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Two newcomers named in WI squad to face Australia


KINGSTON, Jamaica - The selection panel of the West Indies Cricket Board announced today a 14-member West Indies squad for the first Test of the International Home Test Series against Australia, starting this Wednesday at Windsor Park, Dominica. Included in the squad are two players yet to grace th ... Read More

Cop mistaken for robber beaten, stabbed
ST ANDREW, Jamaica — A policeman, who was mistaken for a robber, was last night stabbed by res ... Read More

Jack Warner
  Jack Warner: It's a US witch-hunt
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - A defiant Jack Warner has described the indictments accusing him of racket ... Read More

Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson speaking at a vector control seminar. 

  Health Ministry embarks on vector control training programme
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Ministry of Health has embarked on a series of training activities which wil ... Read More

UPDATE: Police identify Trelawny crash victim        

Saturday, May 30, 2015 9:39 AM    


TRELAWNY, Jamaica - The police have identified the woman who was this morning killed as a result of a motor vehicle crash along a section of the Northern Coastal Highway in the vicinity of Hague, Trelawny, as Lacy-Ann Whyte, a 31- year-old- businesswoman of Race Course in the parish. Reports are that about 4:00 am, a Mercedes Benz motorcar was heading towards Falmouth along the roadway when it crashed into the back of a parked tractor trailer on the soft- shoulder of the roadway, before ending ... Read More

Jack Warner's sons flagged in US$ transactions

Saturday, May 30, 2015 9:09 AM    

Daryan (left) and Daryll Warner 


PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - When the Warner brothers- Daryll and Daryan-attempted to dump huge amounts of cash into several US banks in mid-July 2011, it triggered several alerts while US authorities were probing a massive FIFA bribery scandal. In the unsealed indictments, both brothers are accused of: "(a) breaking down sums of currency exceeding $10,000 into smaller sums, including sums at or below $10,000, and depositing the smaller sums of currency into accounts with one or more domestic fin ... Read More

Nigeria army repels Boko Haram as new president starts term

Saturday, May 30, 2015 8:56 AM    

President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AFP) - Nigeria's military on Saturday repelled a Boko Haram attack on the key northeastern city of Maiduguri, a day after President Muhammadu Buhari took office vowing to crush the group, witnesses and security sources said. The overnight attack on the Borno state capital saw rocket-propelled grenades fired into homes in a bombardment that reportedly lasted several hours. In his inaugural speech after taking the oath of office on Friday, Buhari announced plans to reinforce ... Read More

India reels under heatwave as death toll tops 2,000

Saturday, May 30, 2015 8:54 AM    


HYDERABAD, India (AFP) - India's brutal weeks-long heatwave has killed more than 2,000 people, authorities said Saturday, as the government launched a mass education campaign to help people cope with scorching temperatures. Hundreds of mainly poor people die at the height of summer every year in India, but this year's toll is the second highest in India's history and fifth most in recorded history globally, according to EM-DAT, an international disaster database. The southern states of Andhra ... Read More

Powerful 7.8 quake shakes Japan

Saturday, May 30, 2015 8:49 AM    


TOKYO, Japan (AFP) - A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Japanese coast Saturday, geologists said, shaking buildings in Tokyo and setting off car alarms, an AFP correspondent reported. Despite the huge power of the quake, there was no risk of a tsunami, The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre reported. Residential buildings swayed for around a minute as the quake built in intensity at around 8.30pm (1130 GMT). There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The epicentre was 676 kilo ... Read More

FIFA's English David Gill vice president rejects place in Blatter administration

Saturday, May 30, 2015 8:47 AM    

David Gill 

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) - FIFA vice president David Gill boycotted an executive committee meeting on Saturday in protest at the election of Sepp Blatter, the Swiss football supremo branding the Englishman's snub as 'irresponsible' behaviour. Gill said he could not serve under Blatter because of the mounting corruption scandals that have hit FIFA and the threat to his "professional reputaton." "This is not responsibility," Blatter responded. "You are elected you have to come, whoever is th ... Read More

Porn-site extortionist imprisoned

Saturday, May 30, 2015 8:22 AM    


KINGSTON, Jamaica - Accused porn-site mastermind Ronald Oates has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment. Oates was sentenced this week in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court following an earlier guilty plea. The 30-year-old Oates allegedly posted nude photographs of women on the Internet and is accused of extorting more than $100,000 from victims to remove the offending pictures. Read More

Woman dead, man hospitalised following Trelawny crash

Saturday, May 30, 2015 8:07 AM    

TRELAWNY, Jamaica - A woman died as a result of injuries she sustained during a motor vehicle crash, while a man has been hospitalised. The incident occurred along the Hague main road in Trelawny early this morning. The deceased, whose identity has not yet been released by the police, is said to be of a Race Course, Falmouth, Trelawny address. Reports are that about 4:00 am a Mercedez Benz motorcar was heading towards Falmouth along the Hague thoroughfare when it crashed into the back of a pa ... Read More

UPDATE: Dad of murdered beauty fumes as son-in-law splits with lawyer

Friday, May 29, 2015 7:32 PM    

Fitz King

The father of the Portland woman reportedly killed in 2013 by her spouse who is a police officer, has expressed frustration over the cop’s parting ways with his attorney. Fitz King told OBSERVER ONLINE that he feels that Lincoln McKoy is employing delay tactic by splitting with his attorney on the eve of the start of his trial for the shooting death of Jessica King in August 2013. “It’s very, very frustrating,” King said on Friday, hours after it was announced that McKo ... Read More

JFF condemns corruption in football; says all local programmes intact        

Friday, May 29, 2015 6:29 PM    

JFF President Capt. Horace Burrell

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) is expressing great disappointment with the corruption scandal that has rocked the game over the past 48 hours. In a widely circulated press release on Friday, the only form of response on the matter to date, the JFF said it condemns all forms and shapes of corruption in football at every level. "The Jamaica Football Federation has consistently condemned all acts of corruption in the sport, and this case is no different," the release sa ... Read More



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