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video-- Saint Lucia-Homosexuality in schools

PM: I have not asked Jack to resign

Newsday THERE have been no findings of guilt against Works and Transport Minister Jack Warner, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said last night as she said the Government will stand by Warner until he returns to the country and gives a full report on the latest FIFA developments which have seen him suspended.

Angry Warner calls suspension 'an abuse of process'

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Regional football supremo Jack Warner reacted bitterly to his temporary suspension from activity connected with the game, vowing to offer a vigourous defence of himself and Caribbean officials. Football's World governing body, FIFA, yesterday pledged to investigate bribery allegations against Warner, former presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam, and two Caribbean Football Union officials, temporarily suspending them from activity connected with the game. Read more:

Corruption Inquiry Leads FIFA to Bar Two More Officials

The New York Times Suspended indefinitely on Sunday were Mohamed bin Hammam of Qatar, who sought to challenge Blatter, 75, for the FIFA presidency, and Jack Warner of Trinidad and Tobago, a longtime power broker in the federation. Bin Hammam and Warner were accused of offering cash gifts of $40,000 apiece to about two dozen officials representing soccer federations in the Caribbean at a meeting held in Trinidad on May 10-11. In return, the officials were expected to vote for Bin Hammam as FIFA president.

video--FIFA clears Blatter

All cut up

NationNews Barbados "A new phenomenon in local schools is a concern to education officials. In fact, Acting Deputy Chief Education Officer Joy Gittens said she was “alarmed” at the reports reaching her in the past few months. In addition to all the other issues, 15 of the 26 secondary schools are reporting cases of students causing harm to themselves in various ways. A total of 93 cases have already been reported for the 2010 to 2011 school year. Students are reportedly self-harming through tattooing, piercing, cutting, burning, embedding and tablet overdosing. The tools include razors; blades from sharpeners; compasses and dividers from geometry sets; matches; long, sharp fingernails; and hairpins."

video--Government deputy commissioner charged....

Police in Grenada accuse man of having gay sex

The Associated Press: "ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada (AP) — Police have arrested a man for having sex with another male on the eastern Caribbean island of Grenada, where a law against homosexual acts remains on the books but is rarely enforced. A 41-year-old man was charged with having sex with an unidentified 17-year-old man, Grenada's director of public prosecution, Christopher Nelson, said Wednesday. The age of sexual consent in Grenada is 16 but while the sex in question was consensual, local law prohibits sodomy under the charge of 'unnatural connection.'"

Caribbean football chief under the microscope

Voice Online "TRINIDAD AND Tobago's Jack Warner, president of the Concacaf federation, is to be the subject of an investigation. Football's world governing body, Fifa, has launched an investigation into bribery allegations involving four officials, including vice-president Warner and presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam. The allegations were made by executive committee member Chuck Blazer. Blazer claims Fifa's code of ethics was violated at a meeting on earlier this month organised by Bin Hammam and Warner."

By giving me AIDS, it was a death sentence

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday "A MAN yesterday stood in the San Fernando High Court and told a judge and jury that he doesn’t deserve to die from AIDS. Anthony Atwell, 43, sobbed as he related how, from living a life of poverty on Kings Wharf, San Fernando, he gave hope to a woman who eventually infected him with AIDS. Atwell testified that when he tested positive for HIV virus in 2003, his “mind” went blank and he killed Gail August, 30, in Point Fortin, on August 27 that year. Atwell testified that after August infected him with AIDS, she left him and went to live with another man, Anslem Joseph, in Point Fortin, whom the jury was told, died at age 41."

Lesbianism, a concern for educators

Jamaica Gleaner "THERE IS a growing challenge of lesbianism in the education system, educators have confirmed. The Gleaner understands that the issue is on the increase in some institutions, especially all-girls. President of the Jamaica Association of Guidance Counsellors in Education (JAGE), Dr Grace Kelly, said the matter is significant and calls for attention. 'There is a challenge in the schools and the guidance association is aware of it,' she said."

