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TRINIDAD – 36 homeless after Sea Lots fire

TRINIDAD – 36 homeless after Sea Lots fire

PORT OF SPAIN – Some 36 people are now homeless after a fire destroyed over a dozen homes in Sea Lots, Port-of-Spain, on Tuesday night. When the T&T Guardian visited the area yesterday, the residents called for assistance as they will be staying with neighbours or friends until they can rebuild. Several residents were searching […]

GUYANA – Jealous police shoots female colleague, commits suicide

GUYANA – Jealous police shoots female colleague, commits suicide

GEORGETOWN – A love-struck policeman shot his female colleague four times before shooting himself in the head at the La Grange Police Station shortly after 20.00 hrs last night. The policeman, identified only as Police Constable 22834 Cockfield, shot Police Constable Fraser during an argument. She was rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where […]

Helping hand

Helping hand

It has been nearly two months since Hurricane Maria devastated neighbouring Dominica. However, Barbadians continue to reach out to lend a helping hand to their Caribbean brothers and sisters in their hour of need. Today, members of The Dial (Barbados) Inc. Social and Activities Club made a special donation to the Dominica Relief Fund.    […]

ST LUCIA – National Security Minister receives death threat

ST LUCIA – National Security Minister receives death threat

CASTRIES – The Home Affairs, Justice and National Security Minister Senator Honourable Hermingild Francis has been reacting to a recent death threat with a calm composure. The death threat was conveyed to him via letter. Minister Francis has described this action by the person or persons involved as very unfortunate. The Minister, who is also […]

THE BAHAMAS – Mitchell demands turnquest apologise

THE BAHAMAS – Mitchell demands turnquest apologise

NASSAU – Senator Fred Mitchell has demanded an apology from Finance Minister K Peter Turnquest, saying his comments regarding the former Christie administration’s handling of $42m from a $150m loan borrowed in the wake of Hurricane Matthew were “misleading”. Last month, Mr Turnquest told parliamentarians the Minnis administration was only able to trace $108m of […]

JAMAICA – A waste of taxpayers’ money

JAMAICA – A waste of taxpayers’ money

KINGSTON – Motorists are blaming shoddy workmanship for two collapsed road surfaces in Portmore, St Catherine. “It terrible over here,” a taxi operator shouted when he saw the Jamaica Observer vehicle on Municipal Boulevard in the vicinity of the traffic light at Portmore Pines. The other deteriorating surface is on the Dyke Road at the […]

DOMINICA – DOWASCO restores water to 61 per cent of customers

DOMINICA – DOWASCO restores water to 61 per cent of customers

ROSEAU – General Manager of DOWASCO, Bernard Etinoff, has revealed that the company has restored water to 61 percent of its customers in the wake of the ravages caused by Hurricane Maria. This means that 14,000 of DOWASCO’s 23,000 customers are now receiving pipe-borne water, he said at the government’s daily press briefing on Monday. […]

GRENADA – 5.7 magnitude earthquake rattles Eastern Caribbean countries

GRENADA – 5.7 magnitude earthquake rattles Eastern Caribbean countries

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake rattled Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines on Sunday. The quake, which occurred at 11 a.m. (local time), was located at Latitude: 11.69N, Longitude: 61.08W and at a Depth of 10 km. The Seismic Research Centre at the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies listed nearby […]

THE BAHAMAS – Four women jailed after airport drug seizures

THE BAHAMAS – Four women jailed after airport drug seizures

NASSAU – Four women were collectively sentenced to two years and nine months in prison after pleading guilty to multiple drug related charges allegedly stemming from separate drug seizures at the Lynden Pindling International Airport earlier this week. Ashley Rolle, 24, and Keithra Stubbs, 23, were both sentenced to six months in prison and fined […]