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Trinidad pressured to drop mandatory hanging

hanging1Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, March 15, 2013 ( - Ruth Dreifuss, the former Swiss president and chancellor of the University for Peace, may never have heard of Dennis Ramjattan, and vice versa, although they occupy opposite sides of a longstanding debate in this twin-island state.

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Caracas to probe claims that Chavez was poisoned by enemies

chavez1Caracas, Venezuela, March 15, 2013 ( – The Venezuela government is to set up a formal inquiry into suspicions that the late President Hugo Chavez's terminal cancer was caused by “poisoning” inflicted by his enemies abroad.

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Guests evacuated due to fire at Wyndham hotel in Jamaica

Jamiaca-Hotel-FireKINGSTON, Jamaica, Thursday March 14, 2013 - A fire at the Wyndham Hotel in the business district of New Kingston early Thursday morning led to the evacuation of scores of guests staying in the 300 room hotel.

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Case Against Dominica’s Prime Minister Dismissed in Basseterre Due to lack of Evidence

Skerritt.jpg2Basseterre, St. Kitts, Monday 11th March, 2013, ( –A case brought against the Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerritt, was dismissed on Monday morning following a hearing by a three member panel of judges from the OECS Court of Appeal that was sitting in Basseterre, St. Kitts, today, 11th March, 2013. 


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Gastroenteritis outbreak in Guyana, Barbados on alert

guyana mapGeorgetown, Guyana, March 11, 2013 ( – Less than 24 hours after Barbados declared an alert following an increase in gastroenteritis on the island, health authorities in Guyana say they are monitoring reports of an outbreak of the infection of the lining of the digestive tract in the north west district that has so far resulted in the death of one person.

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