• Breaking News

    Scalia a man of God, country

    News day / Scalia, the longest service justice on the current Supreme Court, was found dead on February 13 at a resort ranch in west Texas. He was 79. Adele Scalia, originally from Trincity and a former student of St Joseph’s Convent, has been married to the late Justice’s son Christopher since July 2010. She…

  • Breaking News

    Election 2016: What are the key issues?

    Jamaica Gleaner / Unless the acrobatics of this election campaign manage to arouse large numbers of uncommitted voters, a miracle of the order of the resurrection of Lazarus, four days dead, not much more than 50 per cent of the electorate is likely to cast ballots on V-Day, four days hence. Continuing a declining trend,…

  • Breaking News

    More questions for Peter Phillips

    Jamaica Gleaner / Thanks to Peter Phillips for taking the time (‘Gordon Robinson fails the fact-check test’, February 9) to respond to my comments on the PetroCaribe deal (‘The Great Pretenders’, February 7). I especially appreciate his dumbing down the complicated budgetary process for simpletons like me. Regrettably, I still have concerns, queries and comments….

  • Breaking News

    Zika, sex and pesticides

    News day / Could the use of a popular pesticide to control the mosquito population be responsible for the most feared outturn of Zika, head and brain deformity in babies born to mothers who were afflicted by the virus? Can the Zika virus be transmitted through sexual intercourse? These were among the most pressing fears…

  • Breaking News

    McPherson And McLeod Win Indeoors

    RJR News / 2015 outdoor World Championship 400 meter finalist Stephanie McPherson was a winner at the Glascow Indoor track and field meet in Scotland on Saturday. McPherson clocked a personal best 52.05 seconds to win the women’s 400 meters. In renewing their rivalry,  fellow Jamaican and MVP teammate Elaine Thompson was second to Daphne…

  • Breaking News

    A tribute to Joey Lewis

    The trinidad Guardian / Oswin Rose The passing of Joey Lewis, my good friend, signals the end of an era which included many well-known bandleaders and dance bands that graced the dance halls of T&T. We remember fondly venues like Tavern on the Green, Lotus Restaurant, Portuguese Association, Perseverance Hall (both in Maraval and Freeling…

  • Breaking News

    Limits placed on studios

    Jamaica Gleaner / Real estate developers of studio units now have a new set of guidelines restricting the size of such residences to 400 square feet, a move aimed at curbing the abuse of planning approvals and the resultant environmental impacts. The planning guidelines presented to sector interests in January aim to arrest the “uncertainty…

  • Breaking News

    Crunching numbers on PAYE proposal

    Jamaica Gleaner / This paper represents both a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the personal income tax (PIT) reform proposal outlined in the recently published 10-Point Plan and an evaluation of their appropriateness and sufficiency. At present, the first J$592,800 of a person’s annual income is tax-free. Any income in excess of this tax-free threshold…

  • Breaking News

    PEACEFUL POLLS PLEASE

    Jamaica Gleaner / Trevor Munroe Executive director of National Integrity Action “I am calling for a peaceful election because the opposite of that can only be disastrous. Jamaica is poised, at a place in time, where we have to forget about that and talk about unifying the country and moving towards genuine development. There is…

  • Breaking News

    Cabinet split over EU membership

    Jamaica Gleaner / LONDON (AP): A historic referendum on whether Britain should stay in the European Union (EU) will be held on June 23, Prime Minister David Cameron announced yesterday as he declared his belief that the United Kingdom would be “safer and stronger” if it remained in the 28-nation bloc. Cameron spoke in front…

  • Breaking News

    Cop, young mother injured in accident

    The trinidad Guardian / A last-minute decision by Vanessa Persad to leave her three-year-old son at home on Friday night may have saved his life. Persad, who celebrated her 22nd birthday on Friday, was supposed to take her son Elijah Aidan George out to dinner with her, but changed her mind at the last minute….

  • Breaking News

    Poker Star Scores Fourth Consecutive Win

    RJR News / Reigning champion sprinter ‘Poker Star’ turned in another smart performance to land Saturday’s feature ‘Eileen Cliggott Memorial Trophy’ Grades Stakes event over 6 and a half furlongs at Caymanas Park. ‘Poker Star’ who was ridden by four time former champion jockey Omar Walker for champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, finished ahead of ‘Phineas’;…

  • Breaking News

    Make your book cover stand out

    Jamaica Gleaner / I have been asked by a client to address this topic and I gather it would be of benefit to all of you, my dedicated readers, aspiring authors, and writing enthusiasts. The one thing you need to keep in mind when designing your book cover is that it is the only thing…

  • Breaking News

    Poker Star Scores Fourth Consecutive

    RJR News / Reigning champion sprinter ‘Poker Star’ turned in another smart performance to land Saturday’s feature ‘Eileen Cliggott Memorial Trophy’ Grades Stakes event over 6 and a half furlongs at Caymanas Park. ‘Poker Star’ who was ridden by four time former champion jockey Omar Walker for champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, finished ahead of ‘Phineas’;…

  • Breaking News

    TTUTA: Same-old, same-old

    News day / Rather, the Government’s National Consultation on Education, which heads to the Shaw Park Cultural Complex, Tobago, tomorrow, sought to provide a long-awaited forum for the ventilation of issues affecting the system. At the first two consultations, held at the Teaching and Learning Complex, University of the West Indies, St Augustine, and the…

  • Breaking News

    TTUTA: Same-old, same-old

    News day / Rather, the Government’s National Consultation on Education, which heads to the Shaw Park Cultural Complex, Tobago, tomorrow, sought to provide a long-awaited forum for the ventilation of issues affecting the system. At the first two consultations, held at the Teaching and Learning Complex, University of the West Indies, St Augustine, and the…

  • Breaking News

    Miller bags seven at Sabina

    Jamaica Gleaner / The outstanding season of Jamaica Scorpions left-arm spinner Nikita Miller continues. The left-armer, the leading wicket-taker in the WICB First-Class Championship this season, increased his tally to 48 victims after claiming seven for 69 against the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in seventh round action at Sabina Park yesterday. The 21st five-wicket…

  • Breaking News

    Don’t let Laventille youths self-destruct

    The trinidad Guardian / Have you, dear reader, ever thought of the circumstances and experiences which help shape the lifestyle and eventual character of certain groups of young boys growing up in Laventille? What of their environment, the influences under which the boys are raised and how they slide into the gangster life, eventually their…

  • Breaking News

    Karting plans speed up

    Jamaica Gleaner / If newly elected Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) president David Summerbell and his cabinet implement their plans quickly, 2016 may be an eventful and outstanding go-karting season. Among the team’s list of priorities is the proposal of hosting a night race meet at the Palisadoes International Raceway, Kingston. “Our 2016 season begins today…

  • Breaking News

    Pantin puts Pan Rhythms & People on display

    The trinidad Guardian / The Art Society of T&T is pleased to feature new works from local artist Gail Pantin in her latest solo exhibition titled Pan Rhythms & People. The exhibition, which runs from February 20 to March 1, offers the artist a chance to reintroduce her work to T&T after living and travelling extensively…

  • Breaking News

    Ian Alleyne in police brutality battle

    News day / Alleyne, who turned up more than an hour late for his scheduled visit to the station, was accompanied by his attorney Gerald Ramdeen. Despite much publicity on his programme the evening before about the visit, a mere 10 supporters turned up to show support. Alleyne accused his former friend Alexander, who now…

  • Breaking News

    US Ends T&T Women Olympic Dreams

    The trinidad Guardian / T&T’s senior women had their Rio Olympic Games aspirations ended on Friday night as Alex Morgan netted a hat-trick to lead the United States to a 5-0 victory in Concacaf Olympic semifinal round qualifying at the BBVA Compass Stadium. T&T went into the match hopeful of an upset but the hosts…

  • Breaking News

    Thompson, McPherson impress indoors

    Jamaica Gleaner / World Championships 200-metre silver medallist Elaine Thompson looked at home on her indoor debut, twice clocking 7.14 on a day that saw her finishing second to her Dutch rival Dafne Schippers in the 60m at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix at the Emirates Arena yesterday. Just like she did in the 200m…

  • Breaking News

    PEACEFUL POLLS PLEASE

    Jamaica Gleaner / Trevor Munroe Executive director of National Integrity Action “I am calling for a peaceful election because the opposite of that can only be disastrous. Jamaica is poised, at a place in time, where we have to forget about that and talk about unifying the country and moving towards genuine development. There is…

  • Breaking News

    Ex-cricket boss backs WICB run out

    News day / Former WICB president Bruce Aanensen yesterday said he supported the move. “Something definitely needs to be done,” he said in a brief telephone interview from St Vincent. Aanensen described as “unfortunate,” the fact that Caribbean leaders felt impelled to intervene to change the fortunes of the regional game. “I didn’t think that…

North America

  • Man confesses: He kissed me so I killed him

    Trinidad Express / A MAN who pleaded guilty to the 2009 stabbing death of a Petrotrin supervisor whom he said made sexual advance toward him, was today sentenced to 14 years in prison. Anderson Gould, who already served eight years and eight months awaiting trial, will spend another five years and two months in prison….

  • Convict in custody for prison officer’s killing

    Trinidad Express /   AN EX-convict wanted for the murder of prison officer Richard Sandy was arrested on Tuesday. The suspect was held by police at Cashew Gardens, Chaguanas. He had been on the run since the killing on October 7 at bar at Caratal Road, Gasparillo. Witnesses told police that the shooter said something…

  • Chronixx mobbed during Sando visit

    Trinidad Express / School children mobbed reggae singer Jamar Rolando McNaughton better known as Chronixx outside City Hall, San Fernando on Wednesday. Dressed in jeans, shirt and a blue knitted cap, Chronixx was all smiles as children rushed him with their cellphones in hand trying to get a picture with him. The ‘Here Comes Trouble’…

