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the dark side of life in St Lucia


Yet nearly every year, a tourist or expatriate is also caught up in the violence. As well as the deaths of Hathaway and Pratt, a British businessman named Oliver Gobat was shot to death in April 2014. The 38 year-old’s body was found in his burnt-out Range Rover on a remote track near his family’s luxury hotel. His murder remains unsolved.   

Hathaway was twice married. Estranged from his 23-year-old wife, Macarena James, his body was found in the home he was sharing with two younger women, who he had described as his “bisexual flatmates”. He was a devoted resident of the island and deeply committed to boosting its tourism industry.  But he was not naive about the dangers in St Lucia. He served as chair of visitor’s safety committee of the St Lucian Hotel and Tourism Association…

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What did Brooklyn mean to African-American life in Charlotte?


Like many cities, Charlotte has a street named for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

And with the national holiday honoring his life Monday, it’s a perfect opportunity to remember a time when that uptown Charlotte street bearing King’s name was in the heart of a neighborhood called Brooklyn.

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Rare memoir gives a glimpse into life as an African slave in pre-Civil War America


The unedited memoir of an African slave reveals what life was like to be enslaved in America in the 19th century.

According to CNN, the memoir belongs to Omar Ibn Said, a slave who lived in North and South Carolina from 1807 until his death in 1864. Said was also Muslim and a prominent scholar in modern-day Senegal before being captured when he was 37.

“The significance of this lies in the fact that such a biography was not edited by Said’s owner, as those of other slaves written in English were, and is therefore more candid and more authentic,” said Mary-Jane Deeb

in an interview with CNN. Deeb is the chief of the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

The library has a digitized version of the English translation of Said’s memoir on its…

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Man banned for life after jumping off cruise ship balcony


A man has been banned from a cruise line for life after jumping from the 11th deck of the world’s largest cruise ship.

Nick Naydev, 27, from Vancouver, Washington, posted a video to Instagram of him jumping from Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas while in the Bahamas on January 12.

Royal Caribbean condemned the stunt and said it was considering legal action. A spokesperson said: “This was stupid and reckless behavior, and he and his companions have been banned from ever sailing with us again. We are exploring legal action.”

Mr Naydev had a friend film the jump when the ship was docked in Nassau, Bahamas. Since posted, it has gathered over 160,000 views and more than 2,800 comments.

In the video, friends watch as he stands on the ledge of what appears to be a cabin balcony before jumping…

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A man jumped off a cruise ship as a joke. Royal Caribbean has banned him for life.



Naydev told Fox News 13 that the cruise ship was docked at the time in Nassau, Bahamas, and that Royal Caribbean security officials contacted local …
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Royal Caribbean bans man for life after he jumps from ship




MIAMI – Royal Caribbean has banned a group of men from traveling on the cruise line after one of them jumped off a ship and posted a video of the stunt to social media.

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Nick Naydev, 27, of of Vancouver, Washington, posted the video  Friday on Instagram…

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