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Sinckler confirms that letter to Bajan PM was drafted

(Barbados Nation) Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Chris Sinckler has come clean on a NATION report that he and ten of his Government colleagues were seeking an “urgent audience” with Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to discuss matters of “grave” concern and to chart a path forward for the retention of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) in Government.

Devonshire Castle man dies in crash

The police say they are investigating a fatal accident that occurred at about 2130h last night at Walton Hall, Essequibo Coast, and which resulted in the death of Seemangal Singh, 24 years of Devonshire Castle, Essequibo Coast.

Typhoon kills over 400 in southern Philippines

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines, (Reuters) – More then  400 people have been killed and hundreds more were missing after  a typhoon hit the southern Philippines, National Red Cross  Secretary-General Gwendolyn Pang said today.

Mavado, a no-show in Zimbabwe

(Jamaica Observer) Mavado fans in Zimbabwe who were anticipating his performance yesterday at the Harare International Conference Centre, have been let down as the gig was postponed.

REDjet looks to new routes

(Jamaica Observer) Low-cost Caribbean airline carrier REDjet, which last month began flying from Barbados to Jamaica, Trinidad, Guyana and Antigua, is looking to add new routes as it begins to fine-tune its operations.

Kartel ordered to pay J$15M in damages

(Jamaica Gleaner) Popular deejay Vybz Kartel, who is facing two murder charges, has been ordered by the Supreme Court to pay J$15 million in damages to Jamaican promoter Alton Salmon for his failure to perform at a concert in the Turks and Caicos Islands in August 2009.

Another major T&T union accepts 5%

(Trinidad Express) Another major trade union has accepted Government’s five per cent wage offer bringing to an end a crippling shutdown of operations at the main cargo port in Port of Spain.

UN probes new charges of peacekeeper abuse in Haiti

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations  said today it was investigating allegations of  assault and attempted homicide by peacekeepers in Haiti, the  latest charges of misconduct to be leveled against the  blue-helmeted force.