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Popular dancehall star Vybz Kartel gets life for murder PDF Print E-mail
Written by DAVID McFADDEN   
Sunday, 13 April 2014

vybz-kartel_web.jpgKINGSTON –  A judge sentenced dancehall reggae star Vybz Kartel and three other men to life in prison for the 2011 murder of an associate. While police in riot gear watched over barricaded streets outside the court in downtown Kingston, Judge Lennox Campbell, in his ruling, ordered Kartel to serve 35 years behind bars before he can be eligible for parole.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 13 April 2014 )
Severe drought hits farmers hard PDF Print E-mail
Written by TRENTON DANIEL   
Monday, 07 April 2014
BOMBARDOPOLIS — Jean-Romain Beltinor plunged a hoe into the rocky dirt on his parched hillside to prepare for planting seeds he does not have. After months of drought in northwest Haiti, the subsistence farmer struggles to find food for his 13 children.
Last Updated ( Monday, 07 April 2014 )
Rodney probe will reopen troubling political period PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 04 April 2014

walter-rodney_web.jpgAn announcement from Guyana that a commission has been sworn in to investigate the 1980 assassination of brilliant historian political activist Walter Rodney came as no surprise. The government created a secretariat since last July for that purpose.

Last Updated ( Friday, 04 April 2014 )
Mandatory death penalty to end PDF Print E-mail
Written by DAVID McFADDEN   
Thursday, 03 April 2014

adriel_brathwaite_web.jpgKINGSTON — Barbados is moving to abolish its mandatory death penalty for murder convictions – a punishment which the government has bypassed for three decades. No killer has been executed here since 1984 Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite told reporters recently that the automatic penalty should be formally dropped.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 April 2014 )
Coup panel clears 2 politicos PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Associated Press   
Thursday, 20 March 2014

abu-bakr_web.jpg(AP) — A fact-finding panel in Trinidad & Tobago has concluded there is no evidence to support allegations that two political leaders had prior knowledge of a bloody coup attempt in 1990.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 March 2014 )
Black Twitter flexing muscles on and offline PDF Print E-mail
Written by JESSE J. HOLLAND   
Wednesday, 12 March 2014
michael_dunn.jpgWASHINGTON (AP) - Michael Dunn's conviction of attempted murder, but not actual murder, in the shooting death of black teenager Jordan Davis prompted the creation of hashtag: dangerousblackkids on Twitter. Users posted photos of black babies and toddlers, spoofing the fear that Dunn testified he felt before opening fire on a car full of teens at a convenience store.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 March 2014 )
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