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Cops in schoolgirl's killing to be charged

Court3KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DDP) has recommended that three constables involved in the fatal shooting of 16-y-o Vanessa Kirkland and injury of six other civilians on March 20, 2012 be charged with murder and wounding with intent.

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Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago on US copyright watchlist

copyright2NEW YORK, United States, Friday May 17, 2013 - The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), has placed Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago on a watch list of countries that have failed to make the adequate copyright payments for U.S. musical compositions aired in the broadcast media.

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Gov’t to send home retired teachers

Ronnie-THWAITES-2KINGSTON, Jamaica - Government will save $223 million over the next two years by sending home teachers who have reached retirement age and replacing them with underemployed graduates, as outlined in the International Monetary Fund’s Letter of Intent, Education Minister Ronald Thwaites said.

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Salary increases on the way for St Lucia public servants

payslip2CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Thursday May 16, 2013 – The St. Lucia government says it will pay a four per cent increase to all public servants even though members of the Civil Service Association (CSA) had voted last month to reject the government’s offer and settle for a wage freeze.

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Belize to investigate destruction of Maya archaeological site

excavator2BELMOPAN, Belize, Wednesday May 16, 2013 – The Belize government says it has launched a “vigorous” investigation into the into the circumstances surrounding the near total destruction of the Maya archaeological site known as Noh Mul in northern Belize. 

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