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Travolta charges dismissed

06 September 2010

NASSAU, Bahamas — A judge in the Bahamas dismissed charges yesterday against two people accused of trying to extort money from John Travolta Read More

Threat of work to rule by cops

06 September 2010

PORT-OF-SPAIN – President of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Social Welfare Association, Sergeant Anand Ramesar, says if government fails to give police officers a 40 per cent salary increase, cops will be working to rule. Read More

Gunmen slip police dragnet

06 September 2010

KINGSTON – Two gunmen, who it was believed had taken employees hostage at the Juici Patties outlet at the corner of Beckford and West streets in downtown Kingston late Saturday evening and held police at bay for hours, managed to elude a large dragnet of police,... Read More

Grenada cuts links with Taiwanese firm

06 September 2010

ST GEORGE’S – It was a telephone call that Finance Minister Nazim Burke could not ignore even as he stood in the cemetery watching the last rites being administered. Read More

Disappointment over CCJ

05 September 2010

PRESIDENT OF the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr Compton Bourne, yesterday expressed "disappointment" at the paucity of membership of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) five years after its establishmernt with headquarters in Port-of-Spain. Read More

13 years for illegal guns

05 September 2010

KINGSTON – Despite indicating they are willing to testify against a police sergeant deemed to be the mastermind in a major gun robbery at the police armoury, two of the three civilians who pleaded guilty to illegal possession of firearms and ammunition have each... Read More

Joint venture interest up

05 September 2010

KINGSTON – Head of the National Education Trust (NET), Paul Matalon, says there have been several expressions of interest from the private sector to partner with government to build schools. Read More

'Replace hanging with injection'

05 September 2010

PORT-OF-SPAIN – This country cannot afford to waste time and money trying to reform cold-blooded killers, senior counsel Israel Khan has said. Khan became the latest voice on Friday in the current debate on whether hangings should be resumed in this country. Read More

Parents warned: Enrol children in school

05 September 2010

KINGSTON – With the start of the new school year a day away, the Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR) is warning parents and guardians that failure to enrol their children in school and ensure that they attend could land them in trouble. Read More

Kamla: Hanging is the law

04 September 2010

PORT-OF-SPAIN – The death penalty by hanging is the law of the land and the People’s Partnership Government will abide by that law, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said. Read More

Laptop plan in final stages

04 September 2010

GEORGETOWN – The government’s US$30million One Laptop Per Family (OLPF) initiative is in its final planning stage and distribution is likely be linked to ongoing community development projects. Read More

Send the kids to school

04 September 2010

KINGSTON – Jamaica’s Education Minister Andrew Holness has said parents who fail to send their children to school on a regular basis could face strict penalties under the Education Act and the Child Care and Protection Act. Read More


Gonsalves' open letter for help

03 September 2010

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent – Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has sent an open letter to Caribbean people urging them to support his administration against attempts by foreign groups and individuals to "undermine" his government and the "sovereignty" of St Vincent and the... Read More

Reflections on political and media matters

03 September 2010

IN THE month of August when most Caribbean families arrange to spend a period of vacation – at home or overseas – Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago continued to suffer from painful images as primary "killing fields" in CARICOM Read More

Gaston quiets down

02 September 2010

The system that became a tropical depression Wednesday morning and a tropical storm later the same day, then dropped back down to a depression has turned into a "remnant low."  Read More


Caribbean visitors tour Florida National Guard

02 September 2010

Jacksonville, Florida  – The spirit of cooperation between the United States and Caribbean nations was strengthened recently as the Florida National Guard hosted representatives from seven Caribbean countries for a week-long visit. Read More

Airlift handlers on strike

02 September 2010

KINGSTON – Airlift handlers attached to Jamaica’s two international airports – Norman Manley International in Kingston and Sangster International in Montego Bay – took strike action yesterday over a breakdown in wage negotiations. Read More

Public Defender probing treatment of prisoners in police custody

02 September 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Office of the Public Defender is expressing concern over attempts to stall a probe to determine the conditions at police cells and the treatment of prisoners while in police custody. Read More

Electricity worker electrocuted

02 September 2010

ST JOHN’S – A 34-year old employee of the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) was electrocuted on Tuesday while assisting with the restoration of electricity following the passage of Hurricane Earl. Read More

Tropical Storm Gaston forms in Atlantic

02 September 2010

Tropical Storm Gaston was born yesterday and by next Tuesday, could prove to be a troublesome baby boy. Read More


Officer steals the show

01 September 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica – It may have been Prime Minister Bruce Golding hosting a fun day for the children of Tivoli Gardens, West Kingston, but the real rock star at the event was police Sergeant Nicholas Charlton. Read More


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