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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Government on Wednesday announced the removal of auxiliary fees in high schools effective at the start of the next academic year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ST MARY, Jamaica — Police seized approximately 161 pounds of ganja in separate incidents at a yacht club in St James this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ST JAMES, Jamaica – A taxi operator was shot dead at his home in Tangle River, St James last night by unknown assailants.
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.