• Breaking News

    Guard held as homeless man killed

    The Trinidad Guardian / A homeless man was yesterday stabbed to death by a security guard outside the KFC restaurant at Independence Square, Port-of-Spain, after he was earlier ordered out of the restaurant for allegedly making strange demands of staff and photographing them with his cellphone. Moments later, his attacker surrendered to police who were…

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    Never thought I’d see the day

    The Trinidad Guardian / I sat three rows from Theresa May when, as part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, she apologised for Britain’s role in criminalising same-sex conduct in former colonies. “I am all too aware that these laws were often put in place by my own country,” she said, “They were wrong…

  • Breaking News

    Demand for local produce rebounding

    The Trinidad Guardian / The Business Guardian last Thursday ran an article which highlighted the slow but sure change in the purchasing habit of consumers in favour of local produce. This has to be one of the more positive developments in the economy, which must be developed and cultivated if we are to reduce the…

  • Breaking News

    Rudder celebrates with 6.5

    News day / DAVID MICHAEL RUDDER will be celebrating his 65th birthday with Rudder 6.5, a concert to be held at the Grand Stand, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, on May 5, from 7.30 pm. His publicist Dennis Ramdeen says in a media release: “Call him a griot, a storyteller, a sweet calypsonian. David…

  • Breaking News

    Body found in La Romaine

    News day / Southern Division police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the body of a man found at the side of the road in La Romaine this morning. Police received an anonymous tip around 6.15 am that a body was seen near the M2 Ring Road close to Concord Road. They found the…

  • Breaking News

    Despite cancer diagnosis, Morgan feisty as ever

    News day / Former Tobago East MP and popular radio personality Dr Morgan Job has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was given six months to a year to live. The former politician was recently diagnosed with late-stage pancreatic cancer, as confirmed by his daughter Dzifa Job this morning. Speaking with Newsday, the younger Job…

  • Breaking News

    Sancho: GOV’T KILLING THE PRO LEAGUE

    The Trinidad Guardian / On the heels of a disappointing showing last Tuesday by the Soca Warriors squad against Panama, former Minister of Sport Brent Sancho has lashed out over the current state of T&T football. “During my time as a national player up until now, a fundamental theme for success in local football has…

  • Breaking News

    Young Stars expelled after La Brea brawl

    The Trinidad Guardian / President of the La Brea Off-Season Football League, Gerald Debesette says the Young Stars football team that was involved in the violent beating of referee Michael London last Thursday has been kicked out of the competition. In an interview yesterday, Debesette apologised to London and the Football Referee Association (TTFRA), describing…

  • Breaking News

    Students argue human rights case in moot court

    The Trinidad Guardian / Naparima Girls’ High School came away winners of the UWI Faculty of Law Secondary Schools Human Rights moot court competition against Hillview College while Speyside High School won in a human rights-themed visual arts competition, last Saturday. The competitions were hosted by the Law Faculty on the St Augustine campus and…

  • Breaking News

    Gov’t: No Venezuelans were forced to leave T&T

    Trinidad Express / THE Ministry of National Security is responding to claims that the State had forcibly deported Venezuelans seeking refugee status in Trinidad and Tobago. The Ministry said not a single Venezuelan was compelled or coerced into leaving the country last Saturday. The following is the statement issued on Monday by the National Security…

  • Breaking News

    Geraldine Foster dies

    Jamaica Observer / Former executive director of the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) Geraldine Foster died last Thursday in Crawfordville, Georgia, USA. Having practised as an attorney in competition law for a number of years in the United States, she returned to Jamaica and joined the FTC as senior counsel in 1993 and was elevated to…

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    Weather Update: Afternoon showers expected today

    Jamaica Observer / KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological Service of Jamaica (Met Service) says this morning will be partly cloudy, while scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected this afternoon into the evening. Tonight into Tuesday morning should be partly cloudy. Meanwhile, a trough is expected to remain across Jamaica over the next two days.

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    Xyclone whips up Europe

    Jamaica Observer / Following the success of his 2017 album From the Basement to the Big Leagues , which topped the Billboard Reggae album chart, deejay Xyclone is hoping for bigger things with his upcoming project 2774 Waterford Parkway . Waterford Parkway is to be released in June. However, Xyclone kicked off the promotions on…

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    Melbourne, UWI advance to Senior Cup final

    Jamaica Observer / INNSWOOD, St Catherine — The University of the West Indies (UWI) and perennial finalists Melbourne CC advanced to next week’s championship match of the 2018 Jamaica Cricket Association two-day Senior Cup after a pair of favourable drawn results yesterday. Melbourne were dominant in claiming first-innings honours from hosts St Catherine CC in…

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    Spalding High salutes Alphansus Davis

