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TRINIDAD – ‘Demons in my head’ – mom, daughter drink poison

PORT OF SPAIN – Days after she told a story of demons in her head, a 40-year-old woman died from ingesting a poisonous substance on the streets of Penal on Thursday. Her 14-year-old daughter is being treated at the San Fernando General Hospital for poisoning. Hema Hosein, a housewife, was found unconscious on the pavement along […]

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JAMAICA – Ten-year-old runaway went in search of more suitable housing for family

KINGSTON – A ten-year-old girl, frustrated with her living conditions at her family home on New Lincoln Avenue in St Andrew, ran away last weekend in search of better accommodation. Now safely back home, she says she is sorry for all the pain that she had caused her parents. The child, who is the fourth […]

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THE BAHAMAS – Shootout at sea

NASSAU – Dominican poachers engaged the Royal Bahamas Defence Force in a shoot-out on the high seas before more than 100 of them were arrested after escaping into Cuban waters. According to a press release from the RBDF, no Bahamians were hurt during the shoot-out, however 124 Dominican crew members are in custody and three […]

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GUYANA – Attorney General urged to investigate Ukrainians who allegedly attempted to pervert justice

The New York-based Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) is calling on Guyana’s Attorney General, Basil Williams, to investigate allegations that two Ukrainian nationals, criminal defendants in a subjudice case, contacted relatives of a magistrate in an attempt to pervert the course of justice. On Saturday, CGID said the Ukrainians, Vitaly Paraschuck and Maksym Furtak, […]

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THE BAHAMAS – Reckley remorseful

NASSAU – Royal Bahamas Defence Force marine Christin Reckley is a free woman after paying a $20,000 fine as her punishment for hitting and killing two people in her uninsured car in the Marathon area last month. After her sentencing, Reckley read an apology to the victims’ relatives, saying she hopes they can find it in […]

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HAITI – Death toll rises

PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti (AP) — The death toll from a 5.9 earthquake that hit Haiti over the weekend rose to 15 people with 333 injured, authorities said Monday, as thousands of people slept outdoors fearing aftershocks would topple their cracked homes. Haiti’s civil protection agency said it will soon deploy 70 soldiers to the Nord-Ouest and […]

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Haiti earthquake: 14 killed and more than 100 injured

SOURCE: Agence France Press (AFP): An earthquake hit northern Haiti late Saturday, killing at least 14 people, injuring more than 100 and sparking a scramble by rescue agencies to help towns in the impoverished Caribbean country battered by the shockwave. A local official said at least eight people died in Port-de-Paix on the northern coast […]

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JAMAICA – Sixteen more firearms seized at Kingston port

KINGSTON — The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) says it today seized 16 firearms at the Kingston port, following the seizure of ten firearms and approximately 640 rounds of ammunition at the location yesterday Tuesday, October 3. Reports are that the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigations Branch, the JCF’s Narcotics Division and Jamaica Custom’s Contraband […]

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TRINIDAD – ‘Hit ordered from behind bars’

PORT OF SPAIN – Police are working on several theories on the motive behind the killing of 50-year-old prison superintendent Wayne Jackson, with one being that he refused to allow a delivery of contraband into the prison. Sources told Newsday that a delivery of wildmeat was supposed to pass through prison security and into the hands […]

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Seismic experts monitor high levels of activity at Kick em’ Jenny

The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Center of the University of the West Indies is monitoring high levels of seismic activity at the Kick em’ Jenny Volcano. The center said since an episode recorded last Sunday, there have been several other notable events. It said that on Monday an event with a magnitude of 3.5 occurred at […]

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REGIONAL – T&T stu­dents get­ting high on over the counter med­i­cine

PORT OF SPAIN – An incident at a secondary school in central Trinidad where two students passed out after getting high on over the counter medicine has raised concern about a new trend in drug addictions taking root in the country. Reports are that the two Form Four students took high doses of an easily […]

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JAMAICA – Vicious killing

KINGSTON – Family members of slain Woman District Constable Mellissa Edwards-Whyte were not aware that she was having marital troubles. They are only now replaying events in their heads that might have led to the vicious killing of the 43-year-old whose dismembered body was discovered in the house she shared with husband Barrington Whyte in Duhaney […]

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TRINIDAD – Boy stomped on the head in school attack

PORT OF SPAIN – A 14-year-old male student of the Princes Town West Secondary school was taken for medical attention after being kicked repeatedly and stomped on the head by other students. The incident was shown in a video that has gone viral on social media. Education minister Anthony Garcia, in a statement, said there would […]

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GUYANA – ‘Violent student’

Parents of students attending the Number 8 Secondary School on the West Coast of Berbice, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) on Thursday picketed the school in protest over the return of a violent male student, who was allowed to reenter the school after a mere five-day suspension for beating a teacher. The student had beaten a female […]

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THE BAHAMAS – Couple’s killer jailed for 60 years

NASSAU – Devaughn Hall was sentenced to 60 years in prison yesterday for the murders of Deadman’s Reef couple Barry and Sheena Johnson who were shot to death during an armed robbery at their home three years ago. Supreme Court Justice Estelle Gray Evans noted that while the murders were “horrific, callous and cold-blooded” she was […]

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ANTIGUA – Suspected suicide

ST JOHN’S – A probe has been launched into the death of convicted murderer Cordayro Joseph, 27, who was found dead, hanging in his cell at Her Majesty’s Prison yesterday morning. A senior prison officer told OBSERVER media that investigators suspect that he committed suicide because all of the evidence uncovered so far reveals that he […]

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TRINIDAD – Three day search for mom ends in gruesome death

PORT OF SPAIN – The decomposing body of 42-year-old Tricia Farrow was found on Monday, three days after she went missing. Farrow, a mother of six, was hog-tied and strangled, police said. And there was a gaping wound to the head. Police said Farrow, of Bonne Aventure Road, Gasparillo was last seen by relatives on Friday […]

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