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Australia dominate India in first one-day match

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.

Rihanna goes blonde

(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.

Little Rock proprietress, staff robbed

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.

Black Bush farmers protest over flooding

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.

Russia, China veto UN draft backing Arab plan for Syria

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.

Foreign couple on gun, ammo charges in T&T

(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.

Jadeja hits IPL jackpot, England players ignored

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.

Two Jamaican students drown

(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.

Bajan gun dealer on weapons charges

(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.

T&T principal in court on assault charges

(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.

Jack Warner suspends death penalty petition

(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.

David and Khemraj and de boys and girls must get cracking now!

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?

Allen Stanford had secret Swiss bank account – witness

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.

Guyana loses Test match to Dominica

…as cricket impasse continues

(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.