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Australia back in charge after India top order folds

PERTH,  (Reuters) – Australia, fired by David Warner’s  180 and another fine display from their pace attack, were  closing on victory after reducing India to 88 for four in their  second innings after two days of the third test today.

Fireworks at CLICO probe

(Trinidad Express) The final day of the fourth evidence hearing of the Commission of Enquiry into the collapse of CL Financial and the Hindu Credit Union descended into “harsh exchanges” between ambassador Mervyn Assam and two members of the inner bar—Queen’s Counsel Bankim Thanki and Martin Daly, SC.

T&T man shot dead at wake

(Trinidad Express) A 58-year-old Port of Spain man is dead and two of his friends injured after they were ambushed by two gunmen while attending a wake near their homes in East Dry River on Thursday night.

S&P downgrades France, eight other euro zone nations

NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Standard & Poor’s carried  out a mass downgrade of euro zone countries today, stripping France and Austria of their top-grade AAA  ratings in a move that may complicate efforts to solve a  two-year old European debt crisis.

Judge orders Allen Stanford lawyers to stay on

(Reuters) – A federal judge in Houston said a team of  attorneys representing Allen Stanford, who is accused of running  a $7 billion Ponzi scheme, must stay on the case despite their  request to withdraw.

Warner says FIFA “dishonest” over deals and can prove it

MIAMI, (Reuters) – Ousted former FIFA  vice-president Jack Warner said today he had documented  evidence to back his claim that he was gifted World Cup  television rights in return for FIFA votes and accused the  organisation of being “disingenuous and dishonest”.

Mackenzie man dies after accident

The police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred at about 1050h. yesterday on Sir David Rose Avenue, Mackenzie, and which resulted in the death of driver  Garydon Massiah, 74 years of Amelia’s Ward, Linden.

Peru court sentences Van der Sloot to 28 years for murder

LIMA,  (Reuters) – Dutch citizen Joran Van der  Sloot was sentenced to 28 years in prison by a Peruvian court today for killing a woman in Lima in 2010, exactly five years  since 18-year-old Alabama native Natalee Holloway disappeared  after spending time with him.

Two charged for murder at JLP meeting

(Jamaica Observer) Two men have been charged by detectives in Westmoreland for the December 27 murder of a man and injury of three others during a Jamaica Labour Party rally in Savanna la Mar.

Battle over plans for US$600m Trinidad plant

(Trinidad Express) Environmentalist Dr Wayne Kublalsingh who was part of a movement which successfully fought plans to establish steel plants at Claxton Bay and La Brea says there must be consultation with residents of La Brea before any industrial plant is built.

Time to take the campaign posters down

Whenever will those banners exhorting people to “VOTE” for this party or that party and those pictures of the people who are now the winners and losers at last November’s general elections stop adorning lamp posts and traffic light signal canisters in the city.