Almost three years after Hurricane Katrina, nearly 40 000 families still are living in vulnerable mobile homes and trailers across the United States Gulf Coast with another hurricane season just two months away, the top US disaster official said on Wednesday.
The opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) appeared to win power in a cliffhanger election on Monday but the ruling party, facing the end of an 18-year reign, served notice it would likely challenge the result. Election officials said the JLP won 31 of the 60 seats in Parliament in a preliminary vote count.
Hurricane Dean is expected to grow into a ferocious category-five storm as it passes Jamaica and nears Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and the oil and gas rigs of the Gulf of Mexico after it smashed into several Caribbean islands, the United States National Hurricane Centre said on Friday.
The 2007 Atlantic hurricane season will be far more active than usual with 17 tropical storms, of which nine will grow into hurricanes, a noted United States forecasting team founded by William Gray said on Tuesday. The 2005 season was a record-breaker with 28 storms and 15 hurricanes.
Jamaican police were still looking at match-fixing on Monday as a possible motive for the murder of Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer but have found no reference to it on his computer. The cricket world has been rife with speculation that the strangulation of one of the world's best known cricket coaches involved cheating in matches.
A week after the murder of Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer, Jamaican police sifted through security video for clues on Sunday. They denied any knowledge of a row reported in media involving Pakistani players and coaches after a shocking World Cup loss to Ireland.
Pakistan's cricketers were expected to fly home from the World Cup later on Saturday with police denying rumours that arrests had been made over the murder of their coach Bob Woolmer. Two Pakistani team officials were staying behind in Jamaica when the team departed, primarily to deal with issues surrounding Woolmer, said Jamaica deputy police commissioner Mark Shields.