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Murdered Bermudian woman named

Bermuda Sun News " A Bermudian businesswoman was shot and killed in Jamaica last night. The victim was named as Karen Hudson-Lewis, 45, of Paget by the Caribbean website Go-Jamaica and the Jamaican Gleaner. According to the Jamaican media a man is being questioned in connection with the murder which took place in the Mandeville area."

Jamaica's opposition wins elections in a landslide

The Associated Press "KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — On Jamaica's rutted streets, the complaints have been chronic — home ownership is out of reach for most wage earners, the cost of electricity has skyrocketed, water service regularly fizzles out and decent jobs are scarce. Fed up with chronic hard times, voters in this debt-wracked Caribbean nation on Thursday threw out the ruling party and delivered a landslide triumph to the opposition People's National Party, or PNP, whose campaign energetically tapped voter disillusionment especially among the numerous struggling poor."

Sector leaders hail PNP win : "THE country's sector leaders last night poured congratulatory messages on the Portia Simpson Miller-led People's National Party (PNP). President of the Jamaica Exporters' Association (JEA) Vitus Evans expressed surprise at the margin but was optimistic that the association will be able to work with the new administration to boost the country's export sector."

Soldier shoots 3 women; 2 die

Amandala Online :(Dec 22) "Police are investigating a double murder and an attempted murder in the remote village of Carmelita, Orange Walk District, but the gunman responsible is presently beyond the reach of the law. At approximately 11:00 a.m. today, Thursday, a BDF soldier, Larn Lisbey (age unknown at this time), the ex-common-law husband of Judith Rhaburn, 31, entered the Rhaburn’s family yard, where he shot and killed Rhaburn’s mother, Anacleta Pech, 50, and Rhaburn’s sister, Ana Julia Clarita Cortez, 30. "

Cops raid Express offices

NationNews Barbados "PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – More than two dozen police officers yesterday swarmed Express House in search of a tape of a Crime Watch programme that was broadcast on Caribbean Communications Network (CCN) TV6, on October 31. Shortly after midday, the officers arrived at the building armed with a warrant to search for the tape."

Allen Stanford’s Bid to Delay Trial Denied

Bloomberg : " R. Allen Stanford ’s request for more time to prepare to face charges he led a $7 billion investment fraud scheme was denied by the judge who declared him mentally fit for trial. Jury selection will begin in Houston federal court on Jan. 23. “This case needs to be tried,” U.S. District Judge David Hittner said in an eight-page ruling today. “This trial will decide not just whether Stanford is guilty of the criminal charges, but also whether hundreds of millions of dollars of investor funds currently frozen may be forfeited and returned to his alleged victims.”" Related articles Judge Says Allen Stanford Competent To Stand Trial (

Price Reacts to Possible Shark Attack

CARIBARENA ANTIGUA : "Antigua St John's - Communications Officer and past president of the Antigua and Barbuda Fishermen’s Corporation Gerald Price said news of a shark attack during an early morning swim at Fort James beach is unusual in Antigua. Veron Edwards senior said although he is still feeling some pain, he is "coming on" gradually since the incident earlier this week." 'via Blog this'

Man critical after shooting : "One man is in critical condition after a shooting incident in the busy Roebuck Street area earlier today. The incident occurred after 4:30 a.m. In a separate incident, another man was shot following an altercation with a group of men in the same area." 'via Blog this'

Man sleeps in bed with murdered reputed wife

Kaieteur News : "A 21-year old man was arrested after he was found lying in a bed yesterday morning with the nude body of his reputed wife, whom he had allegedly murdered hours earlier. The 20-year old woman, cane juice vendor and mother of one, Madhuri Padumdeo was discovered dead with a piece of rope tied tightly around her neck in the home she shared with her reputed husband Michael Persaud at Lot 8 North Sophia, Bel Air." 'via Blog this'

Finger rape case for C'bean Court of Justice : "THE case involving Shanique Myrie, the Jamaican woman who was sexually violated by Barbadian customs officials, will be brought before the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice early next year. Attorney Anthony Hylton, told the Observer that he will be representing Myrie during the hearing." 'via Blog this'

