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  • Experts warn of possible imminent eruption of Kick’em Jenny volcano

    07/23/2015 4:06:42 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    he Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies has issued an orange alert for the underwater volcano Kick’em Jenny, after strong and sustained signals were recorded in the early hours of this morning suggesting than an eruption could occur with less than 24-hours notice. Instruments monitoring the volcano, located 8km north of Grenada (12.3000° N, 61.6400° W), recorded strong, continuous activity between 1:25 a.m. and Grenada, as well as St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago are particularly on alert. “Signs of elevated seismicity began on July 11 and continue to present....
  • Trinidad Group Denies Link to New York Bomb Plot

    06/10/2007 1:24:18 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies · 471+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 10, 2007 | MARC LACEY
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, June 9 — One senior member of this island’s most hard-line Islamic group said he loves American television and hopes to send his son off to university in the States. Another said that when he is not praying or preaching, he plays in a steel drum band. Denying that their group, Jamaat al Muslimeen, was tied to any plot to bomb a New York City airport, members this week portrayed themselves as both Islamists and islanders, devoted to God but also part of the multicultural mix that defines the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago.Even as...
  • Friends say JFK suspects not terrorists

    06/09/2007 11:14:24 AM PDT · by ricks_place · 47 replies · 1,318+ views
    Caribbean Net News ^ | 6/9/07 | UPI
    NEW YORK, USA (UPI): Relatives and friends said the four men arrested in an alleged plot to bomb jet fuel tanks at Kennedy International Airport in New York were wrongly accused. "The man is no extremist," Rudy Thorne, a lifelong friend of Abdel Nur in Guyana told the Friday's Miami Herald. Another suspect, Kareem Ibrahim, told a friend in Trinidad that his Shiite branch of Islam meant peace, not overthrowing governments, Wendell Eversley, the friend, told the newspaper. The Herald said the four suspects -- Nur, Ibrahim, Abdul Kadir, and Russell Defreitas -- are black converts to Islam and three...
  • Daughter Of JFK Terror Plot Suspect Freed On $50

    06/17/2007 2:56:45 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 13 replies · 496+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 17 JUNE 2007 | AP/CBS
    Saudia Kadir Was Arrested On An Unrelated Weapons Possession Charge (CBS/AP) GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The daughter of a man accused of plotting to blow up John F. Kennedy International Airport fuel lines is free on U.S. $50 bond following her unrelated detention on suspicion of weapons possession. Sauda Kadir told The Associated Press early Sunday that police detained her after they saw photos taken last Christmas showing family members posing with toy guns. Kadir, 31, said she did not know how police obtained the pictures and declined further comment. She was ordered to appear Tuesday at police headquarters for further...
  • Caribbean, South American Countries Close Borders to Combat Ebola

    10/18/2014 2:06:09 PM PDT · by EBH · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/17/2014 | Jordan Schachtel
    Colombia, Jamaica, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago have all announced travel bans as Ebola concerns grow. Colombian authorities announced that anyone entering their country from Ebola-stricken countries will face heavy scrutiny. Colombia’s National Health Institutes have said they developed a questionnaire to determine who should be under suspicion of potentially having contact with Ebola. Colombian newspapers have reported that some have already been detained due to the newly instituted executive actions. Fernando Ruiz, Colombia’s vice minister of health, said of the reports, “The cases are not suspicious. They are simply people who have traveled to places where Ebola is present....
  • Rumours of Attempted T&T Coup 'Stemmed From Prank Phone Call'

    05/17/2014 3:34:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Jamaica Observer ^ | Saturday, May 17, 2014
    There can be no repeat of the 1990 attempted coup or anything “remotely close” to it once National Security Minister Gary Griffith is in charge. This minister said so as he dispelled rumours that a coup was set to take place yesterday (Thursday). Griffith said the rumours, which caused widespread panic throughout the country yesterday, stemmed from a prank phone call. He said the identity of the prank caller is being investigated. He called on citizens to me more “mature” and not fall prey to “rumours, propaganda, hearsay and sensationalism”. Griffith was speaking to members of the media following a...
  • Woman Arrested at Toronto Airport Had 10,000 Diamonds Hidden in Body

