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ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The police in Antigua and Barbuda, are on the hunt for a Jamaican man who was reportedly involved in a robbery at a travel agency earlier this month. The man – Anthony Kenroy Hamilton, 22, reportedly went to Innovative Travel & Tours, on April 7, armed with a gun. The police said he bound and gagged the female owner, before robbing her of an undisclosed sum of money and her purse.
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – A woman was killed and another injured early Monday in a shooting incident in the community of Cotton Ground. A police source, who confirmed the incident, said the women were reportedly heading home from a bingo game, shortly before 4:00 am (local time) when the car they were in was attacked.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – A Dominican man has been remanded to prion after he appeared in court Saturday charged with unlawful possession of 128 rounds of ammunition. On Thursday, April 13, 62-year-old Pat Thomas, who is also a US citizen, arrived at the Grantley Adams International Airport on a flight from the United States.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Investing in sport can help reduce spiralling health costs and promote education, social cohesion and gender equality, says a new guidebook published by The Commonwealth. The recommendations of the guidebook, titled ‘Enhancing the Contribution of Sport to the Sustainable Development Goals’, are important to the Caribbean, where chronic and communicable diseases are devastating to individuals and community, threatening the quality of life and becoming an increasingly negative factor in the region’s development. Guyana, for example, spends on average 4.6 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) on healthcare every year, equivalent to 200 dollars per capita.
NORTH CAROLINA – The United States Department of Transportation (DOT), has ordered Dynamic International Airways to pay penalties of US$120,000 following an incident last year in which several passengers were stranded in Guyana and New York. The DOT says the airline cancelled several flights and failed to notify passengers in a timely manner and refund them. Demerara Waves Online reports that Dynamic has provided several reasons for each of those problems that plagued passengers during September, October and November 2016. “Failure to comply with this cease and desist provision may subject Dynamic International Airways, LLC and its successors and assignees to further enforcement action,” said the DOT in a warning to the airline on Friday.

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