(Jamaica Gleaner) Senior national security operatives are probing a major security breach at one of Jamaica’s maximum-security prisons that resulted in hardened criminals hosting a marijuana-laced and liquor-filled Christmas party on its compound.
(Barbados Nation) The shooting fraternity said yesterday it was “completely opposed to the illegal possession and use of firearms and ammunition”.
(Trinidad Express) A 23-year-old Barataria woman was stabbed to death by another woman after an altercation at a bar in San Juan early yesterday morning.
MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – A half-century by debutant Matt Wade and some middle-order slogging by the Hussey brothers propelled Australia to a 65-run thrashing of hapless India in the rain-shortened first one-day international today.
(Trinidad Express) Former beauty queen Candice Worrel is fighting for her life after being savagely beaten and robbed outside her workplace late last month.
(Barbados Nation) Rihanna is sporting a new look. She’s now a blonde. The Barbadian singer continued to turn heads as she rocked the blonde look for the last couple days.
Proprietress of Little Rock Hotel & Television Station Pearl Dindyal, also known as Pearl Christie and staffers were robbed of cash, jewellery and a quantity of items in excess of $1M by bandits yesterday.
Farmers of Yakusari, Black Bush Polder burnt tyres on the road today in protest at the stagnant floodwater in their farms which has resulted in losses to their rice, cash crops and livestock.
UNITED NATIONS, (Reuters) – Russia and China vetoed today a U.N. resolution that backed an Arab plan calling on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to quit, stalling global efforts to end his bloody crackdown on unrest after hundreds were reported killed in the city of Homs.
(Trinidad Guardian) A couple, both foreign nationals, are expected to appear before a Port-of-Spain magistrate on Monday after a yacht they were residing in was found to contain a substantial cache of illegal arms and ammunition.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja fetched a bid worth more than $2 million, the highest in today’s Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, while there was no taker for frontline England players.
(Jamaica Observer) Maurice Tomlinson, a Jamaican man who recently married a Canadian policeman, claims lesbians in Jamaica are gang raped.
(de Ware Tijd) PARAMARIBO – Criminals and other suspicious persons on the black list of local and international authorities as well as lost or stolen passports can be uncovered easily at all legal ports of entry.
(Jamaica Observer) Justice Minister Mark Golding says plans are under way to launch a revised Victims’ Charter.
(Jamaica Gleaner) What was supposed to be an educational trip to St Mary Banana Plantation for a group of students of St Andrew College in Kingston ended in a tragic nightmare when two of the students drowned in neighbouring Portland.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The murder case against Eldon Calvert, the alleged leader of the Montego Bay based Stone Crusher gang, and two other men was thrown out yesterday because a policeman fabricated a witness statement.
(Barbados Nation) A gun dealer charged with not only failing to register his transactions but with possession of 21 guns – some of them high-powered weapons – without the proper licences was remanded after a late afternoon court appearance yesterday.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – Sahara Group has pulled out of its sponsorship deal with the Indian cricket board and the Pune franchise of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the diversified business conglomerate said today.
(Trinidad Guardian) Principal and proprietor of Maraval-based Blackman Private School Arlene Blackman yesterday appeared before a Port-of-Spain magistrate accused of assaulting two of her pupils.
(Trinidad Express) A 17-year-old girl was chopped to death and her boyfriend seriously injured when several men stormed their Valencia home early yesterday morning.
(Trinidad Express) Just two days after launching a campaign to petition support for the resumption of the death penalty, Government Minister Jack Warner yesterday suspended the initiative saying he does not want to “endanger” the Government.
What on earth are Granger and Ramjattan and their merry men and women waiting for before they ‘get on their bikes’ and start moving around this country, taking the pulse of the people, finding out what their concerns are and start representing those concerns to the people like self-respecting opposition political parties should?
The ex-chief financial officer for Texas tycoon Allen Stanford’s businesses says the financier squirreled away millions of dollars from investors to a secret Swiss bank account that he used to pay for personal expenses, bribes to regulators and employee bonuses, according to the Associated Press.
The Ministry of Agriculture this evening said that flooding in the Pomeroon is at a critical level.
(WICB) St John’s, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board today announced that it has taken a decision to move the Third Digicel Test which was originally scheduled to be played at the Guyana National Stadium.