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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – At least two people were injured after shots were fired at a motorcade carrying former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide in Port-au-Prince Monday in an apparent assassination attempt. Aristide, Haiti’s first democratically elected president, was leaving a courthouse when “shots were fired … directly at the vehicle in which President Aristide was a passenger,” Ira Kurzban, a Miami attorney who represents Aristide, told NBC News. Kurzban said the gunmen appeared to be wearing police uniforms. Aristide was providing testimony in a money laundering case against Jean Anthony Nazaire, former commissary of the Haitian national police, when the bullets flew towards his car.
WASHINGTON – A Jamaican immigrant has been included on a Most Wanted List issued by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, (ICE). Desmond Hugh Chambers, 52, who also goes by the names: Warren Michael Mullings and Gregory Lemuel Green, is wanted for removal from the United States following his conviction for possession with intent to distribute cocaine, second degree rape, first degree sex offense and false imprisonment.
NASSAU, Bahamas – Bahamas law enforcement authorities have seized a large quantity of drugs worth nearly half a million US dollars in two incidents here Sunday. Police said that in the first instance a 54-year-old man is assisting their investigations after 191.5 pounds of marijuana with a street value of US$191,000 had been found during a search of a residence in the capital. In the second incident, two unidentified men, ages 42 and 43 years, were arrested and taken into custody after 20 pounds of cocaine and 10 pounds of marijuana were found on a vessel while in Bimini.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The police have issued a wanted bulletin for a 24-year-old Jamaican woman. Kimone Tasheeka Carty is wanted in connection with serious criminal matters and the police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating her. Carty is about five ft six inches in height, slim build and has a dark complexion. She is known to frequent Club Fusion, located at Spring Garden, St Michael, and other places of adult entertainment. Her last known address is Brighton, St Michael. The police are advising Carty that she can present herself to the Black Rock Police Station accompanied by an attorney-at-law of her choice.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Prime Minister Gaston Browne says he is prepared to “resign forthwith”, if allegations that a charity being run by his wife, has benefitted from public funds. Speaking during the debate on the Law (Miscellaneous Amendment) Bill 2017 that allows for amendments of various laws in order to strengthen the anti-money laundering, counter-financing of terrorism framework as well as the tax information exchange framework, Browne told legislators that if those making the allegations are able to bring “evidence of even one cent” he would step down. Last month, the government said it would put more funds into the Venture Capital Fund in which Maria Browne would play a key role through her charity, Share Incorporated. It said…

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