Alert – Radio talk show host shot and killed in Trinidad and Tobago

first_imgThe well-known radio personality was pulling out of his driveway in Santa Cruz when a gunman approached the car and shot him at least three times in the chest, according to the Trinidad Express. The gunman was accompanied by two other men. Welch lost control of his vehicle, ran off the road and crashed into a wall upon being shot. May 9, 2017 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Trinidad and Tobago Organisation Photojournalists physically assaulted while reporting in Trinidad and Tobago News News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is disturbed to learn Ricardo “The Gladiator” Welch, a former radio show host in Trinidad and Tobago, was shot and killed outside his home on October 19. September 22, 2017 Find out more to go further Welch’s death is not the only instance of violence against journalists in Trinidad and Tobago in recent years. In September 2017, multiple photojournalists were physically assaulted while on a reporting assignment involving a local oil company.   Trinidad and Tobago – Parliament considers restrictive amendments to the Freedom of Information Act News Receive email alerts “We urge the authorities to complete a thorough investigation into his killing in order to determine if he was killed in connection with his reporting,” said Margaux Ewen, Director of RSF’s North America bureau. News RSF concerned by certain provisions of Trinidad and Tobago’s Cybercrime Bill June 13, 2019 Find out more Trinidad and TobagoAmericas October 26, 2018 – Updated on November 14, 2018 Alert – Radio talk show host shot and killed in Trinidad and Tobago Welch had worked for a number of radio stations throughout his career, including Pow­er102 FM, and specialized in national current affairs on the island. According to one of RSF’s sources, his reporting was known to make politicians feel uncomfortable, and he had a reputation for seeking recourse in court against his opponents. He emboldened his listeners and colleagues to do the same. Welch made head­lines in April 2017 after suc­cess­ful­ly winning a defama­tion lawsuit against his colleagues at More 104.7 FM, who had accused him of being a homosexual among other claims. Trinidad and Tobago ranks 39th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index, after dropping five places last year.EDITORS NOTE: We have updated this press release as we continue to follow this story. Trinidad and TobagoAmericas Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Bacteria, fungi and protozoa in Signy Island soils compared with those from a temperate moorland

first_imgDuring the past 100 years many papers have been published on Antarctic microbiology in general and that of the soil, snow and ice in particular. However, there are still contradictory statements in the recent literature concerning the scarcity or abundance of micro-organisms in Antarctic soil, the similarities and differences in the composition of the soil microflora and microfauna of Antarctic and temperate soils, and the extent to which the Antarctic micro-organisms are adapted to grow at low temperatures. Many of the microbiological studies of the Antarctic lack detailed information concerning the habitat and detailed comparisons with temperate soils. As a result of opportunities provided by the British Antarctic Survey, microbiological investigations have been made on Signy Island in the South Orkneys and on soil samples and cultures transported to England. The results of these studies are compared here with similar studies made on soils of the Moor House National Nature Reserve in northern England. The paper also draws on the considerable information available concerning the climate, vegetation and soils of the two areas. Three groups of heterotrophic micro-organisms, bacteria, fungi and testate amoebae, have been studied to obtain information on their species composition, distribution and abundance in the soils. An examination of the temperature tolerance of some of the isolates was also made. Full results of these studies have been published or are in preparation (Heal 1965; Bailey in prep.; Latter & Heal in prep.; Latter & Cragg 1967; Latter, Cragg & Heal 1967).last_img read more