May, 2010

Man stabs wife, hangs himself

Guardian, Trinidad: What could have driven a man to kill his wife of just six months? This was the main question going through the minds of the Patterson family as they struggled to come to terms with the killing of Eastlyn Patterson.

Tourism could lose US$350m – Bartlett

Observer, Jamaica: Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett estimates that the loss incurred by the tourism sector, resulting from last week's civil unrest in which the security forces and gunmen from Western Kingston, loyal to Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, were locked in fierce firefights for two days, to be up to US$350 million.

Benn yorked

Nation News, Barbados: Lank left-arm West Indies spinner Sulieman Benn was sent off the field by his captain Chris Gayle yesterday, for refusing to bowl as instructed during South Africa's successful run-chase that saw West Indies losing the match by seven wickets.

Dudus associates arrested

Two men believed to be very close to alleged crime boss Christopher 'Dudus' Coke were among nine people taken into custody when police and soldiers raided a house in an upscale community yesterday in search of the elusive fugitive.

More weapons found in Tivoli

The search for illegal weapons in West Kingston which was the scene of a battle between gunmen and security forces in Tivoli Gardens last week has turned up 36 firearms and over 9,000 rounds of ammunition so far.

Communities pay high price for soaring crime

Last week's standoff in Jamaica, in which 73 people were killed as police searched for a wanted gang leader in the Tivoli Gardens neighbourhood of Kingston, is focusing renewed international attention on the island's seemingly intractable violent crime rate.