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Slow court system delaying sale of $20 billion in seized assets

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:00
CHIEF Technical Director of the Financial Investigation Division (FID) Justin Felice says the snail's pace of the justice system is causing a delay in the sale of over $2 billion worth of seized assets.

Tears at the airport as Roger Clarke returns

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:00
SONIA Clarke stood on the tarmac of the Norman Manley International Airport trying to maintain a composed demeanour, as she locked arms with a teary-eyed Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and another woman who stood to the right of her.

'Funeral school' no more

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:00
A shift from the dull black-and-white uniform at Tarrant High to a more vibrant combination of royal blue, yellow and white has lifted the spirits of the students at the St Andrew institution.

PHOTO: Tears for Roger

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:00
Minister Portia Simpson Miller (second left), and ministers Lisa Hanna (left) and Natalie Neita-Headley weep openly over the body of Roger Clarke as his casket arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport yesterday. Looking on is Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson. (PHOTO: MICHAEL GORDON)

Ferguson bashes Opposition over chikungunya claims

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:00
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Health Minister Fenton Ferguson has rebuked political opponents for what he says are attempts to create panic with alarmist pronouncements about the chikungunya virus.

Want to give up your Jamaican citizenship?

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:00
THE Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) has advised that the renunciation of Jamaican citizenship can only be done by submitting an application to the agency.

Opposition calls for chik-V tracking centre

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:00
THE Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) wants the Government to set up a command centre to track the spread of the chikungunya virus, which it says has now reached epidemic proportions in at least four parishes.

Gov't sets up council to push growth of craft industry

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:00
GOVERNMENT has set up a craft council to facilitate sustainable development of the craft industry.


Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:00
It required two pairs of hands to carry this piece of plyboard in Lauriston, St Catherine, on Monday. (PHOTO: LIONEL ROOKWOOD)

Making dreams come true

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:00
IF the walls of the Jamaica Broilers Group (JBG) Board Room could talk, it would tell at least 6,000 tales of dreams realised and hope renewed over the last two decades.

This Day in History - September 11

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:00
Today is the 254th day of 2014. There are 111 days left in the year.

No bail for man accused of threatening wife

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:00
THE Kingston man accused of texting his wife about his daily dreams of killing her was denied bail when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Ukraine says Russia withdrawing, EU delays sanctions

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 21:00
KIEV, Ukraine (AFP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said yesterday that Russia had withdrawn the bulk of its forces from his country and he pledged greater autonomy for the separatist east in moves that could help sustain a fragile truce.

Dismemberment latest gory trend in Venezuela crime

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 20:58
CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) - Violent crime in Venezuela has taken a gory turn as a spate of dismembered bodies has turned up around the country, their detached heads and limbs often scattered far away.

Jaws actor from Bond films Richard Kiel dies at 74

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 18:56
FRESNO, California (AP) -- Richard Kiel, the towering actor best known for portraying steel-toothed villain Jaws in a pair of James Bond films, has died. He was 74.

US Embassy donates 8 forensic vehicles to Police, INDECOM

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 16:46
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The US Embassy in Kingston today, Wednesday September 10, donated eight forensic vehicles to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), and the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).

KSAC demolishes 16 ‘illegal’ buildings

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 15:59
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) has removed and demolished 16 wooden and concrete structures, in several communities, which they say were being illegally used for commercial and residential purposes.

Mike Tyson curses interviewer on live TV

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 15:05
Nathan Downer of Toronto all-news network CP24 was interviewing Tyson on Wednesday, a day after the former boxing champ visited Rob Ford at city hall amid the controversial mayor's bid for re-election next month.

KSAC working with police to tackle illegal vending -- Mayor

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 14:26
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Kingston Mayor Angela Brown Burke says that the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) has met with the police to roll out a more targeted and sustained programme to tackle illegal vending on the streets of the Corporate Area.

Forex: J$112.74 to one US dollar

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 13:09
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The US dollar on Wednesday, September 10 ended trading at J$112.74 up one cent, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary.