• Breaking News

    Hospital security costs top $700m annually

    Jamaica Gleaner / The Health Ministry has revealed that it’s spending more than $700 million to secure the country’s hospitals and public health facilities.  It says more than $727 million was spent on security last year. The cost does not include expenditure on burglar bars, cameras and other electronic security devices. Meanwhile, the Health Ministry also…

  • Breaking News

    Rafting resumes on Portland's Rio Grande

    Jamaica Gleaner / Operations have resumed at the Rio Grande rafting facility in Portland following an emergency meeting yesterday between the Destination Assurance Council (DAC) and raft captains.  On Friday, raft captains withdrew their services after police allegedly damaged three rafts belonging to three farmers living West Berrydale. The raft captains also called for the Tourism…

  • Breaking News

    Health minister orders review of hospital security

    Jamaica Gleaner / Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has ordered an immediate review of security arrangements at the country’s healthcare facilities.  The move comes amid recent reports of attacks and threats to healthcare workers at some facilities.  Two Saturday’s ago a medical intern at the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine was forced to make a hasty retreat to…

  • Breaking News

    Jamaican, Cuban among 123 arrested in ICE operation targeting criminal immigrants

    Jamaica Gleaner / SAN ANTONIO ? Federal officers with United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement?s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) have arrested a Jamaican and Cuban  among 123 criminal immigrants and immigration violators throughout Central and South Texas during an eight-day enforcement action. ICE said the unidentified Jamaican and Cuban nationals were arrested in…

  • Breaking News

    New Bermuda premier a ?miracle baby?

    Jamaica Gleaner / HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC   ?  An older sister of Bermuda?s new Premier David Burt says he was a ?miracle baby? as their Jamaican mother, Merlin, suffered complications during her pregnancy. Burt, a father of two, is the youngest of six siblings and at 38 ? is Bermuda?s youngest ever premier. According to…

  • Breaking News

    Cain bows out in Para Worlds 200

    Trinidad Express / Trinidad and Tobago sprinter Nyoshia Cain bowed out in the qualifying round of the women’s 200 metres T44 event at the World Para Athletics Championships in London, England, yesterday. Cain got home in 29.55 seconds to finish fifth in heat two and 10 th overall. The top eight progressed to today’s final….

  • Breaking News

    Cain bows out in Para Worlds 200

    Trinidad Express / Trinidad and Tobago sprinter Nyoshia Cain bowed out in the qualifying round of the women’s 200 metres T44 event at the World Para Athletics Championships in London, England, yesterday. Cain got home in 29.55 seconds to finish fifth in heat two and 10 th overall. The top eight progressed to today’s final….

  • Breaking News

    Stewart grabs another gold with world record throw

    Trinidad Express / Akeem Stewart captured his second gold medal at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London, England, this morning (TT time). Stewart emerged victorious in the men’s shot put F44 event, the Trinidad and Tobago field athlete whipping his rivals with an F43 world record throw of 19.08 metres. Last Tuesday, Stewart…

  • Breaking News

    NO PYOL INVASION

    News day / “I assure you that as we have our Constituent National Assembly, there is no need for this fear of Venezuelans coming across here in droves. We will be able to have increased democratic participation, empowerment of people and increased economic development,” she said. The Ambassador articulated her concern that in the media,…

  • Breaking News

    Lara teams up with bmobile to assist TT Under-15s

    News day / This is the second consecutive year that the “Prince of Port-of- Spain” has had a direct personal input in TT’s youth teams, courtesy the bmobile Future Stars Cricket Programme. As the Under-15s held their closing training session, the record-breaking athlete imparted his knowledge and experience to the youngsters in a light motivational…

  • Breaking News

    Drawing on a monumental past and infinite future*

    Trinidad Express / Dr Kwynn Johnson is a Trinidadian artist, lecturer and Haitian Studies scholar. Therefore, when she took three years to complete her monumental drawing, “Place as Palimpsest”, I was both thrilled and proud of my friend and colleague. A Palimpsest is a term with roots in Ancient Greek that referred to a document…

  • Breaking News

    Success on and off the field

    News day / It was not all sport as he also put as much work off the field in his academics to equally match his efforts whether it was in his pet event or rugby. Today, Stoute is a qualified marine surveyor and graduate of the prestigious International Institute of Marine Surveying, United Kingdom with…

  • Breaking News

    Flooding in Diego Martin, Santa Cruz and Maraval

    News day / When Sunday Newsday contacted Deputy CEO of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management, Neville Wint, he said he had only received preliminary reports at the time but teams from the various regional corporations were in the field assessing the situation. “We know rivers would have crested in some areas and in…

