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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Surgeries set to resume today at Spanish Town Hospital

Elective surgeries are to resume at the Spanish Town Hospital today, after an air conditioning unit which serviced the operation theatre stopped working. The air conditioning stopped working due to a reported electrical fire on a utility pole. Repairs were conducted on the air-conditioning unit, yesterday and surgeries are to resume today. Some patients at the hospital had their scheduled surgeries pushed back for 2 weeks due to the a/c unit being down.
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PNPYO saddened at passing of Roger Clarke

The People’s National Youth Organisation (PNPYO), expressed sadness at the passing of Honourable Roger Clarke, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and Member of Parliament for Central Westmoreland. In a release, the PNPYO stated that Minister Clarke lived by the mantra ‘eat what we grow and grow what we eat’. He was passionate about reducing the incidences of praedial larcency, expanding agro parks and improving agricultural production for sustained development. “We call on the government to ensure that there is full continuity of focus on the priorities of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries” the PNPYO stated. A copy of the full press release can be viewed below.
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1,200 Secondary School Teachers receive Tablets

1,200 secondary school teachers received tablet computers under the Government’s pilot project dubbed ‘Tablets in Schools’. The project which lasts for one year, will be administered in 38 educational institutions across Jamaica. 25,000 tablets will be distributed to teachers and students in the targeted institutions during the pilot phase, according to the JIS.
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First case of Ebola virus confirmed in Senegal

Senegal’s health minister today confirmed the country’s first case of the deadly Ebola virus today. The victim was a Guinean national who arrived from a neighbouring West African country, where an Ebola outbreak has claimed thousands.
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Second suspect charged with murder of US visitor

Junior Whyte the second suspect held in connection with the fatal stabbing of a visitor from the United States in St. Ann, has been charged. Whyte and his co-accused 30-year-old Sean Thompson with the murder of 41-year-old Dwight Ashall who was reportedly visiting Jamaica for the first time in 3-years. Both men will return to court on September 3. It is alleged that Ashall was visited by a number of male friends sometime after 11pm, on August 8, 2014, and he was later stabbed to death. A taxi operator who was transporting the alleged attackers of Ashall, spotted that they had blood stains, and drove to the Discovery Bay Police. Following several questions, lawmen reportedly went to a premises where Ashall was staying, and found his body with what appeared to be several stab wounds.
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29 persons held in latest drive against Lottery Scam operations

Twenty persons were held following operations against the Lottery Scam in St. James and Hanover. The pre-dawn raids were conducted on Wednesday and Thursday, where over 500 cartons of unaccustomed cigarettes were allegedly found and seized in St. James. Several lead sheets and other items connected to the Lottery Scam were reportedly seized.
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10 escape from jail at Police Headquarters in Dom. Republic

Police officials are reporting that ten inmates escaped from the prison at the National Police headquarters in Puerto Plata, the northern region of Dominican Republic. According to the Dominican Today News, the inmates used a hacksaw to free their way from the cell. The identities of the men were not released.
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Martin Manley wins 400m Youth Olympic Gold in 46.31s

Martin Manley claimed Gold for Jamaica in the Boys' 400 metre race held in Nanjing, China where the Youth Olympic Games are taking place. Manley stormed to a time of 46.31s ahead of Botswana's Karabo Sibanda, and Henri Delauze of the Bahamas.The Jamaican also won Gold in the event at the World Youth Championships last year.
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Jaheel Hyde claims 110mH race in record time

Wolmer's Boys standout Jaheel Hyde wrote his name once again in the history books when he won the Boys 110 metre hurdles final in a youth record time at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games. Hyde clocked 12.96s for Gold in the event. Speaking after the race, the Jamaican said he was not surprised at lowering the World Youth Record, according to the IAAF.
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Costa, Hazard give Chelsea edge over Leicester City

Second half goals from Spanish forward Diego Costa, and Belgian winger Eden Hazard gave Chelsea a 2-0 win over newly promoted side Leicester City at Stamford Bridge in Premier League action. The first half saw Chelsea struggle to up the tempo as Leicester had more shots on target with Courtois being the busier keeper. David Nugent who got a glorious chance to put Leicester ahead in the first half was put through one on one with Courtois but the Belgian kept out the shot on goal as the Blues survived. Diego Costa then put Chelsea ahead in the 63rd minute with an assist from Branislov Ivanovic. Eden Hazard then increased the lead from the home side as he struck low to beat Kasper Schmeichel in goal for Leicester. The home side then cruised to claim all three points at full time.
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3 men arrested as Police probe robbery of Travel Agencies

Detectives attached to the Flying Squad have made a major breakthrough into a series of robberies involving travel agencies in the parishes of Manchester, St. Elizabeth, St. Catherine, Kingston and St. Andrew. Three men were arrested for the robberies of 12 of these agencies in the parishes. Charged with receiving stolen property is 33-year-old Mark Spence of Kingston 13, while the two other men are expected to face identification parades. The men were taken into custody during an operation in Delacree Park, Kingston 13 on July 16, and are believed to be linked to organized crime syndicates operating out of the parishes. A copy of the full press release can be viewed below.
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Two persons charged after Ganja seizure in Kingston

52 year-old Jeremiah Bailey of Byndloss Lane, Kingston and 21-year-old Nickeda Moore of Hasting Crescent, Bridgeport, St. Catherine, have been arrested and charged for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act after an operation was carried out on Byndloss Lane, Kingston on Thursday, August 21. Police report that about 7:30 a.m., members of the Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division (TCND) and Mobile Reserve conducted a search at a premises when two and a half pounds of ganja and 72 plastic wrapped ganja pellets prepared for ingestion were found. Bailey and Moore are scheduled to appear before the Corporate Area Criminal Court on Tuesday, August 26, to answer to charges of possession of ganja, dealing in and using premises to store ganja.
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Mother and three children slapped with Ganja charges

40-year-old Julia Barrett and her sons, 25-year-old Pianky Jones, 24-year-old Tafari Jones and 21-year-old Marcus Jones all of Giltress Street, Rollington Town in the parish were arrested and charged a mother and her three sons for dealing in and possession of ganja in Rollington Town, Kingston 2 on Monday, August 4. Information received is that Officers conducted a special operation in the area, when a premises was searched and 100 pounds of ganja was found in their possession. They were subsequently taken into custody. The illicit drug has a street value of JMD 500,000. They appeared before the Half Way Tree Resident Magistrates’ Court on Monday, August 18 and will return on Monday, October 6.
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Arsenal scores late to earn draw against Everton

Arsenal scored two late goals to earn a dramatic 2-2 draw at Everton in English Premiership action played in Goodison Park. Everton through rightback Seamus Coleman and Stephen Naismith grabbed a 2-0 lead i the first half of play. Arsenal stormed back and grabbed a goal in the 83rd minute from Aaron Ramsey, and a 90th minute equaliser from second half substitute Olivier Giroud to stun the Everton fans.
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Jamaica Mad to Raas!

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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

The 30th Olympiad is very much underway and of course with big Games come big controversies. I have highlighted just a few of the notables below.
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9.63s - Asafa's Pain

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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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