    Jamaica Observer / MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The mission statement for Spalding High School promises to provide “rich” educational opportunities. At an appreciation function at the Golf View Hotel in Mandeville earlier this month, former principal Alphansus Davis was honoured for his substantial effort in ensuring the accomplishment of that goal. Prior to taking the lead,…

  • Breaking News

    Prince William’s wife Kate gives birth to son

    Jamaica Observer / LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Kate, the wife of Britain’s Prince William, has given birth to a baby son, Kensington Palace announced Monday. “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 11:01 (1001 GMT),” the palace said in a statement. The baby boy weighs eight pounds…

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    Thumbs up for Essex Valley Athletics Meet

    Jamaica Observer / NAIN, St Elizabeth – The 45th Essex Valley Sports Council Athletics Meet held last Thursday at Alpart Sports Club is being described by organizers, JISCO Alpart Jamaica and the Alpart Essex Valley Sports Council, as a resounding success. “Support from non-athletes, parents and teachers was phenomenal, and all patrons were treated to…

  • Breaking News

    JCF urges citizens not to interfere in arrests

    Jamaica Observer / KINGSTON, Jamaica — The High Command of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is raising concern about what it says is the frequency with which members of the public continue to interfere in police operations, especially when an arrest is being made in a public space. According to the JCF, there have been…

  • Breaking News

    IMF unveils new corruption policy for member states

    Jamaica Observer / WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will systematically address corruption and its impact on economic growth with all its member countries under new guidelines launched yesterday. The stricter new policy also aims to tackle how rich countries contribute to corruption in the developing world by failing to…

  • Breaking News

    Bob Marley in the classroom

    Jamaica Observer / COME summer, the works of reggae king Bob Marley is making its way into the classrooms of University of Nebraska. According to the Daily Nebraskan , Dr Kwame Dawes will be teaching a section of English 207: Reading Popular Literature that will focus on Bob Marley’s lyrics. The course will run from…

  • Breaking News

    Stand like the brave, SDA head urges police

    Jamaica Observer / MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The head of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in western Jamaica, Pastor Glen Samuels, has challenged members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), to stand like the brave, build integrity, and treat all people with respect. According to Samuels, policemen and women should have the spinal tenacity and intestinal fortitude…

  • Breaking News

    Collie Smith statue unveiled at Boys’ Town

    Jamaica Observer / The mood was festive at Boys’ Town, Trench Town, on Wednesday, March 21 as the community welcomed another landmark in its history with the unveiling of a statue of their best known cricketer, O’Neil Gordon “Collie” Smith. The statue was unveiled in an official ceremony at his former club at 6 Collie…

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    Work Wardrobe Essentials 101

    Jamaica Gleaner /   Having a basic understanding of work wardrobe essentials is important to looking stylish and feeling confident every day at the office. Creating a wardrobe can be expensive and, as women, we cannot get away with mixing and matching the same pieces on a regular basis as often as men. However, if…

North America

  • Ganga: TTCB Executive clinging to office

    News day / FORMER West Indies and TT cricketer, Daren Ganga, said the failure of the TT Cricket Board (TTCB) to implement recommendations of the Independent Review Committee (IRC) continues to show the board’s lack of concern for TT cricket. In September 2017, a three-person IRC was appointed by the TTCB to examine its governance…

  • The most contented man

    Trinidad Express / When we first saw Hayman Arjoon, he was talking to a Zebu under a tree. The calf was a bit stubborn and didn’t want to leave the midday shade for a pasture where the grass was greener. So there was Arjoon, encouraging his animal, gently. He was in no rush. Why would he be?…

  • McKnight, Brooks cop silver in Grenada Invi

    The Trinidad Guardian / Sparkle McKnight,Alena Brooks and Lalonde Gordon each had success at the second annual Grenada Invitational on Saturday night at the Kirani James Athletics Stadium in St George’s. Both McKnight and Brooks copped silver medals in their respective races. McKnight crossed in 56.59 to finish runner-up to Jamaica’s Yanique Haye-Smith in 56.38…

  • Ganga wants TTCB to act now

    The Trinidad Guardian / Former national cricket captain Daren Ganga is condemning the T&T Cricket Board (TTCB), being led by Azim Bassarath, for its failure to implement the recommendations of an Independent Review Committee (IRC) which was set up for the sole purpose of considering the constitutional arrangements of the Board. In a strongly worded…

  • Trini wins Americas Regional Award

    The Trinidad Guardian / T&T’s Jonathan Barcant has received the Caribbean and the Americas Regional Award for Excellence in Development at the Commonwealth Youth Awards. He received the award for his work in T&T on building climate change resilience through adaptation, and towards reducing the damage caused by climate change. Climate Action is the United…

