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(BBC) — The most powerful hurricane ever to hit north-west Florida has flooded beach towns, submerging homes and snapping trees like twigs. Hurricane Michael made landfall on Wednesday afternoon as category three storm with 125mph (200km/h) winds in the state’s Panhandle region. One person was killed by a falling tree, Florida officials say. The storm ...

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(SKY NEWS) — The son of a limousine company owner has been arrested over the deaths of 20 people after a crash in upstate New York. Prestige Limousine operator Nauman Hussain was charged with criminally negligent homicide after being arrested on a highway near Albany. The company has come under intense scrutiny after Saturday’s crash ...

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(INEWS GUYANA) — Digicel has launched legal proceedings against Surinamese regulator, Telecommunications Authority Suriname (TAS) over the shutdown of its trans-border link which has since been disrupting the company’s services to Guyana. This was confirmed by a senior official at the company who revealed that the matter is engaging the attention of the company’s legal ...

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(BARBADOS TODAY) — The US$1.21 billion purchase of a 75 per cent stake in the Barbadian SOL Group by a Canadian-based firm is being hailed by a consumer rights advocate as a welcomed injection of foreign exchange into the beleaguered economy. It emerged this morning that SOL, which came close to buying the state oil ...

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(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) — Four school­boys from the Princes Town West Sec­ondary School have each been grant­ed $10,000 bail for al­leged­ly beat­ing one of their their school­mates. The Form Four stu­dents, ages 15 and 16 years old, ap­peared in The Chil­dren Court in Fyz­abad in con­nec­tion with the in­ci­dent last month which went vi­ral af­ter a ...

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(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — Parliament has appointed a 12-member joint select committee (JSC) to review the 2014 Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organisations) Act, 2014, usually referred to as the anti-gang legislation. Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang will chair the committee, which also includes from the House of Representatives Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck; ...

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(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — Chief Executive Officer of the Firearm Licencing Authority (FLA) Shane Dalling has indicated that the agency will be making changes to the firearm licensing process for security companies. Answering questions at yesterday’s meeting of the Internal and External Affairs Committee of Parliament, Dalling explained that under the current regime gun licences are ...

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(SNO) — The lifeless body of a woman, who was discovered in waters off Questelles beach in St. Vincent and the Grenadines this morning, Oct. 10, 2018, is reportedly that of a Saint Lucian-born British national, according to media reports in the neighbouring island. The woman’s body was discovered floating face-down by a friend who ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) – St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) is pleased to advise that from about 2 p.m. today, it has been meeting 100% of the electricity demand following a system shutdown this morning. The power outage which occurred at 9:04 a.m. was caused by a major internal fault at the Cul De Sac power ...

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(CMC) – Haiti has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mexico on defence cooperation as well as training and cooperation in military matters. Haiti’s Defence Minister Enold Joseph signed the agreement on Monday with Secretaries of Defense of Mexico General Cienfuegos Zepeda and Vidal Francisco Soberon (Navy) on the side-lines of the XII Conference of ...

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