  • A look at what some stores have planned for Black Friday

    Trinidad Express / NEW YORK (AP) — With Black Friday having stretched into a November full of deals, stores will be stepping it up as holiday shopping begins in earnest. It’s been a tough year for many retailers. Several well-known chains have filed for bankruptcy protection and thousands of stores have closed. Amazon is going…

  • Fort Worth knew Kennedy assassin before anyone else

    Trinidad Express / FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — President John F. Kennedy spent 12 hours in Fort Worth. It would be the last night of his life. But Lee Oswald spent nine years in Benbrook and Fort Worth. He still lies here. More than a half-century after Kennedy was assassinated on Dallas’ Elm Street, the…

  • Three burnt bodies identified

    Trinidad Express / THE remains of three people killed and burned in a house in Carlsen Field three months ago have been identified. The forensic testing confirmed that the three victims were Michelle Harrylal, Michael Applewhite and Marlon Dyer. Relatives of the three had submitted samples for DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) testing within days of the…

  • Doubles vendor shot dead

    Trinidad Express / A DOUBLES vendor was shot dead by thieves in a home invasion in Couva early Wednesday. Nishad Amrit Radhay, 25, of Cameron Street, Balmain, died at hospital. Police said at around 2 a.m. Radhay was outside his home preparing doubles for sale when he was confronted by two gun-toting thieves. Radhay was…

  • Former Miami Mayor Regalado leaves office with 'checkered' legacy

    MiamiHerald / On what would be his last afternoon to enjoy the spacious expanses of the office afforded Miami’s mayor, Tomás Regalado was feeling a bit uncomfortable. There was a dank, musty smell permeating the room, where the air conditioning was on the fritz all day and a breeze cooling things down started sending rain…

  • US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued

    MiamiHerald / Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said. The C-2 “Greyhound” transport aircraft came down about 500 nautical miles (925 kilometers) southeast of Okinawa as it was bringing passengers and cargo from Japan to the USS Ronald…

  • Bonner Fined For Breaching Code Of Conduct

    RJR News / Cricket West Indies (CWI) has confirmed that the Leeward Islands Hurricanes pair of Nkrumah Bonner and Terence Warde, as well Barbados Pride left-hander Jonathan Carter were all fined for breaches of the Code of Conduct during the fourth round of matches in the the regional  4-day championship which ended on Sunday.  …

  • Former Miami Mayor Regalado leaves office with 'checkered' legacy

    MiamiHerald / On what would be his last afternoon to enjoy the spacious expanses of the office afforded Miami’s mayor, Tomás Regalado was feeling a bit uncomfortable. There was a dank, musty smell permeating the room, where the air conditioning was on the fritz all day and a breeze cooling things down started sending rain…

  • Briefing | Strong global growth projections for 2017

    Jamaica Gleaner / What are the global growth projections? Higher consumer and business confidence is expected to increase economic activity and consequently increase economic growth this year. The World Economic Outlook (WEO) 2017 has forecasted that the global economy will grow by 3.6 per cent in 2017 and 3.7 per cent in 2017 after just…

  • '4-match ban harsh'

    Jamaica Gleaner / Montego Bay United goalkeeper Jacomeno Barrett says a four-match ban handed out to him by the Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ) for head-butting Arnett Gardens striker Fabian Reid during a Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) Monday night live match at the Anthony Spaulding Complex recently is harsh. The national goalkeeper, who…

  • Something Extra | Wednesday

    Jamaica Gleaner /   JoJo’s Jerk Pit and More took their karaoke night up a notch when it fell in the middle of the 13th staging of Restaurant Week. Food, good vibes and some Rising Stars hopefuls filled the house for a jolly good time!

  • High-riding Tivoli, UWI FC clash in RSPL

    Jamaica Gleaner / High-riding Tivoli Gardens will look to beat UWI FC for the first time in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), when the teams meet today at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex at 3 p.m. Both teams are locked on 18 points apiece and also share similar goal difference of plus five. However,…

  • Islamic schools in Pakistan plagued by cases of sex abuse

    Jamaica Gleaner / KEHRORE PAKKA (AP): Kausar Parveen struggles through tears as she remembers the blood-soaked pants of her nine-year-old son, raped by a religious cleric. Each time she begins to speak, she stops, swallows hard, wipes her tears and begins again. The boy had studied for a year at a nearby Islamic school in…

  • Dancehall halo over Forde's night angels

    Jamaica Gleaner / Janelle ‘Jin’ Forde, a young Barbadian/Trinidadian designer, won over the hearts of those keeping a keen eye on the costumes at the Xodus Carnival band launch last Saturday. While the main sections of the band’s League of Angels its overall theme brought the classic colourful two-piece or monokini-type costumes with flamboyant feathers…

  • Fit 4 Life | Getting fit with Sweatfest

    Jamaica Gleaner / Aerobics instructor O.J. O’Gilvie ensured that it was a real Sweatfest on Saturday at the Life Fit Training Centre, as he took The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life team and guests through a heart-pumping routine that worked every muscle and had everyone sweating from head to toe. In fact, participants got no mercy…

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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