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Trinidad's Sports Minister Resigns

The embattled Sports Minister, Anil Roberts, has resigned.

Speaking at the post Cabinet media conference this afternoon, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced that she has accepted Roberts’ resignation.

His resignation comes in the wake of allegations of corruption arising from a sport programme.

Roberts remains a Member of Parliament.

The country’s Acting President, Timothy...Read More »


Christopher Kerr Granted Bail

After four previously unsuccessful applications, fraud accused and real estate developer, Christopher Kerr, has been offered bail.

Kerr, was this afternoon offered bail in the sum of 2-hundred-and-50-thousand dollars in the Supreme Court by Justice Courtney Day.

This, following an in-chambers application.

Kerr, was denied bail in the Supreme Court on Wednesday by...Read More »


Power Restored to JPS Customers in Clarendon

The Jamaica Public Service Company, JPS, says power supply has now been restored to customers in Clarendon, who were earlier affected by outages caused by a problem on the delivery network.

The JPS says its teams in Portmore, St. Catherine are continuing the washing of power lines, in order to reduce...Read More »


Jamaican Fined in Trinidad for Bogus Driver's Permit

A Jamaican man who pleaded guilty to having a bogus driver’s permit was fined nearly $TT8,000 for three offences, when he appeared in a court in Trinidad and Tobago.

The man, 36 year old Omar Higgins, was charged with uttering a document purporting to be a driver’s permit, knowing it to...Read More »


Jamaicans Languishing in Dubai Prison

Opposition Senator Robert Montague is to table specific questions on the fate of an undisclosed number of Jamaicans languishing in prison in the Gulf state of Dubai.

Senator Montague attempted to raise the issue in the Senate this morning.

But he was stopped in his tracks by Senate President, Floyd Morris, who...Read More »


JFJ Installs Interim Board

Nationwide News can confirm that human rights lobby group Jamaicans for Justice,JFJ, has installed a new interim board of directors.

The board was installed yesterday during an extraordinary members meeting.

The meeting was called amid the continuing controversy surrounding the implementation of an unauthorized sex education programme in six privately-run children’s homes.

That...Read More »


Senior RM Ruby Walcott is Dead at 85

Former attorney-at-law and Senior Resident Magistrate, Ruby Walcott is dead.

Ms. Walcott is understood to have died at the Tony Thwaites Wing of the University Hospital of the West Indies, about 5-this morning.

It’s understood she had suffered a stroke some time ago.

Ms. Walcott celebrated her 85th birthday on July 12.

Ruby Walcott...Read More »


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