A motorcade carrying former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide was shot up in Port-au-Prince Monday in an apparent assassination attempt. Aristide, Haiti’s first democratically elected president, was leaving a courthouse when shots were fired directly at the vehicle in which President Aristide was a passenger, The attackers were reportedly wearing police uniforms. The former President had earlier given testimony in a money laundering case against Jean Anthony Nazaire, former commissary of the Haitian national police, when the bullets flew towards his car.

Five Jamaican correctional officers and three inmates are now facing corruption charges after police officers from the Major Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) stepped up a probe into illegal activities inside the nation’s penal facilities. The arrested inmates are alleged to have acted in consort with correctional staff and persons outside of the institutions. 40 mobile phones and other digital devices including SIM cards and an IPad tablet were also seized during the crackdown.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9 jolted Trinidad and Tobago on Monday but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.T he Seismic Research centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI), said that the quake, which occurred at 3.01 pm had a depth of 10 kilometres. The quake was felt Port of Spain and Arima, as well as in Scarborough, the capital of Tobago

And in sports…
Trinidad and Tobago have recalled experienced striker Kenwyne Jones to the national football squad ahead of the country’s crucial World Cup qualifiers against Mexico and Panama later this month. Newly-apponited coach Dennis Lawrence will attempt to revive a fledgling campaign, which began with back-to-back losses to Costa Rica and Honduras

Here’s What’s trending
The Jamaican government has implemented a ban on the importation of corned beef originating in Brazil. Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda made the announcement during an emergency meeting yesterday. The move follows reports that several major Brazilian meat processors have been selling rotten beef and poultry. The companies implicated supply 99-point-5 per cent of the corned beef to Jamaica.

For Tomorrow’s weather forecast
It will be mostly sunny in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties with a high of 82 and a low of 66.


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