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Showing posts from December, 2012

video-Jamaica-Chaos at Tax Offices on Monday

video--Barbados Police Commissioner gives statement on Derek crawford rape case

Recalling the arrest of Derek Crawford in April 2011 for the reported sexual assault of the women six months before, Dottin outlined a number of relevant facts, such as the matter of DNA . “If you read some reports you would think DNA absolved Mr Crawford in these assaults . This is not the case,” Dottin told journalists at the end-of-year Press conference attended by other police top brass at headquarters on Roebuck Street, The City. Barbados Nation Related articles Dottin, Pack Your Bags Please! Rape victims' 'anger' at police Rape victims call for inquiry after winning freedom for accused man How two British women raped in Barbados declared their 'attacker' innocent Barbados Police need to watch CSI crime shows! Cleared man thanks rape victims Barbados rape accused is cleared

video--Jamaica-No IMF deal reached....

3 die in 24 hours - : "Three men have lost their lives in separate incidents in the space of 24 hours, adding to the tragic list of people who have died this month – and will miss ringing in the New Year."

Slaughter in the dancehall : "FIVE men charged with the slaying of 25-year-old Keith Grant at a dance in the early morning of December 4, 1966 walked free from the No 1 Home Circuit Court in July 1968, following a nine-day trial. Grant, according to the Crown, was one of four men allegedly gunned down at a dance which was in progress at 34 Worrell Crescent in Maverley, St Andrew, by a gang of men."

Record breaking number of murders

 Amandala Newspaper : "We were hoping to report that the Christmas holidays were relatively peaceful and that we have no murders to report, but we learnt early last night that murders take no holiday. A 17-year-old young man was killed in Hopkins last night sometime after 8. Luke Nunez’s death marks the 142nd murder for 2012 – 13 more than the previous record of 129 in 2010. 2012 has certainly been a year to forget, and we still have four more days to go before the year officially ends."

Man shot dead in downtown Port of Spain.

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday: : "POLICE officers swarmed downtown Port-of-Spain early yesterday, as they cordoned off the city in search of a gunman who shot and killed a 29-year-old Morvant man near the Office of the Anti Corruption Investigations Bureau (ACIB), located at the corner of Independence Square South and George Street.

Fatal Shooting on Independence Avenue

CARIBARENA ANTIGUA : "Antigua St. John's - Police are investigating a fatal shooting on Sunday morning. The police were called at about 1:30 a.m. this morning, when a resident on his way to purchase barbecue found the body of 52-year-old Vincentian born Michael “Rooky” Medica.

video--Francois tempers deportee concerns

Police Commissioner Vernon Francois is allay fears about the security threat posed to the island by criminal deportees. His comments come against the background of a new US policy.

video--63-year-old woman remanded to prison after being charged with drug traff...

video--25-year-old goes missing

Earthquake North East of Saint Lucia

English: Petit Piton, St. Lucia, seen from the Ladera Hotel restaurant. (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre : "On Thursday27th December, 2012 at 7:34pm local time an earthquake occurred North East of Saint Lucia . The event was located at 14.25°N and 60.47°W. The magnitude was 3.9 and the depth 78km. There were felt reports from the islands of  Saint Vincent and Saint Lucia. "

28 Homicides

The Vincentian : "Up to Thursday, December 27, there were 28 homicides for the year, compared to 20 over the same period last year. The toll was pushed to 28 last Sunday, December 23, following the death of three men. The bodies of Ezra Matthews 38, of Petit Bordel and Bernard Ollivierre 40 of Vermont, both farmers, were discovered with bullet wounds, in the Morne Ronde mountains at the North Leeward district shortly after 1 p.m. last Sunday. The police reportedly came across the bodies, acting on information received."

Agony! -- : "FOR SHERYL HAREWOOD of 5th Avenue, Durants Village, St James, Christmas 2012 will  be unforgettable for its shock and sadness. Yesterday, Boxing Day, she was mourning  the deaths of a daughter,  a granddaughter and  a 15-month-old grandson."

Ads in Kaieteur News recruiting persons to earn $2M monthly…Scam or above board?

 Kaieteur News : "A number of advertisements on how to make big money have been appearing in the classified ads section of Kaieteur News in recent weeks.  They offered the possibility to earn “US$10,000 per month from home. The ads included: -”US$10,000 per month from home. We will teach you how. Join a successful company.” - “Sales Leaders: Can you recruit and train? It’s your turn to make big money. US$$$.”"

