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UK man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:25
LONDON (AP) — He might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card.

T&T Prime Minister condemns Canada shooting

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:54
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) - Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar has condemned the fatal shootings in Canada saying that her government stands in solidarity with Parliamentarians.

Gas prices down $1.24, diesel down $1.83

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:48
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see a decrease at the pumps in prices of diesel and gasoline effective Thursday October 22, with a reduction in ex-refinery costs from Petrojam.

US journalist heads home after Ebola recovery

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:22
OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — An American video journalist who has recovered from Ebola will soon head home to Rhode Island with his family, hospital officials said Wednesday.

Timeshare Vacations Bill passed in Lower House of Parliament

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:02
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Tourism Ministry says that timeshare vacations are to be added to Jamaica’s tourism product mix with Tuesday’s passing of the Timeshare Vacations Bill.

Total names new bosses as Russia probes CEO plane crash

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:24
PARIS, France (AFP) - French oil giant Total on Wednesday named new bosses to lead one of the world's biggest energy companies after its chief executive was killed in Moscow when his private jet hit a snowplough as it was taking off.

Govt issues guidelines to mortuaries on dealing with infectious diseases

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:53
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government has issued guidelines to operators of funeral establishments and mortuaries geared at preventing the transmission of infectious diseases as it cautions members of the public to cease spreading misinformation on Ebola.

UPDATE: Canada soldier shot near parliament has died: minister

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:44
OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) - A soldier who was shot at a war memorial at the start of an attack by one or more gunmen on Canada's parliament has succumbed to his injuries, a government minister said.

Pistorius spend first night in single jail cell

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:27
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius spent his first night of a five-year jail term in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria, said a prison official.

Three murdered in Bog Walk area

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:07
KINGSTON, Jamaica - OBSERVER ONLINE has just been informed by a resident of Bog Walk that three men were murdered a short while ago in the Pineapple Lane area of the St Catherine community.

PHOTO: Farrakhan heads home

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:26

TRINIDAD - Griffith to Abu Bakr: The evil that men doeth live after them...

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:13
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - “THE EVIL men doeth, live after them and at times even while they are still alive”.

Linstead district constable dies suddenly

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:01
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police in St Catherine North are mourning the death of  colleague.

AIDS deaths rise in Trinidad

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 06:57
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - An estimated 22,085 people in Trinidad and Tobago are living with HIV, according to UNAIDS Strategic Intervention Adviser Dr Miriam Chipimo.

Ebola riot in Sierra Leone kills two as WHO to launch vaccine trials

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 06:53
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AFP) - Tensions surrounding the Ebola epidemic raging in west Africa sparked a deadly riot in Sierra Leone as the World Health Organization (WHO) prepared Wednesday to coordinate clinical trials of an experimental vaccine against the killer virus.

UPDATE: Police kill a shooter in Canadian parliament attack

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 06:35
OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) – Police report that one of the shooters responsible for this morning’s attack on the Canadian parliament has been killed.

Ferguson travels to Cuba for Ebola assistance

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 06:20
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson will head a delegation to Cuba tomorrow, Thursday, October 23 where is expected to seek assistance for Jamaica’s Ebola monitoring and response preparedness.

At least 20 shots fired in Canada parliament: witnesses

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 05:44
OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) - At least 20 shots fired in Canada parliament: witnesses

Barbados economy expected to show growth in 2015

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 05:33
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - The Barbados economy is expected to grow by two per cent per cent next year with the Central Bank reporting that fiscal adjustment measures have reduced the deficit by nearly one per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) so far this fiscal year.

PAHO to assist Dominica in case of Ebola

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 05:31
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) - The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) has offered to assist Dominica should the deadly Ebola virus surface on the island.