Jamaicans on terror watch list

Jamaica Gleaner "Several of the persons being watched by the United States, according to confidential diplomatic cables from the United States Embassy in Kingston, are suspected associates of controversial Muslim Sheik Abdullah el-Faisal. Many are suspected of narcotics trafficking, terrorism, and human trafficking. Others have been labelled radical Muslims and criminal deportees. From the cables, it appears that there were fears that at least two terrorist attacks were being planned for the resort towns of Montego Bay, St James, and Ocho Rios, St Ann."

Ben and Catherine Mullany Antigua murder trial delayed

BBC News "The trial of two men accused of the murder of a honeymoon couple in Antigua has been delayed. Avie Howell and Kaniel Martin were due to appear in the Caribbean island's High Court on Monday to answer charges of killing newlyweds Ben and Catherine Mullany. But the matter has now been adjourned for a further 10 days. Mr Mullany's uncle said the families said they had been waiting 'too long' for the case to begin. It is nearly three years since qualified doctor Mrs Mullany and her student physiotherapist husband Ben, both from Pontardawe near Swansea, were shot in their hotel chalet at Antigua's five-star Cocos Hotel on July 27, 2008 - just over a fortnight after the couple had married."

Cops bust sex trade ring

Trinidad Express Newspaper | "Police believe they have disrupted a major sex trade ring in the country following the arrest of 15 nationals of Dominica and Guyana. The detainees, 11 females and a male from Dominica, and four other women from Guyana, were held by North Eastern Division Task Force officers at three apartments in Cunupia, Enterprise, Chaguanas and Curepe yesterday. According to police, Task Force officers led by Supt John Daniel, Sgt Roger Alexander, Acting Sgt Cornelius Samuel and Cpl Sunil Bharath, acting on information, raided the apartments between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Police said after they detained the suspects and examined their passports, it was discovered that they had overstayed their time in the country."

Raw video--Police Kills Man Cold Blooded in Jamaica WARNING VERY GRAPHIC!!

'No comparison was made' - Sir Hilary denies likening Gayle with ‘Dudus’ : "BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Sir Hilary Beckles believes comments he made recently concerning former West Indies captain Chris Gayle have been distorted, and has expressed disappointment in regional players union WIPA's actions during the controversy. Speaking in an interview on the Line and Length Network Friday, Sir Hilary contended that his remarks during the recent Sir Frank Worrell Memorial Lecture in St Kitts had been twisted to create 'an unfortunate, unpleasant and unsavoury image'."

Young man stabbed to death in City

An afternoon dispute in The City has left a Christ Church man dead. Nation news Tyrone Bourne, 21, of Lead Vale, is believed to have been stabbed in an incident with an unidentified man at the corner of Bridge and Fairchild streets just after 1 p.m. yesterday. Bourne’s body was identified by his parents. Eyewitnesses said the two men were in a brief scuffle in the road. After they separated, the victim crossed the road and collapsed face down on the sidewalk close to the entrance of the Fairchild Street Bus Terminal.

video--Murder in St.Croix

Pitbulls’ owner thrown out

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday "THE POLICE Corporal, whose pack of pitbulls mauled to death security guard Denise Rackal, has been evicted from his Housing Development Corporation (HDC) home in Edinburgh 500, Chaguanas. He is now in the process of removing his personal items from the house after being served with the eviction notice last week Friday."

Police look to Aaliyah for answer

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday "NINE-YEAR-OLD Aaliyah Felming, who is now resting on a hospital bed, holds the key to the police finding out who stabbed her. The police have recorded statements from Aaliyah’s mother and father, both of whom have blamed each other publicly for the attack which took place at the family’s home in Morne Diablo, Penal on Tuesday morning. Up to late yesterday evening, police investigating the incident had not yet questioned Aaliyah about the attack. Doctors at the San Fernando General Hospital yesterday described the Standard Two student of San Fernando Anglican Primary School as being in a serious but stable condition."

Police look to Aaliyah for answer

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday "NINE-YEAR-OLD Aaliyah Felming, who is now resting on a hospital bed, holds the key to the police finding out who stabbed her. The police have recorded statements from Aaliyah’s mother and father, both of whom have blamed each other publicly for the attack which took place at the family’s home in Morne Diablo, Penal on Tuesday morning. Up to late yesterday evening, police investigating the incident had not yet questioned Aaliyah about the attack. Doctors at the San Fernando General Hospital yesterday described the Standard Two student of San Fernando Anglican Primary School as being in a serious but stable condition."

