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    Cuba and Raul Castro face critical transition

    MiamiHerald / Cuban leader Raúl Castro’s successor will face a perfect storm of challenges – starting with blustery winds coming from President Donald Trump’s White House. As problems pile up – a deteriorating relationship with the Trump administration, Hurricane Irma, dwindling oil supplies from Venezuela and an economic malaise – the big question three months…

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    Congress could kill tax break that saved Art Deco in Miami

    MiamiHerald / Behind the signature Miami pastels, perfectly symmetrical facades and terrazzo floors that give South Beach’s rich stock of Art Deco buildings its distinctive flavor, one section of the U.S. tax code fueled the rehabilitation of these once-crumbling structures. As part of a sweeping tax overhaul, Republicans in Congress could eliminate the historic tax…

  • Breaking News

    Cuba and Raul Castro face critical transition

    MiamiHerald / Cuban leader Raúl Castro’s successor will face a perfect storm of challenges — starting with blustery winds coming from President Donald Trump’s White House. As problems pile up — a deteriorating relationship with the Trump administration, Hurricane Irma, dwindling oil supplies from Venezuela and an economic malaise — the big question three months…

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    Early returns from Miami Heat's roster has been troubling

    MiamiHerald / The Miami Heat is roughly one-fifth of the way through its regular season schedule and it’s still too early to make any firm judgements on what this can team be by season’s end (still mostly likely a playoff team). But at 7-9 there are some early troubling signs Pat Riley’s decision this summer…

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    Government To Announce Cockpit Country Decision Today

    RJR News / A declaration is to come from the Government of Jamaica today regarding the preservation of the Cockpit Country, with Prime Minister Andrew Holness scheduled to make a statement in the House of  Representatives. This comes weeks after the Administration faced criticism from environmentalists for failing to respond within 30 days to a petition about preserving…

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    Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years

    MiamiHerald / Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe resigned as president with immediate effect Tuesday after 37 years in power, shortly after parliament began impeachment proceedings against him. “My decision to resign is voluntary on my part and arises from my concern for the welfare of the people of Zimbabwe and my desire for a smooth, non-violent transfer…

  • Breaking News

    Early returns from Miami Heat's roster has been troubling

    MiamiHerald / The Miami Heat is roughly one-fifth of the way through its regular season schedule and it’s still too early to make any firm judgements on what this can team be by season’s end (still mostly likely a playoff team). But at 7-9 there are some early troubling signs Pat Riley’s decision this summer…

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    “Hard Fought” Case To Convict Ninjaman – DPP

    RJR News / Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewelyn has described the murder trial involving entertainer Ninja Man (proper name Desmond Ballentine) and his two co-accused as hard fought. Following an almost three-hour deliberation in the Home Circuit Court on Monday, the 51 year old dancehall artiste was found guilty of murder and shooting with intent. His…

  • Breaking News

    Congress could kill tax break that saved Art Deco in Miami

    MiamiHerald / Behind the signature Miami pastels, perfectly symmetrical facades and terrazzo floors that give South Beach’s rich stock of Art Deco buildings its distinctive flavor, one section of the U.S. tax code fueled the rehabilitation of these once-crumbling structures. As part of a sweeping tax overhaul, Republicans in Congress could eliminate the historic tax…

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    Serious threat to T&T

    The trinidad Guardian / The state has information that over 400 T&T nationals – men, women and children – have gone to Syria and undergone military training and indoctrination with the Islamic State (Isis) and have been radicalised, Opposition MP Roodal Moonilal revealed yesterday. “Government has information on the most significant security threat facing T&T…

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    Suspect in UK cricketer’s killing charged

    The trinidad Guardian / One of two suspects detained for the murder of British national Adrian St John was last night charged. Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard last night gave police the instructions to charge 24-year-old Maldon Pascall with the murder, after he was picked out at an identification parade on Thursday. Police said…

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    No race in SSA  sackings—Dillon

    The trinidad Guardian / National Security Minister Edmund Dillon says there is no move to get rid of East Indians in the Strategic Services Agency (SSA). Dillon said that in an interview with reporters during yesterday’s House of Representatives debate on a bill to give the agency wider powers to garther intelligence, not only on…

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    Man murdered in Marabella drive-by

    The trinidad Guardian / Police are investigating the murder of a man who was gunned down while he was walking in Marabella yesterday. A report stated that around 10 am, residents of Centeno Street contacted Marabella police, stating that several explosions were heard in the neighbourhood.  When officers arrived, they found a man wearing a…

