Confirmed: 3 Jamaicans among six held in Haiti drug bust





Three Jamaicans are among six persons arrested by the police in Haiti in connection with a huge drug bust. The Jamaicans have been identified as Mark Reid, Fenton Johnson and Mark Pitt. Two Colombians and a Venezuelan woman were also arrested.The six were held during an operation near the southern island of lie-a-vache, where three helicopters and three speed boats were used to intercept the suspects. Police in the french-speaking nation said a Haitian businessman who claimed to have called the authorities to secure an abandoned boat with 23 packages of Ganja was also detained as part of investigations.



  
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T&T lifts travel ban on Nigeria

Trinidad and Tobago has lifted a ban placed on travellers from Nigeria with immediate effect following a declaration by the World Health Organisation (WHO), that the African nation was free of Ebola. This was announced at yesterday’s post Cabinet press conference in San Fernando by the country’s Health Minister Dr. Fuad Khan. On October 16, the twin-island republic placed the ban on travellers coming from Nigeria however following consultations involving Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and the Cabinet the travel restrictions have been lifted.
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3 killed in East Kingston identified

Three persons who were shot and killed in a section of Rockfort, East Kingston last night have been identified. They are 32-year-old Adean Strawn, 31-year-old Terrence Dixon, and 32-year-old Loxley Brown o/c “Ricky”. All three were among a group of persons sitting along a section of St. John’s Road, Rockfort sometime after 7 pm, when armed men approached them and opened fire on them. There are conflicting reports on how many persons were shot. Strawn, Dixon, and Brown were pronounced dead at hospital.
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Rwanda reverses decision to screen U.S., Spain travellers for Ebola

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T&T has 1,000 suspected cases of Chikungunya virus

Around 1,000 suspected cases of the mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus is now in Trinidad and Tobago, according to the Chief Medical Officer at the Health Ministry, Dr. Colin Furlonge. The Health Official stated, that on Tuesday, several key stakeholders held a meeting aimed at appointing a multi-sectoral task force to combat the disease.
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Ananda Alert activated for 15-yr-old Cedar Grove girl

15-year-old Sarah-Grace Griffiths of Cedar Grove, Manchester, has been missing since Saturday, October 18. She is of dark complexion, slim build and is about 157 centimetres (5 feet 2 inches) tall. Contact the Mandeville Police at 625-3423, Police 119 or Hear the Children’s Cry 929-0431, 822-0483, 294-8123, 294-8124, 294-8125. No photograph of Sarah-Grace Griffiths was available.
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One suspect held in connection with East Kingston triple murder

A male suspect was held shortly after the shooting deaths of three persons in East Kingston last night. Several other persons were also injured in the shooting incident. Police have not released the name of the suspect pending further investigations. The three persons killed have been identified as 32-year-old Adean Strawn, 31-year-old Terrence Dixon, and 32-year-old Loxley Brown o/c “Ricky”. All three were among a group of persons sitting along a section of St. John’s Road, Rockfort sometime after 7 pm, when armed men approached them and opened fire on them. There are conflicting reports on how many persons were shot. Strawn, Dixon, and Brown were pronounced dead at hospital.
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Man mowed down by JUTC bus near Cross Roads

An unidentified man was mowed down by a bus operated by the Jamaica Ubran Transit Company (JUTC) bus near Cross Roads, Kingston today. Information surrounding what led to the incident is unclear. The condition of the male pedestrian is also unknown. If you have further details post.
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Gonzalo to bring deteriorating conditions as it nears Bermuda

Gonzalo to bring deteriorating conditions as it nears Bermuda
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Texas health worker isolated over Ebola fears on Caribbean cruise ship

The US State Department has revealed that a Texas health worker who may have handled specimens from the Liberian man who died from Ebola in the US, has been placed under isolation on a Caribbean cruise ship, despite showing no symptoms of the disease. Local reports in the US, say the worker attached to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, who did not have direct contact with the Liberian patient identified as Thomas Eric Duncan, but could have processed his body fluids 19 days ago, left on a cruise from Galveston on Sunday. The employee has been self monitoring since October 6 and has yet to develop a fever or show any other symptom of Ebola, the US State Department said. The worker and a companion voluntarily isolated themselves in their cabin. US authorities are arranging for the ship to return to the country.
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India threatens to sue WICB

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has threatened to take sue the West Indies Cricket Board over the reported decision by its players to abandon their tour of India. The West Indies players decide to withdraw from the series due to an ongoing dispute with WIPA President Wavell Hinds, over payment isssues. In a statement it said “"This is a unilateral decision taken by the WICB and its players, in spite of several appeals to the WICB to honour its commitment and complete the series." The BCCI would, "pursue all options available" and seek "appropriate action" from the ICC.
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Nigerian military announces truce with Boko Haram

Nigeria’s military have announced that a truce has been agreed with Islamic militant group Boko Haram. The AFP News reported that Chief of Nigeria’s defence staff, Air Marshal Alex Baden stated that a ceasefire agreement was reached after talks concluded between the Federal Government and Boko Haram. Hostilities will now end during the ceasefire agreement, according to Hassan Tukur, the Nigerian President’s Principal Secretary.
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Over 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram set to be released

More than 200 girls held at gunpoint and kidnapped by militant Islamic group Boko Haram are slated to be released, after a ceasefire was agreed with the government. This was announced by the Nigerian military which stated that a ceasefire was agreed after talks were concluded between the Nigerian Federal Government and Boko Haram. On April 14, Boko Haram kidnapped over 200 girls from a school in Chibok, northeastern Nigeria.
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Jamaica by Bike gears up for Charity Ride

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Ananda Alert activated for 15-yr-old St. James teen

15-year-old Nyoka Craig of Sunderland district in St. James, has been missing since Thursday, October 9. She is of dark complexion, stout build and is about 168 centimetres (5 feet 6 inches) tall. Contact the Amity Hall Police at 804-6432, Police 119 or Hear the Children’s Cry 929-0431, 294-8123, 294-8124, 822-0483, 294-8125.
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Jamaica Mad to Raas!

Image courtesy of  www.ridoutphoto.com
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"24 Things I wished I knew before getting pregnant"

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