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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"We are moving in the right direction" – PM Simpson-Miller

"We are moving in the right direction" – PM Simpson-Miller
Leader of the People’s National Party (PNP), Portia Simpson-Miller says her party is moving in the right direction, after she outlined the party’s performance since being in power. Mrs. Simpson-Miller who was speaking yesterday at the PNP’s 76th annual conference, stated that among the party’s achievements was halting the 14 consecutive quarters of negative growth, which she stated was inherited in January 2012. “We now have four consecutive quarters of growth,”---- “Jamaica is growing again. We are moving up! Jamaica Up!” said the Prime Minister. A copy of the entire speech from the PNP leader can be viewed below.
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Arnett Gardens top RSPL standings after beating Tivoli

Arnett Gardens jumped to the top of the Red Stripe Premier League with a comfortable 2-0 win over fierce rivals Tivoli Gardens at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex. Jaron Richards poked home for Arnett Gardens in the 48th minute and four minutes later, Marvin Morgan, doubled their advantage from the penalty spot in the 52nd minute. Arnett Gardens which was winning their second match from three games, moved to seven points to hold an early two point advantage in the title race. Tivoli Gardens which was losing their first match of the season remained winless to be on two points and drop three spots to 10th. For more updates and results visit: http://www.jfdb.info/
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"Prime Minister's speech disappointing" says JLP

JLP Deputy General Secretary Audley Gordon, in an immediate response to yesterday’s speech by Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller at the PNP’s 76th Annual Conference, insisted that “Nothing was in the Prime Minister’s Speech for Jamaica”. The issues explored according to Gordon, were major economic issues which did not address things affecting the daily lives of the average Jamaican citizen. “The Prime Minister’s presentation reflected a Party leader needing to ‘whip up’ her base but not a Prime Minister interested in the mandate of the people or the real issues affecting people. She dodged the issues of crime, the cost of electricity and even the current health epidemic! How can you then say you passed the peoples test?” asked Gordon. A copy of the full press release can be viewed below.
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13-yr-old boy among 6 persons held after arms find in Westmoreland

A 13-year-old boy is among six persons held following an arms find in a section of Llandillo, Westmoreland yesterday. Sometime after 1 pm, Police stated that they were acting upon intelligence and went to the Llandillo area, where they were reportedly fired upon by armed men. Police added that men were seen running from bushes, and six persons including the young boy were held. Unconfirmed reports, are that they were in the process of digging a grave for a man they intended to kill, however he reportedly escaped their clutches. Four weapons including, an unidentified rifle, an M16 rifle, and a 9mm gun were seized.
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MoBay United spank Boys Town 4-0

Champions Montego Bay United spanked Boys Town 4-0 and kick-started their season with an impressive win at the Wespow Park today. Former National Under -20 player Allan Ottey grabbed the first three timer of the season, scoring in the 15th, 68th and 81st minutes while Omar Gordon netted in the 34th minute to complete the rout. It was the champion''s first victory of the season taking them to four points and fourth spot while Boys Town slipped a position to last with one point from three games. For more updates and results visit: http://www.jfdb.info/
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Man drowns near Salt River Beach

40-year-old Davis Robinson drowned yesterday near the Salt River Beach in Clarendon yesterday. Robinson and two other men were fishing, when he reportedly dived into the water to retrieve a tool that had fallen. The 40-year-old man then got into difficulties and drowned.
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Chikungunya virus cases climb to 35 in Jamaica

Chikungunya virus cases climb to 35 in Jamaica
Health Minister Dr. Fenton Ferguson has revealed that the confirmed amount of cases for the mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus in Jamaica is now up to 35, an increase of four. The Minister also stated that there are 352 suspected cases of the virus. Chikungunya is a viral disease carried by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito with similarities to Dengue. Symptoms such as high fever, muscle pain, headache and nausea appear between 4-7 days after being bitten. No vaccine or treatment exists for the disease.
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More housing being provided in South West St. Andrew – PM Simpson-Miller

More housing being provided in South West St. Andrew – PM Simpson-Miller
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has pointed to a raft of development programmes for her South West St. Andrew constituency including additional housing and training for employment in logistics operations and port services, as well as to start micro businesses as barbers, hairdressers and chefs. The Prime Minister who was addressing a meeting at the Caribbean Palms community centre on Spanish Town Road yesterday, told residents that additional housing was being provided at Majesty Gardens and White Wing in the constituency. She noted that this was in addition to the first phase of the Majesty Gardens housing development which was recently completed, the Caribbean Palms development and other housing developments at Palm Court and Delacree Park Phase Two.
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Hurricane Odile pummels western Mexico

Hurricane Odile pummelled the western Mexican resort area of Los Cabos, resulting in trees being uprooted and thousands of tourists being forced to stay indoors. The category three storm packed winds of up to 125 mph, made landfall on the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. An alert has been declared in the area by Mexican officials, as they warned of flooding, landslides, and storm surges. Shelters have also been setup to house around 30,000 persons.
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Dozens drown near Libyan coast after migrant boat capsizes

A boat transporting around 250 African migrants heading to Europe, capsized before leaving the coast near the capital Tripoli. Dozens are feared dead according to a Libyan coast guard official who stated that dozens of bodies were being retrieved, and some are still floating 18 km near the coast of Tajoura district. A total of 36 migrants including a pregnant woman were rescued today.
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JA dollar finishes at J$112.71 to US$1

The Jamaican dollar began the week on a positive note as it gained in value against the US currency in foreign exchange trading today. The American dollar lost $0.02 to close at an average of J$112.71 to US$1. In other trading, the Canadian dollar slipped by $0.34 to end an average selling rate of J$102.08 to CAN$1, and the British pound weakened by $0.06 to end trading at J$182.90 to £1.
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50 students from Brown’s Town Comm College to receive Govt scholarships

A total of fifty students from the Brown’s Town Community College in St. Ann are to benefit from scholarships amounting to J$5 million under the Government’s Access to Higher Education Partnership (AHEP) programme. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna along with officials from the institution to facilitate the awards during a ceremony to launch the programme, the JIS reported.
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Key INDECOM witness identified as prison escapee in St. James

Police have confirmed that the man who escaped from Police custody, on Sunday is a key witness in the probe by INDECOM in the beating death of 31-year-old Construction Worker Mario Deane. 21-year-old mechanic Fahdeen Ferguson who was jailed for house breaking and burglary escaped police custody in St. James yesterday. Reports at that around 8:45 am, Ferguson was being transferred from the Barnett Street lockup to take part in a video identification parade. Further reports are that while he was waiting in the holding area, to be transported back to his jail cell at the Barnett Street lockup, he allegedly escthrough an unlocked window. Ferguson was last seen wearing a white merina, and pink shorts.
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JPS bills in September to rise by 4%

Customers supplied by the Jamaica Public Service (JPSCo) will see a 4 percent increase in their utility bills for the month of September. The Fuel and IPP Charges will see an increase at the end of this month. Customers are being urged to remain vigilant in their conservation efforts.
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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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