Finance minister says he will review tax measures

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Minister of Finance Peter Phillips, while addressing a meeting with a number of trade union leaders Thursday morning, indicated that he will be "conducting a review of the announced revenue measures and will shortly announce if any adjustments will be made". A release from the ... Read more


Namibia: Police save newborn dumped in pit latrine

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 | 1:50 PM    

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WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) — Police say they saved a newborn from a pit latrine in a Namibian village, days after a local charity said 40 fetuses and infants are left to die each month.

Police spokesman Thomas Aiyambo said Tuesday they arrested a mother of three other children in her 30s for the crime.

A nearby hospital said the baby boy weighs 2.8 kilogrammes (six pounds) and appears healthy amid fears he could develop an infection.

Aiyambo said the baby was dumped in a neighbour’s latrine and discovered Tuesday morning.

Women in Action Development reported this week that 40 fetuses and newborns are dumped each month in Windhoek, Namibia’s capital of just 350,000. The development agency blamed violence against women. Abortion is illegal in Namibia unless the life of the mother is threatened.



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