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  • Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown lawyers join Jamaican case

    08/27/2014 6:45:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Voice ^ | August 27, 2014
    TWO US lawyers who represented the family of slain teen Trayvon Martin and police shooting victim Michael Brown have joined the legal team of Mario Deane, a Jamaican construction worker who died three days after being beaten by inmates in his cell. Justine Rand and Benjamin Crump agreed to join the team after hearing about the tragic circumstances that led to the death of the 31-year-old. In an email to The Gleaner’s news centre, Rand said human rights violations cannot be tolerated in the USA or Montego Bay, Jamaica. She added humanity in itself is universal and what happened to...
  • The 10 World Cities With the Highest Murder Rates – in Pictures

    06/25/2014 2:37:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 24 June 2014 | Nick Mead and Jo Blason
    Data from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime shows the most up-to-date available homicide rates per 100,000 people for the most populous cities of 137 countries. The Americas overtook Africa as the region with the highest murder rate in 2012 – with eight of the world’s 10 deadliest cities found there 10: Kingston, Jamaica. (Murder rate: 50.3 per 100,000 people in 2011) The UNODC numbers capture intentional homicide, defined as 'unlawful death purposefully inflicted on a person by another person'. A total of 328 people were murdered in Kingston in 2011 – significantly down on previous years. Photograph: David...
  • Customs agents find condom-wrapped cocaine in women at Midway

    06/07/2014 7:53:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 7, 2014 | Mitch Smith
    After a trip to Jamaica, a pair of local women landed at Midway International Airport on Friday with about $36,000 worth of cocaine wrapped in condoms and stored in body cavities, authorities said. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection canine alerted to Denisha White when she landed at Midway after an AirTran Airways flight from Montego Bay, Jamaica, police said.
  • Ruben Wills, Queens city councilman, busted in corruption investigation ( NY Democrat )

    05/11/2014 5:18:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | May 8, 2014 | Barry Paddock , Kenneth Lovett
    The politician was charged with misusing tens of thousands of dollars in taxpayer funds — even spending some of the money on a $750 designer handbag. ... A city councilman's career is going to hell in a Louis Vuitton handbag. Councilman Ruben Wills, 42, of Jamaica, Queens, was arrested Wednesday on charges of stealing $30,500 in government money, and using some of it for shopping trips to Nordstrom and Century 21 and the purchase of a $750 Vuitton bag at Macy’s. Wills, a Democrat, was slapped with a dozen charges, including scheming to defraud, grand larceny and falsifying business records....
  • Jamaica:Alleged robber shot and killed in St Vincent

    03/24/2014 1:24:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    jamaicaobserver.com ^ | 17 March, 2014 | NA
    KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (CMC) – A 24-year-old man, who was on bail for robbing an insurance worker in January, has been shot and killed, police said. They said Kwesi Ryan died in his mother’s arms after he was shot several times by a masked assailant early Monday. His mother, Brenda Ryan was not injured after the gunman entered her yard firing several shots at the victim. “He died in front of my eyes. I can’t explain to anybody how I feel,” said Ryan, who, like her son, were trapped against a galvanize fencing as the gunman repeatedly shot at them....
  • Slavery reparations sought from Britain by 14 Caribbean nations

    02/17/2014 5:12:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/14/2014 | Rick Moran
    Could this be the decade that slavery reparations become a reality? If not, it won't be for a lack of trying. This is the obvious next step for poor countries getting poorer because of bad economics, bad politics, and bad, bad leaders. Former colonial powers are to be milked for all the cash that can be gotten by laying a guilt trip on the good socialists who run these countries now. Any successes enjoyed by the former colonies will no doubt encourage African Americans to try the same ploy here. Jamaica is leading the way in pushing for reparations from...
  • Watch Usain Bolt during U.S. National Anthem (video)

