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A federal jury has just condemned Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a failed college student, to death for setting off bombs at the 2013 Boston Marathon that killed three people and injured hundreds more in the worst terrorist attack on American soil since Sept. 11, 2001.

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A 42 year old Trinidad and Tobago national, who escaped prison in St Vincent and the Grenadines, where he was serving a nine year sentence for marijuana possession, has been returned to St Vincent to complete his sentence.

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Federal prosecutors have agreed to drop a firearms charge against reggae star Buju Banton, who is already serving a 10-year sentence.

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Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley has commenced legal proceedings against Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar over her Facebook postings in which she stated that he fabricated “e-mails and falsely made slanderous accusations to further his political career”.

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By Melanius Alphonse

The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is under enormous scrutiny following Moody’s Investor Service downgrade of its bond rating and issuer rating to Baa2 from Baa1; changing the outlook to negative from stable.

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The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has pumped an additional $469,000 USD into the region’s specialty food sector via a Supplemental Grant to the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) under the Caribbean Aid for Trade and Regional Integration (CARTFund) Programme, which is funded by the Department for International Development (DfID).

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A retired army general, David Granger, is expected to become Guyana's new president, the election board says. His A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) coalition won by a slim margin.

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