June 29, 2022

Papal nuncio to Dominican Republic recalled amid child abuse allegations

From Caribbean360 SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic,– Dominican prosecutors are pursuing a criminal investigation into Jozef Wesolowski, the Vatican’s former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, after a local church representative said the pope had recalled the envoy due to allegations of child abuse. The Vatican has confirmed that Wesolowski was removed from his post and that […]

Heinz trades targeted by SEC unauthorized -Cayman Islands firm

By Nate Raymond From Berkshire Hathaway Inc. A Cayman Islands entity at the center of a U.S. investigation into possible insider trading in ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co said trades placed in its Swiss bank account were done by someone without permission. The filing by Alpine Swift Ltd late on Monday deepened a mystery over […]

Update on Cayman hit and run victim Becky Nelson

By Nicole Weskerna- [email protected] From Kane County Chronicle Fundraiser aims to help Maple Park native ‘bounce back KANEVILLE – A fundraiser is planned to help 2004 Kaneville High School graduate Becky Nelson “bounce back” from a hit-and-run accident that put her in a coma. Nelson’s aunt, Anne Carson, said Nelson has been at the Rehabilitation […]

Cholera in Cuba Update – no official reports

There have been no further official reports concerning the Cholera outbreak in Havana, Cuba from the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organisation (WHO), and no travel restrictions are in place. Meanwhile, Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams continues to remind visitors to that region to follow basic cholera prevention guidelines.  […]

Coral spawning in the Cayman Islands

Coral spawning: a rare natural wonder that fascinates and draws divers to the Cayman Islands Reef corals spend all year pretending to be rocks, but for a few special minutes each September, late at night, they explode into effervescent life as they spawn and try to reproduce. You may be able to catch the show […]

Austria police find body after siege

From BBC The BBC’s Bethany Bell says the gunman is believed to be dead Austrian police have found a body they believe is a man suspected of shooting dead three policemen and a paramedic. The charred body was discovered at the farmhouse where the man lived near Melk, Lower Austria, after special forces stormed the […]

French anger as jeweller charged with murder of thief

From BBC Anger is growing in France after a jeweller who shot and killed a teenage robber in the southern city of Nice was charged with voluntary homicide. Stephan Turk, 67, shot Anthony Asli in the back on Wednesday as he and another robber were fleeing on a scooter with gems stolen from the jeweller’s […]

Dhaka factory collapse: No compensation without DNA identification

By Jane Deith BBC News, Dhaka Earlier this year a Bangladesh clothes factory collapsed, killing more than 1,000 people. Five months later, many of the dead have yet to be identified – prolonging the anguish for relatives, and denying them the right to compensation. A summer has passed since the Rana Plaza complex crashed to […]

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff calls off US trip

From BBC Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has called off a state visit to Washington next month in a row over allegations of US espionage. The US National Security Agency (NSA) has been accused of intercepting emails and messages from Ms Rousseff, her aides and state oil company, Petrobras. The allegations were based on documents leaked […]

China woman survives 15 days trapped in well

From BBC A woman has survived 15 days trapped down a well in central China, state media have reported. Su Qixiu, 38, fell into the 4m-deep (12ft) abandoned well in Zhongfeng Village in Henan province on 1 September, Xinhua news agency reported. She survived by eating raw corn and drinking rainwater that fell into the […]