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T&T national held plotting ISIS-type US attack, US news agency reports

A report by one US news agency is claiming that a man held in Maryland plotting to carry out an ISIS-type attack, is from "Trinidad".

According to reports, the Maryland man is accused of plotting to drive a stolen U-Haul truck into crowds at National Harbor in an ISIS-inspired attack.

FOX 5 has reported that Rondell Henry, 28, of Germantown is a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Trinidad.

However, dozens of other media reports that also reported on the matter, have not made that link.

PM: No Venezuelan refugee camp here

Trinidad and To­ba­go will not open a refugee camp for Venezue­lans, Prime Min­is­ter Dr. Kei­th Row­ley said dur­ing the Peo­ple Na­tion­al Move­ment’s pub­lic meet­ing on Sat­ur­day evening.

“We have some Venezue­lans in Trinidad and To­ba­go, we em­brace them as eco­nom­ic mi­grants,” said Row­ley at the Five Rivers Sec­ondary school.

International: World's richest man settles $35 billion divorce

MacKenzie and Jeff Bezos said they have agreed terms for their recently announced divorce, with the soon-to-be ex-wife of the world’s wealthiest man set to sign away 75 percent of her Amazon stock to her husband.

She will hold on to the remaining 25 percent of the couple’s stock, which will give MacKenzie a four-percent stake in the world’s second-biggest corporation.

Based on Amazon’s current market value, her shares are worth nearly $35 billion.

T&T abstains in OAS vote encouraging humanitarian aid in Venezuela

Trinidad and Tobago has abstained from yet another vote taken by the Organisation of American States (OAS) related to Venezuela.

The Permanent Council of the OAS approved on Wednesday the resolution - "Humanitarian Assistance in Venezuela” - encouraging member states, permanent observers, and the competent international organizations “to continue providing support and implementing measures to address the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.”

T&T sees highest monthly oil export to US in 7 years

Trinidad and Tobago's oil exports to the United States, reached a notable but not-overly-significant seven-year high in December last year.

This is according to figures released by the US Energy Information Administration.

The data shows that in December 2018, this country's export of crude oil to the US was 1.127 million barrels, the most ever exported in one month, since November 2011.

It was also the highest December delivery to the US, since 2007.

The data does not explain the reason why that month, in particular, accounted for such a high volume.

St Lucia's PM defends meeting with Trump

St Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet Tuesday defended his decision to meet with United states President Donald Trump on the ongoing economic and political situation in Venezuela, saying, “At the end of the day I was elected by St Lucians to represent St Lucia.”

Chastanet, along with the Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica, his Bahamas counterpart, Dr Hubert Minnis and the President of Haiti, Jovenel Moise held a two-hour meeting with Trump at his private residence in Miami last Friday.

International: Trump tells Russia to get its troops out of Venezuela

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Russia to pull its troops from Venezuela and warned that "all options" were open to make that happen.

"Russia has to get out," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, where he met with Fabiana Rosales, the wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido.

Two Russian air force planes landed outside Caracas on Saturday carrying nearly 100 Russian troops.

The US government believes the troops include special forces and cybersecurity personnel.

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