    02/24/2014 2:50:14 AM PST · by Cindy · 82 replies
    THE GLOBE AND MAIL ^ | February 21, 2013 | by Tu Thanh Ha
    SNIPPET: "The arrest of a woman accused of hiding more than 10,000 diamonds inside her body when she landed at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport comes amid warnings that Canada is one of the countries where illicit diamonds have been used for money laundering." SNIPPET: "The woman had landed at Pearson on a Feb. 3 flight from Trinidad and Tobago, when she came to the attention of a Canada Border Services Agency officer, according to CBSA spokeswoman Vanessa Barrasa. The RCMP said the woman was found to have carried 10,202 stones inside her. The 1,500 carats (about 300 grams) of rough...
  • Experts: Iran Exerting Troubling Influence in Latin America

    02/21/2014 12:20:10 AM PST · by Cindy · 21 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | February 4, 2014 | by Daniel Wiser
    Snippet: "Iran and its terrorist proxy groups’ influence in Latin America remains a troubling security threat to the region and world, experts said at a congressional hearing on Tuesday."
  • Goodbye to my American dream: As a black, I'm tired of loving a country that can't love me back

    08/02/2013 9:12:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 243 replies
    Salon ^ | July 16, 2013 | Tiffanie Drayton
    A photo of the author On the day of college graduation, I told my friends and family the news: I was leaving the country I had lived in since childhood. “I just need a change,” I told them, but they knew there was more. Was it some romance gone awry, they wondered? Some impulsive response to a broken heart? And I was running from heartbreak. My relationship with the United States of America is the most tumultuous relationship I have ever had, and it ended with the heart-rending realization that a country I loved and believed in did not love...
  • Iran Spy Network 30,000 Strong

    01/03/2013 3:07:06 AM PST · by Cindy · 18 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | January 3, 2013 4:59 am | Bill Gertz
    "IRAN SPY NETWORK 30,000 STRONG Pentagon report: Iranian intelligence linked to spying, terror attacks" SNIPPET: "Iran’s intelligence service includes 30,000 people who are engaged in covert and clandestine activities that range from spying to stealing technology to terrorist bombings and assassination, according to a Pentagon report." SNIPPET: "“MOIS provides financial, material, technological, or other support services to Hamas, Hezbollah, and al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), all designated terrorist organizations under U.S. Executive Order 13224,” the report said. The spy service operates in all areas where Iran has interests, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Central Asia, Africa, Austria, Azerbaijan, Croatia, France,...
  • Iran 'in Latin America Terror Plot' - Argentina Prosecutor

    05/30/2013 2:21:47 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies - News ^ | 29 May 2013 Last updated at 18:31 ET | n/a
    SNIPPET: "An Argentine prosecutor has accused Iran of trying to infiltrate countries in Latin America to sponsor and carry out "terrorist activities". Alberto Nisman said Iran was attempting to set up intelligence-gathering stations in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and other countries in the region. Mr Nisman is investigating a bomb attack that killed 85 people in a Jewish centre in Buenos Aires in 1994." SNIPPET: ""I legally accuse Iran of infiltrating several South American countries to install intelligence stations - in other words espionage bases - destined to commit, encourage and sponsor terror attacks like the one that took place against...
  • Intruder killed while trying to rob pharmacist(Trinidad)

    01/26/2012 1:24:19 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 25 January, 2012 | Susan Mohammed
    AN INTRUDER was shot and killed when he attempted to rob a pharmacist at his home in Chaguanas on Monday night. The dead man, who was not yet identified up to late yesterday, was shot once in his chest and died in the yard of the home of the man he came to rob. The shooting happened at around 2.45 a.m. at the home of Ravi Sobie, 35, at Edinburgh Village. Other relatives were asleep in the house at the time, police said. Sobie told police he too was asleep when he was awakened by a noise in his bedroom....
  • 'We will live free or you will die': Meet the gun-loving, God-fearing family who shun modern life

