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Guyana Police Killings Prompt Calls for Inquiry

GUYANA - The shooting to death by police of three unarmed protestors in Guyana’s Mining town of Linden on Wednesday has prompted widespread calls for a government inquiry into the incident. The three shooting victims were part of a large demonstration protesting a 50 percent increase in electricity rates. Calling for a commission of inquiry into the shooting, Rickford Burke, president of the New York-based ...

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New Crime Fighting Technology Coming to Trinidad and Tobago

Minister of national security for Trinidad and Tobago, Jack Warner, says within the next few months there will be crime fighting technology in Trinidad and Tobago to detect when and where a shot is fired, and a squad car deployed within seconds of it being fired. The national security minister said the equipment would be in Trinidad and Tobago within three or four months and he will call a meeting of the to ...

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Jamaica Taking Steps to Protect Reggae Brand

JAMAICA - Minister of Industry, Investment and commerce, Mr. Anthony Hylton says the government of Jamaica is taking steps to protect reggae and all other aspects of the country’s national heritage through available intellectual property strategies and mechanisms. ...

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Pastors for Peace Collect More Aid for Cuba

CUBA - The 23rd pastors for Peace Caravan, which continued its tour of the US last week, has already collected almost 100 tons of items, mostly computers, medicines, school material and medical equipment for Cuba. The contributions are principally for the benefit of sectors like sports, health and education that have been hit harder by the us embargo against Cuba. During their tour, the activists updated th ...

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Turks and Caicos Corruption Hearing Put Off Until After Election

TURKS & CAICOS - The plea and directions hearing in the Government corruption cases held before newly appointed supreme court Judge Paul Harrison in the Turks and Caicos islands on July 11th has been adjourned until Monday, November 12, 2012, three days after the forthcoming general elections. A total of 13 defendants appeared in court on July 11th, charged with a variety of offences, including bribery, ...

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Middle East Investors Interested in Doing Business in St Kitts-Nevis

ST.KITTS & NEVIS - St. Kitts and Nevis prime minister Dr Denzil Douglas is continuing efforts to get UAE to invest in St. Kitts and Nevis. The St. Kitts and Nevis leader, who is on a visit to Dubai, met with business persons from the united Arab emirates, Egypt, China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Afghanistan and Iraq involved in manufacturing, hotel construction, tourism, agriculture, financing and tourism. D ...

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Tropical Wave Moving Across Northeastern Caribbean

A tropical wave located over the extreme Northeastern Caribbean Sea, and the Northern Leeward Islands is producing scattered showers and a few strong thunderstorms across the central and Northern Lesser Antilles, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and over adjacent waters. According to the National Hurricane center in Miami, a wind gust to 46 mph was reported earlier Wednesday July4th in a brief squall at St C ...

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