February, 2010

Suspect charged for Gonzales massacre

Newsday, Trinidad: A 24-year-old man from Gonzales will appear before a Port-of-Spain magistrate today charged with the murders of four members of a family who were shot dead on Monday.

US Embassy: No visa squeeze in T&T

Guardian, Trinidad: The US Embassy in Port-of-Spain is denying that since last month it has implemented a quota system that is squeezing T&T citizens who would normally get non- immigrant visas to visit the USA.

WICB absolves itself from accommodation glitch

Observer, Jamaica: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has refuted claims it was responsible for skewed accommodation arrangements for three regional teams in Trinidad and Tobago last week, when they arrived for the sixth round of the WICB first-class championship.

EPA orders cleanup to resume at PR fuel depot

Washington Post, USA: The owners of a Puerto Rican fuel depot that exploded in October have been ordered to resume cleanup after contractors walked off the job last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday.

Revelation of tsunamis after Haiti quake

Experts have revealed that while the focus was on the earthquake that devastated Haiti’s capital last month, that event actually triggered a series of tsunamis along the country’s coast that killed a few other people and destroyed some homes.

Panday out of Opposition Leader seat

<p>A month after taking over the reins of the opposition United National Congress (UNC) from Basdeo Panday, Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday took the Opposition Leader position in the House of Representatives.</p>

Fungus threatening agriculture in OECS countries

<p>An agriculture official at the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Secretariat has warned that the presence of a fungus known as the black sigatoka in some member countries has the potential to significantly impact their agricultural industries.</p>

Secure shelters scarce in Haiti as rainy season looms

<p>A cacophony of murmurs and cries echoed through the neighbourhoods of Haiti's capital city Monday night as a violent aftershock shook people awake. Ten minutes later, another tremor rocked the ground, this time more smoothly back and forth.</p>