• Today
    January 17

  • 04:20 PM

gerard-wilson-011219

Police deny prison commissioner’s death

12 January 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) Saturday described as “false news” reports being circulated on the social media that the Commissioner of Prisons, Gerard Wilson, had been killed. Read More

keith-rowley

PM files lawsuit against opposition legislator

12 January 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has filed a lawsuit against opposition legislator, Dr Roodal Moonilal, following statements posted on social media regarding what has been dubbed here as the “fake oil” scandal. Read More

denzil-douglas

Legal witnesses testify in parliamentary disqualification trial of opposition leader

11 January 2019

BASSETERRE – The case brought against the Leader of the Opposition, Dr Denzil Douglas, continued in court Thursday with three expert witnesses on Dominican law making presentations before Justice Trevor Ward QC to help him determine whether Douglas, through his use... Read More

jude-scott-011019

Cayman Finance responds to Netherlands blacklisting

10 January 2019

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – Cayman Finance finds as unusual a recent decision by the Kingdom of the Netherlands to break from other European Union member states to “blacklist” 21 jurisdictions, including the Cayman Islands, based simply on having a stated corporate... Read More

president-david-granger

President Granger describes talks as ‘successful engagement’

09 January 2019

GEORGETOWN – President David Granger Wednesday described his 75-minute discussion with Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo as “a successful engagement” and has sought to re-assure the population that they are working towards a solution “which they will be satisfied with”.... Read More

ballotbox

Ruling party presents candidates to contest upcoming general election

07 January 2019

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands – The ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) on Saturday presented its slate of candidates to contest the general election that will be held this year. Read More

keith-rowley

Rowley to address nation in two parts

06 January 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will deliver an address to the nation that will be broadcast in two parts beginning on Sunday, the Office of the Prime Minister said in a brief statement. Read More

blue-mountain-coffee2

Jamaica developing long-term solutions for coffee industry

05 January 2019

KINGSTON – The Jamaica government says it is examining long-term solutions that will place the coffee industry in a better position in the future. Read More

earthquake-off-antigua-010519

Third earthquake to rattle Caribbean islands in a day

05 January 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Friday said an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 rattled three Caribbean islands, as the region recorded three earth tremors within... Read More

aedesaegyptifullofblood

Jamaica confirms dengue deaths as the island announces epidemic

04 January 2019

KINGSTON – Jamaica has confirmed two dengue-related deaths for the period January to December last year as it announced that the virus had surpassed the epidemic threshold for December. Read More

earthquake-010419

Caribbean islands rattled by two earthquakes

04 January 2019

PORT OF SPAIN – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 rattled Trinidad and Tobago on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake, which occurred at 10:33 a.m. was the second tremor to hit the Caribbean on Friday after one with a magnitude... Read More

tax

Entertainment tax goes into effect

03 January 2019

ST JOHN’S – The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has now implemented a tax on entertainment that was postponed last year. The Inland Revenue Division (IRD), has announced that a EC$1 500 flat rate will now be paid on entertainment events making up to EC$100 thousand.... Read More

secretary-general-caribbean-tourism-organization-hugh-riley

Optimism the word for 2019

01 January 2019

As the Caribbean tourism sector prepares to welcome the New Year, we look forward to 2019 with a sense of optimism, excitement and much hope. We are optimistic because we are seeing signs that the lows which Mother Nature imposed upon us during the latter part of 2017... Read More

andrew-holness

Make 2019 a year of regional unity

31 December 2018

I bring season’s greetings to the people of our Caribbean Community on behalf of all Heads of Government at this joyous time of year. The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has had an eventful year both regionally and internationally. We have seen advances in the CARICOM... Read More

plastic-bags

Government goes ahead with plastic ban

31 December 2018

KINGSTON – The Jamaica government Monday dismissed calls for a postponement of the ban on plastic bags that goes into effect on January 1. The main opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has called for the postponement and urging the government to move expeditiously... Read More

dr-timothy-harris

CARICOM committed to combatting chronic NCDs

30 December 2018

GEORGETOWN – Incoming chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Timothy Harris, says 2019 will be the year to combat chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) across the region. Read More

justice0444-450x303

Captain of ill-fated boat charged

29 December 2018

KINGSTON – The 57-year-old captain of a boat that sank earlier this week, resulting in the death of two men has been charged with operating an unlicensed vessel. Read More

hermangild-francis-122918

National Security Minister dismisses calls for his resignation

29 December 2018

CASTRIES – National Security Minister Hermangild Francis has dismissed calls for his resignation as the island recorded its 43rd murder so far this year. Read More

aedesaegyptifullofblood

Jamaica health authorities issue warning

28 December 2018

KINGSTON – Health authorities here are urging people to help reduce the number of mosquito breeding sites across the island amid reports that several patients had been admitted to the Bustamante Hospital for Children in recent days. Read More

crimescenelogo

Gunmen burn sub-police station demanding release of suspected gang members

27 December 2018

PORT AU PRINCE – Police have restored order to Savane Pistache, the second district in the capital, Port-au-Prince, after heavily armed gunmen set fire to several buildings and demanded the release of at least 17 people detained during an earlier exercise by law enforcement... Read More

denzil-douglas

Government easily defeats motion of no confidence

25 December 2018

BASSETERRE – The St Kitts and Nevis government Monday easily brushed aside a motion of no confidence filed against it by Opposition leader Dr Denzil Douglas, who claimed a “grave injustice” had been committed against the people of the twin island federation. Read More

POLL

How has the intermittent strike action of the public service vehicle operators affected you?

Arrived late at destination
Experienced long delays
Had to walk
Not affected

FRONT COVER OF TODAY'S NEWSPAPER

CARTOON

INSTAGRAM