July, 2011

Mavado charged

Gleaner, Jamaica: International dancehall artiste Mavado is scheduled to appear in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate Court on August 8 to answer criminal charges laid against him, following an incident in which two men were assaulted.

Villagers force three ministers to retreat

Guardian, Trinidad: A ministerial team, on its way to bring aid to Moruga residents, had to abort the trip yesterday as hundreds of angry villagers intensified their protest over last weekend’s incident in which three people were shot dead by police officers.

Anger in Haiti as new leader stumbles in politics

AP, Haiti: Haitian President Michel Martelly has styled himself as a man of the people, a showy former pop star who waded easily into adoring crowds. So the reception he received on his latest trip to his country's north was a surprise: Protesters pelted his entourage with soft drink bottles and rocks.

Man shot dead by police

Nation News, Barbados: Thirty-five-year-old Shawn Anderson Sealy of Fairfield Black Rock, St Michael was shot dead by police in the area of Waterhall Land Bank Hall this afternoon.

Road deaths down by 17.4% since 2007

Stabroek News, Guyana: After criticism that it has contributed to deaths by neglecting road safety, the Home Ministry has said that the police force has managed to reduce the road death rate, which is lower than the average in both low-income and middle-income countries.

Barbados snubs Shanique Myrie's lawyers

Observer, Jamaica: More than four months after Jamaican Shanique Myrie was finger-raped, verbally abused, locked up and kicked out of Barbados, the Barbadian Government is yet to respond to correspondence from her lawyers.