Jamaica’s senior men’s national football team plunged by 15 places to 100th in the latest FIFA rankings released today. The Reggae Boyz are now tenth in CONCACAF, and third in the Caribbean region. Costa Rica in 15th place remain the top team in CONCACAF, which climbed to 15th are now the top team in CONCACAF, while Mexico (16), the USA (17), Panama, (55), Honduras (56), Guatemala (57), El Salvador (72), Antigua and Barbuda (80) Trinidad and Tobago (86) round out the top nine places in the region. Current World Cup champions Germany remain the top team in the world, followed by Argentina (2), Colombia (3), the Netherlands (4) and Belgium (5) are the top five teams, while. Brazil are sixth.
Health Minister Dr. Fenton Ferguson in an address to Parliament yesterday, revealed that the number of confirmed cases of the Chikungunya virus has climbed to 31. The Minister, who warned that cases of the mosquito-borne virus will rise, also stated that there are now 251 suspected cases. Two additional parishes have also recorded cases with two in St. Mary, and one in Portland.
A vote on whether Scotland should remain in the UK or become an independent nation for the first time in 300 years, is now underway A total of 4,285,323 are registered to vote, after weeks of intense campaigning by the Yes and No camp. Votes according to the BBC, will be cast at 5,579 polling stations until 22:00 on Thursday, with the result expected to be known tomorrow.
Mr. Gregory Smith, who won the Most Outstanding Teacher Award at the recent 2014 National Festival of the Performing Arts in Music, stated that it has been observed that students who are involved in the performing arts programme have been doing well. The educator made the statement, after Mount Alvernia High School and Cornwall College seven awards, performing as the group Mount Alvernia and Cornwall College Singers. “I have noticed that the students in the performing arts programme are the ones who do well academically. They are the prefects and the student council representatives. The students learn to be disciplined as well as they develop motor skills which can be applied in other areas. Continuously it has been proven that they have an edge over other students” he said. A copy of the full press release can be viewed below.
Police have released the identities of a couple, shot dead in their sleep yesterday morning, in a section of Irish Pen, St. Catherine. They are 34-year-old Karen Mattey, and 30-year-old Kevin Brown both of a Reservoir Lane. According to the Police, residents reported hearing several explosions in the area, at 2 am, and summoned the lawmen. During a search Police found the man and woman dead. A motive for the double murder is unknown. The bodies were later removed to the Spanish Town Funeral home.
Complaints by British Telecoms (BT), and Sky media, has resulted in a ban on Virgin Media's advertisement featuring sprint superstar Usain Bolt. According to the Guardian, this was the second Virgin Media ad featuring Bolt to be banned, after ruling in July 2012 that the cable firm could not deliver on its advertised high-speed broadband service. The UK regulator ASA, stated that Virgin Media did not provide enough information on its website to support claims about its high-speed broadband. The ad which is estimated to have cost millions of pounds, sees the global track star taking on the roles of a 'baby’, a boy, and what is being described as 'mischievous' Mrs. Bolt whose favorite track and field athlete is Britain's Mo Farah as they use Virgin Media's broadband service to complete their tasks.
The Police Service in Trinidad and Tobago has confirmed that they will be monitoring closely the hunger strike undertaken by Environmental Activist, Dr. Wayne Kublasingh. This is the second such hunger strike undertaken by Kublasingh, as in 2012 he embarked on a 21-day “food hiatus” in a bid to halt the construction of the controversial Debe-to-Mon Desir highway. A police official stated that lawmen will have a presence monitoring the Wayne Kublasingh hunger strike, which began yesterday at noon, outside the Office of the Prime Minister in Port-of-Spain.
The recently formed People’s Democratic Party gained a resounding victory in the Montserrat general elections held yesterday. A total of seven out of the nine available seats were won by the PDP in the Legislative Assembly as their leader Donaldson Romeo gained 1,695 votes. Premier-elect Donaldson Romeo is to be sworn-in today, while the other legislatures will be done on September 15.
Paralympian track star Oscar Pistorius is set to know his fate, when he faces sentencing on October 13, after he was convicted of culpable homicide or manslaughter in the fatal shooting of his then girl Reeva Steenkamp. The presiding Judge Thokozile Masipa set the date today after extending bail for Pistorius today in a Pretoria Court. Pistorius who walked out of the Court room with a smile, now faces a maximum sentence of 15 years behind bars.
Jamaica’s debt has climbed to $2 trillion dollars at the end of June for the first time in the history of the country. According to the Ministry of Finance, the debt climbed to the record level after Jamaica received an US$800 million loan. The country’s debt is currently split between external and domestic lenders.
Cuba has pledged to send 165 doctors and nurses to the Ebola-hit nation of Sierra Leone. World Health Organisation (WHO) head Margaret Chan said the commitment announced by Cuba to send a medical team to Sierra Leone as the “largest” thus far. 62 Cuban doctors and 103 nurses will remain for six months in Sierra Leone, at the start of October.
The Pakistani army today announced that they had arrested the gunmen who attempted to assassinate Malala Yousafzai in 2012 for her promotion of women’s rights, and education. During a joint police, military operation, ten men were held according to the AFP News. The operation is part of a continued offensive against the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP), as well as other jihadists.
Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has confirmed hat he will withdraw from being re-elected in the Mayoral race. Reports in Canada state, that Mayor Ford is now awaiting results from a biopsy on tumour found in his abdomen. Mayor Ford is now undergoing an MRI today as doctors attempt to determine his prognosis.
Seventeen-year-old Mark Budington, Ward of the State at the St. Augustine Child Care Facility, Chapelton in Clarendon has been missing since Wednesday, September 10. He is of dark complexion, medium build and is about 168 centimetres (5 feet 6 inches) tall. Contact the Chapelton Police at 987-2244, Police 119 or Hear the Children’s Cry 929-0431, 294-8123, 294-8124, 822-0483, 294-8125. No photograph of Mark Budington was available.
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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