News with tag Cuba  RSS
FBI charge British engineer with murdering wife on yacht in Caribbean

Added: 20.02.2018 19:09 | 0 views | 0 comments


  A British engineer has been charged by the FBI with murdering his wife after she disappeared at sea as they cruised around the Caribbean on a belated honeymoon. Lewis Bennett, 41, who holds dual British and Australian citizenship and is originally from Poole, Dorset, was accused of second-degree murder over the death of Isabella Hellmann, 41, on May 15 last year. He was charged in a Miami court where, according to local television station WPTV, he was also sentenced to seven months in jail for transporting valuable rare coins. After his wife's disappearance Bennett told investigators she was lost at sea when their 37ft catamaran, Surf into Summer, was struck by an unknown object near the Bahamas. According to to the FBI Bennett said he had gone below deck and left Ms Hellmann above to keep watch. He described being woken up at 1am by a jolt and the vessel was taking on water. Bennett told investigators he could not find his wife and had to abandon ship on a life raft. In an affidavit FBI special agent James Kelley said the bureau now believed Bennett "knowingly and unlawfully killed" Ms Hellmann. The FBI affidavit ​claimed ​Bennett​ ​​had damaged the inside of the boat causing it to flood. Isabella Hellman and her British husband Lewis Bennett. She went missing during a honeymoon sailing trip. When Ms Hellmann disappeared the couple, who had a daughter now aged 17 months, were sailing back from Havana, Cuba to their home in Delray Beach, Florida. The daughter was not on the boat. Bennett made an SOS call in the early hours and was later spotted by a US Coast Guard helicopter. He was rescued alone from the life raft. The search for Ms Hellmann was called off three days later and her body was never found. When Bennett was rescued nine plastic tubes of silver coins were found in the life raft. They included 158 English “Year of the Horse” one-ounce silver coins and 77 Canadian Maple Leaf coins, worth about £3,200. The coins were among a batch that had been reported stolen from another boat in St Martin the previous year. Bennett had been a crew member on that boat. According to the owner of the boat the total value of the coins stolen in 2016 was around $100,000. After he was rescued Bennett said of his wife: "She is my soulmate. I thought we were going to be together forever. "I understand why they have to investigate and that is fair enough. I have got nothing to hide. They have to do what they have to do.”​

British husband of woman who disappeared during honeymoon arrested on suspicion of murder

Added: 20.02.2018 17:10 | 0 views | 0 comments

A British man has been arrested for the murder of his wife after he reported her missing when the newlyweds' catamaran sunk off the Cuban coast.

From: www.standard.co.uk

Mark Cuban Needs To Learn The Lessons Of The Dallas Mavericks' History

Added: 20.02.2018 16:38 | 0 views | 0 comments

Mark Cuban recently suggested that tanking has been the plan in Dallas. The lessons of Maverick history, though, suggest that is not how winning has happened in Dallas in the past.

Tags: Cuba
From: www.forbes.com

Should The Mavericks Tank? Mark Cuban Needs To Learn From Dallas' History

Added: 20.02.2018 16:38 | 0 views | 0 comments

Cuban suggested that losing has been the plan in Dallas. In the past, though, the team has had more success building winning teams through trades.

Tags: Cuba
From: www.forbes.com

Scientists find 9,000-year-old human remains and Ice Age animal bones in Mexico caves

Added: 20.02.2018 16:23 | 0 views | 0 comments

SCUBA-DIVING archaeologists exploring the world’s biggest flooded cave system have discovered 9,000-year-old human bones and the remains of Ice Age creatures that once roamed the Earth.

From: feedproxy.google.com

Archaeologists find fossils, Mayan relics in giant underwater cave in Mexico

Added: 20.02.2018 16:19 | 0 views | 0 comments


Archaeologists who have been exploring the world's largest underwater cave -- recently discovered in Mexico -- presented their findings Monday, including fossils of giant sloths and an elaborate shrine to the Mayan god of commerce. Researchers discovered last month that two large networks of underwater caves in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, the Sac Actun and Dos Ojos networks, are in fact connected, forming the largest such structure on Earth. Diving with SCUBA gear, they have been exploring the ancient relics left in the caves over the millenia, in a project sponsored by Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).

From: www.yahoo.com

Briton faces prison in Miami for smuggling stolen coins on trip where his wife vanished

Added: 20.02.2018 10:09 | 1 views | 0 comments

A BRITON who was rescued off the Cuban coast from a doomed trip that saw his wife mysteriously vanish is to be sentenced for smuggling stolen coins.

Tags: Cuba, Prison
From: feedproxy.google.com

New Study Unable To Find Cause Of Mystery Illness Among U.S. Diplomats In Cuba

Added: 19.02.2018 17:24 | 1 views | 0 comments

The mystery surrounding strange symptoms of illness experienced by at least two dozen U.S. diplomats stationed in Havana has still not been resolved, The Los Angeles Times reports. More than a year after the symptoms were first reported, and the U.S. government blamed them on "attacks" against the diplomats, a new report by U.S. medical experts can find no explanation for the cause. The study by a team from the University of Pennsylvania, published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Assn., concluded the diplomatic personnel suffered brain injuries without evidence of head trauma. The Americans reported a range of symptoms including hearing loss, headaches, dizziness, nausea and...

From: article.wn.com

Cuba after Castro: why it retains much of its charm

Added: 19.02.2018 7:57 | 1 views | 0 comments

The Americans may not have taken over since the death of Fidel but that means his nation retains much of its charm, says Tom Peck

Tags: Cuba
From: www.standard.co.uk

Older articles »
advertising
Contact us