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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 […]

TRINIDAD – Boyfriend confesses to killing Dominican in Trinidad

TRINIDAD – Boyfriend confesses to killing Dominican in Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN – The boyfriend of a Dominican murdered in Trinidad has confessed to the crime, the Trinidad and Tobago Newsday is reporting. According to the newspaper, the 24-year-old man has confessed to police that he slit the throat of Chriss Brewster who he had been dating for one month. He also reportedly confessed […]

TRINIDAD – Why us? . . . Pensioners escape arson attack

TRINIDAD – Why us? . . . Pensioners escape arson attack

PORT OF SPAIN – Pensioners Nateram and Ivy Jagroop narrowly escaped death when arsonists fire-bombed their home in Princes Town yesterday. Jagroop, 79, of Perry Young Road, had just returned from his garden when he noticed a strange green car parked on the roadway near his house, shortly after 9 am. Instead of investigating, Jagroop […]

TRINIDAD – Miss Universe T&T stripped

TRINIDAD – Miss Universe T&T stripped

POT OF SPAIN – This country’s Miss Universe T&T pageant first runner-up Martrecia Alleyne is now being considered to replace stripped delegate Yvonne Clarke. The local franchise holder for the pageant, Jenny Douglas, was weighing this option yesterday after she stripped Clarke of her title over an alleged breach of contract nine days before she […]

GUYANA – Bridge retraction delayed again

GUYANA – Bridge retraction delayed again

GEORGETOWN – More than five days after halting it for critical maintenance, the Demerara Harbour Bridge was unable to restart its scheduled retraction yesterday to allow vessels to transit. The retractions have been delayed further until Thursday morning, as repairs and testing continue on a faulty hydraulic winch. The winch is one of four large […]

GUYANA – Big Europe-bound coke shipment busted

GUYANA – Big Europe-bound coke shipment busted

GEORGETOWN – The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) on Saturday unearthed over 147 pounds of suspected cocaine in a container of rice destined for Belgium, Western Europe. The discovery was made at the John Fernandes Wharf on Saturday. Operatives from the Container Control Programme assisted in the raid. According to information received, the substance was discovered […]

TRINIDAD – Kimberly’s secret revealed after suicide

TRINIDAD – Kimberly’s secret revealed after suicide

PORT OF SPAIN — Kimberly Teelucksingh, who committed suicide the evening before she was reportedly due to graduate with her law degree, was not a university student. This was revealed by The University of the West Indies (The UWI) which disclosed that Teelucksingh was not a current student nor was she about to graduate. Teelucksingh […]