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    Couple ambushed and shot dead in Laventille

    Trinidad Express / A COUPLE was ambushed and shot dead in Eastern Quarry, Laventille, yesterday morning and although the police are yet to arrive at a solid motive they believe it may have stemmed from the man’s involvement in violent crime. The incident occurred at 7.15 a.m. The victims were Adeola Noel, 25, and Andre…

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    Lewis century seals easy Red Force win *

    Trinidad Express / Evin Lewis’s maiden first class hundred and Jon Russ Jagessar’s eight wickets for 58 runs headlined Trinidad and Tobago Red Force’s convincing eight-wicket demolition of Jamaica Scorpions in the Professional Cricket League four-day match at Sabina Park, Jamaica. The Red Force opening batsman, Lewis, who hit 87 in the first innings, slammed…

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    Barrackpore try to stop Trinity East in SSCL

    Trinidad Express / Leaders Trinity College East will be in for a stern test today when they face third-placed Barrackpore West Secondary in fifth round of the PowerGen Secondary Schools Cricket League Premier Division at Buggy Haynes Ground in Tacarigua. Trinity are unbeaten in the tournament so far with victories over former champions Hillview College,…

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    ‘Two Guyanese smugglers with $1m in medicine’

    Trinidad Express /   VIJAY MALLYA, the Indian entrepreneur who recently paid the reported franchise fee of US$2 million for the Barbados Tridents in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), and United Breweries Holdings (UBHL), the company he heads, have been declared “wilful defaulters” by three Indian three state-owned banks. According to the Indian media, the…

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    Beaten by husband

    Trinidad Express / A WOMAN who claimed she was driven to drink alcohol, after she was beaten by her husband, was yesterday warned that even if frustrated she should not put herself and others at risk by getting behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated. Geeta Ramcharan, 43, of Princes Town, was found with…

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    UNDER SCRUTINY *

    Trinidad Express /   VIJAY MALLYA, the Indian entrepreneur who recently paid the reported franchise fee of US$2 million for the Barbados Tridents in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), and United Breweries Holdings (UBHL), the company he heads, have been declared “wilful defaulters” by three Indian three state-owned banks. According to the Indian media, the…

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    Ministry, drink-makers working to cut sugar

    Trinidad Express / The high sugar content of beverages such as soft drinks, and its link to the “frightening” increase in childhood obesity and diabetes, prompted the Ministry of Health to meet with the local beverage industry with a view of getting it to reduce the amount of sugar added to drinks. According to the…

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    'PNP pastor' could face further sanctions

    Jamaica Gleaner / There are indications that the embattled vice president of the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Dr Michael Harvey, could face further sanctions for his appearance on a People’s National Party (PNP) platform encouraging Jamaicans to vote for the ruling party.  Harvey, a senior pastor and vice president of the spiritual affairs at the…

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    8 foods that boost brain power

    Trinidad Express / We know that your physical and mental health are important to your overall success. And since we want you to be successful, we offer lots of tips on how to be your healthiest. We even give you examples of what other entrepreneurial rock stars are chowing down on. Part of being healthy…

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    Colombia: Pregnant in the face of Zika *

    Trinidad Express / Two weeks ago, Jenny Tolosa found out she was pregnant. The 23-year-old had no idea. “I didn’t have any symptoms,” she says. “I totally didn’t expect this.” She giggles, because she was excited by the news. But she was also worried. She says her first thought was, “I think I had Zika…

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    Driving in the fast lane

    Trinidad Express / IT was so tragic to see the high level of carnage on the nation’s roads over the weekend. My sympathy to all those who have lost their loved ones to it. Recklessness and irresponsibility are to blame. John Wayne Brown said in the article after the tragic death of his son behind…

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    Quotations from Shakespeare

    Trinidad Express /   The column of three weeks ago was prompted by the reminder given in an Express briefing by Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron, highlighting the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. This week’s column, after the Carnival break, continues to mark Shakespeare’s contribution with some memorable quotations…

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    Choose Less Stress

    Trinidad Express / “Give your stress wings and let them fly.” Terri Guillemets   You can choose less stress. Okay, so the effects of stress will surprise us at some times, but we do get the warnings — and so we cannot afford to ignore the warnings anymore. Now that we are more aware of…

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    New mayor, Womantra have fruitful meeting

    Trinidad Express / New Port of Spain Mayor Keron Valentine met with representatives of Womantra TT yesterday and has agreed to be the patron of its meeting on International Women’s Day—March 8. Valentine also agreed that the meeting take place at City Hall. Stephanie Leitch, founder and co-director of Womantra, met with Valentine yesterday at…

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    The family that plays together stays together

    Trinidad Express / There is an old saying that a family that plays together, stays together. This statement rings deeper in the hearts of the Camejo family. Sharissa Camejo is the reigning Junior Calypso Monarch while her younger brother, Stefan currently holds the title of Junior Soca Monarch, in the primary school category. Her eldest…

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    Familiar notes struck as Jamaica goes to polls

