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Five inmates flee prison in Haiti; 2 recaptured

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 15:03
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Authorities in Haiti say five inmates escaped from a prison, in the country's second jail breakout reported in less than two months.

Clarendon man charged after police find firearm on his property

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 14:24
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A 34-year-old man of Kemps Hill district in Clarendon was arrested and charged for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition on Saturday, September 20.

Unidentified body found in Port Maria

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 12:54
KINGSTON, Jamaica--The body of an unidentified man was found in Quebec district, Port Maria, St Mary early Saturday.

449 firearms seized by police since January

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 12:44
KINGSTON, Jamaica—The seizure of six firearms and 60 rounds of ammunition Saturday morning in the Rosemount community of Montego Bay, St James has brought the total number of illegal firearms and ammunition seized to 449 and 7637 respectively since the start of the year, the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force (MOCA) says.

Singer Keyshia Cole arrested on suspicion of battery

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 10:25
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say Grammy-nominated R&B singer Keyshia Cole has been arrested on suspicion of battery after an altercation early Friday morning in Los Angeles.

Marijuana has potential to be Caribbean's economic panacea, says USVI legislator

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 09:55
ST THOMAS, United States Virgin Islands (CMC) -- A United States Virgin Islands (USVI) legislator has told Caribbean tourism officials that it is time for them "to adapt and adopt" marijuana as a Caribbean commodity, saying it has the potential to become a panacea to the region's economic problems.

PHOTOS: Coastal Clean-up Day at Palisadoes

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 09:41
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Today, Saturday, September 20, is International Coastal Clean-up Day and volunteers all over the island are involved in removing debris from beaches and polluted coastal areas.

UPDATE: 6 guns seized at 'unauthorised' MoBay dance, senior cop says

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 08:12
ST JAMES, Jamaica -- The St James Police are reporting the seizure of six firearms and over 60 rounds of ammunition, as well as a motor vehicle, during an operation in the Rosemount Square early this morning.

Boko Haram 'kill several' as they loot Nigeria market

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 07:32
KANO, (AFP) - Boko Haram gunmen stormed a crowded market in Nigeria's restive northeastern state of Borno, killing several people and carting away food, witnesses said Saturday.

New Zealand prime minister wins 3rd term in office

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 07:14
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Prime Minister John Key won an emphatic victory Saturday in New Zealand's general election to return for a third term, a result that will be seen as an endorsement of the way his National Party has handled the economy.

Police report seizure of firearms at Mario Deane's wake

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:41
KINGSTON, Jamaica —The police have reported that six illegal firearms were seized at the wake early Saturday for 31-year-old construction worker Mario Deane, who was beaten to death early August while in custody at the Barnett Street lock-up in Montego Bay.

Professor says talented athletes should remain at home

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:33
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Deputy Principal of the University of Technology (UTech), Professor Khofi Nkrumah-Young, is advocating that talented Caribbean athletes study and train at home, and represent local universities on the international stage.

Dismembered body of Clarendon farmer found

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 06:08
KINGSTON, Jamaica—The dismembered body of an elderly Clarendon farmer was discovered by residents at Corned District in the parish Friday morning.

Attorney on fraud charges returns to court on October 10

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 05:42
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Attorney-at- law Arlene Beckford, who allegedly defrauded one of her clients of almost J$2 million in a real estate deal, had her case on Friday rescheduled for mention in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court to October 10.

Security guards seize firearm from gunman

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 05:32
Reports from the Freeport Police are that about 3:30 pm the security guards were on their routine patrol, when on reaching the intersection of Howard Cooke Boulevard and Barnett Street; came up on a group of men on motorcycles.

UWI/UTech Sports Championship today

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 04:47
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The 5th annual renewal of the UWI/UTech Sports Championships will be staged today on the grounds of the University of the West Indies, Mona.

Be more responsible with inland waste — NEPA

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:00
ON International Coastal Clean-up Day, which Jamaica observes today along with roughly 100 other countries worldwide, the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is urging Jamaicans to pay stricter attention to their garbage disposal practices.

It's Coastal Clean-Up Day

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:00
THOUSANDS of Jamaicans are today participating in the removal of garbage and other debris from the nation's beaches, as Jamaica observes International Coastal Clean-Up Day (ICCD).

DPP: Jamaica must rise above 'informer fi dead' culture

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:00
DIRECTOR of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn is imploring Jamaicans to be responsible and rise above the 'informer fi dead' culture, in support of the fight against crime.

Zip ‘jock’ to plead guilty in US scamming case

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 22:00
JAMAICAN disc jockey ZJ Wah Wa plans to change his plea to guilty when he returns to Federal District Court in North Dakota on September 25.