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.

Jamaican police seeks U.S. help with major gun bust

(JAMAICA GLEANER) The Jamaican police plan to seek the assistance of their counterparts in the United States (US) to help identify the persons behind the cache of guns and over 600 assorted rounds of ammunition that were seized at the wharf in Kingston on Wednesday, law enforcement sources have revealed.

Jamaica: CXC Exams could go online in five years

(JAMAICA OBSERVER) MINISTER of Education, Youth and Education Senator Ruel Reid has reiterated that in about five years students sitting Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) subjects will do some aspects of their examinations online.

Trinidad: Young vows to find prison officer’s killer/s

-three civilians also killed

(Trinidad Express) “You touch one, you touch all of us and we are not going to accept the criminal element targeting any of our law enforcement.” This was declared by National Security Minister Stuart Young following an emergency meeting of law enforcement heads at the Ministry’s Port of Spain office yesterday to discuss the murder of Superintendent of Prisons Wayne Jackson, who was shot and killed at his home in Malabar on Tuesday night.

‘I did not lie’

-witness in murder trial of Clarendon cop insists

(Jamaica Gleaner) A day after he testified that he saw Police Constable Collis ‘Chucky’ Brown shooting his friend, a witness yesterday denied lying to the Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM).