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Over 350 kilos of cocaine found in soap powder

 Kaieteur News : "Police yesterday intercepted more than 350 kilogrammes of cocaine at John Fernandes Limited shipping container facility on Mandela Avenue. Kaieteur News understands that the drug was found stashed in a consignment of Breeze Soap Powder.  The drug was reportedly intended to be shipped to Niger, Africa, and was due to leave Guyana next Tuesday (December 4). The seizure was made by anti-narcotics agents as they inspected the batch of soap powder. Reports are that the male shipper has been arrested and remains in police custody assisting investigators with the case."

Dookeran warns Kamla

Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago,  (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday : : "FOREIGN Affairs Minister Winston Dookeran , in a strongly-worded statement addressed to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar , yesterday called on her to show “compassion” and “compromise” in the Wayne Kublalsingh hunger protest affair." Related articles Gaunt Trinidad hunger striker vows to press on Why Kublalsingh must die Trinidad hunger striker vows to continue protest over highway as doctor warns of organ failure Kamla receives proposal to end south Trinidad highway development "standoff"

Three freed - : "Three men, whose death sentences for murder were commuted to life imprisonment, walked out of Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds as free men yesterday. Trevor Foster, Hallam Benjamin and Joseph Jackman pushed the small gate at the prisons entrance just before noon and walked to freedom."

Murder in Trouya

Another young man has fallen at the hands of gang violence. A 27 year old male was shot dead in the Trouya area in the wee hours of Thursday morning. Bagatelle residents and family are calling for an end to the spate of senseless killings on the island, as another child remains fatherless.

Mentally ill man attacks school boy

Video-Squatters face eviction

Squatters near Chinese Embassy in Guyana face eviction

Dickerson steps down as PLP candidate

Bermuda News : "Makai Dickerson has stepped down as the PLP candidate for Devonshire South Central. His resignation was announced in a press release issued this evening on his behalf, by the Progressive Labour Party. It followed his admission that police found him in possession of a “very small” amount of marijuana in September."

Donville Inniss ,"I commend Mr Duguid for attempting to apologize today,” : "Donville Inniss isn’t about to become the whipping boy of Parliament. Not even in the face of what he sees as verbal threats. The outspoken Minister of Health has adamantly denied that in the House of Assembly last week Tuesday he provoked Member of Parliament for Christ Church West Dr William Duguid into making a number of caustic remarks which were broadcast live on radio to a national audience, and even went viral on YouTube." Read more on 'via Blog this'

Boxer's murder highlights Puerto Rico crime rate

Miner’s battered body found at Mahdia

Kaieteur News : "Police in Guyana’s hinterland region are probing yet another murder, which occurred in Mahdia, Region 8. Reports are that the battered remains of 59-year-old Robert Prescott of 114 Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara, were found in the vicinity of Danjou Hill, Mahdia. The discovery was made at around 06:00 hours yesterday by other miners who were in the area heading to their work grounds. One of the man’s daughters, Diane Prescott, said they received the news of her father’s death from his employer.


Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday  "A MOTHER’S anguish. A community in mourning and disbelief. The hills overlooking Prizgar Lands in Laventille echoed yesterday afternoon with the screams of several persons who were overcome with grief on the tragic deaths of five-year-old Akil Motar and Joyce Edwards, 80."

William Duguid gets a scolding : "Speaker of the House of Assembly, Michael Carrington has warned parliamentarians to clean up their act or face future sanctions. Carrington issued the warning around 10:20 a.m., moments after the representative for Christ Church West William Duguid apologized to the Lower Chamber for his emotional outburst during last Tuesday’s debate on the value of summer camps organized by the Democratic Labour Party Government." Related articles Barbados opposition legislator apologises for verbal assault Duguid issues apology for shocking outburst Duguid's Faux Pas an Opportunity Missed

Woman charged in Laborie homicide

The young woman accused of murdering a Laborie man made her first appearance in court on Tuesday. Nineteen year old Anuska Alfred was brought before the Vieux Fort District Court.