    02/15/2014 2:52:19 PM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    http://theblacksphere.net ^ | february 15, 2014 | kevin jackson
    I have seen many Americans, particularly blacks, do nothing when the national anthem is played. And yet, here is a Jamaican sprinter who has the class to stop an interview, and pay tribute to Americans. I an now an Usaniac!
  • LORD OF HOSTS

    01/06/2014 10:56:06 AM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 1-6-14 | Jedediah
    LORD OF HOSTS There are certain situations my children will arrive in now that only through the obedience of arrival all "shall" be made known and so as I dispatch My Holy Ones to your strategic position, as Commander of The Lord's army I shall reveal all for I AM The "WHY" and the "OUTCOME" for My Kingdom "HAS" come in you. Do you see ? You "ARE" the Flames of fire , the burning bush I ignite "for others" that MyTestimony "IS" "ALIVE" ! Go and I "shall" arrive ! Speak and I "SHALL" Act ! "Move" for I...
  • Jamaica:Robber shot dead on Omara Road

    12/23/2013 4:20:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    jamaicaobserver.com ^ | 21 September, 2012 | NA
    According to community members the two men tried to rob a man who turned out to be licenced firearm holder. They were caught by surprise when the victim turned his gun on them shooting one of the robbers multiple times.
  • Jamaican authorities seize 3,300 warheads

    11/30/2013 4:12:44 AM PST · by GregNH · 88 replies
    FoxNY ^ | 11/296/13 | Unknown
    <p>KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - Police in Jamaica say authorities have seized 3,300 missile warheads and a machine to make missiles and bullets.</p> <p>Deputy Police Superintendent Steve Brown said Friday that custom officials discovered the weapons late Thursday aboard a ship at Kingston Wharf.</p>
  • Jamaican marijuana tours draw travellers

    09/09/2013 4:09:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/9/2013
    Napa and Sonoma have their wine tours, and travellers flock to Scotland to sample single malt whiskies. But in Jamaica, farmers are offering a different kind of trip for a different type of connoisseur. Call them ganja tours: smoky, mystical - and technically illegal - journeys to some of the island's hidden cannabis plantations, where pot tourists can sample such strains as "purple kush" and "pineapple skunk." The tours pass through places like Nine Mile, the tiny hometown of reggae legend, and famous pot-lover, Bob Marley. Here, in Jamaica's verdant central mountains, dreadlocked men escort curious visitors to a farm...
  • Teen Finds Buried Treasure in Kingston

    02/28/2013 10:06:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    A Jamaican teenager said he uncovered buried treasure dating back to the 1860s while working to clear a vacant lot in Kingston. Michael Taylor, 19, was using a sledge hammer to demolish a concrete column in the lot Wednesday discover what appeared to be a vault, he told The Gleaner, Kingston, Jamaica. Taylor called over fellow workers who helped him open the vault. Inside it, they found a vial containing silver coins, a medallion and a parchment paper. "We tried to take up the paper but it just crumble. We saw seven coins and the pendant and we say this...
  • Obama's American nightmare

    08/03/2013 3:50:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Jamaica Gleaner ^ | July 28, 2013 | Professor Carolyn Cooper
    THOSE CRAZY birthers who insist that Barack Obama is from a foreign country are not completely lunatic. The America of Obama's youth is not the mainland United States (US). And it's not mainstream. Hawaii, Obama's state of birth, was not admitted into the union until 1959. That's almost two centuries after the American declaration of independence from Britain, and only two years before Obama was born. The most absurd 'fact' I've heard about Hawaii is that it has the highest racial minority population of any state in the union - 75 per cent, according to US census figures. How can...
  • NYC welfare food is shipped in barrels to the Dominican Republic - then sold on the black market

    07/28/2013 5:56:31 AM PDT · by Liz · 32 replies
    NY POST ^ | 7/28/13 | ISABEL VINCENT, KATE BRIQUELET in NY and JOSE ERNESTO DEVAREZ in Santiago, Dominican Republic
    <p>EXCLUSIVE Food-stamp fraud has turned into foreign aid — to black-market profiteers in the Dominican Republic.... welfare recipients buy food with EBT cards and ship it to relatives. But not to starving children. The NY Post found people hawking barrels of American products on Dominican streets. “It’s a really easy way to make money, and it doesn’t cost me anything,” a seller said. She also vends EBT goods out of her Dominican home “I know a lot of people are doing it,” she said.</p>
  • NY food stamp recipients are shipping welfare-funded groceries to relatives in Jamaica, Dominican...

