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J'can facing drug-trafficking charges in Philadelphia

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:00
BOSTON, USA (CMC) — A Jamaican national, described by law enforcement authorities as a major marijuana trafficker, will appear in a court here tomorrow following his arrest in Philadelphia on the weekend.

Man accused of buggering 5-y-o gets bail

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:00
A Kingston labourer accused of buggering a five-year-old boy was on Monday offered $250,000 bail when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court.

Gaza celebrates long-term ceasefire deal...with gunfire

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:00
GAZA CITY, Palestine (AFP) — Celebrations erupted in Gaza yesterday as a long-term ceasefire agreed by Israel and the Palestinians went into effect, ending 50 days of the deadliest violence in a decade.

Report finds 1,400 children exploited in UK town

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:00
LONDON, England (AP) — About 1,400 children were sexually exploited in a northern England town, a report concluded yesterday in a damning account of "collective failures" by authorities to prevent victims as young as 11 from being beaten, raped and trafficked over a 16-year period.

PICA execs get protocol training

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:00
TWENTY-five senior executives of the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) have benefited from training in protocol and professional etiquette.

Lost records delay Accompong Maroons poll

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:00
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Head of the Accompong Town Maroons, Ferron Williams, says elections which are now due will be held later this year — well before the annual January 6 celebrations.

Brazilian prison riot ends; 5 dead

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:00
SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) — A two-day prison uprising in southern Brazil that left five inmates dead ended yesterday as officials met demands to transfer many of the prisoners.

Attorneys in Trayvon Martin case to assist Mario Deane’s family

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:31
KINGSTON, Jamaica —Two prominent US-based attorneys, who represented the family of murdered Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, have joined forces with Jamaican attorney Miguel Lorne to represent the grieving family of Mario Deane who was killed recently while in police custody.

Man charged with murder in killing of 2-y-o

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:16
ST ANN, Jamaica — The man who allegedly slashed the throat of two-year-old Jayheim Cooper in St Ann last Thursday has been charged with murder.

Hurricane Cristobal causes four deaths, churns towards Bermuda

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:08
MIAMI, Florida (AFP) — Strengthening Hurricane Cristobal killed at least four people in the Caribbean and then trained its deadly sights Tuesday on the holiday paradise of Bermuda, officials and meteorologists said.

Forex: J$112.77 to one US dollar

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:38
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The US dollar on Tuesday, August 26 ended trading at J$112.77 up four cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary.

Man United suffer 4-0 defeat in League Cup to third-division team

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:52
ENGLAND (AFP) — Manchester United sank to new depths on Tuesday when they crashed out of the League Cup in the second round following a 4-0 defeat at third-division Milton Keynes Dons.

September 10, new deadline for submission of Reggae Month 2015 events

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:30
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment has extended the deadline to September 10 for submission of new and existing entertainment events to be endorsed under the ‘Reggae Month – it’s Kingston for February’ 2015 calendar.

Percussionist 'Sticky' Thompson dies

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:24
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Uzziah 'Sticky' Thompson, the veteran percussionist whose career covered ska to reggae, died Monday in Florida at age 78.

JUTC says issuing of $30 tickets to the elderly will be corrected

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:02
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says it is hoping to regularise the concessionary fare tickets being issued to elderly passengers during the course of this week.

Former Accompong Colonel Peddie dies

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:53
ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica -- Former Accompong Maroon colonel, Sydney Peddie is dead, community elders have confirmed.

Beef imports from Canada to resume

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:53
KINGSTON, Jamaica—After closing its borders to Canadian beef over a decade ago Jamaica has given the green light for the country resume importation of the product.

Hanover man killed in motor vehicle crash

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:24
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A motor vehicle collision along Bay Road in Westmoreland on Tuesday, August 26 has claimed the life of 27-year-old Royan Coley of Caldwell district, Green Island, Hanover.

Education Ministry spent approximately J$1b for textbooks — Thwaites

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:26
KINGSTON, Jamaica --The Minister of Education says that just under J$1billion has been spent to provide textbooks for students islandwide. 

Instagram launches time-lapse video app for iPhone

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:55
SAN FRANCISCO, (AFP) - Facebook-owned photo-sharing service Instagram on Tuesday launched an application for capturing time-lapse videos using Apple mobile devices.