Day: March 2, 2021

Hundreds of inmates flee from Croix-des-Bouquets jail

Police in a truck with some recaptured prisoners

Police quickly recaptured some inmates but hundreds of others are still unaccounted for

More than 200 prisoners are on the run in Haiti after escaping from a jail near the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Authorities said 25 people died following Thursday’s mass escape from the Croix-des-Bouquets prison, including the prison director.

The victims included bystanders who were caught up in the violence, officials said.

One of those who fled, a powerful gang leader named as Arnel Joseph, was killed hours after escaping.

Joseph, still wearing prison ankle cuffs, was a passenger on a motorcycle that was flagged down at a checkpoint, police spokesman Gary Desrosiers said.

The motorcycle failed to stop and Joseph pulled a gun on officers who then shot and fatally wounded him, Mr Desrosiers said.

Joseph was Haiti’s most-wanted gang leader before his arrest in 2019.

Details of the escape are not clear, though it was initially reported that

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Yamaha brings Y-Connect to PH market

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Honda PH brings more power to PCX with bigger engine displacement

The local arm for Japanese motorcycle brand Honda has brought to Philippine roads the bigger displacement version of the PCX—the all-new PCX160. Now powered by a 157-cc four-valve, single overhead cam (SOHC), liquid-cooled engine, the all-new Honda PCX160 is set to provide a peak output of 15.8 horsepower. The same engine, equipped with Enhanced Smart Power Plus (eSP+) can also churn 45.1 kilometers per liter fuel consumption. To note, the 150-cc version with eSP could deliver 13.3 hp. The all-new Honda PCX160 is also fitted with new design for the LED headlight with position light, taillights and wheel design, a hazard lamp, bigger tubeless tires for better grip twin shock rear suspension and a wider digital meter panel. Some of the noteworthy features are the Idling Stop System (ISS), an upgraded USB type power outlet, and the Smart

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Kentucky man reported missing at Grand Canyon

John Pennington abandoned his car and is believed to be on a yellow motorcycle.

A 40-year-old man has gone missing at the Grand Canyon, sparking a search by the National Park Service.

John Pennington, of Walton, Kentucky, was last known to be at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, near Yaki Point, the National Park Service said.

Pennington abandoned his vehicle at Yaki Point on or around Feb. 23 and is believed to be traveling alone, possibly on a yellow motorcycle, the park service said.

Grand Canyon spokesperson Joelle Baird said Monday, “Yesterday and continuing today our aviation crew will continue aerial search reconnaissance flights.”

Rangers ask anyone who may have seen Pennington or the yellow motorcycle to call the park service’s Investigative Services Branch Tip Line at 888-653-0009.

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