• Breaking News

    GUN ATTACK PANIC*

    Trinidad Express / port of spain   A soldier visiting Chaguanas North Secondary School yesterday was pressed into duty to bring order to the school over fears of an impending gun attack. Education Minister Anthony Garcia, flanked by the Minister in the Ministry of Education Dr Lovell Francis, along with president of the Trinidad and…

  • Breaking News

    Reggae Boy Departs To Ply Trade In US

    RJR News / Tivoli Gardens and national striker Junior Flemmings departed on Friday to take up a professional contract with the development team of the New York Red Bulls in the United Soccer League (USL). The former national Under 17 captain who turned down a scholarship to the University of New Mexico, will have former…

  • Breaking News

    More Controversy Hits Tennis Jamaica

    RJR News / The saga rocking local tennis administration has taken another legal twist. The controversy stems from the aborted annual general meeting last November. Following the aborted elections, Tennis Jamaica member Joseph Dibbs filed a lawsuit against the organization and three of its senior members. Tennis Jamaica declared its elections null and void after…

  • Breaking News

    Al-Rawi: $3,500 fine, jail time to help combat Zika

    Trinidad Express / in parliament   Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi said yesterday that legislation is being reviewed to increase the fines from $500 to $3,500 for failing to take precautionary measures against the Aedes aegypti mosquito. A prison sentence will also be considered. Al-Rawi was speaking at the Parliament sitting, at Tower D, Interna­tional Waterfront…

  • Breaking News

    I won’t cry anymore*

    Trinidad Express / moruga   A Moruga mother stood strong over the casket bearing the body of her first born yesterday and smiled. Ann Marie Wells, a mother of five, promised her son that she would not cry anymore. Instead she would fulfil his dreams of leading his siblings on the right pathway and rebuilding…

  • Breaking News

    Calls for minor offences to be bail-free

    Trinidad Express / A vagrant who “had helped himself to some coconuts” (stole coconuts) spent nine months in jail awaiting trial because he had no one to take his bail. This case was highlighted by Inspector of Prisons Daniel Khan as he pointed out that the strict application of the bail laws could lead to…

  • Breaking News

    Dealers: We are not operating illegally*

    Trinidad Express / DESPITE being without formal paperwork since 2010, service stations have been and continue to be compliant with the laws of Trinidad and Tobago, president of the Trinidad and Tobago Petroleum Dealers’ Association (PDA) Derek Joseph has said. Joseph made the statement yesterday in response to claims by Energy Minister Nicole Olivierre that…

  • Breaking News

    Two more show signs of Zika*

    Trinidad Express / Two more people have exhibited symptoms of the Zika virus and their blood samples have been taken for testing. This was revealed by acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Clive Tilluckdharry at the Ministry of Health’s weekly news conference yesterday at its office at Park Street, Port of Spain. This follows confirmation this…

  • Breaking News

    …Olivierre gives them 6 months to fix it*

    Trinidad Express / OUT of the 137 service stations in this country only one has a valid operating licence, Energy Minister Nicole Olivierre has said. The lone service station with a valid operating licence only officially opened on Thursday. The last time a valid operating licence was granted was five years ago. Describing the situation…

  • Breaking News

    Mentally challenged man shot dead*

    Trinidad Express / LA BREA    A MENTALLY-CHALLENGED man was shot and killed near his home in La Brea yesterday morning.  David King, 32, of Short Street, Three Hands, was shot along a track near several fruit stalls. According to a police report, at around 7.15 a.m., residents heard explosions. Upon checking in an area…

  • Breaking News

    Child abuse claims at Tobago daycare*

    Trinidad Express / Scarborough   The Division of Health of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) has launched an investigation into claims of child abuse at a daycare centre and pre-school in Scarborough, Tobago. Anolia Nolie Yeates, of Bon Accord, is claiming abuse of a child at the daycare centre. The young mother took to…

  • Breaking News

    Sukhdeo leaves prison*

    Trinidad Express / port of spain   USED-CAR dealer and realtor Sheron Sukhdeo yesterday secured bail on charges of assaulting his wife, saving him from a weekend in jail. Sukhdeo left Golden Grove Prison in Arouca to stay at a place that will not be his mansion in Chaguanas. Vacating the house at Orchard Gardens…

  • Breaking News

    Deyalsingh: Closer eye on C-sections

    Trinidad Express / IN PARLIAMENT   The number of Caesarean sections performed by or supervised by a specialist or consultant has improved since September 2015. Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said 3,550 Caesarean sections were performed at public health institutions in Trinidad and Tobago in 2015, but only 38 per cent of them were done or…

  • Breaking News

    Imbert: PSC asked to find new top cop*

    Trinidad Express / IN PARLIAMENT   The Police Service Commission (PSC) has been requested to initiate the process to hunt for a new Commissioner of Police (CoP), disclosed Finance Minister Colm Imbert. “With respect to the process for the appointment of a Police Commissioner, I can report that the Minister of National Security has fulfilled…

