The OECD’s Positive Peer Pressure

By Martin S. Edwards

SOUTH ORANGE, NEW JERSEY – If an international organization made recommendations for improving a country’s economy, and the country adopted fewer than half of them, the organization might seem like a failure. But an international organization should be judged according to the quality of the information and advice that it provides, not by whether governments listen. Continue reading

Mario Draghi’s Guns of August

By Kemal Derviş

 WASHINGTON, DC – August has been a dangerous month in European history, but this year it could be the turning point for the eurozone – and perhaps for the world economy. On July 26, Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank, declared that his institution would do “whatever it takes” to preserve the euro, and added: “Believe me, it will be enough.” Continue reading

Teacher charged with murder

A twenty-three (23) year old teacher has been charged with murder and was scheduled to make his first court appearance at the St. George’s Magistrate court on Monday.

John Redhead, of the parish of St. David was formally arrested and charged on the weekend with murder, in the death of 19-year old Akera Lalgie.

Lalgie’s dismembered body was discovered in a rash can on the morning of Thursday 26th July 2012.

Police investigations have led to the murder scene in Simon’s Alley, a secluded area within the town of St. George’s.

During a search of the area an offensive weapon including personal belongings of the victim were recovered.

An autopsy performed on Saturday 28th July 2012 revealed Lalgie died as a result of hypovolemic shock or excessive bleeding. The report also stated that the teenager was partially strangled.

Police say their investigations are continuing as they are yet to find Lalgie’s missing body parts which include her head, arms and legs.©