Sparrow out of coma – wife

(Trinidad Guardian) Veteran calypsonian The Mighty Sparrow (Slinger Francisco) is out of a coma. He is conscious and responsive, a statement from his wife, Margaret Francisco, said yesterday. Sparrow was warded in a Queen’s hospital in New York last week after he was found comatose at home. The statement said Sparrow was being monitored and further updates on his condition would be provided.

It added: “We are pleased to inform the fans of the Dr Slinger Francisco, the Mighty Sparrow, and the population at large that he is conscious and responsive. “He is being monitored and we are hopeful that he will continue to progress further. We are specially grateful to the doctors and nurses for their professional and attentive caring for him. “We also wish to express our profound appreciation for the prayers and outpouring of well wishes from all concerned and will issue further updates as it becomes necessary.”

Sparrow, who celebrated his 78th birthday on July 9, gave an hour-long performance in July alongside Black Stalin at De Nu Pub (The Mas Camp), Woodbrook. The social networks have been flooded with people from across the globe extending best wishes to the Calypso King of the World.

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Little enforcement of Jamaica Tobacco Control Act douses its relevance

(Jamaica Observer) It has existed on Jamaican law books for three years now, but the one-time much heralded Public Health Tobacco Control Regulations Act 2013, seems to have virtually gone up in smoke.

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Big battle set for key Clico beachfront property in T&T

(Trinidad Guardian) Battle for No Man’s Land. That is what is shaping up on all fronts—from Government to the Clico owners of the property—as the spotlight continues to increase on one of the last pristine pieces of beachfront in the English-speaking Caribbean.

Died at hospital:
Isaiah Hospedales

T&T student killed for gold chain

(Trinidad Express) A 22-year-old man’s decision to wear a large gold chain while liming with friends on Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook cost him his life early Saturday morning when he was ambushed, shot and killed for his jewelry.

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Venezuela first lady’s nephews confessed to drug scheme, U.S. says

NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady, who face charges of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States, confessed to U.S.

Cristina Fernandez

Former Argentina leader slams corruption probes as political plot

EL CALAFATE, Argentina (Reuters) – Facing corruption probes that threaten to land her behind bars, former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez described her growing legal troubles as part of a “persecution” of progressive Latin American leaders that has boosted the right in the region.

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Venezuela opposition leader Lopez awaits appeal verdict

CARACAS (Reuters) – An appeal hearing into Venezuela’s most prominent jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez ended yesterday, with he and supporters saying the nearly 14-year sentence for inciting violence should be immediately overturned.

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