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Showing posts from November, 2011

video--Kenny Anthony sworn in....

video--Kenny Anthony gives thanks.....

On Monday evening it was announced that the St. Lucia Labour Party was victorious- winning by three seats. After the 2006 elections- although defeated the St. Lucia Labour Party managed to gain six seats increasing it by four seats to gain the victory. The Prime Minister Elect sought to thank all those affiliated in his party's victory.

video--The scuffle

It was perhaps the most eventful occurrence in Monday's general elections; a war of words between the UWP Political Leader and his SLP Castries North opponent.

Man shot dead by police escorting ballot boxes.....

Kaieteur News : "Investigations are being conducted into the fatal shooting of a man of mixed race which occurred yesterday at Maripa Dukwari Landing, Cuyuni River. Police in a press release stated that initial information obtained from two police ranks at the scene was that they were on duty escorting two ballot boxes to Maripa Dukwari and Kurutuku. While at the Maripa Dukwari Landing, the ranks were attacked by three men who were armed and who attempted to take away their firearms. During the confrontation one of the men was fatally shot. The other two men fled the scene. Police said that the dead man was armed with two handguns along with a quantity of ammunition which have been recovered by the police."

Barbados Tourism Disaster: Serial rape victims slam police, government, tourism authorities.......

Barbados Free Press : "Daylight rape near popular beach – scene of 13 reported rapes in past year – tourists not alerted – police did nothing Police “callous, incompetent, totally inept” “Barbados authorities are more concerned about protecting the lucrative tourist industry than they are about seeking justice.” Police “try to brush the rapes under the carpet so as not to damage the overseas tourist " Related articles I was viciously raped on this Barbados beach but local polic (

Today is Election Day.

Image via Wikipedia Kaieteur News : "Bharrat Jagdeo, the outgoing President has declared that today is the day when over 470,000 registered and eligible Guyanese will go to the polls to vote for a new Head of State and Government. All systems have been cleared to go and up to press time the blank ballot papers were being stored at strategic points around the country and under armed police protection.


Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday "The hunt is on for high-powered sniper rifles which were to be used in the assassination attempt of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and two members of her Cabinet. The rifles were part of a cache of arms secretly brought into this country, and which were reportedly used in the target training practise at a secret camp in east Trinidad by three rogue ex-soldiers, who are now in custody assisting in the probe into the assassination attempt. "

UK builder named as Dominican Government-Brit ambassador scandal widens

Image via Wikipedia : "Santo Domingo.- Local newspaper Listin reports that although British ambassador Steven Fisher has yet to name it, court papers point toward Biwater International LTD as the UK company which allegedly left  the country on its refusal to pay bribes. It said the company (Biwater Dominicana, S.A., Consorcio, Biwatwer-Civilcad (now Biwater-Sinercon), left the country in October 2010 after to having built several aqueducts nationwide, among them San Francisco de Macorís, La Romana and San Cristóbal."

Man says cop broke his arm and threw him into river

Amandala Online : "Nursing a broken arm in a sling, Deon Bainton, 33, a pastry vendor of Pickstock Street, Belize City, visited our newspaper today, laying down a serious allegation of police brutality.   He told us that he was brutalized by a police officer whose neighbor allegedly lied to him, saying that Bainton was involved in a burglary of the said officer’s Ladyville home."

Charged for fishing in Tobago : "TEN Barbadian fishermen are paying the price for straying into Tobago waters. They are spending this weekend in Tobago prison cells after that island’s coast guard swooped down on four vessels Friday evening. The crew members on board the vessels Dove IV, Leah-Lyn II and Nathalie were held by Tobago Coast Guard officials, just north off Castara between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m."

Intimidation as voting starts in Castries.....

Commissioner of the Electoral Department, Michael Flood has registered his dissatisfaction with the attempt by a politician to acquire a poll book which contains the names of protective services officers who voted on Friday. Protective Services personnel were required to vote two days before the general elections. Flood says that while the election process went generally smooth, there was a blemish with a politician attempting to intimidate poll persons at seeing the poll books.

Trinidad PM says assassination plot uncovered : "PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Trinidad's prime minister said yesterday that police have uncovered an apparent plot to assassinate her and members of her government in the southern Caribbean country. At a press conference in Trinidad's capital, Kamla Persad-Bissessar gave no specifics of the alleged plot, but indicated that it was a response by criminal groups to her government's ongoing state of emergency to tackle crime and dismantle gangs."

Miscalculation forced plane to crash land : Kaieteur News

Kaieteur News : "An experienced aviator told this publication that the American-registered aircraft had run out of fuel due to heavy winds and miscalculation.  He said that the pilot had calculated for winds blowing north-northeast at 10 knots when in actuality the winds were moving from southeast between 15 and 20 knots. This, he said, resulted in additional resistance to the plane thus causing a slower pace which led to the depletion of fuel."

Vicious murder shakes Cayo community

Amandala Online : "Testimony to the increased level of violence in the western area of Belize came in the form of another senseless murder reported last night, Wednesday, November 9, 2011 in Ontario Village, Cayo District.            Dr. Lawrence Allan Johnson, 68, a native of New Mexico, United States, who is a certified chiropractor and permanent resident of Belize, was found dead, his body doused in gasoline." Related articles US Chiropractor Slain in His Belize Resort (

The PM’s wife : "JULIET Landell knew the moment she was approached by her high school sweetheart Andrew Holness that she would end up being a politician’s wife. For that was made clear by the young, tall, dashing and confident Holness in a proposal of sorts to her while they were both students at the University of the West Indies (UWI). “I recall he told me one day on campus ‘you are going to be my wife and I intend to serve in political life, you must choose now if you are able to take on this life because serving my country is important to me’,” the wife of Jamaica’s ninth and youngest prime minister told the Sunday Observer. “He was very clear on his professional goals from early.”"

