BOGOTA, (Reuters) – Venezuela and Colombia each recalled their ambassadors to the other country yesterday, amid a diplomatic crisis sparked when socialist-run Venezuela closed two border crossings and deported over a thousand Colombians.
Close to two weeks after Stephen Abrams was hit by a speeding driver along the Plaisance Railway Embankment, he remains hospitalised at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) while the driver is still at large.
PARNDORF, Austria, (Reuters) – As many as 50 corpses were found in a parked lorry in Austria yesterday, and another migrant boat sank off Libya, deepening a crisis that is overwhelming Europe and throwing up new tragedies by the day.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Venezuelans with chronic medical conditions such as breast cancer, haemophilia and transplants protested in Caracas yesterday, the latest demonstration to demand urgent medicines in a country whose health care system is beset with shortages.
DUBAI, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A new species of palm tree has started sprouting around Dubai. But instead of producing dates, the fronds of the Smart Palm harness the sun’s energy to allow people to look up city information, access Wi-Fi, and charge their phones, all for free.
After government took up office in May it found evidence of rampant gold smuggling particularly to Brazil, Suriname and the United States and has made tackling it a priority, Raphael Trotman, Minister of Governance with responsibility for natural resources management said last evening.
While some pensioners will be seeing a 30% hike, the government was yesterday criticised for giving only $363 more per month to those who had been benefiting from utility subsidies in what PPP/C MP Juan Edghill charged was a `bait and switch’.