US, Cuba discuss combatting trafficking in persons
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) — The United States Department of State says officials have been holding a series of meetings with their Cuban counterparts in coordinating efforts to combat trafficking in persons.Earlier...

This Day in History - February 8
Jamaica Observer

Today is the 39th day of 2018. There are 326 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1924: The first US execution by gas takes place at the Nevada State Prison in Carson City. OTHER EVENTS1517: Captain Francisco...

Fidel Castro’s son has died by suicide, state media say
Montserrat Reporter

Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart was for a time head of Cuba’s national nuclear program Thomson Reuters Posted:  Feb 02, 2018 In this 2007 file photo, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, the oldest son of Cuba’s President...

Fidel Castro's son commits suicide
Jamaica Observer

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — The oldest son of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro killed himself yesterday after months of treatment for depression, state media reported. He was 68.Official website Cubadebate said that Fidel...

Cubans caught with fake travel documents jailed for nine months
Kaieteur News

A Cuban couple is set to serve nine months in prison for fraud. The two persons appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts yesterday. The charge which was read to them with...

Pregnant Guatemalan Woman Tried to Get Social Security Card with Faked Birth Certificate
Channel 5 Belize

A woman was arrested and charged for obtaining a birth certificate under false pretense. Police say that on Friday in San Ignacio, Wendy Castro tried to use a birth certificate [...]

Bahamas intercept more illegal Haitians at sea
Jamaica Observer

NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) — Bahamian authorities say they have detained more than 70 Haitians after intercepting a vessel west of the Exuma chain of islands between the Bahamas archipelago and Cuba, over the long holiday...

No, Mr. Trump, Torture Doesn’t Work
Kaieteur News

(Republished from the N.Y. Times) In one of his first acts as president, Barack Obama signed executive orders closing America’s secret prisons overseas, banning torture and authorizing an end to the detention camp at...

US demands Cuba end 'targeted attacks' on envoys
Jamaica Observer

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson demanded Wednesday that Cuba halt mystery "targeted attacks" on US diplomats in Havana, dismissing complaints that Washington has provided little evidence...

Doctors identify brain abnormalities in Cuba attack patients
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — Doctors treating the US Embassy victims of mysterious, invisible attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for clues to explain the hearing, vision, balance...

The USA should not lecture Cuba and Venezuela
Kaieteur News

Dear Editor, We learnt from news agencies that the United States sets new restrictions on business ties and travel to Cuba because of matters of human rights there! What country in the world has committed more crimes...

Cubana bomber was closely linked to CIA
Kaieteur News

Washington (Prensa Latina)- The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) considered the plans made by confessed criminal and terrorist Luis Posada Carriles as terrorist actions, and had evidence on his participation in the...

Cuban puts cocaine in Bible, jailed for three years
Kaieteur News

Senior Magistrate Leron Daly yesterday sentenced a Cuban national to three years’ imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to having 0.50 grams of cocaine in his possession. It is alleged that on October 24 at Regent...

Foreign nationals among nine arrested at Barima River
Kaieteur News

– as high-powered rifles, ammunition, ganja and bullet proof vest found in their boat A Jamaican, a Cuban and a Venezuelan are among nine persons in custody, after two high-powered rifles with 19 matching rounds, 1.5...

Inspector Says Formation Commander Sent Questioned Info
Channel 5 Belize

Yearwood is adamant that he did not disseminate false information to the media when he shared details of a police situation report involving the Castro brothers in an altercation in [...]

Ex-Police Press Officer Fitzroy Yearwood Defiant, Reveals Castro/Police Lawsuits
Channel 5 Belize

In a candid interview this morning, career police officer Inspector Fitzroy Yearwood exposed the police department for his abrupt transfer earlier this year. Yearwood was performing the duties of Public [...]

Cuba, T&T trade ties growing says Cuban ambassador
Trinidad Guardian

Despite the American economic embargo against Cuba, T&T businesses continue to show interest in commercial ties with the island said Cuban Ambassador Guillermo Vázquez Moreno. “We note the increase of...

Cuba, T&T trade ties growing says Cuban ambassador
Trinidad Guardian

Raphael John-Lall Despite the American economic embargo against Cuba, T&T businesses continue to show interest in commercial ties with the island said Cuban Ambassador Guillermo Vázquez Moreno. “We note the...

Weekly Round-up: PNP's Alexis sues... 40 plead guilty for reduced sentence… Ninjaman jailed
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party's (PNP) candidate for the St Mary South Eastern by-election, Dr Shane Alexis, on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Howard Chamberlain, president of the Jamaica Labour...

This Day in History - October 17
Jamaica Observer

Today is the 290th day of 2017. There are 75 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1997: The remains of revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara are laid to rest in his adopted Cuba, 30 years after his execution in...

Cubana Air disaster victims remembered 41 years later
Kaieteur News

Caribbean cannot afford to be “a theatre of warfare and terrorism,” says Pres. Granger President David Granger reiterated calls for the Caribbean to become a peace zone as he took time out to honour the lives of...

Police Say No Relation Between Castro Bust and Firearm Recoveries
Channel 5 Belize

Back to this afternoon’s press conference. Home Affairs Minister Wilfred Elrington has gone on record to say that neither Cameron Usher Senior nor Kelvin is known for run-ins with the [...]

Guns for Freedom?
Channel 5 Belize

Police making a routine traffic stop in Belize City on Saturday encountered twenty-seven-year-old Shayanne Castro, a Port Authority clerk, and her husband Wasani, found no evidence of firearms or ammunition [...]

Shayanne Castro Charged for Drugs; Did Police Try to Extort Her Family?
Channel 5 Belize

Tonight, another member of the Castro family is in the news, this time for drug trafficking. Twenty-seven-year-old Shayanne Castro nee Rosado, wife of Wasani Castro, was arraigned and pleaded not [...]

Firearms, Believed to be Linked to Castro, Taken Off Streets
Channel 5 Belize

Back to the story involving Shayanne Castro…Police have confirmed that it recovered four high-powered weapons off the streets, along with ammunition. However, no arrests were made and the firearms were [...]

Wasani Castro Avoids Charge after Apologizing to Police for Outburst
Channel 5 Belize

Another near brush with the law for Wasani Castro; he was picked up by police on Sunday at the ITVET compound where he was attending the annual expo.  According to [...]

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