J'can woman IDs Barbadian policeman in alleged rape case

Observer, Jamaica: A 27-year-old Jamaican woman who alleges that she was brutally raped and sexually assaulted by two policemen, aided and abetted by a female officer – all of the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) – has identified one of her alleged attackers, credible sources say.

Ten-acre ganja farm found off Linden/Soesdyke Highway

Stabroek News, Guyana: An operation by the Police in the E and F Division Linden, A Division and the Joint Services yesterday revealed a 10-acre cannabis operation. Four persons were held and are expected to be charged.

Nappies no longer suit Haiti's new man Michel Martelly

The Australian, Haiti: Haiti's President-elect donned a conservative grey suit yesterday for his first news conference since his upset victory, as Haitians wondered how a pop star with a bad-boy past would resolve their crises.

Cuba to drill five new oil wells by 2013

AFP, Cuba: Cuba on Tuesday announced plans to drill five deepwater oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico beginning this summer, expressing confidence that its efforts will be rewarded with major new energy finds.

Kamla gets US$15,000 OAS support

Newsday, Trinidad: Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday secured a pledge of US$15,000 in support from the Organisation of American States (OAS) for a regional women leaders conference to be held in TT in June.

Teachers face deportation

Nation News, Barbados: Bajans and other Caribbean teachers who left home a decade ago with dreams of making it big in New York City classrooms are facing a nightmare, a possible loss of their jobs and deportation.

CAL fleet inspections ordered

Compass, Cayman Islands: Cayman Airways will have to conduct inspections on two of its four Boeing 737-300s after a torn fuselage on a similar Southwest Airlines craft grounded 175 planes worldwide.

BP drilling deal denied

Compass, Cayman Islands: BP Plc doesn't have an agreement with the U.S. to resume drilling in deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said.

Almond Resorts plan coming

Nation News, Barbados: By mid-year Neal & Massy will reveal what it has planned for its struggling Almond Resorts investment which reported staggering losses of $20 million last year.

Five in court over Stockfeeds heist

Stabroek News, Guyana: Five persons accused of robbing employees at the Guyana Stockfeeds Limited were remanded to prison when they appeared at the Providence Magistrates’ Court yesterday, while an arrest warrant was issued for an alleged accomplice.

Police warned to cut their speeding

Observer, Jamaica: Deputy Commissioner of Police, Jevene Bent, and security minister Dwight Nelson, yesterday urged members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force to cut their speeding and take greater care of JCF motor vehicles.