Four houses destroyed in Barbados fire

(Barbados Nation) Fire roared through the Richmond, St Michael district yesterday destroying four houses and damaging two as at least six people were displaced.

Neighbours raced to the rescue but in the end some of the homeowners could not save a thing from the uninsured houses.

In the nearby Westbury Cemetery, parts of a few trees caught fire and flaming debris fell on the cemetery grass and started small fires that burnt some graves before they were quickly stamped out.

Superintendent of Cemeteries Rikky Cummins was spotted moving the cemetery’s log books to his car in a preventative measure after smoke started to pour into the graveyard. Another man in a neighbouring house was on his rooftop throwing buckets of water on the house to prevent the fire from spreading.

Homeowner Norma Wickham was taken from her house and her daughter Marian shuddered at the thought that she might not have been saved if she was not at home.

Carlene Grant (Trinidad Express photo)

Spurned lover batters T&T guard to death

(Trinidad Guardian) Minutes after he told a teenage relative he was going to get a meal and go to church, a man instead showed up at Carlene Grant’s workplace and stabbed her several times before taking a sledgehammer and bashing in the side of her head.

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 on Tuesday.

T&T Muslim woman wins discrimination case over hijab

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

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Hyatt construction set to begin in Barbados

(Barbados Nation) After eight years in the pipeline, the first step has been taken to make the multimillion-dollar Hyatt Hotel a reality on the Bridgetown landscape.

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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