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Moses Ascending

Moses has upped and left the PPP! After fifty years of service to the party he has rejoined forces with his brother, Khemraj Ramjattan in the AFC.

Miss Venezuela crowned Miss World

LONDON, (Reuters) – A human resources graduate from  Venezuela, whose ambition is to work with children, was crowned  Miss World 2011 at a glittering beauty pageant in London today.

Man shot after row at Goed Fortuin snackette

At about 0130h. today Kenneth Bhagwandin, 49 years of Stanleytown, WBD, was shot and injured to his right hip by a licensed firearm holder while at a snackette at Goed Fortuin, WBD, according to the police.

Jamaican deportee turns his life around

(Jamaica Gleaner) By his own admission, Christopher Tate was twice imprisoned and twice deported from the United States, after languishing behind prison walls in that country under a suicide watch.

T&T mother abducted in presence of her children

(Trinidad Express) Police have launched a search for a man who at gunpoint yesterday kidnapped a 21-year-old mother in the presence of two children—Iyoka, five, and Sapphire Williams, three—at their First Trace, Maingot Road, Tunapuna, home.

Dozens killed in northeast Nigeria attacks-witnesses

KANO, Nigeria, (Reuters) – Dozens were killed in a  spate of coordinated gun and bomb attacks in the northeastern  Nigerian city of Damaturu yesterday, leaving the city almost  deserted and bodies piling up in local morgues, witnesses said  today.

Dhoni does not want Tendulkar milestone to be distraction

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – The anticipation of Sachin  Tendulkar’s 100th international century is the expected  highlight of the team’s three-test series against West Indies  but India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not willing to let it  become a distraction.

Jamaica contractor general to probe scrap metal exports

(Jamaica Gleaner) The opposition People’s National Party (PNP) yesterday indicated that it would be turning over information in its possession about the admitted breaches of the scrap-metal ban by the Customs Department to the contractor general’s office.

Probe ordered of T&T rape video airing

(Trinidad Express) Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard has instructed the police to investigate the airing of a video clip on Ian Alleyne’s Crime Watch programme on CCN TV6.

T&T businessman shot dead

(Trinidad Express) Businessman Brian Alexander, owner of the popular Icon Restaurant and Bar in Cunupia, was shot dead yesterday.

Thirty murders since T&T SoE

(Trinidad Express) An 18-year-old trainee of the Helping Youth Prepare for Employment (HYPE) programme was yesterday stabbed to death outside the compound of Metal Industries Company Ltd (MIC), in Macoya, allegedly by a fellow trainee.

Colombia says FARC rebel leader killed

BOGOTA, (Reuters) – Colombian forces killed top FARC  rebel leader Alfonso Cano yesterday in the biggest blow yet to  Latin America’s longest insurgency and a triumph for President  Juan Manuel Santos, the Defense Ministry said.