    11/17/2011 8:11:47 AM PST · by NakedRampage · 29 replies ^ | 16 Nov. 2011 | DailyMail Reporter
    They are the gun-toting, scripture-spouting, government-hating Texan family who warn anyone daring enough to approach the fencing around their home: 'We fear no man. We believe in an eye for an eye and a bullet for a bullet.' Led by grandfather John Joe Gray, the tribe of a dozen or so men, women and children have been waging a war against both local sheriffs and federal agencies for an incredible 11 years. Welcome to America's longest-running police standoff. It shows no signs of ending. SNIP They grow their own food and live in a shack and trailer – always wearing...
  • Carroll an Inspiration (Florida's new Lt. Governor)

    11/03/2010 11:03:26 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Last Modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 11:49 p.m. LAKELAND | Jennifer Carroll has the distinction of being the first black female Republican elected to the state legislature. She made history again Wednesday when she became the state's first black lieutenant governor. Florida's new governor, Rick Scott, called Carroll, 51, a "history-maker and a barrier-breaker" when he announced her as his running mate in September. And while Adrienne Frazier, a teacher at Southwest Middle School in Lakeland, is a Democrat, she agrees that Carroll is an inspiration. "As a black woman, it makes me confident to see someone who is...
  • Drug Dealer Becomes Hero For Exposing Terror Plot

    06/03/2007 4:49:17 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 17 replies · 1,034+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 03 JUNE 2007 | AP
    (CBS/AP) NEW YORK -- The question was simple: “Would you like to die as a martyr?” The putative terrorist unhesitatingly replied yes—there was no greater way to die in Islam. The right answer put the man in the midst of a terrorist plot conceived as more devastating than the 9/11 attacks. He was soon making surveillance trips around John F. Kennedy International Airport—the “chicken farm,” as the planners dubbed their target -- and visiting the Trinidad compound of a radical Muslim group. On Saturday, the insider—a twice-convicted drug dealer—was revealed as a government informant whose surreptitious work undermined a plot...
  • Abdul Kadir Arrested in JFK Plot (Guyana news source)

    06/03/2007 4:09:32 PM PDT · by Shermy · 33 replies · 2,150+ views
    Starbroek News, Guyana ^ | June 3, 2007 | Heppilena Ferguson
    Four men including former PNCR Member of Parliament Abdul Kadir were yesterday charged by United States law enforcement officials with allegedly conspiring to blow up the John F Kennedy International airport as well as tanks storing aviation fuel and underground fuel pipelines. Those charged with Kadir are former JFK worker Russell Defreitas, a Guyanese-born US citizen; Kareem Ibrahim, an imam from Trinidad; and Guyanese Abdel Nur. Kadir and Ibrahim were arrested in Trinidad, while Defreitas was held in New York. Up to press time, however, Nur had not been apprehended and was thought to be still at large in Trinidad....
  • Former US official sentenced to life in prison for espionage

    07/16/2010 2:52:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 1+ views
    monsters and critics ^ | 7/16/10 | Deutsche Presse-Agentur, by Staff
    Washington - A former US State Department official has been sentenced to life in prison for spying, while his wife was ordered to spend nearly seven years behind bars for helping to pass highly classified information to Cuba, the Justice Department said Friday. Walter Kendall Myers, 73, and wife Gwendolyn, 71, pleaded guilty in November to espionage charges and acting as agents for the Cuban government. Myers had also admitted to passing top secret information in a conversation with an undercover FBI agent, the Justice Department said.
  • Trinidad’s Troubling Islamist Yasin Abu Bakr

    07/03/2010 9:59:09 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 14 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Monitor ^ | 6/30/2010 | Chris Zambelis
    The twin-island Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago would seem to be the last place to raise alarm bells over the threat of radical Islam. Trinidad was briefly catapulted into the spotlight in June 2007 when reports surfaced that one of the suspects linked to an alleged plot to attack New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport was a Trinidadian national and that the suspects reached out to Yasin Abu Bakr, the leader of Jamaat al-Muslimeen (JAM, Association of Muslims), for assistance in executing their plan. JAM is an enigmatic Trinidadian Muslim militant group that is implicated in violence,...
  • Trinidad and Tobago voted for change, not for gender

