Confirmed: Britain to legalize Gay Marriage





British legislators have approved gay marriage despite fierce opposition from members of Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative party.

Members of the House of Commons - the lower House - voted on Tuesday by 400 to 175 to approve the draft law allowing same-sex couples to marry in England and Wales.

The move puts Britain on track to join the ten countries that allow same-sex couples to marry,



  
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Several inmates gain CSEC passes

A number of prison inmates who sat the Caribbean Secondary Examination Council's (CSEC) math and english exams registered passes in the subjects. A total of 25 inmates took the exams with 20 male inmates from the Tower Street Adult Correctional Facility, and five females from the Fort Agusta Correctional centre. Fifteen male inmates took the math exam, with 13 registering passes, while 18 took the English exams, with ten receiving a passing grade, and one registering a distinction. Five female inmates only sat the Math exam, with two registering passes.The initiaive is a joint venture by Stand Up Jamaica a local human rights body, the European Union (EU), the Ministry of National Security, and the Department of Corrections.
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Two international lawyers give support to Michael Deane family

Two international lawyers give support to Michael Deane family
The family of Mario is getting the backing of two international lawyers in their plight to get justice following his death at Barnett Street Lockup in St. James. Jazmine Rand an attorney who represented the family of Trayvon Martin the unarmed black teen shot dead by George Zimmerman, and Benjamin Kromp who is involved with the family of Michael Brown, the unarmed teen shot dead by Police in Ferguson, Missouri will both be lending support to the Deane family. According to the police, Deane who was arrested over a Ganja spliff, died after being beaten by inmates at the Barnett Street lockup over the use of a bunk bed.
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Suspect held after man chopped to death in New Harbour Village H/Scheme

A male suspect was held shortly after the chopping death of a man at the New Harbour Village Housing Scheme in Old Harbour, St. Catherine yesterday. The deceased has been identified as 26-year-old Horace Reid. Unconfirmed reports are that Reid was reportedly chopped to death by the suspect said to be his partner following an alleged dispute, at around 10 am. Residents managed to nab the suspect as he attempted to flee the area, and he was handed over to the police who were summoned to the location.
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Peaceful protest over Mario Deane's death set to be held in New York today

Peaceful protest over Mario Deane's death set to be held in New York today
Members of the Jamaican diaspora are set to stage a peaceful protest in New York today, following the death of 31-year-old Construction Worker Mario Deane who was in police custody. The protest which is to be held at the Jamaican Consulate located at 767 3rd Avenue New York, is slated to get underway at 11 am and end at 12:30 pm. Deane was arrested for a Ganja spliff, and according to the police, he died after being beaten by inmates over the use of a bun bed at the Barnett Street lockup in Montego Bay, St. James.
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Mechanic shot dead in Montego Bay

25-year-old Brenton Drummond o/c "Max" a mechanic of a Tank Top, Sign, Orange District in St. James was shot and killed by unknown assailants in the parish yesterday. Around 1:25 pm, several explosions were heard in the Orange District area, and a search was launched. Drummond was found dead, while another man was found suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital, and admitted. Police have linked the shooting of the men as a reprisal for an earlier shooting which left one man dead in the parish on Monday.
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Illegal firearm seized in Mandeville

The Police seized an illegal firearm in New Green district, Mandeville, Manchester on Monday, August 26. Reports from the Mandeville Police are that a team of officers conducted an operation in the area when an unoccupied premise was searched. The search revealed one Taurus .38 revolver. No arrest was made in connection with the seizure.
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26-yr-old man dies in Westmoreland crash

26-year-old Clarendon resident, Rayon Collie died in a motor vehicle crash along a section of Bay Road in Westmoreland yesterday. Collie was reportedly driving a Toyota motorcar along the thoroughfare sometime after 1 pm, when he collided with a Honda Fit. The Clarendon resident died on the spot, while the driver of the Honda fit was admitted in hospital.
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Confirmed cases of Chikungunya virus in Jamaica now at 17