  • Breaking News

    The injustices of remand

    News day / Even two weeks ago, when Senator Paul Richards joined that long list of voices speaking out about the horrible conditions under which prisoners labour, many would have turned up their eyes in indifference: “Let them wallow in their crimes!” But for we who are Christians, we ought to remember that we follow…

  • Breaking News

    Curbing school violence by improving building design

    News day / Hushen was speaking at the opening of a four-day workshop on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) at the Mucurapo East Secondary School in Woodbrook on Tuesday. He said simple, cost-effective building management could go a long way in reducing crime in schools and surrounding communities by eliminating “blind-spots” within the school…

  • Breaking News

    A Twofold Celebration*

    Trinidad Express / Last weekend comedian/playwright/director, Sheldon “Crazy Catholic” Narine hosted his 50th birthday celebration and awards dinner at the Fatima RC Church parish hall in Curepe. Having started his comedy career as a youth under the monicker, Shy Sheldon, performing at his church and for events at other parishes and national Catholic events, Narine…

  • Breaking News

    Lawrence announces 19-man squad for Ecuador

    News day / Following six days of training sessions with a provisional squad of 25, Lawrence and his assistant coaches came down to their final selection yesterday. Both Tobago-born midfielders Keon Daniel and Rundell Winchester were ruled out due to injuries sustained this week in training while FC Santa Rosa striker Keron Clarke will not…

  • Breaking News

    WINC calls for entrepreneur applicants

    News day / The initiative is part of the Entrepreneurship Programme for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPI C), funded by the government of Canada and implemented by the World Bank’s infoDev programme for innovation and entrepreneurship. It will be delivered by infoDev-trained and certified facilitators in nine countries: Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada,…

  • Breaking News

    Ivy Phillip turns 94…

    The trinidad Guardian / Ivy Phillip celebrated her 94th birthday on Wednesday with her children Daphne, Elvira, Learie, Hugh, Barry and grandchildren including Dexter Parsons also known in the calypso world as “Stinger” at her North Eastern Settlement, Sangre Grande, home with non-alcoholic drinks, cake and country-style fish and provisions. Her progeny includes eight children,…

  • Breaking News

    House of Hemp

    News day / However, beedies have nothing to do with hemp but are tobacco wrapped in tendu or temburni leaf. Hemp, on the other hand, is a variation of the cannabis plant but with an insignificant amount, 0.3 percent or less, of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) which gives marijuana its intoxicating effects. In fact, one web article…

  • Breaking News

    A Gentle Giant*

    Trinidad Express / “Mondezie, how much times ah go tell yuh ah doh drink alcohol boy?” Those were among the last words Devon Matthews spoke to me in this life. I had seen him backstage at a Carnival event and as usual teased him about buying him a Stag. I knew Devon didn’t touch alcohol,…

  • Breaking News

    Incident free Sumfest despite controversial acts

    Jamaica Gleaner / With the 25th staging of the annual reggae Sumfest festival coming to a close, organisers of the event are particularly pleased that they have had an incident free event. With controversial artistes like Tommy Lee Sparta, Alkaline and Mavado performing at this year’s event, there were concerns, but with extra measures in place to ensure the festival maintained…

North America

  • Hospital security costs top $700m annually

    Jamaica Gleaner / The Health Ministry has revealed that it’s spending more than $700 million to secure the country’s hospitals and public health facilities.  It says more than $727 million was spent on security last year. The cost does not include expenditure on burglar bars, cameras and other electronic security devices. Meanwhile, the Health Ministry also…

  • Rafting resumes on Portland's Rio Grande

    Jamaica Gleaner / Operations have resumed at the Rio Grande rafting facility in Portland following an emergency meeting yesterday between the Destination Assurance Council (DAC) and raft captains.  On Friday, raft captains withdrew their services after police allegedly damaged three rafts belonging to three farmers living West Berrydale. The raft captains also called for the Tourism…

  • Health minister orders review of hospital security

    Jamaica Gleaner / Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has ordered an immediate review of security arrangements at the country’s healthcare facilities.  The move comes amid recent reports of attacks and threats to healthcare workers at some facilities.  Two Saturday’s ago a medical intern at the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine was forced to make a hasty retreat to…

  • Petrojam confirms it's the source of oil spill; no reports of impact

    Jamaica Gleaner / The state-owned oil refinery Petrojam has acknowledged that its facility was the source of the oil spill in the Kingston Harbour last Wednesday. However, Petrojam says the majority of the spilled oil has since been recovered and there has been no reports of impact to plant or animal life. It says the…

  • Jamaican, Cuban among 123 arrested in ICE operation targeting criminal immigrants

    Jamaica Gleaner / SAN ANTONIO ? Federal officers with United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement?s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) have arrested a Jamaican and Cuban  among 123 criminal immigrants and immigration violators throughout Central and South Texas during an eight-day enforcement action. ICE said the unidentified Jamaican and Cuban nationals were arrested in…

  • New Bermuda premier a ?miracle baby?

