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Showing posts from May, 2013

Rowley: I’ll take jail

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday : : "OPPOSITION Leader Dr Keith Rowley declared he is unafraid to go to jail over the email affair, saying he would rather be among criminals in jail than among criminals in Parliament."

Ex-Guatemala President extradited to US :

Kaieteur News : "AP) Ex-Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo was extradited yesterday to the United States to face charges of laundering $70 million in Guatemalan funds through U.S. bank accounts. The former president was taken from a military hospital where he was recovering from liver surgery and a heart condition and put on a plane, according to his lawyer Mauricio Berreondo. He said the plane was bound for New York after a stop in Miami."

Man Attempts To Set Woman On Fire

Antigua Observer Newspaper : "St. John’s Antigua- Police are on the hunt for a Bendals man who allegedly attempted to set his ex-girlfriend on fire in the pre-dawn hours of Thursday. According to reports reaching OBSERVER media, the woman awoke in her Browne’s Avenue home to find her ex partner hovering over her."

video--Man found hanging

57 year old Bertrand Grant was found hanging in his home on Thursday. The gruesome discovery was made by Grant's caretaker during the Thursday morning. One family member says he believes Grant may have taken his life.

Ads suit : "Leroy Parris, the embattled former executive chairman of  CLICO Holdings (Barbados), has taken legal action against the Barbados Labour Party (BLP), as well as two of this country’s newspapers, coming out of an intensive two-week election campaign earlier this year."

Tearful farewell for Eric

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday : : : "The family and friends of six-year-old Eric Gittens said goodbye to the little boy during a funeral mass yesterday at the Church of the Assumption, Maraval. A small powder blue coffin held the body of the little boy who died last Friday after the top of a concrete table fell on him. "

T&T Govt. fires Caribbean Airlines directors

Kaieteur News : "PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – CMC – Less than 72 hours after he announced that Caribbean Airlines (CAL) had accumulated losses of more than US$100 million, Trinidad Finance Minister Larry Howai yesterday said that the current board of directors of the state-owned airline has been replaced."

Welfare agony

NationNews Barbados -- "AN HIV POSITIVE WOMAN, a mother of seven and a woman who grew up in a children’s home are among a number of people complaining that their welfare benefits have been cut or removed.  "