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Police Constable Lynden Barrett shot dead by gunman wearing mask —

 "THE Jamaica Observer has been given critical information that one of three men who were standing along Wellington Street in Denham Town, West Kingston shot and killed Police Constable Lynden Barrett last Tuesday night. An impeccable source, who revealed that he was at the scene, also brushed aside claims by people of the area that the policeman was shot by his colleagues. Constable Barrett is known to frequent the area and is well known by residents, many of whom he had developed close relations with."

Second escaped prisoner killed

 Barbados Today : "Port of Spain, Trinidad – Escaped prisoner, Hassan Atwell, has been found dead two days after he and two other inmates escaped from the Port of Spain prison. Media reports indicate that 41-year-old Atwell was killed by members of the Rasta City gang."

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Manhunt for prison escapees

The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper : "The T&T Police Service has issued a public appeal for the members of the public to help locate two of the prison escapees identified as Hassan Atwell and Christopher Selby. Atwell and Selby were among the prisoners who escaped from the Port-of-Spain Prison earlier today."


Trinidad Express Newspapers:  "Just days away from the 25th anniversary of the July 27, 1990, attempted coup, the capital city was thrown into panic and fear yesterday following a jailbreak and the deaths of a policeman and a prisoner."

Uncle Sam wants Jack

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday  "ATTORNEY GENERAL Garvin Nicholas yesterday said he has received the United States Government’s extradition request for Chaguanas West MP Jack Warner, regarding his role as former vice-president of FIFA, an association from which globally 14 honchos are being probed over corruption, racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering."

Imam’s son Gunned Down

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday "TWO WEEKS after participating in a march for peace in Enterprise Chaguanas — the scene of recent shootings and violence between warring gangs — head of the Enterprise Mosque Imam Morland Lynch was yesterday burying his son Akmal Lynch, hours after he was shot dead."

Bunting condemns slaying of 2nd cop within a week : "KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of National Security Peter Bunting has expressed deep regret at last night’s brutal murder of yet another police officer in the Kingston Western Police Division. Constable Lyndon Barrett – a five-year member of the police force – was shot by gunmen on Wellington Street in downtown Kingston whilst carrying out patrol duties in the area."

Jamaica's 40 most wanted - : "KINGSTON, Jamaica – The police are renewing their appeal for the public’s assistance in locating 40 of the most wanted people in the country. They are wanted in connection with murders that have occurred across the island and are being urged to turn themselves in to the police immediately. "

Racial Cleansing In The DR: A Denial of Haitian Influence

 The Haitian Times : "The key thing to remember about the ethnic cleansing taking place in the Dominican Republic is that we are all immigrants of some nation. This is not a Haiti / Dominican immigration issue. This is a basic human rights issue. The men and women targeted and affected by this are the descendants of immigrants. Who among us here are not?"

Dominica PM says no to same-sex marriage - : "ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — The Dominica Government says it will not accept same-sex marriages, insisting the island will not follow other countries in doing so. "I will make it clear that there are some things that this Government will not accept and we will never allow for the state to recognise same-sex marriage in our country. If other countries want to do it, that's a matter for them but there are certain guiding principles that we must follow," Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said."

Bring back mummy

Trinidad Express Newspapers: "JAMIE FITZ-WORME'S eight-year-old daughter reportedly bent down and tried to wake her mother seconds after she had been killed on Sunday night at the family's Bellbird Avenue apartment in Malabar. According to Brother Earl David at the Arima Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, “she bent down and touched her mother and said mummy, mummy wake up, wake up but when she did not wake up she began to cry.”"

Accident victim mourns loss of dear friend

Barbados Today : "Nineteen-year-old Sherrita Blackman-Oliver can barely recall getting into her workmate’s car last Friday night, much less the tragic accident that occurred mere minutes later, leaving her hospitalized in serious condition and claiming the life of one of her closest friends, 16-year-old Karim Busby."

Earthquake Off Coast of Barbados

 US News : "BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — A strong earthquake struck Thursday in the ocean northeast of Barbados and was widely felt throughout the Caribbean, but officials said there were no reports of damage or injuries. Supermarkets and other businesses were evacuated and people moved away from the shore right after the quake hit. Whileearthquakes are common in the Caribbean, this was particularly strong and shallow."

​Berbice man critical after rum shop chopping |

​ INews Guyana : "Michael Dorway of Cumberland East Canjie Berbice is in a critical condition after he was attacked by several men and chopped while drinking at a rum shop in Cane Field, Canjie Berbice at approximately 01:30 hrs on Friday, July 10. According to information reaching iNews, Dorway and his friends were at the shop when an argument broke out between them about ‘Indian and English’ music."

16-year-old dies in car crash

 Barbados Today : "The 16-year-old, who lost his life in an early morning car crash at Prospect, St James, was a former student of the Coleridge & Parry School and a self proclaimed “momma’s boy”. Karim Busby, who just graduated last Saturday from the Ashton Hall, St Peter school, posted what would be his last Facebook message at 5:32 a.m on Friday, professing: “As old as I get, I [will] always be a momma’s boy”."

