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China launches experimental moon orbiter

BEIJING (AP) — China launched an experimental spacecraft Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. The eight-day programme is a test run for a 2017 mission that aims to have a Chinese spacecraft land on th ... Read More

(Photo: Trinidad Express) Another Trinidadian discovered fighting in Syria for ISIS
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Trinidad Express) — Another Trinidadian has been unmasked fighting in ... Read More

UPDATE: New York officials: Doctor has Ebola
NEW YORK (AP) — A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to the city after tr ... Read More

Doctor in New York tests positive for Ebola
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A doctor who recently returned to New York from West Africa and was rushed ... Read More

Energy cost greatest deterrent to growth in Caribbean – Simpson Miller  

Thursday, October 23, 2014 6:49 PM    

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says the high cost of energy is the single greatest deterrent to economic growth in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. Addressing an International Monetary Fund (IMF) sponsored 2014 High-Level Caribbean Forum at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, in Rose Hall, St James, on Thursday, Simpson Miller emphasised that the country’s high energy tab continues to adversely affect local economic activities. “Quite ... Read More

Police seek ‘Coachie’ in St James double murder

Thursday, October 23, 2014 6:40 PM    

ST JAMES, Jamaica — The St James police are urging Junior Edwards, also called ‘Coachie’ to report to the nearest police station to assist in the investigation of yesterday's murder of a common-law couple in Windsor Lodge in Somerton, St James. The police say Edwards, who is also of a Windsor Lodge address, can assist with information in the double murder of 30-year- old craft technician Rohan Wilson, also called ‘Bread’ of Windsor Lodge, and 24-year-old customer ... Read More

Four in custody for Rockfort murders - Police

Thursday, October 23, 2014 6:20 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The police are reporting that four people, two of whom were named as persons of interest, following the shooting of eight people, three fatally, on St John’s Road, Kingston 2 on Wednesday, October 22, are now in custody. All four men were taken into custody today and are currently in the process of being questioned by investigators. Further the police stated that they had intensified their presence and operations in the area which have resulted in the seizure of a fir ... Read More

Government losing focus on crime - Smith

Thursday, October 23, 2014 6:13 PM    

Derrick Smith 

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Opposition spokesman on National Security, Derrick Smith, says that he is alarmed at the number of murders and shootings which have been occurring since the start of October. He has called on the Minister to use every effort to “nip the current crisis in the bud”, as any increase in crime and violence, at this time, could detonate pent up feelings of frustration and desperation which have been building up over the past year, under the current government and made ... Read More

Forex: J$112.66 to one US dollar

Thursday, October 23, 2014 5:44 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Thursday, October 23, ended trading at J$112.66, up two cents according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar closed at J$100.68, up from J$100.32 while the British pound sterling ended trading at J$180.56 down from J$181.61. Read More

MP pleads with driver of hit-and-run vehicle to come forward

Thursday, October 23, 2014 5:37 PM    

Member of Parliament for North Eastern St Elizabeth Raymond Pryce

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Member of Parliament for North Eastern St Elizabeth Raymond Pryce, is pleading with members of the Burnside community to cooperate with investigators who are pursuing the driver/owner of a Honda Civic motor car involved in a fatal collision on Wednesday in the constituency. “I am pleading with those who may have information which can help the investigators to come forward – mercy and justice requires that you do… I am appealing for the driver/ ... Read More

Trini soldiers rescue junior minister following car accident

Thursday, October 23, 2014 5:30 PM    

Minister in the Ministry of National Security, Embau Mohini

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad CMC – Two members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) dived into waters to rescue the minister in the Ministry of National Security, Embau Mohini, after his vehicle was involved in an accident on the Churchill Roosevelt Highway, east of here on Thursday morning. A statement from the National Operations Centre (NOC) said that Moheni's vehicle came into contact with another vehicle near the Oropune Walkover and as a result, his car spun out of control and ... Read More

Appleton Estate enters Guinness Records in 'World's Largest Rum Tasting'

Thursday, October 23, 2014 5:30 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — History was made recently when Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum and master blender, Joy Spence, joined forces with RumFest founder, Ian Burrell, and five other rums to achieve the Guinness World Record title of ‘World’s Largest Rum Tasting’. Approximately 350 rum enthusiasts came together during UK RumFest at the Ibis Hotel in London, England to set the record by sampling and discovering hand-picked rums from six brands, including Appleton Estate, a news r ... Read More

Boyfriend runs amok, kills two family members in Trinidad

Thursday, October 23, 2014 5:28 PM    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Police were Thursday searching for a gunman who shot and killed two members of a family, including his 21-year-old former girlfriend, Deshun Sobers. Police also confirmed that her 27 year-old brother, Trevonne, was killed and two other family members hospitalised after the un-named 30-year-old gunman walked into the family home in Enterprise in Central Trinidad and fired upon the victims. They were all rushed to the Chaguanas Health Facility where Deshun and Tre ... Read More

Police: Plane, helicopter collide mid-air in Maryland

Thursday, October 23, 2014 5:16 PM    


FREDERICK, Maryland. (AP) — A fire department official said three people were killed and two others were injured Thursday when an airplane and a helicopter collided in the air near the Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland. Captain Kevin Fox of Frederick County Fire and Rescue said the collision occurred at 3:40 pm. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that a Cirrus SR22 aircraft was heading to the airport and an R44 helicopter was involved in a training exercise whe ... Read More



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