St. Lucia debates over location of a US medical school : "A tough political debate is brewing on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia over the location of an offshore American medical school at a psychiatric facility built by China and completed by Taiwan. Opposition Leader and former Prime Minister of the 616 square-kilometer island Dr Kenny Anthony, publicly revealed on may 13 that Atlantic University School of Medicine (AUSOM), a relatively unknown US-based outfit, had been officially but quietly permitted by the island's government to establish itself at the psychiatric facility."

No charges yet in St Lucia rape case : "Police on the Caribbean island of St Lucia wrongly announced they had charged six men with the rape of two British women, officials have said. According to the island's acting assistant police commissioner, investigators are still interviewing 'several' suspects in connection with the incident and no charges have been filed. It comes a day after a police statement said six detained men had been charged. The British victims, aged 24 and 31, were attacked by a gang of masked men on 10 May on an isolated stretch of Grande Anse beach, in the north-east of the country. They were volunteering on a wildlife conservation project run by a British-based charity when the late night incident occurred. The British high commissioner, Karl Burrows, described the attack as 'a dreadful crime'. He advised British visitors to the island to exercise caution as they would anywhere else, saying that crimes against British tourists were not widespread on the island.

video--Alisha Hunte murdered

A popular 22 year old rising starlet is the island's latest homicide victim. Model and Singer Alisha Hunte was found stabbed to death at Trouya residence on Wednesday afternoon.


Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday "Standard Two students of San Fernando Anglican Primary School are praying for the full recovery of classmate Aaliyah Felming who was stabbed in the middle of a dispute between a relative and her mother, Denise, at their home in Penal on Tuesday morning. Denise, 31, managed to escape a beating by the man, but her nine-year-old daughter was not so lucky as the relative grabbed a knife and stabbed the girl in the kitchen of their rented house at Quarry Road, Morne Diablo, Penal at about 8.30 am. Neighbours, alerted by loud screams, rushed Denise and Aaliyah to the San Fernando General Hospital. The 43-year-old relative has since surrendered and remains in police custody."

School teacher dies in traffic accident

The Dominican : "Staff and pupils of the Pierre Charles Secondary School (PCSS) today joined the family and friends of popular school teacher Kent Pemberton in mourning his death. At about 7 a.m. on Wednesday May 18, 2011 Pemberton was riding his motor cycle when he was hit by a truck close to the Eugenia Charles Boulevard in Roseau. He later succumbed to his injuries at the Princess Margaret Hospital."

Six St Lucia men charged with rape of British women : "Six men have been charged with the rape of two British women on the Caribbean island of St Lucia, officials said. The victims, aged 24 and 31, were attacked by a gang of masked men on an isolated stretch of Grande Anse beach, in the north-east of the country, on 10 May. They were volunteering on a wildlife conservation project run by a British-based charity and St Lucia's ministry of agriculture when the late-night incident occurred. The suspects, who are locals but yet to be named, are due in court later this month, police said in a statement."

video-Warrior murder ...

A church-going young man was gunned down on Friday night in Belize City. Love TV's Marion Ali reports.

Cross Keys High tragedy - 16-y-o boy stabbed to death : "THE normally happy lunch break at Cross Keys High School in Manchester descended into tragedy yesterday after a fight between two boys left one dead. Up to late yesterday, Principal Ralph Nelson could not say what triggered the brawl, which resulted in the stabbing death of 16-year-old Haig Williams, a fourth former. Haig was rushed to the Mandeville Regional Hospital but was pronounced dead upon arrival. Last night, chief of police in Manchester, Superintendent Lascelles Taylor told the Observer that three teenage boys, including two brothers, were initially taken into custody. However, one boy subsequently confessed to the stabbing."

Church brother shot dead on Freedom Street

Amandala Online : "Warrior’s family say that he had gone to that area on foot to drop home his girlfriend of about a year, and that upon walking back toward the Central American Boulevard, he met two of his fellow Christian brothers, who asked him if he needed a lift. The vehicle is registered to the pastor of Warrior’s church, and according to his family, the driver of the van was returning from dropping off other church members. The family says that three men on bicycles circled the van when Warrior got in, and then they returned and opened fire, shooting through the clear glass windows on the side where Warrior was been seated, on the right side. "

Sudden, tragic death for Ariel!

