Confirmed: Unidentified man found dead in Kingston

The body of an unidentified man believed to be in his twenties was found with chop wounds on Upper King Street yesterday morning by a passer-by. The body is of dark complexion, medium built, about 177cm long and he was clad in a black shirt and blue under garments. The Kingston Central Police stated that around 4:30am the body was stumbled upon by passers-by and they were summoned to the scene.

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PM Simpson-Miller officially opens Marlie Hill Basic School

PM Simpson-Miller officially opens Marlie Hill Basic School
On April 15, 2014, Prime Minister, Portia Simpson-Miller officially opened the Marlie Hill Basic School in St. Catherine. The school constructed on the of the Primary School she attended was done at a cost of $24 million through the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports, and Education (CHASE) Fund.
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7.5 earthquake strikes near Papua New Guinea

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck 42 miles Southwest of Panguna, Papua New Guinea today. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake had a depth of 6.2 miles. A tsunami warning was issued for the area, however there have been no immediate reports of damage or injury.
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Online petitions launched for rollback of new bank taxes

Several online petitions have been launched calling for the rollback of taxes now imposed on the withdrawal of cash from local banks. "Repeal of Government Tax on Bank Withdrawals", "Jamaicans against New Bank Tax", and a petition calling on Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller to remove the current Finance Minister from his position, are some of the petitions launched online in recent days. On Thursday, Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. Peter Phillips announced the raft of taxes in the 2014-15 Budget.
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Holy Fire lit in Jerusalem ahead of Orthodox Easter

The Holy Fire, described by Orthodox Christians as an annual miracle, was lit at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Great Saturday, or Holy Saturday, the day preceding Orthodox Easter. The Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, has passed the Holy Fire to the pilgrims, including the Russian delegation, which will deliver it to Moscow. The Holy Fire, which symbolizes the miraculous light of the Resurrection, has been brought to Russia from Israel every year since 2003. This year it will be taken for the first time to Crimea, a former Ukrainian region that became part of Russia in March.
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3 more bodies found at Korean ferry wreck site

The official death toll in the South Korean ferry disaster has risen to 32 after divers lifted three more bodies from the wreck. More than 300 are missing or have been confirmed dead following Wednesday’s sinking of the ship. Prosecutors are carrying out a criminal negligence investigation on the ferry's captain, 68-year-old Lee Joon-seok and 55-year-old helmsman Cho Joon-ki, who entrusted control of the ship to the inexperienced third mate, a 25-year-old woman identified only by her surname, Park. All three were arrested.
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​Search resumes for four missing Nepali guides after Everest avalanche

Nepali climbers have resumed the search for four missing Sherpa guides after an avalanche swept down a slope on Mount Everest on Friday, killing 12 Nepali mountaineering guides. Helicopters will be involved in the search. "I sat and counted 13 helicopter lifts - 12 were dead bodies, flying overhead suspended by a long line from a helicopter," Tim Rippel of Peak Freaks Expeditions wrote in a blog. The avalanche hit the most popular Mount Everest route as hundreds of foreign and Nepali climbers were trying to climb Everest’s 8,848 meter peak.
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Underwater search for missing plane could take 5-7 days – officials

The underwater search for missing MH370’s black box recorder based on four "pings," believed to have come from the device, could be completed in five to seven days, the Joint Agency Coordination Center told Reuters in an email. A US Navy deep-sea autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is currently examining a remote part of the Indian Ocean where the signals were detected with a radius of 10 km. The plane went missing shortly after taking off on March 8 from Kuala Lumpur, bound for Beijing with 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board.
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Magnitude 7.5 earthquake strikes off Solomon Islands

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck close to the Solomon Islands less than a day after another powerful earthquake rocked the area and triggered a tsunami. The quake was centered 69 miles South of Kirakira, and had a depth of 21.7 miles. A tsunami warning was not issued following the quake.There have been no immediate reports of damage or injury.
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Fatal shooting in St. James

A fatal shooting incident took place at a restaurant along Gloucester Avenue o/c "Bottom Road" in St. James.Details surrounding the shooting incident are unknown. The police are now at the scene conducting investigations. If you have information on this shooting incident post.
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Liverpool beat Manchester City 3-2

Liverpool defeated Manchester City 3-2 at Anfield to extend their lead at the top of the English Premiership to five points today. Jamaican-born Raheem Sterling gave the Reds the lead with a brilliant goal in the sixth minute, before Martin Skrtel scored a headed goal 20 minutes later. City then improved and pressed the home side back. David Silva then reduced the deficit for City on 57 minutes and six minutes later it was 2-2 from an own goal from Glen Johnson. Liverpool rallied and Coutinho pounced on a poor clearance by City captain Vincent Kompany to put Liverpool 3-2 ahead. The home side were then reduced to 10-men when Jordan Henderson was sent off for a dangerous tackle on Samir Nasri, but Liverpool survived to claim all three points.
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Shooting incident near Constant Spring Road

An unidentified Woman was fatally shot last night in Oaklands Apartment located off Constant Spring Road in St. Andrew. Full details of the incident are unknown at this time. Do you have information on this shooting, tell us YOU are OG.NR, YOU are the News.
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Demba Ba on target for Chelsea in win against Swansea

helsea closed the gap in the English Premiership with Liverpool to two points with a 1-0 win over 10-man Swansea City today at the Liberty Stadium in Wales. Swansea who are only three points above the relegation zone were reduced to ten-men after Chico Flores picked up two quick yellow cards to leave the home side with a uphill task. Chelsea struggled to breakdown Swansea and at the start of the second half, coach Jose Mourinho made two substitutions as he sought to grab the game by the scruff of the neck. The breakthrough did not come for Chelsea until the 68th minute when Demba Ba collected a pass from Mohammad Salah and his left foot shot took a deflection and beat the Swansea City keeper. Chelsea then saw out the match to secure all three points.
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2 Jamaican Women convicted for wearing cocaine-filled girdles in Bahamas

Two Jamaican women identified as 51-year-old Ionie Heron and 30-year-old Kerone Dawkins both entered guilty pleas after admitting to trafficking drugs into the Bahamas on April 7, by wearing girdles with cocaine stitched into the seams. Both women from Westmoreland, were arrested separately but gave Police similar accounts, how they were got involved in drug smuggling. The women stated that they were approached by different men who then offered them all-expenses paid trips the Nassau Guardian reported. Once they were in Panama, they were given the drug-filled girdles to wear and instructed to travel to the Bahamas before going home to Jamaica. Both were then nabbed after police officials were tipped off. In court on Friday, the presiding Magistrate Andrew Forbes sentenced the Jamaicans to a mandatory fours years behind bars.
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T&T's ANR Robinson to be laid to rest on May 2

T&T's ANR Robinson to be laid to rest on May 2
ANR Robinson the former President and Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago who died on April 9, is to be laid to rest on May 2 in Tobago. The body of Mr. Robinson is to lie in state until April 29, according to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and National Security Minister Gary Griffith who gave details yesterday.
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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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