• Breaking News

    What you can do about dyslexia

    The trinidad Guardian / Following last week’s article which defined dyslexia and looked at signs and symptoms of the condition, today, founder and chairman of the Dyslexia Association, Cathryn Kelshall will look at what can be done to help those who are dyslexic.  You can’t prevent dyslexia but there are many activities that you can…

  • Breaking News

    06:55 am – Luis Oberto // El apellido Trump aparece ligado a 32 empresas en los papeles de Panam?

    WASHINGTON, ESTADOS UNIDOS (12/MAY/2016).- El apellido del magnate Donald Trump , favorito para la nominación presidencial republicana , aparece ligado a 32 sociedades “offshore” (inscritas en un paraíso fiscal) en la base de datos de los papeles de Panamá, publicada esta semana por el Consorcio Internacional de Periodistas de Investigación (ICIJ). En el buscador de…

  • Breaking News

    Lupus Foundation holds Health Fair

    News day / This year’s theme for World Lupus Day was Lupus Knows No Boundaries, and was held at Woodford Square, Port-of-Spain, from 5 pm until 7 pm. Harrilal said the VLF along with other lupus patients, their families and loved ones, also held a candlelight vigil in honour of those who lost the battle…

  • Breaking News

    Beach ballers set for Olympic qualifiers

    The trinidad Guardian / Top ranked local duo, Ayana Dyette and Malika Davidson will spear-head this country’s women’s beach volleyball teams quest for a spot at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in Brazil to be held in August when the Third Round of NORCECA Women’s Continental Beach Volleyball Olympic qualifiers begin. The three-day tournament…

  • Breaking News

    Pollard cameo floors RCB as Gayle flops again

    The trinidad Guardian / BANGALORE—Kieron Pollard stunned Royal Challengers Bangalore with a typically flamboyant cameo but West Indies teammate Chris Gayle’s wretched form continued, as Mumbai Indians emerged with a six-wicket win in their Indian Premier League contest here yesterday. Set 152 for victory at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, the defending champions chased down their…

  • Breaking News

    TT spokeswoman: Police can speed

    News day / The speed limit on the nations highways were set at 80 km/hr, and from as early as last Thursday, speed guns, approved by Minister of Works and Transport Fitzgerald Hinds were instrumental in charging persons who went over the limit. Seven motorists were charged with exceeding the speed limit. One driver was…

  • Breaking News

    04:52 am – Luis Oberto // Farías, DT del Tigre: ‘Vamos a intentar que no sean campeones aquí’

    Para ganarle a The Strongest, este jueves en el estadio Hernando Siles (20.00), Wilstermann deberá esmerarse mucho, advirtió el técnico atigrado, el venezolano César Farías, convencido de que su equipo es el que mejor fútbol desarrolla en la recta final del torneo Clausura de la Liga. Wilster, líder del certamen con 40 puntos, buscará la…

  • Breaking News

    Into the Bat Cave

    News day / Tamana’s Bat Cave is home to at least ten of the more than 60 species of bats found in Trinidad, including the fruit-eating bats. According to local resident, and community leader Michael Antoine, the Tamana Bat Caves have one of the largest populations of bats in the world, as well as, some…

  • Breaking News

    A Naturalist’s view of Aripo Savannas

    News day / One of the key species in the savanna is the towering moriche palm (Mauritia flexuosa). Outside of the savanna, it is found in only a few other areas in Trinidad including Valencia, Erin, Nariva and Los Blanquizales. The fruits of the palm provide food for macaws, parrots, agoutis and other wildlife. These…

  • Breaking News

    Lessons from a neighbour

    News day / Trinidad and Tobago, despite the shutdown of ISPATT, has to be commended for the resource based industrialisation strategy and the development of the Vision 2020 long term Macro-economic framework that was supposed to chart the country’s economic development. As a young country we have had mixed experiences with the policy choices that…