Amandala Online : "In a tragic turn of events, one of Belize’s most famous ex-cyclists has been killed in a traffic accident, while his friend, himself of cycling fame, has been charged with his death. Former Junior Cross Country champion, Ariel Rosado, 28, a father of a 4-year-old girl and an attorney at Courtenay Coye LLP law firm, died after he suffered fatal head and body injuries as a result of a car crash this weekend. Rosado’s close friend and accomplished cyclist himself, Marlon Castillo, 23, a cyclist for the Sugar City cycling team, was the driver of the car, according to police, and he has since been formally charged."

Hotel worker in QEH after shock : "A 27-YEAR-OLD pool attendant at the Sandy Lane Hotel was hospitalized yesterday after being shocked while using a dishwasher machine. Bjorn Toney, of Snagg Hill, Bush Hall, St Michael, is said to be in stable condition at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Reports indicate that Toney was putting glasses in the dishwasher when his hands got stuck. An employee told the DAILY NATION that it was a frightening experience for staff. "

Shot dead..... : "A CHRIST CHURCH man, who stabbed a policeman in the face, was shot to death a stone’s throw away from his home in Bartletts Tenantry, Sargeants Village. Scores of residents converged on the crime scene just after 4 p.m. when news spread that 40-year-old John “Stokes” Kellman was fatally shot in the chest after a confrontation with two law officers."

Judge orders 19 years at hard labor for man who killed US teen on Caribbean island

The Washington Post : "PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — A judge on Monday sentenced a man to 19 years at hard labor for stabbing to death an American teenager on the southern Caribbean island of Tobago. Sean Antoine, 28, was convicted in April of killing 14-year-old Kitty Pepe of Keene, New York. They had dated previously but had broken up before he repeatedly stabbed her on July 1, 2005, at the home where she had been staying with her mother in the seaside town of Charlotteville." Related articles Man gets 19 years for killing US girl in Tobago (

ST. LUCIA: Shootout Fuels Debate over Extrajudicial Killings

IPS : "CASTRIES, May 17, 2011 (IPS) - By their own account, the police said they had been monitoring five men who attempted to rob a restaurant in the south of the island, and in the ensuing gun battle, four were shot and killed, while the fifth died a few days later in hospital. Autopsies are to be performed on the five men Tuesday. But the May 5 killings have rekindled a simmering debate as to whether the police here are engaging in extrajudicial assassinations, following rumours that some alleged criminals killed since the start of the year were on a death list drawn up by St. Lucia law enforcement officials."

Six detained following rape of two teenage British students

The Antigua Observer CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – The St. Lucia police Monday said they had detained six persons whom they believed had been involved in the ambush and rape of two British women while on an isolated beach on the island’s north east coast. Police said that the women, whose names were not given and in their early 30’s, were on an environmental expedition which entailed camping at the location. “We are pleased with speed at which the officers were able to apprehend the suspects in this case, and we are very thankful to members of the public who might have provided information leading to their arrests,” Police Commissioner Vernon Francois said. Related articles Questions grow in St Lucia over police killing of five suspected bandits ( Four Dead One Injured After Police Shooting ( St. Lucia issues apology in beating of 3 gay Americans (

video--IMF boss Strauss-Kahn in court on sex charges

Managing to avoid the waiting press pack, IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn has arrived at court in New York to face charges including attempted rape. Related articles IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn Facing Charges Of Attempted Rape And Sexual Assault ( IMF Throws Dominique Strauss-Kahn Under The Bus (

Ex-boxer gunned down on Festival City bridge

Kaieteur News : "Former light-welterweight boxer Linden ‘Buckman’ Mortley was gunned down at around 19:45 hrs last night on a bridge connecting Festival City to Lamaha Springs. Mortley, said to be in his forties, and of Lot 13 Sussex Street, Charlestown, was found lying on the bridge with a gunshot wound beneath the ear. The slain man was wearing a white vest and a pair of three-quarter camouflage pants. He was positively identified by his wife, who visited the scene after Kaieteur News informed her of his demise."

