Jamaica: High priority probe for missing taxi driver last seen with cop

-body, believed to be that of Jeffrey Campbell, was found but has not been formally identified.

(JAMAICA GLEANER) A “high priority” probe is now under way into the disappearance of a Portland man whose female companion has reportedly told investigators that he was last seen two weeks ago in the company of a police constable.

Crime down 8% in South Trinidad

(TRINIDAD NEWSDAY) SOUTHERN Division Sup Yussuf Gaffar yesterday boasted of a high number of seizures of guns and a reduction in murders in his division between January and September this year, as compared to last year for the same period.

Trinidad PM says he has no US bank accounts

(TRINIDAD NEWSDAY) THE Prime Minister rejected charges that he has a Florida bank account as a deliberate plot to defame him by “spurious and wholly untrue allegations.” In a personal explanation in the House of Representations yesterday, Dr Keith Rowley rejected claims by Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal in Tuesday’s budget debate that he has a US account with one Vidya Deokiesingh.

Haiti quake death toll rises to 15, and 300 injured

PORT-AU-PRINCE, (Reuters) – An earthquake that struck Haiti on Saturday killed 15 people, injured another 300 and destroyed 40 houses, Jerry Chandler, head of the Caribbean country’s civil protection agency, said yesterday.

Haiti quake kills at least 14

(Reuters) An earthquake hit northern Haiti late on Saturday, killing at least 14 people and sparking a scramble by rescue agencies to help residents of the worst-hit towns in the impoverished Caribbean country.

Sex ring busted in Trinidad

(Sunday Express) Three Colombian women who were “pimping out” girls in Trinidad and Tobago have been captured, Colombia’s state prosecutor’s office said in a statement on Wednesday.

Brazil right-wing presidential candidate wins vote but runoff likely

(Reuters) – Right-wing Congressman Jair Bolsonaro took a commanding lead in Brazil’s presidential election yesterday, but the race headed for a second round of voting between him and leftist former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad, according to exit polls and partial results.

Trinidad: Wife of MP recovering after near-death fall at home

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for Laven­tille East/Mor­vant Adri­an Leonce says his wife who suf­fered se­ri­ous in­juries to her face af­ter falling at home is re­cov­er­ing af­ter three “ex­ten­sive surg­eries.” Two weeks ago, Leonce post­ed a state­ment on so­cial me­dia ask­ing for prayers for his wife who was in a “ter­ri­ble ac­ci­dent”.

Man held in Jamaica for rape of two tourists

(JAMAICA GLEANER) The Manchester police expect that very soon, Demar Scott, the man held by the St James police in connection with the alleged rape of two guests at a resort there, will face identification parades in relation to six rape cases in Mandeville last year.