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Showing posts from January, 2013

Second policeman killed since the start of the year - : "KINGSTON, Jamaica - Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington, in the wake of the shooting death of a policeman Tuesday night, has urged officers to be cautious when on or off duty. “It has now become abundantly clear to all that the criminals among us will murder, shoot at and confront the police in order to perpetrate their life of crime,” Ellington said in a statement Wednesday morning."

video--Police brutality allegations

One citizen is alleging being assaulted by an officer of the law in full view of members of the public.

video--flyJamaica unable to take off as scheduled

Ariapita Murder ;Murder toll jumps to 31

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday "The murder toll jumped to 31 yesterday morning with the death of 30-year-old Keston Huggins. Huggins, of Herman Avenue, Malabar, was out liming with a group of friends along Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook, when at about 3.30am, he got into an altercation with another man."

When love turns deadly -- : "MICHAEL GODDARD knows how it feels to love so strongly that you are pushed to the limits to commit the ultimate crime. Twelve years ago, in a fit of rage, he shot his then girlfriend twice in the head and several times in the back in broad daylight in front of several people, including her two young children."

Bishop accused of thrashing church says flock influenced by Satan - : "A clergyman who has been accused of thrashing his St Catherine church is adamant that he is the victim of an evil plot by his former flock who, he believes, have been influenced by the devil to tarnish his name. “I have done nothing wrong. All I did was to take what was mine,” declared Bishop Junior Lawrence, who alleged that since the incident he has received several death threats."

Execution in hotel yard…

Kaieteur News : "Businessman Intaz Roopnarine would almost certainly have escaped Thursday’s execution-style attack had he heeded repeated warnings from a security guard that a suspicious character was lurking outside the Cool Breeze Hotel. Instead, Roopnarine reportedly drew his firearm, said that he was the “baddest man around”. He was walking through the hotel gate when a tall, slim gunman confronted him, chased the 38-year-old businessman to the back of the hotel compound and then shot him dead. Videos show that Roopnarine, despite having his weapon drawn, did not even try to defend himself."

Another Lebanese executed – 3rd in 3 months

 Amandala Newspaper : "Majdi Khoder Agha, 51, a Lebanese Belizean of Keating Crescent in the Buttonwood Bay area of the city, was gunned down in front of his house at about 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday. He was shot multiple times in his head and body and died on the spot. Reports are that when Agha got out of his car to open his gate, a masked gunman who was lay-waiting him in his yard shot him about six times. The gunman then escaped."

Man robbed of chain and shot : "A St Thomas man was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance yesterday afternoon after he was shot and robbed. Police public relations officer Inspector David Welch said they were withholding the injured man’s name, because of ongoing investigations."

video--West Demerara family mourns the death of newborn who died in fire

Video--Businessman shot in head and killed!

video--19 year old murder accused, made his fourth court appearance.

19 year old murder accuse, Mario Perez Charles made his fourth court appearance on Friday, after being remanded to the Bordelais Correctional Facility for the Murder of Christal St. Omer. The family of St. Omer expressed some dismay following Friday's hearing, after being excluded from the proceedings.

video--Dead man found in woods

Law Enforcement officers are investigating death of a man whose lifeless form was discovered in a remote garden in the community of Sarrot. The individual identified as Lawrence Collymore who is originally from Dennery was found by a resident of the community.

Video- Bermuda Premier Craig Cannonier makes an impassioned plea to islanders to come together in the wake of another tragic shooting.

Video: Double Murder Update

A press conference was held at Government House where Public Safety Minister Michael Dunkley and Governor George Fergusson addressed the media on the double shooting. 

video-Family grieves after positive ID

Police detectives in St. John in the USVI have confirmed the skeletal remains found on August 1st last year are that of St. Lucian Seara James.

Maskall man, 60, murdered in his home |

Amandala Newspaper : "A 60-year-old epileptic was found murdered in his Maskall home around 1:00 Saturday afternoon. Ervin Fitzroy Morales, a long-time resident of Maskall village, was discovered with chop and stab wounds to his neck, back and head. Our reports are that he was chopped and stabbed about nine times."

Murder accused kept -- : "Security was tightened at the Holetown Magistrates’ Court yesterday when a 42-year-old painter appeared to face murder and kidnapping charges. Dave Powers, of Block 1G, Division Drive, Eden Lodge, St Michael, was not required to plead to the indictable charges."