Jules, Lascelle, expose murder plot!

Amandala Online : "7News director Jules Vasquez and Belize Dry Cleaners owner Lascelle Arnold called an unprecedented press conference today to expose what they say is a plot to murder both of them. The planned “hit,” as both Vasquez and Arnold have learned via sources who have confided in them, was set up by persons who they say have “vested interests” in the butane industry and stand to lose thousands, even millions of dollars, due to the implementation of scales which should put an end to fraudulent practices by the butane industry against consumers nationwide."

Killers gun down Health Ministry driver : "'SHOT di boy and kill him!' That was the heartless command given immedi-ately before 46-year-old Carol Seymour, a driver at the Ministry of Health, was cut down Saturday night by two men who had just robbed his brother near the Christian Gardens housing scheme along I-95 in Portmore, St Catherine. 'And just like that they killed him,' the grief-stricken brother told the Observer. 'They took my two cell phones and my brother's life.'"

Win-dies at last : "Keep on doing what you’re doing, Sammy.” Darren Sammy took the advice of Jamaican reggae singer Ernie Smith to heart yesterday. He took wicket, after wicket, after wicket, after wicket, after wicket. Five times, starting with the Pakistan captain and danger batsman Misbah ul-Haq (52, six fours, one six) and ending with Saeed Ajmal, the final dismissal of the match, the West Indies captain personally ensured his first Test win, by 40 runs at the National Stadium here yesterday."

FBI probing ex-SEC official on Stanford matter

Image via Wikipedia Reuters : "(Reuters) - Federal criminal authorities are investigating whether a former U.S. securities regulator inappropriately represented alleged fraudster Allen Stanford after he left the agency in 2005. Spencer Barasch, former head of enforcement for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Fort Worth, Texas, is being probed by the U.S. Attorney's Office and Federal Bureau of Investigation, SEC enforcement director Robert Khuzami and SEC Inspector General David Kotz told lawmakers on Friday"

Man gets 60 years for killing his neighbor

The Nassau Guardian : "A 35-year-old man was sentenced yesterday in the Supreme Court to 60 years in prison for the murder of his neighbor almost seven years ago. Sherman Rhodriquez admitted guilt in the death of school teacher Dale Hepburn, when his trial was supposed to begin last June. Hepburn had once tutored Rhodriquez in Spanish. He did not face the death penalty because of his guilty plea.

Children Perish In Fire

Jonesbahamas : "Fire tore through a Fox Hill home yesterday, killing three children; leaving another four fighting for their lives in hospital and a family traumatised. Fire fighters scrambled to the Sandilands Village area around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday following reports that the lower level of a two-story apartment structure was fully engulfed in flames."

Nurse gets 21 years for fire death of Guyanese partner

Kaieteur News : "A psychiatric nurse who turned his girlfriend into a “zombie” by pouring petrol over her head and burning her alive, has been jailed for 21-and-a-half years. Jealous Aiah Tondoneh, 44, who worked at the Highgate Mental Health Centre, in Dartmouth Park Hill, decided to kill 50-year-old Donna Drepaul after she returned home late from a meeting with another man. She suffered horrific burns over her face and body at her 17th floor flat in Clifton Court, Biggerstaff Street, Finsbury Park."

Jules, Lascelle, expose murder plot!

Amandala Online : "7News director Jules Vasquez and Belize Dry Cleaners owner Lascelle Arnold called an unprecedented press conference today to expose what they say is a plot to murder both of them. The planned “hit,” as both Vasquez and Arnold have learned via sources who have confided in them, was set up by persons who they say have “vested interests” in the butane industry and stand to lose thousands, even millions of dollars, due to the implementation of scales which should put an end to fraudulent practices by the butane industry against consumers nationwide."

Policeman shot dead

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday "NATIONAL Security Minister Brigadier John Sandy last night expressed shock and sadness on learning of the shooting death of a police constable from the Rio Claro Police Station’s Task Force Unit, who was killed during an exchange of gunfire with suspected marijuana cultivators in the Cuche Forests yesterday. Two of the suspects were reportedly shot and killed."

