Police are investigating a Belmont man's fatal stabbing which occurred early on Thursday morning. Loop TT was informed that around 4:15 am, 30-year-old Atiba Hamlet was seated in a van parked along the roadway not too far from his home when he got into an argument with a female relative. The argument reportedly escalated into a physical altercation when he was stabbed. A 27-year-old woman surrendered to police following the incident. This story will be updated once more information becomes available. Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: Download the Loop News Caribbean app on Google Play Store:http://bit.ly/GetALoop Download the Loop News Caribbean app on the App Store:http://bit.ly/GetiLoop

A pillowcase containing stolen items was recovered by police after a robbery which took place on Tuesday June 19. According to a statement issued Thursday June 21 by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), the55-year-old San Juan victim said he was at home around 8:00 amon TuesdayJune 19when two men, one armed with a gun, entered and announced a robbery. The men robbed the victims of a quantity of cash, jewellery and a cellular phone, before escaping on foot. A report was made to police and an investigation launched into the incident. Police worked quickly and detained a 35-year-oldsuspect of Dinsley Gardens, Tacarigua around 9:30 pm on that same dayby officers of the Barataria CID. Officers recovered a pillowcase filled with the stolen items which the manallegedly had in his possession. More as this story is updated. Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: Download the Loop News Caribbean app on Google Play Store:http://bit.ly/GetALoop Download the Loop News Caribbean app on the App Store: http://bit.ly/GetiLoop


Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, the father of slain rapper XXXTentacion.

The father of slain Jamaican-American rapperXXXTentacion has spoken out publicly for the first time sincehis son's death earlier this week. In a video posted to social media Thursday,Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy said he will be mourning XXXTentacion's death for seven days beforecelebrating his son's life. "I will mourn my child from Monday to Monday, seven days, and after seven days, I will forever celebrate my child's life, all he accomplished (and) everything and everyone that he touched," Onfroy said. {"preview_thumbnail":"/sites/default/files/styles/video_embed_wysiwyg_preview/public/video_thumbnails/AOop2uNPN7c.jpg?itok=yFwJnTou","video_url":"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOop2uNPN7c","settings":{"responsive":1,"width":"854","height":"480","autoplay":0},"settings_summary":["Embedded Video (Responsive)."]} A 22-year-old suspect has been arrested and charged with XXXTentacion's murder days after the killing of the 20-year-old rising rap star (real name Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy), who was fatally shot in his luxury BMW electric car as he left an upscale motorcycle dealership in Florida on Monday. Dedrick Devonshay Williams of Pompano Beach was arrested shortly before 7 pmWednesday after a traffic stop, the Broward Sheriff's Office said a statement Thursday. Authorities said the rapper was ambushed by two suspects. They did not give a motive in announcing Williams' arrest but had previously said the shooting was an apparent robbery attempt. XXXTentacion After Williams' arrest, Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said homicide detectives also were seeking additional suspects. An arrest report said Williams was alone in the silver 2004 Honda and driving without a license when he was spotted by an officer in Pompano Beach. He was taken into custody on an active felony warrant. For the latest news, download our app athttp://bit.ly/GetALoopJMfor Android; and athttp://bit.ly/GetiLoopJMfor IoS.

