Businessman arrested for allegedly molesting daughters

(Jamaica Observer) – A businessman in his 60s could be slapped with more than 20 counts of incest and indecent assault following his arrest on Tuesday on allegations that he had been molesting his three young daughters.

Colombia arrests sons of Cali cartel druglord

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Three sons of a former boss of Colombia’s Cali drug cartel have been arrested along with more than 20 other people on charges of money laundering, authorities said yesterday.

Airline crews to face scrutiny

– pilot accused of $5m customs breach (Jamaica Gleaner) – Airline crew should now expect to go through regular searches at the island’s two international airports as the Customs Department implements more stringent measures placing them under the microscope.

Rain fails to dampen Carnival spirit

(Trinidad Guardian) – Not even dark skies and intermittent showers could damper the spirits and waistlines of thousands of masqueraders who went out on Tuesday to celebrate Carnival.

World’s largest wetland threatened in Brazil

CORUMBA, Brazil, (Reuters) – Jaguars still roam the  world’s largest wetland and endangered Hyacinth Macaws nest in  its trees but advancing farms and industries are destroying  Brazil’s Pantanal region at an alarming rate.

Some mutual fund assets released in Stanford case

HOUSTON, (Reuters) – Mutual funds that are not held  in custodial Stanford Finan-cial Group accounts should be  released from a court-ordered asset freeze, an attorney  overseeing the company’s affairs and assets said in a  statement on Monday.

Colombian ‘coffins’ run cocaine beneath the waves

KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) – Packed with cocaine and grimly christened “coffins,” sleek jungle-built submarines are steaming their way north from Colombia through Pacific waters to deliver tons of illegal drugs headed for the US market.

Trini-American shot dead in city

(Trinidad Guardian) – A Trinidadian national, a naturalised American citizen, was shot dead in Port-of-Spain on Sunday morning, all because he wined on another man’s girlfriend.

Rev Garnett Roper heads new Herald investor group

(Jamaica Observer) – The weekly Sunday Herald newspaper has been taken over by a group of investors headed by the Rev Garnett Roper, who hope to salvage the latest journal headed for Jamaica’s fearsome newspaper graveyard.

LIAT clears the air about ownership

(Antigua Sun) – LIAT has cleared the air on its ownership, debunking suggestions that it is owned by Sir Allen Stanford.

Antigua’s Parliament to be recalled over Stanford crisis

Antiguan Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer will today advise Governor General Dame Louise Lake-Tack to reconvene a sitting of the House of Representatives to discuss the crisis sparked by charges in the US against billionaire Allen Stanford, a statement from the PM’s office said on Friday.

Jamaica banks rationing US dollars

(Jamaica Observer) Restrictions of varying degrees on the sale of US dollars do appear to be in effect at some of the major commercial banks in Kingston, despite a declaration by Bank of Jamaica governor, Derick Latibeaudiere, to the contrary.

Britain tightens curbs on non-EU migrant workers

LONDON, (Reuters) – Britain said yesterday it was  tightening curbs on foreign workers from outside the European  Union to increase the chances of British jobseekers at a time of  rising unemployment.

France asks Guadeloupe unions, bosses to sign deal

PARIS, (Reuters) – French Prime Minister Francois  Fillon asked unions and employers on Guadeloupe yesterday to  accept a new aid package and end a month-long strike that  erupted into violent protests on the French Caribbean island.