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The Barbados Government has lifted the ban imposed last Tuesday on the importation of corned beef from Brazil, after tests revealed “no concerns about the safety” of the product in that country. Senior Veterinary Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture Dr Mark Trotman today sanctioned the resumption of the importation and sale of the canned meat, citing that there was no evidence of contaminated corned beef entering Barbados.

Jamaica’s Ministry of National Security has upgraded two cell phone jammers at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, formerly known as the (General Penitentiary), where convicted dancehall DJ, Vybz Kartel, is currently serving his life sentence. The move is in keeping with a bid by the ministry to strengthen security in the nation’s correctional facilities through a special Technology Task Force. The jammers are expected to block incoming and outgoing calls from the maximum security facility..

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A teenager who choked and slapped his female class prefect at a secondary school in Penal, Trinidad was lucky to have escaped her mother’s wrath. The angered woman chased the teenage boy who reportedly expressed no remorse for his actions and refused to go to the principal’s office. The offending teenager has been suspended for seven days.

And in sports…

Soccer superstar Lionel Messi has been banned by FIFA from Argentina’s next four World Cup qualifiers. The ban started with Tuesday’s game in Bolivia. Messi was banned for “having directed insulting words at an assistant referee” during a home qualifier against Chile on Thursday.

Here’s What’s trending

The attention of the Track and Field world are centered on Jamaica’s National Stadium as the 2017 edition of the Boys and Girls Championships got underway yesterday. The championships attract hosts of talent scouts and media from around the globe and is seen among track and field purists as one of the most watched athletics championships outside of the Olympics and World Championships.

For Tomorrow’s weather forecast

It will be mostly sunny in Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and Broward Counties with a high of 84 and a low of 63. For more on these and other stories, visit us online at caribbeannewsweekly.com. Make sure to pick up your copy of the Caribbean News Weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.