www.muzikspace.com - A state of emergency has been declared in parts of the Jamaican capital Kingston, after local gang members attacked several police stations. The men are supporters of an alleged drug lord, who could face extradition to the U.S. where he is wanted on narcotics and arms trafficking charges. Gangs began barricading roads and preparing for a stand-off last week, after Jamaica reversed its refusal to hand Christopher Coke over to the U.S. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - The reigning world and Olympic champion over 100 and 200 metres was never tested, finishing out in relaxed style ahead of Americans Angelo Taylor, who finished in 20.34 seconds, and Ryan Bailey (20.43 seconds).
www.muzikspace.com - Moody's ratings agency on Tuesday, acknowledging the smooth execution of the multibillion-dollar debt exchange programme, pronounced that it was upgrading the credit score on Jamaica's sovereign bonds to B3 - the third to do so in the past two weeks - saying its decision was based, in part, on a promise of inflows of cash from multilateral institutions. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - The government of Jamaica has approved the sale of Air Jamaica to Caribbean Airlines of Trinidad and Tobago with an effective date of April 12, 2010. Both companies will work together to provide a seamless transition into a Caribbean Airlines operation. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - THE Jamaican government is coming under growing pressure from the United States government, the country's official opposition and others for its refusal to act on an extradition request from the US for a Jamaican accused of drug and gun trafficking. more...()
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www.boston.com/bigpictur... - Tomorrow will mark three weeks since the massive January 12th earthquake in Haiti, and tent cities remain full, even as some businesses and factories are beginning to reopen in Port-au-Prince. Now that massive amounts of aid have arrived, distribution problems have cropped up and are being addressed. The World Food Program has begun a new system of delivering rice to 10,000 Haitians per day at each of 16 women-only distribution points around the city - restricted to women, since young men often muscle their way to the front of distribution lines, and the women are viewed as more likely to fairly divide up the food. Aid chiefs and donor nations are warning that Haiti will need at least a decade of painstaking reconstruction. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - The confirmed death toll from Haiti's devastating earthquake has risen above 150,000 in the Port-au-Prince area alone, a government minister has said. Communications minister Marie-Laurence Jocelyn Lassegue told AP the count was based on bodies collected in and around the capital by state firm CNE. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - A major earthquake struck just off the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami watch for parts of the Caribbean, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Raymond Joseph, Haiti's ambassador to the United States, told CNN he had little information about the extent of damage from the quake, which had a reported magnitude of 7.0. But he said the suffering inflicted on the impoverished Caribbean nation was likely to be "catastrophic." more...()
www.muzikspace.com - Flight No. 0040 was scheduled to depart BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport at 7 a.m. Airport spokesman Jonathan Dean says it pushed back from the gate at 8:35 a.m. After deicing, the pilot tried to taxi to the runway, but the plane ended up at the very edge of the pavement, leaving no room to maneuver. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - The European Union has agreed a deal to cut tariffs on banana imports, signalling the end of the world's longest-running trade dispute.
Banana producers in Latin America will be subject to lower EU import tariffs as a result of the deal.
