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ALBA to help region stave off Ebola

Observer - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:00
HAVANA, Cuba (CMC) — The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) says it will look after, as a priority, "the special needs of our sister countries in the Caribbean that would allow them to benefit from the co-operation for preventing and confronting Ebola that are agreed to by the ALBA-TCP countries".

Rockfort residents deny turf war behind murders; say gangs demanding rent from homeowners

Observer - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:00
ROCKFORT residents yesterday rubbished a claim by the police that a fight for turf between criminal gangs was at the heart of Wednesday evening's murder of three men in the community.

IMF commends Jamaica for 'miracle' performance

Observer - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:00
The International Monetary Fund's (IMF's) Deputy Managing Director Min Zhu says Jamaica's achievements so far under the Extended Fund Facility agreement with the fund can only be described as miraculous.

Police corporal accused of corruption

Observer - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:00
A police corporal accused of soliciting $200,000 from a teacher to dispose of an alleged sexual offence case file was yesterday offered $1 million bail when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court.

Giscombe Gym employees facing fraud charges

Observer - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:00
THREE employees of Giscombe Gym and Wellness Centre in Kingston were yesterday hauled before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court for reportedly conspiring to defraud the company of a little over half-a-million dollars.

NWA faults CHEC, procurement system for late payments

Observer - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:00
The National Works Agency (NWA) has blamed government's procurement procedures and China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) for delays in payments to small contractors on the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP).

NYC reports first case of Ebola

Observer - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:00
NEW YORK, New York (AP) — A law enforcement official and a New York City official say a doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus.


Express - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:51
“I CANNOT live in a duck pond as a result of the highway,” declared Mohan Chatoor yesterday as he waded through flood water in Fyzabad.

‘Worst I have seen’

Express - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:49
LEO DOODNATH, chairman of the Siparia Regional Corporation, said of all the flood-affected areas that fall under the jurisdiction of the corporation, Standard Road, Fyzabad was the worst.

Gunman escapes after killing woman, brother

Express - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:48
A CHAGUANAS woman and her brother were shot dead yesterday afternoon by a close male friend of the woman after he had allegedly threatened to kill her that morning.

Redefine ‘spouse’

Express - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:45
The term “spouse” in the Domestic Violence Act should be redefined to include same-sex partners. This would allow gay victims of domestic violence to make applications under the Act.

PAHO: Over seven suicides an hour in region

Express - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:45
A new Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) report says about 65,000 people take their own lives in the Americas, including the Caribbean, each year—more than seven an hour.

Fallen trees, landslides after heavy rains

Express - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:44
Several incidents were reported in Tobago yesterday in the wake of heavy rain and wind.

Wayne remains bedridden

Express - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:40
As the nation celebrated the Hindu festival of lights yesterday, activist Dr Wayne Kublalsingh rested at his D’Abadie home as he completed what he has said is 37 days without food and water.

‘Roti season’ as buyers crowd shops

Express - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:38
Roti shops throughout Port of Spain were jam-packed with customers as Trinidad and Tobago celebrated the Divali holiday yesterday.

Close call for Moheni

Express - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:36
MINISTER of State in the Ministry of National Security Embau Moheni had to be hospitalised yesterday when his car ended up in a ditch after it was struck by another vehicle as he headed west along the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway.

Mentally challenged man missing

Express - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:34
A MENTALLY CHALLENGED man who cannot speak has been missing from his home since Tuesday.

Kambon: Global racism against Africans

Express - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:33
There is global racism against people from the African continent which also exists in this country, says Emancipation Support Committee (ESC) chairman Khafra Kambon.

Diversity, our strength

Express - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:31
OPPOSITION Leader Dr Keith Rowley said Trinidad and Tobago’s strength lay in her diversity while other nations grappled with centuries-old discord, marked mostly by tension.

The day UFOs stopped play

BBC Sport - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:31
In 1954, a football game in Florence was interrupted by UFOs flying over the stadium. The spectacle was witnessed by more than 10,000 people – but what was it?