Heartbreak for family

Post-mortem reveals GDF Lance Corporal died as a result of lung failure ...

video--Cubans pray for a Chavez recovery

video--Cops bolt station doors at night

A Sunday Gleaner investigation has revealed that members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force on night duty are closing station gates and doors in a bid to protect themselves. The officers carry out this measure and wait on calls or knocks to serve the public.

Girl, 14, raped

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday : : "A SOLDIER, an Air Guard officer and a plumber, all in their early 20s, were yesterday detained at their Rio Claro home for the rape of a 14-year-old schoolgirl."

Bus carrying students crashes into ditch

There are calls this evening for tough action to be taken against operators of public passenger vehicles who drive recklessly, especially those carrying students.

Combat-clad gunman rapes woman

 Antigua Observer Newspaper : "St. John’s Antigua- Police are hunting a combat-clad gunman who raped a woman in front of her husband at their Hatton home in the wee hours of Friday morning. Lawmen have not confirmed the incident but OBSERVER Media was reliably informed about the attack which has left local residents shaken."

Mother battles for life after giving birth alone :

Kaieteur News : "A 28-year-old woman is now battling for her life at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC)’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). This was reportedly after she gave birth by herself Thursday night. The incident which involved Martina (only name given), a teacher occurred at Lot 611 Conciliation Street, Tucville, Georgetown."

Shooting leaves Ivy folk uneasy -- : "A BOLD daylight robbery at a tyre repair shop at 7th Avenue, The Ivy, St Michael, on Thursday has left several residents in a state of unease. Junior Clarke, 37, of Workhall, St Philip, who went to the shop to have a tyre repaired, was shot twice in the back and robbed of two gold chains in front of shocked residents who were hanging out at a nearby house."

Police worried over robberies -- : "FOUR PEOPLE HAVE been shot in the last 18 days in robberies and attempted robberies which police suspect are linked to the cash for gold business. The increase in these violent incidents has prompted police to urge Barbadians to be conservative about the wearing of jewellery, or not wear any at all."

video--Sarwan is back, 32 million dollars and two years later

Video--High tides do damage in Guyana

video--No more A level exams

Come September 2013, A Level exams will be a thing of the past at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College.

Mentally-ill man clubbed to death after attacking cop :

 Kaieteur News : "A 27-year-old man was clubbed to death in an alleyway in Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara at around 19:00 hrs yesterday, allegedly after attacking a police rank with a cutlass and knife. Jermaine Hamilton, said to be of unsound mind, was reportedly beaten by civilians after he attacked the rank who was walking in an alleyway in Canterbury Walk, Beterverwagting." 'via Blog this'

6 rob Chinese business; police shoot 4

Amandala Newspaper : "This afternoon after all the pomp and ceremony of the Supreme Court’s official opening for 2013, things returned to normal for the Magistrate’s Court when three of six persons accused of robbing a Chinese businessman appeared before Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer."


Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday "Father Henry Charles lay dead in his study even as mourners waited for him to begin the funeral service for their loved one at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, St James, yesterday. "

Video--relatives of murdered sex worker....

video--Venezuela's Chavez 'is not in coma'

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is not in a coma and is responding well to cancer treatment in Cuba, his brother says. Meanwhile, opposition groups in Venezuela are demanding proof that Chavez is still alive.

video--Haiti continues to suffer three years on

It's three years since a magnitude-7 earthquake killed tens of thousands of people in Haiti and left much of its capital in ruins. The country has received billions of dollars in aid, but life for many remains a desperate struggle.

Cholera fear in Cuba as officials keep silent

BBC News  "Uvaldo Pino was a neighbourhood barber in Cerro, one of the poorer and more overcrowded districts of Cuba's capital, Havana. In late December, the 46-year-old fell sick with vomiting and diarrhoea and died in hospital on 6 January. The barber's family say he had two separate tests and both came back positive - for cholera. "

video--Canadian Aid to Haiti Tied to Mining Interests

video--Haiti Recovering, Improving, 3 Years After Quake

World Bank video...

Atkinson: OCG statements hurting Jamaica's reputation - : "ATTORNEY General Patrick Atkinson says that uncontrolled media releases from the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) will only serve to hurt Jamaica's reputation internationally. He made particular reference to two recent statements by the office that Cabinet had "been reported to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for criminal prosecution" and that "Cabinet is in flagrant violation of the rule of law"."

