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Mum whose baby died in Caribbean ‘told to pay nearly £3,000 or doctors would dispose of body’


A heartbroken British mum claims she was asked for nearly £3,000 by doctors in the Caribbean – or they would dispose of her dead baby’s body when she went into early labour.

Chloe Sullivan and Michael Parrott were on holiday in the Dominican Republic when Chloe, who was several months pregnant, gave birth prematurely on Saturday.

She was taken to a private hospital where she underwent an emergency C-section, but the couple’s son Arlo died shortly after.

The grieving parents say the hospital then gave them a hefty medical bill and threatened to dispose of Arlo’s body if they didn’t make a £2,780 payment that day.

Chloe and Michael, from London, expected to be treated with compassion, but claim they were told they couldn’t leave the medical unit until they had paid the bill, which has since…

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South Africa Gold-Mining Companies Pay High Price to Keep Digging


JOHANNESBURG—South African gold miners have literally dug themselves into a hole, with the world’s deepest mines threatening the safety of workers and the companies’ ability to make money.

Powered for decades by the cheap labor of apartheid, the country’s deepest gold mines plunge almost 12,000 feet below the earth’s surface—and have provided nearly half the gold bullion and jewelry ever produced.

But as miners have dug ever deeper to retrieve what remains of the world’s largest gold deposits, they have faced an economic and moral conundrum: Gold at these depths is costlier and more dangerous to mine.

South Africa’s three largest gold miners by market capitalization reported collective losses of about $543 million last year, as global gold prices remain some 40% below…

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Family pay tribute to ‘special’ father murdered in Caribbean


The family of a retired British estate agent who was murdered while renovating his dream home in the Dominican Republic have said they “want justice” following his death.

Stephen Halliday, originally from Maidenhead, Berkshire, suffered machete wounds to his head and neck in the attack, which happened at the home he and wife Angela bought on the Caribbean island.

His family have set up a crowdfunding campaign to pay for a legal fund to fight for justice on his behalf.

Mrs Halliday, 60, said: “It is totally overwhelming and at the same time so hard.

“It’s hard to ask for help when you’ve always taken care of your own things but the money is to cover the legal fees to get justice for Stephen.”

Retired estate agent Stephen Halliday, 64, with his wife and sons…

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Iowa city to pay black driver $25,000 after he videotaped police stop


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South African arms firm fails to pay senior staff in reform setback


JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African state-owned arms manufacturer Denel did not pay senior staff their salaries in full this month, the company said, in a setback for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s drive to turnaround struggling state companies.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks in parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, February 20, 2018. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham

Ramaphosa has made improving governance and stabilising the finances of state firms a priority since replacing Jacob Zuma as head of state in February. South Africa’s economy fell into recession this month.

Denel, which produces military equipment for the South African army and foreign forces, has been grappling with a liquidity crunch after becoming embroiled in corruption scandals during Zuma’s scandal-plagued tenure….

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Letter: Shutting the refinery cannot pay the debt


Dear Sir:

A considerable amount of noise has engulfed Trinidad and Tobago relative to this issue of Petrotrin. Noise! Noise! Noise! Deafening noise!

What we, ordinary people, have failed to do, however, in all this noise, is put things in their proper perspective. An analysis as to why we are here and how we got here is absolutely imperative if we are to make sensible decisions.

What we have are numerous statements purporting to be excerpts of reports from experts but careful reading of the very reports shows heavy political manipulations, all designed to achieve a pre-determined objective.

The story changes according to how the political pendulum swings. In the mid-year budget review everything was rosy including the oil industry. Impsbert said then: “Early estimates are…

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