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(NEW YORK POST) — A 24-year-old man was killed in Texas last week when his vape pen exploded — slicing open his carotid artery and leaving his grandmother’s car covered in blood. William Brown died after his left internal carotid artery was severed due to trauma from the exploding vape pen he just bought from ...

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TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Feb 5, CMC – The British Virgin Islands (BVI) government says it has invited the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands and Mediterranean Region (CPA BIMR) send an election observation mission (EOM) to the February 25 general elections. A government statement said that the invitation had been extended by Governor Augustus J. ...

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(SNO) — With Saint Lucia gearing up to celebrate 40 years of independence, residents are being called to fast and pray for the nation. The call is coming from Rosemary Husbands-Mathurin, chairperson of the independence sub-committee responsible for faith-based groups. She said churches, faith-based groups and religions organizations have put together what is described as ...

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WASHINGTON, Feb 5, CMC – Belize’s growth rate is now below that of other countries at a similar level of per-capita income with the country recording economic growth of 2.2 per cent since 2010, according to a Working Paper released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In the paper titled “Reinvigorating Growth in Belize” economist ...

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb 5, CMC – The Barbados-based the Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum (CariCOF) says since December last year, many parts of the Caribbean have become drier. “Major concerns exist in the southern Caribbean, including from northern Guyana to Barbados and west to the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao) for short term drought that ...

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KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Feb 5, CMC – The St. Vincent and the Grenadines government has announced tax increases on gasoline, diesel, tobacco, sweetened drinks and landing fees at the island’s sole international airport. Finance Minister, Camillo Gonsalves, delivering the budget address late Monday, less than a week after Parliament gave the nod to the estimates ...

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(BBC) — Two Russians have been detained in Malaysia over a street act which involved swinging their baby by the legs and throwing it up into the air. The pair are being questioned over alleged abuse of the four-month-old girl, police told news agency AFP. A video of one of their performances has gone viral ...

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(BBC) — Ten people including a baby have died in a fire at an eight-storey building in south-western Paris, fire service officials say. More than 30 people – including six firefighters – were injured. One person is in a serious condition. Fifty people were evacuated by ladders from the blaze in the upmarket 16th arrondissement. ...

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(JAMAICA OBSERVER) — Wild scenes of excitement erupted in downtown Kingston yesterday afternoon when what appeared to be genuine $1,000 bills were seen being thrown from a motor car driving on King Street. Naturally, pedestrians travelling along the normally busy road scampered to collect the money as speculation was rife as to who was acting ...

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(SNO) –– A man who was shot by a police officer at Lanse Road, Castries yesterday had an imitation firearm, law enforcement sources have confirmed. According to a reliable source, police responded to a report around 11 a.m. on Monday that a man was brandishing a firearm and threatening to shoot and kill members of ...

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