Violent confrontation caught on tape by HTS St.Lucia

Officer draws gun in violent confrontation

video--Teen suicide in Vieux Fort

Police are currently investigating an apparent suicide which occurred in the southern town of Vieux Fort

Deaths mar holiday season

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday : : "While most people were still celebrating, resting or recovering from their Christmas festivities, two families were plunged into mourning yesterday, with the deaths of 26-year-old Sean Charles and 27-year-old Andre Alexis. Charles at least got to see his son enjoy the Christmas gift he bought him, a bicycle, hours before his life was senselessly taken."

Over and out: Rihanna and her entourage leave luxury Barbados villa following confrontation with male trespasser

English: Rihanna in her Last Girl on Earth Tour (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) It appears that even with a crack team of security guards surrounding her, Rihanna still can't feel safe. The Bajan beauty was seen exiting the luxury villa that she had been staying in during her pre- Christmas break in her native Barbados . Rihanna, 24, and her posse were seen leaving the property on Monday afternoon following the apprehension of a male intruder trespassing on the property on Sunday. Read more:   Follow us:  @MailOnline on Twitter  |  DailyMail on Facebook Related articles No big Rihanna issue,  say cops  Barbados Nation Newspaper    Rihanna and her entourage leave luxury Barbados villa following male trespasser Rihanna Donates $1.75 Million To Barbados Hospital, Watches Out For Trespasser [PHOTOS] Rihanna calls police

Accused mother spends Christmas in jail : "CHRISTMAS looks very bleak for 42-year-old Maxine Robinson who was yesterday remanded in police custody on murder and gun charges. The Kingston 2 resident was arrested in relation to the death of two men — Fabian Brown, 25, of Harbour View, Kingston 14 and an unidentified man — whom her son reportedly shot and killed in a dispute over a dog in November." Related articles Prison officer remanded for smuggling ganja into jail

Video--Photographs surface of young soldier being punished by GDF for going AWOL

A Global Initiative for Safeguarding the Garifuna Culture By José Francisco Ávila

      On the last article, I quoted Roy Cayetano, who commented “The question is: whose responsibility is it to implement the action plan proposed in the candidature file or indeed any other plan aimed at safeguarding and promoting those elements of our heritage?” Well continuing my research on why the Action Plan for the Safeguarding of the Garifuna Language, Music and Dance has stalled, I went straight to the source, the UNESCO website on Intangible Heritage and here’s what I found.

video--Heavy rainfall drenches Georgetown(Dec 24)

video--A Christmas Message from the Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart

Killer at large

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday "WHILE many people yesterday were busy with last minute shopping and preparing their homes for today’s Christmas festivities, armed police and prisons officers were on a major manhunt for a convicted killer who escaped legal custody between Sunday and yesterday."

Family in shock - : "IT was as horrible a death as you can imagine. Family members watched aghast as Dyann Ingrid Cadogan, 56, became a human inferno, burning to death in what they said was an apparent suicide on Friday night."

Video-Increase in the number of HIV infections between men having sex with men

Video- Murder 45, Critchan James gunned down

video--Running from Belize McAfee Back in U.S., Admits Fake Heart Attack

Sex for dollar$ - : "THE harsh economic climate has been cited as one of the factors driving an increase in Jamaican youths exchanging sex for money, according to the 2012 HIV/AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviour Survey (KABS). Transactional sex — one of the riskiest forms of sexual encounters involving the exchange of gifts or money for sexual intimacy — was cited in the report as being especially high among young Jamaican men and women between 15 and 24 years old, who are in both live-in and non-cohabiting relationships."

Suspect escapes police custody

 Antigua Observer Newspaper : "ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a murder suspect who escaped custody yesterday afternoon. Kenroy Marshall, who has been a person of interest in the murder of two Dominicans, ran from police as officers were escorting him off a flight from Montserrat, where he had just been located. He is described as tall, dark and slim."

Shopkeeper, 71, shot dead by bandits

 Kaieteur News : "A major section of the East Coast Demerara village of Plaisance is mourning the slaying of popular shopkeeper Derrick Cox who was shot dead by bandits on Saturday night. The 71-year-old businessman, who operates a grocery on 71 Ramos Street, Plaisance, was shot in the chest and died before he could receive medical attention." 'via Blog this'

Deadly crash -- : "AN INFANT and two teenagers lost their lives yesterday after a car and a minibus collided, marring the Yuletide season just two days ahead of Christmas. The accident occurred at about 10:30 a.m. along Gibbes Road, Mullins, St Peter."