    05/26/2010 3:33:17 PM PDT · by UAConservative · 3 replies · 259+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | May 26, 2010 | Maxine Williams
    Trinidad and Tobago elected its first female prime minister on Monday. Kamla Persad-Bissessar took a multiparty coalition to victory over the People's National Movement (PNM) and its leader, Patrick Manning, who had been in power for 13 of the last 17 years. During this campaign, Persad-Bissessar's gender was used by the opposition to appeal to deepseated but, hopefully, bygone fears. Manning repeatedly painted Persad-Bissessar as a pawn in the hands of strong and dangerous men and suggested that "the lady" was not strong enough to rule. Persad-Bissessar, by contrast, bravely appeared on her campaign platforms to the tune of Helen...
  • Ahmadinejad and JFK

    06/05/2007 4:42:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 699+ views
    New York Sun ^ | June 5, 2007 | Staff Editorial
    The thing that caught our eye in the plot to blow up John F. Kennedy International Airport and its oil lines concerns a detail in respect of the arrest of one of the key Guyanese suspects. It was the fact that the former member of the Guyanese legislature who was fingered in the plot, Abdul Kadir, was arrested in Trinidad on his way to Caracas, Venezuela. According to Mr. Kadir's wife, who was quoted in the Guyanese press, he was there to pick up an Iranian visa that would enable him to attend an Islamic conference in Tehran. No doubt...
  • Obama Czar Has Socialist Ties

    01/13/2009 12:13:30 PM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 15 replies · 1,290+ views
    Fox News ^ | Jan 12 2009 | Brit Hume
    Incoming Global Warming Czar Carol Browner was — until last week — listed as one of 14 leaders of a socialist group that advocates what's called "global governance" and says rich countries must shrink their economies to address climate change. The Washington Times reports Browner's name and biography were listed on the Web page for Socialist International . Mr. Obama's transition team says Browner's membership in the organization is not a problem and that it brings experience in policymaking to her new role. But House Minority Leader John Boehner’s spokeswoman Antonia Ferrier asks, “Does she agree with the group's positions...
  • Former State Department Official and Wife Arrested for Serving as Illegal Agents of Cuba...

    06/05/2009 4:00:39 PM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies · 1,260+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Former State Department Official and Wife Arrested for Serving as Illegal Agents of Cuba for Nearly 30 Years Couple Allegedly Conspired to Provide Classified Information to Cuban Government A former State Department official and his wife have been arrested on charges of serving as illegal agents of the Cuban government for nearly 30 years and conspiring to provide classified U.S. information to the Cuban government. The arrests were announced today by David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; Channing D. Phillips, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia; Joseph Persichini, Jr.,...
  • Obama Weakly Explains U.S. Boycott of Durban II

    04/20/2009 12:13:30 PM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies · 390+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Monday, April 20, 2009 | Ted Belman
    Obama said in Trinidad, after attending the Summit of the Americas, that the language of the draft declaration prepared for the conference “raised a whole set of objectionable provisions” and raised the risk of a repeat of the 2001 Durban Conference, “which became a session through which folks expressed antagonism toward Israel in ways that were often times completely hypocritical and counterproductive.” “We expressed in the run-up to this conference our concerns that if you adopted all of the language from 2001, that’s not something we can sign up for. Our participation would have involved putting our imprimatur on something...
  • Obama's Caribbean Statements are Beyond Satire

    04/19/2009 7:24:30 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 13 replies · 908+ views
    The Lid ^ | 4/19/09 | The Lid
    Sometimes a politician says something so ridiculous that you think its something out of a satire. But I assure you that everything below actually did come out of the mouth of the President of the United States. Defending his brand of world politics, President Barack Obama said Sunday that he is "strengthening our hand" by reaching out to enemies of the United States and making sure that the nation is a leader, not a lecturer, of democracy. Obama's foreign doctrine emerged across his four-day trip to Latin America, his first extended venture to a region of the world where resentment...
  • Obama and Chavez to meet in Trinidad in April

    02/01/2009 8:21:27 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 16 replies · 1,032+ views ^ | 02/02/09 | Oscar Ramjeet
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: United States President, Barack Obama will have a face-to-face meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez in April in Port of Spain, when the two leaders will be among three dozen heads of government and state at the three day Summit of the Americas.
  • Eric Holder, Clinton, Wright's BL "church" and the pardons of the PR Marxist terror group FALN