    Jamaica Gleaner / HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC   ?  An older sister of Bermuda?s new Premier David Burt says he was a ?miracle baby? as their Jamaican mother, Merlin, suffered complications during her pregnancy. Burt, a father of two, is the youngest of six siblings and at 38 ? is Bermuda?s youngest ever premier. According to…

  • Israel installs new security cameras at Jerusalem holy site

    Jamaica Gleaner / JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel installed new security cameras Sunday at the entrance to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site, as officials began indicating it was considering “alternatives” to the metal detectors at the contested shrine that set off a weekend of violence and raised tensions in the region. Israel set up the new…

  • 8 dead in truck, 20 dire in San Antonio immigrant smuggling case

    Jamaica Gleaner / SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Authorities called to a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio overnight found eight people dead and 20 others in dire condition in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer, in what police are calling a horrific case of immigrant smuggling. The truck’s driver was arrested and all 28 survivors…

  • Cain bows out in Para Worlds 200

    Trinidad Express / Trinidad and Tobago sprinter Nyoshia Cain bowed out in the qualifying round of the women’s 200 metres T44 event at the World Para Athletics Championships in London, England, yesterday. Cain got home in 29.55 seconds to finish fifth in heat two and 10 th overall. The top eight progressed to today’s final….

  • Cain bows out in Para Worlds 200

    Trinidad Express / Trinidad and Tobago sprinter Nyoshia Cain bowed out in the qualifying round of the women’s 200 metres T44 event at the World Para Athletics Championships in London, England, yesterday. Cain got home in 29.55 seconds to finish fifth in heat two and 10 th overall. The top eight progressed to today’s final….

  • Stewart grabs another gold with world record throw

    Trinidad Express / Akeem Stewart captured his second gold medal at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London, England, this morning (TT time). Stewart emerged victorious in the men’s shot put F44 event, the Trinidad and Tobago field athlete whipping his rivals with an F43 world record throw of 19.08 metres. Last Tuesday, Stewart…

  • Making that transition from primary to secondary school

    News day / there were a lot of decisions to be made such as whether to attend the school, repeat, or transfer. In an interview with Sunday Newsday last week, Jogie said it was a good idea for the children to take a vacation to bring them down from the stress of the SE A….

  • NO PYOL INVASION

    News day / “I assure you that as we have our Constituent National Assembly, there is no need for this fear of Venezuelans coming across here in droves. We will be able to have increased democratic participation, empowerment of people and increased economic development,” she said. The Ambassador articulated her concern that in the media,…

  • Lara teams up with bmobile to assist TT Under-15s

    News day / This is the second consecutive year that the “Prince of Port-of- Spain” has had a direct personal input in TT’s youth teams, courtesy the bmobile Future Stars Cricket Programme. As the Under-15s held their closing training session, the record-breaking athlete imparted his knowledge and experience to the youngsters in a light motivational…

  • Drawing on a monumental past and infinite future*

    Trinidad Express / Dr Kwynn Johnson is a Trinidadian artist, lecturer and Haitian Studies scholar. Therefore, when she took three years to complete her monumental drawing, “Place as Palimpsest”, I was both thrilled and proud of my friend and colleague. A Palimpsest is a term with roots in Ancient Greek that referred to a document…

  • Confessions of a ‘wannabe’ gardener

    News day / I dare not even think of referring to myself as a gardener for the area of land that I have tried to beautify at my home has not yet earned the respectable status of a veritable garden. Though I have at times made valiant efforts to produce a pretty flower garden, I…

  • Success on and off the field

    News day / It was not all sport as he also put as much work off the field in his academics to equally match his efforts whether it was in his pet event or rugby. Today, Stoute is a qualified marine surveyor and graduate of the prestigious International Institute of Marine Surveying, United Kingdom with…

  • Flooding in Diego Martin, Santa Cruz and Maraval

    News day / When Sunday Newsday contacted Deputy CEO of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management, Neville Wint, he said he had only received preliminary reports at the time but teams from the various regional corporations were in the field assessing the situation. “We know rivers would have crested in some areas and in…

  • The injustices of remand

    News day / Even two weeks ago, when Senator Paul Richards joined that long list of voices speaking out about the horrible conditions under which prisoners labour, many would have turned up their eyes in indifference: “Let them wallow in their crimes!” But for we who are Christians, we ought to remember that we follow…

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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