Christmas sorrow – 3 teenagers shot dead in two hours |

 Amandala Newspaper : "Instead of partaking in joy and laughter in this festive season, three families are mourning the death of three teenagers who were callously shot to death in separate incidents just six days before Christmas. Robert Allan Gladden, 16, a student of Marage Road, Ladyville; Raheem Requeña, 19, of Plues Street; and Reynaldo Garrido, 14, of East Canal, were shot in three different locations in the city within a span of two hours, between 6:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19."

Contractor succumbs one day after beating

Kaieteur News : "A 38 -year-old contractor from Providence, East Bank Demerara, died around noon, Friday, one day after a brawl with another resident of the area. Roopram Jagdeo was pronounced dead around noon by doctors at the Georgetown Public Hospital. Jagdeo was being treated at the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit for injuries to his head."

‘Wrong man’ -- : "FIVE MONTHS after Derick Crawford was arrested and remanded to prison accused of the rape of two British women, a third woman was attacked by a man who matched the description of the elusive rapist."

- Barbados rapes: Concerns raised over treatment of British victims

BBC News  "Concerns raised by two British woman who were raped in Barbados have been put to the island's Police Commissioner by the British High Commissioner . Dr Rachel Turner, of Hertfordshire , and Diane Davies, of Anglesey , were raped within days of each other in 2010. Related articles The rape victims who helped free their alleged attacker Victims of rape help free accused in Barbados Cleared man thanks rape victims Barbados rape accused is cleared British women force court to drop case against Barbadian man accused of raping them

video--Policing for Christmas

The Royal St. Lucia Police Force is placing a special focus on securing the country during the festive season. 

video--22-year-old dies in Hit-and-Run accident

Finsac debtors demand meeting with Phillips : "THE Association of Finsac'd Entrepreneurs (AFE) yesterday appealed to Minister of Finance and Planning Dr Peter Phillips to meet with its members to discuss the future of the Finsac Commission of Enquiry. "We would like to have a meeting with Dr Phillips to have the matter resolved," AFE President Yola Gray Baker told a press conference at the Medallion Hall Hotel in Kingston."

Sinckler responds to Moody’s downgrade -

English: Office of the Prime Minister of Barbados. Located at Bay Street, Bridgetown, Barbados. (c.a. November 2000) (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Nation News  Barbados -  "“The most recent ratings downgrade by Moody’s Investors Service comes as no surprise to us in the Ministry of Finance or in the Government , as a whole.” This was the immediate reaction of Minister of Finance, Chris Sinckler, today to the news that Barbados’ credit rating status was reduced by Moody’s." Related articles Barbados Economic Performance Review of 2012

Moody's downgrades Barbados rating to junk, warns more cuts possible

English: World countries by Standard & Poor's Foreign Rating. Legend: Green - AAA Turquoise - AA Lighter blue - A Darker blue - BBB Purple - BB Red - B : Grey - not rated, (Photo credit: Wikipedia )  Reuters : "Dec 20 ( Reuters ) - Moody's Investors Service on Thursday downgraded Barbados' credit rating to Ba1, into junk territory, citing the Caribbean country's lukewarm economy and rising government debt levels. The rating also carries a negative outlook, with the agency saying that the country's economic prospects remain weak." Related articles No vote at UN for Barbados -- Barbados Has Caribbean's Lowest Perceived Corruption; Haiti Has Highest

Video-Gold trader fatally stabbed outside Stabroek Market

Video...Did the U.N.cause Haiti cholera outbreak?