www.muzikspace.com - "There were weaknesses in management controls over output, and some on-air persons lack a basic understanding of the critical role that media plays in development. In light of extensive research which reveals that songs with violent lyrics increase aggression, related thoughts and emotions, and feelings of hostility without provocation, regulatory intervention is necessary and since then, great strides have been made in building consensus around Content Standards", the Minister said. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - Jamaican Senator Dennis Meadows has revived interest in the debate on the decriminalization of marijuana (ganja) in Parliament. "What I am advocating is that ganja, at the level of spliffs for private use, (should) be treated similarly to a traffic ticket," Meadows argued in his contribution to the 2009/10 State of the Nation Debate in the Senate on Friday more...()
www.muzikspace.com - The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) said Thursday that the economy of the region will contract 1.8 percent in 2009, due to the global economic crisis. According to ECLAC Executive Secretary Alicia Barcena, "the worst of the crisis has been left behind. The engines of the growth are being turned on again, but we do not know how long the fuel will last." more...()
www.muzikspace.com - Buju Banton, the Jamaican reggae star whose anti-gay lyrics have drawn international criticism, is in a federal lockup in Miami, facing drug conspiracy charges. Drug Enforcement Administration agents say Banton, real name Mark Anthony Myrie, has been in custody since Thursday and will soon be transferred to Tampa, where the U.S. Attorney is charging him with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilos of cocaine. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - We want to officially welcome the newest member to the Hard Rock family: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana! Hard Rock's first all-inclusive resort, right in the heart of one of the most beautiful places on Earth, the beaches of the Dominican Republic's east coast. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - JetBlue plans to announce today that it will increase flights from Boston to the Caribbean by 25 percent. The news, which comes a month after the low-cost carrier revealed plans to increase its total number of flights out of Logan International Airport by 30 percent, positions it to become the biggest airline flying out of Boston. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - EIGHTEEN cruise passengers were robbed at gunpoint on Bahamas tours last month. A retired British couple was seriously wounded in a machete attack at their second home in Tobago in August. A pregnant American tourist was abducted and killed during a morning jog in Fajardo, P.R., in February. more...()
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www.muzikspace.com - The eastern Caribbean nation of St Vincent and the Grenadines have voted to keep the Queen of England as their head of state. Preliminary results released by the elections commission show nearly 56 per cent of voters rejected a referendum that would have replaced the British monarch with a president chosen by Parliament. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - Bass Odyssey selector Kevin 'Squingy' Bennett reportedly passed away last night. Doctors pulled the life support plug on the selector who had been breathing with the help of a life support machine after his lungs had collapsed.Keith Walford, owner of Bass Odyssey, confirmed this morning to a reporter that Squingy had died.
www.muzikspace.com - Many people dream of someday taking a Caribbean cruise, but for baby boomer Bill Shafer and his wife, Sue, the dream of cruising has been a reality for the last two years. Instead of sailing aboard a cruise ship, the Fountain City residents have experienced the Caribbean while living aboard their 38-foot sailing yacht, appropriately named Unchained. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - The Colombian city of Cartagena is trying to plan ahead as scientists say cities nearer the equator, where temperatures are already higher, are at greater risk if global warming isn't checked. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - Assets worth nearly $70 million of a former Caribbean banker accused of ripping off more than 375 investors, hit the auction block Wednesday.
The cars, art, jewels and wine fine of the missing 58-year-old William Wise of the Caribbean-based Millennium Bank have been ordered auctioned in a move to recoup some money to repay investors.
The Rockingham-based Iron Horse Auction Co. of North Carolina is conducting the auction under a federal court order. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - The privately-owned, social-networking Web site, Facebook, is being considered for use to post photographs and other information about wanted criminals. Acting Police Commissioner James Philbert said so during Tuesday’s launch at the Marriott, Invaders Bay, of Crime Stoppers Caribbean Most Wanted. Philbert said improvements to the official Police Service Web site and other online media also were being considered to disseminate information about criminals and receive assistance from the public in the fight against crime. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - NEW legislation will not make Jamaica's children safer if Government does not uphold its own laws and if citizens fail to hold leaders who do not fulfil their obligations accountable. This is the view of Dr Wess Stafford, president of international child advocacy organization Compassion International. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - Claiming Jamaica appears close to defaulting on its debts, ratings agency Moody's Investors has downgraded the country's local and foreign currency bonds from B2 to Caa1 with a negative outlook. Yesterday, Moody's said delays in reaching an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) factored in the downgrade. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - Michael Jackson`s Caribbean-born doctor has reached a deal that has allowed him to keep out of jail. Dr. Conrad Murray on Monday reached a deal in his child support case brought against him by the mother of his son, Nenita Malibiran of Santa Clara County, California. Murray avoided time in a Nevada jail by coughing up a few hundred dollars in child support yesterday. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - Heirs of the Jamaican reggae legend are plunging into the global trademark wars, seeking to enforce their exclusive rights to an image that has grown steadily in scope and appeal since the Jamaican superstar died of brain cancer in 1981 at age 36. more...()