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Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 12:14 AM

Man charged in elderly woman's fiery death

The Adelphi Police have arrested and charged a man in relation to the death of 74-year-old Evelyn Blair of Lima, St James, who died from injuries she received when she was set ablaze in her community on April 25.

Charged for murder is Nickala Facey, otherwise called ‘Oil Mine’, an unemployed man living in the same community.

Reports are that about 6 a.m., Blair was walking in her community when she was approached and attacked by Facey, who had reportedly broken into her home earlier. He poured gasolene on her and set her on fire, before making his escape.

She was taken to the Cornwall Regional Hospital, where she was admitted with burn affecting 98 per cent of her body. She died two days later.

On June 4, Facey surrendered to the police.

He was positively identified during an identification Parade last Saturday and was charged.

His court date will be announced at a later date.

 

 

J'can held on illegal entry charges in T&T

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):

A Jamaican national, who allegedly escaped immigration officials at a Trinidad and Tobago airport on June 1, is to appear in court this week after he was captured by police last Friday.

Bailey was denied entry to the country after arriving on May 31 to visit relatives. He was due to have been returned to Jamaica the following day but vanished from the detention room.

Police said when he was captured last Friday, he was going about his business “like a tourist”.

The Trinidad Guardian reported last week that Bailey said he was willing to surrender to police but denied he had escaped. He said he had paid an official US$500 to leave.

Pointing out that he walks with a limp, Bailey said he could not have ran out of the airport, and after paying to be released, he was supposed to pay another US$300 to get his passport, which was seized by immigration.

“The door to that room needs a swipe pass and a PIN number for the door to open. They have so many cameras in there. All they need to do is check the footage and they will see him inside there talking to me. Obviously, they are setting me up. They took my money and told the police I escaped,” Bailey, a sound engineer, told The Guardian.

Police said he will be charged with entering the country illegally and escaping lawful custody.

 

 

10 candidates running in UK leadership race

LONDON, England (AP):

Leading lawmakers from Britain's governing party battled over Brexit as the contest to become the next Conservative prime minister officially kicked off yesterday with the declaration of 10 candidates for the top job.

The choice of who will replace Prime Minister Theresa May affects all Britons, but will be made only by members of the right-of-centre Conservative Party.

The winner will face the challenge of breaking Britain's impasse over Brexit, an issue that has bedevilled politicians for three years and ultimately defeated Theresa May.

May stepped down last Friday as Conservative leader after failing to secure Parliament's backing for her EU withdrawal deal. She will remain caretaker prime minister until the party picks its new leader, a process that could run until late July.

 

 

Two killed as Haitians demand resignation of president

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC):

Police say at least two people were killed and several others injured as thousands of people took to the streets of the capital on Sunday demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise following the release of a report into the use of funds under the PetroCaribe initiative.

Police spokesman Michael-Ange Jeunes told reporters that the two people were shot while four others were wounded. He said a police officer was also injured during the protests and that 12 people have been arrested.

The police spokesman said that similar protests were held in four other cities.

France on Sunday urged its nationals to stay away from the French Caribbean country as thousands took to the streets demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise over allegations of embezzlement.