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UK man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court

LONDON (AP) — He might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card. A British fraudster who pretended to be quadriplegic and sometimes comatose for two years to avoid prosecution has been convicted after police caught him on camera driving and strolling around sup ... Read More

T&T Prime Minister condemns Canada shooting
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) - Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar has condemned the fatal shooti ... Read More

Gas prices down $1.24, diesel down $1.83
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see a decrease at the pumps in prices of diesel and gasol ... Read More

Left to right: Angela Hewlet, MD, Phil Smith, MD, and Shelly Schedhelm, MD, address members of the media about Ashoka Mukpo's release, at the Nebraska Medical Center October 22, 2014 in Omaha, Nebraska (Photo: AFP). US journalist heads home after Ebola recovery
OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — An American video journalist who has recovered from Ebola will soon hea ... Read More

Timeshare Vacations Bill passed in Lower House of Parliament

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:02 PM    

Minister of Tourism and Entertainment Dr Wykeham McNeil

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Tourism Ministry says that timeshare vacations are to be added to Jamaica’s tourism product mix with Tuesday’s passing of the Timeshare Vacations Bill. According to Minister of Tourism and Entertainment Dr Wykeham McNeill the legislation will further expand Jamaica’s accommodations offering while adding another tool to the island’s investment portfolio. Timeshare is a form of joint ownership or lease of a vacation property by several peopl ... Read More

Total names new bosses as Russia probes CEO plane crash

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:24 PM    

Christophe de Margerie

PARIS, France (AFP) - French oil giant Total on Wednesday named new bosses to lead one of the world's biggest energy companies after its chief executive was killed in Moscow when his private jet hit a snowplough as it was taking off. The boardroom shakeup came as the snowplough driver said he had lost his bearings and strayed on to the runway, and reports emerged that a novice air traffic controller was in charge of directing the doomed plane. In Paris, Total executives decided at an emergency ... Read More

Govt issues guidelines to mortuaries on dealing with infectious diseases

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:53 PM    

Minister of Health, Dr Fenton Ferguson (left), hands over guidelines for the operation of funeral establishments, and mortuaries, to President of the  Funeral Directors' Association, Melvin Honeyghan (right), at his downtown Kingston office, on October 21. Looking on is Chief Medical Officer, Dr Marion Bullock DuCasse.

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government has issued guidelines to operators of funeral establishments and mortuaries geared at preventing the transmission of infectious diseases as it cautions members of the public to cease spreading misinformation on Ebola. The guidelines, contained in a booklet, were developed through consultations with stakeholders in the industry and seek to formalize operational procedures, based on established standards and universal precautions for managing mortuary oper ... Read More

UPDATE: Canadian soldier shot near parliament has died

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:44 PM    

 This October 22, 2014 photo shows police and medical personnel moving a wounded Canadian soldier into an ambulance at the scene of a shooting at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo: AFP)

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) - A soldier who was shot at a war memorial at the start of an attack by one or more gunmen on Canada's parliament has succumbed to his injuries, a government minister said. "Condolences to family of the soldier killed and prayers for the parliamentary guard wounded. Canada will not be terrorized or intimidated," employment minister Jason Kenney said on Twitter. Read More

Pistorius spend first night in single jail cell

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:27 PM    

Oscar Pistorius, left, greets his uncle Arnold Pistorius, right, and other family members as he is led down to the cells of the court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. 

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius spent his first night of a five-year jail term in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria, said a prison official. He seemed confused and tired when he entered the Kgosi Mampuru facility, prison commissioner Zebilon Monama told the South African Press Association. Monama said Pistorius was tense as wardens took his fingerprints and the prison chaplain met with him soon after his prison number was issued on T ... Read More

Three murdered in Bog Walk area

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:07 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - OBSERVER ONLINE has just been informed by a resident of Bog Walk that three men were murdered a short while ago in the Pineapple Lane area of the St Catherine community. The resident said from what she was able to pick-up, the men were shot dead by gunmen, who, after murdering the men sped away in a motor vehicle. OBSERVER ONLINE is checking this incident and more will be reported shortly. Read More

PHOTO: Farrakhan heads home

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11:26 AM    

Louis Farrakhan leaving the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on Wednesday morning after the 19th anniversary staging of the Million Man March on the weekend. (Photo: Bryan Cummings)

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TRINIDAD - Griffith to Abu Bakr: The evil that men doeth live after them...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11:13 AM    

Trinidad's Minster of National Security Gary Griffith (left) and Yasin Abu Bakr

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - “THE EVIL men doeth, live after them and at times even while they are still alive”. This was a line contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by Minster of National Security Gary Griffith following the barring of Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu Bakr from Jamaica last week. Griffith, in the 12 paragraph statement entitled “Abu Bakr needs to face reality : don’t blame Trinidad and Tobago for your past actions”, said the decision to debar Bakr s ... Read More

Linstead district constable dies suddenly

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11:01 AM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police in St Catherine North are mourning the death of  colleague. Senior officials in the division Wednesday report that a district constable, who was stationed at the Linstead Police Station died on Monday. ‎ The death is being deemed as a sudden death. More information later. Read More

AIDS deaths rise in Trinidad

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:57 AM    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - An estimated 22,085 people in Trinidad and Tobago are living with HIV, according to UNAIDS Strategic Intervention Adviser Dr Miriam Chipimo. The number of new cases has also increased in recent years which is quite alarming, Chipimo said. Chipimo was speaking at a breakfast meeting yesterday (Monday) at the Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre, Port of Spain. The meeting was an initiative of the Ministry of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development held in c ... Read More



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