    07/21/2013 9:43:55 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 21, 2013 | KATE BRIQUELET and ISABEL VINCENT
    Food stamps are paying for trans-Atlantic takeout — with New Yorkers using taxpayer-funded benefits to ship food to relatives in Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Welfare recipients are buying groceries with their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards and packing them in giant barrels for the trip overseas, The Post found.
  • NY food stamp recipients ship welfare-funded groceries to Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Haiti

    07/21/2013 4:29:28 AM PDT · by Liz · 25 replies
    NY POST ^ | 7/22/13 | KATE BRIQUELET and ISABEL VINCENT
    <p>EXCLUSIVE Food stamps are paying to buy and ship food to Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. A spokeswoman for the US Dept of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service said the $86 BILLION welfare program is reserved for poor US households that buy and prepare food.</p>
  • Dog Sale Goes Wrong - Man Charged With Assault

    05/30/2013 2:29:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Jamaica Star ^ | 5/30/2013
    A dispute over a dog resulted in a man being charged with assault occasioning bodily harm when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday.He is Donald Brown from a Kingston address. According to Brown, the altercation began after the complainant breached a contract, which stated that he (the complainant) would pay him $35,000 for a 'top of the line' Rottweiler dog, but instead paid only $20,000. The complainant revealed to the court that Brown, however, owed him $15,000 for rent and he deducted the money from the sale of the dog. The complainant told the court that...
  • Schools are not “romping shops”: Jamaican Ed. Minister says no to condoms in schools

    05/18/2013 11:48:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    life site ^ | Thaddeus Baklinski
    KINGSTON, Jamaica, May 17, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Jamaican Minister of Education, the Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, has given a resounding "No" to a proposal to have condoms freely distributed in schools. The suggestion was made by the chairman of the country's National Family Planning Board, Dr Sandra Knight. Ronald Thwaites Ronald Thwaites Thwaites made it clear that Jamaican schools were not "romping shops" during the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate held at Gordon House in Kingston on May 15. “This government, lead by this Prime Minister, lifts up to our children, the ideal of faithful love and marriage between a man and...
  • The Moment Proud Father John Boehner Watched His Daughter Say 'I Do' To Her Dreadlocked..

    05/13/2013 6:20:49 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 120 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 13, 2013 | SARA NATHAN and DANIEL BATES
    The Moment Proud Father John Boehner Watched His Daughter Say 'I Do' To Her Dreadlocked Jamaican-Born Love [Pics in URL] By SARA NATHAN 13 May 2013 The daughter of House Speaker John Boehner has tied the knot with her Jamaican-born love in an intimate sunset ceremony set amid a lush Florida garden. Lindsay Marie Boehner, 35, married construction worker Dominic Lakhan in a flowing white strapless gown that showed off a huge tattoo etched across her arm. Her 38-year-old groom looked smart in a grey suit with his waist-length dreadlocks on display as he waited for Boehner to walk Lindsay...
  • Pictured: The Jamaican-born Fiancé of John Boehner's Daughter - Who Has Been Arrested For....

