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Former TT president dies

Former TT president dies

Former Trinidad and Tobago president George Maxwell Richards died last night around 7.43 at the WestShore Medical Private Hospital from a heart attack. A source close to the family said that Richards, who served as the country’s fourth president from 2003 to 2013, was not feeling well around noon following which his wife Jean and […]

St Lucia appoints new GG

St Lucia appoints new GG

A former minister of foreign affairs who also served as president of the senate, Emmanuel Neville Cenac, has been appointed as St Lucia’s new Governor General. On Thursday, prime minister Allen Chastanet announced that Queen Elizabeth II had approved the appointment, effective January 1. Cenac, a former elected member of parliament for the constituency of […]

JAMAICA – Desperate Visitors trying not to miss flights fork out big bucks

JAMAICA – Desperate Visitors trying not to miss flights fork out big bucks

KINGSTON – As much as US$500 was being charged on Monday by motorcyclists who took advantage of the desperation of holiday visitors headed to the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston but who were stuck in traffic and feared that they would miss their flights. There was total chaos on the Palisadoes strip, which leads […]

TRINIDAD – T&T’s crime wave worry new mothers

TRINIDAD – T&T’s crime wave worry new mothers

PORT OF SPAIN – Mt Hope Women’s Hospital saw the birth of the country’s first baby for 2018 but the mothers of the newborns were all nervous of the country’s crime climate and how they will protect their children. They have all vowed to guide their children along the right path through their growing up […]

JAMAICA – New Year tragedy!

JAMAICA – New Year tragedy!

KINGSTON – An 85-year-old woman was killed and at least six others admitted to hospital after a fire razed a three-storey house on Slipdock Road in east Kingston four hours after the community had welcomed the New Year and had gone to bed. The dead woman was identified as Corrine Morrison, who residents said was […]

HAITI – CARICOM moving to create the world’s first climate resilient region

HAITI – CARICOM moving to create the world’s first climate resilient region

Incoming chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse says the regional grouping is moving towards crating the world’s first climate resilient region in the year ahead. “2018 dawns for the Caribbean Community, with the prospect of seizing an opportunity out of a crisis,” said Moïse in his New Year’s message. “As we […]

ANTIGUA – Islands jolted by second earthquake in six days

ANTIGUA – Islands jolted by second earthquake in six days

An earthquake measuring 4.7 jolted two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries on Friday night, but there were no reports of injuries or damage. The Trinidad-based Seismic Research centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) said the quake, which occurred at 11:14 p.m. (local time) was felt 39 kilometres (km) north west of St […]

JAMAICA – 4-year-old dies after shooting self, man’s body found in his room

JAMAICA – 4-year-old dies after shooting self, man’s body found in his room

KINGSTON – A relative washes the blood from the room where four-year-old Nathan Newman accidentally shot himself in the head. Residents of the Delamere Avenue community in St Andrew were plunged into mourning twice on Boxing Day, following the deaths, in separate incidents, of a mechanic known to look out for the children in the […]

TURKS AND CAICOS – Two killed in plane crash

TURKS AND CAICOS – Two killed in plane crash

PROVIDENCIALES – Investigations have begun into what caused a small plane to crash after taking off from the airport in Turks and Caicos’ capital, killing both people on board. Acting commissioner of police Trevor Botting confirmed that the fatal crash occurred around 5:30 p.m. on December 23, near to a petrol station in Providenciales, after […]