No need to panic, says Bakr

25 July 2015

THERE IS ABSOLUTELY no need to panic, as far as the Jamaat-al-Muslimeen is concerned, Yasin Abu Bakr assured yesterday. He gave the assurance as he distanced his organisation from the escape of three inmates from the Port of Spain prison and the subsequent death of... Read More


T&T Manhunt

25 July 2015

PORT OF SPAIN – Just days away from the 25th anniversary of the July 27, 1990 attempted coup, Port of Spain was thrown into panic and fear yesterday following a jailbreak and the deaths of a policeman and a prisoner. Read More


Two prisoners escape, policeman killed in T&T prison break

24 July 2015

PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad Express is reporting two men have escaped, a policeman was shot and killed and a prison officer injured in a break out from the Port of Spain jail. Read More


DEM meeting ahead of media conference

23 July 2015

MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA are gathered at the office of the Disaster Emergency Management (DEM) in Warrens, St Michael where officials are meeting behind closed doors to discuss the recent developments with Kick ‘em Jenny volcano off neighbouring Grenada. Read More


Mother of all battles in scarcity-hit Venezuela: having a baby

23 July 2015

MARACAIBO, Venezuela – Her belly bulging, Hilda Angarita hauls herself to five different drug stores in the sweltering Venezuelan city of Maracaibo until she finally finds post-caesarean patches. Read More


Volcano alert level up to orange

23 July 2015

THE ALERT LEVEL on the Kick ‘em Jenny underwater volcano has been elevated to orange. This means there are highly elevated level of seismic and/or venting activity and eruption may begin with less than twenty-four hours’ notice. Read More


Increased seismic activity at Kick 'em Jenny

23 July 2015

THE SEISMIC RESEARCH Centre of the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad has notified authorities in the Eastern Caribbean that there has been heightened seismic activities at Kick em’ Jenny which is an underwater volcano located in the Southern Grenadines.... Read More


Region’s premier tourism conference to focus on growth through innovation

22 July 2015

BRIDGETOWN – A theme has been announced for the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC) in Curaçao from October 21-23. Read More


Water restrictions for St Lucians

22 July 2015

CASTRIES – The Water and Sewerage Company (WASCo) Inc. is closely monitoring the island’s reservoir levels to ensure St Lucia adequately maintains its water reserves while drought conditions persist. Read More


Delinquent customers owing $870 million urged to pay for water

21 July 2015

ST ELIZABETH – Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change Robert Pickersgill is appealing to residents in St Elizabeth to bring their outstanding accounts up-to-date under the National Water Commission’s (NWC) new debt forgiveness programme. Read More


US, Cuba quietly open historic new chapter

20 July 2015

WASHINGTON – The United States and Cuba quietly ushered in a new era of post-Cold War relations on Monday, formally restoring diplomatic ties severed more than five decades ago and re-establishing embassies in each other’s capitals. Read More


Case against Warner complete

19 July 2015

PORT OF SPAIN – THE US Department of Justice (DOJ) statement of case against indicted former football jefe Jack Warner is now complete and is expected to be sent to Trinidad by Wednesday, a US law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation has disclosed... Read More


Kamla: More lies from Warner

16 July 2015

PORT-OF-SPAIN – Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has once again dismissed new allegations by corruption-accused Jack Warner as lies. Read More


Mother arrested for sending sons to beg

13 July 2015

KINGSTON - A woman was hauled before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court for reportedly sending her children on the streets to beg under the guise that they were seeking money for a school project. Read More


St Kitts seeking partnerships with UK

11 July 2015

Basseterre, St Kitts – St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris on Thursday sought to deepen the Federation’s partnerships and collaboration with entities in the United Kingdom (UK). Read More


Jamaican pilot still in Qatari prison, says foreign ministry

10 July 2015

A DAY AFTER Foreign Affairs Minister Senator AJ Nicholson drew the ire of many Jamaicans over what was felt were inappropriate remarks regarding the then reported release of Jamaican pilot Paul Stephens from prison in Qatar, the authorities say they have now received... Read More


Gulston wins US Embassy’s superhero contest

09 July 2015

GRENADIAN ALLEYNE GULSTON travelled to the United States this month as the winner of U.S. Embassy Bridgetown’s Science Superhero Contest. Read More


Bartlett says Qatar releases jailed J'can pilot, but Gov't unaware

08 July 2015

AN UNOFFICIAL REPORT has emerged that 40-year-old Jamaican pilot, Paul Stephens, who had been locked up in a Qatari prison for close to three years for alleged sexual molestation of a minor, has been released. Read More


US raises concern over detention of 100 activists in Cuba

07 July 2015

WASHINGTON/HAVANA – The US State Department raised concern on Tuesday about the detentions of some 100 peaceful activists in Cuba this week but said it would not slow the restoration of diplomatic relations between Washington and Havana. Read More


LIAT prepares for move to new airport terminal in Antigua

06 July 2015

ST JOHN’S – A new, larger terminal at the V.C. Bird International Airport, the home base for regional airline LIAT, will open shortly. Read More


36th CARICOM Heads of Government meeting deemed a success

06 July 2015

CHAIRMAN OF CARICOM, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, has deemed the just-concluded 36th CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting, held in Barbados from July 2 to 4, a success. Read More




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