June, 2010

US Embassy could not accept Coke – police

Observer, Jamaica: The United States Embassy was not in a position to accommodate former fugitive Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, even if the Rev Merrick 'Al' Miller had succeeded in his mission to take him there, senior police officials have said.

Guyana man fined for exhuming body, abusing it

Las Vegas Sun, USA: A 20-year-old garbage collector in the South American country of Guyana has pleaded guilty to performing an indecent act on a dead body after he allegedly exhumed the corpse of an elderly woman and had sex with it.

Amnesty says Cuba must end "climate of fear"

Reuters, Cuba: Human rights group Amnesty International urged Cuba to release political prisoners and take other measures to end what it called a "climate of fear" for government opponents, in a report issued on Wednesday.

Seismic undersea oil testing in Bahamas

Nassau Guardian, Bahamas: Oil exploration in The Bahamas just got a little more intriguing, with license holder BPC noting "high quality" information stemming from a recent preliminary seismic survey, Guardian Business can confirm.

OECS union to be formed with or without TT

SKNVibes, St Kitts: Despite media reports that the new government of Trinidad and Tobago will not go ahead with the proposed economic union with countries of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), the sub-grouping is prepared to move on without that nation.

Good job, the US tells Jamaica

Jamaica has received kudos for getting a wanted fugitive from that Caribbean island to the US safely, albeit almost a year after the request for his extradition was made.