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            [post_content] => Following a music festival performance, US rapper 50 Cent and his entourage were arrested and charged by the St. Kitts and Nevis police for allegedly using "indecent language." It was reported in a statment on Sunday that 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, and entourage member Bajar Walter was released on bail by the local police. With a court appearance expected to occur today, the two men were barred from departing from the country.

A representative of the rapper Amanda Ruisi shared on Sunday that he was only slated to host the St. Kitts Music Festival which occurred on Saturday night, but the organizers of the festival adamant in also insisting that he performs.

“There were profanities used during his performance,” Ruisi said. She also assurred that Jackson would make sure to leave the profanity in the US during his next trip to the Caribbean country.

When asked, the employees at the police press office said that they were not sure exactly what words were allegedly used during the performance on Saturday night. According to popular celebrity news site TMZ, the word in question was "motherfucker". They shared that rapper DMX was also detained and charged in 2003 for the same violation.

Under the country’s Small Charges Act, it is an offense to use profane words in any public place. While the punishment for the offense depends on how serious it was considered, the police said that an offender could be given jail time.
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American Rapper 50 Cent Detained In St. Kitts & Nevis For Cursing Expletives At A Concert

June 27, 2016
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Following a music festival performance, US rapper 50 Cent and his entourage were arrested and charged by the St. Kitts and Nevis police for allegedly using "indecent language." It ...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => A pharmaceutical company in the United States was given the go ahead to begin the first phase of a trial that will see humans being tested with a Zika vaccine. An international DNA vaccine developer was also given the green light. The syntehic Zika DNA vaccine (GLS-5700) developed by Inovio Pharmaceuticals and GeneOne Life Science instigated robust antibody and T cell responses in small and large animal models in its preclinical testing. This showed that the product was capable of preventing the infection. A total of 40 healthy sujects will be involved in the human trial where the company will evaluate the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of GLS-5700.

“We are proud to have attained the approval to initiate the first Zika vaccine study in human volunteers," the president and CEO of  Inovio, Dr. J. Joseph Kim, said. “We plan to dose our first subjects in the next weeks and expect to report phase one interim results later this year.”

As for the participating team from GeneOne Life Science, Young K. Park, expressed that he was delighted to have his firm provide assistance with the Zika vaccine through the clinical and regulatory process.

“We look forward to conducting this trial with the goal of achieving products to combat this dreaded virus,” the head of the Seoul, South Korea-based company said.

Academic colloborators on the Zika vaccine development also includes those from US and Canada. These are partners with whom they have previously artnered with to clinically develop Inovio’s Ebola and MERS vaccines.

Currently, there are 58 countries that are being affected by the Zika virus. In addition to being spread through the bite a mosquito carrier, the Zika virus was also identified to be transmitted through sexual intercourse involving someone who is infected. Common symptoms of the virus include fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis. On a more serious note of this, a sever birth defect called microcephaly – a rare condition marked by an abnormally small head and incomplete brain development – was linked to it.

 
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Zika Vaccine Developed In The US Advances To Human Trial After A Successful Preclinical Test

June 22, 2016
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            [post_content] => Following a recent incident where two former presidents and senior members of the opposition People’s Progressive /Civic (PPP/C) were threatened on Facebook, a 38-year-old political activist was fined. The man admitted to posting the death threats against the politicians. The man named Tameshwar Beekham, was ordered to pay GUY$75,000 (US$367) or spend six months in prison for his crime.

On Facebook, Beekham expressed on his page that he intended to target the PPP/C's Freedom , and murder former presidents Bharrat Jagdeo and Donald Ramotar, the party’s General Secretary Clement Rohee, and another senior PPP/C member, Roger Luncheon. As soon as the post was discovered, he was arrested  subsequently charged.

In one of his posts, Beekham said: “I am saying it again, I will murder Baharat Jagdeo and the PPP/C, I Tameshwar Beekham and my team will murder Baharat Jagdeo and the PPP/C jail or free!”

When he faced the court, he submitted an apology for his actions.

In another case that occurred earlier this year, another politician, President David Granger was threatened on social media by a 52-year-old woman. The woman named Bibi Safoora Salim was charged. At the court hearing that was held in April, she denied that between March 1 and 31, by means of a written and printed method, she declared: “Granger want a bullet in head” on Facebook, and attempted to incite excitement, hostility, or ill-will by means of derogatory remarks of President Granger sent by cellphone to her son on Whatsapp. After entering a not guilty plea, she was released on GUY$200,000 (US$967) bail.
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June 19, 2016
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