The dates for next year's Pure Grenada Music Festival has been announced. The annual live music eventwhich has become a staple on the entertainment calendar for Grenadians and music lovers regionally and internationally will be held from May 3 to 5. In a release, the Festival's steering committee said it is especially pleased by the early announcement, citing it as progress on the part of the team to respond to this particular request by numerous patrons. The event will be the fourth of its kind, having recently concluded the third annual three-day event with much success.ThePure Grenada Music Festival2018, the committee says, provided a perfect combination of location, lineup and signature quality delivery. "On the edge of the picturesque St Georges harbour, the audience was treated to spectacular performances from international artistesMorgan Heritage,Chrisette Michele,Alison Hinds, The Caribbean Queen,Protoje,Jah9,Daley, andAdrian Stern.ThePure Grenada Music Festival2018 also provided an international platform for 15 quality Grenadian acts at varying levels of their career, namely:Luni SparkandElectrify,Josh Berkely,Sabrina Francis,A#keem,Zorina,Godson Brownewith Zamar band,Jonathan Francis,Thamara Songbird St Bernard,Black Iron,LION PAW MUSIC,Nekoyan Sydel Bain,Tammy Baldeo,Jasmine Shenelle MurrayandLoxton Mitchell," the festival organisers said. In addition to being a three-day musical experience, thePure Grenada Music Festivalis mandated to create viable avenues for artistic expression and development of musicians in Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.Over100Grenadian musicians, band members includedwere provided with the coveted opportunity to make their mark in the music industry. Additionally, a total of four workshops in the areas of live music and vocal recordings as well as voice control and were offered and supported by education partnerSt. George's University.The workshops were facilitated by experts in each respective field and well received by attendees.Notable improvements in the quality of music and delivery of performances by artistes have been attributed to these initiatives. Speaking on behalf of the steering committee, Chairman, Dieter Burkhalter, noted these positive incremental changes as the successes of which the committee is most proud. The steering committee also reported increased ticket sales overall, significantly on the purchase of festival passes as opposed to single ticket entries.This development reinforces the opinion that the festival community and appreciation for the event is growing. Separate surveys conducted by the Grenada Tourism Authority and the PGMF teamconfirmed a high visitor presence (41 percent) at the festival, which speaks to impact on Grenada’s tourism product and potential economic benefit to the nation. Other findings included a high level of appreciation for local offerings specifically culture (56.8 percent) and food (48.6 percent). Fifty-seven percent of patrons also confirmed their attendance to the next eventsupporting the often repeated expression that the festival must continue. When asked about challenges facing the event, Burkhalter said: "An event of this magnitude with the goals we have set will always have challenges.However, there are indicators which let us know we are getting it right such as continuous and new offers of support from sponsors; a thriving volunteer programme; and most importantly, the active engagement with an overwhelming appreciation from musicians for the platform, exposure and development opportunities provided by thePure Grenada Music FestivalandMusic and Beyond.” “The team is unwavering in its commitment tochampion the development of musical talent in Grenada, with the main objective being an opportunity for every talented Grenadian musician to achieve their fullest potential.ThePure Grenada Music Festivalunder the auspices ofMusic and Beyondwill continue to apply innovation in engaging stakeholders and incorporate feedback in ways that allow the festival experience to evolve positively.” Mark your calendars and stay connected to ThePure Grenada Music FestivalandMusic and Beyondvia websites: www.grenadamusicfestival.comandwww.musicandbeyond.org orFacebook-www.facebook.com/grenadamusicfestival orTwitter@GrenadaMusicFes orInstagram– grenadamusicfes.


Professional tennis player Serena Williams appears at an event to launch a national street art campaign with Allstate Foundation Purple Purse to make domestic violence and financial abuse visible, at TicTail Market on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Serena Williams says the conversation about stopping domestic abuse shouldn't just centre around women, but men as well. The tennis superstar says education about domestic abuse should start when men are young boys. "I think expanding the conversation to men and expanding the conversation to young boys, it's so important," she said in an interview on Wednesday. "This is a human rights issue. We should all be treated the same. We should be treated equal.With domestic abuse, it doesn't care what color you are, what background you're from," she continued. "It's important to get the message out there — to our young men, to our boys, to our daughters — to let that new generation, and let the generation now know that, let's stop this. Let's change this. Let's create a better us." The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion is the ambassador for the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse initiative, which aims to help stop domestic abuse and what it calls the financial abuse that can accompany such relationships. Williams says being the mother of an infant daughter makes the issue more important to her. "This could be something that my daughter could face and that's not cool," she said at a Purple Purse event. "I want her to know that she can always talk to me, and talk to other people. That maybe she doesn't have a voice, maybe she can't use her voice, but we can be her voice, we can support her in so many different ways," Williams said. Williams was pregnant with 1-year-old Olympia Ohanian when she won the Australian Open in January 2017. She returned to Grand Slam play last month at the French Open but had to withdraw after reaching the fourth round due to a pectoral chest injury. Williams says she anticipates being healthy for next month's Wimbledon tournament. "Oh that's a plan, absolutely, absolutely, and I've been working toward it," she said. She also spoke about her father, Richard Williams, and his upcoming induction into the American Tennis Association's Hall of Fame. Williams coached Serena and her fellow champion sister, Venus, from when they were children until they were winning titles as adults. "That's really wonderful and I know he is really excited about that and I am, too," she said. "I was just with him yesterday and we talked about it. It was great." Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: Download the Loop News Caribbean app on Google Play Store: http://bit.ly/GetALoop Download the Loop News Caribbean app on the App Store: http://bit.ly/GetiLoop

