(Trinidad Guardian) Calls are being made for Snr Supt Johnny Abraham to remain as head of the Central Division police after a gunman opened fire on a group of men in California, yesterday, killing labourer Gerald Deosaran and injuring three others.
CHARLESTON, S.C., (Reuters) – U.S. Coast Guard pilots found a life ring from the cargo ship El Faro yesterday, the first trace of the vessel since it went missing two days earlier with 33 mostly American crew members on board, as powerful Hurricane Joaquin moved toward Bermuda.
(Jamaica Gleaner) – Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has reportedly given instructions for Jamaica to ratify the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No 189 on domestic work, which extends fundamental labour rights to an estimated 53 million domestic workers worldwide.
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, GUATE-MALA (Reuters) – Rescue workers scrabbled through earth and rubble yesterday in search of survivors of a massive landslide in Guatemala that killed at least 59 people, even as hopes began to fade for hundreds of others still missing.
CARACAS (Reuters) – Two former senior officials in the Venezuelan police were indicted on drugs charges in a US court last month, documents seen by Reuters show, the latest case to involve Venezuela, a suspected major smuggling route for South American cocaine.
BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s beleaguered President Dilma Rousseff shrank her cabinet and reshuffled ministers yesterday to bolster alliances within her coalition government and block efforts to impeach her.
HAVANA (Reuters) – Seeking to quell controversy back home, Colombia’s leftist FARC guerrillas yesterday advocated making public the entire 18-page agreement they reached with the government last week to end their 50-year-long war within six months.
NASSAU (Reuters) – The fate of more than 30 crew aboard a cargo ship missing off the Bahamas in heavy seas whipped up by Hurricane Joaquin was unknown yesterday as the powerful storm battered the island chain for a second day.
NASSAU, (Reuters) – The fate of more than 30 crew aboard a cargo ship missing off the Bahamas in heavy seas whipped up by Hurricane Joaquin was unknown today as the powerful storm battered the island chain for a second day.
BRASILIA (Reuters) – A group of lawmakers called for the resignation of the speaker of Brazil’s lower house of Congress Eduardo Cunha yesterday after Switzerland provided Brazilian prosecutors with details of Swiss bank accounts in his name.
(Jamaica Observer) – Veteran parliamentarian Mike Henry yesterday said that Britain was adding “insult to injury” with its £25 million grant to help construct a new prison in Jamaica and vowed to take his fight for reparation for slavery to the International Court of Justice.
(Jamaica Observer) – The Japanese Government says it has been so impressed with the Jamaicans who participate in its annual teaching exchange programme that it has nearly doubled the number of places open to the Caribbean islanders.