  • Breaking News

    Jobless rate up in last quarter of 2015

    News day / Compared to the same period in 2014, data showed the overall unemployment rate increased from 3.3 percent to 3.5 percent with male unemployment rate increasing from 2.9 percent to 3.4 percent and female unemployment rate decreasing from 3.8 percent to 3.6 percent. The labour force at the end of the fourth quarter…

  • Breaking News

    Rowley: Govt to sharpen focus on agriculture

    News day / Rowley’s “wide-ranging interview” about Trinidad and Tobago’s (TT) economy will be featured in the upcoming release of The Report: Trinidad and Tobago 2016, OBG’s second publication on the country’s economy. In its May 10 statement, OBG said Rowley “shared his plans for reinvigorating the country’s agricultural industry in April” when he met…

  • Breaking News

    blink | bmobile salutes excellence in media

    News day / The first of the 2016 awards went to late veteran journalist, Patrick Chookolingo, pioneer of the weekly tabloid in Trinidad. The second award was given to Reverend Dr Margaret Elcock, a broadcaster for over 20 years and the first woman to found a national radio station, Isaac 98.1 FM. Popular DJ turned…

  • Breaking News

    The state of Clico

    News day / The pertinent issue now is whether Clico is solvent or insolvent. At the heart of this matter lies the veracity of the statements attributed to the Minister of Finance that Clico is insolvent. On January 30 2009, when the Central Bank intervened and took control of Clico, it was stated by the…

  • Breaking News

    Mark: UNC to consider legal challenge

    News day / The SSA Bill was passed in the Senate at the same venue less than 24 hours earlier, by a vote of 17 for and 12 against. Independent Senator Hugh Russell Ian Roach and temporary Independent Senator Justin Junkere voted with the Government to pass the legislation, which was previously passed in the…

  • Breaking News

    Protecting our children

    News day / The cases highlighted are literally horrific: the apparent attempt to hide an underage pregnancy which ran into complications, forcing the family to seek out the hospital and thus leading to revelations of ongoing incest and abuse. And the 80-year old man who raped and violated three underage female grandchildren. And the man…

  • Breaking News

    TTBizLink to add more e-services

    News day / Conducting transactions online, particularly those related to back office aspects on one’s business, is an excellent way to save time and money. This is where the Ministry of Trade and Industry’s Single Electronic Window for Trade and Investment (SEW); trade name TTBizLink, comes into play. Since its launch with two e-services in…

  • Breaking News

    Minister laments TT food import bill

    News day / He revealed that approximately 85 percent of TT’s foodstuff is imported. Speaking on the food import bill which stood at $4 billion in 2014, Rambharat pointed out that the nation would always have a food import bill as it is not producing to meet consumption demands. “I don’t think we’ve made an…

  • Breaking News

    Ban public docs from public/private partnerships

    News day / In an emailed statement yesterday, the TTMA pointed out that it was in favour of “transparent, patient centred efforts to improve the delivery of care in the country” as the public health service did not possess the resources required to deal with the increased national patient demand. “It was with this understanding…

  • Breaking News

    Monique Robb – Ready for the next level

    Jamaica Gleaner / Schoolteacher Monique Robb is one of the happiest women on the north coast after defeating eight rival contestants last Saturday night to be crowned Miss St Mary Festival Queen 2016. The contest, which is hosted annually by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) and aims to raise cultural awareness among the parish’s…

  • Breaking News

    02:16 am – Luis Oberto // I WILL NEVER DO IT*

    “I will never do it.” This was the response yesterday from Public Services Association (PSA) president Watson Duke after a woman reported to police that he had sex with her against her will. Strongly denying the allegation yesterday, Duke said he is seeking advice from his attorneys. Police are investigating a report that the trade…

  • Breaking News

    01:36 am – Luis Oberto // A toast to Mothers

      WESTERN BUREAU: It was indeed ‘A Toast to Mothers,’ as Round Hill Hotel and Villas, teamed up with Caribbean Producers Jamaica (CPJ), to titillate the taste buds of mothers on Sunday at a sold-out brunch. The food was par excellence, which was not surprising, since those who know Round Hill are accustomed to having…