Pomeroon boat tragedy…President Ramotar to assist relatives :

Kaieteur News : "The relatives of the six persons who died Tuesday evening following a boat collision at Abrams Creek,in the Upper Pomeroon River, had none other than President Donald Ramotar travelling to their community to offer his condolence. Accompanying the President were several Government officials, including Ministers. Ramotar met with the relatives at Siriki, in the Upper Pomeroon, yesterday and promised them that the Government while saddened by the tragic loss of an entire family will assist in some way."

video--Barbados rape victims help to free 'wrong man'

video-Bandits rob four Bourda Market stalls

Duguid, Inniss cross swords - : "A heated verbal clash took up more than 30 minutes of yesterday morning’s sitting of the House of Assembly, as Member of Parliament (MP) for Christ Church West William Duguid and Minister of Health Donville Inniss were constantly on their feet." Related articles Donville Inniss ,"I commend Mr Duguid for attempting to apologize today," Duguid Retiring. Duguid issues apology for shocking outburst William Duguid gets a scolding

video--Rum producers complain bitterly about unfair practises by US territories

VIDEO: I'd love to tell the whole story, says Premier McKeeva Bush

The embattled premier of the Cayman Islands has told Jamaican journalists that he is innocent of the corruption allegations against him.

Police Hunt For Gunmen

 The Bahamas Journal "Police are looking for the four men who have left a 26-year-old fighting for his life in hospital. Preliminary reports indicate that the victim was in the area of Windsor Place off Soldier Road just before 8:00 p.m. Sunday when the gun wielding bandits pulled up in a Bluebird car."

Gangs clash in the park....

Christmas terror in BTL Northside Park | Amandala Newspaper : "The unthinkable has occurred, and a miracle also happened – a week and a half before Christmas, with the police seemingly out of the loop, shooting between two rival gangs erupted in the BTL Northside Park on Newtown Barracks during a concert, "

Shot Dead!

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday : : : "By STACY MOORE Wednesday, December 19 2012 GUNSHOTS rang out in San Fernando yesterday as a hitman not only gunned down his intended target but also turned his weapon on his accomplice, fatally shooting him in the process. The dead men have been identified as Troy “Yankee” Hernandez, 26, of Carlton Lane in San Fernando and Antonio Motoo, 22, of Ramsaran Street, San Fernando. Hernandez was shot in his chest and back and was pronounced dead on arrival at SFGH. "


$10 000 ransom demand -- NationNews  "A teenaged couple has been charged with kidnapping a 56-year-old woman – who police say is undergoing counselling as a result of her abduction – and demanding $10 000 for her release."

video--Cubans pray for Chavez's health at annual pilgrimage

Cannonier: 'Bermuda has seen a new day'

 Bermuda News : "The OBA tonight claimed a nail-biting win. Coming down to two seats, Nandi Davis won by four votes in St George's West to secure the seat that got the OBA into power. It meant the OBA claimed 19 of the 36 seats available. It means it has a two seat majority in the House of Assembly."

Lifting the lid on Antigua’s secret ‘gay’ society

Street in St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Antigua Observer Newspaper : "ST JOHN’S, Antigua – There may not be very many open gay people in Antigua but – according to six who spoke exclusively to OBSERVER Media – there are thousands of homosexuals and bisexuals walking our streets. The macho guy you see spitting or cursing at the sight of a transvestite (born a man but dresses as a woman) in St John’s , is – according to our interviewees – very likely gay. “They are probably more embarrassed about their own inclinations to have sex with a man and not disgusted at seeing a transvestite walking the streets,” one cross-dresser – ‘Anita’* – reported." Read full story on  Antigua Observer Newspaper

video--Fatal Boat collision in Soufriere

Soufriere Police are investigating a fatal boat accident near the Soufriere Waterfront. 69 year old Barons drive resident Sylvester Prosper AKA Cowboy was killed in a collision between two vessels near the Soufriere Jetty on Sunday afternoon.

video--WICB announces partnership with major investor

Watchman mauled to death by dangerous dogs?

English: fila brasileiro  (Photo credit: Wikipedia )   Amandala Newspaper : "The body of a 66-year-old watchman of the Agricultural Development Service at Mile 9 on the Stann Creek Valley Road was found under a work shed on his work compound around 7:00 Wednesday morning. The body of Clive Bernard Coe had multiple dog bites to the face, arms and right leg. According to police, near Coe’s body were two Fila Brasileiro dogs when a co-worker discovered him. It was almost as if the dogs were guarding the body, standing over him on opposite sides, facing each other."

State denies liability in case of baby breastfed by HIV-infected woman : "THE State has filed its defence in the case of the week-old baby who was breastfed by a mentally ill woman infected with HIV/AIDS in the nursery of the Victoria Jubilee Hospital last year. The incident occurred on September 3, 2011 after the mentally ill woman, who was at the hospital to deliver her own child, gained access to the nursery."

