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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EWI granted licence for 381MW Project

Energy World International (EWI) has been granted a licence to supply electric power to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) under the terms of the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between both companies. This was announced yesterday, by Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell, who revealed that the Licence was finalised and issued on April 14, 2014. Minister Paulwell emphasized that the 381MW gas (natural gas) fired power project is among the first set of steps aimed at reducing the price for electricity to the productive sectors. According to the JIS, the project will be implemented over a period of 26 months so that mid 2016 JPS customers will be the beneficiaries from reduced electricity costs.
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Nigerian gunmen abduct around 100 schoolgirls

Gunmen have reportedly abducted around 100 schoolgirls during an attack on a school located in northeast Nigeria according to officials. The armed men arrived at the school on Monday night at a school in Borno state, and ordered the girls to board the lorries they had arrived in. The attack at the school is being blamed on the militant group Boko Haram, which was also blamed for an attack in Abuja on Sunday which killed 70 persons.
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One dead, six injured on NWC pipeline project

One man is now dead and six others nursing various injuries during works on the $90 million NWC replacement pipeline project in the Caymanas Estate area of St. Catherine yesterday. Reports are that sometime after 10 am, during a work exercise a pipeline exploded and a man only identified as Tony Lee lay dead, while six other persons suffered injuries including fractured bones. Full details surrounding what led to the incident have not been provided.
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Former Italian PM ordered to serve 1-year community service

Former Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, has been ordered by a court to serve a one-year community service after he was convicted for tax fraud. Details on what type of community service he is to perform were not immediately revealed. Travel restrictions were also set by the court on the former prime minister. Lawyers for Berlusconi described the ruling as satisfactory given his political activities.
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Man charged after fatal accident in St. Ann

43-year-old bus driver Floyd Scott of a St. Mary address has been charged by the police following the death of a man in the parish of St. Ann on Monday night. Reports are that Scott was driving a bus which plies the Ocho Rios to Browns Town main road when the vehicle struck an unidentified man along the Priory main road. The unidentified man died on the spot. The police who arrived on the scene took the bus driver into custody and he was later charged.
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35-yr-old man shot dead in Ocho Rios

35-year-old Jeffrey Silvera o/c "face" of Lime Bottom, Ocho Rios, St. Ann was found dead yesterday morning in the parish with gunshot wounds. Reports are that sometime after 5 am, Silvera had just arrived home when several explosions were heard. Later in the day a passer-by stumbled upon the body of the 35-year-old taxi operator. Police were alerted and they processed the scene, before the body was removed to the morgue. A motive for the fatal shooting is unknown.
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STATIN: Inflation sees increase in March

A 1.1 percent increase in the rate of inflation was recorded in the All Jamaica 'All Divisions' Consumer Price Index for the March period, according to the Statistical institute of Jamaica (STATIN). The chief contributors to this movement, STATIN stated was the 4.3 per cent upward movement in the index for the division ‘Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas, and Other Fuels’ and the 0.4 per cent rise in the index for ‘Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages’. The main impact on the index for the division ‘Housing, Gas and Other Fuels’ was the higher cost for ‘electricity, which resulted in a 7.7 per cent increase in the index for the group ‘Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels’. A copy of the full press release can be viewed below.
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Decomposing body of man found inside car in Montego Bay

Decomposing body of man found inside car in Montego Bay
Police are probing the circumstances in which the decomposing body of an unidentified man was found in a section of Montego Bay, St. James yesterday. Reports are that the body was found found in the vicinity of the Montego Bay Market, and the police were alerted. Upon their arrival, the police cordoned off the area, and processed the scene before the body was removed.
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3 guns seized in Westmoreland

A man is now in custody after three guns were seized by the police in a section of Frome, Westmoreland on Tuesday. Reports are that the administrators of Frome Technical thwarted a dispute between students, after one of the pupils brought two men on the school compound in an alleged effort to intimidate his other schoolmates. The police were alerted and on their arrival on the school compound the two men opened fire on the lawmen and fled. One of the men managed to elude the police, while the other assailant was held and an illegal gun was taken from him. A subsequent search of his home saw two home-made guns being seized. The identity of the man was not released by the police.
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Man fatally shot by police in downtown Kingston

A man only identified by his alias as "Junior" was shot dead after he stabbed a police officer in the neck in downtown, Kingston yesterday. Reports are that the police officer who is attached to the motorised division chased down the man along Mark Lane and during a struggle he was stabbed in the neck. The police officer took evasive action and shot the man, who later died. The condition of the innjured police officer is unknown.
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New signal detected in search for missing Malaysian flight

An Australian official stated that a new possible signal from the missing Malaysian flight has been detected as the search continues. A navy aircraft picked up the signal today near close to the location which previously detected signals and dropped sound location bouys in the area according to the Associated Press. The search area has been narrowed to a location off the coast of Australia and 14 planes along with 13 ships are now scouring a search zone.
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Reggae Boyz fall two places to 82 in FIFA rankings

Reggae Boyz fall two places to 82 in FIFA rankings
The Jamaica men's senior national football team,slipped two places and are now at number 82 in the latest release of the 2014 Coca Cola-FIFA Football rankings. The Reggae Boyz also remaiined the ninth best team in CONCACAF. The USA (13) kept its place as the top team in CONCACAF despite slipping by one spot, with Mexico (19) improving their ranking by one spot, and remained the second best team in the region. Honduras (32), Costa Rica (34), Panama (35), El Salvador (69), Trinidad and Tobago (76), Haiti (79), and Cuba (90), round out the top 10 places in CONCACAF. Spain still remains at the top of the FIFA rankings with Germany, Portugal, Colombia, and Uruguay in the top five places. 2013 Confederations Cup champions Brazil, jumped three place and are ranked sixth in the World.
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Cold Front set to move across Jamaica today

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica says the significant feature in the area is a Cold Front which is forecast to move across Jamaica today. Meanwhile a Trough is just east of the island. The 24-hour forecast sees this morning, partly cloudy skies over sections of northern parishes, mainly sunny elsewhere. This afternoon, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across sections of mainly northern parishes, and tonight isolated showers in north-eastern parishes. There is currently no small craft warning. Regionally a Frontal System to linger over the central Caribbean.
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Child bride poisons husband in Nigeria

A child bride who was forced into marriage prepared a meal that killed her husband and three of his friends, according to police in Nigeria. Reports are that 14-year-old Wails Umaru, filled the meal with rat poison because she was forced to marry a man she did not love. Umaru who was married last week carried out the act after her 35-year-old invited dozens of his friends to celebrate with him in the city of Kano. One police official revealed that the teen was cooperating with investigations and is expected to be charged with culpable homicide.
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Jamaica Mad to Raas!

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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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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

  9.63s was the time that flashed on the clock inside the stadium in London. Less than 10s after the starter fired the gun, the Men’s
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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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