Antigua: Cop accused of kidnapping, raping teen, walks

(Antigua Observer) A police prosecutor accused of kidnapping a 13 year old girl and having sex with her on two occasions in 2016, walked free yesterday after the child said she did not want to proceed with the case and or to relive the incidents.

Jamaica: 6-year-old swept away by flood waters

(JAMAICA GLEANER) The police have now recovered the body of six-year-old Dajahne Pennant of Oliver Gardens, May Pen, Clarendon who died yesterday after being swept away by flood waters in the Mount Claire area of Clarendon.

Ken ‘Professor’ Philmore has died

(Trinidad Express) Ken “Professor” Philmore – steelpan arranger, composer and ace pannist – died at the Intensive Care Unit of the San Fernando General Hospital on Sunday.

Gunman shot with own weapon after raping two female tourists

(JAMAICA GLEANER) –  The festering crime problem that has been plaguing St James jolted the tourism sector on Thursday night when a gunman barged into a hotel room in Montego Bay and raped two female tourists before he lost possession of his weapon and was shot by one of the visitors.

Persistent Bahamas firm wins Trinidad case

-Duprey must pay US122M

(Trinidad Guardian) For­mer CL Fi­nan­cial (CLF) ex­ec­u­tive chair­man Lawrence Duprey has been or­dered to pay over US$122 mil­lion in dam­ages to the com­pa­ny’s for­mer sub­sidiary in the Ba­hamas over a failed land de­vel­op­ment in Flori­da.

Jamaica’s PM calls on US to remove embargoes on Cuba

(JAMAICA GLEANER) Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday reiterated the call by Jamaica and the rest of CARICOM for the United States to lift the embargoes imposed against Cuba almost six decades ago, arguing that societies function best within an inclusive global environment, where no one feels left behind.

Trinidad seeing `tsunami of depression’ – Deyals­ingh

(Trinidad Guardian) Na­tion­al award win­ner and sec­re­tary of the As­so­ci­a­tion of Psy­chi­a­trists of T&T Dr Var­ma Deyals­ingh is urg­ing cit­i­zens to look out for signs of de­pres­sion in their loved ones be­fore it reach­es the point of sui­cide.

In Trinidad: Lack of paper cripples court proceedings

(Trinidad Guardian) Frus­trat­ed over the ab­sence of print­ing pa­per in the Port-of-Spain and San Fer­nan­do Supreme Courts for the past two weeks, a judge yes­ter­day said the Ju­di­cia­ry ap­pears to be on the brink of col­lapse.

Trinidad businessman can sue Customs in sex toys impasse

(Trinidad Guardian) Businessman and sex ther­a­pist Giri­raj “Raj” Ram­nanan has been giv­en the green light to pur­sue a law­suit against the Comp­trol­ler of the Cus­toms and Ex­cise Di­vi­sion over the seizure of three ship­ments of sex toys and oth­er para­pher­na­lia.

Diwali date controversy in Trinidad

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) DEBATE has again followed Government’s declaration of the observance of Divali 2018 in Trinidad and Tobago, with one Hindu organisation claiming its given date of November 6 is off the mark.

Trinidad: Gunmen ambush armoured vehicle in brazen robbery

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) Eye­wit­ness­es to to­day’s brazen rob­bery of a G4S Se­cu­ri­ty ar­moured ve­hi­cle and its four armed guards have de­scribed it as “like a scene out of an ac­tion movie.” Ac­cord­ing to a po­lice re­port, at about noon the ar­moured ve­hi­cle had backed up to­wards Re­pub­lic Bank’s ATM ma­chine at St He­le­na, Pi­ar­co, when three masked gun­men am­bushed its four se­cu­ri­ty guards.