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Marley fans up in arms

KINGSTON — Reggae fans reacted with disgust yesterday to reports that a newly discovered, blood-sucking parasite had been named after the legendary Bob Marley.
A chorus of “Why? Why would they do that?” was heard around Half-Way-Tree, Kingston, as

Bahamian authorities arrest 75 Haitian migrants

NASSAU — As Bahamians celebrated Independence Day yesterday, scores of undocumented Haitian migrants arrived on a dilapidated sloop off the southern coast of New Providence, and one woman drowned attempting to make it to shore, authorities reported.

Cops hold robbery suspects

KINGSTON — There was high drama in Kingston yesterday as police chased alleged robbers travelling in a Daewoo motor car through the streets of the Jamaican capital, ending with the arrest of three men and the seizure of a 9mm gun and 10 rounds of am

Former reporter denied bail

PORT OF SPAIN — Bail was again denied to former Express crime reporter Akile Simon when he reappeared in the Tunapuna Magistrates’ Court yesterday charged with possession of arms and ammunition.
Magistrate Gail Gonzales said she was not willing to

Gibbs ready to work with Warner

PORT OF SPAIN — Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs yesterday said he was looking forward to working with National Security Minister Jack Warner to plan a way to improve the Police Service and assure the safety and security of all citizens.
A statemen

Police after prisoner's BlackBerry

KINGSTOWN — St. Vincent cops are on the hunt at Her Majesty’s Prisons for a BlackBerry smartphone, which they believe is being used by a prisoner to make posts and upload photographs on social networking site Facebook.
It is suspected that the acco

Jack: Peaceful nights in troubled spots

PORT OF SPAIN — National Security Minister Jack Warner yesterday disclosed that persons living in crime hot spots have been having peaceful nights within recent times.
Speaking after a meeting with the Police Service Commission at its Queen Street,

Report: Power of attorney revoked

ST JOHN’S — The fianc?e of disgraced financier R Allen Stanford has allegedly lost power of attorney to act of his behalf.
Andrea Stoelker yesterday did not wish to comment when contacted other than to say: “As you understand it is a difficult ti


KINGSTON — Four hostage takers were collared by the police last evening after they held three women captive in an apartment inside the Haining Mews housing development in Ne

Woman drowns as boat runs aground

NASSAU — One woman drowned this morning after the Haitian sloop she was on ran aground in southern New Providence.
Authorities believe she was in her late 20s.
Dozens more Haitian migrants are now in custody.
According to authorities, Royal Baham

Mobile app warns motorists of potholes

KINGSTON — Pothole Positioning System Jamaica, the grand prize winning innovation of the Digital Jam 2.0 Mobile App competition is aimed at reducing the number of road fatalities in Jamaica caused by potholes.
Recognising the problem of potholes in

ATM thieves caught on camera

PORT OF SPAIN — A cash reward is being offered to anyone who can assist in identifying and locating six men who can assist in the investigation into the recent spate of debit and credit card fraud to have occurred in commercial bank branches across

Baby goes missing from hospital

KINGSTON — Yet another baby – the second in two months – has mysteriously disappeared from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital, sparking renewed concerns within the administrative arm of the country’s largest maternity facility.
Hospital sources confirme

Cell sites hit hard

telecoms firms lose $300 m. to organised theft
KINGSTON — Telecoms firms LIME and Digicel have suffered hundreds of millions of dollars in losses over the past 18 months from thieves who have raided cellular sites across the island, the Jamaica O

Turtles crushed during river work

PORT OF SPAIN — Thousands of leatherback hatchlings were crushed to death at the weekend as the Ministry of Works used excavators to redirect the Grande Riviere River, at the north east coast.
The ministry had been called in when the river, running

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jones: bajans may have to pay more for acces to education services
Barbadians may have to pay more to benefit from education.
This was indicated this morning by Minister of Education Ronald Jones, as he led the resumption of debate on a resolut

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