  • Defence Force, Paragon win UWI hockey titles

    News day / Sherdon Pierre Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force and Paragon Women’s team were crowned champions of the UWI Invitational Indoor Tournament yesterday at UWI-SPEC, St Augustine. Kristin Thompson scored a spectacular five goals for Paragon in the Women’s final as they whipped Ventures 8-4 to claim the top prize. Thompson was ruthless in…

  • Ramdin’s century lifts Preysal into T20 semis

    News day / DENESH RAMDIN smashed Preysal Sports into the semifinals of the Championship Division T20 semifinals with an unbeaten even hundred on Saturday against Moosai Sports at the National Cricket Centre in Balmain, Couva. Also into the last four to be contested on Friday at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba are MYO, who…

  • Hillview brush ‘Pres’ aside to reach T20 final

    News day / NICKOLAI MADRAY Defending champions Hillview College defeated Presentation College Chaguanas by eight wickets on Saturday to reach the final of Powergen’s Intercol T20 at the Brian Lara Academy in Tarouba. Hillview will face Naparima College, looking to claim their second title of the season in the final on May 4. Batting first,…

  • Focus on research by UWI

    The Trinidad Guardian / The corporate community needs to pay more attention to research since findings can lead to better decision-making. That was the call made by Acolla Cameron, Head of the Management Studies Department, at UWI, which hosted its second Research Week. Cameron said decisions should be based on data and actual research conducted…

  • COP to contest 41 seats in next general election

    The Trinidad Guardian / Congress of the People (COP) leader Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan says the party is preparing to fight the next general election is all 41 constituencies. Speaking at a press conference as the new executive was installed a the St Augustine South Community Centre yesterday, she said the party was aware there was a…

  • Hosein: Local Govt to start own river-desilting

    News day / WITH the Ministry of Works and Transport having officially launched its river desilting program last Saturday, the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government is expected to begin its own program throughout all 14 corporations shortly. The Ministry of Works’ program targets the nation’s major rivers and watercourses with line minister Rohan…

  • 5 relatives chopped during land dispute

    The Trinidad Guardian / A Diego Martin mother is now appealing to the Housing Development Corporation for home after she and four relatives were chopped about their bodies at their Bagatelle Road, Diego Martin home yesterday. Nicole Edwards, 32, a mother of two, common-law husband Darren Joseph, 42, and relatives Rico Joseph, 29, Wendell Joseph,…

  • Roodal wants HDC moratorium

    The Trinidad Guardian / Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal says many of the 352 tenants who are in arrears in four Housing Development Corporation (HDC) communities are people who have lost their jobs in recent times. His comment comes on the heels of a statement in Parliament on Friday by acting Prime Minister Colm…

  • Prison’s Commissioner: Officer’s car torching a private matter

    News day / Commissioner of Prisons Gerard Wilson says an incident in which the vehicle of a prison officer was set on fire has not been reported to him and believes it may have been the result of a private matter. Speaking with Newsday this morning, Wilson said he was unable to comment on the…

  • Shaka donates boots to T&T Maestros

    News day / Former Trinidad and Tobago goalkeeper and current ESPN FC analyst, Shaka Hislop, surprised T&T Maestros with a visit on Saturday during a training session at the Laventille Community Complex. Hislop has partnered with the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service to assist football clubs in the Morvant/Laventille area. The 49 year old, who…

  • Iere stages Temple in the Sea

    The Trinidad Guardian / When Indian immigrant and the son of indentured labourers, Sewdass Sadhu, returned to Trinidad from India in the mid-1940s it was as a man on a mission to recreate the sacred aura of the Ganges River he had witnessed in his native land. He was born in Benares in 1903 to…

  • We must protect asylum-seekers

    The Trinidad Guardian / The United Nations (UN) has raised deep concerns over Saturday’s deportation of 82 Venezuelan nationals from T&T, among them asylum seekers, saying they could not verify whether it was a “voluntary repatriation” process as claimed by the Ministry of National Security. It is also of the belief, like many locals and…

  • ECLAC: Caribbean economies will grow

    The Trinidad Guardian / SANTIAGO, CHILE—The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has updated its economic activity growth projections for the region this year, keeping its estimate for average regional expansion at 2.2 per cent, after growing 1.2 per cent last year. It said this regional projection is the same as what…

  • Dr Morgan Job has cancer, needs help $$

    Trinidad Express / Author, economist, former parliamentarian, radio host and equal rights advocate Dr. Morgan Job is in a fight for his life. Job has been diagnosed with late-stage pancreatic cancer and needs help with covering his medical expenses. According to a GoFundMe account created for Job, he remains optimistic and continues to soldier on…

  • Fromhistory to memory

    News day / IT might be hard to make up your mind, as there is a wide selection to choose from for this year’s Newsday T&T People’s Choice Book of The Year in the NGC Bocas Lit Fest. Eventually six will be chosen from the 39 and then the final one, which will become this…

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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;…

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