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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... More »

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,... More »

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... More »

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... More »

'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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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