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Pistorius family decry claim he beat victim with cricket bat

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 22:00
Johannesburg, South Africa (AFP) — Oscar Pistorius’s family yesterday condemned a new book alleging that the amputee Olympic sprinter beat his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp with a cricket bat before he killed her three years ago.

Gayle raises eyebrows with ‘Blush’ baby name

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 22:00
New Delhi, India (AFP) — West Indian batsman Chris Gayle has raised eyebrows by saying he named his baby daughter “Blush”, a nod to an infamous sexism scandal which engulfed him in January.

Tridents owner Mallya fighting battle to stave off creditors

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 22:00
MUMBAI, India (CMC) — Barbados Tridents millionaire owner, Vijay Mallya, continues to be dogged by financial controversy and was Thursday fighting a legal battle to stave off creditors who are seeking to recover more than US$1.4 billion from him, following the collapse of his Kingfisher Airlines.

Eight relatives fatally shot in Ohio; killer thought to be loose

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 15:50
PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — Eight members of a family, including a mother sleeping in a bed with her 4-day-old baby next to her, were fatally shot in the head on Friday, leaving their rural town reeling while a manhunt was launched for whoever's responsible.

Energy Minister hails Rainforest Seafoods' solar energy project

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 15:18
ST JAMES, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Energy, Science, and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley has welcomed the installation of a 300-kilowatt solar energy generating system at Rainforest Seafoods Limited’s Freeport, St James location.

Weekly Round-up: Auxiliary fees to be removed...Massive fire downtown...Blake no longer a beast

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 15:00
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Government on Wednesday announced the removal of auxiliary fees in high schools effective at the start of the next academic year.

University status for Maritime Institute a priority — Minister Henry

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 14:48
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Transport and Mining Mike Henry says he will be fast-tracking legislation to accord the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) university status.

INDECOM probing fatal shooting in St James

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 14:13
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) says it has launched an investigation into the fatal shooting of a civilian in Montego Bay, St James at approximately 2:30 am Friday.

NWC pipe laying project forces Asheheim Road traffic diversion

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 14:06
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The National Water Commission (NWC) is advising the public that emergency remedial works on the Ashenheim Road sewer line in Kingston will result in unavoidable traffic diversions and delays in that area of the city.

Forex: J$122.67 to one US dollar

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 13:16
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaican dollar on Friday, April 22, ended trading at J$122.67, up by three cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary.

UPDATE: St Vincent pastor, family members in court for wounding

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 13:08
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) – A pastor and two other members of his family, including his wife, were released on EC$5,000 (One Ec dollar =US$0.37 cents) bail each after they appeared in court here Friday on a charge of unlawfully and maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm on a man.

Abide by colour-coding law or face prosecution Transport Authority warns cabbies

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:36
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Transport Authority is today warning operators of hackney carriages and route taxis to abide by the recently implemented colour-coding specifications or face prosecution.

Over 160 pounds of ganja seized in St James

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:26
ST MARY, Jamaica — Police seized approximately 161 pounds of ganja in separate incidents at a yacht club in St James this week.

Source of bad gas not identified in report

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:16
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley, has acknowledged receipt of the final report from the Petroleum Trade Reform Committee regarding last year’s reports of contaminated gasoline being sold to the public.

 Woman allegedly robbed by man she met on Facebook

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 12:07
MANCHESTER, Jamaica — A man accused of robbing a Manchester girl whom he met on Facebook of her cellular phone and tablet after inviting her to spend time with him in Kingston was remanded when he appeared in court on a larceny by trick charge.

What killed Prince? Autopsy seeks answers

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:13
CHANHASSEN, United States (AFP) – Stunned fans of Prince looked Friday to an autopsy to help lift the mystery around the sudden loss of one of the music world's most respected and beloved figures.

Jamaica signs agreement on Climate Change

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 09:36
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith, joins representatives of over 150 countries who will sign the Paris Agreement on Climate Change today, April 22, at a special event convened by UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York.

Cops fatally shoot man in MoBay

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 09:25
ST JAMES, Jamaica – A man was fatally shot during an alleged confrontation with the police on Cottage Road, Montego Bay in St James this morning (April 22), the Jamaica Constabulary Force has reported.

Taxi operator shot dead in St James

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 08:41
ST JAMES, Jamaica – A taxi operator was shot dead at his home in Tangle River, St James last night by unknown assailants.

Plastic explosives found in Trench Town

Fri, 04/22/2016 - 08:36
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) says a team of soldiers and police personnel discovered a tube of C4 plastic explosive and a home-made shotgun during an operation in the gritty community of Trench Town, Kingston.