    Trinidad Express / Special voting began yesterday toward general election on Thursday in Jamaica, T&T’s regional partner and single biggest Caricom export market. Jamaica, also the location of important T&T business investments, has been engaged in an exercise for which more than 1.8 million are registered to vote. Hopes are hardly bright, however, for voter…

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    ‘Snapshots’ earns high praise

    Trinidad Express / Special voting began yesterday toward general election on Thursday in Jamaica, T&T’s regional partner and single biggest Caricom export market. Jamaica, also the location of important T&T business investments, has been engaged in an exercise for which more than 1.8 million are registered to vote. Hopes are hardly bright, however, for voter…

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    ‘I am invincible, my vehicle is a rocket’

    Trinidad Express / The front page story of yesterday’s Express serves as a recurring commentary on reckless driving: someone losing control of his/her vehicle, flipping/veering to the opposite lane, and colliding with another vehicle, with dire consequences. Sadly, those who break the law by driving recklessly and exceeding the speed limit do not only injure…

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    In search of a T&T ‘Trump’ card

    Trinidad Express / It never ceases to amaze me how political intelligence is an oxymoron confusing wisdom with folly—political intelligence in T&T is in reality unintelligent. It is instructive that “know-it-all” political pundits in concurrence with “smart” politicians who profess intelligent analysis of public perceptions matched only by corresponding strategic remedies to manipulate, coerce and…

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    T&T ranked 91st out of 197

    Trinidad Express / Trinidad and Tobago has been ranked 91 out of a list of 197 countries, based on the ease with which the legal system allows children to exercise their right to justice. The report on “Access to Justice for Children” was carried out by the Child Rights International Network (CRIN). This country has…

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    The good, the bad and the moral

    Trinidad Express / I wish to play Devil’s advocate to two letters that were carried in the Saturday Express on February 20. The first was entitled “That’s your morality, not mine”. In this letter the writer, who claims to be an agnostic, states that morality is a personal thing. I quote: “Personal morality is the…

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    Rodney’s ghost haunts Guyana

    Trinidad Express / The findings of a Commission of Inquiry into the murder of Guyanese intellectual and political activist Dr Walter Rodney 36 years ago are an indictment not only against the Forbes Burnham dictatorship that ruled Guyana for 21 horrible years, but also other Caricom governments and countries that never condemned Burnham’s atrocities. To…

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    Sustainable solution for hotspots

    Trinidad Express / Part 2 In Part 1 of this article (Express, February 11), I shared the issues and the outline of the proposed Community-based Counter Crime Insurgency Programme in our nation’s so-called hotspots. In so doing, I highlighted the role which should be performed by the military in providing guardianship presence. This arrangement is…

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    NYS Offers To Fund Projects To Empower Young People

    Jamaica Information / Director of Community Services at the National Youth Service (NYS), Nickeasha Lindsay. + – Photo: Contributed Director of Community Services at the National Youth Service (NYS), Nickeasha Lindsay. Story Highlights A grant of $500,000 is being offered by the National Youth Service (NYS) to fund programmes or projects proposed by community-based organisations…

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    Cuba deploys 9,000 soldiers to fight Zika

    Jamaica Gleaner / HAVANA (AP): Cuban President Raul Castro announced today that he is dispatching 9,000 soldiers to help keep the Zika virus out of Cuba, calling on the entire country to fight the mosquito that carries the disease. In a rare front-page message on the state-run newspaper Granma , Castro said Cuba’s fight to…

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    Indies Pharma IPO closes a day after opening

    Jamaica Observer / Indies Pharma Jamaica Limited successfully closed its initial public offering last Friday after being oversubscribed for its offering of 266,507,330 shares. Two days prior to the opening of the IPO, the Montego Bay-based company brought together over 70 potential investors in Kingston to review company prospects for the IPO which was set…

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    Grange urges Jamaica’s unified footballers to give of their best

    Jamaica Observer / Olivia Grange, the minister of culture, gender, entertainment and sport, encouraged members of Jamaica’s unified football team to be their “best” before their departure to the inaugural Special Olympics Toyota Cup in Illinois, United States. The Jamaicans, the only ones invited from the Caribbean, are grouped with Nigeria — whom they face…

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    AG, MoBay mayor want Opposition to back SOE extension in St James

    Jamaica Observer / MONTEGO BAY, St James — Mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Homer Davis is calling on the Opposition to support the extension of the state of public emergency in St James. “Let’s hope that the Opposition see it fit to partner with the Government in extending this state of emergency in St James,”…

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    France gives World Cup winners a heroes’ welcome home

    Jamaica Observer / Paris , France (AFP) — The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes’ welcome yesterday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the country’s newest idols. After overcoming a determined Croatia to win 4-2 in Sunday’s final in Russia, the team…

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    Russell’s back! But Samuels is out of Windies ODI squad

    Jamaica Observer / ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — Explosive all-rounder Andre Russell is poised to play his first One-Day International (ODI) in three years after being named in a 13-man squad for the three-match series against Bangladesh starting next Sunday in Guyana, but no place has been found for veteran right-hander Marlon Samuels. The 30-year-old…