    04/25/2013 6:45:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 114 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | April 25, 2013
    Pictured: The Jamaican-born Fiancé of John Boehner's Daughter - Who Has Been Arrested For Possessing Marijuana 25 April 2013 This is the Jamaican-born fiancé of House Speaker John Boehner's daughter, pictured just weeks before their upcoming nuptials. The construction worker was spotted enjoying a McDonalds in Florida recently, with his dreadlocks piled high on his head underneath a knitted cap. Dominic Lakhan, 38, has been arrested for possessing marijuana in the past. This may not have gone down well with Boehner - who is a staunch opponent to legalizing the drug. Lindsay Marie Boehner, 35, is set to marry Lakhan...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 04-01-13 (Video Warning to DUMmies: Don't Smoke Ganja In Jamaica)

    04/01/2013 2:28:17 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 52 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | April 1, 2013 | PJ-Comix
    On Saturday I got my new plaything...an LG Motion cell phone with 1080 HD video camera. This is opening up a whole new world for me which means I will be doing a lot of videos for the DUmmie FUnnies in the future. For example, I will interview anybody I see wearing a Che Guevara T-Shirt. Also would like to interview Goth chicks so they can explain the Goth philosophy for us. Too bad OWS Fort Lauderdale is no longer around because the DUmmies there would make for great (meaning hilarious) interviews but I am sure I still find...
  • Epidemic of Gang Violence Across The Globe Destroying Black Boys

    12/29/2012 8:38:36 AM PST · by Lorianne · 63 replies
    Atlanta Black Star ^ | 31 October 2012 | Nick Chiles
    From Chicago to Rio, from Jamaica to Nigeria, gang violence is leaving an indelible mark on communities across the globe, leaving authorities at a loss for what to do about the epidemic of lawlessness among young men who see little hope in their futures. Certainly the global economic crisis has much to do with the rise in gang violence and influence, as young men of color in most of the affected countries see few options for gainful employment. In Chicago, among 400 murders that have occurred in 2012, an estimated 80 percent of them have been gang-related. The killing in...
  • Colin Powell Outed As A Friend Of Farrakhan Photographic Proof

    10/31/2012 8:35:38 PM PDT · by OneVike · 37 replies
    GATE ^ | 10/31/12 | Chuck Wolk
    While these photos of Powell and Farrakhan were taken at an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jamaica's independence, I cannot help but wonder what the left would do if these photos where of Rush Limbaugh and David Duke while they attended Missouri's celebration of statehood. I know what the MSM and those on the left who hate conservatives would say. They would have the picture on most newspapers and if there was video you know that MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, and the alphabet networks would all begin their nightly news with it. The storyline would be how they always...
  • White Trash Jihad: The Man behind Shariah4USA

    07/11/2011 11:48:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 11, 2011 | Patrick Poole
    Devin Zentmyer of Illinois wants an end to American democracy.A conference convened last month by the Islamic extremist group Hizb-ut Tahrir in Chicago cheered the fall of secular governments in the Middle East and the political rise of groups advocating for the re-imposition of Islamic law and the revival of the global caliphate, such as the Muslim Brotherhood. The speakers at the conference also endorsed a similar program in the West, particularly America.One of the attendees at the conference is doing his part to make that dream of Islamic rule in America a reality.Devin Zentmyer, who also goes by his...
  • Rage Monkey Says.... (#6 in a series)

    09/17/2012 8:51:37 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 45 replies
    Original Content | Sept 17, 2012 | Laz A. Mataz
  • North Dakota City Draws Foreign Workers

    06/29/2012 12:52:51 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 28, 2012 | JACK NICAS
    WILLISTON, N.D.—With the nearby oil boom draining this city of many of its service workers, businesses here are relying on a cultural-exchange program for foreign college students to keep the local economy humming. More than 500 foreign students—from Thailand, Jamaica and about a dozen other countries—are staffing nearly every hotel, car wash and fast-food place in town, tending to the troops of roughnecks from the oilfields. "Without them, I don't know what we'd do," said Ward Koeser, mayor of this city of 16,000, citing long lines, slow service and limited hours at stores and restaurants before the students arrived. But...
  • U.S. State Department Bullies Jamaica: Push "Gay Rights" Or Else

    06/28/2012 7:21:22 PM PDT · by ElIguana · 11 replies
    America's Conservative News ^ | 06/28/2012 | America's Conservative News
    Yet again, Barack Obama's minions in the U.S. State Department are behaving like the mythical "Ugly American," and are strong-arming yet another sovereign nation into accepting the Obama State Department's imperial dicta on "gay rights."
  • 'They treated us inhumanely': Gay man thrown off Caribbean cruise for 'having sex on deck in port'

