Caribbean News Round-up


61-Y-O woman shot dead in Jamaica

crime sceneMANCHESTER, Jamaica — The Manchester police say that investigations are continuing into Friday’s shooting death of an elderly woman in Mandeville.

Reports are that residents heard an explosion on Confidence Avenue, close to Bonitto Crescent about 1:30 pm and summoned the police.

When the lawmen got to the area the lifeless body of 61-year-old Norma Henry-Coleman was reportedly found and later removed to the morgue.

Police say a motive for her killing has not yet been established.


3-month old baby dies at Daycare in Trinidad

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[Trinidad Express] – A three-month-old baby girl died as a result of being put to lie face down, the grandmother of the child said yesterday.

Allison Lloyd said this was the finding of a post-mortem examination done on baby Anastacia Phil­lip at the Forensic Science Centre in Federation Park yesterday.

St James police are currently seeking the owners of a Four Roads, Diego Martin, daycare centre for their assistance in investigating this case.

In addition to this latest incident, within the last two weeks, another child died after being dropped off at a daycare centre in Sangre Grande, which is also currently under police investigation.

Lloyd spoke to reporters outside the Forensic Science Centre yesterday afternoon.

“So they say she was stifled face down.”


Venezuela Central Bank sues US-based website

money[BBC] – Venezuela’s central bank has filed a lawsuit at a court in Delaware against the US-based website DolarToday.

It accuses the website of cyberterrorism and says its managers are sowing economic chaos in Venezuela. The central bank requested both an injunction and damages, accusing the site’s managers of fanning inflation in the country.

DolarToday tracks the black market value of the Venezuelan currency, the bolivar. It values the bolivar at a far lower rate than the official one.

On Friday, DolarToday said a dollar would buy 820 bolivars while Venezuela’s strongest official rate is 6.3 bolivars to the dollar and the weakest 200.

Venezuela uses a three-tier system to subsidise key imports with advantageous exchange rates. DolarToday says it calculates its rate based on trades on Venezuela’s border with Colombia.

President Nicolas Maduro has in the past accused the website of being part of an international capitalist conspiracy against his socialist government.

Critics say currency controls and widespread government intervention in Venezuela’s economy have caused shortages of goods and shrinking GDP.



  1. Every one is doing something to Maduro and his country, I wonder when he is going to take responsibility for his contribution to his nation’s problems


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