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            [post_content] => A century from Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Sulieman Benn's five wicket haul and three wickets from Jerome Taylor were part of an entertaining filled match in which West Indies rout Bangladesh. The Caribbean men won the second test by 296 runs to claim a 2-0 series win on Tuesday. Chasing an impregnable 488 to win, Bangladesh collapsed from 158 for three to 188 all-out in the final session of the fourth day of the five day match as the West Indies produced another stunning performance.

Tamim Iqbal and Mominul Haque appeared briefly as if they were ready to lead to the tourists to an amazing comeback with their combine partnership securing 110 runs after both came on during a 48 for 2 session. All hope faded when Benn separated the duo by removing Iqbal ensuring the West Indies would win on their 500th test match.

Bangladesh enjoyed a productive second session without losing a wicket as Iqbal and Haque frustrated the hosts. Tamim’s departure, caught in the deep by Shannon Gabriel off Benn, signaled the start of a dramatic collapse. Bangladesh lost their last eight wickets for just 34 runs, including 4 wickets for nine runs as the lower order failed to put up any resistance. Benn took 5 wickets for 72 runs while Taylor captured 3 wickets to take his overall tally to 100 for the West Indies in the test format.

The West Indies declared on 269 for four, allowing Chanderpaul to register his 30th century whilst keeping the hosts in control of the series. Chanderpaul's 30 centuries surpassed Australia's Sir Don Bradman 29. He is only the second West Indian aside from Guyana's Clive Lloyd to record a test century at the age of 40 or older.He is also only the second batsman to remain undefeated throughout a Test series having played a minimum of three innings and scored 200-plus runs. Jacques Kallis was the first to do so, against Zimbabwe in 2001.
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West Indies Demolish Bangladesh, Chanderpaul Sets Records

September 18, 2014
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A century from Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Sulieman Benn's five wicket haul and three wickets from Jerome Taylor were part of an entertaining filled match in which West Indies rout Ban...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => Former Information and Telecommunications Minister, Daryl Vaz is due to face trial early next year on corruption related charges. Vaz who will appear in court on February 16, 2015 had been charged in 2012 following allegations of bribery. According to reports, Vaz had conspired with former Senior Superintendent James Forbes and businessman Bruce Bicknell, to quash a bribery charge against Bicknell.

Prosecutors alleged, that Vaz approached the arresting officer, Seargent Jubert Llewellyn, and offered him "gold bars" a code word for promotion, if he withdrew the charge against Bicknell. In july, Director of Public Prosections (DPP), Paula Llewellyn, withdrew the bribery charge against Bicknell, citing that it would be difficult to mount a successful case against him without substantial evidence.

However, Superintendent Forbes was convicted and fined JA$800,000 (US$7140.00) for his role in the conspiracy. Vaz, who represents the constituency of West Portland as a part of the opposition, Jamaica Labour Party, appeared in court last Thursday during which time the trial date had been set.

Some Jamaican citizens have voiced there discontent with how the entire fiasco has been played out so far and pointed out that Vaz has always been one to attract controversy. A lack of trust in the overall justice system has seen many voicing that the entire case will be off little interests. It is believed in many quarters that Vaz will walk away "scotch-free", but not on merit.
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Former Jamaican Minister Daryl Vaz To Stand Trial On Corruption Related Charges

September 17, 2014
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Former Information and Telecommunications Minister, Daryl Vaz is due to face trial early next year on corruption related charges. Vaz who will appear in court on February 16, 2015 ...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => Tax officials in Antigua have provided tax amnesty to businesses which will allow each to clear all outstanding debts without the inclusion of penalties. Ralph Warner, Commissioner of Inland Revenue Department (IRD) said the programme which began in July will be extended until December.

“Some of the feedback we got especially from the medium and large tax payers was that they needed more time to come up with the funds to take advantage of the initiative. So we decided we will extend it until December 31,” he said.

Mr. Warner noted that approximately sixty (60) businesses capitalized on the initiative thus far and believes that number will grow significantly given the extended deadline.

“It looks as if persons that are owing large amounts will take part in the initiative and we hope they do because this is basically to help the tax payer regularise their status with the department. The feedback I have been getting back is that persons are willing and will be taking part in the initiative once we decided to extend the time frame,” he said on Antigua's Observer Radio.

The Initiative with the name "Fresh Start" is a part of the government's new campaign which seeks to help delinquent tax payers regularize their status. Locals pay 15% sales tax on most items.
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Antigua Provides Tax Amnesty For Businesses

September 13, 2014
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Tax officials in Antigua have provided tax amnesty to businesses which will allow each to clear all outstanding debts without the inclusion of penalties. Ralph Warner, Commissioner...Continue reading