  • Breaking News

    Possible breakthrough in fraud racket

    Trinidad Express / Northern Division police may have made a major breakthrough in an international fraud racket following the arrests of two Venezuelan nationals on Wednesday night. According to police reports, at about 9 p.m., a team of officers from the Arouca CID and Northern Division Task Force, under the supervision of Snr Supt David…

  • Breaking News

    Moonilal queries cops hosting TV shows*

    Trinidad Express / IN PARLIAMENT   Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal is suggesting the Police Service Commission (PSC) call in the Commissioner of Police about the policy on police officers hosting television programmes. Speaking in the debate on the motion in the Lower House, Tower D, International Waterfront Centre, Port of Spain, to approve…

  • Breaking News

    Editor’s Note

    Trinidad Express / This week the role of Cover Girl falls to fitness instructor an chef Charlene Procope. Procope is super-fit but it takes sheer willpower and a steely determination to maintain that body. Her mind is set on one goal: to be strong and healthy at all costs. The chef who currently appears on…

  • Breaking News

    STRONG, FIT AND FABULOUS*

    Trinidad Express / It hurts to see my society embittered by obesity, heart disease and other lifestyle diseases which are catalysed by poor diet and exercise. One must know when to draw the line between good health and cultural culinary habits. Healthy is not hard. All it takes is a few dashes of healthy ingredients…

  • Breaking News

    Let’s Be Real*

    Trinidad Express / When my son was about two years old, I was thrilled beyond words for bedtime to come around every night, not just for the chance to put the trials of the day to rest, but also to engage in the routine that he and I had developed. I would put him in…

  • Breaking News

    The Box*

    Trinidad Express / EVER heard of Birchbox? It’s one of 1,400 subscription boxes in the United States where subscribers receive monthly deliveries of beauty product samples. Sounds pretty cool but what if you took the idea and gave it a Caribbean-flavoured, tropical twist? Elena Dyer had heard of Birchbox and the plethora of subscription boxes…

  • Breaking News

    I Must Protect Myself From That Damn Mosquito*

    Trinidad Express / SOME threats are of the obvious, in-your-face type while others are subtle, insidious but potentially harmful. Take the Aedes aegypti mosquito for instance, of the 3,500 species of mosquito, this type is responsible for transmitting dengue, yellow fever, chikungunya with its accompanying painful symptoms and the zika virus which has affected over…

  • Breaking News

    Rowley: Govt has room for improvement*

    Trinidad Express / As the People’s National Movement (PNM) Government approaches its sixth month of office since winning the September 2015 general election, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said they have done reasonably well and there was room for improvement. Rowley was responding to questions from the Express with respect to the tenure of his…

North America

  • Farmers Urged to Register with RADA

    Jamaica Information / Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, addresses farmers at a National Irish Potato Stakeholders’ Seminar, in Claremont, St. Ann, on October 18. + – Photo: Claudia Gardner Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, addresses…

  • CLA Issues First Two Cannabis Licences

    Jamaica Information / Chairman, Cannabis Licensing Authority of Jamaica, Hyacinth Lightbourne (left), presents Director and Secretary, Everyting Oily Labs, Claudine Liu, with a cannabis licence, at a press conference on Wednesday (October 18), at the offices of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries in New Kingston. + – Photo: Yhomo Hutchinson Chairman, Cannabis…

  • Government Committed to Growth of Cooperatives

    Jamaica Information / Director of Research, Training and Development at the Department of Co-operatives and Friendly Societies, Paulette Kirkland (centre), speaks with Winfield Murray (right) of the Hanover Bee Farmers Co-operative. Occasion was a stakeholder conference staged by the Department of Co-operatives and Friendly Societies in Montego Bay, today (October 19). At left is Registrar,…

  • Collaborative Approach to Deal with Mental Challenges

    Jamaica Information / Psychological Services Coordinator with the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) III, Dr. Melva Spence (left), addresses a group from the Catherine Hall Primary and Infant School during a capacity-building workshop at the Sea Garden Hotel in Montego Bay. The workshop is part of a programme aimed at helping teachers better address…

  • Productivity Ambassadors Named

    Jamaica Information / : Labour and Social Security Minister, Hon. Shahine Robinson (left), presents Chairman of the Jamaica Productivity Centre (JPC), Metry Seaga, with his Certificate of Induction as a Productivity Ambassador, at the Productivity and Continuous Improvement Conference held at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on October 19. + – Photo: Michael…

  • Mentoring Programme Launched For Youth in Juvenile Centres

    Jamaica Information / Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., addresses girls from the South Camp Road Juvenile Correctional and Rehabilitation Centre at the launch of the mentorship arm of the ‘We Transform’ youth empowerment and reintegration programme at the facility on October 17. + – Photo:…

