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Caribbean News – Arrest Made In Killing Of Caribbean Roots Correction Officer


Slain Guyanese roots NYC Corrections Officer, Jonathan Narain.

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Sept. 17, 2018: A 30-year-old man has been arrested in the murder of a Caribbean-roots, NYC correction officer.

Gifford Hunter, 30, a Metropolitan Transportation Authority, (MTA), bus maintenance worker of Queens, has been arrested on murder and other charges in the death of Guyanese-roots Jonathan Narain, also of Queens, NY, according to the New York Police Department, (NYPD).

Gifford faces charges of second-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, and criminal use of a firearm in the second degree.

Narain, 27, whose parents are from Guyana, was on his way to work at Rikers Island and was stopped at a traffic light in the corner of 103rd Avenue and…

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A jury will decide the case against a police officer charged with shooting a teen


CHICAGO, Il. (NBC News) The case involving a Chicago police officer charged with shooting a teenager in 2014 will be decided by a jury rather than a judge.

Attorneys for JasonVan Dyke made the announcement in court Friday. Van Dyke, a white police officer, is charged in the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald.

This week, the court vetted and selected 12 jurors, made up of seven whites, three hispanics, one African-American and one Asian-American.

Police video shows Van Dyke shooting McDonald 16 times as the teen is walking away from police with a knife in his hand. Thirteen of those shots were fired after McDonald was already on the ground….

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Brit police officer accused of rape on Caribbean island set to be extradited after trying to claim it would breach …


A POLICE officer accused of rape in the Caribbean is set to be extradited despite trying to block the move by claiming it would breach his human rights.

PC Lee Martin-Cramp, 25, will be flown to Antigua where he is alleged to have raped a student while attending a family wedding in May 2015.

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PC Lee Martin-Cramp is accused of rape on the paradise island of Antigua

The Metropolitan Police officer tried to claim the move would be inhumane due to conditions inside 1735, the national prison on the paradise island.

But West Indian authorities persuaded a judge to agree to his extradition after striking a deal over his custody.

Martin-Cramp will be kept on a former US airbase with air-conditioning, a fridge and an ensuite bathroom while he is detained.

Prison conditions on the island have been…

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Society of American Foresters Hires First African American Chief Executive Officer


WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Society of American Foresters (SAF) hires longtime SAF member and forestry advocate Terry Baker to be the first African American to lead the 118-year-old organization. Baker most recently served as the Deputy Forest Supervisor on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland in Fort Collins, Colorado.

“We are excited to have someone with Terry Baker’s breadth of experience in leading large organizations, as well as his intimate knowledge and expertise in forestry and the larger community of natural resource management,” said SAF President David S. Lewis. “Terry has a reputation for being a leader who values relationships, a leader who listens, and a leader who takes action.”

During his…

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BET Networks Names Vince Hudson Chief Brand Officer



B), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience.
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Dallas police officer to face manslaughter charges in shooting of St Lucian man


Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, 30, was identified by police on Saturday as the officer involved in Thursday’s fatal shooting of a St Lucian man at his apartment. (Facebook)

By Youri Kemp
Caribbean News Now associate editor
youri@caribbeannewsnow.com

DALLAS, USA — Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger, is facing manslaughter charges in the shooting death of Saint Lucian man, Botham Shem Jean, in his own apartment in a bizarre case that has investigators and the public, along with Jean’s neighbours, puzzled and stunned.

Jean, 26, was shot to death inside his apartment by Guyger, who had just got off duty from a long shift on Thursday night, after she had apparently mistaken Jean’s apartment for hers and thought that Jean was an intruder in her own apartment.

An arrest…

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