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    Charity from a bird’s-eye perspective

    chinadaily.com.cn / Wang Hanbing ‘s photograph on show at the Sky Pixel exhibition An exhibition and charity auction of aerial photographs took place recently in Shanghai, calling on people to look at the world from different perspectives, while offering a helping hand to those in need. Dajiang Innovation, or DJI, is the world’s leading company…

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    Witness opts not to testify in Moruga case

    The trinidad Guardian / The State’s case against six police officers charged with the murder of three civilians from Moruga in July 2011 appears to be in jeopardy as its main witness has decided that she will no longer testify because of what he says are broken promises in the witness protection programme.  Speaking on…

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    TWEAKS NEEDED*

    Trinidad Express / ST JOHN’S Legendary former pacer Sir Curtly Ambrose says tweaks need to be made to the controversial eligibility rule, in order to have the best players available for West Indies duty. Sir Curtly, who currently serves as a West Indies team bowling consultant, said while he appreciated the objective of the rule,…

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    NBFTT expels Clement…again*

    Trinidad Express / The long-running battle of words, accusations and counter-accusations between the National Basketball Federation (NBFTT) and Keith Clement took another twist Thursday, with the NBFTT announcing that it would be taking steps, for the second time in six months, to expel its former member and women’s coach. Details of the latest development in…

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    Khedeill James*

    Trinidad Express / WHAT is true beauty? Is it something we endlessly strive for? Or is true beauty “in the eyes of the beholder” as the old adage goes? When 21-year-old Khedeill James stepped on stage at the Miss UWIverse pageant held at the Daaga Auditorium at The UWI St Augustine recently, she did so…

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    Gloria Jones-Knapp Tobago’s daredevil entrepreneur*

    Trinidad Express / STYLISTICALLY speaking, the Bacolet Beach Club and Half Blue Moon hotel in Bacolet, Tobago are in a league of their own. They both reflect the mentality and colourful personality of someone with a worldly sense of fashion, decor and interior decorating- someone like Gloria Jones-Knapp, the statuesque former fashion model and no-nonsense…

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    Survey shows big differences in food prices*

    Trinidad Express / port of spain ARE consumers paying more for food based on their addresses? Some results from the Consumer Affairs Division of the Ministry of Trade and Industry’s survey of supermarket prices, published in Thursday’s newspapers, have shown differences of as much as $10 for food items like saltfish, corned beef, smoked herring…

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    Boho Chic*

    Trinidad Express / The art of jazz has steadily developed in the entertainment industry across the Caribbean, attracting a diverse range of age groups. Jazz enthusiasts traverse the archipelago to attend this Carribean adorned festival. Fashion has become an integral part of jazz, and with the Tobago Jazz Experience a few days away, putting together…

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    Speaker blanks Kamla on State witness debate

    Trinidad Express / House Speaker Bridgid Annisette-George yesterday denied Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s request to discuss in the Parliament the failure of the Ministry of National Security to address the safety and ­security of State witnesses. Persad-Bissessar sought to have the issue debated as a definite matter of urgent public importance. She said these witnesses…

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    WPC ready to pull out multiple murder case*

    Trinidad Express / As of yesterday evening, Woman Police Constable (WPC) Nicole Clement has no intention of co-operating with the State in its prosecution against six police officers who are charged with the murder of three civilians in Moruga, on July 22, 2011. This was revealed yesterday by defence attorney Gerald Ramdeen, during a news…

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    Delhi post first win without Brathwaite’s help

    Trinidad Express / DELHI   Twenty20 World Cup hero Carlos Brathwaite had little hand in Delhi Daredevils’ first win of the Indian Premier League, as they comfortably beat Kings XI Punjab by eight wickets yesterday. Following defeat in their opening game last Sunday in Kolkata, Delhi rebounded to limit Kings XI to 111 for nine…

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    ‘Govt creating mega macco agency’*

    Trinidad Express / IN PARLIAMENT   The Government has been accused of creating a “mega macco” agency by Oropouche MP Dr Roodal Moonilal. He was contributing in the House of Representatives—at the International Waterfront Centre, Port of Spain—to the debate on the Strategic Services Agency (SSA) Amendment Bill. The bill was later passed, 21 for/11…

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    Williams set for Olympic ‘Test’

    Trinidad Express / Trinidad and Tobago gymnast Thema Williams has a very strong chance to qualify for the Rio Olympics in August, a local gymnastics insider has said. The source, with experience and knowledge of the sport but who was not authorised to make any statements, said when Williams takes to the first part of…

