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May 22, 2018

Body found in drain in Princes Town

Source: Newsday THE decomposing body of a man found in a drain at Barrackpore last Friday has been identified as 55-year-old Lobris Sampson of Iere Village in Princes Town. Police said Sampson’s employer, a contractor, identified him on Monday at the Forensic Science Centre in St James. Preliminary reports revealed that Sampson,… Link:

Trinidad and Tobago

‘I am deeply pained’

Source: Newsday OPPOSITION LEADER Kamla Persad-Bissessar expressed pain over the murder of Uber driver Christopher Mohammed and offered assistance and support to relatives. At Mohammed’s funeral at the St Anthony’s RC Church in Petit Valley yesterday, Persad-Bissessar attempted to console grieving relatives by recalling her own experience of losing her brother in… Link:

Trinidad and Tobago

Disaster preparedness packages distributed

Source: Newsday FIVE hundred Scotiabank employees, their families and friends came out on Sunday last to oversee distribution of emergency preparedness and relief packages for communities across Trinidad and Tobago. This initiative was embarked upon in commemoration of United Way Trinidad and Tobago’s National Day of Caring 2018. “Our project this year… Link:

Trinidad and Tobago

Seven-year wait for justice

Source: Newsday JENSEN LA VENDE SEVEN years after her husband was shot dead, the three police officers accused of making Dr Lavaughn Brathwaite-Borde a widow will appear in court today for an inquest into the death of three men. One of the men killed was 28-year-old Nkosi Borde who, along with 21-year-old… Link:

Trinidad and Tobago

Govt looks to New South Wales for help

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rosemarie SantPublished: Wednesday, May 23, 2018In the face of a worsening crime problem, Government is hoping to get the assistance of the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Justice and the NSW Police Force and they are hoping that the teams will pay a visit to T&T in the near future…

Trinidad and Tobago

Dillon: More tools for cops to fight crime

Source: Trinidad Guardian Kevon FelminePublished: Wednesday, May 23, 2018National Security Minister Edmund Dillon is once again promising greater collaboration and more resources for the Police Service as he met with the executive arm and divisional commanders of the Police Service yesterday in the face of a growing number of murders across the country. Dillon…

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Trinidad and Tobago

‘We will get justice through God’

Source: Trinidad Guardian Rhondor DowlatPublished: Wednesday, May 23, 2018Family of murdered restaurant managerRelatives of murdered Mc Donald’s manager Ashmeed Mohammed believe they will get justice for his death. Speaking with Guardian Media yesterday, Mohammed’s sister, Racine, sent a message to her brother’s killers. She said: “I want the three of them to know that…

Barbados

Hymnspeak stirs hundreds in song

Source: Nation Newspaper Hundreds of patrons are experiencing stirring hymns, personal, and evocative testimonies and laughter at Hymnspeak currently underway at St Mary’s Anglican Church. Nothing But The Blood is the theme… Link: Hymnspeak stirs hundreds in song

Belize

Cabbie’s Last Fare Leads to Murder

Source: Channel 5 Belize The extended Commonwealth Holiday weekend was an exceptionally violent and bloody one across the country, with murders, disappearances and road traffic accidents being reported as early as Saturday morning.  The carnage came to a bitter end on Monday night with the death of a popular taxi man, who was shot…

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Belize

Mom Michelle Anderson Caught in Shooting at Market

Source: Channel 5 Belize Tonight, the Conch Shell Bay community is mourning the death of Michelle Anderson, a staple at the nearby fish market whose job was to scrape and clean the day’s catch.  Anderson was one of two persons injured during a mid-morning shooting at the Michael Finnegan Market on Monday.  She was…

Guyana

Teams briefed ahead of Exxon U14 football tournament

Source: Guyana Chronicle … MoPH joins tournament THE respective teams for the upcoming ExxonMobil Secondary Schools U-14 football tournament were briefed on the rules, yesterday, as the kick-off gets closer. Held at the National Library in Georgetown, the teams, through representatives, were also given balls to begin training for the June 2 kick-off.…

Guyana

Dujon says history will keep Test cricket alive

Source: Guyana Chronicle KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Legendary former West Indies wicketkeeper Jeff Dujon, has dismissed speculation over the death of Test cricket, contending the longest format of the game possessed too much history to ever disappear. While he conceded that Twenty20 cricket was more popular and served as a great revenue-earner, he…

Guyana

T&T, Jamaica happy with CONCACAF’s grassroots push

Source: Guyana Chronicle THE Jamaican and Trinidad & Tobago football fraternities are honoured to have been selected among the first set of countries in the confederation to be involved in CONCACAF’s NextPlay programme. The Jamaican Football Federation (JFF), along with the governing bodies in the Bahamas, Barbados, and St Vincent & the Grenadines,…

U.S. Virgin Islands

Fed HUD Money Starting to Flow for Public Housing

Source: St. John Source Funding announced from HUD Tuesday will help the territory repair public facilities like the Tutu Hi-Rise Apartments, condemned after severe damage in last fall’s storms. (Bill Kossler photo) The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $9.6 million Tuesday to help the U.S. Virgin Islands rebuild from Hurricanes Irma…

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