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UDC developing new fishing village at Forum in Portmore

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 14:14
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) recently unveiled layout designs for a new fishing village to be established at Sector M East, Port Henderson Road (Back Road) in St Catherine.

Tropical Depression 2 east of Lesser Antilles

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:59
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological Service of Jamaica says that at 5:00 pm Tuesday the centre of Tropical Depression Two was located near Latitude 12.9 degrees north and Longitude 49.6 degrees west or about 1,290 kilometres east of the Lesser Antilles.

 Six fined $8,000 each for stealing water

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:42
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The National Water Commission (NWC) says that six people were recently convicted in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate’s Court for stealing water.

Opposition says Paulwell ‘hustling’ Spectrum licences

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:06
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Opposition spokesman on Science, Environment and ICT, Dr Andrew Wheatley, says that Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Phillip Paulwell has been “hustling off” the country’s spectrum resources to help meet short term government commitments.

FOREX: $112.63 to one US dollar

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:59
KINGSTON, Jamaica —The US dollar on Tuesday, July 22, ended trading at J$112.63 down seven cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary.

Downsound not derailed, music studio to relocate

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:47
KINGSTON, Jamaica – CEO of Downsound Records, Josef Bogdanovich, remains positive despite the recent court judgement that demanded he shut down his business at 43 St Andrew Park and relocate.

US: No evidence of direct Russian link to plane

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:41
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior US intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement.

11 parents of Nigeria’s abducted girls die

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:08
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say.

Jamaican charged in Canadian passport fraud

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:20
TORONTO, Canada (CMC) – A Jamaican is among four persons who have been charged with buying fraudulent passports in Canada.

Security Ministry trains ‘Violence Interrupters’

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:56
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of National security expects several communities islandwide to reap benefits following the recent training and placement of 120 persons as ‘Violence Interrupters.’

Racehorse owned by Britain’s Queen fails dope test

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:35
LONDON (AP) — A racehorse owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II that won the prestigious Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last year has tested positive for the banned substance morphine.

UK gang nabbed after smuggling cocaine worth £1m in Jamaican callalloo

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:55
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Seven members of a gang that allegedly tried to smuggle £1 million worth of cocaine into Britain hidden in sealed cans of Jamaican callaloo have been jailed following extensive investigations into their activities.

Early morning escape foiled at Portmore Police Station

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:35
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prisoners at the Portmore Police Station in St Catherine were thwarted Tuesday morning in a brazen attempt to escape the lock-up.

After 3-year probe, feds to monitor Newark police

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 07:54
NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) — Newark's police department will undergo independent monitoring after a three-year federal investigation released Tuesday found what it called "a pattern of unconstitutional policing" that included excessive use of force and inadequate accountability.

US airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 07:32
UNITED STATES (AP) -- Two US airlines cancelled all flights to Israel until further notice, after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.

British experts to analyze MH17 black boxes

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:29
LONDON (AP) — Britain's prime minister says black boxes from the Malaysia Airlines plane downed in eastern Ukraine will be examined by U.K. air accident investigators.

Tropical depression moving westward in Atlantic

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 05:58
MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression is moving west in the Atlantic and is expected to degenerate over the next few days.

Dunga hired again as Brazil soccer coach

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 05:50
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil has hired Dunga as its new national team coach as he returns to a job he held four years ago.

Sailors investigated for gang-raping 11-y-o in Sri Lanka

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 04:57
COLOMBO (AFP) - Sri Lankan police were Tuesday investigating the gang-rape of an 11-year-old girl allegedly by seven sailors in the island's former war zone, a spokesman said.

Crash victims' remains reach Ukraine-held city

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 04:36
KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — The remains of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in territory held by the Ukrainian government on Tuesday on their way to the Netherlands, after delays and haphazard treatment of the bodies that put pressure on European foreign ministers meeting in Brussels to impose tougher economic sanctions on Russia.