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Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2023

...vacates post of Senate president as Electoral College gets set to vote for new head of state

Kangaloo resigns as Senate President
A new Senate President will be elected to the Senate this morning, after Christine Kangaloo resigned yesterday from the post, which she had held since 2015.

Food prices jump 13.80% in November
All items 8.01% higher year over year:

T&T records 12 new Covid deaths

Magistrate retroactively promoted to High Court as Master
LESS than a month after she filed a lawsuit against the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC) over allegedly being bypassed for promotion because of a disciplinary complaint, Sarah De Silva assumed duties as a Master of the High Court.

Pan Trinbago boss: Establish Tobago space to train musicians

$12B cocaine seizure at Port of Kingston
A reliable police source told the Jamaica Observer that the contraband, which was found concealed among the cargo of a vessel which arrived from Colombia on Friday, represents "one of the largest cocaine busts in Jamaica."

Will others follow Antigua's abolition of work permits?
There is no question that the two political parties in Antigua and Barbuda have now put the cat among the pigeons in Caricom. The decision of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) and the United Progressive Party (UPP) to liberalise the system by which Caricom nationals migrate to, and work in, Antigua and Barbuda, raises questions about how far other members of the Caribbean Community are prepared to go to realise the purposes of the Caricom Treaty.

Gadsby-Dolly resigns as PNM vice-chairman

Members: Rahaman a ‘one-man' show
More controversy surrounds pharmacy industry...

Man almost loses hand after contact with African Snail
"I feel they should have their county workers with their gloves and their boots and thing to pick it up. People have to be careful because look at what happened to my husband. This is serious business because all you seeing is catch it for five dollars and making people look like sprangers for five dollars. My husband don't want no five dollars."

Cops kill 2 scammers in Barataria shootout
The sting operation was carried out following more than 20 reports of robberies within the last three months, where all the victims reportedly made transactions online via Facebook Marketplace.

One officer explained that the majority of incidents centred around advertisements for vehicle sales which saw the suspects posing as sellers. However, when the intended buyers arrived at specific venues to purchase the vehicle, the suspects would then attempt to rob them.

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