Confirmed: 67 police officers held, 2 police stations seized in Kiev by protesters





Video footage has emerged of protesters leading police officers through their camps in Kiev after they were captured during clashes in Ukraine. A truce reached between President Viktor Yanukovych, and Opposition leaders broke down as around 33 persons were killed in renewed clashes. Meanwhile, radicals seized two district police stations in the Ukranian capital and blocked an army unit according to a police release.



  
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Education Ministry to dispatch 80 Math coaches, specialists

Education Minister Rev. Ronald Thwaites has revealed that eighty (80) Math coaches and specialists will be sent to 150 primary and secondary schools, with the aim of improving the teaching skills of Mathematics teachers. These math coaches and specialists will be dispatched as of today as the Education Ministry focuses on implementing policies, and programmes to sustain gains in student achievement. The Minister was giving his back-to-school address yesterday.
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Dengue cases surge by 19 in Japan

19 new cases of the mosquito-borne Dengue fever have been confirmed by officials in Japan, who have urged local authorities to be on the lookout for further outbreaks. The latest cases have seen the toll number of apparent locally contracted cases climbed to 22. Authorities believe that the new cases of Dengue were contracted at a local park in downtown Tokyo.
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Alia Atkinson wins Women’s Breaststroke final in Dubai

Alia Atkinson of Jamaica won the Women’s 50m Breaststroke final at the Dubai leg of the FINA/Mastbank Swimming World Cup today. Atkinson with a reaction time of 0.65, won another Gold medal in 29.12s to see her points total climb to 967 for the series.
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7 killed in explosion at Paris building

Seven persons including a 10-year-old child died in an explosion which hit an apartment building in Paris yesterday. Rescue efforts are now underway to pull an elderly woman believed to be buried under rubble after the four-storey residential block collapsed following the explosion. Initial investigations point to an accidental gas explosion at the site, which could be the likely cause of the blast.
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Alia Atkinson wins silver in Dubai

Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson finished second in the Women’s Individual Medley event at the Dubai leg of the FINA/Mastbank Swimming World Cup today. Atkinson with a reaction time of 0.65, clocked 58.26s, to claim the Silver medal behind Hosszu Katinka of Hungary who clocked 57.75s to win the event, while Caitlin Leverenz of the USA was third in 59.86s.
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16 schools to be removed from shift system

A total of sixteen schools will be taken off the shift system to allow for a more effective delivery of the curriculum and efficient administration of the institutions. The sixteen schools will include three high schools, and thirteen primary and junior high schools, Education Minister Rev. Ronald Thwaites reported.
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Chemical leak in Morant Bay

A chemical leak along a section of Church Street in Morant Bay, St. Thomas has resulted in several persons having fainting spells close to the tax office. According to Irie FM News, a Cholorine leak took place, however details on the spill is unknown. An advisory has been issued for pedestrians and motorists to avoid the area and use alternate routes, until further notice.
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Youth Climate Change Conference to be held in Jamaica

A mock United Nations-style assembly on climate change is to be held at the inaugural Youth Climate Change Conference in Kingston, Jamaica on September 14. The conference being hosted by the USAID-funded Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change (Ja REEACH) is being held under the theme “One Climate. One Future….Empowering Youth for Action”. According to Caribbean Climate Blog, high school delegates will deliberate on the availability, access, and quality of water in Jamaica, a relevant and timely issue considering the country's current drought condition.
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Indian woman has baby skeleton removed from inside her after 38 years

Indian woman has baby skeleton removed from inside her after 38 years
A 62-year-old woman in India had a baby skeleton inside her for 38-years. According to experts in the Indian city of Nagpur, Jyoti Kumar had an ectopic pregnancy when she was 24, she was told that the fetus growing outside of her womb would not survive, However she was scared of surgery so she did not do the operation to remove the child, instead she opted to get treatment for her abdominal pain at a small clinic. The pain came back decades later and she allowed doctors to remove the skeleton which was inside a calcified sac, from her abdomen. The mass was removed from between Kumar's uterus, intestines, and bladder. Doctors believe it is the world's longest ectopic pregnancy.
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Hamas: Gaza, Israel reach ‘long-term’ ceasefire deal

A Hamas spokesman today announced that Israel and Palestinians have reached a Gaza ceasefire deal and an official statement will be made in Egypt. Israel has declined to comment on the revelations by the Hamas spokesman. Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Palestinian Popular Resistance Committee a group that has fired rockets into Israel says the announcement to made in Egypt will be made within two hours.
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Ananda Alert activated for missing St. Elizabeth girl

17-year-old Shamana Berry of Thornton district, St. Elizabeth, has been missing since Tuesday, July 29. She is of dark complexion, slim build and is about 157 centimetres (5 feet 2 inches) tall. Contact the Spanish Town Police at 984-2305, Police 119 or Hear the Children’s Cry 929-0431, 294-8123, 294-8124, 822-0483, 294-8125.
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CARICOM seeks to use UNSIDS conference for international support

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is viewing the small island developing states (UNSIDS) third international meetings as a key opportunity to engage the international community on
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Haitian migrants remanded into JCF custody

Three Haitian migrants who appeared in Court last week after their arrival by boat in Jamaica last were remanded and placed into the custody of the local police. All three migrants including one who is reportedly pregnant, are slated to return to Court on September 1, where they will answer to charges of illegal entry. Two Jamaicans who were nabbed along with the Haitian migrants have been charged with human trafficking.
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UK Ebola patient taken from Sierra Leone

A male British citizen who is infected with the Ebola virus was removed from Sierra Leone on Sunday (August 24). The name of the man
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Jamaica Mad to Raas!

Image courtesy of  www.ridoutphoto.com
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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