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Three shot dead in Manchester

MANCHESTER, Jamaica — The Manchester police say three people were killed in two separate incidents in the parish on Sunday. Dead are 74-year-old Mulgrave Rowe, 44-year-old Kenroy Montague and 47-year-old Aaron McGeahy. Reports are that Rowe was shot multiple times by unknown assailants at hi ... Read More

This placard shows a photo of Michael Brown who was killed by the police in Ferguson earlier this year. (Photo: AFP) Security stepped up ahead of Ferguson grand jury decision
FERGUSON, United States (AFP) — St Louis police erected barricades and businesses were boarded ... Read More

Ground-staff at Windward Sports Club go through mopping up operations. (Photo: WICB) PCL Cricket: Wet outfield rules out play for third straight day
LUCAS STREET, Barbados (CMC) – A wet outfield on Sunday forced the abandonment of the third da ... Read More

74-y-o St Mary man stabbed to death
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A St Mary man was this morning stabbed to death by unknown assailants whil ... Read More

Ebola surveillance may cause airport delays — Ferguson

Sunday, November 23, 2014 2:52 PM    

Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson (file photo)

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson says that persons leaving and entering the island during the Christmas period may encounter some delays due to surveillance procedures at the airports, as the Government continues its preparations to deal with the possibility of Ebola in Jamaica. “I want Jamaicans to understand that they may have to endure some inconveniences as we put protocols in place to strengthen our borders and surveillance mechanism,” Ferguson said. ... Read More

12-y-o boy with fake gun fatally shot by Ohio officer

Sunday, November 23, 2014 2:27 PM    

File photo

CLEVELAND, United States (AP) — A 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun died Sunday after he was shot by a Cleveland police officer responding to a 911 call about a person waving a gun in a park. Deputy Chief Ed Tomba said the officer fired twice after the boy pulled the fake weapon — which was lacking the orange safety indicator usually on the muzzle — from his waistband. The boy did not make any verbal threats toward the officer or point the gun, b ... Read More

Scores support 1st Natural Health Awareness Day

Sunday, November 23, 2014 1:56 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Scores of people are now at the Michi Supercenter in Kingston in support of the first Natural Health Awareness Day that is now underway. The event, being put on by Carrot Jarrett and his wife, Alisia, seeks to raise awareness of Jamaica's natural foods and herbs that can be used as medicine and to expose the natural health services and therapies. The aim is for Natural Health Awareness Day to become a regular regular fixture on Jamaica's calendar. At least one attend ... Read More

PM must replace NHT Board, protect contributors says Chang

Sunday, November 23, 2014 1:27 PM    

Opposition Spokesman on Housing Dr Horace Chang

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Opposition Spokesman on Housing Dr Horace Chang says Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller must show NHT Contributors that she has their interests at heart by removing the remaining members of the board and insisting on an immediate independent investigation of the Outameni issue. “If the Prime Minister does not act against this irresponsible board, and in particular against its chairman, it will be one more reason for us to question her leadership,” the Jam ... Read More

Another Clarendon farmer found dead

Sunday, November 23, 2014 1:00 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The body of a farmer was discovered in Crooked River, Clarendon this morning. The deceased has been identified as 39-year-old David Thompson of an address in the parish. Reports are that residents heard explosions shortly after seven Saturday night. It is said that the police were summoned but Thompson’s body was not discovered until about 8:30 today, with what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds. No motive has been established for the killing. On Friday, t ... Read More

Roger Federer's Switzerland wins Davis Cup final

Sunday, November 23, 2014 12:43 PM    

Roger Federer celebrates after helping Switzerland to win the Davis Cup final. (Photo: AP)

LILLE, France (AP) — Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse singles match Sunday as Switzerland won the Davis Cup final against France by taking an unassailable 3-1 lead. The 17-time Grand Slam champion gave Switzerland its first title in the team competition and added the only big trophy in tennis missing from his collection. The 33-year-old Federer and Stan Wawrinka had put Switzerland into a 2-1 lead Saturday with a straight sets defeat of Gasquet an ... Read More

'Hunger Games' tops US chart with $123 million on opening weekend

Sunday, November 23, 2014 12:31 PM    

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The third instalment of the blockbuster Hunger Games action movie series starring Jennifer Lawrence tallied $123 million in ticket sales to top weekend box office charts, according to studio estimates. "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" scored the year's biggest US opening and added a further $152 million at overseas box offices for a global tally of $275 million. Walt Disney's animated action film "Big Hero 6" was second, with ticket sales of $20.1 million ... Read More

Human rights group says US immigration plan 'laudable but incomplete'

Sunday, November 23, 2014 10:11 AM shield 4.7 million from deportation 

WASHINGTON, (CMC) – A major human rights group in the United States has described as “laudable but incomplete” President Obama’s executive actions to fix the US’ “broken immigration system” by halting deportations of certain undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants. On Saturday, Human Rights Watch noted that the president’s decision will protect millions of people from the “corrosive threat of removal”. “The plan outlined, wh ... Read More



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