Dugard Micoud is in mourning ....

The community of Dugard Micoud is in mourning following the death of seventeen community members -- members of two households completely wiped out. While police have been able to confirm sixteen deaths with one child unaccounted for -- the people of Dugard Micoud are mourning for all those who left the community on that fateful Thursday to attend the funeral in Choiseul.

Accident in Choisuel

Sixteen people have been confirmed dead following a horrific automobile accident. The catastrophe occurred in the Choiseul community of Morne Sion Thursday night at approximately 7:45 pm. Police say a bus driven by 47 year old Michael Alexander of Micoud veered off the road and plunged off a cliff into the sea.

Teachers threaten strike

The Saint Lucia Teachers Union is gearing up for possible industrial action following the general election. The union is calling on the next administration to move with haste to normalize the positions of many qualified teachers which it claims are being unfairly treated by the Ministry of Education. President of the SLTU, Julian Monrose says the union has exhausted its options and is running out of patience.

Tip did it : "IT WAS THE BROTHER of missing woman Patrina Lord, found dead in a St Thomas cart road Monday night, who led police to a man known to the family and who is assisting police with their investigations. “He was walking along the Cane Garden [St Thomas] Main Road, and I literally chased him until we caught him,” said 25-year-old Leroy Lord."

Honeymoon couple murdered in Antigua were executed on their knees

Image via Wikipedia  Mail Online : "Two British honeymooners murdered in Antigua were executed on their knees, an inquest heard yesterday. Dr Catherine Mullany and husband Ben were forced to kneel by their bed before being shot in the head in the 2008 killing, the hearing in Swansea was told. Holidaymakers staying at the same Antigua hotel reported hearing screams and gunfire at 5am, the coroner heard." Related articles Mullany honeymoon murders: 'Single bullet killed wife' (

Canadian's attempted murder case in Jamaican court

 Toronto Sun : "A Toronto-area man appeared in a Jamaica courtroom Monday to face attempted murder charges. It's alleged Paul Martin slashed his wife's throat and tried to strangle her while on a sightseeing tour during a vacation on Dec. 23, 2010. Cathy-Lee Martin lived. The couple from Ajax, Ont., married in 2004 and have two daughters. A source told QMI Agency last year Cathy, whose maiden name is Clayson, became unhappy in her marriage"

Curfew lifted in TT : "PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad and Tobago government today lifted the five hour curfew that had been in effect here since August 21, but said the state of emerge cy (SOE) would remain pending further reviews by the National Security Council. "

ONE questions diplomat's actions....

The Organization of National Empowerment, ONE has lashed out at the Taiwan Ambassador Tom Chou for appearing on a United Workers party platform. Chairman of ONE, Peter Alexander says that Chou continues to disregard the laws of St. Lucia and inturn disrespect the people of the island. The Taiwanese's Ambassador, Tom Chou for his part maintains that he has continued to adhere to diplomatic protocol and has downplayed the allegations.

Holness mania! : "MONTEGO BAY, St James — Buoyed by the perceived bounce the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has received from the recent ascension of Andrew Holness to the leadership of the country, candidates contesting marginal constituencies in western Jamaica are confident that the move will greatly enhance their chances at the polls in the upcoming general election."

Man dies after wall falls on him

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday  "Works and Infrastructure Minister Jack Warner yesterday gave the assurance that he will do all within his power to assist family members of a father who died when a concrete wall collapsed on him. Father of two, Harry “Robin” Deonarine, died moments after a concrete wall fell on him while working on a construction site on Tuesday at Lachoo’s Road, Penal. "

Be strong! : "A grieving father yesterday implored hundreds of young people at the Mount of Praise Wesleyan Holiness Church to find a spiritual base for their lives to enable them to cope when faced with difficulties. Pastor Joseph Bryan, who lost his son Barbados Defence Force able seaman Adrian Greenidge allegedly to suicide last week, said during the funeral: “We can’t do anything for Adrian now but put him in the grave."

Thief caught red handed

One Vieux-Fort man is in custody following a call from security guards who alerted the police about a robbery in progress. The incident was taking place at a business establishment called big bamboo where several robberies has already cost the owner thousands of dollars.

Jamaica rapper Vybz Kartel denied bail

The Associated Press:  "KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A judge in Jamaica has refused bail for a popular rapper facing two murder charges. The ruling Wednesday rejects a bail application by 35-year-old Vybz Kartel (VIBES KAR-tel) in the slaying of a 27-year-old music promoter who was gunned down on a street corner in July. Resident Magistrate Opal Smith has not given a reason for refusing bail."

11 Teakettle schoolchildren fall unconscious

Amandala Online : "About seventy parents of children in the Standard 6 class of the St. Edmund Campion School in Teakettle Village, Cayo District, gathered in front of the school this morning to protest the return of the children to the school’s church, which is being used as a classroom.   As many as eleven Standard 6 children of St. Edmund Campion in Teakettle Village, Cayo District, had to be rushed for medical attention on Friday, October 28, after they suddenly became unconscious after being out in the school yard picking up trash.    "