6.0 magnitude quake hits near Costa Rica capital

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, (Reuters) – An earthquake with  a magnitude of 6.0 hit Costa Rica yesterday, the U.S.  Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of  injuries.
The quake was centred about 16 miles (25 km) west of the  capital city of San Jose at a depth of 43 miles (70 km).

There were no immediate reports of injuries from a Reuters  witness.

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Unrest erupts in east Port of Spain after police killing

(Trinidad Guardian) Neighbours and friends of 25-year-old Akel “Christmas” James are disputing the police’s claims over the circumstances surrounding his death.

Gov’t will uphold constitution on Chancellor, CJ appointments

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Auditor General unable to pronounce on city accounts due to limited access

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NICIL accepts US$3m for outstanding GTT shares payment – source

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Teenage accused to face trial over murder of Top Cop’s brother

A 16-year-old was yesterday committed to stand trial for the murder of Hemant Persaud, the brother of Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud, who was fatally stabbed last year at the Stabroek Market.

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