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Carnival fans have a lot to look forward to at this
year s University of the West Indies, Mona, Carnival.
Patrons can anticipate the best from a triple com-
bination, as the UWI Carnival will team up with the
University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) and Island
Mas Carnival for some events.
The season officially kicked off yesterday at Integration
Thursdays, held at the UWI Mona Bowl following UWI s
Sports Day. Selectors slated for the party were DJ Smoke,
Arif Cooper, and Hypnosis Sound.
The weekend of events will start with the annual J Ouvert
at UWI Sand Pit today, and patrons should be thrilled by
Smoke, Arif, Hypnosis, Richie Ras, and DJ Ice. The Ring
Road street party, the icing on UWI s carnival cake, will
occupy all major routes on the Mona campus tomorrow
and promises to be a spectacle of colour and entertainment.
The season s activities will conclude with Sunday s
staging of the annual Carnival Atlantis Exotic Beach Party
at Sugarman s Beach, Portmore. The beach party feature
performances from Trinidadian soca artistes Lyrical and
5 Star Akil.---Gleaner
One of the jurors in the Vybz Kartel murder trial
was to be brought before the court yesterday on
allegation that he attempted to bribe a fellow juror.
The matter was reported to court officials, who
informed prosecutors and the police of the incident.
The juror is facing a charge of attempting to pervert
the course of justice.
Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn
disclosed that the police had credible information
that one of the jurors would be facing prosecution
in relation to the case.
"If it is that he is tried and found guilty, he can
face up to three years imprisonment at hard labour,"
she told reporters outside the court.
It is reported that the juror approached a female
juror on the panel and allegedly offered her $500,000
dollars to give a not-guilty verdict.---Gleaner
CARACAS---President Nicolas Maduro yesterday
warned airlines not to limit flights in and out of
Venezuela, a day after reports a Colombian airline
was reducing services to Caracas amid industry
complaints of billions of dollars in unpaid debts.
"Airlines have no excuse to reduce their flights to
Venezuela," Maduro said during a press conference.
"If airlines reduce (flights), I will take severe meas-
Airlines have struggled to obtain dollars in exchange
for the bolivar currency as a result of long-running
delays in Venezuela s 11-year-old currency control
The International Air Transport Association this
week said that airlines are owed $3.7 billion and that
some are considering halting service to Venezuela.
"If an airline leaves the country, it s not coming
back while we are in government," Maduro said,
casting the airlines complaints as part of a wider
"economic war" against his socialist government by
political foes and businesses. (Reuters)
CARACAS---Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro
says South Florida politicians are leading the United
States into an extremist foreign policy against his
In a televised news conference yesterday, Maduro
named US Sen Marco Rubio and US Rep. Ileana Ros-
Lehtinen as leading a "Miami lobby" trying to influ-
ence President Barack Obama.
Maduro said every comment coming from the US
government is aimed at overthrowing his adminis-
tration, an outcome that would have dire effects for
all of Latin America.
Anti-government street protests by Venezuelans
fed up with soaring inflation and shortages of basic
items such as flour and cooking oil have roiled
Venezuela for more than a month. The Venezuelan
government says at least 25 people have died in the
turmoil since February 12. (AP)
KUALA LUMPUR---An inves-
tigation into the disappearance
of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner
is focusing more on a suspicion
of foul play, as evidence sug-
gests it was diverted hundreds
of miles off course, sources
familiar with the Malaysian
In a far more detailed descrip-
tion of military radar plotting
than has been publicly revealed,
two sources told Reuters an
unidentified aircraft that inves-
tigators suspect was missing
Flight MH370 appeared to be
following a commonly used nav-
igational route when it was last
spotted early on Saturday,
northwest of Malaysia.
That course---headed into the
Andaman Sea and towards the
Bay of Bengal in the Indian
Ocean---could only have been
set deliberately, either by flying
the Boeing 777-200ER jet man-
ually or by programming the
A third investigative source
said inquiries were focusing
more on the theory that some-
one who knew how to fly a plane
deliberately diverted the flight
hundreds of miles off its sched-
uled course from Kuala Lumpur
"What we can say is we are
looking at sabotage, with hijack
still on the cards," said the
source, a senior Malaysian police
One of the most baffling mys-
teries in the history of modern
aviation remains unsolved after
nearly a week.
The latest radar evidence is
consistent with the expansion
of the search for the aircraft to
the west of Malaysia.
There has been no trace of
the plane nor any sign of wreck-
age as the navies and military
aircraft of more than a dozen
countries scour the seas across
Carnival hits UWI Mona campus
Venezuela pres: 'Miami
lobby' leads US policy
Venezuela warns airlines not
to cut flights amid debt woes
Juror to face
court for bribery
Foul play suspected
behind missing plane
National police transport an anti-government protester detainee during a protest against Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas,
Venezuela, yesterday. A month of violent anti-government protests in the country have left at least 28 dead. REUTERS PHOTO
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