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            [post_content] => In a credit card scam bust that occurred earlier this month in Barbados, three British nationals, including a teenager, among four people were charged. The scam involved the four people getting BDS$75,000 (US$37,500) in items from luxury stores across Barbados.

Charged along with a 30-year-old Barbadian woman named Melissa Latoya Cumberbatch were British men Michael Akinwale Akingbade aged 33, 30-year-old Joseph Adedapo King, and Mukhtar Mohamed Muctar Abbasheikh, 19. The four were detained following a probe by the police. In the investigations done by the Barbados police, the lawmen discovered that the four allegedly obtained jewelry, perfume and electronic equipment from luxury stores, sometime after arriving on the island between the 3rd and the 4th of February 3.

They are individually and jointly facing a total of 26 counts of criminal deception and three counts of attempted criminal deception. A charge for possessing cannabis was also issued to Mukhtar Abbaskeikh.
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Three British Nationals & Barbadian Charged In Credit Card Scam Bust In Barbados

February 13, 2016
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In a credit card scam bust that occurred earlier this month in Barbados, three British nationals, including a teenager, among four people were charged. The scam involved the four p...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => One man dies and others are injured as Nomination Day in Jamaica on Tuesday was blighted with a motorcade supporting the opposition Jamaica Labour Party being shot at and supporters of the two campaigning parties clashing. As shared by the police who says that there is warring between gangs Sparta and Rebel in the Flanker community, the death of the unnamed man in that same community in St. James came two days after a shooting at a JLP rally.

As officials from both parties in the country pleaded with Jamaicans to avoid violence when campaigning leading up to the February 25 general elections, three people were killed and six others injured in a Sunday night incident. Police say that gunmen opened fire on the JLP motorcade on Tuesday evening.  Over 40 spent shells were retrieved from the scene.

“We had a team in the area and they responded promptly and were actually engaged by the gunmen,” Senior Superintendent of Police, Steve McGregor, said.

The Jamaica Gleaner also quoted that he said no permission was granted for the motorcade to pass through the area.

“We are aware of the tension in the community and asked specifically that no motorcade should come through Flanker. I am really sad that our instructions were not followed, and I would really like to know who authorized this motorcade,” McGregor said.

In the North Central Clarendon constituency, PNP’s nominee Desmond Brennan and the incumbent Pearnel Charles of the JLP arrived to be nominated at the same time and a clash spiraled between supporters of the two main political parties. Though the candidates urged their backers to be calm and regrain from violence, the groups threw objects at each other, and police and military strengths had to intervene to restore order. The Director of Elections Orrette Fisher however said that apart from thos incidents, the nomination process went well.

A total of 152 candidates were nominated, with the PNP and JLP fielding candidates in all 63 constituencies, and a few minority parties and independent candidates throwing their hats into the ring. Seven candidates were nominated from the National Democratic Movement; six from the Marcus Garvey People’s Political Party; two from the People’s Progressive Party; and one from Hope For Portland East. There are 10 independent candidates.
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February 11, 2016
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            [post_content] => The Barbados Ministry of Health has disclosed that three women have contracted the mosquito-borne illness which has been linked to birth defects, Zika virus. The number of confirmed cases in the island is now brought to seven following these latest results from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA).

In a statement, the ministry shared that the three women have been notified of the results and have been counselled.

“Specialized obstetrics care will also be provided to monitor the progress of their pregnancies,” it added.

In Brazil, there are thousands of cases where babies born to women who were infected with the Zika virus while pregnant were born with a rare condition called microcephaly, in which their heads and brains were unusually small, along with other abnormalities. Between October 2015 and last month more than 3,5000 microcephaly cases were reported in Brazil, according to Brazilian health authorities. The Barbados health officials however echoed the sentiments of the World Health Organization (WHO) that the suspected link is still under investigation and the relationship between the virus and microcephaly has not been established.

“The situation is still evolving and information is being updated regularly. The Ministry of Health will continue to roll out its response based on the local, regional and international experience,” the statement said. “As a proactive response, the Ministry has developed and disseminated guidelines to guide general practitioners, obstetricians and other health care providers in the clinical management of women who have the Zika virus during pregnancy.”

The Ministry of Health said that the guidelines were devise with the full cooperation and recommendation from the Obstetrics and Paediatrics Departments at the country’s only public hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
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February 10, 2016
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The Barbados Ministry of Health has disclosed that three women have contracted the mosquito-borne illness which has been linked to birth defects, Zika virus. The number of confirme...Continue reading