Confirmed: Photos - Man found dead in Kingston Harbour





The body of a man believed to be in his early twenties was seen floating in a section of the Kingston Harbour opposite the Digicel headquarters along Princess Sreet, Downtown Kingston today. A small crowd has now gathered at the location, as efforts are now being made to retrieve the body of the man. Information on what led to his death is unclear. If you have further details post.



  
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Shara Johns 25/10/2013 22:44:22
he wasn't exactly found dead, lots of people were there when he jumped.
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Marcus Grant 25/10/2013 17:55:07
why ask that people report news if what is said will be changed. the body was not seen floating. post exactly what is said or dnt post it at all.
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JLP stands with Canadians – Bartlett

The Jamaica Labour Party in a press release today conveyed its solidarity with the Government and people of Canada following the brazen acts of terrorism in Ottawa and Quebec this week. Opposition Spokesman on Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Edmund Bartlett MP, said, “As peaceful and law-abiding citizens, the JLP joins with the more than 300,000 Jamaicans living in Canada, in categorically condemning these attacks”. In a diplomatic note to Mr. Robert Ready, Canadian High Commissioner in Jamaica, reaffirming solidarity, Mr. Bartlett also said, “The Jamaica Labour Party continues to remain a strong partner in standing with the peaceful people of Canada to preserve our democratic institutions”. A copy of the press release can be viewed below.
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2-yr-old girl confirmed as first Ebola case in Mali

Ousmane Kone, the Health Minister in Mali has confirmed the country’s first case of the deadly Ebola virus. The victim has been identified as a 2-year-old girl who had come from neighbouring Guinea. Blood samples taken from the child who was admitted in hospital yesterday, tested positive for the pathogen. Mali now becomes the sixth country to record an Ebola case.
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'Growth not enough to lift standard of living for Jamaica' - PM Simpson-Miller

'Growth not enough to lift standard of living for Jamaica' - PM Simpson-Miller
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller told a gathering of officials of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), other international organisations, Ministers of Finance and Central Bank Governors and other policy makers from across the Caribbean, that economic growth by itself will not be enough to lift the people of Jamaica and the Caribbean region to a significantly higher standard of living. “The growth we seek must be robust, strong and sustained. The growth we are working for must be equitable and inclusive,” Mrs. Simpson Miller said. She was speaking on Thursday (October 23), as she declared open, a high-level forum organised by the IMF focusing on “Unlocking Economic Growth in the Caribbean.” A copy of the full press release can be viewed below.
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First Ebola case confirmed in New York

Officials in New York have confirmed a doctor identified as Craig Spencer has tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, the first such case in the U.S. city. Spencer was placed in isolation after he showed symptoms including a 103-degree Fahrenheit fever and nausea following a return from Guinea, where he treated patients suffering from Ebola. Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York has sought to calm fears by New Yorkers as he stated that the city was fully prepared to stop any spread of the deadly pathogen.
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CARILEC aids members hit by Hurricanes

Assistance has been provided to Caribbean states by the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) hit by Hurricanes recently. In the case of Bermuda, both Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricane Gonzalo ravaged the island on October 11 and 17 respectively, causing considerable damage to vegetation and their structures. There were 12 injuries reported and many roofs damaged. Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited (BELCO) reported that more than 80% of their customers were left without power. On Monday, October 13, Anguilla received a direct hit from Hurricane Gonzalo causing damage to the electricity infrastructure. CEO of Anguilla Electricity Company Limited (ANGLEC) immediately sought assistance of CARILEC to repair damaged infrastructure and restore power to their customers. Disaster response is one of the many benefits afforded to members of CARILEC, a service which is opportune during times of major disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding, and volcanic eruptions. A copy of the press release can be viewed below.
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Two shot dead in St. James

30-year-old Rohan Wilson, and his common-law wife 24-year-old Samantha Gillings a Customer Service Representative, were shot to death by unknown assailants in a section of Windsor, St. James on Wednesday. Residents summoned the Police to the area after hearing several explosions in the area, and during a search, lawmen found nothing. The bullet riddled bodied of the Wilson and Gillings, were found on Thursday by residents who alerted the Police. A motive for the double killing has yet to be ascertained.
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3 men linked to East Kingston triple murders surrender to Police