    01/15/2009 6:56:58 AM PST · by ETL · 11 replies · 1,739+ views
    various sources | various authors
    Re: Eric Holder, Obama's pick for Attorney General! From David Horowitz's ERIC HOLDER (note that this is just an excerpt on one issue. The linked piece addresses all of Holder's record) Holder and the Pardon of FALN Terrorists: Holder was also intimately involved in President Clinton's August 11, 1999 pardon of 16 members of the FALN, acronym for the Armed Forces of National Liberation—a violent terrorist organization (as designated by the FBI) that was active in the U.S. from the mid-1970s through the early 1980s. The FALN was a Marxist-Leninist group whose overriding mission was to secure Puerto Rico's...
  • Threat Matrix: October 2008

    10/06/2008 7:27:37 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 756 replies · 17,403+ views
    FBI Warns of Potential Terror Attacks The FBI and Department of Homeland Security today issued an analytical "note" to U.S. law-enforcement officials cautioning that al-Qaida terrorists have in the past expressed interest in attacking public buildings using a dozen suicide bombers each carrying 20 kilograms of explosives. Authors with the U.S. Office of Intelligence and Analysis added that they have "no credible or specific information that terrorists are planning operations against public buildings in the United States." The FBI and DHS analysts said they were releasing the note because "it is important for local authorities and building owners and...
  • Russian, Delta Jets Nearly Collide Over Caribbean

    08/29/2008 4:25:55 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 22 replies · 371+ views
    Russian, Delta Jets Nearly Collide Over Caribbean WASHINGTON (AP) ― Federal authorities say two airliners were a minute away from colliding when they turned away from each other over the Caribbean this week. The National Transportation Safety Board says the Delta Air Lines flight and a Russian-registered passenger jet were heading toward each other north of Puerto Rico on Thursday when cockpit alarms went off. In a statement Friday, the NTSB says the pilot of the Russian plane -- a Transaero Boeing 737 -- descended 200 to 300 feet to avoid Delta Flight 485. The planes were 33,000 feet over...
  • Five illegal immigrants admit to conspiracy over green cards

    01/05/2008 10:35:06 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 78+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 5, 2008
    Five illegal immigrants pleaded guilty to conspiracy to fraudulently obtain immigration documents, commonly known as green cards, in Houston federal court. Steavan Boxie, a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, and Rajesh Kumar Ratilal Chauhan, Dipak Kumar Patel, Kamlesh Kumar Nana and Hitesh Patel, all of India, were arrested in September as a part of an 11-month sting operation. The five contacted Immigration and Customs Enforcement undercover agents who they believed to be corrupt and offered about $15,000 per set of documents. Several payments were made at ICE offices in north Houston. The defendants each face up to five years imprisonment...
  • Commentary: Caribbean terrorists: too broke and stupid to blow up JFK Airport?

    06/08/2007 2:57:30 PM PDT · by syriacus · 3 replies · 502+ views
    Caribbean Net News ^ | June 8, 2007 | Anthony L. Hall
    I have been only mildly irritated by reports on the alleged plot to blow up JFK Airport which suggest that the unusual suspects in this case were simply too broke and stupid to pull it off. But I’ve been positively incensed by the fact that some of those reports were written by Caribbean natives who posited this condescending notion in a misguided attempt to express the shame and mitigate the guilt they presume we all feel. The Caribbean-American community in New York is understandably upset, embarrassed and miffed over the weekend revelations that four immigrants from the Caribbean, one of...
  • Source: JFK plot could reach farther

    06/08/2007 2:32:18 PM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 13 replies · 773+ views
    Yahoo ^ | May 8, 2007 | PAT MILTON
    The investigation into the thwarted plot to bomb John F. Kennedy International Airport is widening beyond the four men in custody, with more suspects sought outside the U.S. for their suspected roles, a law enforcement official said Friday. The defendants identified last weekend were "just a piece of it," the official told The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because of not being authorized to speak publicly. "We are definitely seeking more players. We are targeting others overseas." The official declined to provide details about the possible suspects, or in what countries they are being sought. Law enforcement officials,...
  • Fourth Suspect in Alleged Terror Plot Surrenders (in Trinidad)