Man killed in Banse.Girlfriend in custody

The father of the Banse man who was fatally stabbed on Saturday was still visibly distraught when we visited the home where the incident occurred on Monday.

Family lost at sea recounts harrowing ordeal

Antigua Observer Newspaper : "ST JOHN’S, Antigua – As his four-year-old son recovers in Intensive Care following Sunday’s dramatic boat capsizing – which left four people lost at sea for 19 hours – shaken dad George Ghanem said the ordeal has left his family traumatised, dehydrated and hypothermic."

Missing Persons Found Alive And Well

 CARIBARENA ANTIGUA : "Antigua St. John's -  clinging to the capsized vessel sometime before 8am today Monday November 26, 2012 in an area north of Prickly Pear Island. Businessman George Ghanem, his two children aged 7 and 3, and a friend were out on his 24-foot boat when it reportedly began taking in water sometime after midday on November 25, 2012.

PLP’s Makai Dickerson Caught With Marijuana : "Hours after the OBA issued a statement questioning an allegation that one of the PLP’s candidates was facing drug charges, the PLP admitted that Makai Dickerson had been caught with a small amount of marijuana after being stopped by the police at a checkpoint. Mr Dickerson is the PLP candidate for Constituency #12 Devonshire South Central, where he will challenge OBA Leader Craig Cannonier."

Rihanna comments ‘out of love’

Louis Farrakhan, leader of Nation of Islam(Photo credit: Wikipedia ) : "It was out of love that he criticized Barbadian superstar Rihanna last year, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said yesterday as he also expressed concern about the “ sexual revolution ” taking place among the youth. He insisted that his reference to the singer’s Grammy Awards performance as “filthy” was not meant as a personal attack but to encourage her “to think about the greatness of her appeal”." Related articles Farrakhan is coming to Barbados Rihanna pushes Barbados campaign on sites Farrakhan renews Caribbean tour in Grenada Chicago welcomes Farrakhan's Nation of Islam army, but not Chic-fil-A

Family of Four Missing at Sea

 CARIBARENA ANTIGUA : "Antigua St. john's - A massive search was underway up to late last night for four (4) people who went missing at sea after their boat ran into problems. The search was suspended about 10pm on Sunday, and the Coast Guard Commander told Caribarena it would be resumed at first light today. The four, all members of the same family, have been identified as businessman George Ghanem - who operates Mid East Fast Food on Redcliffe Street – his wife and two children aged seven and three."

Case adjourned : "Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Charles Leacock is to make a determination in the unprecedented case of two women from Britain categorically stating that the man charged with raping them is not their attacker."

Duguid issues apology for shocking outburst

Barbados Labour Party (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) : "BARBADOS LABOUR PARTY Member of Parliament (MP) , William Duguid , yesterday said sorry to Barbadians for his shocking outburst in the House of Assembly last Tuesday. Admitting he had fallen “far short” for the traditions and standards of Barbados ’ 300-year-old Parliament, Duguid told a media conference at the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Office this morning that his outburst, which has been widely publicized on the Internet via Youtube and Facebook , was provoked by a Democratic Labour Party MP’s insult of his family members." Related articles William Duguid Loses It!

Caribbean records significant decrease in HIV infections : "BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The number of children born with the deadly HIV declined significantly in the Caribbean during the period 2009 and 2011, according to the 2012 global report by UNAIDS. The report noted that the Caribbean, which has the second highest incidence of HIV/AIDS after sub-Saharan Africa, also recorded the highest decline in AIDS-related deaths of any region between 2005 and 2011."

Childhood Obesity problem in the Caribbean

Young mechanic died by drowning, blunt trauma

Kaieteur News : "The Blankenburg, West Coast Demerara mechanic who was found dead in a hotel pool, died of drowning compounded by blunt trauma, a post mortem examination found yesterday. Sadeek Juman was discovered dead in the swimming pool of the popular Double Day hotel at Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo on Monday afternoon. He would have been celebrating his 21st birthday today, but will be buried instead."

Outburst by William Duguid in Barbados Parliament

Ministers misbehaving in Barbados calling across the floor...

Farrakhan is coming to Barbados : "Leader of the Nation of Islam Louis Farrakhan will be arriving in Barbados on Sunday for a week’s visit as part of the second phase of a Caribbean tour. The outspoken religious and social leader will be having a number of meetings with various sectors including business, students and the general public. "

Family left traumatised by gun-toting robbers

Antigua Observer Newspaper : "ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Gun-toting bandits terrorised a Cedar Grove family when they shoved guns in their faces, robbed them of cash and jewellery and threatened to kill them in their home on Monday night. “One of them wanted to shoot, but one of them begged and said nobody is supposed to get hurt,” a frightened and tearful Roselyn DeSilvia recalled. The 53-year-old said her 30-year-old son, who operates Becky’s Superette in the community, was on his way home when bandits attacked him around 9:35 pm."

Stalkers leave mother fearing for her life

 Gazetteonline  "Mrs X, who is in her 50s and lives in Warwick, said black-clad figures have been riding right into her yard in broad daylight, leaving her scared to go out. While the police have answered her calls for help, she fears that her life, and that of her son who no longer lives with her are in danger."

3 murders

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday: : "LAVENTILLE appears to be heating up once again. In the space of 24 hours, on Monday, there were three murders in the area. The latest slaying took place Monday night when 32-year-old Labour Ministry employee Kevon Butler was fatally shot while liming with friends on Pashley Street."

Face to face -

 NationNews Barbados "Emotions ran high yesterday when accused Derick Crawford came face to face for the first time with the two British women he is accused of raping. Under normal circumstances, it would have been an angry confrontation but the threesome almost embraced each other. Rachel Turner, 30, and Diane Davies, 63, were at the Holetown Magistrates’ Court to take the witness stand to declare that Crawford, 48, was not the man who raped them on separate occasions in October

Saint Lucia experiences third murder for the week....

Dead is a 31 year old Howard Pascal, described by residents as a peaceful individual. Residents say they last saw him on Saturday before he left with friends.

Street fight over baby...

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday  "The sight of a man and woman fighting over a baby boy on the streets of Port-of-Spain yesterday morning, stopped pedestrians in their tracks, some of whom tried to intervene to hold back the man and secure the safety of the child. The commotion drew the attention of police officers on patrol, who detained the 37-year-old woman and her 30-year-old estranged male companion as they engaged in a struggle over the custody of their one-year-old son. "

Raw Video..Barbados Pop Star Rihanna concert up in flames

It’s not him! -

NationNews Barbados  "IN AN UNUSUAL CASE, two British women who were raped in Barbados two years ago have not only secured legal representation for the man charged with attacking them but will appeal to a magistrate today in an attempt to help clear his name. With the financial assistance of another woman who was raped in 2004, Rachel Turner and Diane Davies have retained Andrew Pilgrim to represent the 47-year-old man. They will be in court to support him when the matter comes up for hearing this morning"

Gag them! --

 Bridgetown, Barbados. (c.a. November 2000) (Photo credit: Wikipedia )  NationNews Barbados  "Stop with all the talking. Let the court decide! This appeal has come from Barbados on the heels of comments made by a Jamaican minister regarding the Shanique Myrie lawsuit before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Those comments have not gone down well with attorneys representing the Barbados Government in the matter." Related articles CARICOM members may join Jamaica in Myrie suit vs Barbados Barbados' Scotland's Sugar Slaves

Parties clash over business -

 Bermuda Sun News "The OBA and the PLP clashed over the opening and closing of businesses, as has been the norm for the pair in the run up to the December 17 general election. The OBA fired the first salvo tonight over the closure of Computer City. A statement by Sylvan Richards, spokesman for the Shadow Board on the Economy and OBA candidate for Constituency 7 was issued with regard to Friday’s news that Computer City was closing after 12 years in business with the loss of nine jobs."

Argument between brothers ends in murder "An argument between two brothers ended in tragedy after one is chopped to death. The dead man has been identified as Kevin Farrow. According to police, the 34 year old man, his brother and a close male relative were at Mon Wash, Quarry Road in Gasparillo where they got into a heated argument late on Friday."

