St Kitts police confirm drugs in court cases stolen from headquarters

St Kitts police confirm drugs in court cases stolen from headquarters

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Police Commissioner Ian Queeley has confirmed that a quantity of drugs to be used as evidence in a pending criminal case had been stolen from the police headquarters and that law enforcement officials are “committed to identifying those responsible for this heinous act.” In a statement, Queeley gave no indication as to […]

Yasin Abu Bakr unapologetic 28 years after failed coup

Yasin Abu Bakr unapologetic 28 years after failed coup

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  – Leader of the Jamaat-Al-Muslimeen group Yasin Abu Bakr says he will not apologise for the 1990 attempted coup aimed at unseating the Trinidad and Tobago government, even as he acknowledged the “unfortunate inability” of at least one survivor to understand the context of the 1990 “revolution”. In a statement marking the 28th anniversary […]

Catholic Church supports CCJ decision on unconstitutionality of mandatory death penalty

Catholic Church supports CCJ decision on unconstitutionality of mandatory death penalty

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Archbishop of Port of Spain and Apostolic Administrator of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgetown, Rev. , has welcomed the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) recent decision that declared as unconstitutional and a violation of the right to life the mandatory death sentence for a conviction of murder in Barbados. But he […]

Mandatory Death Penalty Outlawed in Barbados

Mandatory Death Penalty Outlawed in Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The High Court in Barbados can no longer impose mandatory death sentences on convicted murderers. Last week, the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the island’s highest court, struck down the mandatory death penalty on the grounds that it is unconstitutional. The judgments, the last which Sir Dennis Byron will deliver as […]

Retired British couple murdered in Jamaica

Retired British couple murdered in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaican police are investigating  the murder of  a British couple in Mount Pleasant  in  the parish of Portland. Halford Anderson, 75, also called ‘Charlie’ and his wife, 71-year-old Florence Anderson, also called ‘Gayle’, were found dead about 1:30 p.m. on Friday According to local media reports, residents discovered  the man’s body near […]

Greater community involvement needed to deal with gun violence

Four murders in Toronto in 24 hours. That’s one of the headlines in this week’s  issue of The Caribbean Camera. A stunning headline about frightening  news that  we do not normally associate with Canada’s largest and most ethnically diverse  city. Time was when Caribbean immigrants would brag that Toronto was a  safe  city -far safer […]

Trinidad-Tobago senator calls for decriminalization of marijuana for medical use

Trinidad-Tobago senator calls for decriminalization  of marijuana for medical use

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  -An independent senator is urging the Trinidad and Tobago government to allow for the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, saying the initiative could also help in the diversification of the economy of the oil rich twin island republic. Senator Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir, a University of the West Indies lecturer, said […]

Grenadian politician charged in connection with drug bust

Grenadian politician charged in connection with drug bust

ST.GEORGE’S, Grenada – A 34-year-old politician was one of three men jointly charged with conspiracy to import and traffic in cannabis, after a compressed quantity of the illegal drug was found inside a barrel at the Maurice Bishop International Airport last Friday. Basil Williams who contested the March 13th general elections in the St George’s […]

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