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ST VINCENT – Whaler defends killing of three orcas

KINGSTOWN – The whaler whose crew harpooned and killed three orcas off Barrouallie, a town in western St Vincent, on Sunday, has defended his action, saying that the kill is important to the livelihood of townsmen, and that they have broken no local law. Three orcas, one male and two females, measuring 30 and 24 […]

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TRINIDAD – Baby raped, beaten to death

PORT OF SPAIN – A 15-month old baby girl was raped and beaten to death on Wednesday. The suspect is a 17-year-old relative. Baby Raquel George was found bruised and bleeding by her mother at the family home in Palo Seco. The child’s mother, Sharlene George, 44, found the child lifeless when she returned from […]

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TRINIDAD – T&T Court declares buggery law illegal

PORT OF SPAIN – In a landmark decision, the High Court has ruled the nation’s buggery laws as unconstitutional. On Thursday, social activist Jason Jones won his case against the state in a groundbreaking decision which sets a legal precedent moving forward. Justice Devindra Rampersad ruled that Sections 13 and 16 of the Sexual Offences […]

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JAMAICA – Frustrated Rastas aim to be agents of change

KINGSTON – It is often said that for change to be effected in any group or society, drastic measures have to be taken. Seemingly along that vein, deep in the heart of the sometimes volatile Bournemouth Gardens community in St Andrew, there is a group of Rastafarians actually planning an uprising. Complaining that they are […]

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TRINIDAD – Smith sacked

PORT OF SPAIN – From minister to junior minister on Monday—then out of government completely, by yesterday. That’s the story of Darryl Smith after prime minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday received “new information” about the sports ministry settlement issue which shot Smith into headlines recently. Rowley who removed Smith from the Sports Ministry on Monday […]

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TT govt minister fired

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Less than 24 hours after he was appointed minister in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Darryl Smith has been fired. A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister on Tuesday said that Smith’s dismissal followed a meeting with prime minister Dr Keith Rowley and Planning and […]

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GUYANA – Man charged with threatening to kill president Granger

GEORGETOWN – Three days after a Triumph, East Coast Demerara, resident was taken into custody for allegedly making threats against the life of president David Granger, he was yesterday brought before a City Magistrate and was remanded to prison. Sixty-four-year-old Motilall Balkarran of Lot 97 Triumph, East Coast Demerara, appeared before chief magistrate Ann McLennan […]

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JAMAICA – Abortion plea

Experts urge repeal of century-old law in jamaica KINGSTON – Legislators are being urged to repeal sections of the more than century-old Offences Against the Person Act which prevent Jamaican women from legally terminating pregnancies. The appeal came from a group of experts in human rights in patient care at yesterday’s Jamaica Observer Monday Exchange, […]

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JAMAICA – Dad left to rot?

Woman alleges negligence as father’s body requires DNA test for ID KINGSTON – A woman is seeking answers from the police after alleging that the body of her 59-year-old father was left to rot beyond recognition at a funeral home resulting in the need for a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) test to identify him. Terry-Ann Roberts, […]

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GUYANA – Three in custody for allegedly threatening to kill President Granger

Police said three persons, including a 65-year old man, have been arrested in connection with allegedly threatening to assassinate Guyana’s President, David Granger. According to Demerara Waves, investigators said the threatening phone calls were made against the life of Granger on the 911 system at Brickdam on March 20, 2018. Previously, an inmate of the […]

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TRINIDAD – Moses in clear

PM: Public servants caused Dominica vote PORT OF SPAIN – Public officials who usurped the authority of the political directorate and not foreign affairs minister Dennis Moses, were responsible for T&T’s recent refusal to support Dominica’s request for waiver of its dues for the Organisation of American States (OAS) last month. That’s the direction in […]

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JAMAICA – $300m in fake goods seized, six people arrested

KINGSTON – The police raided two stores operated by Chinese in downtown Kingston yesterday and seized what they described as fake brands valued at more than $300 million. But the operation, carried out by the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime (CTOC) Investigation Branch, angered some people who said they had no problems with the goods […]

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No love for Buju in T&T

The concert is 13 months away but already the LGBT community in this country is expressing its displeasure with Reggae singer and one of dancehall’s stalwarts, Buju Banton’s schedule visit to T&T in 2019. It has resolved there should be no promoting of artistes who promote violence against against LGBT people. In the past some of […]

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VENEZUELA – 17 detained over attack on opposition

CARACAS –- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday that 17 people had been detained for an attack on a rival presidential candidate’s campaign, but the leftist leader rejected accusations that pro-government thugs were to blame for the unrest ahead of the May vote. The security boss of opposition candidate Henri Falcon sustained a “severe” […]

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TRINIDAD – Scores of passengers stranded

Although Caribbean Airlines staff worked overtime for the Easter long weekend to fill the gap of the collapsed ferry service, transporting over 13,000 passengers on the domestic airbridge, there were still scores of ferry passengers who had to camp out at the airport in Tobago for hours to catch a flight. Scores of passengers, including […]

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Bajan gold medalist disqualified

Kyle Gale’s CARIFTA glory has been shortlived. Following last night’s final at the Thomas Robinson Stadium, he was disqualified today after a jury reviewed his gold medal performance in the Under 17 400 metre dash and found that he had infringed rule 163 (3a) which specifically states that “in all races run in lanes, each […]

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Barbados wins CARIFTA gold

Kyle Gale has won CARIFTA glory for Barbados. Earlier tonight, the St Michael School student not only won the island’s first gold medal in the regional three-day tournament at the Thomas Robinson Stadium in the Bahamas, but he also smashed retired Jamaican sensation Usain Bolt’s Under 17 400 metre record in the process. With a […]

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