Yearly Archives

2015

Turbulence on Air Canada flight from China injures 21

(BBC) A Canada-bound airliner was forced to make an emergency landing after severe turbulence injured 21 passengers, including three children, officials said.The Air Canada flight from Shanghai to Toronto was diverted to Calgary after the…

Brussels police detain six over ‘New Year terror plot’

(BBC) Police in Brussels have detained a further six people in connection with an alleged plot to target the city on New Year's Eve, prosecutors say.Cities around the world have heightened security measures as New Year celebrations get…

Cuba needs law against gender violence, activists say

(Caribbean360) Activists and researchers dedicated to the study of gender violence in Cuba insist on the need for a comprehensive law to protect the victims and prevent the problem, which was publicly ignored until only a few years ago in…

Bill Cosby charged with indecent assault

Prosecutors in the US have charged comedian Bill Cosby with aggravated indecent assault over an alleged incident in 2004.It is the first time Mr. Cosby, 78, has been charged with any offence, after months of accusations.Andrea Constand…

Bank Of Commerce Payout Underway

(ZIZ News) -- Former customers of the Bank of Commerce are having a Merry Christmas as they are now receiving payments after the bank went into liquidation about 30 years ago.Walter Simmonds, the official Liquidator of the Bank of…

New Agriculture Policies Coming

(ZIZ News) -- The Agriculture sector can expect major changes in 2016.While speaking during a recent radio interview, Prime Minister, Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris said new policies will be implemented to enhance the Agriculture sector.He…

Nicha B’s Next Moves

(ZIZ News) -- The Federation’s new Groovy Soca Monarch is on a mission to further expose St. Kitts and Nevis on the world stage, through music.After winning the soca title on Wednesday 23rd December, Nicha B, in an interview with ZIZ…

Missouri floods close Mississippi near St Louis

(BBC) A five-mile (8km) section of the Mississippi River near St Louis, Missouri, has been closed to vessels as rising water levels caused "hazardous conditions", the US Coast Guard said.Storms and tornadoes have lashed the region in…

Dagestan gunmen kill tourist at fortress in south Russia

(BBC) Gunmen have shot and killed one person and wounded 11 others at the Derbent citadel in Dagestan, a Unesco World Heritage site in the North Caucasus.The tourists were attacked on Tuesday night outside the fortress in Derbent, one of…

Troops battle rebels for key southern town

(BBC) Government forces are battling rebels for control of a strategically important town in southern Syria.An army statement said troops and militiamen were advancing into Sheikh Miskeen on several fronts and had reached the main square.…

Cops seize homemade firearm in St Elizabeth

(Jamaica Observer) Jamaica – The Malvern police are reporting that they seized a homemade firearm in Retirement district, Malvern, St Elizabeth today.Reports are that about 8:00 am, a team of officers conducted an operation when an…

A passport to save the economy | Sir Ronald Sanders

(Caribbean 360) Antigua – Several countries in the Caribbean now operate a Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) under which high-worth foreigners can obtain citizenship and passports of these countries.The CIP has detractors both…