Canada issues ‘Cautionary Travel Advisory’ for Trinidad and Tobago

Canada issues ‘Cautionary Travel Advisory’ for Trinidad and Tobago

Travelers to Trinidad and Tobago are advised to exercise a high degree of caution due to an uptick in violent crimes, including armed robberies, assaults, and sexual assaults, particularly in the capital city of Port of Spain. Tourists, including cruise ship passengers, have increasingly become targets of these criminal activities. The island nation has witnessed […]

Keith Merith’s book launches to a packed house

Keith Merith’s book launches to a packed house

‘A Darker Shade of Blue’ a must read Some might say that retired York Region police supervisor Keith Merith picked a good day to launch his autobiography last Saturday. Those in the book business would say it differently; rookie author Merith had an amazing launch for his new book, “A Darker Shade of Blue.” He […]

Diddy’s family members spotted on private jet in Antigua and Barbuda

Diddy’s family members spotted on private jet in Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda recently made headlines as it was revealed that members of embattled rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs’ family were aboard his private jet when it touched down in the country earlier this week. Ambassador Lionel Hurst, Chief of Staff at the Prime Minister’s Office, disclosed this information during a post-cabinet media briefing. Speculation had […]

Vybz Kartel’s Murder Conviction Overturned

Vybz Kartel’s Murder Conviction Overturned

A New Chapter in Dancehall Star’s Legal Saga In a case that captured global attention and dominated headlines worldwide, , the Jamaican Dancehall star, saw his murder conviction overturned by Jamaica’s highest court in London on Thursday. However, contrary to the expectations of his loyal supporters, this doesn’t guarantee his immediate release. The Privy Council, […]

US Chocolatier Charged with Murder of Canadian Animation in Dominica Dispute

US Chocolatier Charged with Murder of Canadian Animation in Dominica Dispute

An American chocolatier and his alleged accomplice have been charged in Dominica with the murder of a Canadian animation innovator and eco-resort owner and his partner days after their bodies were found in a burned-out car. Jonathan Lehrer, 57, and Robert Snider appeared in magistrates court in Roseau, the capital, on last Wednesday to face […]

Suriname former president put on Interpol list

Suriname former president put on Interpol list

Three months have passed since the disappearance of former military strongman and ex-President Desi Bouterse, along with his trusted bodyguard, Iwan Dijksteel. Suriname’s authorities have now escalated the search for them by enlisting the help of Interpol, urging the public to provide any information leading to their arrest. Bouterse, aged 78, was due to commence […]

Trinidad Magistrate probes missing bags of dasheen in police custody

Trinidad Magistrate probes missing bags of dasheen in police custody

Trinidad police seized 70 bags of dasheen but produced only 30 in court In a striking declaration, Magistrate Margaret Alert of Trinidad expressed her profound dismay and outrage at the revelation that the quantity of agricultural produce confiscated by the police did not match what was available for return to its rightful owner. Magistrate Alert […]

Surinam launches inquiry into alleged government corruption scandal

Surinam launches inquiry into alleged government corruption scandal

Surinam’s Office of the Attorney General has initiated a preliminary inquiry into a potential corruption matter involving President Chandrikapersad Santokhi and two ministers, including Finance Minister Stanley Raghoebarsing. Allegations suggest that the government may have disbursed around US$7.5 million to Pan-American Real Estate, a local company, through falsified documents. The Public Prosecution Service clarified that […]

Crisis in Haiti worsens as 4,000 inmates escape jail

Crisis in Haiti worsens as 4,000 inmates escape jail

The Haitian government has announced a state of emergency and implemented a curfew following a surge in gang-driven violence over the weekend, resulting in the escape of thousands of prisoners during attacks on the nation’s two largest prisons. The immediate 72-hour state of emergency was declared as authorities aim to track down the assailants and […]

Darker Shade of Blue: A Black cop’s memoir with heart and humour

Darker Shade of Blue: A Black cop’s memoir with heart and humour

By Stephen Weir It usually doesn’t happen this way. A retired Black York Region police supervisor wakes up at 4 am from a sound sleep, goes upstairs to his office, and sits down to begin writing his autobiography. Fast forward a few years, Keith Merith, without introduction, an agent, or an editor, mails off his […]

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