    06/05/2007 10:05:39 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 23 replies · 1,995+ views
    WABC ^ | 6/5/2007 | n/a
    Trinidadian police tell The Associated Press that Abdel Nur, a Guyanese suspect in an alleged plot to attack New York's John F. Kennedy Airport, has surrendered. The news comes a day after surveillance video was released of one of the suspects in the terror plot targeting the airport, taken just minutes before his arrest. In the video, the accused mastermind of the terror plot is seen leaving a diner shortly before his arrest. Eyewitness News reporter Jeff Rossen takes a closer look. In the diner surveillance tape, obtained by Eyewitness News, you can see the alleged ring leader and a...
  • Threat Matrix: June 2007

    06/01/2007 7:57:59 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,578 replies · 18,999+ views
    British Intelligence: Al-Qaida Expanding -Full Story- British intelligence officials said they believe that al-Qaida has a secure base in Pakistan's Waziristan region and is planning terrorist operations.The group is reaching out to Muslims in North Africa, The Telegraph reported. Last year, the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat, an Algerian terrorist group, merged itself into al-Qaida, a move announced by Osama bin Laden's chief lieutenant, Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a tape promising action against the "apostates" in the Algerian government and "the treacherous sons of France."Al-Qaida is also believed to be planning expansion into Lebanon and Syria, the newspaper report...
  • Chavez's "PetroCaribe Plan" - Discounted Oil in Exchange for Embracing Socialism

    06/02/2007 11:27:29 AM PDT · by rjp2005 · 9 replies · 394+ views
    Council on Hemispheric Affairs ^ | Jan 31st 2006 | Kaia Lai
    "Under the agreement, Venezuela will cover shipping costs, aid in the development of distribution infrastructure and storage sites, contribute to the formation of state-controlled facilities, and provide fuel-efficient systems in member countries. The one catch is PetroCaribe will only deal with a state controlled entity, meaning that the PetroCaribe agreement is based on eliminating all intermediaries. “We’re not talking about discounts…We’re talking about financial facilities, direct deliveries of products, [and] infrastructure,” said Energy and Petroleum Minister and President of PDVSA, Rafael Ramírez; the goal is to cut down on unnecessary, middlemen costs......"
  • Trinidad and Tobago Sign Energy Deal with Venezeula

    06/02/2007 11:09:25 AM PDT · by rjp2005 · 3 replies · 521+ views ^ | May 21, 2007 | Chris Carlson
    "Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Patrick Manning met in Caracas yesterday to sign an energy agreement between the two oil producing countries. Despite previous conflicts regarding regional energy agreements, the two nations took a historical step forward in terms of economic integration, agreeing to unify the oil and gas reserves found along their maritime border...."
  • Threat Matrix: January 2007

    01/02/2007 7:23:18 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,969 replies · 22,816+ views
    Fighting Jihad: Strategic Thinking Needed -Full Story- The United States of America has some of the smartest leaders in government, military, and business in the world. Yet the American government has failed to collectively use this formidable brain-power 5+ years after the attack by Jihadists on the American homeland to develop a truly strategic plan to fight the global threat of Jihad and Islamist extremism. In one of the most complex wars in American history, rather than starting with holistic, big-picture thinking towards the challenges and prioritizing resources and actions accordingly, America has spent much of the past five...
  • BLOODSHED, 15 injured in Frederick Street blast(Trinidad)Graphic pic warning

    07/12/2005 6:48:01 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 4 replies · 763+ views
    Trinidad Express ^ | 07/12/05 | Ucill Cambridge
    **WARNING** Graphic pic of the injured. THE Capital city was convulsed after what military investigators confirmed was a bomb exploded in a garbage bin yesterday in front of Maraj Jewellers at the corner of Frederick and Queen Streets, Port of Spain. The incident is not being viewed as a terrorist act but the city was under lockdown following the event and all of last night. But business is expected to resume as usual today. Fifteen persons were injured when, just after 2 p.m., the device which had been placed in a wrought iron bin outside of the store tore through...
  • Trinidad police detain Israeli; may be linked to bombings

