• Breaking News

    Russell looking to put on a show at Penns

    Jamaica Gleaner / Janieve Russell remains confident of excelling again at the upcoming Penn Relays, which will be held at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, from April 28-30. “They (fans) are expecting great times. They are expecting a show and I am just going out there to use Penn Relays as a training ground again,”…

  • Breaking News

    Garnett Silk Jr., To Preserve Father's Legacy

    Jamaica Gleaner / One of reggae music’s most powerful singers, Garnet Silk, died on December 9, 1994 while trying to save his mother from a burning house in Mandeville, Manchester. Four months later, Novlyn ‘Lovey’ Banton gave birth to his last child Garnet Silk Jr. who, this Friday, will release his debut album, Let Reuben…

  • Breaking News

    Hawks beat Celtics, Spurs crush Grizzlies

    Jamaica Gleaner / ATLANTA (AP): Atlanta and San Antonio took imposing 2-0 leads in their opening-round playoff series with emphatic victories over Boston and Memphis on Tuesday night. The Hawks held the Celtics to the lowest-scoring first quarter in the playoffs since the NBA went to the shot clock, building a 21-point lead and holding…

  • Breaking News

    1 student charged, another suspended

    News day / The video was uploaded to social media websites and has gone viral. At a press conference at the Ministry of Education head office in St Clair, Minister Garcia said he received a report from the School Supervisor III of the district of Port-of-Spain and environs, in which the names and schools they…

  • Breaking News

    Jearlean wants $17 million

    News day / The suit was filed in the High Court by attorney Gerald Ramdeen in which John is claiming damages for a decision by the HDC to terminate her contract of employment on March 22. Two days later, she issued a pre-action protocol letter to the Board and when no response was forthcoming, she…

  • Breaking News

    Panama's finance minister to France next week

    Jamaica Gleaner / PARIS (AP): French Finance Minister Michel Sapin will meet with his Panamanian counterpart Dulcidio De La Guardia on Monday in Paris to discuss tax information exchange. France this month placed Panama on a list of countries that are uncooperative in sharing financial information. The move came in the wake of the so-called…

  • Breaking News

    Soca Warriors to oppose Peru

    News day / According to a media release from the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TT FA), David John-Williams, president of the local governing body, revealed that the Stephen Hart-coached team will engage in a “Copa America” campaign, as they continue preparations to resume their 2018 World Cup qualifying bid in September . “We now…

  • Breaking News

    Bitters and Berries

    Jamaica Gleaner / Associated Press: According to my grandmother, fruit is God’s candy, making it the perfect ending to a meal. I agree with Grandma – fruit is a lovely, healthy way to end a meal. But I’ll also confess that the dessert lover in me sometimes craves something a smidgen fancier. And by fancier,…

  • Breaking News

    Unions left in the dark

    Jamaica Gleaner / Trade union leaders were stunned and labour ministry officials embarrassed by Wednesday’s revelation that a draft of the Occupational Safety and Health Bill is now in the hands of the Chief Parliamentary Council (CPC), during a meeting of the Labour Advisory Council at the ministry’s office at 1 North Street, downtown Kingston….

  • Breaking News

    Portland's Gastronomic Offerings

    Jamaica Gleaner / A taste of Portland It’s great when you’re able to travel the world and get a sampling of different cuisines. It’s even better when you can get a taste of authentic ethnic cuisine all in one stop. That’s what the city of Portland, Oregon, offered me on a recent visit during the…

  • Breaking News

    Witco trades $11.1m in shares

    The trinidad Guardian / Overall market activity resulted from trading in 11 securities of which none advanced, five declined and six traded firm. Trading activity on the First Tier Market registered a volume of 147,748 shares crossing the floor of the Exchange valued at $11,945,399.68. The West Indian Tobacco Company Ltd was the volume leader…

  • Breaking News

    Thema supported me in Rio says Dick

    The trinidad Guardian / President of the T&T Gymnastics Federation (TTGF) David Marquez admitted the head of delegation of the T&T Gymnastics team in the Rio Test event, Nicole Fuentes, was not properly consulted before pulling Thema Williams out of the event but the federation had to make an informed decision. At a press conference…

  • Breaking News

    Williams—The people’s champion

    The trinidad Guardian / Many West Indies cricketers have returned to T&T over the last two months, but none of those welcome receptions could compare to the one received by national gymnast Thema Williams on arrival at the Piarco International Airport in the early hours of yesterday morning. Although her flight was delayed by an…

  • Breaking News

    Pollard finds form with cameo to take down RCB

    The trinidad Guardian / MUMBAI—West Indies big-hitter Kieron Pollard fired for the first time in the new Indian Premier League season, blasting a cameo to propel Mumbai Indians to a comfortable six-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore here yesterday. The right-hander, entering the match on the back of scores of 1, 1 and 1 in…

  • Breaking News

    Tobago Fashion Coda

    The trinidad Guardian / Tomorrow, fashion meets art and entertainment in the event Tobago Fashion Coda 4 at the Magdalena Grand Beach and Golf Resort. Themed Tobago Power, the 6 pm show aims to empower women, with a theme of black to represent power and a show of strength in challenging times. Against a moonlit…

  • Breaking News

    Reading Circle, a hidden treasure

    The trinidad Guardian / Part 2  The Alta Reading Circle was created to assist Alta students with their reading in an informal setting. Our Reading Circles are run by volunteer guides who work with students once a week for two hours in venues across Trinidad.  Today in Part 2 of the article which began last…

  • Breaking News

    Journalism and the HDC Papers

    The trinidad Guardian / I have held the view for a long time that despite the nagging, adamant calls, and a clear need for it, our society does not really want “investigative journalism.” In most instances, the complaint that not enough investigation accompanies journalistic revelation is either a simple regurgitation of what appears to be…

  • Breaking News

    A sad, sad state of affairs

    The trinidad Guardian / A conspiracy theorist would say that there was a plan afoot (from day one) not to have Thema Williams represent T&T at the Rio Olympics. The hullabaloo about briefly-shown photos on the Internet of both Marisa Dick and Thema Williams less than fully clothed, nixed that particular avenue. The facts remain…

  • Breaking News

    John wants $17m from authority

    The trinidad Guardian / Former Housing Development Corporation (HDC) managing director Jearlean John is suing the State agency for $17 million following her termination on March 22. John, through her attorney Gerald Ramdeen, is seeking damages for wrongful dismissal and/or breach of contract of employment at the HDC and “all consequential loss suffered as a…

  • Breaking News

    It’s politics, not race

    The trinidad Guardian / Well known Trinidadian novelist Samuel Selvon wrote in The Plains of Caroni, “Negroes and Indians alike sang calypsoes and beat bottle and spoon.”  Selvon recognised the unity of Afro Trinidadian and Indo Trinidadians. The politicians are the ones who are dividing us. They operate by the philosophy of divide and rule. We…

  • Breaking News

    Strong growth for Sagicor in 2015

    The trinidad Guardian / The Sagicor Group had a strong performance in 2015. Chairman Stephen McNamara said net income was US$76.8 million, an increase of 3.9 per cent from the US$73.9 million earned in 2014. “Net income from continuing operations attributable to shareholders was US$56.3 million, compared to the prior year result of US$53.7 million. Earnings…

  • Breaking News

    Ministry, TTUTA agree on SEA supervision

    The trinidad Guardian / Teachers who volunteer to supervise the administration of this year’s Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exam have been assured they will be allowed to remain at their respective schools while vice-principals and school supervisors will be mandated to travel to other centres to supervise the process. Additionally, teachers who volunteer to supervise…

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;…

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