Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Monday | December 24, 2012
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Rihanna donates US$1.75m to local hospital
BRIDGETOWN, (AP):Pop star Rihanna has given $1.75 million to a hospital in her Caribbean homeland of Barbados in memory of her late grandmother.Rihanna says the donation to buy three pieces of medical equipment...

Authorities seize 1,000 kilos of drugs
SANTO DOMINGO (AP):Authorities in the Dominican Republic have seized more than 1,000 kilogrammes (2,200 pounds) of cocaine and heroin and arrested seven people.The director of the Caribbean country's National Drug Control Agency says the drugs were...

Chávez on life support
HAVANA (CMC): Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez is on artificial respiration after undergoing a tracheotomy last week, according to reports out of Cuba.

Man held for allegedly smuggling cocaine
HAMILTON (CMC):A 39-year-old Barbadian man is to stand trial in the Supreme Court after being accused of smuggling approximately US$178,000 of cocaine into Bermuda. Dave Trotman appeared in the Magistrates' Court on Friday to face charges of importing...

Nation readies for 'Copahue'
SANTIAGO, (AP): Chile is issuing a red alert for a volcano on the border with Argentina that has become increasingly active.

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