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REGIONAL – US envoys given 48 hours to leave Venezuela

CARACAS – President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday ordered the expulsion of two top US diplomats in Caracas in retaliation for a new round of sanctions over Venezuela’s widely-condemned election, accusing them of a ‘conspiracy’ that was denied by the State Department. The United States, European Union and most major Latin American nations have all said […]

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VENEZUELA: Maduro wins second term amid claims of vote rigging

Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has won re-election to another six-year term, in a vote on Sunday marred by an opposition boycott and claims of vote-rigging. Amid food shortages stemming from a severe economic crisis turnout was low. The National Electoral Council (CNE) put it at just 46 per cent but the opposition alleges it was […]

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GUYANA – President worried as prisoners boast about the ‘sweet life’

GEORGETOWN – President David Granger has expressed worry over the quality of supervision and security in the prisons. His comment comes on the heels of a new video on social media displaying prisoners attached to the New Amsterdam Prison- who are on remand for serious offences- imbibing and in possession of high priced liquor and […]

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THE BAHAMAS – I can’t let my child walk home alone, says father

NASSAU – Parents of Stephen Dillet Primary School students are fearful after a young girl was assaulted near the school on Monday afternoon. The attack on the 12-year-old girl on Darling Street shortly after 3 p.m. Monday came after an eight-year-old girl was assaulted off Bailou Hill Road last month. One parent told The Tribune […]

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GUYANA – Probe launched into Mother’s Day ‘prison party’

GEORGETOWN – After a social media post of prisoners at the New Amsterdam Prison hosting a party with rum and drugs went viral, an investigation has been launched. The social media post, which was uploaded by Abdul Andre Azimullah, who is on remand for murder, showed inmates sporting high-priced liquor and drugs during what they […]

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TRINIDAD – over a dozen on hit list following murder of millionaire

PORT OF SPAIN – Over a dozen people are believed to be marked for death following the murder of millionaire car dealer Sheron Sukhdeo. His associates and residents from his community say they are now living under a self-imposed curfew as they brace for the expected casualties between warring family members. Among those marked are […]

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Antigua’s Trade Minister resigns amid new scandal

  Source –CMC– Trade and Investment Minister Asot Michael has tendered his resignation from the newly formed Antigua and Barbuda government, amid speculation that he was among Caribbean politicians who had received bribes from a British investor. Prime Minister Gaston Browne has already indicated that he has accepted the resignation and asked Governor General Sir […]

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JAMAICA – Mother claims two hospitals turned away son who ingested plant killer

A Portland mother is angrily condemning two of the country’s public hospitals, alleging that they turned away her dying son, leaving him without treatment, after he had ingested Gramoxone, a toxic chemical used to kill plants and weeds. The 51-year-old mother of three, Herfa Thompson, told the Jamaica Observer that her son, 31-year-old Ramone Miller, […]

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JAMAICA – Capleton arrested, charged with rape

International artiste, Capleton, whose given name is Clifton Bailey, is now in police custody accused of  rape. He was taken into custody Friday night in the company of  his attorney Christopher Townsend. He was questioned by detectives from the Centre for Investigation of Sexual Offences  and Child Abuse (CISOCA) at the Half  Way Tree Police […]

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REGIONAL – Caribbean warned to prepare for possibility of severe outbreak of dengue fever

PORT OF SPAIN – While Chikungunya and Zika which swept the region in 2014 and 2016 are not expected back anytime soon, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is warning residents to “gear-up for the possibility of a major outbreak of dengue fever in 2018”. It says that’s because the pre-conditions of abundant mosquito vector […]

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TRINIDAD – Bail granted to man charged with raping man, woman, children

PORT OF SPAIN – Josiah Kyle Nicholas has been granted $175,000 bail on charges of false imprisonment, grievous sexual assault and two charges of robbery. He will however remain in custody as he was denied bail on other charges, including kidnapping sexual touching and buggery of a 12-year-old boy, when he appeared before the Port […]

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REGIONAL – Jamaican cop admits killing nine-year-old girl

KINGSTON –  A police officer charged with the 2003 fatal shooting of a nine-year-old girl and fearing for his life fled to America where he was later deported, has decided against fighting the charge and has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Constable Walter Spike yesterday admitted guilt, going against the advice of his attorney, Peter Champagnie […]

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THE BAHAMAS – Family says they wanted the death penalty for child killer

NASSAU – While the 55-year prison sentence of Kofhe Goodman, 42, for the murder of 11-year-old Marco Archer was not the result Marco’s family members expected, the feeling of closure nears as they continue to grapple with the loss of their son and brother. On Monday, Supreme Court Justice Carolita Bethel determined that she could […]

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TRINIDAD – Dad begs forgiveness for son who died after shootout

PORT OF SPAIN – The father of sergeant Darryl Honore, who died Monday from injuries he sustained in a shootout with a colleague at Grand Bazaar last week, has publicly apologized to the T&T Police Service (TTPS) and citizenry for whatever hurt, disappointment and embarrassment the incident caused. But Joseph Honore, an attorney, also asked […]

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TRINIDAD – Latino sex ring . . . T&T immigration officers accused of facilitating

PORT OF SPAIN – Police are being asked to probe a Latino prostitution ring which is allegedly being facilitated by immigration officers and a private school in South Trinidad. The officers are reportedly allowing Latino prostitutes into the country by organizing student visas for them. However, there is a twist to the story. The request […]

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JAMAICA – Three killed in plane crash

Rescue teams have found the wreckage of the single engine Cessna 206F that disappeared while on an internal flight between the Sangster International Airport in St James, and the Tinson Pen Aerodrome in the capital, Kingston, on Thursday. The bodies of the three passengers, including two pilots, were also found by members of the Jamaica […]

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JAMAICA – Seven dead, ten wounded in Westmoreland attacks

KINGSTON — Security minister Horace Chang said yesterday that the country’s crime problem has “hit a new low” as he condemned Tuesday night’s massacre by rampaging gunmen that left seven dead and ten injured in this western parish. However, Dr Chang — just more than one month into the job as security minister — promised […]

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