BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – High Court judge Madam Justice Jacqueline Cornelius has ordered pre-sentencing reports into the lives of two non-nationals who Monday pleaded guilty to several drug charges.

Coco Profitt and Paul Fraser, both Guyanese nationals, admitted to possession, trafficking and importation of 14.5 kilogrammes of cocaine and 2.0 kilogrammes of cannabis.

Attorney-at-law Samuel Legay represented the men while Principal Crown Counsel Anthony Blackman was the prosecutor on the case.

In the facts presented to the court, Blackman revealed that police acting on information boarded the Lady Sandra boat at the Bridgetown Port on September 10, 2015, and conducted a search of the vessel after speaking with the captain.

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Opposition legislators have written to Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris calling on him to dismiss his Minister with responsibility for Public Infrastructure, Post, Urban Development and Transport, Ian “Patches” Liburd, over an alleged conflict of interest.

The legislators say that while holding the ministerial portfolio “and in particular having the responsibility for Public Infrastructure and Urban Development,” Liburd on August 31 last year “incorporated a company named Prime Building Depot Inc. of which he is the sole director and shareholder”.

The legislators – Opposition Leader Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, Marcella Liburd, Konris Maynard, Patrice Nisbett and Nigel Carty – said that the sole purpose of the company “according to the Memorandum and Articles of Association” is to “engage in the business of shipping and distribution of building materials”.

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – A 52-year-old man, who has been charged with one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under 16 years, is expected to face a magistrate today.

The name of the accused cannot be published since the crime falls under the Sexual Offences Act, unless convicted.

The accused has been identified as the man arguing with a female over the cost for sexual favours in an audio recording which has been widely circulated on social media since its release over a week ago.

He was detained late last week and charged over the weekend in relation to the alleged crime which, according to the charge, was committed in July 2015 at All Saints Road.

His arrest came shortly after the child’s mother took her to the police and made a report.

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – Four members of a family, including two children, died after their home collapsed over the weekend, the authorities here have confirmed.

The police said that the accident occurred on Friday in the locality of Dèyè Moulin, the 6th communal section of Saint-Marc, a commune in western Haiti.

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is using WhatsApp to tackle the sexual exploitation of children via social media.

Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on February 27, Head of the Corporate Communications Unit of the JCF, Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, said the WhatsApp group was created to encourage citizens to send all sexual videos and images of children directly to the police, in order to prevent undesirable sharing.

“Once the content is sent to the police, we will use our electronic devices to track the source and the persons who share the information and make our arrests. We have the technology that will allow us to identify the origin of the message,” she noted.

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