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Monday, October 8th, 2018


Colin Powell: Trump Has Changed ‘We The People’ To ‘Me The President’

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell scorched President Donald Trump on Sunday for placing himself ― rather than the American people ― at the center of the nation. “My favorite three words in our Constitution are the first three words: ‘We the People,’” Powell said on Fareed Zakaria’s “GPS” on Sunday. “But recently, it’s become ‘Me the President’ as opposed to ‘We the People.’ And you see things that should not be happening.” Powell criticized Trump for “insulting everybody,” from world leaders to blacks to immigrants to women, and forRead More

Facebook bandits to appear in court

Trinidad: THREE La Romaine teenagers are expected to appear before a San Fernando magistrate tomorrow for luring people through online car advertisements using fake profiles and robbing them. The men, two 18-year-olds and the other, 19, were expected to be charged last night with several offences arising out of the robberies. Members of the San Fernando and Mon Repos CIDs, among them Cpls Nanan and Bacchus, arrested the men on Thursday during the “Operation Strike Back” exercise. Southern division police received about ten reports within one week from people whoRead More

Weed Ed | Navigating The Banking Quandary

Cash is king, and nowhere is this truer than Jamaica’s emerging cannabis industry. If you visit any of the local herb houses to purchase medical ganja, you will most likely be greeted by a ‘CASH ONLY’ sign. You won’t find a convenient point-of-sale terminal to process credit and debit cards. In fact, the businesses don’t even have an account with a local bank and can’t access loans or any other banking services. Jamaican cannabis companies are facing what other ganja businesses around the world have been experiencing: exclusion from theRead More

3.9 magnitude earthquake shakes Jamaica

Jamaica was hit by another minor earthquake on Sunday night. A preliminary report from the earthquake Unit has confirmed that a 3.9 magnitude jolted the island at 9:29 pm. The intensity of the quake was felt in Kingston, St Andrew and St Catherine. The Earthquake Unit said the epicentre of the quake was located approximately 10km West of Moore Town, Portland., and had a depth of 9km. There was no report of any damage as a result of the quake. It’s the third minor earthquake to have hit Jamaica inRead More

Investigator in cocaine-in-lumber trial says was “instructed” not to charge key witness

The lead investigator in the case against drug-accused, Stephen Vieira, Tazim Gafoor, Nazim Gafoor and Sherwayne De Abreu, on Friday testified that he had been instructed not to pursue charges against prosecution witness Hakeem Mohamed, even with overwhelming evidence against him. But this was before reneging on the statement, as attorney for Vieira, Latchmie Rahamat, pointed out that the witness had testified to the contrary during a previous court appearance. (stabroeknews)

Nationwide roadblock threat: Minister calls of citizens to ignore it

Communications Minister, Stuart Young has appealed to citizens to ignore calls for members of the public to block roads in protest against the Government on Monday. In a statement, Young said this type of behaviour is irresponsible and unpatriotic and designed to negatively affect law abiding citizens. He stated, “The Government has observed a concerted call on social media by members of the Opposition, and other persons, for members of the public to block roads and intersection, including major roads and intersections, tomorrow morning.” Young said citizens should not fallRead More


Three Colombian women who were “pimping out” girls in Trinidad and Tobago have been captured, Colombia’s state prosecutor’s office said in a statement on Wednesday. The girls were between the ages of 15 and 19 and were offered jobs in T&T, only to be forced into sexual slavery on arrival, Colombian law enforcement said. The human trafficking ring has sent at least 100 women to T&T over the years. Colombia’s state prosecutor (fiscalia general) began the investigation after some of the victims managed to report the three Colombian women pimpsRead More