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Japan provides $96 million grant for disaster recovery equipment

Dr Peter Phillips (left) and  Japan’s Ambassador to Jamaica, Yasuo Takase, exchange signed copies of  Exchange Notes earlier today.

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Government of Japan has made available to Jamaica a provision of $96 million (¥100 million) in grant funding for the purchase of medical supplies and heavy equipment. Finance and Planning Minister, Dr Peter Phillips and Japan’s Ambassador to Jamaica, his Exce ... Read More

Government not returning to monopoly situation - Paulwell
MONTEGO BAY, St James – “I want to assure you that as the person who was involved in lib ... Read More

Shooter kills four cousins and three others in Missouri murder spree
Washington, United States (AFP) - A gunman who killed seven people in rural Missouri before turning ... Read More

Everard Owen Trident hotel without power after Friday afternoon fire
PORT ANTONIO, Portland – Owner and CEO of the Geejam Collection Jon Baker says operations are ... Read More

Mexico official: Police capture top capo 'La Tuta' Gomez

Friday, February 27, 2015 6:35 PM    

  MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) — Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to Mexican officials. Gomez was arrested in a house in Morelia, the capital of the western state of Michoacan, without a shot fired, according to a Mexican official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the case. He said the ... Read More

Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead

Friday, February 27, 2015 6:32 PM    

Russian police investigate the the body of Boris Nemtsov, a former Russian deputy prime minister and opposition leader at Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic former deputy prime minister turned Russian opposition leader, was shot and killed in Moscow Saturday, officials said. Nemtsov's death comes just a day before a planned protest against President Vladimir Putin's rule. The Kremlin said that Putin will personally oversee the investigation. Nemtsov, who was 55, was a sharp critic of Putin, assailing the government's inefficiency, rampant corruption and the Kremlin's policy on Ukraine, which ... Read More

Senior tax officer among three arrested by MOCA

Friday, February 27, 2015 6:18 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Three men including a senior collector of taxes were arrested today by the Police following simultaneous raids in St Thomas and Kingston and St Andrew. In a release the Police stated that the operations conducted today were another phase of its efforts in dealing with the issuing of driver’s licences and other documents. “Today’s operations are another phase in the multi-agency probe into irregularities into the process by which persons are granted ... Read More

Smoke affects visibility on Mandela Highway

Friday, February 27, 2015 4:24 PM    

Smoke coming from Riverton City dump(File photo)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The police have advised that a section of the Mandela Highway is currently clouded with smoke coming from the Riverton City dump in Kingston. Motorists are being advised to proceed with extreme caution. Read More

‘Amber Rose hired me for buttocks injections’, claims transgender woman

Friday, February 27, 2015 3:56 PM    

Amber Rose

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip-hop artist charged with killing a London break dancer with an illegal buttocks injection name-dropped her way through testimony Friday, claiming that one of the celebrities who sought her out became "a walking billboard" for her work. Padge-Victoria Windslowe claimed model Amber Rose started receiving injections from her before she became famous and continued until two days before the 20-year-old woman's 2011 death at an airport hotel. She said under cros ... Read More

Parchment opens season at Gibson McCook Relays

Friday, February 27, 2015 3:33 PM    

Hansle Parchment

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Sprint hurdler Hansle Parchment is set to open his track and field season at the 39th staging of the Gibson McCook Relays on Saturday, February 28 at the National Stadium in St Andrew. The 110 metre hurdles national record holder is expected to line up in the 4X400 metre relays for the University of the West Indies. Parchment will be using the meet as part of his early season preparations as he continues his progression ahead of the national trials. “I am excite ... Read More

Man arrested for false report on abduction of Canadian

Friday, February 27, 2015 3:10 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The St Andrew South Police have confirmed that a man is now in custody for creating public mischief after it was revealed that an abduction report he made on Thursday, February 26 was a hoax. Reports from the Duhaney Park Police are that about 8:30 am a man visited the station and reported that his female companion, a Canadian, had been abducted. Subsequent investigations revealed that his report was false. The identity of the man is being withheld pending further inv ... Read More

Unidentified man fatally shot in Montego Bay robbery

Friday, February 27, 2015 3:00 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The police are investigating the shooting death of an unidentified man on Jarrett Terrace in Montego Bay, St James on Thursday, February 26. Reports from the Barnett Street Police are that about 4:45 pm, the deceased man was one of two customers at a business place when two armed men entered and proceeded to rob the establishment of $50,000 and the cashier’s personal belongings.  The gunmen reportedly fired several shots before escaping. The deceased was sh ... Read More

Excessive taxation will restrict investment in Jamaica – enough is enough, says Digicel’s Barry O’Brien 

Friday, February 27, 2015 2:43 PM    

Digicel’s outgoing CEO Barry O’Brien

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Digicel’s outgoing CEO Barry O’Brien has urged the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) to question and challenge any additional taxation that might be levied on businesses in the upcoming budget presentation. “With any additional taxes being levied on the private sector, there is no doubt that this will impact how we continue to invest in and give back to Jamaica. Enough is enough and I implore the Government of Jamaica not to tax us out of ... Read More

'Star Trek' actor Leonard Nimoy dead at 83

Friday, February 27, 2015 2:17 PM    

Leonard Nimoy, who played the role of Spock in the original Star Trek television series, waves on arrival for the Los Angeles premiere of the movie 'Star Trek Into Darkness

Los Angeles, United States (AFP) – Actor Leonard Nimoy, who won fans worldwide for his generations-spanning role as the pointy-eared half-human half-Vulcan Mr Spock in the "Star Trek" television and film franchise, died Friday at age 83. Nimoy, who suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, died at his home in Los Angeles. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed the death to the New York Times. Born in Boston on March 26, 1931, Nimoy left for Hollywood at the age of 18, winning a ... Read More



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