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Impassable Roads due to  rain

KINGSTON, Jamaica- In a news release a short while ago, the Police has advised members of the public and motorists that sections of Hagley Park Road, Three Miles, Portia Simpson Miller Square and Marcus Garvey Drive in St. Andrew are now impassable due to flooding. Motorists are therefore being adv ... Read More

Limited choices for dates of international matches says JFF
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) in a release issued a short while ago says ... Read More

Martin Guptill Leading World Cup batting and bowling figures
SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) - Leading batting and bowling figures at the 2015 World Cup on Sunday, the f ... Read More

Michael Clarke's final flourish as Australia win fifth World Cup
MELBOURNE, Australia (AFP) - Michael Clarke hit 74 in his last one-day international to lead Austral ... Read More

Sierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola

Sunday, March 29, 2015 2:49 PM    

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days beginning Friday, except for religious services, as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola. Thousands of teams were out reminding people how Ebola is spread and how to prevent it. Teams were also going to search for Ebola cases, particularly in regions around the capital and in the north, where flare-ups persist. Streets were largely empty Friday except for pol ... Read More

Grandma is a centerfold: Rest home bares all for calendar

Sunday, March 29, 2015 2:43 PM    

AKRON, Ohio (AP)- The stars of a charity calendar are in their 80s and 90s, but that didn't stop the men and women from an assisted living facility in Ohio from showing a little skin. Miss March, who's 88, wears a green top hat and not much else in the calendar from Pleasant Pointe Assisted Living, and the centre-folds are two women in their 90s who seem to be playing poker with strategically placed oversize cards. Flip to February and you'll see a smiling, white-haired Dottie Rutter soaking i ... Read More

Air Canada plane 'exits' Halifax runway leaving 23 injured

Sunday, March 29, 2015 1:30 PM    

MONTREAL, Canada (AFP)- At least 23 people were hurt and petrified passengers described how they feared for their lives when an Air Canada plane careened off a runway in heavy snow at Halifax airport on Sunday. All but one of the injured were later released from hospital but the incident caps a traumatic week for the airline industry, coming five days after a pilot killed himself and 149 others when he slammed his Germanwings plane into the French Alps, obliterating the aircraft. Like the doom ... Read More

In line under the sun, Nigerians wait to finish voting

Sunday, March 29, 2015 12:26 PM    

LAGOS, Nigeria (AFP) - Life returned to normal in Nigeria's financial hub of Lagos on Sunday after the presidential election. Worshippers walked to church, shops and eateries reopened and traffic was on the streets. But for some like 71-year-old Amidu Adegoke and more than 100 others outside a polling station in Oworonshoki area of the city, voting was not over yet. The retired carpenter's polling station was one of about 300 across the country affected on Saturday by either a lack of election ... Read More

Grateful Singapore gives Lee Kuan Yew a hero's funeral

Sunday, March 29, 2015 12:15 PM    

SINGAPORE, Singapore (AFP) - More than 100,000 people lined Singapore's streets to bid farewell to its founding father Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday, officials said as a week of mourning ended in the city-state he led to prosperity. Torrential rain soaked the crowds as howitzers fired a 21-gun salute to the country's first prime minister and jet fighters screamed across the sky in a grand farewell normally reserved for a head of state. "The light that has guided us all these years has been extinguish ... Read More

Holness to detail JLP's 'Poverty to Prosperity' campaign

Sunday, March 29, 2015 12:16 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Opposition Leader and Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Andrew Holness will be deliver the main address later today (Sunday March 29) at the Area Council Two rally and gospel concert slated for the South West St Catherine offices of Area Council chairman Everald Warmington. Holness in his first major public event since the Court of Appeal ruled against him on Wednesday last on the matter regarding the undated letters of resignation from the Senate involving Arthur Wi ... Read More

Agriculture minister cautions against importing pork

Sunday, March 29, 2015 11:47 AM    

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - Minister of Agriculture Derrick Kellier has cautioned consumers and stakeholders in the food industry, not to panic in the face of the reported shortages in the pork industry and to resist the urge for imported alternatives. "I wish to refer to the current situation as it relates to the reported shortages in the pork industry. While we appreciate that there may be current tightness in the market, we need to resist the urge to open (the) flood gates of importation and ther ... Read More

St Elizabeth Police arrest and charge two men for gun offences

Sunday, March 29, 2015 11:42 AM    

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica - Detectives attached to the St Elizabeth Police Division arrested and charged two men for breaches of the Firearms Act in Carby district in the parish yesterday. Both men aged 18 and 21 years are from Carby district. The men were charged for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition and are both scheduled to appear in the Santa Cruz Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, March 31.   Read More

Caribbean nationals among 200 immigrants convicted of sex crimes in the US

Sunday, March 29, 2015 11:36 AM    

WASHINGTON, United States of America (CANANEWS) The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says several Caribbean nationals are among 200 immigrants who have been convicted of sex crimes under a Sex Offender Registration (SOR) initiative that started two years ago. The 200 immigrants were convicted of crimes such as sexual assault and battery, rape and indecent exposure. The ICE reports that those arrested and convicted were from Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Vietnam, ... Read More

Jamaica smothers Puerto Rico 7-3 in Beach Soccer

Sunday, March 29, 2015 11:18 AM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica-Jamaica, paced by a four-timer from Rohan Reid, pounded Puerto Rico 7-3 in their opening Group A game of the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship in El Salvador yesterday.  Daemion Benjamin, captain Andre Reid and Gregory Simpson added to Jamaica’s tally. The two teams started out fast and alternated goals, until late in the second period when Jamaica seemed to hit another gear and began hitting goals to put their opponents in too big a whole to climb out of. The wi ... Read More



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