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    What is causing heinous crimes?*

    Trinidad Express / What is causing the heinous crimes taking place in this country? That is the question being asked by National Security Minister Edmund Dillon, in responding to questions from the media during the Parliament’s tea break yesterday, at Tower D, International Waterfront Centre, Port of Spain. The minister was asked about the discovery…

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    BODY WRAPPED IN PLASTIC*

    Trinidad Express / manzanilla THE search for 29-year-old Felecia Persad, who disappeared after work in Sangre Grande on April 2, seems to be over with the discovery of what police suspect to be her decomposing body wrapped in plastic, in the Mitan River, Manzanilla. The killer or killers tried sinking the body to the bottom…

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    Two more men die in shootings*

    Trinidad Express / Valencia, marabella Two more murders have occurred in Valencia and Marabella. In Valencia, a 41-year-old man was shot to death yesterday morning. According to police reports, about 1 a.m. yesterday, residents of Benny Trace, Valencia, heard several loud explosions and notified police. A team of officers from the Valencia Police Post made…

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    $1b in losses for Petrotrin*

    Trinidad Express / port of spain STATE oil and gas company Petrotrin more than doubled its losses from $361 million in fiscal 2014 to $1 billion in fiscal 2015, its financial statements showed yesterday. Up to last night neither current nor former public officials responded to e-mailed requests for comments. These included Energy Minister Nicole…

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    ‘Toco Boys’ in NORCECA quarters again*

    Trinidad Express / DANEIL WILLIAMS and Fabien Whitfield turned in the most concinving victory when the fourth leg of the NORCECA (North, Central America and the Caribbean) Beach Volleyball Tour served off yesterday in Costa Rica. The Trinidad and Tobago players crushed Wilfredo Vega and Mercuri Miller of Honduras 21-5, 21-2, and since there are…

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    D/Force, Guaya big winners*

    Trinidad Express / champions Defence Force and runner-up Guaya United took away a near half a million dollars combined in prize money —all part of a $1.2 million payout bounty from main sponsors National Gas Company when the semi-professional CNG National Super League football competition held its 2015 awards and prize-giving ceremony on Thursday night…

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    Wrong move, says slain cop’s mother*

    Trinidad Express / THE family of Police Constable Anil Persad who was shot and killed in the line of duty in 2011 will not benefit from the $1 million compensation payout. Nor will the family of police sergeant Hayden Manwaring who was killed while responding to a robbery in San Fernando in 2013. Persad was…

North America

  • Cuba and Raul Castro face critical transition

    MiamiHerald / Cuban leader Raúl Castro’s successor will face a perfect storm of challenges – starting with blustery winds coming from President Donald Trump’s White House. As problems pile up – a deteriorating relationship with the Trump administration, Hurricane Irma, dwindling oil supplies from Venezuela and an economic malaise – the big question three months…

  • Congress could kill tax break that saved Art Deco in Miami

    MiamiHerald / Behind the signature Miami pastels, perfectly symmetrical facades and terrazzo floors that give South Beach’s rich stock of Art Deco buildings its distinctive flavor, one section of the U.S. tax code fueled the rehabilitation of these once-crumbling structures. As part of a sweeping tax overhaul, Republicans in Congress could eliminate the historic tax…

  • Cuba and Raul Castro face critical transition

    MiamiHerald / Cuban leader Raúl Castro’s successor will face a perfect storm of challenges — starting with blustery winds coming from President Donald Trump’s White House. As problems pile up — a deteriorating relationship with the Trump administration, Hurricane Irma, dwindling oil supplies from Venezuela and an economic malaise — the big question three months…

  • Early returns from Miami Heat's roster has been troubling

    MiamiHerald / The Miami Heat is roughly one-fifth of the way through its regular season schedule and it’s still too early to make any firm judgements on what this can team be by season’s end (still mostly likely a playoff team). But at 7-9 there are some early troubling signs Pat Riley’s decision this summer…

  • Government To Announce Cockpit Country Decision Today

    RJR News / A declaration is to come from the Government of Jamaica today regarding the preservation of the Cockpit Country, with Prime Minister Andrew Holness scheduled to make a statement in the House of  Representatives. This comes weeks after the Administration faced criticism from environmentalists for failing to respond within 30 days to a petition about preserving…

  • Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years

    MiamiHerald / Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe resigned as president with immediate effect Tuesday after 37 years in power, shortly after parliament began impeachment proceedings against him. “My decision to resign is voluntary on my part and arises from my concern for the welfare of the people of Zimbabwe and my desire for a smooth, non-violent transfer…