Confirmed cases of Chikungunya virus in Jamaica now at 17
Jamaica now has 17 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus according to the Health Ministry. The Ministry reported that, the seven additional cases were confirmed after samples were sent to the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA). Fourteen of the cases are from local transmission, two imported, and one still under investigation due to the individual's travel history.Affected parishes include, St. Thomas, St. Ann, St. Catherine and Kingston and St. Andrew.
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4 McDonald’s restaurants forced to shut down in Moscow

4 McDonald’s restaurants forced to shut down in Moscow
Operations at four McDonald’s restaurants in Moscow, have been suspended by Russia’s safety watchdog after they were accused of breaching sanitary laws. The US fast food chain according to the watchdog violated numerous “sanitary legislation requirements’. The restaurants have all been sealed off by the watchdog. In response, McDonald’s in a release says it is currently reviewing claims made by the Russian agency.
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Nearly 40 killed after deadly landslides in Japan

A massive landslide in western Japan has left at least 36 persons dead after torrential rains fell in Hiroshima. A rescue operation is ongoing to find seven persons who are still missing. The AFP news reported one official stated that the death toll was still increasing. Footage taken from an aircraft showed the widespread devastation, with several homes covered in thick mud.
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Two men charged with abduction, murder of St. James children, remanded

21-year-old tattoo artiste Jason Gray of Ocho Rios, St. Ann and 21-year-old Cashwayne Morgan of Hague Settlement, Trelawny who are both charged with murder and abduction of two children in St. James were remanded into custody yesterday. Both men were slapped with murder and conspiracy to murder charges in connection with the deaths of 10-year-old Malika Mitchell and 12-year-old Omari Sterling. The presiding Judge in the case ordered that both men who were without lawyers, be provided with legal aid. Malika Mitchell and Omari were both abducted from a beach in St. James, and killed before their bodies were found floating in Trelawny. During a police probe Gray and Morgan were arrested and they were later charged after they were pointed in an identification parade.
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Sex worker found dead in 'Back Road' motel

A commercial sex worker was found dead inside a motel room situated along a section of the Port Henderson Road more popularly known as 'Back Road' in St. Catherine yesterday. The sex worker who has only been identified as "Chantelle", was found dead around 10 am. Friends of the deceased stated that she is from a Westmoreland address and was attending a prominent University before her death.
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Tourism Courtesy Corps officer seen on video footage assaulting woman in St. Ann charged

Chad Simmonds a Tourism Courtesy Corps Officer who seen in a video footage posted online, attempting to arrest a Woman in St. Ann has been charged with unlawful wounding. Simmonds appeared in Court on Tuesday, but he was not required to enter e plea, due to the absence of his attorney. The case will be mentioned on October 7, 2014,
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Cop injured during disturbance at Negril Police lockup

A police officer was reportedly injured by a prisoner involved in a fight at the Negril Police lockup in Westmoreland yesterday. Sometime after 7 pm, police officers at the station reportedly became aware of a disturbance at the lockup, and they responded, and managed to halt the dispute. Two hours later another disturbance took place, and during attempts by lawmen to quell the melee a Police Corporal was cut in the face along with an inmate. A search of the cell was conducted where a razor was allegedly found.
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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

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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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Will Usain's 'Mobot' Pose After Winning the 4x100m Relay At The London 2012 Olympics Cost Him?

Trademarking a Pose, Can you? - Image and Branding The famous Mobot Pose - In honour of Mo Farah One of the biggest issues in the world
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J$3 Million Phone Bill for Government Minister ?

J$3 Million Phone Bill for Government Minister ?
A Cabinet Minister racked up an over JA$3 million cellular phone bill with taxpayers having to pony up the cash soon. The massive bill was
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"24 Things I wished I knew before getting pregnant"

So, I’m browsing the internet minding my own business when I stumbled upon new research which shows that women lose 90% of their eggs at
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