    03/25/2012 4:04:35 AM PDT · by Stoat · 49 replies · 4+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | JILL REILLY and LAURA COX
    A Southern Californian man thrown off a Caribbean gay cruise earlier this week has said that that he and his partner were taunted, humiliated and subjected to inhumane treatment when they were arrested for indecent exposure.Dennis Jay Mayer, 53, of Palm Springs said he has no doubt they were arrested in Dominica because they were gay. Police said it was because they were seen having sex in public on the balcony of their ship cabin. Mayer said they were not having sex, but were ‘partially clothed’. (edit) The pastor of Dominica's Trinity Baptist Church, Randy Rodney, praised the police for their...
  • Guns, ammunition seized in St James, Kingston(Jamaica)

    02/13/2012 7:38:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    jamaicaobserver.com ^ | 12 February, 2012 | NA
    THE Granville Police in St James seized a firearm along with one round of ammunition yesterday morning. Reports from the Granville Police are that about 7:30 am, a team of police was on patrol along Tucker Main Road, when they searched a man and a homemade handgun and one 9 mm round was found on his person. The man was arrested and charged. Meanwhile, quick and coordinated efforts on the part of police personnel from the Flying Squad, the Motorised Patrol Division, the Denham Town Police and the Newport West Police led to the recovery of a motor vehicle within...
  • Kamikaze Small Plane Pilot Hits Tampa's Tallest Building

    01/05/2002 11:00:54 PM PST · by stuck_in_new_orleans · 66 replies · 719+ views
    A fifteen-year-old student pilot apparently trying to recreate the 9/11 kamikaze attack on the World Trade Center slammed a stolen Cessna 172 private airplane Saturday into Tampa, Florida's Bank of America building, the city's tallest structure. Charles J. Bishop, a 15-year-old flight student from Great Britain, stole the small aircraft from Albert Whitted Municipal Airport in nearby St. Petersburg at about 5 p.m., law enforcement sources said. Bishop was killed as the Cessna carrying 56 gallons of fuel slammed into the Bank of America tower, leaving the tail section of the plane dangling precariously from its side. The fuel did ...
  • 'Barry Heptones'Dies in Hospital

    11/29/2011 3:31:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Jamaica Observer ^ | Saturday, November 26, 2011
    BARRINGTON Llewellyn, founding member of the group Heptones is dead. He was 63. According to Earl Morgan — founder of the trio — Llewellyn began complaining of not feeling well and was rushed to the University Hospital in St Andrew on Tuesday. He passed away at 3:15 a.m. the day after. No cause was given for his death The funeral is scheduled for Jamaica Association for Vintage Artistes and Affiliates (JAVAA) headquarters at 5-7 Hagley Park Road, Kingston 10 on Sunday, December 4. Llewellyn, who would have celebrated his birthday on Christmas, is best remembered as the lead vocals in...
  • 'Cross-Dressing' Jamaican Drug Lord Begs U.S. Judge for Mercy

    09/21/2011 4:02:39 PM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/21/2011 | MARK SCHONE and RICHARD ESPOSITO
    A "cross-dressing" Jamaican drug lord extradited to New York after a month-long gun battle with police that killed at least 70 people has asked for leniency in a letter that begins, "Good day to you, Sir," and cites his support of community jamborees and holiday treats for the elderly. Christopher "Dudus" Coke, leader of the Jamaica-based international criminal organization called the "Shower Posse," pleaded guilty in a Manhattan courtroom on August 31, 2011 to one count of racketeering conspiracy and one count of conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering. When Coke was arrested in...
  • Jamaica mother, daughter found beheaded at home