An elderly man, unwanted, sent away to die

Amandala Online : "What happens when you are old, sick, and your family does not want you? An elderly man, in his 70’s, experienced the trauma of neglect, and died in the process. About two months ago, an elderly resident of Belize City reportedly was put in a bus along with a box of groceries, a kit bag of clothes, an old, rusty machete and a pair of rubber boots, and sent to Bomba, a village on the Old Northern Highway." 'via Blog this'

Lepto leap : "Barbados has recorded 41 cases and three deaths from leptospirosis for the year, making it the deadliest year for the disease since 1999. These statistics mean that the number of cases have more than tripled from 2010, where there were just 12 recorded cases and no deaths." 'via Blog this'


Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday "Screams for help from women and children trapped in a raging fire filled the night in Trou Macaque, Laventille where four people burnt to death and seven were injured as they leapt from the balconies on the top floor of a five-storey HDC apartment building which had been firebombed."

Jamaica police find gangster’s severed head in city with deeply entrenched violent gangs

The Washington Post : "KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaican investigators on Wednesday found the severed head and bullet-riddled body of a man they believe was a high-ranking member of a notorious drug-and-extortion gang known for beheading victims. A police statement said the bloody head was found Wednesday along a commercial strip in Spanish Town, a southern city where violent gangs are deeply entrenched and authorities impose frequent curfews." 'via Blog this'

video--Navardo Hodges feared dead

BUSTED! - Suspected human trafficker arrested : "THE lives of 17 Jamaican children in the United States may today be in danger after they were adopted and shipped off to that country by a woman the local police believe may be part of a major human trafficking ring operating between both countries. Local police, with the help of US law enforcement officials, are currently trying to track down the children, aged between five and 16. Detectives believe that more than the 17 children could well have been victims of the illicit trade."

video--SLP victory rally

Marleys sue - Legal fuss over use of name : "FLORIDA, USA (AP) — A feud has erupted within the first family of reggae, with the widow and nine children of Bob Marley suing his half-brother to stop the use of the Marley name to promote an annual Miami music festival and profit from other businesses in his native Jamaica. The lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court contends the half-brother, businessman Richard Booker, and several affiliated companies are violating copyright and trademark laws by using Marley's name, photographs, lyrics, symbols and other intellectual property without authorisation."

Not guilty!

 Amandala Online : "Mark Vernon, 23, a stevedore of Belize City, was found not guilty by a jury of 9 women before Justice Herbert Lord today on a charge of manslaughter by negligence.    Vernon, defended by attorney Richard “Dickie” Bradley, was accused of negligence in the shooting death of his cousin, David Burgess, 17, who died two days after being shot once in the back of the head on August 9, 2008, while riding in a motor vehicle on Caesar Ridge Road near its junction with Fabers Road, the Wilton Cumberbatch Sports Field and the Yabra Police Station and Community Policing Center."

Bjerkhamn back in court.... : " According to police reports, Bjerkhamn, a gun dealer, was shot in the left hand and his son was hit in the chest when a .380 Glock semi-automatic pistol the father was cleaning at his St Peter residence went off, firing a single bullet. Sir Richard yesterday ruled out probation, saying Bjerkhamn was no threat to himself or the public, neither was he “on any troubled path”. For the businessman, he recommended continued psychological and psychiatric care, which he said might have to be under “a form of supervision”."

Formerly conjoined toddlers leave hospital - Health - Children's health - : "RICHMOND, Virginia — Two formerly conjoined toddlers from the Dominican Republic have left a Richmond hospital after recovering from separation surgery. Maria and Teresa Tapia left Children's Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University on Friday. Doctors, nurses, volunteers and others who cared for them gave the girls and their mother and aunt a warm send-off."

Buju Banton Heads to Relatively Safer Miami Prison After Stay in Rough Texas Jailhouse

Image via Wikipedia County Grind : "Buju Banton has been on the move during the first few months of his ten-year sentence on federal drug charges. The iconic dancehall star went from Florida to Oklahoma to Texas, back to Oklahoma, and he'll soon be en route to the Federal Correctional Institution Miami, according to David Oscar Markus, Banton's attorney."

Ruling party to lead Guyana's first minority gov't : "GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Guyana's ruling party will head a minority government that will not control the South American country's parliament, election officials announced today after three days of counting paper ballots. Chief Elections Officer Gocool Boodhoo announced that the East Indian-dominated People's Progressive Party led by 61-year-old economist Donald Ramotar won the most seats in Monday's elections but fell short of an absolute majority."