Teenager dies suddenly

 Antigua Observer Newspaper : "T JOHN’S, Antigua – An 18-year-old student of the Pares Secondary School died suddenly on Friday after being ill for several months. Shazeeda Ramsey, a fifth form student, complained of feeling unwell in June or July after reportedly handling chemicals in the Agriculture Science department."

John McAfee claims harassment in Belize

Belize Albert Street Shooting

Boy, 9, shot in drive-by attack

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday: : "A nine-year-old boy was among five persons who suffered gunshot wounds while at a shop at St Barb’s Road, Laventille on Thursday night. Josiah Washington of Mapp Lands, Laventille was warded at the Paediatric Surgical Ward, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC), Mt Hope, yesterday after having surgery to treat two bullets which pierced his abdomen and exited through his back. "

Mom charged with murder... : : "Marcia Harper, 30, stood silently as she faced Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Rajendra Rambachan yesterday on the charge that she murdered her eight-year-old son, Demario Ragoonanan. The little boy was found hanging from a curtain in a bedroom at their home in Ste Madeleine, on the outskirts of San Fernando, at about 1 am last Monday. " Mom

Death shock : "A ST JAMES family was in a state of shock yesterday after a teenaged member collapsed and died in Bridgetown. Rasheed Kadeem Harris, 19, of Lancaster, collapsed around 8:30 a.m. at the entrance to the S.Y. Adam & Son store on Swan Street, where he was employed."

Mabaruma schoolgirl succumbs

 Kaieteur News : "Minutes after leaving Mabaruma on a medivac at around 05:30 hours yesterday, 15 year-old Bibi Zaleena Shadeek who had her throat slit and was virtually disembowelled by her spurned boyfriend, succumbed to her injuries. Reports are that after the teen died, the flight returned to Mabaruma. Shadeek, a former fifth form student who was preparing for CXC early next year, was viciously attacked by the young man at around 19:30 hours on Wednesday at her home."

Gays turn up heat on Beenie Man : "DAYS after a scheduled performance in northern California was scrutinised by a gay rights group deejay Beenie Man is facing more pressure from the gay community in the United States. The Gay Liberation Network (GLN) is protesting his November 22 performance at The Shrine in Chicago, citing Beenie Man's past criticism of homosexuals."

Guyana--Luncheon dismisses claims of NIS financial problems

Cannabis movement wants hemp industry

The St. Lucia Cannabis Movement is calling on the government to support the industrial hemp initiative. The move would allow for the research for industrial hemp production. 

Belize Prime Minister calls McAfee 'bonkers'

The Prime Minister of Belize has called antivirus software creator John McAfee 'bonkers' and 'extremely paranoid', and urged that he hand himself in to authorities for questioning over the death of his next door neighbour. Related articles The Prime Minister Of Belize Says Antivirus Software Pioneer John McAfee Has Gone 'Bonkers' Belize PM says McAfee "bonkers," should help in murder case

The world meets the Jamaican bobsleigh team - Calgary 1988 Winter Olympi...

As a tropical nation Jamaica is not immediately associated with the Winter Olympic Games. However, at the Calgary 1988 Olympic Games, the Jamaican bobsleigh team made its Olympic debut. The team was consider by many an underdog and by its charisma, was a favourite for supporters around the world.

More Casualties from Stanford Mess

CARIBARENA ANTIGUA : "US prosecutors have told a Houston jury that two former accounting executives at Stanford Financial Group should be convicted of helping Texas financier R. Allen Stanford conceal the theft of billions of dollars from investors at his offshore bank. The government asked jurors to reject claims by ex-Chief Accounting Officer Gilbert Lopez, 70, and former Global Controller Mark Kuhrt, 40, that they were duped by Stanford and his finance chief into creating false financial statements, which investors relied on to buy $7 billion of fraudulent certificates of deposit (CDs) from Antigua-based Stanford International Bank (SIB)."

Analysts doubt Duprey is broke

 The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper : "“Unbelievable” is how consultant and social commentator Afra Raymond yesterday described the statements of former CL Financial chairman Lawrence Duprey, reported in the last Sunday Guardian that he “doesn’t have one cent.” However, last year in the Commission of Enquiry into the collapse of Clico, Clico attorney Neal Bisnath said Duprey was paid $90 million a year from the deposits of policyholders. Raymond said Duprey’s comment about the state of his finances raises a few points"

US moves satellite surveillance out of Antigua

 Antigua Observer Newspaper : "St. John’s, Antigua – The US C-band space surveillance radar, which reportedly is currently at the US Air Force facility in Antigua, will be moved to a naval facility in Exmouth, Western Australia, the BBC has reported. The radar system – which will be used to “track space assets and debris”, according to the BBC – will be deployed in Western Australia by 2014." 'via Blog this'

Visiting the Maynard Hill family

As family and friends continue to grasp life without 16 year old Kevin Constantine, officials of the Ministry of Education and the George Charles Secondary School sought to offer their deepest condolences.

Woman strangled

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday  "A SECOND autopsy, done at a funeral home in Central Trinidad on Monday afternoon has revealed that mother of three Stacy Ramdeen, 32, died from strangulation and not from asphyxia consistent with chronic coronary complications as found during the first autopsy done hours earlier at the Forensic Science Centre in St James."

John McAfee: Belize Police Searching for Antivirus Pioneer

McAfee is a "person of interest" in a homicide investigation in Belize

Cell phone porn investigation extended

 Antigua Observer Newspaper : "ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Investigators probing the cell phone porn scandal – apparently showing uniformed school students taking part in graphic sex acts – have been given more time to complete their enquiries. In addition, the three-member team has been increased to five – to include a pastor and a police officer. The committee had initially been given a deadline of today to carry out the probe, which involves trying to identify the participants."

Shooting death in Maynard Hill

A sixteen year old resident of Maynard Hill is the islands latest homicide victim.

Mother in court for abusing daughter, 15

Antigua Observer Newspaper : "ST JOHN’S, Antigua – A 38-year-old woman who burnt her teenage daughter’s hands with an electric iron appeared before magistrates yesterday. The mother-of-four admitted to ill-treating the 15-year-old, who is dyslexic and suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Chief magistrate Joanne Walsh was told the incident occurred after the youngster was suspended from school late last month."

Liberta Man Charged for Goat Massacre

CARIBARENA ANTIGUA : "Antigua St. John's - A frustrated farmer who allegedly hacked to death eight untended goats earlier this month has been arrested. Police say they have charged Fitzmorgan Greenaway of Tyrells, Liberta with three counts of violence to livestock animals. Morgan is reported to have gone beserk on November 5th, taking matters into his own hands because the animals had been destroying his crops."

John McAfee, Antivirus Software Developer, Wanted For Murder:

Huff Post "Computer programmer and founder of the McAfee antivirus software company, John McAfee, is wanted for murder in Belize, Gizmodo reported on Monday, citing Belize officials. McAfee is the main suspect in the murder of American expatriate Gregory Faull, Marco Vidal, head of the national police force's Gang Suppression Unit told Gizmodo. Faull was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head on Saturday night at his home in San Pedro Town, located in the southern region of Ambergris Caye island in Belize. There was no sign of forced entry, but his laptop computer and iPhone were cited as missing, according to a police report obtained by the website."

Bandits Open Fire On Woman and Child

CARIBARENA ANTIGUA : "Antigua St. John's - A Golden Grove resident and her infant daughter narrowly escaped gunshot injuries when her vehicle was fired upon late Saturday night. Thirty-seven-old businesswoman Joycelyn Bruno and her five-year-old daughter are reported to have just returned home shortly after 11pm when two masked gunmen attacked them. The bandits opened fire on the vehicle, shattering the window. They then dragged the occupants out, before making off with the vehicle. Inside were two bags of groceries, along with Bruno’s handbag containing money and important documents."

Homeless on the Street...Trinidad and Tobago

Johnny Lutchman talks pt.1

Police hunt - : "POLICE HAVE IDENTIFIED “businessmen” who prey on disadvantaged youths in New Orleans and Chapman Lane as the ones driving the recent spate of shootings in those inner-city communities - and they’re going after them."

