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JPS spends J$13.4m to upgrade power supply to St James communities

JPS boss Kelly Tomblin

KINGSTON, Jamaica—The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says that measures are being taken to improve the reliability of the electricity supply in some St James communities. The light and power company noted in a release that it is presently facing “challenges” in these areas, ... Read More

We gave no instructions to bar children, JUTC insists
KINGSTON, Jamaica—The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is refuting alleged claims by Oppos ... Read More

Forex: J$112.71 to one US dollar
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The US dollar on Tuesday, September 2 ended trading at J$112.71 down two cents, ... Read More

22-y-o student is Digicel's one-millionth data subscriber
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Telecoms giant Digicel today handed over $1 million to 22-year-old Kellyon ... Read More

Lennox Lewis celebrates birthday today

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 4:45 PM    

(Photo: AFP)

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis celebrates his 49th birthday today. Lewis born in the UK of Jamaican parentage knocked out Donovan Ruddock in 1992 to take the number one contender position in the World Boxing Council (WBC) rankings eventually becoming WBC champion. Lewis defeated World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) champion Evander Holyfield in November 1999 to unify the three titles and followed up with a knockout of Mik ... Read More

Bieber charged with assault over photo incident

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 4:32 PM    

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation involving a photographer, his lawyer said Tuesday. Ontario Provincial Police said Bieber, who was driving the ATV, and an occupant of the minivan "engaged in a physical altercation," Friday afternoon near Bieber's hometown of Stratford. "Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez's peaceful retre ... Read More

Bailey-Cole beats Powell in World Challenge 100m

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 4:07 PM    

File photo

KINGSTON, Jamaica—Jamaica’s Kemar Bailey-Cole got the better of compatriot Asafa Powell in the men’s 100 metre at the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Challenge meet in Zagreb, Croatia on Tuesday. Commonwealth 100m gold medallist Bailey-Cole clocked 10.07 seconds, the same time as former world record holder Powell, in tight finish. American Mike Rodgers was third in 10.10 seconds. Another Jamaican Sheldon Mitchell finished eighth. Read More

Usain Bolt the cricketer

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 3:23 PM    

(Photos: AFP & AP)

BANGALORE, (AFP) - Sprint superstar Usain Bolt said Tuesday he wanted to play cricket for Jamaica as a youngster but his father convinced him to take up track and field instead. Bolt, the world's fastest man, could have followed in the footsteps of Jamaican speedsters Michael Holding and Courtney Walsh, who struck fear into the hearts of batsmen while playing for the West Indies in the 1980s and 90s. Asked on a promotional visit to India why he did not pursue his love of cricket, the six-time ... Read More

Roger Clarke’s widow returns home

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 3:18 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Sonia Clarke, widow of the late Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke, returned to Jamaica Tuesday afternoon following the death of her husband in the United States last Thursday, August 28. She was met at the Norman Manley International Airport by a delegation of government officials led by Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and including Cabinet Ministers Dr Fenton Ferguson, Derrick Kellier, Lisa Hanna among others. The officials expressed their condolence to Clarke&r ... Read More

Video purports to show beheading of another US journalist

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 2:35 PM    

Steven Sotloff (Photo: AFP)

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists released a video posted Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as US airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people." The footage — depicting what the US called a sickening act of brutality — was posted two weeks after the release of video showing the killing of James Foley and da ... Read More

Home Depot investigates credit-card data breach

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 2:41 PM    

NEW YORK (AP) -- Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it's looking into "unusual activity" and that it's working with both banks and law enforcement. "Protecting our customers' information is something we take extremely seriously, and we are aggressively gathering facts at this point while working to protect customers," said Paula Drake, a spokeswoman at Home Depot, declinin ... Read More

UPDATE: Speeding possible cause of deadly Holland Bamboo crash

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 2:26 PM    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica -- Speeding is being identified as a possible cause for a traffic accident which left two people dead in Holland Bamboo, just west of Lacovia Monday afternoon. Police say 33 year-old taxi driver Marlon Bennett of Lacovia and Michelle Shaw of Crawford district, also in St Elizabeth, died in the crash. Four others, including Shaw’s 10-month-old son were admitted to hospital, police say. Reports are that shortly after 2:00 pm the taxi which was on its way from Black R ... Read More

JLP officials attend Seaga's sister's funeral in Cayman

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 2:13 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) officials left the island today, September 2 to attend the funeral service for Pamela Hart, sister of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga. Among the group are Opposition Leader Andrew Holness, General Secretary, Dr Horace Chang, Opposition Spokesperson on Information, Olivia 'Babsy' Grange and Dorothy Carter-Bradford. Tourism Minister, Wykeham McNeil will represent the government at the funeral in the Cayman Islands today. Grange said in release ... Read More

9-y-o girl in fatal shooting said Uzi was too much for her

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 1:07 PM    

Uzi sub-machine gun

PHOENIX (AP) — A nine-year-old girl who accidentally killed an instructor with an Uzi at an Arizona shooting range said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder, according to police reports released Tuesday. Her family members were focused on the girl because they thought she was injured by the gun's recoil and didn't immediately realize instructor Charles Vacca had been shot until one of his colleagues ran over to him. The famil ... Read More



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