URGENT-GRENADA-COURT-Trinidadian nationals fined EC$22,000 following brawl involving world rated Grenadian athlete

Chief Magistrate Teddy St Louis Wednesday fined four Trinidad and Tobago nationals EC$5, 500 (One EC dollar=US$0.37 centsw0 each after they pleaded guilty to committing grievous harm on Grenada’s reigning World Javelin champion, Anderson Peters. The four, including Noel Cooper, 42, the captain of the Barbados-owned vessel, Harbour Master, had…

GUYANA-POLICE-Findings of a probe into allegations of a police cover-up in a murder case now before DPP

–Acting Police Commissioner, Clifton Hicken, says the findings of the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) into allegations made by a senior police officer alleging a major police cover-up in the investigations into the murder of popular biker, Ricardo Fagundes, is now before the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal…

GUYANA-POLITICS-President Ali wants EU to issue visas from Guyana

The Guyana government Wednesday urged the European Union (EU) to urgently put systems in place to grant Schengen visas to nationals, who have to must travel to Suriname or Trinidad and Tobago to obtain such a document to travel to any European country. A Schengen visa is a short-stay visa…

CARIBBEAN- AGRICULTURE-Suriname President to attend Agri-Investment forum in Trinidad

President Chandrikapersad Santokhi has left here for Trinidad and Tobago to attend the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Agri-Investment Forum & Expo II that gets underway in Port of Spain on Friday. Santokhi, who is also the chairman of the 15-member regional integration grouping, is being accompanied by Agriculture Minister Parmanand Sewdien…

DOMINICA-LABOUR-PM urges resolution to pay dispute involving former LIAT workers

rime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit wants a “humanitarian’ resolution to the ongoing pay dispute involving former employees of the cash-strapped Antigua-based regional airline, (LIAT) 1974 limited. LIAT, which is owned by the governments of Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica and St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), owes millions of dollars (One…

TRINIDAD-COURT-Female police officer wins defamation lawsuit against male colleague over social media post

A High Court judge has warned social media users against posting and sharing defamatory content in private group chats on instant messaging platforms such as WhatsApp. “There is significant use of WhatsApp in this republic as a medium to transfer information and to discuss a myriad of issues and events.…

JAMAICA-FINANCE-Jamaica records increased revenue from exports during the first four months of 2022

The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN).says the island had registered expert earning of US$511.1 million during the first four months of the year, a 1.3 per cent increase over the US$504.4 million earned for the corresponding period last year. In a statement, STATIN said the increase was primarily due to…

JAMAICA-RIGHTS-Jamaican children to discuss issues aimed at improving their rights

More than 1,200 children are expected to participate in the fifth staging of the National Children’s Summit (NCS) on Thursday, the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) has announced. It said the event at the National Indoor Sport Centre will be held under the theme ‘Beat the Odds, Chart…

UPDATE-GRENADA-COURT-Trinidadian nationals fined for causing harm to Grenadian world rated athlete

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Aug 17, CMC – Chief Magistrate, Teddy St Louis, Wednesday said the Trinidadian crew of a Barbados-owned vessel had resorted to “excessive use of force” when they sought to have two brothers, including Grenada’s World Javelin champion, leave the vessel last week. The magistrate told the accused…

UNITED STATES-JUDICIARY-Haitian ‘humbled’ by nomination for NY Supreme Court seat

Haitian American Civil Court Judge, Dweynie E. Paul, says she’s “humbled” to be officially nominated among 12 judges to run on the Kings County (Brooklyn) Democratic Party’s line in the 2022 election for open bench seats in New York State Supreme Court. “I am filled with humility and gratitude by…