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Trinidad : Jail can’t cope with serious illness...Panday granted bail

Posted on Sunday 30 April 2006

By Exilus Deceyon
Port of Spain, 30 avr. 06 [AlterPresse] --- UNC chairman Basdeo Panday was Friday (April 28) granted bail in the sum of $300,000. UNC CEO Dr Tim Gopeesingh and his wife Kamini stood as joint surety for the bail.
The ruling was handed down by Justice Anthony Carmona, presiding before a packed Port-of-Spain Sixth Criminal Court.
Reserving his written ruling for next week, he cited Panday’s health as the reason for his decision to release the incarcerated former prime minister.
Carmona said the applicants’ third ground for appeal, the severity of the sentence, was the (...)

Guyana Agriculture Minister among four murdered

Posted on Monday 24 April 2006

Georgetown, 24 Apr. 06 [AlterPresse] --- Gunmen burst into the home of Guyana’s agriculture minister early on April 22, 2006 and shot him to death, as well as two of his family members and a security guard, authorities said.
The assailants were given the money and jewelry they demanded but still shot Agriculture Minister Satyadeo Sawh to death, according to his wife, who said she survived by hiding in their coastal home.
Sattie Sawh said she heard the gunmen make their demands, and said the family gave them everything they had.
“They still turned around and shot them,” she said hours (...)

Trinidad : A former prime minister before Chief Magistrate to testify today

Posted on Friday 24 March 2006

By Exilus Deceyon
Port of Spain, 24 March 06 [AlterPresse] --- Claims of political vendettas against former prime minister Basdeo Panday were levelled against the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Integrity Commission.
British Queen’s Counsel Allan Newman, who leads Panday’s defence, made the assertion yesterday, as he completed his arguments for a stay of the magisterial proceedings against his client.
Panday is claiming that the trial against him is an abuse of the court’s process and an affront to Sections 4 (b) and 4 (d) of the Constitution.
The UNC leader is before Chief (...)

Haiti: Mobilisation against militarism

Posted on Tuesday 21 March 2006

Originally by Djems Olivier, 20 March 2006
AlterPresse - www.alterpresse.org
Translated from French by Charles Arthur
www.haitisupport.gn.apc.org
P-au-P., 20 March 06 [AlterPresse] --- The international weekend of mobilisation against war had echoes in Port-au-Prince, where a meeting was convened on 18 March by the Haitian Platform for Alternative Development (PAPDA), in order to ask for the departure of the UN troops deployed in Haiti.
At the Faculty of Human Sciences (FASCH), dozens of Haitians reflected on and discussed various topics, such as the militarisation of Haiti, the (...)

Trinidad : “Not so nice to visit”

Posted on Saturday 4 March 2006

By Exilus Deceyon Port of Spain, 04 Mar. 06 [AlterPresse] --- Eleven British nationals, here for the Carnival season, were left traumatised last weekend, after bandits stormed a private Maracas Bay home they were renting and made off with more than TT$100,000 worth of cash, clothing, jewelry and household items on Carnival Tuesday night.
Gerald Mejias, owner of the house, said six of the visitors were at home when five bandits stormed the house and held the group at gunpoint around 9.30 pm on Carnival Tuesday.
Among the victims was John Hughes, a former English chief inspector of (...)

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