Four die violently on the weekend 4

– toddler, 20-year-old nursing gunshot wounds (Jamaica Observer) – A two-year-old boy in York Town, Farm Pen in Clarendon is this morning waking up with the sting of a gunshot injury, and perhaps the memory of a door being kicked in and the explosions and blood that followed.

Indians being discriminated against in T&T 37

– UNC MP (Trinidad Express) Opposition MP Dr Tim Gopeesingh on Saturday charged that Government was carrying out a policy of political discrimination that was targeting one particular ethnic grouping in T&T.

Salaries Review Commission says no to increase for MPs

(Trinidad Express) Presi-dent George Maxwell Richards and Prime Minister Patrick Manning, as well as government ministers and opposition MPs, should not get salary increases because of the current economic downturn in the country.

No stay, no school 9

Education minister takes firm stance against foreign students (Antigua Sun) – A stern warning has gone out to non-national parents who may be pondering getting their children into the school system next term.

BBC Caribbean News in Brief

Minimal Caribbean growth expected The World Bank has said it could lend up to $14 billion to Latin American and Caribbean countries in the fiscal year that began this month.

Golding defends imminent return to IMF 1

(Jamaica Gleaner) – Prime Minister, Bruce Golding has sought to defend the government’s imminent return to a borrowing relationship with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Bail for Nigerian accused of having three Jamaican wives 8

(Jamaica Observer) – A Nigerian software engineer, who is accused of marrying three Jamaican women over a six-month period last year, was offered bail in the sum of $200,000 in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

Lesbian pleads against deportation to Jamaica 2

(Jamaica Observer) – A Jamaican woman who has been convicted for dealing in illegal drugs by a British court has asked that country’s immigration department not to deport her because she is a lesbian and would be persecuted if sent back to her homeland.

Daughter finds dad dead in car

(Trinidad Express) – A man died inside his car while waiting for his daughter outside a primary school on Wednesday.

Jamaican businessman killed 1

(Jamaica Gleaner) A prominent businessman in Little London Westmoreland, Jamaica was murdered yesterday morning.

Guyanese man refused bail in Antigua 9

(Antigua Sun) – Guyanese Mark Pluck was denied bail after his lawyer Vere Bird Jr made an application on his behalf before Chief Magistrate Ivan Walters.

Police investigate rape of young man 4

(Antigua Sun) – A 21-year-old Bolans man was allegedly raped at gunpoint early Monday morning and the police are investigating the incident.

BBC Caribbean News in Brief

No ALBA for DomRep The President of the Dominican Republic Leonel Fernandez has been quoted as saying he hasn’t considered making his country part of the Venezuelan-backed political and economic grouping known as ALBA.

Armed bandits raid Guava Bush home 43

-escape with $2M, fire shots Armed bandits on Monday evening robbed an overseas-based family at Guava Bush, Albion, Corentyne of almost $2M in cash and jewellery and a suspect has been taken into custody.

11 CXC subjects to come under review 2

(Trinidad Express) Secondary school students in the Caribbean region are “digital kids stuck in analogue classrooms,” says Dr Didacus Jules, chief executive officer of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC).

T&T brothers killed in backyard 1

(Trinidad Express) Brothers Joseph and Jason Lawrence wanted to stay away from bad company, so they invited a few friends to play cards at their home.

Manning refuses AG offer to resign

(Trinidad Express) Prime Minister Patrick Manning has refused to accept the offer by Attorney General John Jeremie to resign.

Another Guyanese deported 24

(Antigua Sun) – A Guyanese woman was deported from Antigua last week after she pleaded guilty to remaining in the state after the expiration of a permit granted to her by the Immigration Department.

Liquidator eyes Guiana Island for development

(Antigua Sun) – Nigel Hamilton-Smith, the liquidator of the Stanford International Bank (SIB) in Antigua and Barbuda is proposing to develop Guiana Island, which is owned by Sir Allen Stanford, to generate money to repay investors who were allegedly swindled in the alleged Ponzi scheme.

Violence follows Petit Valley mother

(Trinidad Express) – Why was Rajwanti “Judy” Badri killed? Who would have wanted the 52-year-old, who had the traumatic experience of seeing one of her daughters murdered and the other badly injured, dead?

BBC Caribbean News in Brief

22 rescued in Haiti boat accident Authorities in Haiti have warned that there was “little hope” of finding more survivors from a boat accident on Saturday.