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US toddler dies after accidentally shooting himself in the head

The boy and his parents were visiting a residence in an isolated area in southern Virginia on Monday when he found the firearm on a dresser, local NBC affiliate WWBT reported. The toddler was alone in a bedroom, picked up the firearm and pulled the trigger, shooting himself in the head, WWBT said. ... Read More

PICA says operations running smoothly
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA), says operations a ... Read More

Shivnarine Chanderpaul (File Photo) Chanderpaul’s dismissal was untidy and distasteful — WIPA
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The West Indies Players’ Association says it is disappointed with th ... Read More

Former Jamaica Federation (JFF) president, Tony James Former JFF president weighs in on FIFA corruption probe
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tony James, former president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), has ... Read More

Gas prices down $0.17, diesel down $0.85

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 6:02 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see a decrease at the pumps in prices of gasoline with a decrease in the price for diesel effective Thursday, May 28, with a reduction in ex-refinery costs from Petrojam. 87- and 90-octane gasoline will be sold by Petrojam for $113.65 and $115.31 per litre respectively, down $0.17 each. Automotive diesel fuel will be sold for $107.39 per litre following a decrease of $0.85, while ultra-low sulphur diesel is down by $0.67, and will be sold for $116.61 ... Read More

Forex: J$116.11 to one US dollars

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 5:40 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaican dollar held firm against the US dollar, trading at J$116.11 on Wednesday, May 27, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$93.05 down from J$93.78, while the British pound sterling ended trading at J$177.82 down from J$179.88.   Read More

Ja to host international conference on legislative oversight

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 4:57 PM    

Gordon House

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Houses of Parliament will next week host an international conference aimed at strengthening the capacity of Parliaments to carry out their oversight of public expenditure. The conference is slated for June 2-4, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel and is being hosted in collaboration with the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), ParlAmericas, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). A news release from the Houses of Parliament said participants will ... Read More

UPDATE: Jack Warner might spend night behind bars

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 3:56 PM    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Austin Jack Warner might spend the night behind bars despite being offered TT$2.5 million bail after he appeared in a magistrate court with respect to a request by the United States for him to be extradited to face several charges in a New York court. OBSERVER ONLINE understands that his bail bond was not signed as the judge or clerk of the court could not be found. Warner, the former FIFA vice president, who appeared before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesa ... Read More

UPDATE: Jack Warner in court

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 3:41 PM    

Jack Warner

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Trinidad Express) - Jack Warner was this afternoon brought before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar. He arrived at the Port of Spain Magistrates' Court at around 3.40 pm. An hour before, Warner surrendered to police officers at the Fraud Squad, Police Headquarters, Port of Spain. He came following news that police had obtained a warrant for his arrest. For the past year, the Central Authority Unit of the Ministry of the Attorney General has been working with the Uni ... Read More

Gov't resolute, no more than 5% increase for cops

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 3:23 PM    

State Minister in the Ministry of Finance Horace Dalley

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Government of Jamaica is resolute that the five per cent wage increase offered to members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force will not change. This disclosure was made a short while ago at the JCF’s annual two-day conference now under way in Montego Bay, St James, when a letter from State Minister in the Ministry of Finance Horace Dalley was read to the delegates. The Police Federation's delegates are very restive at this time and have described this move by t ... Read More

Admiral Bailey enters guilty plea, fined J$160,000

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 2:54 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Glendon Bailey on Wednesday pleaded guilty in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court and was fined $160,000. The popular entertainer and football coach, who goes by the stage name 'Admiral Bailey', was arrested and charged on February 23 with two counts of uttering forged documents, two counts of obtaining a passport by false pretence, two counts of possession of forged documents, and a count each of attempting to obtain a passport by false pretence and conspir ... Read More

Warner took FIFA World Cup bribes - US indictment

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 2:40 PM    

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch 

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) - Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner asked for and accepted bribes during the selection processes for the 1998 and 2010 World Cups in France and South Africa, according to allegations published Wednesday. The charge that the choice of host countries was tainted by corruption, was just a fraction of a slew of allegations aimed at some of football's most influential decision-makers. The Trinidadian's name was on a list of nine current or former FIFA officials an ... Read More

UPDATE: Arrest warrant issued for Jack Warner in FIFA corruption probe

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 2:37 PM    

Jack Warner (PHOTO: AP)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for former FIFA vice president Jack Warner at the request of authorities in the United States, where he was one of 14 people linked to international soccer indicted on corruption charges. The Attorney General for Trinidad and Tobago said it had been working with the US Department of Justice for about a year regarding the investigation of Warner, who was forced out of FIFA in 2011 over a bribery scandal. Warner, who is ... Read More

OBSERVER ONLINE EDITORIAL: FIFA chickens finally come home to roost 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 2:25 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - We are not in the least surprised with the news this morning of the arrest of nine FIFA officials for corruption in Switzerland, as that August body prepared for its much vaunted congress. What is surprising is that these arrests and subsequent indictments on charges of corruption, including racketeering and money laundering of millions of US dollars over two decades, were just making their appearance in the public domain. While we are cemented in the view that any individu ... Read More



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