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Dissidents change jails

Dissidents change jails


HAVANA - Roman Catholic leaders said Friday that Cuban authorities had agreed to free an ill political prisoner and transfer six others to jails nearer home, the latest in a rare series of concessions from a government not ...

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Region forms single health body


GEORGETOWN - Caribbean governments are launching a regional health agency based in Trinidad and Tobago. The Caribbean Public Health Agency will replace five agencies including the regional drug testing laboratory. The agenc...

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Mum vows to serve God after son’s suicide


MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - A weeping mother has vowed to serve God and never travel abroad for economic reasons after her son committed suicide on Thursday. Marcia Reid of Flankers, Montego Bay, cried uncontrollably after her ...

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Businessmen lose extradition appeal


PORT-OF-SPAIN - The London-based Privy Council has ruled against two businessmen, described as financiers of the United National Congress (UNC), who were seeking to avoid extradition to the United States to face more than 9...

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Golding going after ABC


KINGSTON - Prime Minister Bruce Golding has started legal proceedings against the American television network, ABC News, after it aired a story claiming he had a relationship with Christopher "Dudus" Coke, who is wanted by ...

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Opposition putting women in power


PORT-OF-SPAIN - Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley has placed two women in leading positions on the opposition benches in the Lower and Upper houses of Parliament. Port-of-Spain South MP Marlene McDonald was named as the Opp...

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Meet T and T PM, Kamla

Meet T and T PM, Kamla


LEGENDARY CALYPSONIAN CRAZY, in one of his most popular songs a decade ago made some predictions about the future of Trinidad and Tobago's political landscape. In Time To Come, Crazy said the twin-island republic would have...

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Portia: Don’t   alienate the poor


KINGSTON - Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller on Tuesday endorsed the government's efforts to unseat criminals and crush gangs, but warned that speedily passing the six anti-crime bills into law in their present state ...

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Passports seized   in visa raid

Passports seized   in visa raid


KINGSTON - Hundreds of passports were seized and one man taken into custody when police raided an illegal visa operation at John's Lane, downtown Kingston. Police from the Flying Squad, led by Superintendent Cornwall "Bigga...

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Kamla opts out of Clinton meeting


PORT-OF-SPAIN - Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar blanked yesterday's Caribbean Community (CARICOM) meeting with United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Barbados, because she felt it was an insult to the peo...