    07/21/2011 4:25:10 AM PDT · by massmike · 18 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 07/21/2011 | Associated Press
    A mother and daughter were beheaded Wednesday by attackers who invaded their home in a gritty area outside Jamaica’s capital, near where a wanted 18-year-old gang member was found with his head chopped off earlier this week. The decapitated bodies of Charmaine Rattray and her 19-year-old daughter, Joyette Lynch, were found on a bed inside their home, investigators said. Their heads were not found. On Monday, 18-year-old Scott Thomas, a reputed member of the Clansman gang named by police as a suspect in several killings, was beheaded in his Spanish Town home by a group of men armed with guns...
  • Jamaican missionaries lead effort to stop abortion, launch massive pro-life center

    06/22/2011 12:17:51 PM PDT · by topher · 7 replies
    Jamaican missionaries lead effort to stop abortion, launch massive pro-life center by Rebecca Millette KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Although abortion is currently illegal in the Caribbean island of Jamaica, the effort to fight recent attempts at its legalization, as well as the back alley abortion trade, has required an enormous amount of energy and ingenuity. The leaders in this effort are The Missionaries of the Poor (MOP), an international monastic order of brothers and priests, with over 500 members worldwide, founded in 1981 by Rev. Fr. Richard Ho Lung in Kingston, Jamaica. The order also recently started...
  • Inequality between rich and poor in US worse than Cameroon, Yemen

    06/21/2011 4:23:07 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 65 replies
    DailyIndia.com ^ | June 2011 | Asian News International
    The gap between America's rich and poor is reportedly at an extreme high, much higher than many developing countries like Cameroon, the Ivory Coast, and even Yemen. According to the Central Investigative Agency's (CIA) World Fact Book, which ranks countries in terms of how 'equally' wealth is distributed, the U.S. is the 42nd most unequal country in the world, the Daily Mail reports. It has been ranked way behind the European Union and the United Kingdom in terms of equality of pay. In fact, the situation is so extreme that it has even been placed behind countries such as Cameroon,...
  • Tropical Paradise Turns Into Hell For Athens Pastor (gun control)

    05/19/2011 5:00:25 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 25 replies
    wsbradio ^ | 5/19/11 | jennifer griffies
    A vacation in Jamaica for an Athens pastor and his wife ends in a nightmare in Montego Bay, Jamaica. 26-year-old Steven Carter, a youth pastor at The Church at Southside in Athens, was arrested by security officials at the Jamaica Airport when they found a .22-caliber bullet stuck in the seams of the bag. "They don't know how it got there,” said Church Pastor Jeff Williams. “Steven doesn't own a gun, but evidently it has been there a while."Carter might be able to see a judge Thursday morning after spending the night in an open jail cell in Montego Bay with several...
  • Reggae fans in Jamaica mark Bob Marley's death

    05/11/2011 4:52:48 PM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 11 replies
    Scores of reggae fans from across the globe placed roses before a statue of Bob Marley on Wednesday to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of the musician, whose charismatic, loose-limbed stage presence and lyrics promoting "one love" took the Jamaican musical genre to an international audience. Tourists watched as three clerics from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church spread incense and holy water around the Bob Marley Museum, the singer's former home in the capital of Kingston. Rastafarians who gathered around the property spoke in reverential tones about the icon of reggae music who died of cancer in 1981 at...
  • LDS missionary shot and killed in Jamaica

    01/17/2011 5:40:32 PM PST · by Ripliancum · 34 replies · 1+ views
    KSL Television ^ | January 17th | ksl.com
    A missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was shot and killed in Kingston, Jamaica, Monday. Elder Jermaine Luther Walker was shot by a stray bullet from a police shootout. The LDS Church confirmed Elder Jermaine Luther Walker was shot when he and a group of elders got caught in the crossfire of a police shootout. Elder Walker was a native of Kingston, Jamaica. "It appears the van they were in was caught in the crossfire as local police were pursuing another vehicle," a statement from the Church read. "Elder Walker was immediately driven to a nearby...
  • UPDATE 2-Man with bullet parts arrested at Miami airport