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    Why the Firearm Licensing Authority must press along

    Jamaica Observer / In a country where for so long the gun has been the main instrument of violent deaths, it boggles the mind that the State-run Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) has only just begun to trace illegal ammunition in a serious way. We have known from way back that Jamaican criminals had evolved from…

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    PNP alleges ‘blatant nepotism’, calls for USF probe

    Jamaica Observer / THE People’s National Party (PNP) says a public admission by the board chairman of Universal Service Fund (USF) that its chief executive officer (CEO), Camille Buchanan, employed her daughter at the agency is a blatant display of nepotism and a matter that should be probed further. The revelation came to light on…

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    A theatric-filled JCDC Festival Song Competition

    Jamaica Gleaner / The break in 2017 of the Jamaica Festival Song Competition seems to have resulted in the largest audience to Sunday’s finals since the competition was launched in 1966. Sunday evening’s finals at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre started off on the right note with The Ashe Company. The 25-year-old performing arts group…

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    Croatia welcomed like champions

    Jamaica Gleaner / ZAGREB, Croatia (AP): In an outburst of national pride and joy, Croatia rolled out a red carpet and staged a euphoric welcome for the national team yesterday despite its loss to France in the FIFA World Cup final. Tens of thousands of people wearing national red-and-white chequered colours and waving Croatian flags…

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    Ground broken for $60m expansion of Stony Hill Health Centre

    Jamaica Gleaner / Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said that the gradual refurbishing and expansion of community clinics, such as the Stony Hill Health Centre for which ground was broken yesterday, was the surest way of bringing back credibility to primary healthcare facilities across the country. “It is important that we improve all of…

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    Stand Up For Your Stripe – beer giant celebrates 100 years with genre-crossing EP

    Jamaica Gleaner / In celebration of its 100th anniversary, beer giant Red Stripe has taken on the tag-line ‘Stand Up For Your Stripe’, with the release of the Journey With Stripe EP chronicling the history and development of Jamaican music from mento to dancehall. The EP was launched last Friday along with the beer company’s…

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    'Don't change!': French President Macron urges Les Bleus to stay true to selves

    Jamaica Gleaner / PARIS (AP): France’s FIFA World Cup champions are sharing their win on the football field with hundreds of youths at the presidential Elysee Palace after getting a hero’s welcome home in Paris. Following a victory lap down the packed Champs-Elysees Avenue in an open-air bus, the squad that defeated Croatia 4-2 in…

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    'Tense calm' in Mountain View – Gunmen engage police in post-World Cup battle

    Jamaica Gleaner / Members of a police patrol team emerged unhurt from a sustained gun battle lasting more than two hours with criminals in Mountain View, east Kingston, on Sunday, which has resulted in tension in the community. Victor Hamilton, superintendent in charge of the east Kingston police, told The Gleaner yesterday that gunmen from…

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    Kartel shocker – Damning text message came from 'modified' phone file

    Jamaica Gleaner / An electronic file lifted from the mobile phone reportedly taken from popular entertainer Vybz Kartel was “modified” three hours after the device was seized by a top police investigator, one attorney told the Court of Appeal yesterday. According to Bianca Samuels, one of the attorneys for incarcerated entertainer Shawn Storm, the electronic…

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    Growth & Jobs | Kingston rising: BPO investments flock to Jamaica’s capital

    Jamaica Gleaner / Kingston rising: BPO investments flock to Ja’s capital Jamaica’s Second City Montego Bay in St James has been known as the centre of the island’s Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry for the last 10 years. Kingston, the country’s capital, however, has seen a surge of recent outsourcing investments, which have led to…

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    Growth & Jobs | JSIF spends $9 million to train unemployed youth

    Jamaica Gleaner / The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), in partnership with the Institute for Workforce Education and Development (IWED), has trained 62 unemployed persons in landscaping and facility maintenance at a cost of $9 million. The young persons, who are from needy communities in the parishes of St Andrew, Kingston, and Clarendon, were each…

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    Something Extra | Tuesday

    Jamaica Gleaner / (PICS SENT FOR COLOUR CORRECTION) It was an all-white affair when the Negril Chamber of Commerce staged its third annual International Food and Wine event at the Boardwalk Village on Saturday night. Guests looked elegant, as they wined and dined the night away. Here are the social highlights.

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    Kitson Town residents accuse NWC of unfair disconnections

    Jamaica Gleaner / By their own admission, long-time residents of Fletcher, a rural community of Kitson Town in St Catherine, tried but were unsuccessful in having water meters installed at their homes and, in turn, were never billed for the precious commodity. So it came as a shock to many yesterday when a National Water…

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    Glenroy Murray | Disappointing and lazy writing

    Jamaica Gleaner / Disappointment does not capture the sentiment that I felt reading the article in the recent Sunday Gleaner titled ‘Abusive homosexuals’. Aside from the fact that the title itself is overly sensational and prob-lematic, the article itself misses several opportunities to discuss a pertinent matter that is often not featured within traditional media….

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    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…

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    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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    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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