INDECOM probes Rivoli boy's killing : "THE Independent Commission of Investigations has launched a probe into the killing of a 17-year-old boy by the police in Rivoli, St Catherine, on Wednesday night. The dead boy has been identified as Gregory Wright, who hailed from Monk Street in the parish and a recent graduate of Eltham High School."

video--Battered body of 19-year-old commercial sex worker discovered

4 throats cut; city shuts down in panic

Amandala Newspaper : "Citywide panic ruled most of the streets of the old capital for most of Tuesday, January 8, especially in the Queen’s Square and Mesopotamia divisions on the Southside, after it was announced that four massacred bodies had been discovered at about 7:00 in the morning in the upper flat of an apartment at the corner of Dean and Plues Streets. The murders of the four men, some of whom were known members of the George Street gang, were rendered all the more horrific when it was reported that their throats had been cut, and the bodies had suffered many stab wounds and bore cut marks of torture."

Judge throws out Paula

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday : : "OPPOSITION People’s National Movement (PNM) Point Fortin MP Paula Gopee-Scoon has been ordered by a High Court judge to vacate a bungalow owned by State-entity Petrotrin at Clifton Hill in her constituency."

BHL shake-up -- : "There has been a major shake-up at one of Barbados’ biggest conglomerates. Chairman of Banks Holdings Limited (BHL) Sir Allan Fields has resigned from the board of directors after 14 years in that position and has been replaced by Neal & Massy’s top executive here, Anthony King.  "

video--Former EZ Jet CEO still detained

video-CAFRA speaks up for Indian girl

Feesha Felix, 22, shot dead in her sleep

Amandala Newspaper : "It seems that tragedy simply cannot leave the Felix family alone. The family lost two sons to gun violence, the mother then died from heart-related complications, and now, there is going to be a funeral for the family’s only daughter. Feesha Felix, 22, of Gill Street, went to bed Friday night, January 5. She never woke up, however, because she was shot dead in her bed Saturday morning at about 2:30."

video--Jamaica not in the same position as Greece

video-Chinese woman speak on girl beating incident

NIS boss quits after clash with Board

 Kaieteur News : "In a signal that all continues not to be well at the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), its head, Doreen Nelson, yesterday resigned after reportedly refusing to accept a recommendation from its Board of Directors. Both government and NIS’ officials remained tightlipped over the issue."

Development in drug case disrupts Buju's studies - : "AN effort by reggae icon Buju Banton to acquire higher education while serving his 10-year prison sentence has been postponed due to the latest development in his case. Minutes after he was sentenced in the US Sam Gibbons Court in Tampa, Florida last year, Banton told the Jamaica Observer that he planned to pursue a first and masters degree in political science and economics."

Jamaica's debt hurricane

Chicago Tribune : "Americans concerned about the impact of public debt on the global recovery have focused — with good reason — on Greece. Closer to home, however, the tourism mecca of Jamaica illustrates the catastrophic effects of borrowing way too much, and the painful choices that follow. This saga, less familiar than Greece's, is a lesson for lawmakers in the U.S. and elsewhere. The Caribbean nation actually is in worse financial shape than Greece: Jamaica has more debt in relation to the size of its economy than any other country. It pays more in interest than any other country. It has tried to restructure its loans to stretch them out over more years, at lower interest rates, with no success. Such a move would be risky for its already nervous lenders. So Jamaica is trying to wangle a bailout from a skeptical International Monetary Fund. Another deadline for a potential deal just came and went last week, though negotiations continue."

video-Jamaica Observer Weekend Roundup

video--Deadline on aid to Haiti running out

The Price Tag of Homosexuality

 St. Lucia STAR : "On this Monday morning, as Michael makes his way to the coffee stand at the Baywalk Mall in Saint Lucia, the shoppers are disrupted. His clothing is subdued and out of character for an infamously effeminate homosexual, yet, he still manages to capture not-so-discrete stares."

video--Stranded Ezjet passengers can submit their claims

video--Super J Break in

An attempted robbery at Cul-De-Sac Branch of Super J early this morning resulted in damage to the store front and inconvenienced many customers.

