead at her home on Friday afternoon by her husband, stabbed several times about the body.  Angeline Ali, 56, of Papourie Road, Barrackpore, was discovered by her husband Raffick Ali lying motionless on the living room floor and covered in blood around 3…

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    The man of many hats …

    Jamaica Gleaner / Simon T. Bailey: A man of many hats Simon T. Bailey teaches influencers how to improve themselves and change the world. As an executive adviser, career mentor, and keynote speaker, he does not take people where they want to go; he guides them by providing strategic steps to where they need to…

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    Tripping the light fantastical

    The trinidad Guardian / “I’ve always rejected the idea that dance is ephemeral, that part of what defines it as an art form is that it goes away once it is performed. Perhaps that’s why I want to take a very long time working on my projects—and Speech Sounds, at least for the next few…

  • Breaking News

    Service with a view

    Jamaica Gleaner / There was a new smell to the Toyota Jamaica location at 93 Old Hope Road, St Andrew, last Wednesday afternoon and it was not coming from the vehicles on the showroom floor, because their doors were closed. It was the fresh scent of a brand new building, with sheen on the tiles…

  • Breaking News

    PNP?s 41% dollar devaluation

    Jamaica Gleaner / I have not been following the news very closely. In fact, the news depresses me, especially now, elections and all. I have to get on with my life and I could do without the distraction. Now, we have all (almost all) been feeling the pinch, wondering why living seems a little harder…

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    The danger of small minds

    The trinidad Guardian / Kevin Baldeosingh  It is ironic that a certain cadre of people are in denial about the link between the Zika virus and microcephalic babies: it’s almost as if they want more small-brained people in the world. The Zika conspiracy ball was started rolling here in T&T by Noel Kalicharan, a computer…

  • Breaking News

    Gordon gets silver in Millrose 400m

    The trinidad Guardian / T&T quartermiler Lalonde Gordon had to settle for second place in the men’s 400 metres event at the 109th NYRR Millrose Games in Manhattan, New York, yesterday while Michelle-Lee Ahye just missed out on finishing among the top three finishers in the 60m dash at the IAAF World Indoor Tour in…

  • Breaking News

    A proud Jamaican

    Jamaica Gleaner / Jamaican youngster Daniel Mayhew says he is extremely proud following his 13th-place finish in the Monobob competition at the Winter Youth Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway yesterday. The 17-year-old, who is the first Jamaican participant at the Winter Youth Olympic Games, registered times of 58.85 and 58.62 seconds in his two runs for…

  • Breaking News

    IMF deal safe — Holness – JLP Leaders vow that growth push will not threaten fiscal programme

    Jamaica Gleaner / Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Andrew Holness has emphasised that a Government led by him would not abandon the existing agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Underlining his claim that the IMF agreement is being mishandled by the governing People’s National Party (PNP), Holness said that his administration would…

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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