CCJ overturns Japhet Bennett murder conviction due to unreliable identification evidence
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CCJ orders release of convicted Belize murderer
Jamaica Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Wednesday ordered the release of Japhet Bennett, who had been found guilty of a 2009 murder in Belize.Bennett had been convicted of...

US Coast Guard offloads thousands of pounds of cocaine in Caribbean Sea
Jamaica Observer

MIAMI, Florida (CMC) – The United States Coast Guard says the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C Webber offloaded over three thousand pounds of cocaine and 50 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated wholesale...

Japhet Bennett’s Murder Conviction Squashed
Channel 5 Belize

The Caribbean Court of Justice handed down two significant rulings today. As a result of the first, twenty-four-year-old Japhet Bennett is a free man tonight after spending close to a [...]

Haiti bans weapons as political parties organise street demonstrations
Nation News

PORT AU PRINCE – Haiti has announced a temporary ban on carrying firearms throughout the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country until Thursday as Haitians commemorate the 212th anniversary...

Support grows for marijuana decriminalisation across region
Jamaica Observer

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The chairperson of the Caricom Regional Commission on Marijuana Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine says there's much support across the region for the decriminalisation of marijuana.

Support for marijuana decriminalisation across the region
Antigua Observer

The chairperson of the CARICOM Regional Commission on Marijuana, Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, says there’s much support across the region for the decriminalisation of marijuana. Speaking at a National Cannabis...

UPDATE: Motorists asked to avoid Cummins section of highway
Nation News

Police are currently on the Cummins section of the ABC Highway between West Road and the traffic lights heading to the University of the West Indies, responding to the discovery of a body. Police responded...

Man, woman face court on ganja charges
Jamaica Observer

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A 19-year-old woman was nabbed with six and a half pounds of compressed ganja after she attempted to board a flight from the Norman Manley International Airport to the Eastern Caribbean on...

First person charged under the electronic crimes law fined EC$35,000
Antigua Observer

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Oct. 11, CMC – The first person to be charged for violating a section of the Electronic Crimes Act has been fined EC$35,000 (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents). Court records state that if...

First person charged under the electronic crimes law fined EC$35 000
Nation News

ST GEORGE’S – The first person to be charged for violating a section of the Electronic Crimes Act has been fined EC$35 000. Court records state that if Yurber Phillip fails to pay, he will be sent...

Court grants man million dollar bail
Montserrat Reporter

By staff writer ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Oct 9, CMC – A 42-year-old man, who was arrested in January after police allegedly found an estimated EC$12 million (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) worth of cocaine in his...

Court grants man million dollar bail
Nation News

ST JOHN’S – A 42-year-old man, who was arrested in January after police allegedly found an estimated EC$12 million worth of cocaine in his possession, has been granted bail. High Court judge, Keith...

Court frowns on man for beating woman
Dominica News Online

Judges of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) has frowned on Ian Teddy Elick of the Kalinago Territory who was convicted in 2014 on charges of intimidation, theft, malicious damage, battery, threats, and assault on...

Haiti tops list for persons imprisoned without conviction
Jamaica Observer

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — A new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) report indicates that between 1999 and 2017, 79 per cent of prisoners in Haiti were detained without being sentenced, which according to the...

Jamaica among countries with least prisoners detained without conviction; Haiti tops list
Jamaica Observer

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — A new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) report indicates that between 1999 and 2017, 79 per cent of prisoners in Haiti were detained without being sentenced, which, according to the...

C.C.J. Dismisses Convicted Killer’s Appeal
Channel 5 Belize

The Caribbean Court of Justice today dismissed an appeal brought by convicted murderer Dionicio Salazar. Found guilty of the 2010 murder of Marlon River, Salazar first appealed the decision of [...]

A Guide to the Safest and Most Dangerous Caribbean Islands
Montserrat Reporter

    Caribbean Crime Statistics and Information By Rachel Cooper Updated 06/11/18       From Natalie Holloway’s tragic disappearance in Aruba to the murder of a honeymooning couple in Antigua and the...

Caribbean nationals among illegal immigrants nabbed
Antigua Observer

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says several Caribbean nationals have been arrested during a 10-day operation. It said that Haitian and Surinamese nationals were among the 105 illegal...

Jamaica's plan to eliminate gender-based violence gets funding support
Jamaica Observer

OLIVIA Grange has announced that her ministry will be getting funding support from UN Women towards the implementation of the National Strategic Action Plan to Eliminate Gender-based Violence.The minister of culture,...

Female university student reported missing
Jamaica Gleaner

University student 22-year-old Janise Baugh, of May Pen, Clarendon has been reported missing. Baugh, who is a student at the University of the West Indies, Mona, has not been seen or heard from since Friday, September 28....

Another call made for gun-producing nations to curb trafficking of weapons
Jamaica Observer

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris has issued an urgent call for countries where guns and other weapons are manufactured to do more to curb the trafficking of firearms into the Caribbean.

Santos wins elusive Carib TT Champs title
Jamaica Gleaner

Emil Santos and Yasiris Ortiz of the Dominican Republic played the final shot of their country's dominant performance at the 60th Caribbean Table Tennis Championships, which ended on Saturday at the National Arena....

Grenadian family taking Barbados to CCJ over treatment by police
Montserrat Reporter

By staff writer ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Sept 26, CMC – The lawyer representing a Grenadian family who claimed they were bullied and humiliated over a false accusation of stealing a mobile phone in Barbados, says...

Aid used in Caribbean child sex inquiry
Montserrat Reporter

Tom Harper, Home Affairs Correspondent September 30 2018, 12:01am, The Sunday Times Crime Defence David Brandt, who led the Montserrat government from 1997 to 2001, is being investigated – CHRIS BRANDIS TMR:...

Gracious champion closes Caribbean TT Championships
Jamaica Gleaner

Emil Santos and Yasiris Ortiz of the Dominican Republic played the final shot of their country’s dominant performance at the 60th Caribbean Table Tennis Championships which ended on Saturday at the National Arena....

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