George Bush Snr hospitalised in Intensive Care Unit

Former President George H.W. Bush, who just buried his wife first lady Barbara Bush on Saturday, is in intensive care.

"President Bush was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital yesterday morning after contracting an infection that spread to his blood.

He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering. We will issue additional updates as events warrant," spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement.

Toronto death toll rises to nine; 16 injured

Toronto police say nine people are dead and 16 were injured after a van struck pedestrians in downtown Toronto.

Authorities say the white van hit the crowd of pedestrians.

Stephen Powell, district chief for Toronto Fire, confirmed that there have been multiple casualties.

A large presence of Toronto fire, police and EMS personnel are on the scene, Powell said.

The incident happened in the North York area at the intersection of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue, police said.

Powell said the suspect covered between a half-mile and a mile in the vehicle.

Ministry: Lucas was not fired as NCC chairman

The Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts is seeking to dispel all rumors that Colin Lucas was fired as chairman of the National Carnival Commission. 

A statement by the ministry says that Lucas, having been appointed to the position of chairman on November 16th, 2017, acted as Executive Chairman of the NCC for the period December 8th, 2017 to April 20th, 2018 in the absence of a Chief Executive Officer.

It states that Lucas is an experienced CEO, whose competencies match very closely those critically needed at the NCC at this time. 

Four Central men charged with possession of firearm and ammunition

Four persons appeared before a Chaguanas Magistrate today, charged with possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition.

The accused were charged by officers of the Central Division Task Force (CDTF), during an anti-crime exercise in the Chaguanas district, on Friday 20th April, 2018.