T&T 18-year-old gunned down playing football

(Trinidad Express) Two more men were murdered on Saturday night in Barataria and Diego Martin carrying the country’s murder toll for the year so far to 49.
In the first incident police said 18-year-old Convine Anthony, of Centre Hill, Malick, Barataria, was playing a game of football with friends close to his home around 7.30 p.m. when a white Toyota car pulled up nearby. Occupants of the vehicle came out and opened fire hitting Anthony in the head.
Investigators said villagers in the area took Anthony to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Police said they did not have a clear motive for the killing saying only that it may have been a random shooting.
In the other incident, officers said around 10.45 p.m. taxi driver Ricardo Small, 31, of Riverside Drive, Diego Martin dropped off two passengers at Factory Road and later went to Hillview Drive. While turning the vehicle officers said Small was approached by two men who opened fire. He was shot multiple times in the chest and died at the scene.
Homicide detectives along with officers of the St James Police Station visited the scene and carried out enquiries. Investigations into both incidents are continuing.

 

With her 14-month daughter Kaylee seated on her lap, Giselle Glaude shares a light moment with her attorney, Jason Nathu, at the Equal Opportunity Tribunal building before judgment was delivered in her favour yesterday.

T&T Muslim woman wins discrimination case over hijab

(Trinidad Guardian) A Muslim woman yesterday won a landmark judgment against a security firm for discrimination on the basis of her religious beliefs.

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Venezuela gov’t aims to sink Maduro recall, opposition protests

CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government sought yesterday to scupper a push by the opposition to oust him this year via a referendum, while his opponents called for protests to demand the vote.

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No amnesty for war rapists: Colombia peace talks turn to women’s rights

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Colombia’s government and FARC rebels have pledged to improve access to land for women and ensure perpetrators of sexual violence, including rape, will not be eligible for amnesty as part of ongoing peace talks to end five decades of civil war.

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Colombia declares end to Zika epidemic inside country

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombian health officials declared yesterday that the worst of a Zika outbreak in the Andean nation had passed just 10 months after its arrival, raising questions about how the virus is affecting parts of Latin America differently.

Damage to the MV Xin Fei Zhou

Ship hits wall of Panama Canal, renews design concerns

HOUSTON (Reuters) – A Chinese container ship hit a wall of the new lane of the Panama Canal, a Canal Authority official and a local ship agent said yesterday, the third such incident since the expanded waterway opened one month ago amid design concerns.

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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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