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Caribbean Fever's Blog – February 2013 Archive (107)

Fumes on South Camp Road send dozens to hospital in Kingston

KINGSTON, Jamaica - There is chaos in the vicinity of the Central Sorting Office on South Camp Road in Kingston as dozens of people have collapsed after inhaling noxious fumes in the area.

The source of the fumes is currently unknown.


Several ambulances and police vehicles are now on…


Added by Caribbean Fever on February 28, 2013 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Trinidad prime minister under pressure to dismiss Jack Warner

Speaking at a public meeting on Tuesday night, Rowley called on
Prime Minister Persad Bissessar to dismiss Warner, warning of
plans to mobilise public support to get “rid of him.


Pressure mounted on Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar…


Added by Caribbean Fever on February 28, 2013 at 5:23pm — 5 Comments

Dave Chappelle & Chris Rock Do An Hour Stand-Up Comedy Routine Together. Talk About Possible Joint Tour. Would You Go See It?


Two of the funniest comedians in the world were on the stage together early Wednesday in New York City at the Comedy Cellar.


Dave Chappelle had just finished his 45-minute set when Chris Rock joined him onstage. What happened next…


Added by Caribbean Fever on February 28, 2013 at 6:42am — No Comments


Added by Caribbean Fever on February 27, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

'I just thought it was cool': Muslim-hating woman's shocking 'confession' to cops after she 'pushed immigrant to his death in front of New York subway train'


Erika Menendez, 31, who was found fit to stand trial in New York today, expressed no remorse when she told detectives her senseless motive which ended the life of 46-year-old Sunando Sen last December in Queens. 'I'm prejudice,' she said according to the New York Post. 'I pushed him in front of the train because I thought it was cool.'

  • Erika Menendez, 31, was found fit to stand trial in the murder…

Added by Caribbean Fever on February 27, 2013 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

The billionaire and the slave: Extraordinary bond between blinded teen from Sudan and U.S. tycoon who rescued him (and now they're hanging out courtside with Jay-Z)


A very unlikely friendship has grown between blind Sudanese former slave, Ker Deng (left) and Bruce Ratner (center) the developer of New York's $1 billion Barclays Center - home of the Brooklyn Nets. Firm friends, the pair even had a boys' night out at the Barclays Center to watch the home team's thrilling 113-111 overtime win over the Milwaukee Bucks and at half-time went to Net's part-owner Jay-Z in his luxury suite at the arena.…


Added by Caribbean Fever on February 27, 2013 at 6:01pm — 38 Comments

VIDEO+PICS} Mystery of the massacred manta rays: Just why DID dozens of these bloodied sea creatures wash up on the beach in Gaza?

Gaza beach

Dozens of Manta Ray fish were mysteriously washed up on the beach in Gaza City today and carted off to market by Palestinian fishermen. It was the first time the fish had been seen on the beach for six years, according to a local video report purporting to show fisherman examining the Rays. Reaching up to an extraordinary 23ft in length, they are one of the largest living fish and have developed skeletons of cartilage rather than bone.…


Added by Caribbean Fever on February 27, 2013 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Woman visiting from the US shot dead in Portmore Jamaica

Twenty-nine-year-old Ava Grant, a Jamaican residing in Fort Lauderdale in the United States, was shot and killed by unknown assailants Sunday morning in Portmore, St Catherine.

The Bridgeport police report that about 10:10 am, armed men entered a home in the area and opened gunfire hitting Grant and another female. Both were taken to hospital…


Added by Caribbean Fever on February 27, 2013 at 3:49pm — 25 Comments

Antigua to implement death penalty following murder of young mother

Police said that 38-year-old Powell, a mother of five, was gunned downed at her work place in the capital.


The Antigua and Barbuda government is offering an EC$100,000 (One EC dollar = US$0.37 cents) reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the brazen daylight murder of a mother on Tuesday…


Added by Caribbean Fever on February 27, 2013 at 3:24pm — 2 Comments

Tempers ignite - MPs clash over flag-burning advertisement {Ministry was very slow in German ad issue, says MP}

German Company Apologize To Jamaica For Offensive Commercial

german ad burn jamaica flag

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade's handling of the stomping of a burning Jamaica flag in a German

appliance company's advertisement sparked a heated exchange between members of parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) yesterday.…


Added by Caribbean Fever on February 27, 2013 at 2:30pm — 9 Comments

Jermaine Dupri Brings Out Mariah Carey & Jay-Z @ So So Def 20th Anniversary Concert [Video]


Jermaine Dupri made his So So Def 20th Anniversary concert at The Fox Theater in Atlanta on Saturday night (Feb. 24) a memorable one.


