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Prison Escapees Face Murder Charges for Missing US Couple

Grenada charges 3 men who allegedly hijacked husband and wife's yacht, threw them overboard

(Newser) - Authorities have pressed murder charges against a trio of escaped prisoners, accused of hijacking an American couple's yacht last month and throwing them overboard . Per a statement from the Royal Grenada Police Force cited by CNN , 30-year-old Ron Mitchell, 25-year-old Atiba Stanisclaus, and 23-year-old Trevon Robertson (who'd originally...

American Couple Missing After Yacht Is Hijacked

Kathy Brandel and Ralph Hendry were on a sailing trip in the Caribbean

(Newser) - An American couple sailing off the coast of Grenada is feared dead after three escaped prisoners allegedly hijacked their catamaran yacht. The Virginia couple has been identified by their sailing club and family members as Kathy Brandel and Ralph Hendry, CNN reports. The couple spent a lot of time sailing...

Grenada Man Charged With Tourist's Murder in Machete Attack

Dave Martin Benjamin could face death penalty

(Newser) - A man accused of killing a tourist from Georgia in a machete attack on an isolated beach in Grenada made his first appearance Wednesday before a judge on the Caribbean island to face a charge of capital murder. Dave Martin Benjamin did not enter a plea and was not given...

US Tourist Murdered in Grenada by Man With Machete

Jessica Colker died of 'extensive skull fracture and asphyxia'

(Newser) - An American couple vacationing on the Caribbean island of Grenada was coming back from a hike when tragedy struck in the form of what appears to be a "robbery gone wrong," police say, per NOW Grenada . Physician assistant Jessica Colker, 39, of Atlanta and her husband, Brian Melito,...

Guy Sues Airline That Flew Him to Grenada— Not Granada

You say 'tomato,' British Airways gives you 'tomahto'

(Newser) - There are innocent little geography flubs, and then there are the ones that accidentally send travelers 4,000 miles away from their intended destination and result in multi-thousand-dollar lawsuits and snotty headlines. Today we present the latter vis a vis the case of Edward Gamson, a Florida dentist who wanted...

Offend Someone on Facebook, Go to Jail in Grenada

Being mean online could cost you $37K or 3 years behind bars under new law

(Newser) - This tiny Caribbean nation of Grenada will not stand for Internet trolls. The country's legislators have approved a bill that makes it a crime to offend people through sites such as Facebook and Twitter. According to the bill, the first of its kind in the Caribbean, complaints about offensive...

'Anarchist Chocolatier' Mott Green Dead at 47

He left U.S. to create a sustainable company in Grenada

(Newser) - He was kind of like Willy Wonka, if Wonka had combined his passion for chocolate with social justice. Or as the headline in Haaretz puts it: "Mott Green, Jewish anarchist chocolatier, dies aged 47." Green was born David Friedman and grew up in Staten Island, but he gave...

Man Arrested in Grenada for Having Gay Sex

Law against homosexual acts remains on the books, but is rarely enforced

(Newser) - Police have arrested a man for having sex with another male on the eastern Caribbean island of Grenada, where a law against homosexual acts remains on the books but is rarely enforced. The 41-year-old man was charged with having sex with an unidentified 17-year-old man. The age of sexual consent...

Brits Tried to Quash UN's UFO Investigation

Disclosed UFO files reveal campaign to discredit Grenada's PM

(Newser) - The disclosure of 8,500 pages of previously-classified British government documents related to the study of UFOs has revealed one telling episode, writes Lee Spiegel for Aol News . Back in 1978, while Speigel prepared a presentation on UFO sightings on behalf of the government of Grenada for the UN, the...

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