A 22-year-old graduate of the University of Calgary who was about to enter its law school is accused of stabbing five people to death at a party, reports theCalgary Herald. The suspect in the city's worst mass murder has been identified as Matthew de Grood, the son of a veteran Calgary police officer. Authorities say the assailant arrived as an invited guest to the party last night, grabbed a large knife from the house, and began attacking his victims individually. Killed were four men and a woman, all in their 20s. Two of the victims were members of a local funk-rock group called Zackariah and the Prophets. De Grood was apprehended a few blocks from the house. A motive for the attacks have not been established
The one-year anniversary of the Boston bombings isn't passing without a police scare. Authorities say they have taken a man into custody over two backpacks found near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, where two pressure-cooker bombs exploded a year ago. One backpack contained a rice cooker, and the man has been charged with disorderly conduct and possession of a hoax device. Police detonated one bag about 9pm and the second about 40 minutes later, reports the Globe. Police haven't released the man's identity or said what was in the second backpack
Petrojam has announced a 68¢ increase in gasolene prices effective tomorrow. A litre of E10-87 gasolene is to sell for $125.76, while E10-90 is to sell for $127.41. Meanwhile, a litre of automotive diesel oil is to sell for $126.99 following an increase of 57¢. A litre of propane cooking gas will go up by 23¢ and sell for $55.21. The prices of kerosene and butane are also to go up. A litre of kerosene is to go up by 58¢ and will sell for $127.80. Butane will move up by 10¢ to sell for $59.53 per litre. Retailers will add their mark-ups to the announced prices.
Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell has announced that Energy World International (EWI) has been granted a licence to supply electric power to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS). Paulwell says that the Licence which was finalized and issued on April 4, 2014 was amended and restated on April 14, 2014 to provide for some negotiated changes as well as to include a draft Implementation Agreement between the Government of Jamaica and EWI. The agreement outlines the commitments of both parties to employ best efforts to ensure the success the project. Paulwell says the 381MW natural gas-fired power project is a game changer and among the first steps towards reducing the price for electricity to the productive sectors and the wider Jamaican population.
The Government says it is in the process of developing new services, initiatives and programmes to address issues affecting various sections of the youth population including Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) individuals. Youth Minister Lisa Hanna made the announcement while speaking yesterday morning at the Panos Caribbean Stakeholder Conference. She says new targeted intervention is necessary, if the Government is to adequately and effectively address the challenges, concerns and needs of the different types of youth her ministry serves. Some of the other groups include Men who have sex with Men (MSMs) and youth with sexual orientation and gender identity issues. Hanna explains that given the lack of data on LGBT youth, today's stakeholder consultation is timely as it will provide the youth ministry with a better understanding of what the issues are.
A 19-year-old Canadian became the first person to be arrested in relation to the Heartbleed security breach. Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes from London, Ontario was accused of hacking into the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA)'s website last Friday by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The RCMP say Mr Solis-Reyes then stole 900 social insurance numbers. In a separate development, UK parenting site Mumsnet has provided fresh details about how it fell victim to the bug. The site has published a post explaining how a hacker hijacked several accounts last week - including one belonging to Mumsnet's founder Justine Roberts - after exploiting the cryptology flaw to expose the owners' credentials.
Mystery surrounds the fate of more than 100 teenage girls who were abducted from a school in the remote north-east of Nigeria. The military says only eight of the 129 girls have escaped, but there is no independent confirmation of this. It is thought the Islamist militant group Boko Haram took the girls to a forest near the Cameroonian border. The group is waging a campaign for an Islamic state in the north of Nigeria. The militant group's name means "Western education is forbidden" in the local Hausa language. Also on Wednesday, 18 people were killed in an attack in the Gwoza district of north-eastern Nigeria
A total of 918 students and forty-five staff members are benefitting from a better learning environment due to the improvement works at the Clarendon-based Hazard Primary School. The upgrading project was undertaken by the European Union sponsored Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP), which addressed issues of overcrowding, poor fencing and the necessary upgrading of the sanitation facility for students. The Hazard Primary School Rehabilitation project was done at a cost of over (JMD) Twenty three million dollars ($23 million) with the community contributing over 7 million of that amount. A copy of the press release can be viewed below.
A public opinion poll released yesterday says three-fourths of Americans say it is inevitable that marijuana (Ganja) will be legal for recreational use across the nation, whether they support such policies or not. According to an Associated Press report, the survey was conducted by the Pew Research Centre, which also showed increased support for the ending of mandatory minimum prison sentences for non-violent drug offenders, and doing away with jail time for small amounts of marjuana. The poll of 1,821 adults was conducted from February 14 to 23. Meanwhile the survey had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6% points.
A female Civil Servant was shot and wounded along a section of Wildman Street in Kingston yesterday afternoon. Reports are that the Woman was making her way along a section of the thoroughfare when she was shot by unknown assailants. The woman was rushed to hospital and admitted. A motive for the shooting incident is unknown.
Work by Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ), and Jamaica Customs to improve the business environment in order to help facilitate economic growth, should advance significantly this year. This, as an additional $65 million has been earmarked in the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure, currently before the Standing Finance Committee of the House of Representatives, to complete the work in this area. The undertaking, which is jointly funded by the Government of Jamaica (GoJ), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), aims to improve Jamaica’s tax administration system; facilitate micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises with credit access; and ensure policy, regulatory, and legislative changes, conducive to economic growth, and the attendant necessary reforms.
Facebook Inc. has announced that its $19 billion acquisition of popular mobile messaging service WhatsApp has been approved by regulators in the United States. The Federal Trade Commission warned both companies today, that WhatsApp must stick to its current privacy practices, which include a promise for the messaging service not to use the personal data of its users for targeted advertisements.
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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