JD brought out So So Def family members Da Brat, Bow Wow, Kris Kross, Jagged Edge and more. In addition to those acts, Mariah Carey, Monica, Jay-Z, Usher, Ludacris and Young Jeezy also…


Added by Caribbean Fever on February 27, 2013 at 12:54pm — 3 Comments

A year after Trayvon Martin death, families reflect with *Candlelight Vigil* at Union Square tonight

The Trayvon Martin case that has captivated the nation's attention has left an indelible mark on the lives of everyone involved in it.

Robert Zimmerman wears bullet-proof vests when he goes outside his house. He doesn't greet neighbors or look grocery store cashiers in the eye. Once, angry customers at Starbucks confronted him over one of the…


Added by Caribbean Fever on February 26, 2013 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

T&T journalist Darryl Heeralal fired following ‘racist’ remarks on Facebook + {APOLOGY STATEMENT} Do you think it's sincere?

Darryl Heeralal

Darryl Heeralal

Journalist Darryl Heeralal was dismissed Monday after he posted racist remarks on his Facebook page regarding protest action by residents of a poor neighbourhood following a fatal traffic crash that left four people dead Sunday

Police have identified those killed as 27-year-old Hady Paul, her children eight-year-old Akasha and seven-year-old Shakira. One unidentified person later died…


Added by Caribbean Fever on February 26, 2013 at 10:53am — 19 Comments

Take Advantage of Two Education Tax Credits

You can claim the American Opportunity credit for qualified education expenses you pay for a dependent child as well as for expenses you pay for yourself or your spouse. If you have several students in your family, you can claim multiple credits based on the expenses of each student. For example, if you have three kids in college, you can claim up to $7,500 ($2,500 x 3) in American Opportunity…


Added by Caribbean Fever on February 26, 2013 at 12:47am — 2 Comments

Murder spree in Trinidad and Tobago, 7 killed

As Caricom leaders meet in Haiti this week with rising crime and economic problems on their minds, a murder spree and a bloody weekend in Trinidad and Tobago are underscoring the peril the region faces and emphasizing why the issue is considered so important.

During a three-day weekend that ended on Sunday, at least seven people were killed, many of them murdered by unknown…


Added by Caribbean Fever on February 26, 2013 at 12:31am — 5 Comments

VIDEO: Firefighters take down maniac hacking at wife with cleaver in Chinatown

CHILLING: Video shows how firefighter José Ortiz helped restrain a man who allegedly savaged his wife yesterday with a meat cleaver.

Two heroic city firefighters pounced on a cleaver-wielding maniac yesterday as he hacked his terrified wife, authorities said.

The bloody attack, outside Fong’s Trading at 74 Canal St. in Chinatown, was captured on chilling security video.

Firefighters José Ortiz and James Trainor, who work across the street at Engine Co. 9, Ladder Co.…


Added by Caribbean Fever on February 25, 2013 at 7:00pm — 9 Comments

Horse meat found in Ikea meat balls, meal withdrawn from menu

Ikea meatballs

Swedish meatballs with lingenberry jam sold by Ikea.

Sweden's Ikea stopped nearly all sales of meatballs at its furniture store cafeterias across Europe after tests in the Czech Republic on Monday showed some contained horsemeat.

The world's No. 1 furniture retailer, known also for the signature restaurants at its huge out-of-town stores, said it was…


Added by Caribbean Fever on February 25, 2013 at 5:37pm — 21 Comments

VIDEO+PICS} Who DIDN'T he offend? Oscars host makes jokes about Adele's weight, nude actresses, a 'racist' Denzel Washington skit and the 'Chris and Rihanna date movie'... Django Unchained


As the creator of rude movie Ted, the Academy would surely have known what they were letting themselves in for. But the writer and creator of non-PG animated TV show Family Guy, Seth MacFarlane, 39, was always going to be a risky choice. With a song about seeing Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron and Naomi Watts' 'boobs', and a thinly veiled reference to Adele's weight, by the end of the night it was more a case of who didn't he offend as MacFarlane took shots at the…


Added by Caribbean Fever on February 25, 2013 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Retired Jamaica police superintendent murdered

Denzil Boyd, who was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead,
is the second retired policeman to be gunned down in six months.

Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington has described as “shameless, heartless and senseless” the murder of retired deputy superintendent of police, Denzil Boyd, 63, who…


Added by Caribbean Fever on February 25, 2013 at 12:47pm — 10 Comments

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