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Jamaican DJ wants to plead guilty in US

ZIP jock deejay Wah Wa

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- ZIP jock deejay Wah Wa plans to change his plea from not guilty when he returns to court in North Dakota on September 25. The jock, whose given name is Deon-Ville O’Hara, has entered into a written plea agreement with American federal prosecutors. The 24-year-old is char ... Read More

Disbarred attorney in court on fraud charges
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Seventy-seven-year-old Leyland Playfair, a long-disbarred attorney, is to again ... Read More

Voters go to the polls in New Zealand election
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Voters in New Zealand began casting their ballots Friday (Satur ... Read More

Gay man gets six months in prison for assaulting cops
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- One of the homosexuals who took refuge in New Kingston’s Shoemaker Gully ... Read More

FOREX: J$112.70 to one US dollar

Friday, September 19, 2014 5:41 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Friday, September 19 ended trading at J$112.70 down one cent, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar closed at J$102.58 up from J$102.57 while the British pound sterling ended trading at J$184.02 down from J$184.19. Read More

Hearing for 'Death squad' cops postponed

Friday, September 19, 2014 5:32 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Two Clarendon cops, believed to be a part of a ‘death squad’ accused of extra judicial killings in the parish, had their preliminary hearing postponed this morning for September 24, and 25 in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s ,courts. Detective Kevin Adams and Constable Jerome Whyte are both charged for the February 13, 2012 slaying of Anthony Trought.  The hearing was rescheduled after Adams’ attorney Valerie Neita Robinson asked for th ... Read More

Spearmon slapped with 3-month suspension

Friday, September 19, 2014 5:26 PM    

American sprinter Wallace Spearmon (Photo: AFP)

COLORADO SPRINGS, (AFP) -- The United States Anti-Doping Agency has slapped American sprinter Wallace Spearmon with a three-month suspension after the US Olympian failed a drug test in July. The 29-year-old Spearmon tested positive for Methylprednisolone during an international track meet on July 6 in Edmonton, Canada. Spearmon claimed the anti-inflammatory drug was in a prescription he was taking and that he didn't know that it was on USADA's and the World Anti-Doping Agency's banned list. S ... Read More

ODI: Windies Women defeat New Zealand by 4 runs

Friday, September 19, 2014 5:20 PM    

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – West Indies Women defeated New Zealand Women by four runs in the fourth and final One-Day International at Warner Park on Friday. Scores: WEST INDIES WOMEN -- 214 for eight off 50 overs (Stafanie Taylor 66, Kycia Knight 39, Natasha McLean 36, Shanel Daley 29 not out; Georgia Guy 3-23, Morna Nielsen 2-27) NEW ZEALAND WOMEN -- 210 all out off 49.4 overs (Rachel Priest 74, Suzie Bates 68, Sophie Devine 31; Anisa Mohammed 4-41, Shakera Selman 2-34) Read More

Real Estate developer Kerr returns to court on October 16

Friday, September 19, 2014 4:49 PM    

Real estate developer Christopher Kerr

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Real estate developer Christopher Kerr is to reappear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate Court on October 16. The date was set for the provision of outstanding statements in the matter. His $250,000 bail was extended when he appeared in court today. Kerr is charged with four counts of uttering forged documents and two counts of forgery. Kerr was arrested on July 1 after police alleged that he was using two different identities – the one given at birth, Donov ... Read More

Mayweather called before Nevada boxing commission

Friday, September 19, 2014 4:36 PM    

Floyd Mayweather (Photo: AFP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Once again, Floyd Mayweather Jr has some explaining to do. Nevada boxing regulators have ordered Mayweather to appear before them next week to answer questions about scenes aired on the Showtime network prior to his fight Saturday night against Marcos Maidana. Specifically, they want to ask Mayweather about two lengthy fights in his gym where neither fighter got a rest break, and another scene showing marijuana being used at his Las Vegas mansion. "We all know TV is drama ... Read More

Belize Priest hits out against concert by dancehall artiste 'Alkaline'

Friday, September 19, 2014 4:10 PM    

Jamaican artist, Alkaline

BELMOPAN, Belize (CMC) -- The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Belize, Bishop Dorrick Wright Friday spoke out against a planned concert this weekend by Jamaican artist, ‘Alkaline’. “As the Bishop of Belize, I strongly oppose this event, which represents a serious error in judgement on the part of the Administration of Sacred Heart in allowing it to take place on their campus,” said Bishop Wright in a statement. The concert is being promoted for Saturday night, the e ... Read More

14-y-o boy charged in Trinidad for buggering six-year-old

Friday, September 19, 2014 3:50 PM    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Trinidad Express) -- A 14-year-old boy on Friday appeared in the Chaguanas Magistrates' Court charged with buggering a six-year-old boy, a friend of the defendant's family. Senior Magistrate Gillian Scotland read the charge laid against the second-form secondary school pupil. His mother, father and step-mother were present for the matter. The court was cleared of members of the public. The boy was represented by attorney Taradath Singh who asked that bail be granted to ... Read More

Entertainer Macka Diamond involved in three-vehicle crash

Friday, September 19, 2014 3:39 PM    

Macka Diamond appears unhurt following a three-vehicle crash Friday afternoon

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Entertainer Macca Diamond was involved in a three-vehicle crash along the Old Harbour Road, St Catherine shortly after 12 noon today (Friday, September 19). Reports are sketchy at this time however it is said that the entertainer was driving a white Honda motorcar in the vicinity of the Sydenham housing scheme when the incident occurred. The entertainer, with no obvious signs of injury, was able to exit her damaged vehicle and walk around. Occupants of the other two vehicl ... Read More

Jamaica Mortgage Bank lead financier in UWI J$4b housing project

Friday, September 19, 2014 3:03 PM    

The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus

KINGSTON, Jamaica-- The Jamaica Mortgage Bank (JMB) is the lead financier for the first phase of a J$4 billion housing project for student accommodation at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI). Ground was broken on Thursday (September 18) for the development, which will provide accommodation for 1, 584 students when completed. Under Phase-one of the project, 576 units will be constructed at a cost of $1.35 billion for delivery by August 2015. The JMB and National Commerc ... Read More



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