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Prominent Jamaican businessman freed of incest charges

 Stabroek News   (Jamaica Gleaner) Prominent Montego Bay businessman Patrick Chung was yesterday freed of all 11 sexual assault charges in relation to a woman who accused him of having sex with her over a nine-year period, beginning in 1976 when she was 13 years old. Chung, 78, was freed of six counts of incest and five counts of indecent touching after a successful no-case submission in the St James Circuit Court.

Thugs create panic in Well Gap

 Barbados Today   Two young children on their way home from school almost became the 41st and 42nd murder victims for 2019 when brazen gunmen launched an attack in Well Gap, Cave Hill, St Michael this afternoon. According to eyewitness reports, around 3 o’clock at least two men in a white car approached the area. One got out of the vehicle and recklessly opened fire where numerous women and young children were walking.

video--GUT robbers nabbed in St Vincent

Another shooting death recorded

 Barbados Today  Lawmen are investigating the unnatural death of Jamar Omar Haynes alias Red Dog, which occurred around 9: 50 tonight, October 26. Thirty-three-year-old Haynes – who resided at Combermere Street, St Michael but was originally from Yearwood Road, Sugar Hill, St Joseph – was reportedly walking in a northerly direction along Nelson Street, when a man wearing a dark hoodie approached him from behind, opened fire and shot him several times. “The victim fell to the ground and was assisted by other persons,” police reported.

Pesticide poisoned French paradise islands in Caribbean

BBC News   The French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique thrive on their image as idyllic sun, sea and sand destinations for tourists. But few visitors are aware that these lush, tropical islands have a chronic pollution problem. A pesticide linked to cancer - chlordecone - was sprayed on banana crops on the islands for two decades and now nearly all the adult local residents have traces of it in their blood.

Kanye rocks Kingston

 JamaicaObserver   The show, the first of the rapper's pop-up concert series outside of the United States, started at 7:00 pm with the choir, led by director Jason White, enthralling the audience with popular praise and worship choruses.

Avocado thief chopped to death

 Newsday    According to police, Romero Serrette of Las Alturas went to the Prizgar Lands home of the man, around 2.30 am, and was about to steal the fruits when the owner caught him and chopped him with an axe. Serrette collapsed and died under the tree.

Video--Burke Baptiste Brutally Murdered

Saint Lucia’s latest homicide victim has been identified as 32-year-old Burke Baptiste,  a resident of Richfond, Dennery, according to law enforcement officials.

Video--Security Guard killed after being shot...St. Lucia

Raw Video--Nation Update:Retired police officer "Rap Brown" appears in court

TVJ Video P.J. Patterson Hospitalized Following Car Accident - Oct...

Fort Worth Police Shooting: Officer Is Charged With Murder for Killing Woman in Her Home

The New York Times  FORT WORTH — The former Fort Worth police officer who fatally shot a woman through her bedroom window this weekend was charged with murder on Monday and booked into jail without the possibility for bond, according to the Fort Worth Police Department. The officer, Aaron Y. Dean, had resigned earlier on Monday, hours before the police chief had planned to fire him amid the community’s growing anger and frustration after the death of the woman, Atatiana Jefferson.

Jamaica Is Trying to Steal Rihanna From Barbados - PAPER

 PAPER  Rihanna famously hails from Barbados. She stays plugged into Bajan politics, has an official ambassador position, and goes home every year to serve looks at the Crop Over festival. Who wouldn't want to have Rihanna as their countrywoman? Indeed, apropos of nothing, Jamaican Twitter has launched a campaign to steal Rihanna's nationality.

Soufriere shooting leaves one dead

One male is dead and at least one other person injured following a shooting incident in Soufriere early Saturday morning, police said. The incident occurred around 1 a.m. Stlucianewsonline

Video--Tridents won ;Carter and Nurse reminisce on CPL victory

Left-handed batsman Jonathan Carter and all-rounder Ashley Nurse were apart of the Barbados Tridents team which arrived this morning at the Grantley Adams International Airport.

