Eighty-six migrants illegally migrating from Cuba and Haiti were repatriated by US Coast Guard crews aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. recently. According to the US Coast Guard, These repatriations are a result of five separate interdictions of people attempting to illegally migrate to the United States through the Florida Straits stemming back to Sunday. A total of 62 Cuban migrants were repatriated to Bahia de Cubananas, and 24 Haitian migrants were repatriated by the OCast Guard Valiant. For this year 2014, the Coast Guard 7th District estimates that 5,025 Haitians, 3,326 Cubans and 539 Dominicans have attempted to illegally migrate via the sea. These numbers represent the total amount of at-sea interdictions, landings and disruptions in the Florida Straits, the Caribbean and Atlantic. Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter all migrants receive food, water, shelter, and basic medical attention.
Constable Gaynor Taylor has been charged by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) with the August 23 murder of 41-year-old Christopher Thompson in Burford Hill, Westmoreland. The Westmoreland-based Constable who appeared in Court on August 28, was granted bail in the sum of $500,000, and he will return to court sometime in November. Allegations are that 41-year-old farmer Christopher Thompson reportedly returned home on the night of August 23, and was informed that his brother-in-law had allegedly struck his daughter. A dispute reportedly developed between the farmer and the police officer over the incident, and the lawman allegedly opened fire hitting Thompson several times. Thompson was rushed to hospital, where he later died.
Marsha Farquharson of a Highgate, St. Mary address, and Latoya Davis of a Chalky Hill, St. Ann address perished in a two vehicle collision which left twelve other persons injured including a 1-year-old child yesterday evening. Sometime after 6 pm, a Mitsubishi Evolution motorcar was traveling to Ocho Rios along the Dunn's River main road, when the driver of the vehicle lost control of the vehicle, and collided with a Toyota Corolla motorcar. Davis died on the spot, while Farquharson died at hospital. Eight persons in the Corolla motorcar being operated as a taxi were taken to the St. Ann's Bay Hospital, while four persons were also taken to the same location for treatment.
36-year-old Omar Peart a resident of Cumberland, St. Catherine was shot and killed in a section of Portmore yesterday morning. Peart was inside a cookshop, when two men posing as customers approached him under umbrellas. One of the men reportedly ordered a cigarette, and the other then pulled out a gun, and opened fire hitting Peart in the head and neck. The Cumberland resident was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Twelve persons were taken into custody after an illegal gun and several rounds of ammunition was seized during an operation conducted by the police in the Spanish Town market and surrounding areas in the parish of St. Catherine on Friday. The joint police/military operation carried out the raids in a continuation of Operation Resilience 3 which began in June. The identities of the twelve persons have not been released.
Liverpool defeated Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 at White Hart Lane today in English Premiership action. Raheem Sterling fired Liverpool ahead after eight minutes, after he tapped in a pass from Daniel Sturridge after good build-up play. Spurs were poor in possession and they conceded a penalty after Eric Dier was penalised for bringing down Joe Allen in the box. Stephen Gerrard stepped up and scored from the penalty spot to increase the visitors lead to 2-0. Alberto Moreno battled then made it 3-0 for Liverpool after he stole the ball off second-half substitute for Spurs Andros Townsend, and he ran from deep in his half to fire in a left footed shot into the goal. Loverpool finished the match comfortably to overcome last week's defeat to champions Manchester City.
Arsenal were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by Leicester City at the King Power Stadium today their second draw of the season. Alexis Sanchez scored his first goal of the Premiership season in the 20th minute with a shot from inside the box off a saved shot from Yaya Sanogo. Two minutes later, Leonardo Ulloa equalised with a pinpoint header as they fought back. Both sides failed to take several guilt-edged chances and both settled for a share of the points.
A peaceful protest against a fare increase granted to the state owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), is now underway in Half-Way-Tree, St. Andrew. According to the JLP, its officers, Councillors, and concerned citizens are present at the protest.
Light and Power Company, the Jamaica Public Service (JPSCo), through its BannaBags Project, a social initiative by the Corporate Communication Department of JPS, will this month, hand over its first donation of 100 backpacks and pencil cases to students in need of back-to-school support. According to the JPS, this comes as part of Phase 1 of a project, where unused vinyl banners are converted into attractive, sturdy and waterproof bags which present an alternative to traditional expensive bags for children in need of support with school supplies. “It’s a simple idea with many benefits and it is a great way of breathing new life into unused advertising. Plus, we hope to reach even more students in need by year-end through partnership with other companies,” said Director of Corporate Communications, at the JPS, Winsome Callum. A copy of the full release can be viewed below.
An Ebola virus outbreak has been declared in the northern Equateur province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Health Minister Felix Kabange Numbi says the decision was made after two out of eight cases came back positive, with one strain of the virus being Sudanese and the other was a mixture between the Sudanese and the Zaire strain, said to be the most lethal. The World Health Organisation has yet to confirm the information.
Air strikes by Israel into Gaza yesterday left at least sixteen persons including six children dead the AFP News reported. Hamas financial officer Mohammed al-Ghul perished in an airstrike which struck his motorcar in Gaza City.A mother and four children from the same family were killed in a strike by the IDF hours later.
15-year-old Jodian Birch, student of Wiltshire district, Anchovy, St. James, has been missing since Monday, August 17. She is of dark complexion, slim build and is about 170 centimetres (5 feet 7 inches) tall. Contact the Anchovy Police at 956-4100, Police 119 or Hear the Children’s Cry 929-0431, 294-8123, 822-0483, 294-8124, 294-8125.
Up to ten persons were killed and dozens injured during a stampede at a Hindu temple located in central India. The incident happened when several persons fell down, and this sparked panic as hundreds of pilgrims were gathering early at a holy hill located in the Chitrakoot area of Madyha Pradesh. Five men and five Women were among the dead.
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