  • “Philipine Fatigue” Pushing BPO Sector To Consider Jamaica

    RJR News / Managing Director of Nearshore Americas Kirk Laughlin says “Philipine fatigue” is pushing players in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector to consider Jamaica. Laughlin told potential investors that Jamaica remains an attraction for his U.S. based company, because of its proximity to the U.S. mainland and English language capabilities. He says those…

  • JISCO To Work With Small Farmers In St. Elizabeth And Manchester

    RJR News / Chinese firm, JISCO –  the entity which recently took over the Alpart Alumina plant in St Elizabeth is set to extend its’ influence outside the bauxite alumina sector. JISCO has already outlined plans to double capacity at the alumina plant at Nain, St Elizabeth and build manufacturing facilities. The investments are set…

  • Garcia faces legal action

    The trinidad Guardian / Embattled Siparia West Secondary School principal Sookoo Sonnylal is threatening to sue the Ministry of Education over a decision to relieve him of duties while investigating a verbal altercation he is alleged to have had with a group of students earlier this month. In a five page pre-action protocol letter sent…

  • SSFL suspends Fyzabad

    The trinidad Guardian / Fyzabad Anglican Secondary School was yesterday suspended from the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) with immediate effect for its use of utility player Dez Jones and key midfielder Maurice Dick, both of whom it alleged submitted false documents to gain entry in schools’ Sixth Form. Jones received two CSEC passes from…

  • Gaming workers meet minister today

    The trinidad Guardian / One day after a group of retrenched casino workers picketed the home of Finance Minister Colm Imbert, representatives of the gaming industry have been invited to a meeting with Minister in the Ministry of Finance Allyson West. The meeting takes place today at 1.30 pm. This was confirmed by president of…

  • Three shortlisted for CoP position

    The trinidad Guardian / Three potential candidates applying for the position of Commissioner of Police (CoP) have been short listed by the Police Service Commission (PSC) and vigorous interviews are expected to begin soon. The T&T Guardian was told by sources close to the PSC that over 20 applications were sent in to the commission…

  • Soca Warriors debate next move

    The trinidad Guardian / What’s next for the Soca Warriors? I suppose that the answer to that question is more complicated than losing a football match or even a regional tournament. Our current ranking position of 83 tells its own story and being last in the Hexagon could relate to the status of the game…

  • Samsung bets big on Note 8

    The trinidad Guardian / The Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which was launched in T&T yesterday is being described as, “the most powerful device on the market” according to Samsung’s Manager, Sales, Latin America, Terry Weech. Delivering brief remarks during the mid-morning launch at Trincity Mall, Weech said the response thus far had been overwhelming following…

  • No taxation without transformation

    The trinidad Guardian / The current government is taxing us for the misdemeanours of previous governments, including the last two, which committed massive waste, blunder, arrant slackness. If the Government is bent on transferring private wealth to support the socialised economy, socialised labour, socialised services, no problem. But what is the nation getting in return?…

  • Calypso and the church

    The trinidad Guardian / Earlier this year, when he was conducting Brigo’s (Samuel Abraham) funeral, his son, Roman Catholic priest Father Bonnie Anthony Abraham, said he was introduced to spirituality by his father and even did his thesis, “Brigo: Prophet and Sage”, based on his father’s works. Many people may not appreciate how Calypsonians have…

  • Vieira nets beaver in 13-2 Mexico drubbing

    The trinidad Guardian / Jordan Vieira scored a beaver-trick to lead T&T ‘Calypso Stickmen’ to another come-from-behind victory, 13-2 against Mexico for a fourth straight win at the Indoor Pan American Cup Men’s Tournament at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, in Georgetown, Guyana, yesterday. Bottom of the table Mexico, without a point after three matches,…

  • Heavy agricultural losses

    The trinidad Guardian / Acres upon acres of crops were submerged in filthy water in Penal and Barrackpore yesterday as a result of overnight and persistent rains during the day. Crop farmer Chabinath Ramnanan was almost brought to tears, as for the second time this year his fields in Penal were destroyed. Bodi, bhagi, tomatoes,…

  • Sinanan: Rain just too much for channels

    The trinidad Guardian / Minister of Works and Transport Rohan Sinanan says while he agrees there are irresponsible people who contribute to the flooding, he believes that the events experienced Wednesday into yesterday were caused because of the volume of rain that fell in the 60 hours. “Let us be fair to everyone…the volume of…

  • TTMA talks energy with Venezuelan association

    The trinidad Guardian / The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) and the Venezuelan Gas Processors Association (AVGP) are in advanced stages of discussions regarding the Rio Caribe Project- an initiative designed to create new opportunities in the downstream gas sector. In a media release yesterday TTMA president Christopher Alcazar said: “This project, once successfully…

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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