Three men who were named as persons of interest in the murders of three men, and the injuring of several others in a section of Rockfort, East Kingston have all surrendered to the Police. The men were named as persons of interest after 32-year-old Adean Strawn, 31-year-old Terrence Dixon, and 32-year-old Loxley Brown o/c “Ricky” were shot dead. All three were among a group of persons sitting along a section of St. John’s Road, Rockfort sometime after 7 pm on Wednesday night, when armed men approached them and opened fire on them. Yesterday, Police conducted a raid in East Kingston, where several persons were also taken into custody to be processed.
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PNPYO backs Govt decision on Ebola travel restrictions

The People’s National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO)) in a press release, says it stands united with the government’s decision to restrict the entry of personnel who have travelled to or transited through the three most heavily hit areas with the Ebola outbreak namely Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. A suggestion was also made by the PNPYO that the Government considers capitalizing on the country’s ties with the intermediary nations specifically United States of America and the United Kingdom where persons would connect flights to come to Jamaica. The PNPYO urged the government to consider having all Jamaican nationals who are travelling from any of the three countries lay over in the control areas for at least twenty eight (28) days. A copy of the press release with suggested measures given by the PNPYO can be viewed below.
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Hurricane Gonzalo increases forward speed after pounding Bermuda

Hurricane Gonzalo increases forward speed after pounding Bermuda
At 4:00 a.m. the centre of Hurricane Gonzalo was located near latitude 34.7 degrees north and longitude 63.2 degrees west or about 305 kilometres north-northeast of Bermuda. Gonzalo is moving towards the north-northeast at 35 kilometres per hour. This motion is expected to continue today with an increase in forward speed. A turn towards the northeast with an increase in forward speed is forecast tonight, with additional acceleration likely on Sunday. On the forecast track, the centre of Gonzalo will continue to move away from Bermuda this morning and pass just southeast of Newfoundland tonight and early Sunday. Maximum sustained winds are near 165 kilometres per hour, with higher gusts. Gonzalo is forecast to weaken during the next 48 hours. The system is expected to become an extra-tropical cyclone on Sunday. Hurricane Gonzalo is not a threat to Jamaica.
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Alcoa signs agreement to sell all its stake in Jamaica's bauxite industry

Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals (AWAC), has signed a definitive agreement to sell its 100 percent stake in Jamaica's bauxite industry to Noble Group Ltd. The agreement sees Alcoa selling its stake for $140 million, the Caribbean News Now reported. AWAC will over the next three years continue as the managing director of the bauxite operations in Jamaica, under a compensated service agreement and employees will remain employed by Jamalco. According to the Caribbean News Now, the Noble Group does management of a portfolio of global supply chains which covers a range of energy and industrial products.
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Two cops hit with corruption charges by MOCA

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Aguero scores four in Man City victory over Tottenham

Argentina striker Sergio 'Kun' Aguero fired Manchester City to victory over Tottenham Hotspur with a four-goal salvo despite missing a penalty, to temporarily carry them to two points from leaders Chelsea. Aguero scored two of the goals from the spot, after four penalties were given to City. Federico Fazio was sent off on his debut for Spurs, who will be disappointed that they did not get more in the exciting encounter. Chelsea can restore their five-point advantage when they play Crystal Palace later.
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Chelsea beats Crystal Palace to restore EPL lead

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Welbeck scores late as Arsenal grab 2-2 draw with Hull

Danny Welbeck scored a 90th minute goal to give Arsenal 2-2 draw against Hull City in the English Premiership today.The Gunners took the lead from a wonderfully worked goal from Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez after 13 minutes in the game. Hull were level in controversial circumstances when Mohammed Diame seemed to hold back Mathieu Flamini, and rob him of possession in the penalty box, and he chipped the ball over the keeper, to leave the Arsenal players incensed. It was then 2-1 to Hull as they took the lead a minute into the second half as Abel Hernandez scored a header from a Tom Huddlestone cross. In the 90th minute, a mazy run by Sanchez saw him setup Welbeck who fired home for the draw.
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Jamaica Mad to Raas!

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Successful Asian Leader says former Jamaican PM – “Ruinous”

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"(Jamaican) professionals felt they had no future"
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Controversy in London

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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 ?

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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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