The world of work can be hard but it doesn’t necessarily have to be so. One of the easiest ways to shift this perception of work is to start looking for positions that perfectly match your experience. Trust us when we say that there is a job out there for you. Whether you are a student fresh out the school gate or just shy of the ten-years-worth of experience requirement, don’t lose faith. With islands like Trinidad, where there is always work to be found, where should you begin? The best starting point is your resume (to see our article on resume writing tips, click here). You’ll want to take stock of what you have listed in the details of your most recent accomplishments. Match Your Educational Background. When you review the “education” section; what were the core aspects of your degree programme? What was your grade point average? Or, when you review your job experience, what was the level of your previous title? Were you a junior or senior member of staff? This advice may seem reductive, but the practice re-enforces a key objective in any job hunt - relevant experience. Once you have ascertained what you’re actually qualified to do, you would be one step closer to aligning your search for interviews successfully. Pay Attention to Buzzwords. Next, you’ll want to look at the language of the job description advertised. Do they use words like “manage”, “lead”, “direct”? If you read buzzwords like these and you have only just completed an internship, this job may not be for you just yet. For sure you know this may be a mid to senior level position that requires you to have experience managing teams and driving department success. In consideration of someone with not as much experience, a job posting may call for someone who is “proactive” when completing tasks or “coordinates” efforts to assist managers because those recruiters want to hire someone positive and eager to learn while on the job. The descriptors of any role are always key to helping candidates understand what is important to the employer and should be taken seriously. Open a Caribbean Jobs Account. Signing up with CaribbeanJobs.com is absolutely FREE to job seekers. Simply visit the website (www.caribbeanjobs.com) and open an account. You would want to add the latest version of your CV and fill in all the fields under your profile. This ensures you are added to the database as an active job seeker so the system can start sending you jobs relevant to your experience and/or interests. Also, you’d want to ensure your profile is made “public”. By doing so, employers can search in the database and head-hunt you once you match what they’re looking for. How awesome is that? Sign Up For Job Alerts. To create an alert, simply select your industry and/or country of interest on CaribbeanJobs.com. This allows the system to send you frequent updates when jobs in your field/location become available. You can have as many job alerts as you wish, and you can also adjust the frequency in which you receive them – a very useful tool when looking for your dream job! These little things, when applied in earnest, can save you time and help you find the right job for you. Everyone’s dream job exists, it just takes a little time and a lot of hard work, so don’t quit. As the saying goes, every dog has its day, yours may just be a few years in the making! More Resume Writing Tips on CJ Website - https://www.caribbeanjobs.com/careeradvice/resume-advice Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: Download the Loop News Caribbean app on Google Play Store: http://bit.ly/GetALoop Download the Loop News Caribbean app on the App Store: http://bit.ly/GetiLoop


Croatia's Ivan Rakitic, left, scores his side's third goal during the group D match against Argentina at the 2018 football World Cup in Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Croatia won 3-0.

Who's in, who's out and possible scenarios at the World Cup: GROUP A Russia and Uruguay have clinched berths in the round of 16, and Egypt and Saudi Arabia have been eliminated. GROUP B Morocco havebeen eliminated, leaving Portugal and Spain (four points each) and Iran (three) to compete for two spots. Spain play Morocco on Monday, when Portugal meetIran. GROUP C France clinched advancement with a 1-0 win over Peru on Thursday and leadwith six points. Denmark aresecond with four after a 1-1 draw against Australia, which haveone point. Peru havebeen eliminated. Denmark playFrance on Tuesday, when Australia takeon Peru. GROUP D Croatia clinched a trip to the second round with a 3-0 shocker over Argentina on Thursday and topthe group with six points. Argentina haveone point after two matches and arein big trouble, especially if Iceland (one point) beatNigeria (no points) on Friday. Argentina playNigeria on Tuesday, when Croatia playIceland. If Iceland defeatNigeria, and an Iceland-Croatia draw on the group's final day would advance Iceland and knock out Argentina.

Brazil forward Neymar.

Neymar will not have to fear for his safety when Brazil take on Costa Rica in World Cup Group E on Friday, according to opposition head coach Oscar Ramirez. The Paris Saint-Germain superstar was fouled 10 times as Brazil drew their opener 1-1 against Switzerland, the most at a World Cup since Alan Shearer against Tunisia in 1998. A pre-tournament friendly against Austria brought similarly robust treatment for Neymar, who limped out of a training session earlier this week, with Selecao boss Tite admitting the 26-year-old has rushed ahead in his rehabilitation from a broken metatarsal sustained at the end of February. There was no shortage of tough tackling on display as Costa Rica lost 1-0 to Serbia in their first group outing, but Ramirez told a pre-match news conference at St Petersburg's Krestovsky Stadium his players will not resort to illegality with their place at Russia 2018 on the line. "Neymar is a very skilled player and it is true we have seen how people have tried to stop him a little aggressively," he said. "We have our own strategy and we'll see what happens. We'll see – maybe we'll cover him with two men – we'll see. But, of course, we do not want to see any unfair attacks against him. "My players know what to do." Of greater concern to Costa Rica supporters this week were reports of a breakdown in relations among factions of their squad, most notably between Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas and other senior players. Ramirez took the opportunity to strongly dismiss the allegations when they were brought up. "In this case, certain information has been published. Supposedly it comes from inside the team but I wouldn't say so," he said. "It's true that some players are closer to some than others but there are no different groups. There are no problems within the team and I have not had to intervene at all. There were no clashes. "People have talked about bets between the players but I have not had to stop any clashes. "I cannot believe it has happened because they are all very polite people. Whoever is sharing this information is not acting correctly. "If someone is feeling badly personally then they should come to me and I will take the correct decision. But I haven't seen anything."


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June 20, 2018

311 & Daughtry "LIVE" IN Concert

DATE: Saturday 30th June 2018 VENUE: Hasely Crawford Stadium TICKETS: Available at Burger King, Popeyes and Little Ceasars restaurants NATIONWIDE