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Police arrest 7, including a murder suspect during exercise

Express - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 21:04
A murder suspect is among seven persons who are currently in police custody following police exercises in the Western Division on Tuesday night.

Frightened dog found

Express - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 21:03
This dog was found along the driveway of a private residence on Warner Street, St Augustine, shortly after midnight yesterday.

When the Ortoire River glows

Express - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:59
OF all the scandalous stories this year involving politicians, presidency and police, the more than 400 murders, 46 police killings, the unrelenting road death toll, and a general election campaign well under way, readers might be pleasantly surprised to learn that the most-read online story on the Express website for all of 2014 was about... plankton.

Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo dead at 82 – WSJ

Stabroek - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:56
ALBANY, N.Y., (Reuters) – Mario Cuomo, the three-time governor of New York who turned down several invitations to seek the U.S. presidency, has died at the age of 82, The Wall Street Journal...

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Shocking surgery

Express - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:34
There were two surgical operations conducted in 2014 that caused controversy in this country.

COP: No justification for abuse of disabled man

Express - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:32
Congress of the People (COP) political leader Prakash Ramadhar on Wednesday called for swift action to be taken against the two Special Reserve Police Officers (SRP) who abused a disabled man.

Jail for stealing from friend

Express - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:31
A MAN who stole $7,000 worth of clothing from his sleeping friend began the new year in prison, where he will stay for 18 months. Michael Edwards said he took the clothing and $300 because he was homeless.

Two held in weed find

Express - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:29
POLICE arrested two Penal men on Monday after over $7,000 worth in marijuana was allegedly seized in their home.

Ben Stokes joins Melbourne Renegades for rest of Big Bash season

Guardian Sport - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:28

England player comes in to replace New Zealander Jesse Ryder, who has suffered a back injury

The Melbourne Renegades have signed England all-rounder Ben Stokes for the rest of the T20 Big Bash League season to replace injured New Zealander Jesse Ryder.

Ryder suffered a back injury which will prevent him playing in the competition.

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An environmentally aware new year

Express - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:27
UNLIKE individual resolutions, the environment doesn’t get to make a fresh start with the dawn of each new year.

Health, happiness high on 2015 wish list

Express - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:21
Yesterday marked the beginning of a new year. And for most people, anything new signals change —whether it is a change of attitude, job and even the change of one’s image.

Arima vendors thank mayor

Express - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 20:18
The Arima Vendors Association held a ceremony on Wednesday to publicly express gratitude to Arima Mayor George Hadeed and the Arima Borough Corporation for the mayor’s intervention which saw a designated additional shopping area on Green Street, Arima, for expanded vending facilities in the royal chartered borough.

Mile Jedinak and Katrina Gorry named FFA players of the year

Guardian Sport - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 19:56

Crystal Palace midfielder and Brisbane Roar star named as Australia’s best players by panel of national team coaching staff

Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak has won another award for his standout 2014, named Football Federation Australia’s footballer of the year on Friday.

The honour - voted on by a panel of national team coaching staff - comes a month after the Crystal Palace midfielder was recognised as Asian football’s international player of the year.

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Steven Gerrard: defining moments from his Liverpool career – in pictures

Guardian Sport - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 19:37

Liverpool’s captain is set to announce that he will leave the club at the end of the season and will move abroad, possibly to play in the United States. Steven Gerrard has become a hero at the club, arguably the club’s most iconic player since Kenny Dalglish. Here we look back at some of the moments that helped define his status as one of Liverpool’s greatest ever players

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Steven Gerrard makes right call in ending a remarkable Liverpool career

Guardian Sport - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 19:25
The 34-year-old was one of the world’s best players at his peak but his influence on his boyhood club has been in deterioration for some time
Steven Gerrard set to leave Liverpool at end of the season
In pictures: defining moments from Gerrard’s career
Match report: Liverpool 2-2 Leicester

The first thing to say about Steven Gerrard is simply this: he has been a tremendous captain and player for Liverpool. Yes, the deterioration has been sharp and it might be that, deep down, he will acknowledge he has never shaken last season’s ordeal out of his system. Or, indeed, what happened in the World Cup when the lingering memory for those of us in the England press corps came on the final morning, in a windowless room at the Urca training centre, as he slumped in his chair, wearing a week’s worth of stubble and staring into the distance. He was “hurting bad, broken”. It may be that he is still carrying that with him.

Gerrard has always been tremendously hard on himself and it will have pained him that his deterioration has been so obvious. He is 35 on his next birthday, on the date of the FA Cup final, and plainly that is not an impossible age to continue for Liverpool when we see Frank Lampard, 23 months his senior, still excelling in Manchester City’s colours. Yet Sir Alex Ferguson once described Lampard as a “freak” because of the way he barely missed a match and applied the same word to explain Ryan Giggs’s longevity. Gerrard has a different playing style: the all-action hero, the leader, the man who would throw himself into tackles and take it upon himself to try to grab a game by its lapels. And age catches up with even the greatest in the end.

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The Eagle has landed!

Stabroek - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 19:21
Lindley Geborde (the legendary eagle) and his partner at Georgetown Club last night.

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Gerrard Liverpool's greatest ever?

BBC Sport - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 19:13

China New Year crush victims mainly young women

Observer - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 19:11
SHANGHAI, China (AFP) - China on Friday mourned the 36 dead from a New Year's Eve crush on Shanghai's famed waterfront, as the city government revealed the victims were mainly young women.

Friday's gossip column

BBC Sport - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 19:06
Reaction to Steven Gerrard's Liverpool exit, Man Utd target Paul Pogba, Didier Drogba to retire and become Chelsea coach, plus more.

Kemar 'Taxi' Lawrence keeps professional goal in sight

Observer Sport - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 19:05
IT is every football player's dream to one day gain a professional overseas contract, and Reggae Boy Kemar Lawrence is one of them.