Valery attacker

 Barbados Today : "The facts, which were revealed previously, were that Greaves and Jalisa Springer were in a four-year relationship, which came to an end. Greaves had apparently been accusing the woman of being involved with someone named Angus. On the day of the incident, Greaves went to Springer’s home and once inside, began questioning her again about the man. He then grabbed her cellular phone and searched through it. When that was unsuccessful, he tried to force Springer to unlock the phone but she refused."

DOG MEAT HORROR : : "Go vegetarian is the advice coming from Health Minister Fuad Khan as he weighed in on the horrror of a dog being skinned by a Chinese looking man in a video which went viral on social media yesterday. “We normally have stray dogs and one wonders if the Chinese restaurants, those which have sprung up all over the place have been serving dog meat and something else,” Khan told Newsday yesterday. " HEALTH MINISTER URGES CAUTION ABOUT CHINESE FOOD AFTER VIRAL VIDEO OF DOG BEING SKINNEDCitizens are being urged to exercise extreme caution when purchasing food from Chinese restaurants.A recent video posted to social media of what appears to be chinese nationals skinning a dog near a food establishment in Diego Martin has caused public concern. Posted by CNC3 Television on Thursday, July 9, 2015

Lastic Hill family in fear after receiving death threats |

 St. Lucia News Online : "Endless death threats have sent a Lastic Hill, Castries family into fear, as a group of men are hell-bent on making their lives a misery. One frustrated family member, who asked not to be named, told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) today (July 9) that he is fearful that these threats can become a reality, if the police do not intervene."

Boy’s father devastated by news of his death

Barbados Today : "The biological father of six-year-old Jahan King has been told of the death of his son. However, John King, who is soon-to-be released from a Canadian jail, still has no idea that Jahan had been the victim of reported abuse. So far, all he has been told is that his only child died following an asthma attack."

1972: How four Caribbean countries led the collapse of the Cuban embargo in the Americas " The US is cutting loose the shackles of the past by establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba after 53 years.  But the first blow in the Western Hemisphere against those shackles was struck by four governments of the English-Speaking Caribbean.  Today that single act should be a source of great satisfaction to leaders who put themselves, their governments and their countries at risk for a principle in which they believed."

Father, son murdered in Westmoreland - : "SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — The Westmoreland football fraternity was yesterday plunged into mourning after the bullet-riddled body of Reno FC's most charismatic supporter, 62-year-old Trevor Wynter, was found in his bed, shortly after his son was discovered murdered a short distance away. Wynter, who is affectionately known as 'Pepper Rock', lived at 45 Seaton Street with his 19-year-old son Jahboukie Wynter."

Charges for beaten girls

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday "TEN female teenagers beaten by officers at the Women’s Prison at Golden Grove last week Thursday have all been charged internally with obscene language and breach of prison rules while one juvenile was charged with assaulting a prison officer."

Another Suspected Suicide Recorded

 St. Lucia STAR : "An opposition MP who knew the deceased spoke with the STAR on Friday following news of the suspected suicide. “I’ve known him from the time I started representing the community, since 2005,” the MP for Castries south-east, Guy Joseph, said. “He was always a jovial fella and somebody I always checked for whenever I was in the area. I also recall giving him some work in the community when I was a minister,” Joseph recollected."

Crying shame

 Barbados Today : "A grieving grandmother is laying the blame for the demise of her grandson squarely at the door of the Barbados Child Care Board. Full of anger, frustration and pain, Margaret Gill told Barbados TODAY that as recently as last Friday, June 26, she was in a meeting with Child Care Board officials discussing the alleged abuse of six-year-old Johann King, who died in unnatural circumstances."

Teenager dragged from car, executed

Barbados Today : "PORT OF SPAIN – A Laventille woman who was just overcoming the grief after her husband was murdered a year ago has been thrown into mourning again after her son was killed on Saturday. Antoinette Richards said the murder took place exactly one year and three days since the shooting death of her husband, Ralph Peters, at upper Duncan Street, Port-of-Spain allegedly over the purchase of the last pie at a nearby bakery."

Warner tells US prepare for long hot summer : "PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Trinidad Express) – Corruption accused Former embattled FIFA Vice President Jack Warner declared last night that he is not going anywhere and if the United States sends for him, he's ready to battle them. The former FIFA Vice President also questioned why taxpayers’ money was being used to pay legal fees for a US case against him."

Not so, Mia! -- : "Speaking at a Barbados Labour Party public meeting on Sunday, Mottley linked the boy’s death to what she called an “obstruction” at Coverley. She charged that the Chief Town Planner had advised Preconco and Housing Concepts, two companies associated with the Christ Church housing project,  to remove the obstruction from the road reserve."