St. Lucians to begin paying VAT

Antigua Observer Newspaper "CASTRIES, St. Lucia, CMC — St. Lucians will begin paying Value Added Tax (VAT) from April next year, irrespective of which political party wins the general elections, expected before the end of the year. Both Prime Minister Stephenson King and leader of the main opposition St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP), Dr. Kenny Anthony have announced plans to introduce VAT at the start of the 2012/13 financial year. The exact amount of the VAT has not been disclosed, but the two leaders, who participated in the just concluded debate on the national budget, have agreed that the implementation of the Vat is long overdue."

Killer pitbulls seized

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday "HOURS after mother of two Denise Rackal was mauled to death by a vicious, marauding pack of pitbulls, as she was walking on her way to work on Monday morning, the killer dogs — five adult pitbulls and three puppies — were taken away by officials of the TT Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (TTSPCA). Yesterday, when Newsday visited the residence of a police corporal, who owns the pitbulls, no one was at his Flamboyant Avenue, Thirteenth Street, Edinburgh 500, Chaguanas home." Related articles Pitbulls kill woman (

Trinidad PM moves to fire Cabinet member for awarding gov’t contract to her family’s company

The Washington Post : "PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — Trinidad’s prime minister says one of her Cabinet ministers will be fired after telling conflicting stories about her role in awarding a government contract. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar (KAM-la PER-sad BUH-sess-ur) advised the Caribbean nation’s president Tuesday to revoke the appointment of Mary King as minister for planning and economic and social restructuring." Related articles Farmers Mob Kamla (

New snag for REDjet | Trinidad Express Newspaper | Business

Trinidad Express Newspaper "Low fares airline REDjet has encountered another delay in its bid to start operating in the Caribbean. Jamaican authorities, which REDjet CEO Ian Burns said last week had given the airline the all-clear to begin operations, have now forced REDjet to postpone several flights until later this month. At a news conference in Port of Spain last week, Burns announced the airline was cancelling 14 flights scheduled to depart from Piarco International Airport because it was unable to get the necessary approvals for its advertised May 8 start date from local aviation authorities."

video--A fire in Belize City has destroyed one building. The family believes it was a case of arson.

Ex-wife of reputed drug kingpin admits guilt in plea deal with Dominican prosecutors

The Washington Post : "SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The ex-wife of a reputed Caribbean drug kingpin has admitted laundering money for her former husband’s alleged trafficking network. Leavy Nin Batista acknowledged her guilt in a plea deal with prosecutors in the Dominican Republic on Monday. Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed."

2 bullets to head

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday "RESTAURANT manager Dexter Braithwaite, 42, was shot twice in the head at point-blank range as he slept next to his wife Patsy and five-year-old son Shoquon at their Bernard Julien Circular Drive, Tarouba home during the early morning hours yesterday. The killer, pushed his gun through some louvre panes and shot the sleeping man on the bed. Braithwaite died on the spot. One of his teeth was knocked out as the bullets passed through his skull, brain and then mouth. His wife and son were unharmed."

Pitbulls kill woman

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday "A FEMALE SECURITY guard, walking on her way to work yesterday morning, was attacked and mauled to death by five pitbulls shortly after the vicious animals escaped from the Edinburgh 500, Chaguanas home of their owner — a police corporal. As one of the pitbulls grabbed onto her neck, Denise Rackal, 46, of Indian Trail Village, Couva, screamed for her life and attempted to push the dog away. The other four dogs attacked, biting into different parts of her body. The incident occurred at about six o’clock opposite Bengal Avenue, Thirteen Street. The owner of the pitbulls works at a police station in Central Division."

Bandits hack off part of grocer’s ear

Kaieteur News : "Four armed and masked bandits chopped off part of a businessman’s ear after invading his grocery store at Number 11 Farm, Corentyne at around midnight on Saturday. Deochand Deochand Hemchand was brutally chopped and beaten after he resisted the bandits, who eventually fled with a substantial sum of cash, and jewelry. They also made off with several phone cards."

Suicide again - 58-y-o cabinetmaker found hanging : "THE police are faced with yet another case of suspected suicide after a 58-year-old man was found hanging by a length of rope at his house on Central Road in the cluttered Kingston community of Kencot, yesterday. According to police who were summoned to the scene, the body of Peter France was found hanging from a doorway minutes before 10:00 am. Several suicide notes, believed to be written by him telling his relatives goodbye and instructing them to look for his body inside the house, were found on the scene. His diary and an open Bible, showing chapters 27 to 31 of the book of Psalms, were found on a table near his body."

