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High tides flood West Demerara

 Guyana Chronicle     Several residents of the West Demerara and nearby areas woke up to flood waters inside their homes as high tides overtopped the sea defence structures in the area earlier this morning.



Reports are that residents living in the villages of Blankenburg, Anna Catherina, Den Amstel and Leonora were swamped by the flood waters. Persons travelling to Parika also reported that the ferry stelling was under water early this morning.

Belize--Teenage Escapee Resists Arrest, Five Police Officers Manhandle Her

Manhandled but certainly not an abuse of power

St. Kitts Nevis -Video Puts Government Minister In Spotlight again

Protesters in Haiti burn businesses in push to oust leader

Jamaica Gleaner  PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of protesters seeking to oust President Jovenel Moise attacked businesses and government buildings across Haiti Friday, creating chaos on the streets after a weeks-long shutdown of vital services that has damaged the country’s ailing economy and shaken the president’s already tenuous position.

Amber Guyger says she was scared when she killed Botham Jean in his home: 'I was scared'

Dallas News    Amber Guyger sobbed as she took the stand in her own defense Friday, the fifth day of her murder trial, saying she will forever regret the night she killed Botham Jean.



But the prosecution said the fired police officer had other options before she confronted Jean and cared more about herself than the dying man after she shot him.




Youth killed in cart road on the way to work

NationNews Barbados The body of 21-year-old Kevin Atherley of Padmore Village, St Philip, was discovered in a cart road not far from his home earlier today.



His mother Andrea Maynard told Nation News he left home at 6 a.m. as usual on his bicycle to go to work. It is about ten minutes from where Atherley lives and the family said it was the road he usually took.

Video-Graphic new bodycam footage revealed in trial re Botham Jean killing

For the first time, jurors in the murder trial of a white former Dallas police officer, who shot and killed her black neighbor, saw video from the scene. The graphic new bodycam footage shows the chaotic moments after Amber Guyger killed Botham Jean in his own home. She claims she mistakenly thought it was her apartment. Omar Villafranca reports.

Video--Man cut off brother's head charged

Beards banned

Barbados Today Beards may be the current craze but male students at The Lodge School will have to sport clean-shaven faces.



Parents of students attending the St John secondary school were left both perplexed and irate after they received letters earlier this week from acting principal Robin Douglas, informing them that their charges would have to completely remove any facial hair.

Video--Trial of woman who murdered Botham Jean continues...

As day two of the Amber Guyger murder trial got underway the jury got to hear Amber Guyger's 911 call

after she shot Botham Jean

Video--JUTC Drivers Killed in Retaliation?

Video--Amber Gyger Trial Update

A white former Dallas police officer who murdered her unarmed black neighbor,Botham Shem Jean in his apartment goes on trial in Dallas

Video--Grenada Watches For Karen

Grenada is said to be experiencing a lot of heavy showers as a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect there.

Trial Begins For Former Dallas Cop Who killed Unarmed Black Neighbor : NPR

 NPR The former officer, Amber Guyger said she entered the wrong apartment thinking it was her own, and shot 26-year-old Botham Shem Jean because she thought he was a burglar.



Jury selection began earlier this month, one year to the date of the slaying of Jean, which happened on Sept. 6, 2018. Jean was an up-and-coming associate at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Dallas and a native of the Caribbean island of St. Lucia.

Video--HGTV-Chef was murdered

The results of an autopsy performed on the body of that US-based Guyanese Chef that was found dead in his apartment on Sunday has revealed that he was murdered.

Roger Khan lands in Guyana

 Demerara Waves  Convicted Guyanese drug lord, Shaheed ‘Roger’ Khan was Friday night deported to Guyana.



One of his Attorneys-at-law, who was at the airport, said he was “cautiously optimistic” that Khan, 47, would not be charged with any offence locally because legal advice indicates that there is nothing on which to hold him.

Video--Grenada Carenage bus accident

video--Controversial US Ship to Berth

Tropical Storm Karen forms east of the Windward Islands

 CNN (CNN)Tropical Storm Karen formed just east of the Windward Islands and has sustained winds of 40 mph. A tropical storm warning has been issued for Trinidad and Tobago, along with Grenada and its dependencies.



A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the next 12 hours. A tropical storm watch has been issued for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Near tragedy at Manchester Parish Court

JamaicaObserver MANDEVILLE, Manchester — There was near tragedy during yesterday's sitting of the Manchester Parish Court, which is hearing evidence in the municipal corporation's $400-million fraud case in which eight persons are before the court.



About an hour into yesterday's proceedings, which began about 10:00 am, a six-foot high sliding-pane glass window dislodged itself from its moorings and went crashing to the floor, narrowly missing a witness who was giving evidence from the stand.

Man dies after shooting in Dennery

St. Lucia News Online A source told St. Lucia News Online that Raymond “was sitting on a bench in his father’s yard with two other people and the guy (the shooter) walked up to them, looked at him (Raymond), pulled out the gun and fired off four shots. He lifted his finger off the trigger for a second and fired off three more shots”.



