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Grenfell Tower: Fire started in Hotpoint fridge freezer, say police

Grenfell Tower: Fire started in Hotpoint fridge freezer, say police

The Grenfell Tower fire in London started in a fridge freezer, and outside cladding failed safety tests, police say. Insulation on the building also failed tests and the Metropolitan Police will consider manslaughter charges. Seventy-nine people are feared dead after the blaze destroyed 151 homes in the Kensington tower block. The government has ordered immediate […]

Castro’s dying wish

Castro’s dying wish

As thousands joined Cuban President Raul Castro to say goodbye to his brother, Fidel, on Saturday night, the younger brother imparted one of Fidel’s dying wishes: that his image and name never adorn public places, from streets and parks to government institutions. “Fidel was always against the cult of personality until his dying days,” said Raul […]

Brexit Effect

Brexit Effect

Despite increased arrival numbers from its premier tourist market, the decline of the British currency since the Brexit vote in June is threatening to hit the Barbados economy where it hurts. Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy told Barbados TODAY from World Travel Market in London yesterday, the slide in the value of the pound sterling […]

Trump wins

Trump wins

History has been created in the United States with the election of real estate mogul and reality television personality Donald Trump — the ultimate political outsider — to the White House. With the Republican victory, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s hopes of becoming the first woman president of the US were immediately dashed. The election went down to […]