Man threatens to beat mother over cricket : "ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — A 41-year-old man who threatened to harm his mother and burn down the house because he was not allowed to watch a cricket game on television was fined EC$800 (US$296) when he appeared in court here on Friday. The court was told that McNeal Burton, who pleaded guilty to the charge of threat, wanted to see the cricket game on May 4, but found that his 83-year-old mother was watching another programme."

Mom of two shot dead

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday "A Valencia mother of two, who had grand plans of spending Mother’s Day today with her mother at her Mt Zion Road, Maturita, Arima home, was shot dead by an unknown gunman as she lay asleep on Friday night. The gunman shot Wendy Hernandez, 36, once in the back of her head before fleeing the scene. He took no valuables from the house, leading investigators to believe that the killing was a planned execution. Officers are working on several theories as to why the victim was killed." Related articles Murder toll climbs to 126 (

Teen kept on murder charge : "A St Philip youth accused of killing his brother was remanded to Dodds Prisons yesterday when he appeared before Acting Magistrate Alliston Seale in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court. Rommel Jonathan Bishop, 17, of Harlington, was charged that last Wednesday he murdered 19-year-old Robert Andrew Junior St Pierre of the same address."

Brothers at war; one dead

Jamaica Gleaner "According to the police, both brothers had a quarrel, which escalated into a fight, and during the process, a knife was used by one to stab the other brother known only as Marvin. He was subsequently rushed to the University Hospital where he was pronounced dead."

video--Four Dead One Injured After Police Shooting

St. Lucia STAR : "The STAR has confirmed four men are dead and one is in critical condition following an early morning police shooting in Vieux Fort today. Dead is 35-year-old JnBaptiste MacFarlane alias Epic of La Clery. The STAR has been unable to confirm the identities of the three other deceased individuals. Police sources reveal intelligence received indicated the men were planning to burglarize a small establishment near the Hewannorra Airport. A task force from Castries followed the men to Vieux Fort, waited for the incident to take place and then intervened."

REDjet bound for Trinidad

NationNews Barbados - REDjet is set to fly into Trinidad and Tobago from May 15. Yesterday, REDjet officials led by chairman and CEO Ian Burns and Trinidadian government officials headed by Minister of Transport and Works Austin “Jack” Warner, held closed-door talks in the twin-island republic to facilitate the low fare airline landing there. Related articles REDjet's May 8 flight in jeopardy (

Canada probing Barbados Offshore Investment tax losses

Barbados Free Press : "Largest Canadian Labour Union calls Barbados “Tax Haven” a “problem” An article at the Toronto Sun news agency says that a Canadian House of Commons committee recently began probing offshore accounts and tax evasion. Some Canadians are concerned that Canada’s government is “missing out on billions in potential revenue” because of low tax countries. The article names Barbados, Bahamas and the Cayman Islands."

MAN FLEES WITH LOVER'S CLOTHES - Leaves him naked at motel

Jamaica Star : "The court is now attempting to find out if a man who has been accused of sleeping with another man, and then running away with several items, including his clothes, is in fact guilty. The accused man appeared in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday and is set to return on July 29. When the case was called up the alleged thief who is of a Kitson Town address in St Catherine was granted $80,000 bail. When the details of the case was revealed in court there was an outburst of laughter causing the police to shout ''order, order inside the court.'"


Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday "A SECURITY nightmare yesterday threatened to engulf Prime Minister Kamla Persad- Bissessar’s official guard when an unruly mob of protesters, including some aligned to farmers groups and other parties, blocked traffic and encircled the offices of the Housing Ministry at the climax of a day of protest activity. The protesters encircled and blocked all three exits of the Housing Development Corporation’s (HDC) and Ministry of Housing headquarters at South Quay, Port-of-Spain encircling the building with placards calling for Housing Minister Roodal Moonilal and HDC managing director Jearlean John to resign."

