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Showing posts from August, 2014

FULL STORY: Knife attack terror

 NationNews Barbados "IT WAS A FIGHT to avoid certain death – a struggle in which Margaret Christopher wrestled bravely on the ground with her attacker, grabbing the hand with which he was holding the knife to prevent him from cutting her anymore."

Attempted murder-suicide in St Joseph

 NationNews Barbados  "According to eyewitnesses on the scene, Margaret Christopher, who works at the shop in the hilly district, was cut on the left side of her face and neck by a man believed to be her husband just after 7 a.m. The man then slit both of his wrists with the "box cutter" knife he used on Margaret. "

Gun death

 NationNews Barbados  "A St Michael youth who was shot, reportedly in a drive-by shooting on Collymore Rock, died yesterday at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH). Sources told the DAILY NATION that Romario Yarde, of Bayville, was riding a bicycle when a car pulled alongside him and someone opened fire. He was shot in the chest and the car sped away."

Police report four parade stabbings

Antigua Observer Newspaper : "ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Royal Police Force of Antigua & Barbuda is reporting that there were four wounding incidents during the current Carnival celebrations. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Assistant Superintendent McKenzie Joseph, reports that on Carnival Monday (yesterday) alone there were four stabbings."

Man shot in Eagle Hall om : "POLICE HAVE CONFIRMED that a Christ Church man in his early twenties was shot in the stomach at Eagle Hall, St Michael this evening. He was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance where he underwent surgery and was listed as in critical condition."

Ottos man stabbed to death

Antigua Observer Newspaper : "ST JOHN’S, Antigua – An early morning stabbing in shanty town today (Saturday) has resulted in the first fatality for this year’s carnival season. Details remain sketchy, but the stabbing reportedly occurred in the vicinity of Shanty Town around 8:45 this morning."

The Gully Queens of Jamaica: How a gay community in one of the most homophobic places on Earth has sought refuge in a filthy STORM DRAIN

 Mail Online : "The Gully Queens, as they call themselves, have sought refuge in the drains after being forced out from shacks, derelict buildings, and sometimes by their own families.  Unwilling to hide their sexuality, the sense of community and relative safety the gully provides acts as a welcome sanctuary."

Unseen Video Of Eric Garner Death - Over 7 minutes handcuffed not breath...

TOTTENVILLE, N.Y. (WABC) -- The family of Eric Garner is expected to speak out this morning for the first time after the medical examiner ruled his death in police custody a homicide. Garner's family along with the Rev. Al Sharpton on Saturday morning will discuss the ruling at the National Action Network in Harlem. On Friday, the New York Medical Examiner ruled that Garner died from a chokehold used by a police officer during his arrest for selling untaxed, loose cigarettes last month, calling it a homicide.

Usain Bolt denies calling Commonwealth Games 's***' ahead of 4x100m relay heats

Mail Online : "Bolt tweeted to deny calling the Commonwealth Games 'a bit s***' on Wednesday morning. Bolt was reported in The Times to have made the remark outside the athletes' village on Tuesday, also replying 'not really' when asked if he was having fun in Glasgow. But the six-time Olympic champion responded on his Twitter feed by saying: 'I'm waking up to this nonsense..journalist please don't create lies to make headlines.'"

Shot dead on block

NationNews Barbados  "A St Michael community was plunged into mourning late yesterday evening. One of the young men, who bravely stepped forward to assist when fire struck the Richmond Gap community a few weeks ago, was gunned down while he was out on the block sitting at the dominoes table."

Tropical Storm Bertha Approaching the Caribbean

 ABC News : "Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and other nearby islands as Tropical Storm Bertha approaches the Caribbean. The storm's maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 45 mph (75 kph) with no significant change in strength expected over the next two days."