North America

  • T&T relief supplies reach Dominica

    Trinidad Express / T&T Coast Goard vessel TTS MORUGA CG 27 arrived in Dominica on Thursday with approximately 2.28 tonnes of food items donated and collected from various stakeholders at locations throughout Trinidad and Tobago. Additionally, the National Helicopter Services Limited (NHSL), accompanied by members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) has moved…

  • Seven charges in ‘hostage’ case

    Trinidad Express / A Santa Cruz man appeared before a Justice of the Peace today on seven charges, arising out Monday’s incident in which he is alleged to have held a 17year-old captive at gunpoint and shot at police officers, at the MIC Institute of Technology, Arima,. Michel Diaz, 32, of Upper Gasparillo Road, Santa…

  • Dad will stand trial for kidnapping, molesting girls

    Trinidad Express / TECHNICIAN Reeshie Surajbally has been committed to stand trial in the High Court on the charge of kidnapping and sexually touching two girls in Barrackpore last year. The ruling was delivered this afternoon by Princes Town Senior Magistrates Rajendra  Rambachan who also ordered that Surajbally be discharged for the offences of giving…

  • ‘Graveyard water flooding my home’

    Trinidad Express / La Brea resident Annmarie Clouden is calling on Member of Parliament Nicole Olivierre, Brighton/Vessigny councilor Gerald Debesette and the Siparia Regional Corporation to work together to put an end to water seeping from the La Brea Old Cemetery and flowing into her home. Clouden, who lives on Marshall Street said for the…

  • Hurricane Irma: In Keys, thousands of displaced wonder what's next

    MiamiHerald / Dee Thorne wants to change the name of her trailer from “Escapade” to “The Escape Pod.” Without the little trailer they bought in May, she and her husband, David, couldn’t have evacuated from their home on Big Pine Key when Hurricane Irma was coming. Without it, they wouldn’t have a place to live…

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan sets Twitter buzzing over Taylor Swift meme

    MiamiHerald / House Speaker Paul Ryan played music historian Friday to promote his tax reform initiative that critics say would provide tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans: He tapped the pop culture power of Taylor Swift. The Republican congressman from Wisconsin Tweeted a meme that tracked how Billboard’s chart-topping songs have evolved rom…

  • In Venezuela, they were teachers and doctors. To buy food, they became prostitutes.

    MiamiHerald / At a squat, concrete brothel on the muddy banks of the Arauca River, Gabriel Sánchez rattled off the previous jobs of the women who now sell their bodies at his establishment for $25 an hour. “We’ve got lots of teachers, some doctors, many professional women and one petroleum engineer,” he yelled over the…

  • Hurricane Irma: In Keys, thousands of displaced wonder what's next

    MiamiHerald / Dee Thorne wants to change the name of her trailer from “Escapade” to “The Escape Pod.” Without the little trailer they bought in May, she and her husband, David, couldn’t have evacuated from their home on Big Pine Key when Hurricane Irma was coming. Without it, they wouldn’t have a place to live…

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan sets Twitter buzzing over Taylor Swift meme

    MiamiHerald / House Speaker Paul Ryan played music historian Friday to promote his tax reform initiative that critics say would provide tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans: He tapped the pop culture power of Taylor Swift. The Republican congressman from Wisconsin Tweeted a meme that tracked how Billboard’s chart-topping songs have evolved rom…

  • Miami Dolphins kicker and Jupiter native Cody Parkey becomes instant hero

    MiamiHerald / There was a clue, buried on page B3 of the Dec. 3, 2006 edition of the Jupiter Courier, that a kid named Cody Parkey may one day become the Dolphins’ kicker. “Jupiter Boy is Punt, Pass, and Kick Dolphins Team Winner,” read the headline. Underneath was this report: “Jupiter’s Cody Parkey took first…

  • Government shelves plan to tax imported refined sugar

    Jamaica Gleaner / Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda says the government has decided against imposing a tax on refined sugar imported into the country. The cess was put forward by the previous administration which planned to levy a tax of US$35 per tonne on refined sugar imports. At the time, the government argued that the tax would address…

  • 3 killed in Haiti as Hurricane Maria related rains lash country

    Jamaica Gleaner / Three people were killed yesterday in Haiti as heavy rains associated with the powerful Hurricane Maria which lashed sections of the country. The police report that a 45-year-old man drowned as he attempted to cross the Grand Ravine river. They say two people in the district of Cornillon were killed by lightning….

  • Spanish Town retailer charged after several knock-off goods seized at store

    Jamaica Gleaner / A retailer at a store in Spanish Town, St Catherine, has been charged following the seizure of several counterfeit goods yesterday. The individual was charged with breaches of the Trademarks Act. A visit to the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Unit in downtown Kingston, saw goods carrying the names of brands ranging…

  • Motor Vehicle Fitness Fees payment now accepted on TAJ's website

    Jamaica Gleaner / Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) and the Island Traffic Authority (ITA) have teamed up to provide motorists with an easier way of paying their Motor Vehicle Fitness Fees. These fees can now be paid online on the TAJ’s website.  As a result, motorists will no longer have to visit a Tax Office to…

  • Opposition Senator calls for a Select Committee on crime

    Jamaica Gleaner / Opposition Senator Lambert Brown is calling for the Senate to set up a Select Committee on crime. Brown made the call in a private members motion moved in the Upper House this morning. He said the committee would hear suggestions from the public on crime-fighting strategies that can be pursued by the…

  • Teacher and 7-year-old son among three killed in Bog Walk crash

    Jamaica Gleaner / Three people, including a woman and her seven-year-old son, were killed last night following a head-on collision between a truck and a car in Bog Walk, St Catherine. Dead are 34-year-old Sheryl Francis-Parkes, a teacher of the Mickleton Housing Scheme and her seven-year-old son, Ajani Parkes. A woman identified as Jean Grant,…

  • JMA wants more retailers to 'buy Jamaican, sell Jamaican' goods

    Jamaica Gleaner /   Metry Seaga, president of the Jamaica Manufacturers Association, JMA, is encouraging retail chains to partner with the manufacturing sector to increase the volume of locally produced goods on their shelves. Seaga, who was keynote speaker at the unveiling of the upgraded Hi-Lo supermarket in Portmore Pines, St Catherine on Thursday, said such…

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  • 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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