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Rights group puts Venezuela jail deaths at 41, doubts official cause

CARACAS (Reuters) - A Venezuelan rights group says at least 41 inmates died in suspicious conditions last week, more than three times the official death toll authorities have blamed on overdoses .

Woman stabbed to death by intruders

Woman stabbed to death by intruders

- male companion survives attack  

(Trinidad Express) In-truders broke into the home of a couple at Chase Village, Chaguanas on Sunday night, stabbing to death the woman and wounding the man .

Cuba not returning to capitalism despite U.S. deal - Castro’s daughter

Cuba not returning to capitalism despite U.S. deal – Castro’s daughter

HAVANA, (Reuters) - Cuba will defend its socialist principles and will not return to capitalism just because it has agreed a detente with the United States, the daughter of President Raul Castro said, dispelling any notion that U .

Man killed in Barbados drive-by shooting

Man killed in Barbados drive-by shooting

(Barbados Nation) A man in the wrong place, at the wrong time .

Uruguayan ruling party’s Vazquez wins presidential election

Uruguayan ruling party’s Vazquez wins presidential election

MONTEVIDEO, (Reuters) - Tabare Vazquez won back his old job as president of Uruguay in a runoff election yesterday, allowing the leftist ruling coalition to extend its decade in power and roll out a law legalizing the production and sale of marijuana .

UWI med students die in crash

UWI med students die in crash

(Jamaica Observer) Friends, relatives and associates of 19-year-old medical students Danielle Hanson and Mikhail Campbell have taken to social media to mourn the tragic and untimely death of the two in a motor vehicle crash early Saturday morning .

Colombian rebels free hostages including general

BOGOTA, (Reuters) - Colombia’s Marxist FARC rebels freed an army general and two other captives yesterday, paving the way for peace talks in Cuba to resume in the quest to end five decades of conflict .

UWI med students die in crash

UWI med students die in crash

(Jamaica Observer) Friends, relatives and associates of 19-year-old medical students Danielle Hanson and Mikhail Campbell have taken to social media to mourn the tragic and untimely death of the two in a motor vehicle crash early yesterday morning .

Vehicle abandoned after road rage murder

(Trinidad Guardian) Police are hunting for a man who shot Dennison Rodney ten times after the two began arguing after an accident in Diego Martin yesterday .

New police interview system for Barbados

(Barbados Nation) People accused of rape, murder, and robberies will be the first to have their statements to lawmen recorded using the ten newly outfitted interview suites at police stations across the island .

T&T road rage victim was shot 10 times

(Trinidad Express) Road rage early yesterday morning resulted in the killing of 42-year-old Dennison Rodney of Cocorite Terrace, Cocorite .

Gas leak forces T&T companies to cut production

(Trinidad Express) Some of the country’s biggest industrial plants were forced to shut down operations on Wednesday after being alerted that their power supply had to be unplugged as a result of the rupture of the Cross Island Pipeline .

T&T man shot dead in road rage

(Trinidad Express) A driver was shot dead following an argument over a minor accident on the highway yesterday .

Two dead after truck flattens bar, shop in Jamaica

Two dead after truck flattens bar, shop in Jamaica

(Jamaica Gleaner) ST JAMES, Jamaica:Two persons are now dead, after a water truck ran off a hill and flattened a bar and shop in Lawson Bottom, Roehampton St James at about 8 .

Two charged over T&T triple murder

Two charged over T&T triple murder

(Trinidad Guardian) Azmon Alexander and his accomplice, a 17-year-old boy, were Thursday night charged with the triple murders of a Brasso Seco family .

T&T man shot dead in road rage

(Trinidad Express) A driver was shot dead following an argument over a minor accident on the highway today .

Gas leak forces T&T companies to cut production

(Trinidad Express) Some of the country’s biggest industrial plants were forced to shut down operations on Wednesday after being alerted that their power supply had to be unplugged as a result of the rupture of the Cross Island Pipeline .

Venezuela’s Machado vows to fight assassination plot charges

Venezuela’s Machado vows to fight assassination plot charges

CARACAS, (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition leader Maria Corina Machado yesterday vowed to fight an expected indictment alleging she was involved in a plot to kill President Nicolas Maduro, calling the charges an attempt to silence critics of the socialist government .

Brazil next finance chief pledges balanced growth, fiscal discipline

Brazil next finance chief pledges balanced growth, fiscal discipline

BRASILIA, (Reuters) - Brazil’s incoming finance minister Joaquim Levy vowed to cut spending and clean up the country’s finances yesterday, aiming to rebuild trust with investors after years of weak growth and erratic economic policies .