    11/06/2005 4:48:24 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 7 replies · 665+ views ^ | 06/11/2005 | Associated Press and Haaretz Service
    Trinidadian authorities have detained an Israeli national found living in a remote mountainous area east of the capital, police said, declining to state if he was being questioned in connection with a recent spate of bombings in the Caribbean island nation. A string of bombings, the latest one occuring last Thursday, have rocked the capital of Port-of-Spain. The bombings have injured 28 people. Authorities identified the detained man as Dahtang Mik Agarunov, 26. They said he was found living in a wooden shack in Arouca, about 10 miles east of Port-of-Spain. Agarunov was detained on Friday and questioned by Interpol,...
  • FBI hot – then cold – on trail of 2nd-generation al-Qaida operative (Shukrijumah)

    09/04/2006 9:50:37 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 12 replies · 536+ views
    JournalGazette/LATimes ^ | 9-4-06 | Josh Meyer
    CHARLIEVILLE, Trinidad and Tobago – Five years ago, as 19 al-Qaida operatives in the United States put the finishing touches on what would become the Sept. 11 attacks, a frail, asthmatic computer engineer from South Florida paid a visit to this tiny Muslim enclave where he’d lived as a boy. Adnan Gulshair Muhammad el Shukrijumah, then 25, kept a low profile over the course of the week. He hung out with a small circle of devout older men who were leaders of the local Islamic community. They prayed in mosques, went fishing and enjoyed long walks and leisurely dinners, recalled...
  • The Terrorists Among Us

    08/20/2006 2:06:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 1,078+ views
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2006 | Theodore Dalrymple
    While I was on a visit to Toronto recently, police arrested 17 men, the oldest of them 43 but most much younger, on charges of plotting a terrorist attack. They wished, apparently, to blow up the parliament in Ottawa and publicly behead the prime minister. Cops caught them in the process of buying three times as much material for explosives as Timothy McVeigh used in the Oklahoma City bombing. Reporting the arrests, the New York Times called the men “South Asians”—though one of them was an Egyptian, two were Somali, and most had been born in Canada—thus concealing by an...
  • 2006 SOCCER WORLD CUP - Day 7 Thread - Green light for Rooney

    06/15/2006 5:42:49 AM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 293 replies · 4,527+ views ^ | 6-15-06 |
    Starting off the day will be Real Salt Lake's Douglas Sequeira and his Costa Rican teammates, who play Ecuador at 8:55 a.m. ET in Hamburg (ESPN2). The ticos showed pluck in their Group A opener against Germany on Friday, making a game of it by scoring twice against the hosts before falling 4-2. The Central Americans will need to have more players get involved in the attack against Ecuador, as Paulo Wanchope provided their only offense. The Ecuadorians got a huge weight off their shoulders by downing Poland 2-0 in their group play opener Friday. Previously, the side had been...
  • Caribs fight to cling to roots

    04/03/2006 2:56:48 PM PDT · by twippo · 7 replies · 392+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | April 2, 2006 | Doreen Hemlock
    Arima · Seated at a table under a traditional Carib Indian thatch roof, cousins Jason Calderon and Rosa Bharath are busy hot-gluing sequins on decorations for Carnival, listening to pop music on the radio while clad in the latest teen fashions: hip T-shirts, knockoff adidas shoes and earrings that look like diamonds.
  • Trinidad and Tobago: A Nation of Two Islands

    04/03/2006 11:08:29 AM PDT · by Alice Linsley · 3 replies · 406+ views
    April 3, 2006 | Ansil Williams
    Trinidad and Tobago: A Nation of Two Islands Ansil Williams “You’re from where?” That’s a question I often hear as an international student. My name is Ansil Williams. I am a senior cadet at Millersburg Military Institute in Kentucky, but I come originally from Trinidad and Tobago, two small islands in the Caribbean. These islands comprise the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad and Tobago won independence from Great Britain in 1962. The islands had been under Dutch, French and Spanish rule before they came under Great Britain. My country’s flag has a rectangle shape and appears with three colors:...
  • Violence brings crackdown on Muslim group

