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Ex-cop, sister convicted of murder

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 19:10
FORMER police constable Jeffrey Peart and his sister Roxanne were yesterday convicted for the 2012 murder of 48-year-old Hanover taxi operator Delroy Frame.

Church saves robber

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 19:10
MONTEGO BAY, St James — A robber's decision to seek sanctuary in the Harrison Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Catherine Hall, St James, may have saved his life after he was chopped and chased by an angry mob which hacked one of his accomplices to death Tuesday night.

IMF monitoring impact of PetroCaribe on regional economies

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 15:45
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it is monitoring the potential impact any changes to PetroCaribe, Venezuela’s oil alliance with several Caribbean islands will have on regional economies.

Ex-cop, sister found guilty in beheading of taxi-man

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 14:12
ST ANN, Jamaica -- Ex-cop Jeffrey Peart and his sister Roxanne Peart have been found guilty by a 12-member jury in the St Ann Circuit Court for the 2012 murder of Hanover taxi operator 48-year-old Delroy Frame.

Cops found guilty of murder in Manchester Circuit Court

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:55
MANCHESTER, Jamaica -- Two policemen who were charged with the shooting death of Anthony ‘Tony’ Richards in Alligator Pond on New Year’s Day 2010 were found guilty of murder in the Manchester Circuit court today (Wednesday, November 19).

UPDATE: INDECOM probing death of St Elizabeth teacher, injury of companion

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:26
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has launched an investigation into the death of a St Elizabeth teacher and the injury of her companion by three people, one of whom is a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) .

FOREX: J$113.32 to one US dollar

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:56
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Wednesday, November 19 ended trading at J$113.32, up nine cents according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary.

Gas prices down $3.07, diesel down $2.57

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:31
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see a decrease at the pumps in prices of diesel and gasoline effective Thursday November 20, with a reduction in ex-refinery costs from Petrojam.

Missing Honduras beauty queen killed weeks before Miss World 2014 pageant

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:17
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A top police official says what appear to be the bodies of Miss Honduras 2014 and her sister have been found buried near the spa where they disappeared six days ago.

Jurors deliberating in murder trial of ex-cop

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:04
ST ANN, Jamaica -- Presiding Judge Courtney Day has wrapped up his summation in the murder trial of ex-cop Jeffery Peart and his sister Roxanne Peart.

Britain to help five Eastern Caribbean countries

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:27
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Britain is providing assistance to five Eastern Caribbean countries “to help them return to economic growth while managing the risks from external shocks”.

NBC, Netflix pull Cosby shows amid sex assault claims

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:19
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Pressure mounted Wednesday on veteran US comedian Bill Cosby over long-standing sexual assault allegations, as NBC pulled the plug on a new sitcom after Netflix postponed a planned special.

Netflix postpones launch of Cosby comedy special

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:19
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix said it is postponing Bill Cosby's upcoming stand-up comedy special, a decision that followed a growing number of allegations that the famed entertainer sexually assaulted women.

UPDATE: St Elizabeth teacher poisoned

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:08
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The male companion of a St Elizabeth teacher killed at their home early this morning is now said to be in a stable condition in hospital.

OPM Permanent Secretary was unaware of Outameni purchase

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:12
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Onika Miller, says that she was not aware of the Outameni/Orange Grove property transactions until she read it in the press last month.

Cocaine found in ropes securing food shipment from Jamaica

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:40
KINGSTON, Jamaica – An estimated £500,000 worth of cocaine, which was allegedly on a flight from Jamaica, was found hidden in ropes at the London Gatwick Airport.

Robber hacked to death in MoBay, associate saved by church members

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:18
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – One of two thieves who were on a reported robbing spree in the Catherine Hall housing scheme in St James last night was hacked to death and his associate left nursing chop wounds in hospital.

26-y-o T&T man arrested for sexually assaulting 8-y-o

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 06:10
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Trinidad Express) -- A Tobago man said to be in his twenties has been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of an eight-year-old pupil attending a primary school in Scarborough.

JPS, JSIF in $30m ‘Project Step Up’ to curb electricity theft

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 05:38
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) and Jamaica Public Service (JPS) are collaborating on a $30 million project to regularize electricity in seven inner-city communities in Kingston and St Andrew.

Suspected suicide in St Ann

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 05:29
ST ANN, Jamaica -- Twenty-six-year-old Gayon Jeffery, labourer of Highgate, St Mary is suspected to have committed suicide at the St Ann’s Bay Hospital in St Ann early Wednesday, November 19.