Archive for June 28th, 2009

Reggae Boyz defeat Cayman

| 28/06/2009 | 1 Comment

(Jamaica Observer): The efficient manner in which Jamaica delivered five goals against a Cayman All-Star team in 70 minutes of aborted play during a friendly game on Thursday night at the T E McField Sports Complex has pleased head coach Theodore Whitmore. But despite the clear superiority of his team, Whitmore expressed concerns regarding the Reggae Boyz’s defensive approach during the game played in heavy rain, coupled with lightning and thunder on an artificial surface which was waterlogged in certain areas.

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Honduran president ousted in military coup

| 28/06/2009 | 9 Comments

(The Guardian): The army in Honduras has ousted and exiled its leftist president, Manuel Zelaya, in Central America’s first military coup since the cold war, after he upset the army by trying to seek another term in office. The US president, Barack Obama, and the EU expressed deep concern after troops came at dawn for Zelaya, an ally of the socialist Venezuelan president, Hugo Chávez, and took him away from his residence. Speaking on Venezuelan state television, Chávez, who has long championed the left in Latin America, said he would do everything necessary to abort the coup against his close ally.

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Police seize 200lbs ganja

| 28/06/2009 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Two people were arrested and 196 pounds of ganja were seized in a raid carried out by RCIPS detectives on Thursday, 25 June, at a George Town address. Officers have also confiscated a 32-foot Jamaican canoe fitted with 1 x 65 horse power engine, which will be forensically examined. The suspicious vessel was reported to police and found abandoned in the water in the Prospect area. One man, aged 28, was arrested on suspicion of possession of ganja with intent to supply and the second man, aged 25, was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the possession of ganja.

Both have been released on bail pending further enquiries. Two other men believed to be connected to the drugs are wanted on suspicion of importation of ganja and possession with intent to supply and are currently being sought by police.

This operation follows the earlier seizure of 24 pounds of ganja which was made on Monday, 22 June, bringing the total amount of ganja seized this week to 220lbs.

“We believe the ganja we have taken off the streets came into Cayman very recently on this canoe,” said Superintendent Kurt Walton. “If anyone recognizes the canoe or has any information about its recent movements we would very much appreciate them coming forward or contacting us anonymously.”

Walton also urged the community to look out for suspicious activity at sea and report anything unusual. “We know boats are used for trafficking drugs and firearms,” he said. “If you spot something unusual at sea or along the coast line you can contact your local police station, the Drugs Task Force or Crime Stoppers.”

In a separate incident on Thursday a man was arrested on suspicion of cultivating ganja following a search of his house in Newlands. The 23-year-old was arrested by DTF officers after they found 17 ganja trees.

Anyone with information about illegal drug use or supply is asked to contact the Drugs Task Force on 949-7710 on 800-8477(TIPS). All persons calling Crime Stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.


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