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MIAMI, United States (CMC) — The United States Coast Guard says it has seized nearly 970 pounds of cocaine and 550 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated US$13.5 million in the Caribbean Sea. It said the drugs were seized off the coasts of Jamaica, Haiti and Colombia, and represented three separate cases involving suspected drug-smuggling ...

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(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica is mourning the passing of businessman and philanthropist, Aston Tai. Tai, brother of the late Lady Cooke, passed away on Saturday in Weston, Florida, after a long illness. He was 93. A justice of the peace for St Thomas, Tai served on various boards including the ...

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NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — The New York State Office of Court Administration has halted the ability of US federal immigration officials to arrest Caribbean and other immigrants in state courthouses without warrants. Court officials issued the directive after receiving numerous reports about agents from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arresting immigrants ...

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(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) — The at­mos­phere at the Queen’s Park Sa­van­nah was lit, es­pe­cial­ly with the over­pow­er­ing scent of mar­i­jua­na at Sun­day’s I Am Leg­end Con­cert but with­in all the fun, Gram­my-win­ning leg­end Bu­ju Ban­ton sobered the au­di­ence in call­ing the coun­try out on its ram­pant mur­ders. Com­mand­ing the full at­ten­tion of one of the most ...

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(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) — Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith yes­ter­day de­fend­ed his de­ci­sion to ap­pear on stage dur­ing Bu­ju Ban­ton’s “I am Leg­end Con­cert” stat­ing if he had not done so it would have re­sult­ed in a strained re­la­tion­ship be­tween T&T and Ja­maica. Grif­fith’s com­ments came hours af­ter he was crit­i­cised on so­cial me­dia for ap­pear­ing at ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) — Popular Scottish driver Kenny Hall will return the Caribbean this year, eager not to miss Sol Rally Barbados 2019, the 30th running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) premier event. One of the Club’s most loyal overseas supporters, Hall will compete for the 16th time – a record he shares with Andrew ...

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(BBC) — A homeless man in Sydney, Australia, has been reunited with his pet rat which disappeared earlier this month. Chris, 59, is a well known figure in downtown Sydney where the rat, called Lucy, is usually curled up on a box in front of him. But one day his little companion disappeared as he ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) — The Government and people of Guyana are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Sir Meredith Alister McIntyre. Born in St. Georges, Grenada, Sir Alister came to be known as one of the pre-eminent academics and intellectuals of the Caribbean, specialising in development and regional integration. ...

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The driver of a minibus was conveyed to hospital Monday afternoon by ambulance after his vehicle overturned at Anse La Verdure, emergency officials say. According to the officials, the  41 year old driver sustained serious injury to his arm. A passenger who was in the bus at the time escaped serious injury, it was reported. […]

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