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Sandals Foundation launches fundraising campaign to aid storm-ravaged Dominica 

Residents work to salvage personal items from the site of a mudslide triggered by Tropical Storm Erika, in rain-soaked Montrouis, Haiti, Saturday, August 29, 2015. (Photo: AP)

ST JAMES, Jamaica – Sandals Foundation, the non-profit arm of Sandals Resorts International has launched a fundraising campaign to aid the recovery effort in Dominica after the Caribbean nation was recently devastated by Tropical Storm Erika. The campaign will include fundraising efforts invo ... Read More

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Edward Seaga (File Photo) Seaga to step down as PFAJ head
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga says he will resign as chairman of the ... Read More

File photo Cop held, beaten during attempted break-in
CLARENDON, Jamaica – Residents of Morgan’s district in Spaulding, Clarendon, this mornin ... Read More

People walk near a factory where Aragua State police officers killed four men execution-style in Maracay, Venezuela (Photo: AP) Dozens of Venezuelans shot by police amid crime crackdown
MARACAY, Venezuela (AP) — Workers in the industrial complex had been hiding in bathrooms and c ... Read More

Cop stabbed in neck while quelling dispute

Monday, August 31, 2015 9:10 AM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – A policeman is currently in hospital after he was stabbed in the neck while on duty in Admiral Town, Kingston this morning. Reports are that some time after 1:00 am the inspector of police was attempting to quell a dispute at an address in the area when he was stabbed by a 17-year-old male.  He was taken to hospital where he is being treated.  The police’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) was unable to provide further details on the incident. How ... Read More

Woman, toddler hospitalised after gunmen murder man in Spanish Town

Monday, August 31, 2015 9:01 AM    

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – A man was shot dead last night while three other people, including a woman and her one-year-old child, were left nursing gunshot wounds. The dead man has been identified as 37-year-old Kevin Johnson of a Quarry Hill address in Spanish Town, St Catherine. He was reportedly at a bar in the neighbouring Lakes Pen community around 7:00 pm when two armed men approached and opened fire. Johnson and the other three were shot. They were taken to hospital where he was pro ... Read More

Trinidad and Tobago celebrating 53 years of independence

Monday, August 31, 2015 8:35 AM    

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago is celebrating its 53rd anniversary of political independence from Britain with the thoughts of the political leaders of the country fixed on the September 7 general elections and the destruction that occurred in the neighbouring island of Dominica. President Anthony Carmona in his Independence message urged Trinidad and Tobago to spare a thought and prayer for Dominica recovering from the passage of Tropical Storm Erika that left 25 peo ... Read More

Hurricane Fred forms in the Atlantic

Monday, August 31, 2015 8:04 AM    

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MIAMI (AP) — Fred has strengthened to a hurricane as it approaches the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The US National Hurricane Center in Miami says Fred's maximum sustained winds Monday morning are near 80 mph (130 kph). Gradual weakening is forecast to begin Tuesday. Hurricane Fred is centred about 40 miles (65 kilometres) west of Rabil in the Cape Verde Islands and is moving northwest near 12 mph (19 kph). The centre of Fred is forecast to move over or near the northwester ... Read More

Online prayer for the day

Monday, August 31, 2015 7:00 AM    

Almighty, true and incomparable God, You are present in all things, yet in no way limited by them. You remain unaffected by place, untouched by time, unperturbed by years, and undeceived by words. You are not subject to birth and in no need of protection. You are beyond all corruption, above all change, immutable by nature. You live in unapproachable light and are invisible, yet You are known to all those who seek You with hope and love. You are the God of Israel, and of all who ... Read More

Gov't remains committed to combating human trafficking

Sunday, August 30, 2015 4:41 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Major General Stewart Saunders, has reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to safeguarding Jamaica against human trafficking. “The Government of Jamaica is fully cognisant of its obligations locally and internationally to do the utmost to combat human trafficking on all fronts,” he assures. The permanent secretary was speaking at the opening of a border control training seminar, hosted b ... Read More

UPDATE: Cops list 'person of interest' after 15-y-o Canadian killed

Sunday, August 30, 2015 3:22 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Detectives attached to the Hunts Bay police have listed Omar James, otherwise called ‘Judge’ of White Lane, Olympic Gardens in Kingston, as a person of interest. James is being asked to report to the Hunts Bay Police Station by midday on Monday. Detectives believe that he can assist them in their investigations into the shooting death of 15-year-old Canadian Ricardo Williams, who was shot dead early Sunday morning. According to reports, residents discover ... Read More

Nelson Mandela rape-accused grandson in fresh trouble

Sunday, August 30, 2015 3:17 PM    

Nelson Mandela's grandson, Mbuso Mandela (file photo)

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — A grandson of South African icon Nelson Mandela, who was freed on bail in a child sex case, is being investigated for assaulting a woman, police said Sunday. "A case of assault has been opened and (the) investigation is ongoing," police spokeswoman Mashadi Selepe said. Under South African law, a suspect's identity cannot be revealed until the start of the trial. According to the Sunday Times weekly, the alleged assault took place in the kitchen of Mand ... Read More

Police list wanted men in Westmoreland, St James and Hanover

Sunday, August 30, 2015 2:43 PM    

Rowandre Reid

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Area One police have listed the 15 most wanted men in Westmoreland, St James and Hanover, advising them to turn themselves in to police personnel at the nearest police station immediately. The men, who the police say are wanted in connection with murders and shootings, are: 1. Philbert Anderson 2. Nigel White 3. Carlington Godfrey, otherwise called ‘Tommy’ 4. David Stewart, otherwise called ‘Coolie’ 5. Desmond Bennie, otherwise called & ... Read More



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