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At least three people were killed and two injured in a shooting as hundreds gathered for the Jamaica Labour Party political rally in Monetego Bay, Jamaica, Sunday night. The gunfire rang out as former Jamaican prime minister and current JLP leader Andrew Holness was finishing a nearly hour long speech in Sam Sharpe Square.
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Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller helped to cut the ribbon at the Angels Toll Plaza to officially open the section of the North-South Highway from Angels, just outside Spanish Town, to Linstead in St. Catherine, to join the leg opened last year which now ends in Moneague. The recently built roadway will be open to the public for travel as of Monday February 8, 2016. Travel on the newly opened section will be free of cost for one month.

As part of the agreement for the US$720 million highway development, the government has made 1,200 acres of land available to the developer, China Harbour Engineering Company for hotels, housing and commercial developments. One of the areas slated for development, Mammee...
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Dover police officer Thomas Webster IV was acquitted of felony assault and misdemeanor assault charges today after kicking Lateef Dickerson, in the head so hard that it broke his jaw during a 2013 arrest.

Webster testified he didn't intend to kick Lateef Dickerson in the head in August 2013 and instead was aiming for his upper body. Webster also said he feared for the safety of himself and others because officers were told Dickerson was armed with a gun, and Dickerson was slow to comply with repeated commands to get on the ground.

Jurors deliberated for about 16 hours over three days before acquitting Dover police officer Thomas Webster IV of felony assault and misdemeanor assault....
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Life is a tightrope, a balance between good and evil, positive and negative, one cannot exist without the other, and as music is the soundtrack of our lives, those sentiments are echoed on the "Tightrope Riddim" EP.

Produced by Christopher "Chris Lion" Mattis for Conquering Lion Records and written and composed by Devon Bradshaw , Ian Coleman and Christopher Mattis, the EP features the melodious sounds of international reggae star Capleton with "Paradise", Chezidek "Seed Of Life", Lutan Fyah "Come Away", Fantan Mojah "Stay Far", and second generation reggae royalty Garnet Silk Jr with "All I Desire".

Speaking on this musical project, producer Chris Lion explained "Well tightrope was inspired by my...
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The 58th Grammy's revealed the nominees for the category of Best Reggae Album 2015. To qualify for this category albums must be released between Oct. 1, 2014 and Sept. 30, 2015. Recordings must be commercially released in general distribution in the United States.

The Grammy Awards will take place on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Album: Zion Awake
Artiste: Luciano
Label: Vpal Music

Album: Acousticalevy
Artiste: Barrington levy
Label: Doctor Dread Presents

Album: Strictly Roots
Artiste: Morgan Heritage
Label: CTBC Music Group

Album: The Cure
Artiste: Jah Cure
Label: VP Records

Album: Branches Of The Same Tree
Artiste: Rocky Dawuni
Label: Cumbancha
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The former lieutenant of Tivoli Gardens don Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, Harry McLeod, was yesterday acquitted of several criminal charges as the prosecution was unable to sustain a case against him.

Harry "Harry Dog" McLeod was acquitted of charges of larceny, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, and forgery when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court in Jamaica. He was acquitted after the prosecution said it was unable to move forward with a case against him, prompting the court to order the return of his vehicle.

Charges against Harry Dog came after the vehicle was allegedly found in Tivoli Gardens with 4,000 rounds of ammunition in it during the May 2010 operation to apprehend Coke,...
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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of State, have added five Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries among others worldwide that are eligible to participate in visa programs.

The USCIS announced on Friday that Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Haiti, and Jamaica are now eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B Visa programs, effective January 18, 2016. Sixty-eight countries globally are eligible to participate in the visa program on that effective date.

It said H-2A and H-2B Visa programs allow US employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary agricultural and...
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Belgian interior minister, Jan Jambon announced he wants a house-to-house search of every address in Molenbeek to see who is living there, noting that some addresses with two registered inhabitants have 10 people there.

The Brussels district of Molenbeek was the focus of police raids last week after the Paris attacks, and Mr Jambon said that out of 130 jihadists known to have returned from Syria, 85 are in the tiny commune of Molenbeek.

By law in Belgium, you have to register your address with the commune when you move house and put your name on the doorbell. Police will then come to establishe the people who live there are registered.
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Bank of Jamaica Governor Brian Wynter says the Jamaican dollar is no longer overvalued and is now less susceptible to unpredictable slippage, following recommendations by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for its continued devaluation to maintain competitiveness.

The statement, which was yesterday released by the bank under the September quarter review, also indicated a two percentage point decline in the country’s inflation rate quarter over quarter — from 3.8% to 1.8% continuing on its 40-year-low trend.

The statement follows an almost 70 per cent decline in domestic financing by the Government for the September quarter when compared to the same period last year and since the beginning of the...
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Christopher Selby, 30, a prison escapee from Trinidad and Tobago, surrendered to authorities on Sunday night. He is currently being held at Barataria Police Station in Barataria, Trinidad.

Selby’s surrender was to the Criminal Gang Intelligence unit. He was one of the prison escapees involved in a violent jailbreak that occurred on Friday. Three men escaped from a prison in the country’s capital city, Port-of-Spain.


Three men escaped: Allan Martin, 42, Hassan Atwell, 41, and Selby. Shortly after the jailbreak, police shot and killed Martin on the grounds of Port-of-Spain’s General Hospital. Martin was in jail for a 2006 murder, Atwell was...