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British national among 2 killed as vehicle ploughs into cyclists in Trinidad





At least two people were killed and several others injured after a motor car ploughed into a number of cyclists along the Beethan Highway, just on the outskirts of the capital, on Saturday.

Police said that British national Jonna Banks, 40,  and employee with British Petroleum Trinidad and Tobago (BPtt) and Joe Browne, a chef at a popular restaurant here, died as a result of the accident that occurred during the early hours on Saturday.

Banks died at the scene while Browne later died at the Mount Hope Medical Complex. They were part of the Slipstream Cycling Club of Port of Spain, who were participating in their weekly exercise. Several other cyclists were also injured in the accident.

The unidentified driver of the vehicle claimed that one of his…

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SERIOUSIDE: The Mid Terms r here! 11yr old cuffed, Two African Americans Killed 11/04 by The J Ril Show



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Good Morning and welcome to the Seriouiside of the jrilshow.  This morning’s show is all about the mid terms, who will win, what will happen…who knows?  But we are definitely going to talk about it!!

Plus two African Americans were killed in a apparent hate crime a week ago.  We will take time to acknowledge this and spend more time than the national on this story.

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Five shot and killed during shootout with police in Trinidad


The Trinidad and Tobago government has called on young people to turn away from a life of crime after five people were shot and killed during a shootout with police in the Laventille area, along the east-west corridor on Thursday night.

The police have not yet released the identity of those killed but said they had come under fire when they were confronted by the young men. The lawmen reportedly recovered two firearms at the scene.

In a statement, released late on Thursday night, the Office of the Prime Minister noted that “the loss of any citizen’s life, through violence, is particularly traumatic for any family and community where it occurs.”

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley said that ‘this emotion is multiplied many fold when young men arm themselves and engage law…

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10 Times Black Women Killed It While Traveling Through Africa



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A Queen and Her King

A queen is nothing without her king, or in Bridget Masinga’s case, her lion. Follow in her footsteps and visit Zimbabwe from May to October, the best time for safaris. Head to Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River, and look over into neighboring Zambia. If you’re the adventurous type, hang out in the ultimate infinity pool, Devil’s Pool, at the top of the falls. Or play it safe and opt for a luxurious massage at Royal Livingstone Hotel.

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African Union force says key al-Shabab commander killed


JOHANNESBURG — A “chief finance controller” for the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group has been killed after an ambush on a meeting of its fighters in southern Somalia, the African Union peacekeeping mission announced Thursday.

The unnamed commander, the head of tax collection in Lower Shabelle region, was killed on Monday in the town of Bariire, the AU mission said.

The extremist group funds its deadly activities by taxing the communities under its control. It also collects taxes on millions of bags of charcoal that make their way out of the country despite a ban on the exports, according to the latest report by U.N. sanctions monitors.

Another seven al-Shabab fighters were killed on Sunday when their attack on a forward operating base was “botched,” the AU mission said.

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Caribbean News – Over Three Dozen Children Killed In This Caribbean Nation So Far This Year


14-year-old Jamaican teen, Raven Wilson, a third form student of Ocho Rios High School in St Ann, was found in a plastic bag meters from her home on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Oct. 24, 2018: Over three dozen children have been killed in just one Caribbean nation so far this year, as crime continues to be a scourge on the tourism paradise.

So far, nearly 40 children have been murdered in Jamaica in 2018, much to the stunned disbelief of human rights groups like, Hear The Children’s Cry and even one of the island’s junior government minister.

The most recent murder is that of a young teenage secondary school student. Law enforcement authorities said the mutilated body of 14-year-old Raven Wilson, a third form student of…

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