Two shot in Gibraltar, St. Catherine

Two persons were shot and injured in a section of Gibraltor, located in the Bog Walk area of St. Catherine. The shooting incident reportedly took place around 6:30 pm. The condition of the victims are unknown at this time. If you have further details post.
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12 shot, 3 fatally in East Kingston

At least twelve persons were shot, three fatally in separate incidents in the Eastern Kingston community of Rockfort earlier this evening. Details surrounding the shooting incident are still unknown. If you have information to add to this report post.
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Microsoft to drop “Nokia” brand-name from smartphones

Microsoft is to phase out the Nokia brand name from new smartphones. According to the BBC, freshly released Lumia smartphones will now be only known as Microsoft Lumia. The non-mobile division of Nokia, which is not owned by Microsoft will continue to use the brand-name. The move by Microsoft is to be implemented Microsoft agreeing to a 10-year deal to use the Nokia name on mobile products.
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Man stoned to death by Somali militants for rape

Islamic militants al Shabaab say they stoned an 18 year-old man to death, after accusing him of raping a woman at gunpoint in a section of Somalia. According to al Shabaab, the 18-year-old man raped a 28-year-old woman at gunpoint on the outskirts of her village three days before he was stoned to death yesterday. The woman would receive a two-year-old heifer – the price of a dowry payment in the area, al Shabaab said.
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Probe launched into dead gunman involved with Ottawa shooting

Canadian Police have launched an investigation a man called Michael Zehaf-Bibeau as a suspect in today’s shooting which left one soldier dead in Ottawa. Zehaf-Bibeau a Canadian citizen who converted to Islam, was chased inside the parliament building, where at least 30 more shots were fired according to Ottawa Police. Other suspects are also being sought the Ottawa Police added.
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43 people test negative for Ebola in China

43 persons who were suspected to have the deadly Ebola virus in Guangdong Province, have all tested negative according to authorities. 8,672 people from Ebola-ridden areas entered the province since August 23, with 5,437 of this number being discharged from medical observation. There have been no reported cases of Ebola in China.
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US welcomes opportunity to collaborate with Cuba on Ebola fight

Washington yesterday welcomed the opportunity to work with its old Cold War rival Cuba in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, AFP News reported. According to the AFP, a source at the US State Department said Cuba was making valued contributions by sending hundreds of health workers to Africa. On October 18, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro writing in a state news media article said that Cuba was ready to co-operate with the US in the fight against Ebola.
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Ananda Alert issued for 12-yr-old Mount Salem girl

12-year-old Daviel Livingston of Mount Salem, St. James has been missing since Thursday, October 16. She is of dark complexion, medium build and is about 162 centimetres (5 feet 4 inches) tall. Contact Mount Salem Police Station at 952-3572, Police 119 or Hear the Children’s Cry 929-0431, 822-0483, 294-8123, 294-8124, 295-8125.
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Bail extended for cops in Twickenham Park fatal shooting

Three Police Officers who were charged in relation to the fatal shooting of Constable Ricardo McKenzie at the Jamaica Police Academy (JPA) on 30th of January, 2013 during a tactical training exercise had their bails extended when they appeared in court. Charged are Constable Bruce Martin, Sergeants Craig Vassell and Sergeant Christopher Mattis. When they appeared in court their $400,000 bail was extended.
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Ananda Alert activated for Ward of the State in St. Andrew

17-year-old Kerriesha Martin, ward of the state at the Homestead Place of Safety in Stony Hill, St. Andrew has been missing since Friday, October 17. She is of dark complexion, slim build and is about 163 centimetres (5 feet 4 inches) tall. Contact the Stony Hill Police at 942-2223, Police 119 or Hear the Children’s Cry 929-0431, 822-0483, 294-8123, 294-8124, 295-8125.
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Opposition to provide oversight over Govt's ChikV, Ebola efforts

Following Tuesday's meeting of Members of Parliament, Opposition Leader Andrew Holness says the Opposition remains committed to contributing to the government's late fight against the Chikungunya Virus and to prevent an outbreak of Ebola. He said: "As we continue to fight for the interests of the Jamaican people, we are pleased that the government has finally heeded our calls to take this epidemic seriously". The Opposition Leader added that Opposition Spokesman on Health, Dr Ken Baugh, will provide oversight to the project and as such has accepted an invitation to sit on the management committee. A copy of the press release can be viewed below.
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Constable charged in headless body case gets new court date

Constable charged in headless body case gets new court date
Police Constable Jeffrey Peart who is jointly charged with his 22-yr-old sister Roxanne Peart with the 2012 murder of 27-yr-old taxi operator Delroy Frame in Wild Cane, District St. Ann, had his case postponed yet again. The case was postponed yesterday due to a lack of jurors for the trial. The Constable was then further remanded, while his sister had her bail extended. Both will reappear in Court on October 21. Allegations are that Constable Peart was nabbed during a sting operation in 2012 collecting funds he had asked from taxi operator Delroy Frame. A report was made by the 27-year-old taxi operator that Constable Peart had asked for a $20,000 payment for him not to let the law run its course over several traffic violations he had committed. Frame was then killed and beheaded on May 19, 2012; his head has still not been found. His burnt out vehicle was found a mile away from where he was killed.
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British nationals charged with credit fraud enter not guilty plea

38-year-old Chantelle Mulrain and her 17-year-old daughter both British nationals entered a not guilty plea when they appeared in Court, after they were charged by the Fraud Squad. Both were charged with obtaining credit by fraud, after they reportedly used a forged credit card while at a hotel on Saturday, October 11. Reports are that on Wednesday, October 8, the women checked in at the hotel. They spent two nights and benefited from meals amounting to US$1,600.00, using the forged credit card. It was at that time that the hotel manager discovered that the credit card was forged and alerted the Police. The British national were then charged. Both are slated to return to the corporate area RM Court on October 21.
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Radical Muslim leader set to be deported to T&T from Jamaica

Radical Muslim leader set to be deported to T&T from Jamaica
Jamaat Al Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu Bakr is set to be deported to Trinidad and Trinidad after he was denied entry into Jamaica yesterday. Abu Bakr arrived at the Norman Manley International airport on a Caribbean Airlines flight reportedly after 12 pm, and he was barred from leaving the location. He reportedly became boisterous, after being detained by immigration. According to Jamaican officials, Abu Bakr was deemed a threat to security, and they stated that he is currently on the Interpol Watch List.
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Jamaica Mad to Raas!

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When did it come to this? Where do we begin to look for answers? Turns out that these are deep rooted psychological problems. And what the good Professor Hickling has concluded, might in fact be right. Jamaicans are mad people.
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Successful Asian Leader says former Jamaican PM – “Ruinous”

Successful Asian Leader says former Jamaican PM – “Ruinous”
"(Jamaican) professionals felt they had no future"
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Controversy in London

The 30th Olympiad is very much underway and of course with big Games come big controversies. I have highlighted just a few of the notables below.
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9.63s - Asafa's Pain

  9.63s was the time that flashed on the clock inside the stadium in London. Less than 10s after the starter fired the gun, the Men’s
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