Police raid ex-minister’s home
PORT OF SPAIN – Former government minister Devant Maharaj has called for answers following a police raid on his home on Tuesday.
In a statement yesterday, Maharaj, a member of the main opposition party, the United National Congress, said three police officers visited his home and served a warrant to obtain his mobile phone as part of ongoing investigations into the bomb threat at a school last week.
Maharaj said he did not understand the reason for the warrant as he was interviewed by officers on Saturday regarding his social media posts that publicised a photo of the email of the bomb threat. ( CMC)
HAMILTON – The government of Bermuda has been granted permission to take its legal bid to outlaw same-sex marriage in this British Oversees Territory to the Privy Council in London.
According to officials in the Ministry of Home Affairs, this is the latest twist in a two-year rollercoaster saga that at one stage saw Bermuda become the first country in the world to approve same-sex marriage and then take away the right, before a series of court decisions upheld gay couples’ right to marry. ( CMC)
HAVANA – The government of Cuba has announced plans to legalise private Wi-Fi networks and the importation of equipment, thereby easing one of the world’s tightest restrictions on Internet use.
The measure, announced by state media yesterday, provides legal status to thousands of Cubans who created homemade digital networks with smuggled equipment. It also appears to allow private businesses to provide Internet service to customers. The state continues to control the Internet through telecoms monopoly Etecsa. ( CMC)