TT on alert

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday "TRINIDAD and Tobago’s Embassy in New York, United States (US) as well as the Piarco International Airport are now on heightened alert after the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in an operation by US forces in Pakistan on Sunday, according to State officials. While US citizens celebrated the killing of bin Laden after a 40-minute operation in a fenced compound in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad, fears rose in some quarters over the possibility of a retaliation attack from al-Qaeda. With the al-Qaeda second in command Ayman al-Zawhari still at large, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that bin Laden’s death may not be the end of the war against terrorist cells."

Murder on Henry Street

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday "DOZENS of persons including children stood in horror yesterday afternoon along busy Henry Street in Port-of-Spain as a 23-year-old Morvant man ran south along the street clutching his neck as blood poured from a large stab wound. The man, Ricardo “Webster” Balentine collapsed on the road as blood continued to gush. A street vendor gave Balentine a towel to cover the wound. Minutes later, he died lying face down on the street. Children nearby started to vomit as they and their parents stood in shock."

video--28 yr old man gunned down....

Stuart speaks on bin Laden : "GOVERNMENT HAS REACTED with caution to news of the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. The United States Government late Sunday confirmed the demise of bin Laden, who has been blamed for the deaths of almost 3 000 people, including five Barbadians, at the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001. “Every country has to be interested in [bin Laden’s death],” Prime Minister Freundel Stuart told the DAILY NATION yesterday. He noted that security was a global issue and that the United States, Britain and Canada were presently at war with members of al Qaeda."..................................... “Barbados does not get itself involved in disputes of this kind. Our foreign policy is still what it always used to be: ‘friends of all, satellites of none’. Related articles TT on alert (

High alert

Jamaica Gleaner "THE JAMAICAN police were placed on high alert yesterday after the United States (US) Department of State issued a worldwide alert warning that the killing of terror mastermind, Osama bin Laden, could trigger attacks against American installations across the globe." Related articles Osama bin Laden dead: Imran Khan speaks of Pakistan's fears (

Sex offender teacher busted by his pupil

« Trinidad and Tobago News Blog : "PUPILS at an all-girls prestige high school busted a biology teacher who took up duties last week, revealing that he was convicted in the United States a few years ago, on charges of sexually assaulting five of his female pupils. The sex offender managed to slip through the cracks and landed himself a temporary job at the prestige school after a female biology teacher went on maternity leave. He was hired for a three-month period after he was interviewed and the school’s management was very impressed with his credentials."

More lead, more dead!

Amandala Online : "He was only 16, a youth trying to make a bright future for himself, but it was not to be. Today, Trevor Neal, 16, who was brought up the right way by his parents, lies in the morgue, victim of a frustrated gunman whose intended victim had escaped him. His family’s grief is difficult to bear, but the question they ask needs an answer - “Why, Why him? He was not involved in gangs; he did not deserve to die so young, and for nothing.” Trevor Neal, 16, a mechanic and employee of Truck Parts of Belize, resided on Orange Street, at a house he had been taking care of for a friend who was out of the country, for a little over a year. Neal, in fact, lived in Belama with his family. "

Osama bin Laden killed by American forces- U.S. takes possession of body

Image via Wikipedia Kaieteur News : " Osama bin Laden , the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks against the United States, is dead, and the U.S. is in possession of his body. President Barack Obama last night confirmed that the US had conducted an operation that had killed bin Laden, “the terrorist that was responsible for the murder of thousands…” In a televised broadcast, Obama said that the US had recently received information that the September 11 mastermind was hiding in a compound in Pakistan. “Last week, I determined that they had enough intelligence to take action, and authorised an operation to get bin Laden and bring him to justice." Related articles Watch President Obama Confirm Osama Bin Laden is Dead ( Al-Qaida head Osama bin Laden is killed (The Newsroom) (

Moving final farewell for 4 murdered by cop : "Some journeyed from the nearby parish of St Mary, to as far as Hanover in the west. Others flew in from the United States and Germany to pay their last respects to four persons whose savage murders last month shocked the nation and the Jamaica Constabulary Force. The dead were wheeled inside the small Seventh-day Adventist Church in Ocho Rios yesterday in the same order in which they were viciously shot by Detective Corporal Wayne Llewellyn in Three Hills, St Mary, during a brutal attack on one family at their home on April 7."