    03/06/2006 6:18:25 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 12 replies · 854+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 3/6/2006 | JOE MOZINGO
    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -A radical Muslim group in Trinidad that staged an attempted coup in 1990 is under fire from the government for allegedly inciting violence. Fifteen years ago, a radical Muslim group firebombed the police headquarters here, hijacked the nation's only television station and held Parliament hostage for six days. The failed coup by Jamaat Al-Muslimeen -- the only Islamic revolt in the Western Hemisphere -- left 24 dead and the prime minister with a gunshot wound in his leg. The attackers were given amnesty two years later, and the group and its charismatic leader, Yasin Abu Bakr, have since...
  • Trinidad cops arrest man who drove close to presidential convoy

    01/02/2006 6:49:56 PM PST · by Tyche · 1 replies · 268+ views
    The Jamaica Observer ^ | 01/02/2006 | AP
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) - Police fired warning shots at a man who drove too close to the president's convoy, authorities said yesterday. Nelvin Lion Moore, 35, swerved near a convoy Thursday escorting President George Maxwell Richards to his private residence in St Joseph, a suburb of the capital. "The police took action against a driver that interfered with the president's police escort. In spite of the warning he failed to move and the police fired some shots," said Oswyn Allard, deputy police commissioner. Moore has pleaded innocent to charges of using obscene language, driving under the influence of...
  • 'Patriot' gains U.S. citizenship in Iraq

    12/30/2005 5:03:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 611+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 30, 2005 | Cpl. Micah Snead
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Dec. 30, 2005) -- On Sept. 11, 2001, a young Trinidad native who relocated to New York with his family three years earlier was sitting in a U.S. Military Entrance Processing Station, waiting to take his first steps toward his future as a Marine. The terrorist attacks that day delayed his trip to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., but steeled his resolve to become a Marine. "It was like watching something from a movie," said Sgt. Andre G. Joseph, a personnel administration chief with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26. "I was upset about it, especially...
  • (Islamic Jihad in the Caribbeans) Trinidad police arrest two members of Islamic group

    12/27/2005 8:49:14 PM PST · by Actuality · 4 replies · 556+ views
    Trinidad police arrest two members of Islamic group after bomb found ... Trinidad also has experienced a rash of bombings this year: four bombs were detonated in Port of Spain and St James, on the capital outskirts, between July and October, injuring about 25 people. Police haven't charged anyone in those bombings and haven't said they believe Jamaat al Muslimeen was involved.
  • Caribbean: Islamic radicalism on the rise?

    11/22/2005 3:03:44 PM PST · by Alex Marko · 3 replies · 579+ views
    Caribbean: Islamic radicalism on the rise? POLICE used an excavator to dig up the floor of an office adjoining a mosque near Port of Spain, Trinidad's capital, in a search for weapons. The dig was fruitless, but elsewhere in the mosque complex they found a gun, a grenade and ammunition. On November 11th they charged the mosque's imam, Yasin Abu Bakr, with firearms offences. He already faced charges of sedition and a retrial for conspiracy to murder. Six other mosques were raided, though nothing more was found. Rather than Islamic terrorism, Trinidad would seem to be facing a simple crime...
  • Trinidadian police arrest Islamic leader

    11/10/2005 9:45:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 716+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/10/05 | AP
    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - Trinidadian police have arrested an Islamic leader, whose group stormed Parliament 15 years ago and took the prime minister and his Cabinet hostage. Yasin Abu Bakr, 64, leader of Jamaat al-Muslimeen, was arrested Monday and charged on Wednesday with sedition and violent incitement. On Thursday, police forced their way into his compound, detaining as many as 11 people, before releasing most of them, authorities said. The police razed the compound. Abu Bakr last week called for war against all rich Muslims who refuse to pay zakaat, an Islamic tithe used to alleviate poverty. In 1990, Abu Bakr's...
  • Explosion Outside Popular Nightclub in Trinidad's Capital Wounds Six

    10/15/2005 12:16:03 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 14 replies · 591+ views
    AP ^ | Oct 14, 2005 | Kerry-Ann Hamilton
    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) - An explosion wounded at least six people outside of a popular nightclub in Trinidad's capital on Friday, police said. Five people were rushed to a nearby hospital, while a sixth person with cuts and burns on both arms, was treated at the scene. One of the wounded was in serious condition, police said. The explosion happened at 7:05 p.m. on a sidewalk outside of a popular club in the St. James section of the city, where the main streets are lined with bars and clubs. Police cordoned off the scene of the explosion after hundreds of...