(Trinidad Express) Police continued their search for businessman Kartikay Ramsundar yesterday as law enforcement sources confirmed they received information from his relatives who said they were contacted last weekend by a man who demanded a ransom for the kidnapped man. The man said Ramsundar was “being held on an island off Trinidad”. However, this was not con­firmed up to last […]

(Trinidad Express) A 40-year-old Bon Accord man charged with rape and two offences of grievous sexual assault appeared before Magistrate Jo-Anne Connor at the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court yesterday. He was granted bail with a surety of $100,000 or a cash alternative of $10,000. He is scheduled to reappear on November 17. The incident allegedly occurred around 10 am on October […]

(Trinidad Express) Remember the good. Fuad Abu Bakr, son of 1990 insurrectionist Imam Yasin Abu Bakr, urged mourners to do so yesterday at the funeral service for his father. Abu Bakr died on Thursday night at the St James Health Facility. He had been at his home along Long Circular Road in St James, when he began experiencing pains and […]

(Barbados Today) A deadline of March 1st, the end of the current fiscal year, has been set for the Government to move away from long-standing agreements to subsidize a continuously failing sugar industry with thousands of dollars. Prime Minister Mia Mottley made the declaration as she lamented the fact that the burden of subsidies on the consolidated fund, in the […]

(BBC NEWS) Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has ordered 10 ambassadors, including those from the US and France be declared “persona non grata”. It follows a statement from the envoys calling for the urgent release of activist Osman Kavala. He has been in jail for more than four years over protests and a coup attempt, although he has […]

(Barbados Today) In an about turn, Tradewind Voyages has cancelled its planned inaugural Caribbean cruise planned for the 2021 winter season. The announcement of the cancellation came on Friday, about two months after the cruise line announced that it would be sailing from November 11, 2021 to March 31, 2022 with round-trips from Barbados to several Caribbean islands aboard the […]

Abu Dhabi/Geneva (ILO News) – Renewable energy employment worldwide reached 12 million last year, up from 11.5 million in 2019, according to the eighth edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review 2021. The report was released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) at a high-level opening of IRENA’s Collaborative Framework […]

(BBC NEWS) The world’s biggest oil exporter, Saudi Arabia, has pledged to cut its carbon emissions to net zero by 2060. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the Gulf state would invest more than $180bn (£130bn) to reach the goal. But he said the kingdom would continue to produce oil for decades to come. The announcement comes days before the […]

(BBC NEWS) China has passed an education law aimed at reducing the pressures of excessive homework and intensive after-school tutoring, state media say. Parents are being asked to ensure their children have reasonable time for rest and exercise, and do not spend too much time online. In August China banned written exams for six and seven year olds. Officials warned […]

(BBC SPORT) The US says more than 1.7 million migrants were detained along its border with Mexico in the past 12 months – the highest number ever recorded. More than one million of them were expelled to Mexico or their native countries, according to data from US Customs and Border Protection. Agents apprehended people from more than 160 countries. President […]

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