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Woman allegedly mistreated by T’dad immigration gets lawyer

ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Anthony Hylton is to represent the Jamaican woman who was last week denied entry into Trinidad and Tobago along with her four-month-old son.Hylton, who spoke to the Jamaica Observer yesterday, said that the manner in which it was reported that the woman and her child were treated before being deported goes against everything that the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas represents.

Protesters, police clash in Haiti as unrest continues

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Protesters clashed with police yesterday in Haiti’s capital while a general strike kept most people at home across the country in a fourth day of unrest sparked by a now-rescinded Government plan to raise fuel prices in the impoverished nation.

May stares down Brexit plan backlash as ministers quit

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Government imploded yesterday as Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson followed Brexit Minister David Davis in resigning over her plan for Britain’s future outside the European Union (EU).Johnson warned Britain was headed for the “status of colony” of the EU after it leaves in March, and said the Brexit “dream is dying”.

MoBay’s mayor calls for extension of state of emergency

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Homer Davis is calling for a further extension of the state of public emergency which was first declared in St James on January 18.In May, the House of Representatives voted unanimously to extend the state of public emergency in that parish by an additional 90 days, which will come to an end on August 2.

Leewards take low-scoring U-17 thriller against Jamaica

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — The Leeward Islands defeated Jamaica by one wicket in their opening round encounter of the West Indies Under-17 Championship today at Gilbert Park in California, Trinidad.The Leewards after a wonderful bowling display had to chase only 138 for victory and got home at 139 for nine with just one ball to spare.

Chris becomes second hurricane of Atlantic season

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Tropical Storm Chris surged Tuesday into hurricane strength as it churned away from the US East coast and became the second hurricane of the Atlantic season, forecasters said.Chris, a Category One hurricane, packed maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour (140 kilometres per hour) and was about 205 miles east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

Chile wants trade deal with Caricom

PRESIDENT of the Republic of Chile Sebastián Piñera has expressed interest in entering into negotiations on a free trade agreement with the Caribbean Community (Caricom).Piñera said the Chilean Government, which already has free trade agreements with more than 70 countries in the world, has been looking forward to starting this process “for a long period of time”.

PetroJam general manager quits

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Andrew Holness has announced that Floyd Grindley, the general manger of scandal-hit oil refinery PetroJam, has agreed to step down.Holness made the disclosure in a statement to the House of Representatives a short while ago.

C’bean gov’ts urged to include disaster planning in budgets

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — A call has been made for emergency management and disaster preparedness to be mainstreamed in the budgets of Caribbean countries.Barbados’ Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Gayle Francis-Vaughan, made the appeal Tuesday as she addressed a two-day Caribbean Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Seminar at the Hilton Barbados Resort.