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Three girls trick-or-treating in California killed in hit-and-run

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:32
LOS ANGELES, United States (AP) — Three teenage girls trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes were killed by a hit-and-run driver at a Southern California intersection Friday night, authorities said.

Compaore flees Burkina Faso capital

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:00
PARIS, France (AFP) — The ousted president of Burkina Faso has left the capital Ouagadougou and fled towards the south of the country, a French diplomatic source said yesterday.

LIME signs Konshens and Sara Lawrence

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 21:00
TELECOMS company LIME signed dancehall artiste Konshens and former Miss Jamaica World (2006) Sara Lawrence as its newest

Dead claims scam five charged

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 21:00
THE Accountant General's Department (AGD) employee and three of his co-accused who were arrested on Tuesday are alleged to have defrauded the Government entity of $19 million in the so-called dead claims scam, according to the prosecution.

No bail for accused ganja trafficker

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 21:00
A Kingston businessman who was reportedly found with just over $1.3 million in both US and Jamaican currency, and 19 pounds of ganja at his home, was again denied bail in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court.

JDF, Fire Brigade to assist with Ebola

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 21:00
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson says discussions are presently under way with the Jamaica Fire Brigade and the Jamaica Defence Force with the aim of having them play a key role in the transportation of Ebola patients, should the need arise.

Coretta's new chair

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 21:00
Coretta Vincent, the 37-year-old disabled woman who was robbed of her wheelchair on October 8, was seen riding down Spanish Town Road Thursday in the new chair donated by telecoms giant Digicel.

Slain Mann was Dudus' aide?

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 21:00
DETECTIVES probing Wednesday's brazen daylight murder of a man on the outskirts of New Kingston say they have received new information suggesting that the victim — Collin Mann — was a lieutenant of former Tivoli Gardens don Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.

Lie detector tests for 'sensitive' gov't jobs

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 21:00
THE office of the Prime Minister (OPM) heads a list of organisations that could soon be subjected to lie detector testing as Government moves to make polygraphs the norm for persons seeking to work in sensitive positions.

Rice bags costume

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 21:00
Decked in a costume made from shredded rice bags and a scary mask, this member of a jonkanoo band thrilled the busy shopping district of West Queen Street, in downtown Kingston, yesterday. (PHOTO: LIONEL ROOKWOOD)

Two killed, four injured in Kingston 13

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 20:26
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Police are now confirming that two persons were shot and killed  during a drive-by shooting incident on Galloway Road, Waltham Park, St. Andrew late yesterday evening.  

Jamaica to set up cyber incident response team

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 17:58
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Jamaica will be establishing a Cyber Incident Response Team as it moves to strengthen the country’s virtual security platform.

United scent City blood in Manchester derby

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 17:06
LONDON, England (AFP) - Scarred by a run of three games without victory, misfiring Premier League champions Manchester City will attempt to reassert their authority when they host derby rivals Manchester United this weekend.

Jamaicans in Brazil Encouraged to register on Diaspora Mapping

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 17:02
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Jamaican Embassy in Brazil has been encouraging Jamaicans living in the South American country to participate in the government’s ongoing Diaspora Mapping exercise.

Increased rainfall expected on weekend

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 16:42
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service of Jamaica says that a cold front is expected to affect the island on the weekend bringing showers to most northern parishes.

Rita Jeptoo fails doping test: Athletics Kenya

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 16:32
NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenya's Rita Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago Marathons for the last two years, has failed an out-of-competition doping test, Athletics Kenya said on Friday.

Premier League runs up US$614 million transfer deficit

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 16:16
LONDON, England (AFP) - The English Premier League ran up a record US$614 million deficit in its pre-season purchases of foreign football stars but more than covered its spending with extra TV and rights earnings around the world, a report said Thursday.

CDEMA gets € 20m grant from EU

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 16:00
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Disaster management in the Caribbean region is getting a boost with a 20 million euro grant from the European Union, according to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).

Trini money courier pleads guilty for failure to declare US$45,000 at airport

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:49
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Kevin Dyer, 29, of Chaguanas, Trinidad, was sentenced today to pay J$250,000 or serve three (3) months imprisonment for failure to declare US$45,000 at the Norman Manley International Airport.

Trinidadian courier sentenced for failure to declare cash

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:46
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Financial Investigations Division (FID) has reported that a Trinidadian courier was today (October 31) sentenced to pay J$250,000 or serve three months in prison for failure to declare US$45,000 at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.