  • Breaking News

    RAPE AT THE HYATT

    News day / The woman told police she tried to ward off the advances of the trade unionist in the hotel room but he overpowered her. After naming the union leader and relating the rape act, the woman was referred to the Central Police Station in Port-of-Spain, which has investigative jurisdiction as the rape allegedly…

  • Breaking News

    Shawn Ferguson ? beating the odds

    Jamaica Gleaner / This is the final in the series of articles on ‘a higgler’s life’. Determination and resilience are two traits that propel mother-of-four Shawn Ferguson. As smile flashed across her face as Rural Xpress approached her sitting beside her Toyota motor car, in the shade of a big tree. She pointed to the…

  • Breaking News

    Hubert Lawrence | Leicester City: Hope is alive

    Jamaica Gleaner / Maybe when the Olympics, the NBA play-offs, football’s European Championships and the Grand Slam of tennis are over, there will be a bigger story than Leicester City’s phenomenal win in the English Premier League (EPL). Until then, Leicester City sits in pole position. There’s no way around it. Leicester is the unlikeliest…

North America

  • Miami Design District is the coolest neighborhood you haven't visited

    MiamiHerald / The construction, at last, is mostly finished. Nearly 25 years after developer Craig Robins scooped up his first property in the then-blighted wholesale district geared to interior designers, the latest expansion of the $1.4 billion Miami Design District is almost complete. The barricades and cement trucks that made Northeast First Avenue look like…

  • Miami Design District is the coolest neighborhood you haven't visited

    MiamiHerald / The construction, at last, is mostly finished. Nearly 25 years after developer Craig Robins scooped up his first property in the then-blighted wholesale district geared to interior designers, the latest expansion of the $1.4 billion Miami Design District is almost complete. The barricades and cement trucks that made Northeast First Avenue look like…

  • Miami Heat to give away Vice-themed shoes on social media

    MiamiHerald / The craze surrounding Miami Heat’s Vice-themed merchandise is picking up yet again. The Miami Heat announced that the team, in conjunction with Court Culture, will be giving away a pair of custom “Vice” themed Air Jordan 1s through a social media sweepstakes. The promotion began on Wednesday and will run until 5 p.m….

  • Gov’t commits $70 million to help Trelawny farmers transport sugar cane

    Jamaica Observer / ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Karl Samuda, says the Government has committed another $70 million to assist farmers in Trelawny with the transportation of sugar cane to the Appleton Estate and Worthy Park factories this year. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 63rd Hague…

  • Miami Design District is the coolest neighborhood you haven't visited

    MiamiHerald / The construction, at last, is mostly finished. Nearly 25 years after developer Craig Robins scooped up his first property in the then-blighted wholesale district geared to interior designers, the latest expansion of the $1.4 billion Miami Design District is almost complete. The barricades and cement trucks that made Northeast First Avenue look like…

  • Maduro desestima eventual embargo petrolero de EE.UU.

    La voz de america / El presidente venezolano, Nicolás Maduro, desestimó el jueves el impacto de un eventual embargo petrolero por parte de Estados Unidos y dijo que de acordarse la medida le costaría la carrera política a su par estadounidense Donald Trump. “Venezuela en todo caso no depende de un embargo petrolero de Estados…

  • Gov’t Commits $70 Million to Help Trelawny Farmers Transport Sugar Cane

    Jamaica Information / Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Honourable Karl Samuda, addresses patrons at the 63rd Hague Agricultural and Industrial Show in Trelawny on Wednesday, February 14. + – Photo: Claudia Gardner Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Honourable Karl Samuda, addresses patrons at the 63rd Hague Agricultural and Industrial Show in…

  • Miami Heat to give away Vice-themed shoes on social media

    MiamiHerald / The craze surrounding Miami Heat’s Vice-themed merchandise is picking up yet again. The Miami Heat announced that the team, in conjunction with Court Culture, will be giving away a pair of custom “Vice” themed Air Jordan 1s through a social media sweepstakes. The promotion began on Wednesday and will run until 5 p.m….

  • Republican Mitt Romney announces US Senate bid

    Jamaica Observer / WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Mitt Romney, the former Republican White House hopeful and outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, announced Friday that he is seeking a US Senate seat in Utah, beginning a closely-watched return to the national political stage. “I am running for United States Senate to serve the people…

  • Key West settles with tattoo artist for $425,000

    MiamiHerald / The city of Key West has reached a $425,000 settlement with a tattoo artist it tried to stop from opening a new shop in the historic district, citing an old law later struck down by an appellate court. Brad Buehrle has agreed to drop his federal case against the city, filed in May…

  • #ICYMI: Hey! Politics! Why can’t you just leave us all alone?! (VIDEO)

    RT / It can’t have escaped your attention that politics now infests every part of life. You can’t watch the Oscars, update your Facebook page or even go to the lavatory without having to choose sides. Legend tells of a time when people would engage in conversation and debate, having formed opinions based on evidence…

  • NWC Launches World Water Day Essay and Photo Competitions

    Jamaica Information / Acting Community Relations Manager for the Eastern Division of the National Water Commission (NWC), Delano Williams, addresses the launch of the NWC’s essay and photo competitions on February 13 at the agency’s Hope Water Treatment Plant in St. Andrew. + – Photo: Donald De La Haye Acting Community Relations Manager for the…

  • Reynolds happy Reno moving in right direction

    Jamaica Observer / New FC Reno Head Coach Vassell Reynolds believes that his team is ready to stake a claim for a spot in the top six of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL). That would certainly give them a chance to make an assault on the league title when the play-off rounds begin. Since…

  • Churches challenged to help make Jamaica ‘Positively exceptional again’

    Jamaica Observer / MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Seventh-day Adventists and the wider Christian community have been challenged to make Jamaica positively exceptional again by incorporating outreach programmes that reflect their stewardship responsibilities for all facets of the lives of Jamaicans. The challenge came from Professor Alvin Wint while delivering the main address at the Recognition and…

  • Parent Place for Mount Salem by End of March

    Jamaica Information / Chief Executive Officer of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), Kaysia Kerr, addresses a Think Tank held at the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) headquarters in Kingston. + – Photo: Mark Bell Chief Executive Officer of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), Kaysia Kerr, addresses a Think Tank held at the Jamaica Information…

  • Reggae Music Jamaica’s Most Valuable Export – Grange Tells UNESCO Creative Cities of Music Meeting

    Jamaica Information / The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport and Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, Mayor of Kingston (centre) are joined by delegates attending the four-day meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities of Music Subnetwork taking place at the Jamaica Pegasus. + – Photo: JIS Photographer The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister…

  • Construcción de viviendas en EE.UU. repunta en enero

    La voz de america / La construcción de casas en Estados Unidos subió en enero impulsada por un repunte en la edificación de unidades unifamiliares, mientras que los permisos de construcción subieron a su nivel más alto desde 2007. Los inicios de construcción de casas escalaron un 9,7%, a una cifra desestacionalizada de 1 millón…

  • Veteran liberal Yavlinsky opposes presidential election boycott

    RT / Presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky of the liberal party Yabloko has urged voters not to dismiss their right to participate in elections, adding that boycotts inevitably fail to produce any results. ” We should not go on strike, we should vote, because this is our right. If we all stay at home simply nothing…

  • What Jeter has done to Marlins is shameful betrayal of trust

    MiamiHerald / The Miami Marlins begin spring training Monday with the first full-squad work up in Jupiter, but hope does not spring eternal. Hope sprung a leak. It smells like rotten Fish in here. The Marlins are tanking the season after a shameful winter salary dump that betrayed the trust of fans yet again. South…

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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