Missing GEA employee…Cops release ‘prime suspect’

Kaieteur News : "Unable to link him to the disappearance of LeVoy Taljit, investigators yesterday finally released a man described as the prime suspect, even though they still believe he has information about the GEA employee’s fate. Commissioner of Police Leroy Brumell told Kaieteur News that the man had been in custody for 72 hours. Police are convinced that the 32-year-old man, who is a close friend of Taljit’s, has withheld vital information from them about the missing man’s whereabouts." 'via Blog this'

Gynaecologist on rape charge

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday  "SAN FERNANDO gynaecologist, Dr David Ali, yesterday pleaded not guilty before a judge and jury in the High Court, San Fernando, to a charge of rape. Presiding in the first such case against a medical doctor, is Justice Mark Mohammed. "

'N-word' to be removed from children's classics in Germany

 RT : "Thienemann Verlag, one of Germany's oldest publishers of children's books, has announced it will reprint Otfried Preußler's children's classic 'The Little Witch' with all instances of the 'n-word' removed from the text. Founded in Stuttgart in 1849, Thienemann Verlag decided not to have the disputed words replaced, but deleted altogether."

Honduran ambassador sacked over Christmas orgy — RT

 RT : "Following a wild Christmas orgy with prostitutes, the Honduran ambassador to Colombia has lost his job. Sensitive documents are believed to have been compromised after the women and other guests looted the embassy in Bogota. The embassy was robbed while party-goers were entertained by prostitutes. The incident was so extreme that excrement was found in the ambassador's office."

Two Chinese Nationals arrested and are on bail after physically abusing ...

Buju hoping for positive outcome after judge's ruling - News -

  Buju Banton : " KINGSTON, Jamaica — Kwame Lumumba, the attorney representing incarcerated Reggae artiste Buju Banton , said the artiste is in good spirits and hoping for a positive outcome after a US federal judge expanded his probe into allegations of juror misconduct this week." Related articles Glimpse of hope for Buju? Juror misconduct investigation in Buju Banton case expands

Funeral home owners out in cold!

Amandala Newspaper : "The Belize City Council has informed all undertakers in a press release sent out in December 2012, that effective Tuesday, January 1, 2013, the City Council cemetery workers would take over several duties from the undertakers. Those duties include the construction of common graves and enclosed graves, the re-opening of graves at the Lord Ridge and Eternal Gardens Cemeteries, and the construction of “vault/mausoleum, tombstones, tomb tablets, statues, and niche in columbarium.”"

Former EZjet boss extradited to Florida, remains in jail :

 Kaieteur News : "Former boss of the collapsed charter airline , EZjet, Sonny Austin Ramdeo spent a mere nine minutes in a Florida court shortly after his extradition from New York on an indictment of wire fraud . He is charged with filching some US$20 million from Promise Healthcare Hospitals and transferring the money to his charter airline, EZjet." Related articles Ezjet customers should seek refund from travel agencies : Former EZjet boss extradited to Florida, remains in jail FBI arrests EZjet's boss

Murder No. 1

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday "THE FIRST murder for 2013 was officially recorded yesterday with the death of 26-year-old Kevon Dover of Ninth Avenue, Barataria, who was shot Wednesday night by three masked gunmen while liming with a friend."

Video--Teen sex and the sugar daddy syndrome

video--Top Officials at City Hall Dismissed

Wrong man killed.

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday : : "Lance Corporal Curtis Marshall’s murder has been caught on tape. Surveillance cameras at Teteron Barracks, Chaguaramas show someone pushing Marshall to the ground in front of a clothing and equipment container used to store guns and ammunition. "

The Dutch Connection in the Curacao Gold Heist

Video--Two Police Officers charged for manslaughter in the death of 22-year-old

12 armed ranks guard Jagdeo round the clock

Bharrat Jagdeo, president of Guyana. (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Kaieteur News : "Over a year after he demitted office Former President Bharrat Jagdeo continues to live like he’s still the head of state , especially when it comes to his security detail. No wonder opposition politicians are clamouring for a review of his benefits, which they claim are placing a heavy burden on the taxpayers of the country.

Find the man who raped us!

NationNews Barbados  "Those are the New Year’s wishes of the two British women who were ravished in Barbados more than two years ago but refused to give evidence against the man whom police had originally arrested for the crime."