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Archives for August 2011

Anglin found not guilty of murder

Devon Anglin has been acquitted of killing 4 year old Jeremiah Barnes. Visiting Jamaican Justice Howard Cooke found 25-year-old Anglin not guilty of murder after a three week trial. He was also cleared of attempted murder, assault, possession of an unlicensed firearm and threatening violence. Despite not taking the stand, his defence argued that he […]

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Washington man lights beehive on fire after sting

LYNDEN, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state fire chief says a man dumped gasoline on a beehive in a tree in retaliation for a bee sting, then ignited the hive, causing an explosion heard throughout his suburban neighbourhood just a few miles south of the Canadian border. Lynden chief Gary Baar tells the Bellingham Herald […]

The Editor Speaks : “No” to everything?

There comes a time when saying “No” to everything is a formula for disaster. If one says “No, because we have a better plan” then I am ready to listen. We are in a recession. The country is broke. If saying “No” means I will have no money to feed my family and myself who […]

Kids take a bite out of the big apple

A group of primary school students found out why New York City was so good they named it twice. The Department of Tourism (DOT) sent seven primary school students off to the Big Apple to attend the Fresh Air Fund camp in New York City. For the few days when they were not at camp, […]

Obama faces tight restraints in crafting jobs plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hamstrung by budget cuts and a tight debt ceiling, President Barack Obama is preparing a September jobs package with limited tools at his disposal to prime the economy and crank up employment. At a minimum, the president’s plan will call on Congress to extend current payroll tax cuts and jobless benefits, spend […]

MCKEEVA IS CROSS: Being Christian and politician is tough – Bush

Premier McKeeva Bush yesterday said he was a “man of God” – and declared he finds it difficult being both a politician and a Christian. In an exclusive interview with iNews, Bush admitted he is not the best Christian and that he “fails and falls down” sometimes. And he says his controversial decision to help […]

Recreation area set for Old Man Bay

This is his first commercial job, but North Side’s US-trained architect Marco Whittaker is pleased to aid his community by designing the 60,720 sq foot, as-yet-unnamed “North Side Enhancement”. Mr Whittaker, 28, long ago of Chalmers Gibbs and with an associate degree in architecture from Rhode Island College, said the proposed North Side waterfront park […]

Snorkeler dies off Barkers

An American tourist has died after he got into difficulty snorkeling off Barkers. The 42-year-old man was in the water with his partner when the sea became choppy. As they made their way back to shore the man got into difficulties and needed CPR when he reached the beach. His partner administered mouth-to-mouth and paramedics […]

Youngster from Grenada upsets Merritt at worlds

DAEGU, South Korea (AP) — A memorable meeting — marked by a late surge and a stumble — could be the start of a robust rivalry between Grenada’s Kirani James and American LaShawn Merritt. James leaned across the line Tuesday to win the gold medal in the 400 metres at the world championships, upstaging the […]