  • Early returns from Miami Heat's roster has been troubling

    MiamiHerald / The Miami Heat is roughly one-fifth of the way through its regular season schedule and it’s still too early to make any firm judgements on what this can team be by season’s end (still mostly likely a playoff team). But at 7-9 there are some early troubling signs Pat Riley’s decision this summer…

  • “Hard Fought” Case To Convict Ninjaman – DPP

    RJR News / Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewelyn has described the murder trial involving entertainer Ninja Man (proper name Desmond Ballentine) and his two co-accused as hard fought. Following an almost three-hour deliberation in the Home Circuit Court on Monday, the 51 year old dancehall artiste was found guilty of murder and shooting with intent. His…

  • Congress could kill tax break that saved Art Deco in Miami

    MiamiHerald / Behind the signature Miami pastels, perfectly symmetrical facades and terrazzo floors that give South Beach’s rich stock of Art Deco buildings its distinctive flavor, one section of the U.S. tax code fueled the rehabilitation of these once-crumbling structures. As part of a sweeping tax overhaul, Republicans in Congress could eliminate the historic tax…

  • Cuba and Raul Castro face critical transition

    MiamiHerald / Cuban leader Raúl Castro’s successor will face a perfect storm of challenges – starting with blustery winds coming from President Donald Trump’s White House. As problems pile up – a deteriorating relationship with the Trump administration, Hurricane Irma, dwindling oil supplies from Venezuela and an economic malaise – the big question three months…

  • Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years

    MiamiHerald / Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe resigned as president with immediate effect Tuesday after 37 years in power, shortly after parliament began impeachment proceedings against him. “My decision to resign is voluntary on my part and arises from my concern for the welfare of the people of Zimbabwe and my desire for a smooth, non-violent transfer…

  • TV start not 'Savannah' end – Producers target video-on-demand platform

    Jamaica Gleaner / One more locally produced pilot has premiered on national television. On the heels of giving airtime to the grassroots, stoically comical Losing Patience , TVJ recently showed Savannah . Shot over three days between the lush greens of Portland and the Kingston cityscape by a crew of 23 persons, D.S.E. Jamaica produced…

  • Caribbean Maritime University honours CSA members

    Jamaica Gleaner / Four members of the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) were bestowed the Caribbean Maritime University’s (CMU) most prestigious honours at their inaugural graduation ceremony. The ceremony was held on November 14 at the Jamaica Conference Centre. The honourees are Dr Grantley Stephenson, Dr Ronald Malins-Smith, Marc Sampson and Stephen Bell.   Dr Grantley…

  • Editors' Forum | Brand Jamaica still strong – Bartlett

    Jamaica Gleaner / Next week’s staging of a global tourism conference in Jamaica is a resounding validation of the strength of Brand Jamaica, says Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. The ‘Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism’ will be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James, where at least…

  • Chinese hit hard by realities in local sugar industry

    Jamaica Gleaner / WESTERN BUREAU: George Hong Guo, deputy chief executive officer of Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC), said despite conducting an intense feasibility study on the local sugar sector, his firm was not prepared for the realities that they have had to face over the past seven years. According to Hong Guo, who was…

  • 60-year-old man charged in $90,000 ganja seizure

    Jamaica Gleaner / One man has been charged with breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act following the seizure of 22.5 pounds of ganja at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on Monday, November 13. He is 60-year-old Peter Orett, watchman of May Pen, Clarendon. He has been charged with illegal possession of ganja, dealing…

  • 'Bush League!'

    Jamaica Gleaner / Former FIFA referee Peter Prendergast says local referees do not get enough support for training and development, and this results in local match officials under-performing in high-profile games. Prendergast added that these officials are generally not as effective on the field of play as they should be, which has made them what…

  • For many, Charles Manson cult killings ended era of love

    Jamaica Gleaner / LOS ANGELES (AP): In summer of 1969, a scruffy ex-convict with a magnetic hold on young women sent some of his disciples into the night to carry out a series of gruesome killings in Los Angeles. In so doing, Charles Manson became the leering face of evil on front pages across America…

  • CHASE to continue support for early childhood education – CEO

    Jamaica Gleaner / CEO of the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund,William ‘Billy’ Heaven, says the organisation will continue to be unwavering in its support of early-childhood education in Jamaica. Speaking at the Dudley Grant Memorial Trust Early Childhood Development Conference 2017 held at the Iberostar Resort in Montego Bay on November 16,…

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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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