    12/28/2010 8:56:48 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 89 replies · 2+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 28, 2010 | By Kevin Gray
    Law enforcement officials said they did not believe the incident had any links to terrorism. The FBI described the man as a 37-year-old nationalized U.S. citizen traveling en route to Jamaica. Authorities did not specify his previous nationality. Authorities detained the man after a baggage handler reported a small explosion while unloading luggage from an American Airlines (AMR.N) flight that arrived in Miami from Boston. FBI spokesman Mark Leverock said the man's luggage contained hundreds of bullet primers -- a key component of bullet cartridges.
  • Right to self-defense not limited

    12/22/2010 7:02:15 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    paysonroundup.com ^ | 21 December, 2010 | Tina Terry
    While I support the conclusion of Robert Kraniak’s letter (“Right to keep and bear arms is most important amendment”), I would like to gently correct Mr. Kraniak’s assertion that my letter regarding Bill of Rights Day contained an “oversight in not mentioning the most important amendment” — the Second Amendment. The Roundup has a 400-word limit for its letters; it was almost impossible to adequately address the importance of the whole of the Bill of Rights within this limit. Nonetheless, I did clearly cite the right to self-defense as one of the rights that the Bill of Rights protects; the...
  • Two men are charged with smuggling Middle Easterners for $20,000 each

    09/15/2002 8:24:29 AM PDT · by browardchad · 37 replies · 311+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9/14/02 | Associated Press
    Two men from Pakistan and Sri Lanka were held without bail Friday on charges that they smuggled Middle Easterners into the United States through third countries for $20,000 each. Iqbal Munawar and Chelliah Sri Kajamukam were arrested late Thursday at Miami International Airport on charges filed in New York, federal authorities said.They made federal court appearances Friday and were ordered to return to court for bond hearings Thursday.An Indian businessman led the smuggling ring, which illegally flew people to Miami and New York and carried them to the United States by boat, FBI agent Timothy Ryan wrote in a court...
  • Haiti’s Latest Misery (*Bubba is supposed to bring coordination, efficiency and transparency)

    10/28/2010 10:23:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/26/10
    Haiti’s Latest MiseryPublished: October 26, 2010 The cholera outbreak in Haiti — the first in 50 years — has layered fresh anxiety atop long-standing misery. By Tuesday the disease had sickened more than 3,000 people and killed more than 250. While the authorities have expressed cautious hope that the outbreak might soon stabilize and remain largely confined to the rural Artibonite region, there is still fear that the disease could overwhelm the shattered capital, Port-au-Prince. **SNIP** More than 1.3 million Haitians were left homeless by the quake, and more than 1.3 million remain homeless today. Thousands of people live in...
  • United States Less Favourable For Unskilled Migrants

    10/10/2010 11:55:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Gleaner (Jamaica) ^ | 10/10/10 | Dennis Morrison
    Jamaicans who have for long eyed the United States (US) as a frontier for economic advancement would be concerned about immediate job prospects for those planning to migrate based on recent reports showing a weakening of the recovery. Specifically, the job report confirmed that the US economy con-tinues to shed jobs while employers are exercising unusual caution about hiring. With unemployment remaining stubbornly high at 9.6 per cent and the number of long-term unemployed at record levels, the US is now a less favourable outlet for people from our unskilled, semi-skilled, and professional ranks. Just how important the US has...
  • MAN FIGHTS CROCODILE - Survives Attack by Poking Reptile's Eye ('No Me Never Panic')

    09/16/2010 1:22:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Jameica Star ^ | 9/16/2010
    Leonardo Thompson now has a swollen face and stitches to his left eye and thumbs, but he is thankful to be alive after he was attacked by a crocodile in Hell-shire, St Catherine, on Sunday morning. Thompson told THE STAR that "honestly, I thought I was going to die", after the crocodile, measuring about seven feet attacked him suddenly from behind, took aim at his head and pulled him with force under the water. As he recounted the incident, Thompson said initially, he thought he was attacked by a shark, but later realised that it was a crocodile. He said...
  • Former US official sentenced to life in prison for espionage

