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JAIL TIME FOR PREZ

People: Political life has begun to return to normal in the Dutch-speaking Caribbean Community nation of Suriname, days after a court sentenced incumbent head of state Desi Bouterse to 20 years in prison for the December 1982 executions of 15 opponents of his then military government. Comment

WAR COURT RULE

WAR COURT RULE

Caribbean: One of the best known personalities in Caribbean Community politics is fighting hard to stay out of jail. Surinamese President Desi Bouterse who led two coups in 1980 and 1990, has along with about 20 other defendants been summoned to appear before a war court at month end to learn of the date when he would most likely be sentenced to 20 years in jail for mass murder. Comment
Trinidad and Tobago: On the eve of the 36th death anniversary of Grenada’s Maurice Rupert Bishop who led New Jewel Movement political party members in the first revolutionary takeover of a government in the English-speaking Caribbean, an academic has contended that the 1979 takeover of government was unique. Comment

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