Video--TVJ News: Four Shot & Injured on Old Hope Road - October 13 2019

Video--It's hell in Paradise

Video- Gold Miner Shot dead

Shooting in The Pine leaves man dead

 Barbados Today   A 44-year-old man was killed in a shooting incident at Golden Rock, The Pine, St Michael, Saturday night. Shortly before midnight, police said Keron Anthony Hodge, 44, of #92 Midway Lane, Pinelamds, St Michael, was reportedly liming with other people when a group of men passed by and discharged firearms.

Saint Lucia police officer's son dies after Soufriere shooting

Saint Lucia NewsOnline    Sheldon Leon, who, according to his Facebook profile is a ‘patrol officer’ with the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force, is calling for justice for his son, who was shot around 1 a.m. “Rest in peace Shalomn but I will not rest even if it has to cost me my life. Justice for Shalomn Justice I will not rest,” he wrote on his Facebook profile on Saturday afternoon.

Cops suspect murdered brothers were tortured

Stabroek News   Autopsies performed on the bodies of Ian and Rakesh Matthias, the two brothers whose bullet-riddled bodies were found on Shell Beach, in Region One on Thursday, have confirmed that they both died from multiple gunshot wounds and investigators believe they were tortured prior to being killed.

43 years’ jail for rapist cop

 Newsday   A POLICE officer who had been having sex with a girl since she was 14, was jailed yesterday for 43 years. The girl became pregnant at 17, but PC Visham Ragoo, 40, did not want the baby. One night in February 2008, at about 10 pm, he dragged her naked into an apartment and put a gun into her mouth. He held a knife against her and threatened to cut her open.

Video--TVJ News: Attorney's in Ruel Reid's Case Reacts to Charges - October 10 ...

Audio Jamaica:Ruel Reid, wife, daughter among five arrested in corruption probe

HAIL THE KING: Eliud Kipchoge makes history

Jamaica win silver in men's 4x400m

 JamaicaObserver    DOHA, Qatar — The Jamaican team with a 2:57.90 -second clocking won silver in the final of the men's 4x400m relay at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar a  short while ago. Akeem Bloomfield with the lead leg, Demish Gaye on anchor, along with Nathon Allen and Terry Ricardo Thomas were the members of the Jamaican team.

Pharmacies pull Zantac, APO-Ranitidine

Newsday   LOCAL pharmacies have pulled heartburn and ulcer medicine brands Zantac and APO-Ranitidine from their shelves. This after the Ministry of Health said companies Apotex and GlaxoSmithKline issued letters of a voluntary recall of the preparation containing the Ranitidine Hydrochloride drug. On Friday, the ministry recalled all medications with the Ranitidine Hydrochloride drug “out of an abundance of caution to safeguard the population.”

video--Tobago Fishermen Vow To Protect Themselves As They Search For Missing Comrade

Video--Amber Guyger guilty verdict sends strong message

Texas Castle Doctrine factors into jury deliberations for Amber Guyger Re Killing of Botham Jean

 The Texas Tribune  The shooting sparked outrage across the country, as many called it another example of a white police officer killing an unarmed black man. Defence attorneys have said there is no evidence to suggest the shooting was racially motivated. Guyger, 31, testified Friday that she mistook Jean's fourth-floor apartment for her own, one floor below Jean's. Guyger, who was off duty but still in uniform, said she thought he was a burglar. Guyger had just completed a nearly 14-hour work shift. She tested negative for drugs and alcohol.

Deadly duel

Stabroek News  On Friday evening, in a residential community in the capital, two young men, armed with knives and hopelessly intoxicated in the moment, set upon each other, inflicting wounds with a crazed sense of purpose.

Police issue all clear after bomb threat

 Barbados Today  Business in The City was briefly disrupted this morning after police and emergency personnel responded to a bomb threat at First Citizens Bank on Broad Street. Police said just after 8 a.m., personnel at the bank received an anonymous call that there was a bomb in the building.