According to the source, no one was else was injured.

Bad to Worse

Barbados TodayRegional cash-strapped airline LIAT may be on the verge of collapse, again. With negotiations between majority shareholder Barbados and Antigua and Barbuda having completely broken down, there are suggestions that only a miracle will prevent the cash-strapped airline’s operations from crashing.

The Latest: Humberto causes damage, no deaths in Bermuda

Citynews1130.com Officials in Bermuda say Hurricane Humberto blew off rooftops, toppled trees and knocked out power as it blew past the British Atlantic island. But officials aren’t reporting any deaths from the Category 3 storm.



Premier David Burt said Thursday that “We’ve made it through and everyone is safe,” adding, “That’s what is most important.”

Hurricane Humberto: Category 3 storm is lashing Bermuda

 CNN Rain and strong winds from Hurricane Humberto were whipping Bermuda on Wednesday as the centre of the second major Atlantic hurricane passed by. The Atlantic Ocean paradise rarely sees a storm this big and powerful.



Humberto, a sprawling Category 3 storm, is packing sustained winds of 120 mph as the eyewall pushes east-northeast about 100 miles west of Bermuda, the US National Hurricane Center said Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET.

WATCH: Man completes swim from Barbados to St Lucia

 Loop NewsSouth African-born, Cameron Bellamy, officially touched land in Saint Lucia on Sunday, September 15, 2019, after completing a two-day swim challenge, from Barbados to Saint Lucia.

Bellamy began the 151 km swim across the channel on September 13, 2019, at 8.20 am from St Peter’s Bay, Barbados.   Accompanying him on this journey was a support crew, backed by a team from Swim Barbados, headed by Kristina Evelyn, along with St Lucia Channel Swim organizers.

Endurance athlete completes longest ocean swim

 CNA VIEUX FORT, St Lucia: Endurance athlete Cameron Bellamy completed the longest recorded ocean channel swim on Sunday, covering the 151.7 km (94 miles) from Barbados to St Lucia in the Caribbean in 56 hours and 36 minutes, according to the official website tracking his progress.



The 37-year-old South African set out from St Peters Bay in Barbados at 8.20 on Saturday morning, swimming in flat seas with gentle swells but hot conditions, reaching St Lucia just before 5 p.m. local time on Sunday to be met by the country's prime minister Allen Chastanet.





Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sport/endurance-athlete-completes-longest-ocean-swim-11909832

Fatal Crash

JamaicaObserver  FLANKER, St James — A three-vehicle collision on a section of the elegant corridor which runs through Flanker left two drivers dead and about 15 students injured yesterday afternoon.



The identities of the deceased were not ascertained at press time.



According to a reliable Jamaica Observer source, the crash occurred about 4:00 pm when the driver of a Toyota Corolla motor car, travelling towards Montego Bay, lost control of the vehicle after a tyre reportedly blew out just after passing a traffic light at Flanker.

Double oil strike | Exxon, Tullow in new discoveries

Guyana Chronicle TWO separate oil finds offshore Guyana were announced on Monday by Tullow Oil plc’s (Tullow) and ExxonMobil which both stated that the finds of high-quality oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs bode well for the future of Guyana.



The first was announced at 02:00 hours by Director of the Department of Energy, Dr. Mark Bynoe who informed that the Joe-1 exploration well has successfully opened a new Upper Tertiary oil play in the Guyana basin.

2 cops killed last night

 Jamaica Star Reports are that the cops were playing dominoes on the Poor Man's Corner main road when they were attacked. THE STAR understands that a car drove up and its occupants, opened fire at the group, hitting and killing the two officers. A civilian was also injured in the incident, however, the condition of the individual is not known.

Who killed Sasha-Kay Fairclough? Cops probe lawyer's shocking murder

Jamaica Star Detectives are at this moment searching for clues that can help them solve the murder of a lawyer in St Ann on Friday night.



Sasha-Kay Fairclough, who resided in Brook Green in the parish, was shot and killed, and her mother seriously injured, after gunmen sprayed their car with bullets in Ocho Rios.



The police say her mother was shot in the abdomen and remains hospitalised in serious, but stable condition.

6 All-inclusive Resorts in Barbados: Sunsets, Sea, and Snorkeling

Trivago Escape the gray clouds and cold weather and head for the warm sunshine, blue seas and white sands of Barbados. At an all-inclusive resort in Barbados, you’ll have all your needs taken care of. For an indulgent retreat just for two, pick a hotel complete with its own revitalizing spa facilities, or a venue where you can watch the sun sink into the horizon from a soothing Jacuzzi.

Video- St. Lucia 17 year old boy shot dead

HTS- St. Lucia  17 year old George Ville resident was fatally shot on Saturday morning while on his way to his home.

V’zuelan man shot dead in Point Fortin

Newsday  POLICE are searching for a Venezuelan man who is believed to have shot and killed another Venezuelan man in Point Fortin on Thursday night.



