September 19, 2018

Human-trafficking survivor and UN adviser Rani Hong changed US law – now she wants to end modern slavery

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BY KATE WHITEHEAD From South China Post India-born human rights advocate was sold into slavery as a child. Now she works to end the trade in people in the hope no child will have to endure what she went through Sold into slavery I was born in Kerala, in southern India, in 1972. I had […]

Guyana: 9-year-old boy kills his baby sister with rat poison

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By Shonette Glasgow From Guyana Guardian A 6-month-old baby girl is now dead after her 9-year-old brother allegedly fed her with rat poison (blue rice) yesterday morning. The Guyana Guardian understands that the 9-year-old child who was originally living with his grandmother in Georgetown, was taken to La Grange on the West Bank of Demerara […]

Trinidad police officers arrested after latest kidnap victim freed

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By Eve George From  Caribbean News Now PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Two police constables from the Southern Division Police in Trinidad were arrested on Monday night in connection with the kidnapping of Natalie Pollonais, wife of Jason Pollonais, heir to Phillip Pollonais family oil and natural gas Inland and Offshore Contracting Ltd firm, who […]

The Editor Speaks: Anne Frank’s Diary is a wake up call

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I was with other media writers and invited teenage school pupils last Tuesday (4) to watch the dress rehearsal of the newly adapted Wendy Kesselman stage play, “The Diary of Anne Frank”. Originally written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, Kesselman’s version portrays Anne as she really was – a young woman capable of being […]

Cayman Islands teacher laid to rest

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Monica Elaine Bryan was laid to rest last Saturday (25) at Prospect Cemetery on Grand Cayman. This was after a Mass of Resurrection for her amazing life at St George’s Anglican Church, Courts Road, George Town. The church was overflowing to a tent in the church car park. Monica was a founding member of the […]

‘Caribbean should unite on cannabis legislation’

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By Joel Julien From T&T Guardian When Krishnan Wignarajah found out his mother and two of his siblings were all diagnosed with cancer he started to look into alternative medicine to help their treatment. In this search to educate himself, Wignarajah said he came across the health benefits of cannabis. “I saw them having to […]

Tour of grief is over’ for killer whale no longer carrying dead calf

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By Darran Simon, From CNN Source: CNN Whale carries dead calf for more than 10 days 02:54 (CNN) It was a journey of love, driven by a mother’s loss, stretching across a thousand miles of ocean as the world watched and wondered. An apparently grieving female orca whale who swam with the body of her […]

Little girl on her first day of kindergarten is all of us realizing summer’s pretty much over

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BY XAVIER PIEDRA From Mashable With the school year just around the corner (or, in some places, fully here,) kids and parents across the U.S. are mentally preparing themselves for another year of homework, projects, and exams. But this little girl finishing up her first day of kindergarten is already over it. Twitter user @PonyGinuwinemp3 […]

German couple jailed for selling son to paedophiles on dark net

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From BBC A woman who sold her son to paedophiles on the dark net has been jailed for 12 years and six months by a court in southern Germany. The Freiburg court also jailed her partner, the boy’s stepfather, for 12 years. The boy was nine when the trial began in June. The German nationals, […]

Fugitive murder accuse walks free after police ‘showed no interest’

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By Dennis Adonis From Guyana Guardian A Guyanese man who is wanted in connection with a murder investigation here, was released by the authorities in Brazil after the Guyana Police Force allegedly showed no interest in having the fugitive returned here to face justice. The fugitive was fingered in the murder of 22-year-old Rockie Pedro […]