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Weather cited in Bahamas jet crash that killed 9

Dr Myles Munroe and wife Ruth Munroe

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Bad weather appears to have been a major factor in a small plane crash in the Bahamas that killed a prominent Christian minister and eight other people, according to a report released Tuesday. The Learjet carrying the Reverend Myles Munroe and members of his Bahamas Fai ... Read More

Woman assaulted for using indecent language
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A man is to be tried in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court o ... Read More

Thousands of Haiti protesters demand president to step down
PORT AU PRINCE, Haïti (AFP) — Thousands of anti-government protesters in Haiti called Tue ... Read More

Custos of Clarendon, William Shagoury Clarendon Custos lauds May Pen Hospital staff
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Custos of Clarendon, William Shagoury, has commended the members of staff ... Read More

Governor ramps up National Guard presence in Ferguson

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 5:49 PM    

National Guard deployment tripled in Ferguson, Missouri

FERGUSON, Missouri (AFP) — The governor of Missouri on Tuesday tripled the National Guard deployment in and around the riot-hit town of Ferguson in a bid to head off another night of violence. Looting erupted and businesses were set ablaze in the St Louis suburb overnight Monday, after a grand jury opted not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in August. Governor Jay Nixon told reporters that a total of 2,200 Nationa ... Read More

Forex: J$113.44 to one US dollar

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 5:38 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Tuesday, November 25 ended trading at J$113.44, up six cents according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar closed at J$100.31, up from J$99.87 while the British pound sterling ended trading at J$177.34 down from J$177.41. Read More

Traffic Authority starts charging fees for services

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 4:52 PM    

Director of the Island Traffic Authority, Ludlow Powell

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Island Traffic Authority (ITA) today announced that effective Monday, December 1, it will begin charging administrative fees for several services once offered to the public free of cost. “For a long time, the Authority has grappled with the idea of charging for many of the services it provides to the public but a decision on the matter has had to be deferred until a proper analysis of the situation could be done,” said Director of the ITA, Ludlow Powell ... Read More

TT$100K reward for info on murder of German couple

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 4:32 PM    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — A TT$100,000 reward is being offered by CrimeStoppers to anyone with information on the recent murder of German couple Hubertus and Birgid Keil in Tobago. A team of investigators, inclusive of Executive Head of Homicide Simon Lendor, is in Tobago investigating the murders. Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams who visited Tobago Monday said no effort will be spared in cracking the case. “No stone will be left unturned to ensure that we discover, ... Read More

US Senate to hold civil rights hearing after Ferguson

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 3:39 PM    

Demonstrators are confronted by police as they block a street during a protest ahead of the grand jury announcement on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri (Photo: AFP).

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Senate will hold a public hearing on civil and human rights after a grand jury's decision to not indict a policeman who killed an unarmed black youth triggered violent protests. The case of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot during an altercation with a Ferguson, Missouri police officer, sparked a national debate about race, police-community relations and civil rights in America. When it was announced Monday that a group of jurors opted against filing charg ... Read More

Opposition walks out of House of Representatives

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 3:30 PM    

Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party, Andrew Holness

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Members of the Opposition today walked out of the House of Representative after Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller refused to answer questions tabled last week by Opposition Leader Andrew Holness regarding the Outameni property purchase by the National Housing Trust (NHT). Leader of Opposition business Derrick Smith said that the normal procedure is for the Prime Minister to answer questions from the Leader of the Opposition one week after they are tabled in the Hous ... Read More

Brazilian hospital says Pele has urinary infection

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 3:01 PM    

Pele

SAO PAULO (AP) — Doctors say Brazilian soccer great Pele has a urinary infection. The Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo says the infection was diagnosed after the three-time World Cup winner underwent a series of exams after being admitted for a medical evaluation late Monday. The hospital said in a statement on Tuesday that the 74-year-old Pele is "stable." No other details were immediately available. Pele was released from the same hospital less than 10 days ago after successfull ... Read More

Haiti issues warning ahead of anti-government protests

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 2:51 PM    

Haiti's President Michel Martelly

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Haiti Justice and Public Security Minister Jean Renel Sanon Tuesday warned against breaking the laws of the country as opposition forces in Haiti announced plans for three-days of demonstrations in a bid to force the Michel Martelly government out of office. The United States Embassy in an advisory message to US citizens in the French-speaking Caribbean country, said that the demonstrations planned for November 25, 28 and 29, “are a continuation of oper ... Read More

Sierra Leone Ebola burial teams dump bodies in street

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 2:37 PM    

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AFP) -- Burial workers in eastern Sierra Leone were sacked Tuesday after snatching Ebola victims from a mortuary and dumping their bodies in the street in a pay dispute. The workers, who were on a one-day strike over non-payment of risk allowances, left at least a dozen corpses around the public hospital in the city of Kenema, once one of the epicentres of the epidemic. "I am disappointed that they displayed the bodies because of the quest for money," Paul Conteh, head ... Read More

Sex traffickers 'using Facebook' to lure victims

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 2:27 PM    

LONDRES (AFP) – Gangs are using social media sites such as Facebook to lure young women into crime and prostitution, the head of European policing agency Europol said Tuesday. Rob Wainwright said traffickers were drawing victims in by posting advertisements for childcare or cleaning vacancies and once ensnared, controlling their movements with webchats and webcams. "They are using modern technological tools to more efficiently monitor an increasing number of victims," Wainwright told the ... Read More



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