Unrest

Dominicans go to the polls

Dominicans are casting their votes in national elections today.

They are deciding whether Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) get another term in office; or whether Lennox Linton and his United Workers Party (UWP) will get the mandate.


Dominica PM Roosevelt Skerritt is hoping for another term in office

 

International: Tear gas, flames and 35 dead as Venezuela crisis flares

Thousands of protesters were met with plumes of tear gas in Venezuela's capital Wednesday, just a short distance from where President Nicolas Maduro delivered a decree kicking off a process to rewrite the polarized nation's constitution.

The death toll now stands at 35 since the unrests began.

Surrounded by top-ranking socialist officials, a riled-up Maduro told supporters dressed in red outside the National Electoral Council that the constitutional assembly was needed to instil peace against a violent opposition.