Yearly Archives

2014

Bad weather hobbles Indonesia jet recovery; 7 bodies found

Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia (AP) -- Bad weather hindered efforts to recover victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 on Wednesday, and sent wreckage drifting far from the crash site, as grieving relatives prayed for strength to endure their losses.…

Suriname police rescue fishermen in the Atlantic

Paramaribo, Suriname (CMC) -- The Police Naval Unit says it has rescued four fishermen who spent almost 12 hours floating in the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday.The police said they had been informed that the fishing boat, Natasha, had…

Police Convalescent Centre gets new ambulance, equipment

Kingston, Jamaica -- The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Operations Branch on Tuesday, December 30 handed over an ambulance and other equipment to the Jamaica Police Convalescent Centre (JPCC), located in Black River, St Elizabeth.The…

3.6 Earthquake rattles St Lucia

Castries, St Lucia (CMC) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.6 rattled St Lucia and was also felt in the neighbouring islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines early Wednesday morning, the Trinidad-based Seismic unit of the University of…

AirAsia plane with 159 aboard overshoots Philippine runway

Kalibo, Philippines (AP) -- An AirAsia Zest plane carrying 159 people overshot the runway and got stuck in a muddy field Tuesday at an international airport in the central Philippines after landing from Manila in windy weather, officials…

TTPBA condemns govt’s payment of per diem to journalists

Port of Spain, Trinidad (CMC) -- The Trinidad and Tobago Publishers and Broadcasters Association (TTPBA) has condemned the decision by the coalition People’s Partnership government to pay TT$15,000 (One TT dollar = US$0.37 cents) in per…

Former Cricket President disagrees with grading of players

Sports Page -- Outspoken former Nevis Cricket Association president, Keith Scarborough, on Tuesday strongly condemned the notion of grading players on the island.During his tenure as cricket chief on the island, Scarborough was almost…

Rain saves Windies blushes

Port Elizabeth, South Africa CMC -- Adverse weather which plagued the second Test between South Africa and West Indies returned to force the abandonment of the final day at St George’s Park here Tuesday, as the contest finished in a tame…

Pattinson three wipes out Thunder

Sports Page -- James Pattinson, returning from a chronic back injury, broke Sydney Thunder's batting by the time the Power play was done and scripted Melbourne Renegades' first victory of the Big Bash League season.Jacques Kallis' stumps…

Over 7,000 passengers on four cruise ships visited Tuesday

Basseterre, St. Kitts (CUOPM) -- Over 7,000 cruise ship passengers graced the Port of Basseterre on Tuesday from four cruise ships.According to information from the Marine Division of the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority…

Man charged for Attempted Murder

(ZIZ News) -- The police have charged a young man with attempted murder in connection with a shooting incident last week.Kareem Jeffers of Ponds Pasture was formally arrested and charged on Tuesday in connection with the Dec. 21st…