Appeal Court to hear stay request of rulings in No-Confidence Motion cases Wednesday

Guyana: On Wednesday, February 20, Appeal Court Judge Rishi Persaud will commence hearing applications for interim stays of the rulings handed down by the Chief Justice in relation to three matters concerning the No-Confidence Motion, which was passed against government…

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Minibus operators’ code of conduct officially launched

Guyana: With the objective to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of public transportation in Guyana, the Ministry of Business, the Guyana Police Force, Guyana National Road Safety Council and the United Minibus Union, on Thursday, launched a code of…

Banning plastic: How Jamaica moved to save its environment

Jamaica had a history of having one of the highest per capita uses of plastic bags in the world, with the average national estimated to use around 500 bags each year. The problem of plastic waste has been evident in…

More research into youth, crime urged

KINGSTON, Jamaica — We Transform programme director in the Ministry of Justice, Ella Ghartey, is urging researchers to conduct more studies as it relates to youth and crime. Speaking with JIS News at the recent University of the West Indies…

Gangs thriving in T&T

Trinidad: A new report into gangs and gang culture in Trinidad and Tobago paints a frightening picture of members infiltrating and settling in communities across the country, even gated areas. Gangs are growing, and in the fight for turf, there’s…

After party, four men killed in crash

Trinidad: Four men on their way home from a party, died in a crash in Longdenville, central Trinidad early today. Two of the men have been identified as Kerwin Duncan, 26, a fire fighter, and Dwayne Dick, 29. Duncan lived…

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…

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…

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…

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…