He tried to stop a robbery – and paid with his life!

 Amandala Newspaper : "Innocent blood was again spilled in the city as the sens.eless gun violence claimed yet another life. Dennis Williams, 54, of Supaul Street, better known as “Bo,” was killed in his workplace at the Three Stars Quality Chicken on Vernon Street at about 11:00 this morning. Witnesses said that two men went into the store to rob the business of the proceeds brought in by the delivery truck , which had just pulled up after the delivery and sale of chicken. One of the robbers aimed a gun at the salesman, and demanded the money, but Williams intervened and one of the men punched him in his face and he fell."

Jamaica:Major credit card ring bust

ONE of two men arrested Wednesday in Caribbean Estates, Portmore, St Catherine, for his alleged connection to a major credit & debit card fraud ring, is now the subject of an international investigation

Point community shocked by shootings

 Antigua Observer Newspaper : "ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Residents in Point are on edge after stray bullets from a late-night shooting Wednesday pierced through a wooden house and injured a sleeping cancer patient while another villager was hunted down and shot in the buttocks. Several people were sitting at the corner of Booby Alley, near lower St John’s Street, when the brazen gunman went after 21-year-old Philmore George and opened fire on him around 9:15 pm."

Police launch criminal probe into Clico collapse

The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper : "Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard announced yesterday that the Police Service had started a “full criminal investigation” into the conduct of individuals and corporate entities involved in the collapse of Clico and related companies. The T&T Guardian understands that the official investigation by the police began last week. The announcement by the DPP came as he expressed concern that the media “should not publish or broadcast anything which might jeopardise, hinder or otherwise prejudice the investigation or any possible proceedings which might result from it.”"

Alarm Over India’s Dengue Fever Epidemic

English: Stegomyia aegypti (formerly Aedes aegypti) mosquito biting a human. (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) : "NEW DELHI — An epidemic of dengue fever in India is fostering a growing sense of alarm even as government officials here have publicly refused to acknowledge the scope of a problem that experts say is threatening hundreds of millions of people, not just in India but around the world." Related articles As Dengue Fever Sweeps India, a Slow Response Stirs Experts' Fears Solution to prevent Dengue fever occurring every year in New Delhi India: 37 more down with dengue fever in Pune

Couple run over

English: PIC TAKEN AT 2006 DIVALI NAGAR IN TRINIDAD. (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday : : "AN OUTING to see the festivities at the Divali Nagar site on Tuesday night ended in tragedy for a Chaguanas family when a man and his wife were knocked down and killed while attempting to cross the Uriah Butler Highway near the Nagar." Related articles Divali celebrated in Tobago Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday : : Diverse attractions at Divali Nagar

Professor’s plea to Cuba - : "As Cuba prepares to welcome back tens of thousands of its citizens who left the country illegally decades ago, an international relations scholar in Canada has suggested Havana should take Raul Garcia off Barbados ’ hands." Related articles Cuba has announced it is removing need for its citizens to obtain exit permits before traveling abroad - @BBCBreaking Barbados Economic Performance Review of 2012

Teen shot, another held for questioning

Antigua Observer Newspaper : "ST JOHN’S, Antigua – As shocked family members pray for the recovery of 14-year-old Kenaca Ryan, police are questioning a 17-year-old suspect in connection with the Monday afternoon shooting. The victim was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) up to late last night with a bullet lodged in his lower left back, two relatives said."

Suicide in Anse Ger

Haitians doubt over Sandy aid

Bandit shot dead by police officers

 Caribbean News Media : "A bandit was shot dead by police officers on Friday. C News understands that officers responded to the call of a break-in at the Double Savers Supermarket on Calcutta Road in Freeport at around 1:30am. Police arrived on the scene as three men were fleeing the building. There was an exchange of gunfire and one suspect was shot. He was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival."

Family of Murdered woman speaks

The mother of the 32 year old woman found slouched in a chair outside her Gros Islet home says her daughter was not the type to commit suicide.