Confirmed: CCJ delivers landmark ruling in favour of Shanique Myrie

The Caribbean Court of Justice delivered a landmark judgment today awarding Jamaica’s Shanique Myrie B$75,000 (J$3.6 million) damages to be paid by the State of Barbados. The CCJ in a media release says that it found Myrie to have been wrongfully denied entry into Barbados, subjected to a humiliating cavity search and unlawfully detained overnight in a cell and expelled from Barbados. A copy of the media release from the CCJ can be viewed above and/or downloaded in Pdf format.

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Carol Johnson 04/10/2013 23:38:14
she finally got justice
Victor Fearon 04/10/2013 22:45:04
Yes, I knew she'd be vindicated I told you this. Long ago .
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WHO: Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 2,622

In its latest update the World Health Organisation (WHO), is reporting that the death toll from an outbreak of the Ebola virus has risen to at least 2,622 persons. Around 5,335 persons have also been affected by the deadly virus, which has so far spread to Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Sengal, and Nigeria. The WHO stated that the Ebola is showing no signs yet of slowing down.
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Survivors of Ebola selling blood on black market - WHO

The World Health Organization has warned that desperate patients in Ebola hit countries are turning to the black market to buy blood from survivors of
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TnT security minister denies claim of militarizing the police service

Trinidad’s Minister of National security Gary Griffith, has denied claims that he is moving towards militarising the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) and encouraging
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Portmore Woman charged by Fraud Squad

55-year-old Hauva Davis, car sales administrator of Cedar Grove, Portmore, St. Catherine, who is accused of stealing several motorcars from her workplace has been charged by members of the Fraud Squad. She has been charged with with the offence of larceny of motor vehicles, six (6) counts, valued at $6,000,000.00, and was offered bail in the sum of $300,000.00 and is to reappear in the Corporate Area Criminal Court in Half Way Tree, St. Andrew on the 24th of September 2014. She is also being investigated for the disappearance of 80 other motor vehicles valued over JMD 80,000,000. A copy of the allegations against her can be viewed at the link below.
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Justice Square provided with 3 more Courtrooms

The number of courtrooms at the Supreme Court in Downtown Kingston, has climbed to 15, with the addition of three more courtrooms. According to the JIS, the building was acquired and is being refurbished by the Justice Ministry under the Justice Square Project. The three courtrooms will be utilised during the 2014 Michaelmas Term of the Home Circuit Court.
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Polls close in historic referendum on Scotland independence

Polls have closed in the historic referendum vote in Scotland today. Thousands of persons turned out for the polls which will determine if Scotland remains in the UK or become independent for the first time in 300 years. Votes are now being counted, where the results are expected to be announced tomorrow.
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Gunmen make off with J$30M from St. Elizabeth-based bank

Four gunmen who held up and robbed, the Newell’s-branch of the People’s Co-operative Bank in St. Elizabeth, made off with around J$30 million. Details on the incident are unclear at this time. Reports are that the gunmen escaped in a Security firm marked vehicle.
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Judge rejects application to halt money laundering case

Presiding Judge Judith Pusey today rejected an application brought by defence layers to throw out a money laundering case involving a prominent lawyer and family members of a drug convict. A November 28 date was set by the Judge for a decision on the start of the trial. Prominent attorney Dawn Satterswaite of an upper St. Andrew address, 53-year-old Paulette Higgins of Norman Gardens, 50-year-old Janet Ramsay of Bridgeport, Portmore, St. Catherine, 40-year-old Manchester resident Ann-Marie Cleary, and Andre Hamilton a tertiary school student, have all been slapped with various money laundering charges. They have all been charged accused of hiding funds linked to convicted drug dealer Andrew Hamilton.
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First tablets issued to students in Clarendon

Students of Salt Savannah Primary and Infant School in South East Clarendon became the first to receive tablet computers under the Tablets in School (TIS)
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US imposes more sanctions on Russia

More sanctions have been announced by the United States on Russia over its intervention in Ukraine. Among the Russian industries targeted by the new sanctions are oil, defense, and banking. These new sanctions coincide with new economic penalties imposed by the European Union.
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Zimbabwe taxes mobile phones amid revenue crisis

A cash crunch in the African nation of Zimbabwe has resulted in the Government announcing several tax hikes, which also include mobile phones. Described as a revenue crisis, the Zimbabwean government has been forced to freeze civil servants’ pay as businesses close, and business investments have reduced, and there have also been increased imports. Economic output in Zimbabwe has been slashed to 3.1 percent for 2014, from a previous forecast of 6.1 percent.
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More funding pledged by US in war against drugs in Dominican Republic

An additional US$10 million has been pledged by the U.S. Embassy in the Dominican Republic in the country’s war against drugs. According to the Dominican Today News, the announcement of more US funding was made during the signing of an agreement between both countries, which bolsters Washington’s backing for security in the Dominican Republic and law enforcement.
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Ebola death toll in West Africa surpasses 2,400 – WHO

Over 2,400 persons are now dead in the worst ever outbreak of the Ebola virus in what is being described as the west African health crisis. Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organisation (WHO), issued a warning that the outbreak of the Ebola virus demanded a faster and stronger response from the global community. She added that 4,,784 cases of the virus was recorded as of September 12.
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JCF and INDECOM gets forensic vehicle from US Embassy

The United States (US) Embassy has donated eight forensic vehicles to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM). Five of
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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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