    07/16/2010 2:52:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 1+ views
    monsters and critics ^ | 7/16/10 | Deutsche Presse-Agentur, by Staff
    Washington - A former US State Department official has been sentenced to life in prison for spying, while his wife was ordered to spend nearly seven years behind bars for helping to pass highly classified information to Cuba, the Justice Department said Friday. Walter Kendall Myers, 73, and wife Gwendolyn, 71, pleaded guilty in November to espionage charges and acting as agents for the Cuban government. Myers had also admitted to passing top secret information in a conversation with an undercover FBI agent, the Justice Department said.
  • Three-Time Armed Bank Robber Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison; Deportation Hearing...

    07/12/2010 1:24:38 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    Boston.FBI.gov ^ | July 9, 2010 | n/a
    July 9, 2010 NOTE The following text is a quote: Three-Time Armed Bank Robber Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison; Deportation Hearing to Follow Prison Term Dwayne, K. Lewis, 28, of Bridgeport, Connecticut, was sentenced Friday to 120 months in federal prison on armed bank robbery charges. Lewis pleaded guilty February 1, 2010 to armed bank robberies in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York in which nearly $269,000 was taken. Lewis, a Jamaican national, faces a deportation hearing after completing his prison sentence. United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha announced the sentence, which was imposed by U.S. District Court Chief...
  • Man charged in NY triple slaying

    06/25/2010 3:44:14 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 3 replies
    Times Union ^ | Friday, June 25, 2010 | BEN DOBBIN, Associated Press
    GREECE, N.Y. -- One of three suspects in a triple slaying at an apartment complex near Rochester was charged with first-degree murder Friday, a day after pleading not guilty to helping distribute at least 2,200 pounds of marijuana in western New York. The suspects, all three Jamaican natives, were tracked to a house in Arizona on March 18, nine days after three other Jamaican men were found shot to death in an apartment in the Rochester suburb of Greece.On Friday, Richard Anderson, 45, an illegal immigrant who had twice been deported to his home country, pleaded not guilty at an...
  • Jamaica seeks US$1 billion to fight gangs

    06/04/2010 7:16:43 PM PDT · by happinesswithoutpeace · 35 replies · 670+ views
    Jamaica Observer ^ | Thursday, June 03, 2010 | JamaicaObserver.com
    Jamaica seeks US$1 billion to fight gangs Recruit police, remove dons and rebuild communities JAMAICA is seeking US$1 billion in loans and grants to help remove dons and rebuild the poor communities they have long dominated, reports Bloomberg News. The money will also be used to raise the complement of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) from its current 8,500 personnel towards its target of 12,000. Government officials have been meeting with donor countries and international lending institutions such as the World Bank and the Inter American Development Bank (IDB). The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) administration believes that it has improved...
  • Toll from Jamaica violence climbs to 73

    05/28/2010 6:04:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies · 287+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 28, 2010 | Staff
    At least 73 people died this week as Jamaican security forces stormed a Kingston slum and battled armed supporters of an alleged drug lord wanted for extradition to the United States, police said on Thursday. Residents complained of abuse and rights groups questioned whether police and soldiers had used excessive and indiscriminate force.
  • "Jihad For Dummies": Shaykh Abdullah al-Faisal

    01/03/2010 3:32:09 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies · 744+ views
    JARRET BRACHMAN.net ^ | Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Jarret Brachman
    SNIPPET: "Over the past few weeks, in the aftermath of the Anwar al-Awlaki’s rise to mainstream media prominence, I’ve been asked by several journalists to identify and discuss the role of the influential ‘online celebrity shaykhs.’ At the top of my list of Western jihadist clerics has been a guy known as Shaykh Abdullah al-Faisal. Well, turns out, he’s not just at the top of my list. This Jamaican-born fire-breathing jihadist cleric whose spent time in UK prison for incitement to terrorism was just arrested in Mombasa, Kenya for preaching in Kenyan mosques."