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Showing posts from February, 2014

Seismologist warns powerful tremor a warning for the region

cbc  "The Director of the Seismic Research Unit of the University of the West Indies, Dr. Joan Latchman says Tuesday’s 6.4 magnitude earthquake is the “biggest” to occur in the Barbados zone since 1980 and warned regional countries to be prepared for a massive quake in the future.   “This would be an earthquake we don’t expect to see for tens of years. In my analysis this would be the first earthquake in this magnitude range since we have been recording about 1980,’ she said of the quake that was felt in Barbados, Martinique, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines."

Tired of being raped : "A boy aged 15 has given a mind-boggling version of his experiences while living at places of safety from where he absconded more than 50 times in the last six years. His decision to be consistently on the move is due to the many times that he said he was raped by other boys at the institutions, beaten by them, and being verbally abused also by boys and workers."

Woman dead, man in custody : "A man was in custody last night after the body of a woman was found in her former home at Fort George Heights, St Michael. Cheryl Bourne-Reifer, 46, worked in the Gatsby Boutique located in several plush hotels but looked after a small clientele on weekends at a beauty salon attached to the house. She recently moved out of the house and was residing in Christ Church."

Suspected murder in Black Rock : "Police are investigating a suspected murder. Dead is 22-year-old Josiah Jhaleel Khalfani Clairmont, 22 years, of Orchid Drive, Husbands, St James. He reportedly received a gunshot injury to his abdomen while at Gaskin Road, Fairfield, Black Rock, St Michael, about 10:30 last night."

Housewife’s bound body found in Agricola yard – female suspect arrested

Kaieteur News : "Police have detained a female member of the Guyana Defence Force in connection with the brutal murder of 55-year-old housewife, Donna Taylor, whose bound body was found at the back of her Lot 16-17 Agricola home shortly after midnight yesterday. Kaieteur News understands that the 22-year-old army rank is being treated as a prime suspect after a British-based woman, who survived the attack, identified her as one of the individuals who forced their way into the residence."

RBC Sheds Staff in Trinidad

Jamaica Observer  "PORT OF SPAIN,Trinidad - Banking giant RBC Financial (Caribbean) Ltd is continuing to streamline its operations, this time sending home 20 employees from its Business Development Unit at a number of branches across the country. The layoffs Friday represented one-third of the Unit’s staff members, sources close to the group’s operations confirmed to the Sunday Express."

Family loses jobs

NationNews Barbados  "ON FRIDAY MORNING, Hallam Gittens, his girlfriend Andria Brathwaite and stepson Kishmar Brathwaite were sitting on a monthly income of about $7 000 amongst them. That sum was stripped down to zero in a matter of hours, through no fault of their own."