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Two UWI Mona students die in St Ann crash

O’Shane Reid and his friend Shanise Simmonds who died
Wednesday night in a car crash in St Ann.

JUST mere weeks following the death of lecturer Charmaine Henry, the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, has been plunged into mourning again. The tragic death, Wednesday night, of 23-year-old O'Shane Reid and his girlfriend 22-year-old Shanise Simmonds brought sadness to a number of past an ... Read More

An undated photo of Constable Zavian DaCosta, who is
suspected of committing suicide. Cop suspected of committing suicide
THE Police High Command yesterday said it was growing increasingly concerned about the frequency at ... Read More

HWT celebrates Bolt's 200-m win
JUBILANCE filled Half-Way-Tree yesterday as a crowd gathered to watch Usain Bolt in the 200-m finals ... Read More

Two cops to be charged with murder of father, son
JAMAICANS For Justice (JFJ) has said it welcomes Wednesday's Coroner's Court jury verdict, which sai ... Read More

St Lucia offers support

Friday, August 28, 2015    

ANTHONY… a disaster of this
magnitude impacts all of us
throughout the Caribbean

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony has reached out to his counterpart in Dominica, offering to lend support in the aftermath of the devastation stemming from the passage of Tropical Storm Erika. "The grim, grim scenes of devastation that we have witnessed today (yesterday) hit very close to home, and even though we have not been directly physically affected by the passage of Tropical Storm Erika, a disaster of this magnitude impacts all of us throughout the Caribbe ... Read More

Tropical Storm Erika powers toward Puerto Rico after killing 4

Friday, August 28, 2015    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — At least four were reported dead in the island country of Dominica yesterday as Tropical Storm Erika continued powering toward Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Many others were reported missing in Dominica and the storm has caused widespread flooding there, according to local media reports. The bodies of an elderly man and two children were pulled from floods and mudslides in the town of Good Hope and officials expected the death toll to rise considera ... Read More

Jamaican pilot returns from Qatar

Friday, August 28, 2015    

JAMAICAN PILOT
RETURNS FROM QATAR

Jamaican pilot Paul Stephens, who had been stranded in Qatar for several weeks after being pardoned and released from prison, is greeted on his return home at the Norman Manley International Airport yesterday, by advocate for his release, Justice of the Peace Judie O'Sullivan. Stephens, a pilot with the Qatar Airlines up to the time of his incarceration, spent close to four years in prison in Qatar before his pardon, but continued to plead his innocence at a meeting with members of the media at ... Read More

UPDATE: Erika expected to weaken to tropical depression

Friday, August 28, 2015 6:51 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological Service (Met) of Jamaica says at 4:00 pm the centre of Tropical Storm Erika was located near Latitude 17.9 degrees north and Longitude 71.2 degrees west or about 155 kilometres west-southwest of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.   The Met Service said Erika is moving toward the west near 33 km/h. A turn toward the west-northwest or northwest is expected tonight, with this motion continuing with a decrease in forward speed through Sunday. On ... Read More

Vigil to be held for UWI student Saturday

Friday, August 28, 2015 6:21 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Students attached to Chancellor Hall on the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona campus, along with friends, will be hosting a candlelight vigil For O’Shane Reid. Twenty-three-year-old Reid, along with his 22-year-old girlfriend Shanise Simmonds, passed tragically in a motor vehicle crash Wednesday night in St Ann. The vigil, which is scheduled for 7:00pm on Saturday at the Chancellor Hall parking lot, is a commemoration of Reid’s life and achievements ... Read More

Weekly Round-Up: Two UWI students dead...Suicides rock JCF...Ja dominate Beijing

Friday, August 28, 2015 7:00 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, has been plunged into mourning again following the deaths of two students Wednesday night in St Ann. Twenty-three-year-old O’Shane Reid and his 22-year-old girlfriend Shanise Simmonds were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a Toyota coaster bus on the Drax Hall main road in the parish. Meanwhile, the  Police High Command on Thursday said it was growing increasingly concerned about the ... Read More

Death toll climbs as Dominica recovers from Erika battering

Friday, August 28, 2015 5:57 PM    

(file photo)

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) – At least 19 people are feared dead and 25 others missing as Dominica Friday slowly emerged from the battering by Tropical Storm Erika that is now threatening the Dominican Republic with heavy rains and gusty winds.   “I can’t tell you words to describe it,” said Information Minister Kelva Darroux, telling radio listeners here “I have never seen anything like that in my life”. The island took a pounding from the  fifth name ... Read More

Jack Warner's extradition case adjourned

Friday, August 28, 2015 4:47 PM    

Jack Warner (file photo)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The extradition case of former FIFA vice president Austin “Jack” Warner was adjourned to September 21 with the former national security minister questioning the delay by Attorney General Garvin Nicholas in signing the necessary documents to proceed with the matter. “We have an AG and if he can’t sign it, because of bias, he can delegate someone to sign it. Delegate someone, if because you’re bias and if because you owe me money ... Read More

Businessman busted in motor vehicle scam

Friday, August 28, 2015 4:23 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Police attached to Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Branch (C-TOC) arrested and charged a businessman for several breaches of the Larceny Act and resisting arrest on Friday. Charged is 41-year-old Anthony Henry of Waterloo Avenue in Kingston. Reports are that between August 2014 and March 2015, Henry allegedly collected monies from several persons after he purported to be a motor vehicle importer and convinced persons that he was able to import motor vehicles, mo ... Read More

Illegal gun and ammo seized in Hanover

Friday, August 28, 2015 3:57 PM    

(file photo)

HANOVER, Jamaica – One firearm and several rounds of ammunition were seized by lawmen during an operation on the Great River main road in Hanover on Thursday. Reports from police in Lucea are that about 5:30 pm, a team of officers was in the area when the driver of a motor vehicle was signalled to stop. The driver complied and the vehicle was searched.  A 9mm Smith and Wesson pistol along with eight rounds of ammunition were seized.   One man was taken into custody in connecti ... Read More



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