THA Reshuffles

May 18, 2024 admin 0

THA reshuffle a ‘disappointing sham’. THE PNM Tobago Council says the reshuffle of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) on May 13 was disappointing, made no sense, and will not benefit the island. According to THA Minority Leader Kelvin Morris, “Whether you move incompetence left, right or center, it is still incompetence.” In a press release on May 13, THA […More]

Israel’s use of US arms likely violated international law.

May 11, 2024 admin 0

US says Israel’s use of US arms likely violated international law, but evidence is incomplete. The Biden administration said Friday that Israel’s use of U.S.-provided weapons in Gaza likely violated international humanitarian law but that wartime conditions prevented U.S. officials from determining that for certain in specific airstrikes. The finding of “reasonable” evidence to conclude that the US ally had […More]

US Increases Limits On Weapons Export

May 11, 2024 admin 0

US Govt plans further limits on civilian weapons exports to 36 countries, including Jamaica. The Biden administration has proposed additional limitations on weapons exports to several countries, including Jamaica, in what it says is a bid to reduce the number of US-made civilian firearms being used in crimes overseas.  Under the new rules, specialists will now have to screen their […More]

Men’s 4x400m Team Doubtful

May 11, 2024 admin 0

Men’s 4x400m Team Doubtful. Odds stacked against men’s 4x400m team qualifying for Paris Olympics. Legendary coach Glen Mills says the odds are stacked against Jamaica putting a men’s 4X400mrelay team together in time to qualify for the Paris Olympics this summer. Jamaica’s mile relay team missed out on an automatic spot in Paris after failing to make the final and […More]

Gangs Are Expanding To New Territories

May 11, 2024 admin 0

Caribbean gangs setting up ‘franchises’ across the region. The regional task force investigating drugs, guns and people trafficking says Caribbean cartels are using music promoters and performers as a front for organized crime. Lieutenant Colonel Michael Jones, head of the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security, says powerful regional gangs are also setting up ‘franchises’ in smaller islands. He […More]

New US Rule On Caribbean Asylum.

May 11, 2024 admin 0

 Immigration advocates decry the new US rule on Caribbean asylum seekers. Immigration advocates in the United States have condemned a proposed new rule that they say will significantly impact Caribbean and other asylum seekers. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking would allow statutory bars to asylum to be applied much earlier in the process. It said, US federal law bars individuals […More]

The United States May Block UN Resolution

May 11, 2024 admin 0

US again to veto UN General Assembly membership for Palestine. The United States will again block attempts to grant Palestinians increased rights in the United Nations General Assembly despite expectations of a large majority in favor in a vote to be taken in New York on Friday. Nate Evans, spokesman for the US Mission to the UN, indicated that the […More]

Palestine Granted New Rights

May 11, 2024 admin 0

UN assembly approves resolution granting Palestine new rights and reviving its UN membership bid. The U.N. General Assembly voted by a wide margin on Friday to grant new “rights and privileges” to Palestine and called on the Security Council to favorably reconsider its request to become the 194th member of the United Nations. The 193-member world body approved the Arab […More]

TNT, US conduct military training exercises

May 9, 2024 admin 0

Members of the US Delaware National Guard are currently in Trinidad and Tobago conducting training exercises with the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force and Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) and other agents of the National Security Ministry as part of a knowledge exchange partnership. In a series of updates the Delaware National Guard shared photos of the exercises of […More]

TNT RELAY TEAMS Qualify For The Olympics

May 9, 2024 admin 0

Trinidad and Tobago’s women’s 4x100m relay team and men’s 4x400m team have qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics. The national women’s team of Taeja Badal, Reece Webster, Reyare Thomas, and Leah Bertrand clocked 43.54 seconds at the IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas to finish second on Heat 2 in the second round of Olympic qualifying. The men’s 4x400m team […More]

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