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(CMC) – The Barbados-based Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) Monday said it is “shocked” at the murder of the Trinidad and Tobago talk show host, , Ricardo Welch, saying that the Caribbean has generally had a “good track record of media workers being safe”. Police are still searching for three gunmen who shot and killed Welch, ...

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(SNO) – Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is touting a positive economic outlook based on a recent report on Saint Lucia by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Writing on his Facebook page this morning (Oct. 22), Chastanet said “a 3.7 percent growth” is projected for Saint Lucia by the IMF. He said Saint Lucia’s economic trajectory ...

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(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — The government of Jamaica says the recent adverse flooding in Trinidad and Tobago is an indication of the Caribbean’s struggle to combat the adverse effects of climate change. In a release expressing sadness at the flooding, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, said: “This is yet another ...

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(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — A Kingston businessman who was found selling hundreds of fake name brand shoes is to be sentenced on January 8, next year. Murli Baboni was arrested and charged with unauthorised used of trade mark, possession of uncustomed goods, and misleading and deceptive conduct after police raided his store and found 434 fake ...

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(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — A man was last week hauled before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court for beating his 73-year-old amputee uncle with a broom stick after his uncle found out that he was the person who had been drinking his fruit juice and spoke up about it. Charged with assault occasioning bodily harm ...

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(AP) — A growing throng of Central American migrants resumed its advance toward the US border in southern Mexico yesterday, overwhelming Mexican government attempts to stop them at the border. Their numbers swelled to about 5,000 overnight and at first light they set out walking toward the Mexican town of Tapachula, 10 abreast in a ...

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(AP) — A newly formed hurricane rapidly gained force off Mexico’s Pacific coast yesterday and forecasters said it could reach Category 4 status before hitting land by midweek. A hurricane watch was posted for a stretch of shore between San Blas and Mazatlan. Hurricane Willa was about 260 miles (420 kilometres) south-southwest of Cabo Corrientes ...

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(AP) — With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at a record US $1.6 billion, people are snapping up tickets across the US. The Powerball jackpot also has climbed. It’s up to an estimated US$620 million for Wednesday’s drawing. That would make it the fifth-largest jackpot in US history. But much of the focus has been ...

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(SNO) – A St. Lucian-born British man is reportedly serving three years in a United Kingdom (UK) prison for sex abuse crimes and his victims are not happy with his sentence. The Wandsworth Guardian has reported that 62-year-old Bernard Mathurin of Maysoule Road (London, UK) was “convicted of five counts of indecent assault dating back ...

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