Video- -PM Denzil Douglas Announces Postponement of Budget Address

Murder in Laventille

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday : "A Tobago man who was expected to celebrate his 40th birthday tomorrow was gunned down while speaking with a male friend at Laventille Road, Laventille in the vicinity of Desperlie Crescent shortly after 8.15 am yesterday."

video--Policeman shot!

video--Caribbean sugar faces an uncertain future

The rape victims who helped free their alleged attacker

 The Guardian : "An innocent man charged with raping two British women in separate attacks on the island of Barbados has walked free after an extraordinary campaign by the victims he was accused of assaulting. Dr Rachel Turner, 30, an academic from Hertfordshire, and Diane Davies, 63, a retired teacher from Anglesey, were forced to waive their anonymity as rape victims and even helped organise the defence costs of the accused man, Barbadian Derick Crawford, to prevent what they believed would have been a "terrible miscarriage of justice"."

Roy Beckford found dead in burnt house : "A well-known justice of the peace was found dead in his partially razed home in what police theorised to be a murder on Syres Road, off Molynes Road, in St Andrew yesterday. Investigators identified the dead man as Roy Beckford, who they said was about 67 years old. Beckford was found dead by firefighters who responded to a blaze at his home about 3:00 pm, police said."

Deported McAfee arrives back in US

video--Police officers involved in Belgrave shooting death have not been charged....

video--EZJet tries to clear the air in the reimbursement of all passengers affe...

Barbados police officers appear in court accused of sexual offences against tourists.. : " Police officers Donovan Price and Anthony Straker ended up on the wrong side of the law yesterday evening, standing in the dock of the District “A”  Magistrates’ Court accused of committing sexual offences against female tourists. Their court appearances came five days after the alleged offences occurred."

Cayman Islands premier arrested in corruption probe of credit card use, explosives import -

The Washington Post : " KINGSTON, Jamaica — The leader of the Cayman Islands ’ government was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of theft, abuse of office and breach of trust in the famed Caribbean tax haven . Premier McKeeva Bush was detained Tuesday morning at his home in the West Bay section of Grand Cayman island by officers from the financial unit of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service , police spokeswoman Janet Dougall said." Related articles Cayman Islands leader arrested in corruption case Cayman Premier arrested on theft charge

video-Chief witness in Agricola Teen murder charged with armed robbery

Surgery for bitten baby : : "DOCTORS at the Paediatric Ward of the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC) on Sunday night carried out emergency surgery on the left cheek and right leg of six-day-old baby Jinayah Noel. Yesterday, the baby was resting in stable condition. Baby Jinayah was viciously attacked at about 2 am on Sunday by a man who bit her on the left side of her cheek and the right side of her leg after he complained to her mother that he was hungry and there was no food in the house. " Related articles Dad bites off 5-day-old baby's cheek and leg....

video-Gun violence has claimed the life another young Saint Lucian male.

Gerard Antoine of Darban, Saltibus became the island's 43rd homicide victim for the year after he was shot by an unknown gun man, Saturday evening. Although no one has been apprehended in connection with the crime, police are seeking public assistance to unmasked Antoine's killer.

Machel Montano guilty on charges of assault and using obscene language

Soca singer Machel Montano performing at the 2007 International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA), Apollo Theater, New York City (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper : " Soca artiste Machel Montano was this morning found guilty of five criminal offences. Montano was found guilty on four charges of assault against Gerard Bowrin, Brandis Browne, Janelle Lee Chee and Russell Pollonais. The charges arose out of a fracas outside the Zen nightclub in Port of Spain in April 2007. Montano was also found guilty of using obscene language during the same incide Related articles Soca star found guilty of five criminal charges

McAfee Says it would be unjust to send him back to Belize.

Google Revenues Sheltered in Bermuda

Image via CrunchBase  Bloomberg : "Google Inc. ( GOOG ) avoided about $2 billion in worldwide income taxes in 2011 by shifting $9.8 billion in revenues into a Bermuda shell company , almost double the total from three years before, filings show. By legally funneling profits from overseas subsidiaries into Bermuda, which doesn’t have a corporate income tax , Google cut its overall tax rate almost in half. The amount moved to Bermuda is equivalent to about 80 percent of Google’s total pretax profit in 2011" Related articles How Google Used Tax Havens To Avoid $2 Billion In Taxes Worldwide Google sheltered almost $10bn in Bermuda last year