Mexico president vows to reform police, battle organized crime

Mexico president vows to reform police, battle organized crime

MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) - Embattled President Enrique Pena Nieto yesterday proposed simplifying Mexico’s chaotic police structure and a new law to stop collusion between officials and gangs as he tried to defuse anger over the apparent massacre of 43 students in September .

Venezuela to charge opposition leader over alleged plot to kill Maduro

Venezuela to charge opposition leader over alleged plot to kill Maduro

(CARACAS, (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition leader Maria Corina Machado will be charged next week with involvement in an alleged plot to kill President Nicolas Maduro, the state prosecutor’s office said yesterday .

Defense in Brazil’s Petrobras probe trying to change court

SAO PAULO, (Reuters) - Defendants in a bribery investigation involving Brazil’s state-run oil company Petrobras are trying to move the probe to the country’s Supreme Court, which has a reputation for moving slowly and letting cases drag on for years .

With DEA on the job, Seetahal’s killers can’t escape – security minister

(Trinidad Express) Every person who was involved in the murder of Senior Counsel Dana Seetahal will be caught even though it may take a long time, National Security Minister Gary Griffith has said .

Peru crackdown on illegal gold leads to new smuggling routes

LIMA, (Reuters) - A crackdown on illegal gold mining in Peru has spawned new smuggling routes through its porous border with Bolivia with some gangs using human mules, armored cars and light aircraft to evade capture .

UWI to focus on science and technology

(Barbados Nation) Having put the focus on other faculties in preceding eras, principal Sir Hilary Beckles said they had taken a decision to bring science and technology, and medicine, into focus .

Suspect in Brasso Seco murders held

Suspect in Brasso Seco murders held

(Trinidad Express) - For over a month, residents of Brasso Seco hid in their homes, shied away from the media and were even afraid to talk to the police amid fears that the man believed responsible for the disappearance and deaths of three of their fellow villagers remained on the run and presumably still in the area .

Colombia rebel chief says peace talks suspension destroyed confidence

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos “destroyed” confidence in the peace process by suspending talks and violated the terms of an agreement that brought the rebels to the negotiating table, FARC guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londono said .

New lottery scamming trend identified in Jamaica

(Jamaica Gleaner) - A United States professor who chairs Business and Financial Journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism is reporting that a new trend is developing in lottery scamming in Jamaica .

T&T mom shot and killed outside bar

T&T mom shot and killed outside bar

(Trinidad Express) A 33-year-old Freeport woman was gunned down outside a bar on Sunday night .

Jamaica PM calls on rich to stop stealing electricity

(Jamaica Observer) Prime Minister Simpson Miller has warned privileged members of the society to desist from stealing electricity, while noting that it was not only the poor who is involved in electricity theft .

Suspect in Trinidad triple murder held

Suspect in Trinidad triple murder held

(Trinidad Express) The Police Service on Sunday announced the captured of Azmon Alexander, a person of interest in the murders of a man, woman and baby .

Digicel in breach of Internet neutrality principles – Eastern Caribbean telecoms authority

(Jamaica Gleaner) Telecommunications company Digicel has been found to be in breach of the principle of Internet Neutrality in the Eastern Caribbean .

German couple chopped to death in Tobago

German couple chopped to death in Tobago

(Trinidad Express)An elderly German couple who have been com­ing to vacation in Toba­go for several years were found hacked to death along Minis­ter’s Bay, Bacolet Beach, yesterday morning .

In wake of threats over Petrotrin oil spill- Security increased

(Trinidad Guardian) Security at Petrotrin installations was beefed Friday night as the state-owned oil company raised its threat alert after a cryptic warning was issued in a video posted on Youtube from the group Anonymous T&T .

Two found dead on Tobago beach

(Trinidad Express) The bodies of a man and woman believed to be murdered were found on a beach in Bacolet, Tobago at around midday .

St Kitts opens up huge greenhouse

St Kitts opens up huge greenhouse

(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica – St Kitts and Nevis has established what they say is the largest greenhouse in the Caribbean at 24 metres tall and covering more than 14,000 square feet .

Jamaica AG begs  forgiveness again for  his flexi rape ‘joke’

Jamaica AG begs forgiveness again for his flexi rape ‘joke’

(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica: Senator A .



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