New multimillion-dollar hotel opens in Haiti

February 26, 2015 in International

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – Former United States president Bill Clinton welcomed the new US$45 million Marriott hotel here, saying it provides an opportunity for the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country “to show the real Haiti to the rest of the world”. The 175-room hotel...

Pistorius Challenges Judge’s appeal ruling

February 25, 2015 in International

[caption id="attachment_3844" align="alignright" width="300"] South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius[/caption] Lawyers for jailed South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius have launched a legal bid to prevent prosecutors from appealing against his acquittal on murder charges. Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled in December that prosecutors could appeal...

Chris Brown denied entry to Canada

February 25, 2015 in International

[caption id="attachment_3841" align="alignleft" width="300"] Chris Brown[/caption] NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — R&B star Chris Brown, notorious for brushes with the law including an assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna, ditched a performance Tuesday in Canada at the 11th hour after he was barred entry. "Unfortunately I will not...