THIS WEEK”S SUMMARY
BURIAL SITE CLAIM DISMISSED BY POLICE—02/15/14
Police in Jamaica have dismissed claims of the existence of a mass burial site in East Kingston. Police investigated allegations arising from a newspaper article in which the writer claimed to be a former gang member and knew of three sites where a number of bodies were buried. Police searches of…
CARIBBEAN COURT OF JUSTICE TO MEET IN GUYANA—02/15/14
For the first time, the Caribbean Court of Justice will sit in session in Guyana. Guyana and Barbados were the first nations to agree to the appellate jurisdiction of the court. The Privy Council, Guyana’s final court of appeal, was abolished in 1970.
OFFENSIVE STATEMENTS MADE AGAINST OPPOSITION LEADER IN TRINIDAD—02/16/14
Dr. Keith Rowley,…
CARIBBEAN REGION GETS $6.8 MILLION FOR ENERGY PROJECTS—02/16/14
A pledge of $6.8 million has been received from Germany to aid nations in the Caribbean trade bloc lower their dependence on petroleum. According to CARICOM, the money will be available via a regional renewable energy and efficiency aid program. Germany has provided almost $22 million in total to help Caribbean nations move into…
by Yesha Callahan
Akon With President Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso
Akon is stepping away from music to focus on supplying one million African households with electricity by the end of 2014. Akon’s initiative “Akon Lighting Africa” aims to address the fact that more than two-thirds of the population of sub-Saharan Africa is without electricity, as well as more than 85% of those living in…
http://www.castanet.net by DANICA COTO -Associated Press
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A magnitude-6.5 earthquake struck northeast of Barbados early Tuesday, jolting thousands from their sleep but causing no reported damage or casualties.
It also was felt in the nearby French Caribbean island of Martinique.
Barbados Police Constable Chris Greg told The Associated Press by telephone that…
by Heidi Williamson SOURCE: AP/Susan Walsh
Pro-choice demonstrators rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, January 22, 2014.
This column contains a correction.
This year we celebrate both the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision and the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty. Less than 10 years before the Supreme Court handed down a decision…
THE EASY & INEXPENSIVE WAY TO DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE BLACK AMERICA’S HEART HEALTH
3,600-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy Unearthed By Spanish Archeologists
JAMAICA NEWSWEEKLY For the week ending February 14th, 2014
THIS WEEK”S SUMMARY
RESIDENTS OF MOUNT ROSSER WANT BETTER WATER SITUATION—02/08/14
In Mount Rosser in St. Catherine, residents must travel several miles to get water. The shortage of water is a continuing problem and has…
CARIBBEAN NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending February 14th, 2014
CARIBBEAN ATHLETES LOOK TO MEDAL AT WINTER OLYMPICS—02/08/14
The athletes from the Caribbean who are competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, include the five-member bobsled team from Jamaica, a husband and wife representing Dominica,…