Confirmed: 24 killed after ferry sinks off Zanzibar coast





24 people have died after a ferry carrying 280 passengers and crew sank near the island of Zanzibar earlier today. Officials stated that 145 persons were rescued, however many more are still missing. The Navy said the boat got into difficulties due to strong winds after it left the city of Dar-es-Salaam.



  
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711 arrests for Electricity theft since start of 2014 - JPS

711 arrests for Electricity theft since start of 2014 - JPS
JPS is reporting that since the start of the year, a total of 711 persons have been arrested for the illegal abstraction of electricity, as at October 15. The Company in a press release reported that it has been carrying out multiple operations across the island, with the support of the security forces, in addition to conducting meter audits and account investigations. The parishes with the highest number of arrests for electricity theft are St. James with 128 arrests, followed by St. Elizabeth with 118 arrests and St. Catherine with 112 arrests. Meanwhile last week, a community radio station owner/operator in St. James, was arrested when a meter bypass was found powering the small media entity. The radio station had been disconnected since February of this year, for an outstanding balance, but was discovered this week to be receiving supply, via an illegal connection. A copy of the full press release from the JPS can be viewed below.
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38-yr-old vendor fatally stabbed in St. James

38-year-old Tyrone Cunningham o/c "Rat" a vendor from a Over River address, was fatally stabbed in the parish of St. James on Friday. Sometime after 9 am, Cunningham and another man were near the Charles Gordon market, when both got into a heated exchange, and a knife was brought into play. Cunningham was stabbed several times which resulted in him falling to the ground. He was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police are now seeking a male suspect in connection with the incident.
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Gun seized by Spanish Town Police

An illegal gun with several rounds of ammunition, was seized by Police attached to the Spanish Town Police Station in the Old Capital. According to the Police, sometime after 6 am on Friday, lawmen were conducting an operation along a section of Old Harbour road, when they spotted a man acting in what they described as a suspicious manner in the vicinity of the McCooks Pen Post Office. Police say the man ran, and lawmen gave chase. An alleged gun fell from the man's waist, and he managed to elude the Police. Lawmen reportedly recovered the gun, which was Browning 9mm pistol with five rounds of ammunition.
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Several Women, Children chopped to death in eastern DR Congo conflict

Around 22 persons mostly women and children were chopped to death during an attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in the second such attack within days, one government official confirmed. Yesterday's attack took place in the town of Eringeti, which left 10 women, 8 children and four men dead according to a local government official. Several of the children, al jazeera reported, had their heads "bashed in against walls". The attack is being blamed on the Ugandan rebel group, Allied Democratic Forces which has terrorised the area for decades.
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Manning's School Cook dies after being mowed down

45-year-old Sharon Bartlett the head cook at the Manning's School in Westmoreland, died after being hit by a motorcar near the institution on Friday. sometime after 7 am, Bartlett was attempting to cross the thoroughfare, when she was mowed down by a motorcar, and sustained head injuries. she was taken to hospital, where she later died.
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Several High School students injured in St. Mary crash

Several high school students have been hospitalised after their school bus was involved in a crash while they were on their way to the Boscobel Air Show in St. Mary. The circumstances that led to the crash are unknown. Some of the injured students have been taken to the Port Maria Hospital. if you have further details post.
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Knife wielding Woman shot by Police in Port Antonio

A woman who was reportedly involved in a fight with another woman was allegedly shot by a police officer in a section of Port Antonio, Portland yesterday. The incident took place along Harbour Street in Port Antonio. Full details surrounding the incident are unknown. The status of the woman who was shot is also unclear. If you have further details post.
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Cavalier beats Harbour View to extend lead

Cavalier SC continued their good start to the Red Stripe Premier league season with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Harbour View and increased their lead atop of the table to six points. Former National Under 20 player Oshane Jenkins netted the all-important goal in the 68th minute as Cavalier jumped to 14 points courtesy of their fourth win from six games. They had beaten Sporting Central, Montego Bay United and Humble Lion for an impressive unbeaten start. It was Harbour View's second defeat from five games and they slipped two places to seventh on five points with a lot of work to do despite being this early in the season. For more updates and results visit: http://www.jfdb.info/
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4 shot dead in Bog Walk identified

Police have identified four men who were shot to death in a section of Bog Walk, St. Catherine yesterday afternoon. They are Carlton Scott, Courtney Cobourne, Greg Harris, and Kirk Anthony Foote. The men reportedlu had just the offices of CHEC with the payroll to deliver to employees, when they were ambushed along a section of the Bower’s Hill main road by gunmen who shot them to death. There are conflicting reports as to the amount of funds the gunmen made off with. Police are probing the incident.
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Man feared dead in Mandela Highway crash

One man is feared dead following a motor vehicle crash along a section of the Mandela Highway in St. Catherine last night. Details surrounding the motor vehicle crash which took place sometime after 11 pm are unclear. If you have further details on this crash post.
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TS Gonzalo to move through Leeward Islands

At 4:00 a.m. the centre of Tropical Storm Gonzalo was located near latitude 16.8 degrees north and longitude 60.9 degrees west or about 75 kilometres northeast of Guadeloupe. Gonzalo is moving towards the west near 17 kilometres per hour. A turn towards the west-northwest is forecast today, followed by a turn toward the northwest by tonight. On the forecast track, the centre of Gonzalo will move across the Leeward Islands today and near or over the Virgin Islands tonight. Maximum sustained winds are near 95 kilometres per hour, with higher gusts. Some strengthening is expected during the next 48 hours and Gonzalo is forecast to become a hurricane tonight or Tuesday. Tropical Storm Gonzalo is currently not a threat to Jamaica.
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Reno crush Rivoli United at Frome

Craig Foster continued his rich goalscoring form grabbing a three timer in Reno's 5-1 demolition of Rivoli United at Frome. Foster, the former National Under-20 striker, netted in the 46th minute and scored two penalties in the 50th and 87th minutes taking his tally for the season to eight from six games. Denmark Gillings had opened the floodgates for Reno in the 41st minute while Aldane Grant also got in on the act in 80th minute as Reno moved into second spot with eight points. Rivoli United which was losing for the second time this season from six games, slipped two places to fourth with eight points. Cory Burke grabbed a consolation in the 90+ for Rivoli United for his fourth goal of the campaign. For more updates and results visit: http://www.jfdb.info/
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Hurricane Fay pounds Bermuda

Hurricane Fay left several downed utility poles and while leaving thousands without power across Bermuda, before it left the island out into the ocean yesterday. The US-based National Hurricane Center stated that Fay which strengthened to become a Hurricane today, is expected to lose its intensity and become a Tropical Storm once again. Bermudian officials have urged citizens not to venture out on the roads as precautionary measure.
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MoBay United gets victory over Barbican

At the UWI Bowl, the visiting Montego Bay United returned to winning way with a workman-like 2-0 win over the promoted Barbican and moved two places into sixth with seen points. Omar Gordon and Fabian McCarthy netted in the 71st and 87th minutes respectively for the champion's third win from six matches. Barbican, which was losing for the third time in five games, remained winless are second from bottom with two points in the 12-team league. For more updates and results vitis: http://www.jfdb.info/
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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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