Wikileaks is back, with almost 2,000 documents showing the real relationship between the United States and Haiti. Wikileaks has partnered with The Nation and Haiti Liberteto publish the documents, and they paint a disturbing picture of how superpowers work behind the scenes to manipulate the lives of people in the West Indies.
A sad update to a story we told you about a few days ago. Police believe they found the body of Cedric Smith, who disappeared after he was discharged from a New Jersey hospital. The Jamaican-American electrician suffered with seizures ever since a work related accident 18 years ago.
The death of Osama Bin Laden once again raises the question asked by the late great Andre Tanker, and the 3Canal crew months after the terror attacks in New York City: "Ben Lion, Ben badman, why yuh wine so and get on bad in de people place" If you don't have this on your iPod, get it on Amazon. Thanks to Keith Wainwright for posting this 2002 performace on YouTube.
New Jersey police have ruled the death of a 19 year old Trinidadian-American as suicide. An autopsy report suggests that Lily Seegobin (seen here feeding her baby sister) died almost instantly when her 2004 Honda CR-V was struck by a New Jersey Transit train in Spring Lake last Saturday. Witnesses said Seegobin drove around security gates to get on the track. The young woman lived in New Jersey since 1999.
Criminal deportees from the United States have often been blamed for creating crime problems in their new home countries. The New York Times got up close and personal with some young men recently repatriated to Haiti and shows us that for them, life in their new environment is no walk in the park either.