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Jamaica's top cop troubled by increase in homicides

Jamaica's top cop troubled by increase in homicides

Associated Press By DAVID McFADDEN KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's top police official said Monday there has been a "troubling" and "unacceptable" increase in killings, with 602 homicides so far this...

Bahamas concerned about US ruling for resort developer

Bahamas concerned about US ruling for resort developer

Associated Press By DAVID McFADDEN July 3, 2015 KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — The Bahamas attorney general expressed frustration Thursday with a decision by the developer of a $2.5 billion hotel-and-casino project...

Cocaine found strapped to businessman's body at NMIA

Cocaine found strapped to businessman's body at NMIA

June 24, 2015 KINGSTON, Jamaica – Members of the Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division (TCND) and the Contraband Enforcement Team (CET) on Tuesday seized more than J$7 million worth of cocaine...

Man killed for spilling liquor

Man killed for spilling liquor

June 24, 2015 A man said to be among a group of men who murdered a man after he spilled their liquor at a party was denied bail when he appeared...

Lifestyle News

Argentinian Judge, 97, Refuses to Resign Despite Reports of Failing Health

Argentinian Judge, 97, Refuses to Resign Despite Reports of Failing Health

by Wochit A 97-year-old Argentinian judge has vowed to defend his place on the supreme court despite a barrage of government questions about his physical and mental fitness for high office. Due...

Kabaka Pyramid for Reggae Sumfest

Kabaka Pyramid for Reggae Sumfest

June 23, 2015 KABAKA Pyramid is scheduled for Reggae Sumfest's International Night One at the Catherine Hall complex in Montego Bay, St James on July 17. "It will be high energy from...

Ready to work up Sweat

Ready to work up Sweat

RICHARD JOHNSON June 24, 2015 COME tomorrow, the slate of international acts booked for this weekend's staging of SweatFest in Montego Bay, should begin streaming into Jamaica for the event. American R...

Academics Around the World Face Violence and Imprisonment, Data Show

Academics Around the World Face Violence and Imprisonment, Data Show

By Meg Bernhard While scholars around the world have occasionally faced political persecution because of their academic work, in recent years a "staggering" number of them have been physically threatened, imprisoned,...

Money News

Qatar's vast gas reserves 'to last 138 years': report

Qatar's vast gas reserves 'to last 138 years': report

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 DOHA, Qatar (AFP) -- Qatar's gas reserves are so vast it can maintain production at current rates for another 138 years, according to an official report published...

Oil crisis tops tough to-do list for Nigeria's

Oil crisis tops tough to-do list for Nigeria's

REUTERS LONDON — In the escalating duel between US and the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) oil production, few countries' oil industries have been hit as hard as Nigeria,...

Call for Brics not to rely on IMF funds

Call for Brics not to rely on IMF funds

LINDA ENSOR, 30 APRIL 2015, IT WOULD be preferable for Brics member states to use their own contingent reserve for their short-term balance of payments difficulties rather than rely on International...

CWC/Columbus unveils new brand

CWC/Columbus unveils new brand

Thursday, May 7, 2015 London—Following the completion of the merger of Cable Wireless Communications (CWC) and Columbus International on March 31, CWC yesterday announced new corporate and consumer-facing brands...

Sports News

Umpire Wilson hailed for first Test pick

Umpire Wilson hailed for first Test pick

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Umpire Joel Wilson has been congratulated on his appointment to officiate in the First Test between Bangladesh and South Africa from July 21 to July 25 at...

Former American sprinter picks J'can to beat Gatlin in Beijing

Former American sprinter picks J'can to beat Gatlin in Beijing

Former American sprinter Williams says Bolt will beat Gatlin at World Champs PAUL A REID June 24, 2015 Bolt...has had a sluggish start to season. FORMER American sprinter Steve Williams is backing double...

Bolt calls 200 performance in New York worst of career

Bolt calls 200 performance in New York worst of career

RACHEL COHEN, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK — The last time he competed in this stadium, Usain Bolt ran the fastest 100 meters in history. In his return seven years later, he...

Australia defeats West Indies in Dominica Test

Australia defeats West Indies in Dominica Test

The West Indies team built on a partnership of 144 runs between Shane Dowrich, the debutant, (70) and the experienced Marlon Samuels (74) but suffered a batting collapse in the...

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