Nizam fired

Newsday, Trinidad: At about 11 o'clock yesterday morning, President George Maxwell Richards ended ten days of raging national controversy over the issue of a racial imbalance in the Police Service by announcing the revocation of Nizam Mohammed's appointment as chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC).

Bird to pay Spencer's lawyers for breach of court rules

Observer, Antigua: Failure by attorneys for the leader of the Opposition Antigua Labour Party (ALP) to conform to a court rule put the brakes on the commencement of the defamation case against United Progressive Party (UPP) leader and Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer.

HIV/AIDS reduction in region

But stigma and discrimination, homophobia and a punitive legal environment continue to undermine efforts to reach universal access goals towards HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

British rape victim criticizes Barbados police

A former British actress, who was the victim of a rape in Barbados seven years ago, says police did not alert the public about a serial rapist and were more interested in protecting the country’s image.

Caricom to discuss free movement

Nation News, Barbados: Caribbean officials will meet here from today to discuss free movement and contingent rights under the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy (CSME).

Attack on 'ganja'

Newsday, Trinidad: Mindful of the major offshoot of criminal activities that the illegal drug trade brings with it, police have been waging a relentless war against the cultivation and sale of marijuana, so much so, that within the past two weeks 25 marijuana plantations worth a staggering $163,250,000 have been destroyed.

1.6 million HIV carriers in C’bean, Latin America

Observer, Jamaica: The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) says there are about 1.6 million people in Latin American and the Caribbean carrying the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) that can cause the deadly disease AIDS.