Father of three Daniel Vasquez, 30, of Wickham Street in Point Fortin died after he was shot in the chest several times near a gyro cart on the Southern Main Road.



Vasquez had gone to purchase a gyro when he was killed.

ABS one-man picketer transferred

Antigua Observer Newspaper Eustace Samuel, the staffer at the Antigua Broadcasting Services (ABS) who staged a one-man picket earlier this month, has been transferred to the IT department of the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Information Technology which oversees the State radio and TV broadcasting entity.



Samuel told OBSERVER media that he received a letter on September 12th, stating that effective September 11th he was reassigned to the IT department despite having worked at ABS for years as a sound engineer.

Nation Video- Man makes appearance in court

The man who allegedly shot through a woman’s bedroom window, at Beckles Avenue, New Orleans, St Michael three weeks ago injuring her in the right hand, has been remanded for a further 28 days.



Raheim Colin Forde, of 10th Avenue New Orleans, St Michael appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today, two days after Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch remanded him to HMP Dodds. Barbados Today

Aljazeera- VideoHurricane Dorian: Thousands missing in the Bahamas

At least 2,500 people have been reported missing after Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas.

The government says the official death toll will be dramatically higher than the 50 already reported.

RiRi honours Mia at Diamond affair

 NationNews  A highlight of the evening was Rihanna’s presentation of the Diamond Ball Awards to Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, and prominent writer and civil rights activist Shaun King, for their efforts to make the world a better place.



She described Mottley as a “fierce champion for women, young people and empowerment through education (and) pioneering revolutionary programmes such as the education sector enhancement [initiative]”.

Targeted by gang members

AntiguaObserverAfter days stationed at the Mount St. John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC), monitoring the progress of her eldest son, Jahhym Azoo, Ordiel Furlong was greeted by news that her 12-year-old son and 16-year-old daughter were being shadowed by two of the alleged gang members that had brutally beaten Azoo last Thursday, September, 5th 2019.

Father of three ends life

Guyana Chronicle  A taxi driver and father of three ended his life, just after he allegedly fed a poisonous substance to his wife and youngest daughter as the fallout of years of domestic disputes reached a tragic end at their Lot 59 Second Street Marty’s Ville, Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara, Monday morning.

Video Cutlass Clash

Another video of two men going at each other with cutlasses has emerged on social media.

Missing teen found in Arima, man, 48, held

Newsday    A 16-year-old Princes Town girl who was reported missing last Tuesday was rescued today from a house in Arima where she was being kept against her will, police said.



Investigators said they received CCTV footage of the girl getting into a Nissan Tiida car and traced the licence plate to a man in Belmont. They found the man, who told them he had been hired to pick up the girl and take her to the house in Arima where she was found.

Lawyer in the mirror

 Barbados Today

Now that the dust around the sentencing of attorney-at-law Vonda Pile has settled, there is perhaps no better time than now for the legal profession to take a long hard look in the mirror.



The maxim, “To whom much is given, much is expected,” must be resonating among lawyers as one of their number begins a three-year stretch in prison.

Video- Sarrot Murder

An up and coming photographer and a passionate family man became St Lucia's 32nd homicide victim for 2019.

Four disturbances to watch, two likely to affect Antigua and Barbuda

 Antigua Observer Newspaper   While Hurricane Dorian was stalling over The Bahamas, four other tropical disturbances began to develop and, of those, two are of the most concern to the twin-island State of Antigua and Barbuda.



This is according to the Director of the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service, Dale Destin, who said: “There are two disturbances actually out over the Atlantic east of us. One with a 90 percent chance of becoming a cyclone.

Video--Fight in Soufriere

Video of a brawl in the town of Soufriere among women who were on a boat ride,

Video - Police speak on kidnapping-St. Lucia

The man suspected of kidnapping the 18-year-old Ciceron girl has been arrested and charged.

‘Caught in a lie’

Barbados Today  Two years after being charged for rape an elderly man’s accuser withdrew the allegation after a DNA test proved that he was not the father of the child who was said to be a product of the alleged crime.



And this has prompted attorney-at-law Damien Sands to issue a strong appeal for people to stop using the police and judicial system as a pawn.

video-Hurricane Dorian tears through parts of the Bahamas

video-Bahamas official says Hurricane Dorian is "situation that is hard to des...

Portmore man fatally shoots relative in family feud

IamaicaObserver   According to police reports, about 4:00 pm, Marlon Chambers - a relative of Sanderson – allegedly used a knife to inflict a wound to Sanderson, who then pulled a handgun and opened fire at Chambers hitting him in the upper body.



Both men were taken to the hospital where Chambers was pronounced dead and Sanderson admitted in serious but stable condition, under police guard.

St. Lucia Stars Booted From CPL: What’s Next For Caribbean Cricket

The St. Lucia STAR In mid-August it was announced that the Saint Lucia Stars’ participation agreement with the Caribbean Premier League had been terminated. Since then we’ve learned that the Saint Lucia Zouks will replace them. The Stars remain a team but will not be taking to the field in the new CPL Twenty20 season starting on September 4.