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Murder trial of Suriname president to resume this week

Murder trial of Suriname president to resume this week

PARAMARIBO, Suriname -- A military court in Suriname is to resume the murder trial of President Desi Bouterse for his alleged role in the 1982 murders of 15 political opponents of his then military government. Resumption of the criminal proceedings is scheduled for Wednesday.

Jamaica looks to plea bargaining to ease burden on criminal justice system

Jamaica

Jamaica looks to plea bargaining to ease burden on criminal justice system KINGSTON, USA -- Minister of justice, Delroy Chuck, says he hopes plea bargaining will become a major component of the criminal justice system in Jamaica. “Prosecutors must see negotiations with defence attorneys as a very important component to get rid of the vast majority of cases,” Chuck said.

Little to celebrate on Day of the Journalist in Venezuela

Venezuela

Little to celebrate on Day of the Journalist in Venezuela CARACAS, Venezuela (RSF) -- Political tensions continue to fuel growing violence against the media in Venezuela, which marked Day of the Journalist on Tuesday with little to celebrate after a dramatic decline in the environment for reporters since the start of the year. The figures are dizzying.

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Suriname to boost agriculture sector competitiveness with IDB loan

Suriname

Suriname to boost agriculture sector competitiveness with IDB loan WASHINGTON, USA -- Suriname will improve its agricultural sector’s competitiveness and raise rural incomes and exports with a US$17.5 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The farming industry is Suriname’s second largest export sector after mining, accounting for 7%...

Puerto Rico authorities seize 116lbs of cocaine concealed in private vessel

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico authorities seize 116lbs of cocaine concealed in private vessel SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers found 116 pounds (52.55 kilos) of cocaine concealed inside a private vessel inspected on Sunday. The estimated wholesale value is $1.6 million. On June 24, a private vessel named “Sweet Bite” was randomly selected...

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US Coast Guard transfers 11 Cuban migrants to The Bahamas

Bahamas

US Coast Guard transfers 11 Cuban migrants to The Bahamas MIAMI, USA -- The US Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge crew interdicted 11 Cuban migrants on Sunday within Bahamas territorial waters, southeast of Cay Sal Island.  The migrants were transferred to the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo and were then transferred on Tuesday to Bahamas Immigration.

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Commentary: Why cyber-security is critical in business risk management

Opinion

Commentary: Why cyber-security is critical in business risk management The cyber threat picture becomes more challenging, with attacks against both public and private sectors organization. Cyber threats are continually evolving, becoming more sophisticated and harder to both prevent and detect. Your organization has possibly experienced some type of...

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Commentary: CARICOM Single Market and Economy: A development conundrum

Opinion

Commentary: CARICOM Single Market and Economy: A development conundrum On February 16, 2017, the 28th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held in Georgetown, Guyana. Secretary General Irwin LaRocque reaffirmed CARICOM’s need to collectively work towards economic development, regional security, and...

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Letter: Response to David Commissiong's letter

Letters

Letter: Response to David Commissiong's letter In your issue of 27th June I read David Commissiong’s response to Ms Taglialatela, the US Ambassador’s plea to Caribbean leaders to support the oppressed people of Venezuela. The tone of his letter is suggestive of paroxysms of rage. He writes, “You must not believe that our people are so ignorant...

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Letter: Drowning in hate

Letters

Letter: Drowning in hate Last week I was accused by a Facebook subscriber as being racist and not liking my own simply because I insisted that people of African ancestry are not exempt from hard work, the pursuit of education or the responsibility of family life. One’s race ought not to be an excuse for the use of pejorative...

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